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    [Complications with surgical treatment of basal cell carcinomas in individuals over 75 years of age: A retrospective study of prognostic factors in 158 cases].
    Ann Chir Plast Esthet 2018 Jun 7. Epub 2018 Jun 7.
    Service de chirurgie plastique réparatrice et esthétique, CHU Saint-Louis, 1, avenue Claude-Vellefaux, 75010 Paris, France. Electronic address:
    Introduction: Basal cell carcinoma (BCC) is a pathology that evolves locally and it is common in elderly subjects whose frailty could restrict the indications for the reference treatment, which is based on surgery. The aim of this study was to investigate the morbidity and the mortality associated with surgical treatment of BCC in patients over 75 years of age, so as to identify possible prognostic factors for postoperative complications.

    Materials And Methods: This was a retrospective study carried out with patients over 75 years of age who were treated surgically for one or several BCC between 2010 and 2015 in the reconstructive and cosmetic plastic surgery unit of the Saint-Louis Hospital in Paris (France). Read More

    A preoperative cotininury test for abdominoplasty reduces peri-operative complications.
    Ann Chir Plast Esthet 2018 May 16. Epub 2018 May 16.
    Department of plastic and hand surgery, universitary hospital of Rouen, 76000 Rouen, France.
    Background: Smoking induces complications in plastic surgery, in particular wound healing delays. Despite a 4-weeks' abstinence asking before and after surgery, some patients denied or hid their consumption. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of a cotininury detection test in terms of improvement in outcomes after an abdominoplasty. Read More

    [The fascio-cutaneous fibular island flap].
    Ann Chir Plast Esthet 2018 May 4. Epub 2018 May 4.
    Service de chirurgie orthopédique, traumatologique et réparatrice, université Paris-VI, hôpital Saint-Antoine, AP-HP, 184, rue du Faubourg-Saint-Antoine, 75571 Paris cedex 12, France.
    The perforators of the fibular artery provide a well vascularised supra fascial network which allows to raise a proximally or a distally based island fascio cutaneous flap with an adipo-fascial pedicle. We present a short series of five cases of this flap for coverage of soft tissue defects involving the region of the knee, the distal third of the leg and the lateral aspect of the heel. All flaps healed entirely without venous congestion. Read More

    [Contribution of the scrotal flap for the coverage of ischial and perineal pressure ulcers].
    Ann Chir Plast Esthet 2018 Apr 11. Epub 2018 Apr 11.
    Service de chirurgie plastique, reconstructrice et esthétique, centre hospitalier Saint-Joseph Saint-Luc, 20, quai Claude-Bernard, 69007 Lyon, France.
    Introduction: The ischiatric pressure sore is a common pathology in rehabilitated spinal cord injured people, despite careful prevention. Medical treatment by discharge and directed healing is not always sufficient and surgery using local musculocutaneous flaps is often essential. Unfortunately, recidivism is frequent and the availability of local flaps is limited. Read More

    [Deep alkali burns: Evaluation of a two-step surgical strategy].
    Ann Chir Plast Esthet 2018 Jun 10;63(3):191-196. Epub 2018 Apr 10.
    Service de chirurgie plastique, reconstructrice et esthétique, centre de traitement des brûlures, hôpital R. Salengro, CHU de Lille, 59000 Lille, France.
    Introduction: Chemical burns are rare but often lead to deep cutaneous lesions. Alkali agents have a deep and long lasting penetrating power, causing burns that evolve over several days. The local treatment for these patients is excision of the wound and split thickness skin graft. Read More

    [Should surgeons keep performing drainage after breast reduction?]
    Ann Chir Plast Esthet 2018 Apr 9. Epub 2018 Apr 9.
    Service de chirurgie plastique, reconstructrice et esthétique, centre hospitalier de Belfort, 14, rue de Mulhouse, 90000 Belfort, France.
    Objective: Despite the absence of "evidence-based medicine", the use of closed suction drainage in breast surgery is currently the standard practice. Its goal is to minimize the amount of fluid at the operation site, the dead space that can involve postoperative complications. The purpose of this study is to demonstrate that with or without drainage the complication rate is unchanged. Read More

    Triple flap technique for vulvar reconstruction.
    Ann Chir Plast Esthet 2018 Apr 9. Epub 2018 Apr 9.
    Department of plastic reconstructive and aesthetic surgery, university hospital of Picardie, 80054 Picardie cedex 1, France. Electronic address:
    Objective: Perineal defects are encountered ever more frequently, in the treatment of vulvar cancers or abdominoperineal resection. The surgical treatment of vulvar cancer leads to significant skin defect. The aim of the reconstruction is not to provide volume but rather to resurface perineum. Read More

    Partial medial second toe pulp free flap and dermal substitute with skin graft for salvage reconstruction of a complete skin envelope degloving of the small finger.
    Ann Chir Plast Esthet 2018 Apr 4. Epub 2018 Apr 4.
    Service de chirurgie plastique et reconstructrice de l'appareil locomoteur, centre chirurgical Emile-Gallé, CHRU de Nancy, 49, rue Hermite, 54052 Nancy, France.
    Skin envelope degloving of fingers are rare injuries that require rapid care and surgical treatment. Mostly caused by ring finger injuries, these traumas include bone, tendon and neurovascular pedicle damage. The authors present an unusual case of finger degloving limited exclusively to the skin envelope, without skeletal, tendinous or vascular lesion. Read More

    [Recurrent nevus: Case-report about a pagetoid form occurring from a congenital nevus in infancy].
    Ann Chir Plast Esthet 2018 Apr 3. Epub 2018 Apr 3.
    Service de chirurgie orale, chirurgie maxillo-faciale, chirurgies plastique, esthétique et reconstructive et de la main, boulevard de Lattre-de-Tassigny, CHU de Dijon, 21079 Dijon, France; Université de Bourgogne-Franche-Comté, Inserm 1231, Lipids Nutrition Cancer Team Nutox, boulevard Jeanne-d'Arc, 21000 Dijon, France. Electronic address:
    Introduction: Recurrent nevus (RN) is a cutaneous benign tumour with similarities with malignant lesions. Typically, it occurs after a partial resection of commun-acquired nevus. Its incidence varies from 0. Read More

    [Paracommissural cleft of the lower lip: Therapeutic strategy].
    Ann Chir Plast Esthet 2018 Mar 19. Epub 2018 Mar 19.
    Inserm U1032, 151, Cours Albert-Thomas, 69424 Lyon cedex 03, France.
    We report the first case described in the literature of lateral, paracommissural cleft of the lower lip in a 2-year-old child. This anomaly caused labial incompetence requiring surgical correction. Different surgical techniques have been described for the treatment of the cleft of the upper lip. Read More

    Skin-reducing oncoplasty: A new concept and classification in breast cancer surgery.
    Ann Chir Plast Esthet 2018 Mar 19. Epub 2018 Mar 19.
    Department of plastic, reconstructive aesthetic and maxillofacial surgery, Henri-Mondor hospital, université Paris Est Créteil (UPEC), 51, avenue du Maréchal-de-Lattre-de-Tassigny, 94010 Créteil, France.
    Background And Objectives: Breast-conserving surgery and skin-sparing mastectomy are nowadays widely accepted as the standard of care in selected patients with early breast cancer. After an accurate review of the literature, it appeared that no ordered list of the numerous techniques described for conservative breast surgery has been established so far. The aim of this study was to develop a simple classification of the different skin incision patterns that may be used in breast surgery. Read More

    [Greater omentum flap: Treatment of chronic wounds and seroma: About a case].
    Ann Chir Plast Esthet 2018 Jun 24;63(3):270-275. Epub 2018 Feb 24.
    Service de chirurgie plastique, reconstructrice et esthétique, centre de traitement des brûlés, hôpital Saint-Louis, université Paris Diderot, Sorbonne Paris Cité, AP-HP, 75475 Paris, France.
    Introduction: Cicatricial complications after abdominal or pelvic surgery are more frequent in obese patients. In this case, infection, seroma and delays in scarring can be extremely difficult to treat. The objective of this technical note is to present an original case of an obese patient operated nine years ago of a hysterectomy by laparotomy and chronically presenting a non-resolving septic seroma despite multiple surgical procedures whose healing could be obtained by a flap of greater omentum. Read More

    [The biplane microlift. Principles, technic, results].
    Ann Chir Plast Esthet 2018 Jun 21;63(3):262-269. Epub 2018 Feb 21.
    176, boulevard Saint-Germain, Paris 75006, France. Electronic address:
    There has been a growing number of patients asking for a lighter face lift than the classical biplane procedure with wide undermining; This explains the popularity of medical threads lifts. A surgical approach is nevertheless possible by performing a new technique, derived from minilfts, but with a dissection elevating skin and SMAS layers together, preserving as much retaining ligaments as possible, and allowing a predesigned skin excision. Thirty-two patients have been operated this way since 2014; 3 asked and sustained for a redo because of skin relapse at one year postoperatively. Read More

    [Occipital sinus pericranii: About an unusual situation and review of the literature].
    Ann Chir Plast Esthet 2018 Feb 15. Epub 2018 Feb 15.
    Service de chirurgie plastique, stomatologie et chirurgie maxillo-faciale, hôpital militaire Moulay-Ismaïl, rue Nehrou, Meknès, Maroc. Electronic address:
    The sinus pericranii refers to a set of clinical presentations that share a pathological communication between the scalp veins and the underlying cranial venous sinus. The nature of this connection ranges from the simple dilatation of the emissary veins, to wide connections through a calvarial bone loss leaving almost the cranial venous sinus in direct contact with the subcutaneous tissue. The authors present the case of an occipital pericranii sinus of intraoperative discovery. Read More

    Evaluation of the mobility of the shoulder and quality of life after perforator flaps for recalcitrant axillary hidradenitis.
    Ann Chir Plast Esthet 2018 Feb 13. Epub 2018 Feb 13.
    Department of plastic, aesthetic and reconstructive surgery, hospital Tenon, 4, rue de la Chine, 75020 Paris, France.
    Background: Hidradenitis suppurativa is a very debilitating disease, treated by antibiotics and excision. The reconstruction is usually done by secondary wound healing and/or split-thichness skin graft. The aim of this study was to evaluate the reconstruction of the axilla with local perforator flaps as a single stage surgical treatment. Read More

    [Development of the facial feminization surgery patient's satisfaction questionnaire (QESFF1): Qualitative phase].
    Ann Chir Plast Esthet 2018 Jun;63(3):205-214
    Service de chirurgie maxillo-faciale, stomatologie et chirurgie orale, centre François-Xavier-Michelet, hôpital Pellegrin, place Amélie-Raba-Léon, 33076 Bordeaux, France. Electronic address:
    Objective: Facial feminization surgery is becoming a more frequently requested procedure in transsexual male to female patients transformation. A global way of reporting outcomes data and showing the beneficial impact of this specific procedure is necessary. The objective of this study is to develop a reliable and valid tool to report patients' outcomes after facial feminization surgery. Read More

    Reconstruction of an anterior chest wall radionecrosis defect by a contralateral latissimus dorsi flap: A case report.
    Ann Chir Plast Esthet 2018 Apr;63(2):182-186
    Hôpital Saint-Louis, 1, avenue Claude-Vellefaux, 75010 Paris, France.
    Introduction: Soft tissue and bone radionecrosis are rare but serious complications may occur late after radiotherapy.

    Case Report: We report the case of an 86-year-old woman with a history an infiltrating ductal carcinoma of the left breast, treated by total mastectomy, left axillary dissection and adjuvant radiotherapy. Eighteen years later, the first radionecrosis lesions appeared and grew progressively in a 6-month period. Read More

    The ongoing emergence of robotics in plastic and reconstructive surgery.
    Ann Chir Plast Esthet 2018 Apr 3;63(2):105-112. Epub 2018 Feb 3.
    Department of plastic surgery, Gustave-Roussy, 94800 Villejuif, France.
    Robot-assisted surgery is more and more widely used in urology, general surgery and gynecological surgery. The interest of robotics in plastic and reconstructive surgery, a discipline that operates primarily on surfaces, has yet to be conclusively proved. However, the initial applications of robotic surgery in plastic and reconstructive surgery have been emerging in a number of fields including transoral reconstruction of posterior oropharyngeal defects, nipple-sparing mastectomy with immediate breast reconstruction, microsurgery, muscle harvesting for pelvic reconstruction and coverage of the scalp or the extremities. Read More

    [Facial injections of hyaluronic acid-based fillers for malformations. Preliminary study regarding scar tissue improvement and cosmetic betterment].
    Ann Chir Plast Esthet 2018 Jun 3;63(3):197-204. Epub 2018 Feb 3.
    Service de chirurgie maxillo-faciale et chirurgie plastique, hôpital universitaire Necker-enfants-malades, centre de référence fentes et malformations faciales, 149, rue de Sèvres, 75015 Paris, France; Faculté de médecine Paris-Descartes, université Paris 5, 75006 Paris, France.
    Background: Cross-linked hyaluronic acid-based fillers have gained rapid acceptance for treating facial wrinkles, deep tissue folds and sunken areas due to aging. This study evaluates, in addition to space-filling properties, their effects on softness and elasticity as a secondary effect, following injection of 3 commercially available cross-linked hyaluronic acid-based fillers (15mg/mL, 17,5mg/mL and 20mg/mL) in patients presenting with congenital or acquired facial malformations.

    Patients Et Methods: We started injecting gels of cross-linked hyaluronic acid-based fillers in those cases in 2013; we performed 46 sessions of injections in 32 patients, aged from 13-32. Read More

    Hyo-neck lift evolution: Neck lift with fixation of the platysma to the deep cervical fascia.
    Ann Chir Plast Esthet 2018 Apr 29;63(2):164-174. Epub 2017 Dec 29.
    59, rue Spontini, 75116 Paris, France. Electronic address:
    The aim of any neck lift obviously includes the restoration of an acute cervicomandibular angle. The hyo neck lift, first published in April 2016, did proposed a new technique of neck lift with a sub-cutaneous neck dissection and suture of the platysma to the hyoid through this sub-cutaneous approach. To enhance results and efficiency, a major change of the hyo neck lift technique is herein proposed with a vertical anterior sub-platysmal and sub-platysmal fat opening and dissection. Read More

    Complex upper arm reconstruction using an antero-lateral thigh free flap after an extravasation of Yttrium-90-ibritumomab Tiuxetan: A case report and literature review.
    Ann Chir Plast Esthet 2018 Apr 28;63(2):175-181. Epub 2017 Dec 28.
    Plastic Surgery Unit, Percy Military Hospital, 92140 Clamart, France.
    Yttrium-90-Ibritumomab Tiuxetan (Zevalin) is used in the treatment of non- Hodgkin's lymphoma. Extravasation is an iatrogenic complication that is fortunately rare. However, the treatment of this complication is often complex due to the risk of extensive skin necrosis and unpredictable evolution of localized irradiation. Read More

    Our 35 years' experience on postburn heterotopic ossification: A three-step treatment.
    Ann Chir Plast Esthet 2017 Dec 27. Epub 2017 Dec 27.
    Department of plastic surgery, Burn center (centre de traitement des brûlés), hôpital Saint-Louis, 1, avenue Claude-Vellefaux, 75010 Paris, France.
    Our retrospective study of burn patients presents a three-step treatment of heterotopic ossification: excision surgery, early rehabilitation, and analgesia. We included patients admitted to the department for treatment of postburn heterotopic ossification between January 1, 1979, and September 30, 2015. The mean age at the time of the burn was 43. Read More

    A porcine model for robotic training harvest of the rectus abdominis muscle.
    Ann Chir Plast Esthet 2018 Apr 26;63(2):113-116. Epub 2017 Dec 26.
    Department of Hand Surgery, SOS main, CCOM, University Hospital of Strasbourg, FMTS, University of Strasbourg, Icube CNRS 7357, 10, avenue Baumann, 67400 Illkirch, France. Electronic address:
    Conventional open surgical approaches for the harvesting of the rectus abdominis muscle carry a high risk of morbidity. It is possible to reduce these risks by using laparoscopy or robot-assisted techniques. This work hypothesizes that a porcine model could be used for learning the robot-assisted collection of the rectus abdominis. Read More

    [Self-inflicted burns in our burns center between 2011 and 2016].
    Ann Chir Plast Esthet 2018 Feb 18;63(1):41-46. Epub 2017 Dec 18.
    Hôpital Saint-Louis, porte 10, 1, avenue Claude-Vellefaux, 75010 Paris, France.
    The prevalence of immolation by fire in France is uncertain. We carried out a retrospective epidemiological study on immolations between 2011 and 2016 at the burn treatment centre at the hôpital Saint-Louis in Paris. We studied the prevalence and characteristics of patients entering hospital for this reason. Read More

    [Contribution of computer-aided design for the conception of custom-made implants in Pectus Excavatum surgical treatment. Experience of the Nantes plastic surgery unit].
    Ann Chir Plast Esthet 2018 Feb 12;63(1):1-10. Epub 2017 Dec 12.
    Service de chirurgie plastique et reconstructrice, hôpital Hôtel-Dieu, centre des brûlés, CHU de Nantes, 44093 Nantes Cedex 01, France. Electronic address:
    Introduction: Pectus excavatum is the most common congenital chest malformation and is a common reason for consultation in plastic surgery. Our attitude is most often a filling of the depression with a custom-made silicone prosthesis. The objective of this work was to evaluate the interest of computer-aided design (CAD) of implants compared to the conventional plaster molds method. Read More

    Wound healing of cutaneous substance losses based on infectious, inflammatory and traumatic skin disorders: The experience of a center.
    Ann Chir Plast Esthet 2017 Nov 24. Epub 2017 Nov 24.
    Département de chirurgie plastique et reconstructrice, hôpital Henri-Mondor, 51, avenue du Maréchal-de-Lattre-de-Tassigny, 94010 Créteil, France.
    Introduction: There is no reference available concerning the standard healing time based on dermatological diseases responsible for cutaneous substance losses. The aim of our study was to assess the healing time after surgical debridement of necrotizing fasciitis (NF), hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) and skin necrosis due to trauma (SNT) based on multiples existing co-morbidities among these patients to provide surgeons with accurate scientific data in order to inform and educate patients and nurses who are practicing care under the supervision of the surgeon.

    Materials And Methods: This was a retrospective study. Read More

    Venous thromboembolism events after breast reconstructions with DIEP free flaps in 192 consecutive case.
    Ann Chir Plast Esthet 2018 Feb 6;63(1):11-19. Epub 2017 Dec 6.
    Département de chirurgie plastique, reconstructive et esthétique, hôpitaux universitaires de Genève, 4, rue Gabrielle-Perret-Gentil, 1205 Genève, Switzerland.
    Background: Patient candidates for breast reconstruction with free deep inferior epigastric perforator flap (DIEP) may present several risk factors for venous thromboembolism (VTE). Risk identification is essential for appropriate VTE prophylaxis measures to be put in place. This study aims to investigate VTE incidence after DIEP flap breast reconstruction and to assess the accuracy of the Caprini Risk Assessment Model (RAM), which is the unique score validated to assess the VTE risk for plastic surgery procedures and identify patients at high VTE risk. Read More

    [Prosthetic genioplasty versus osseous genioplasty in aesthetic chin augmentation: Literature review and knowledge update].
    Ann Chir Plast Esthet 2018 Jun 6;63(3):255-261. Epub 2017 Dec 6.
    Université Paris-Diderot, Sorbonne-Paris-Cité, 5, rue Thomas-Mann, 75013 Paris, France; Hôpital Saint-Louis, AP-HP, 75010 Paris, France.
    Chin augmentation is commonly practiced, whether in microgenia treatment, in cases of orthognathic or cosmetic surgery. Located at the crossroads of many specialties, the technique choice still differs according to the surgeon specialiy. A large number of publications on the subject are available. Read More

    [The sural medial perforator flap: Anatomical bases, surgical technique and indications in head and neck reconstruction].
    Ann Chir Plast Esthet 2018 Apr 6;63(2):117-125. Epub 2017 Dec 6.
    Service chirurgie plastique, reconstructrice et esthétique, hôpital Tenon, université Pierre-et-Marie-Curie Paris VI, AP-HP, 4, rue de la Chine, 75970 Paris cedex 20, France. Electronic address:
    Introduction: The medial sural artery perforator (MSAP) flap is defined as a thin cutaneo-adipose perforator flap harvested on the medial aspect of the leg. The aims of this study were to describe the anatomical basis as well as the surgical technique and discuss the indications in head and neck reconstructive surgery.

    Material And Methods: We harvested 10 MSAP flap on 5 fresh cadavers. Read More

    [Customized external nasal splint after rhinoplasty, introduction to the "tissu-modelage"].
    Ann Chir Plast Esthet 2018 Apr 27;63(2):155-159. Epub 2017 Nov 27.
    Clinique Spontini, 68, bis rue Spontini, 75116 Paris, France.
    The authors report their experience of 2 years (43 patients) using a customized splint consists of thermoplastic which is molded on the new nose after rhinoplasty, according to a process comparable to that used by dentists to make the gutters. This splint will be applied several weeks to guide healing in a desired direction. The molding of the nose can be re-sculpted to guide the scarring to a better result. Read More

    [The advantages in using cyanoacrylate glue over skin staples as a method of skin graft fixation in the pediatric burns population].
    Ann Chir Plast Esthet 2017 Nov 23. Epub 2017 Nov 23.
    Service de chirurgie plastique, hôpital Saint-Joseph-Saint-Luc, 20, quai Claude-Bernard, 69007 Lyon, France.
    Introduction: Local postoperative care and burn wound management can present with a certain degree of difficulty in the pediatric population. While the use of skin staples as a method of skin graft fixation is a well-known, rapid and simple method, their removal can be painful and may necessitate some sedation or even general anesthesia. We studied in this article the advantages and economic value of using the cyanoacrylate glue as a fixation method for skin grafts. Read More

    [Back loss cover in orthopedic surgery by helical lumbar perforator flaps: About 6 cases].
    Ann Chir Plast Esthet 2018 Jun 23;63(3):240-245. Epub 2017 Nov 23.
    Service de chirurgie plastique, reconstructrice et esthétique, pavillon chirurgical B, hôpitaux universitaires de Strasbourg, 1, place de l'Hôpital, BP 426, 67091 Strasbourg cedex, France.
    Introduction: The existence of voluminous paralumbar perforators allows a simplification of the coverage of the lumbar region.

    Materials And Methods: The authors present a series about lumbar loss substance following orthopedic surgery, from 2012 to 2017. Coverage was provided by a fascio-cutaneous lumbar perforator flap. Read More

    [Septoplasty during primary unilateral cleft lip repair].
    Ann Chir Plast Esthet 2018 Feb 20;63(1):81-85. Epub 2017 Nov 20.
    54, allées des Demoiselles, 31400 Toulouse, France. Electronic address:
    Primary repair of cleft lip and palate has become a nasal and lip repair. In the aim to improve our nasal results on symmetry we perform an extensive septoplasty to put the nose in a good shape and a median axis. This septoplasty without resection of cartilage does not cause growth disorders to the nose and it promotes maxillary growth by improving early nasal breathing. Read More

    [Treatment of wrinkles of the upper lip by emulsified fat or "Nanofat": Biological and clinical study about 4 cases].
    Ann Chir Plast Esthet 2018 Feb 20;63(1):31-40. Epub 2017 Nov 20.
    Service de chirurgie plastique, hôpital de La Conception, Assistance publique-Hôpitaux de Marseille, 13005 Marseille, France.
    Objective: Emulsified fat injection showed its interest in aesthetic facial surgery. The adipose tissue harvested is mechanically emulsified and filtered. The suspension obtained is injected into the dermis through small diameter needles (27 to 30 gauges). Read More

    [Benign tumors of the soft tissue of the hand, about 70 cases].
    Ann Chir Plast Esthet 2018 Jun 16;63(3):234-239. Epub 2017 Nov 16.
    Service de chirurgie orthopédique et traumatologie, hôpital d'instruction principal de Tunis, Montfleury, 1008 Tunis, Tunisie.
    Through a retrospective study of 70 cases of benign soft tissue tumors in the orthopedic traumatology department of the military hospital of Tunis over a 12-year period from January 2005 to December 2016, we have compared our findings to those of the literature in an attempt to identify epidemiological notions relevant to daily medical practice as epidemiological data on benign tumors of the soft parts of the hand remain few and sometimes discordant. The authors report a series of 70 active, young adults, mostly female, with a swelling at the level of the hand as the most common reason for consultation. The middle finger and index finger were the most affected fingers at equal frequencies. Read More

    [Transposition of the cephalic vein in free flap breast reconstruction: Technical note].
    Ann Chir Plast Esthet 2018 Feb 16;63(1):75-80. Epub 2017 Nov 16.
    Service de chirurgie plastique, reconstructrice et esthétique, hôpital Européen-Georges-Pompidou, université Paris-Descartes, Assistance publique-hôpitaux de Paris, 20, rue Leblanc, 75015 Paris, France. Electronic address:
    Free flaps have become a reliable practice for breast reconstruction. However, the venous congestion is still the most frequent reason of flap failure. It is due to bad quality of the internal mammary veins, a preferential superficial venous outflow of the flap or due to venous thrombosis. Read More

    [Management of hypopigmented scars following burn injuries].
    Ann Chir Plast Esthet 2018 Jun 16;63(3):246-254. Epub 2017 Nov 16.
    Unité fonctionnelle de chirurgie des brûlés, service de chirurgie plastique, reconstructrice et esthétique du Pr Mimoun, hôpital Saint-Louis, 1, avenue Claude-Vellefaux, 75010 Paris, France. Electronic address:
    Objective: Permanent hypopigmentation of burn scars is a common consequence after partial and full thickness burns that heal by secondary intent, and they can cause severe aesthetic issues. The surgical goals for effective treatment of postburn hypopigmentation are to remove scar tissues, and to produce healthy melanocytes, with minimal donor site morbidity. This article reviews the current literature about the different ways to treat hypopigmentation following burn injuries and discusses the indications. Read More

    Facial reanimation surgery in Möbius syndrome: Experience from 76 cases from a tertiary referral hospital in Latin America.
    Ann Chir Plast Esthet 2017 Nov 15. Epub 2017 Nov 15.
    Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Department, Hospital General "Dr. Manuel Gea González", Avenida Calzada de Tlalpan #4800, Col. Sección XVI, Delegación Tlalpan, 14080 Mexico City, Mexico. Electronic address:
    Introduction: Möbius syndrome is defined as a combined congenital bilateral facial and abducens nerve palsies. The main goal of treatment is to provide facial reanimation by means of a dynamic surgical procedure. The microneurovascular transfer of a free muscle transplant is the procedure of choice for facial animation in a child with facial paralysis. Read More

    [Use of indocyanine green angiography in oncological and reconstructive breast surgery].
    Ann Chir Plast Esthet 2018 Feb 26;63(1):54-61. Epub 2017 Oct 26.
    Department of Plastic Surgery, Gustave-Roussy, 114, rue Edouard-Vaillant, 94800 Villejuif, France.
    The Indocyanine green (ICG) is a soluble dye that is eliminated by the liver and excreted in bile. When illuminated by an near-infrared light, the ICG emits fluorescence in the near-infrared spectrum, which can be captured by a near-infrared camera-handled device. In case of intravenous injection, ICG may be used as a marker of skin perfusion. Read More

    [Reconstruction of abdo-perineal resection by Taylor flap: About 68 patients].
    Ann Chir Plast Esthet 2018 Jun 26;63(3):222-228. Epub 2017 Oct 26.
    Plastic, Reconstructive and Cosmetic and Burn Surgery unit, hôpital Saint-Louis, 1, avenue Vellefaux, 75010 Paris, France.
    Purposes: Healing after abdomino-perineal resection is often difficult, especially in patients who have undergone radiation therapy. Vaginal reconstruction is also an important issue for the women who undergo this surgery. We describe and analyze here our series of perineal reconstructions with modified Taylor flaps. Read More

    [Study of satisfaction concerning the navel after abdominal dermolipectomy with transposition: A report of 96 cases].
    Ann Chir Plast Esthet 2018 Jun 2;63(3):215-221. Epub 2017 Nov 2.
    Service de chirurgie plastique, reconstructrice et esthétique, centre de traitement des brulés, AP-HP St Louis, 1, avenue Claude-Vellefaux, 75010 Paris, France.
    Goal Of The Study: The umbilicus has a major role in the aesthetics of the anterior abdominal wall. Many publications deal with abdominal dermolipectomies but few focus on umbilicoplasty. However, these are essential in assessing the aesthetic result. Read More

    The inframammary skin-sparing mastectomy technique.
    Ann Chir Plast Esthet 2018 Apr 16;63(2):160-163. Epub 2017 Oct 16.
    Department of Surgery, Institut Curie, 26, rue d'Ulm, 75005 Paris, France. Electronic address:
    Skin-sparing mastectomy and immediate implant-based breast reconstruction is technically a challenging procedures for women with large, ptotic breasts. This is usually performed using the Wise pattern incision resulting in an inverted T scar, which is associated with postoperative complications. The other challenge is obtaining adequate coverage of the prosthesis. Read More

    Anatomy of lower eyelid and eyelid-cheek junction.
    Ann Chir Plast Esthet 2017 Oct 14;62(5):365-374. Epub 2017 Oct 14.
    Department of Medical Education, Albany Medical College, 47 New Scotland avenue MC-135, 12208 Albany, NY, USA.
    Background: Understanding the anatomy of the lower eyelid and the lid-cheek junction is important for surgical and non-surgical approaches. It is important to understand the correlation between the clinical presentation and the individual anatomy to direct an adequate treatment.

    Methods: A review of the literature based on the authors experience combined with anatomical dissections was conducted to reveal the current concepts of the surgical and non-surgical anatomy. Read More

    The anterolateral thigh perforator flap in pharyngo-esophageal reconstruction.
    Ann Chir Plast Esthet 2018 Feb 9;63(1):69-74. Epub 2017 Oct 9.
    Service de chirurgie plastique et reconstructrice, Gustave-Roussy, Cancer Campus Grand Paris, 114, rue Édouard-Vaillant, 94805 Villejuif, France. Electronic address:
    Today's customary techniques for pharyngo-esophageal reconstruction are jejunum and radial forearm free flaps. In this type of reconstruction, the jejunum flap is considered as the reference, but when its harvesting is not possible, the radial forearm flap is used. Since perforator flaps have begun to be developed, the anterolateral thigh flap (ATF) has become increasingly prominent in pharyngo-esophageal reconstruction. Read More

    Intraoperative instillation of ropivacaine during the placement of sub-muscular cosmetic breast implants: Is there a clinical benefit?
    Ann Chir Plast Esthet 2018 Feb 9;63(1):20-24. Epub 2017 Oct 9.
    Plastic and recontructive surgery, hôpital Saint-Louis, 1, avenue Claude-Vellefaux, 75010 Paris, France.
    Introduction: The sub-muscular placement of cosmetic breast implants leads to substantial pain due to the muscular distention. The aim of this study was to assess the efficiency of intraoperative ropivacaine instillation to reduce postoperative pain the day after surgery.

    Material And Methods: We conducted a prospective, controlled, single-blinded study comparing the intraoperative instillation of 7. Read More

    Oncological safety of nipple-sparing prophylactic mastectomy: A review of the literature on 3716 cases.
    Ann Chir Plast Esthet 2018 Jun 10;63(3):e6-e13. Epub 2017 Oct 10.
    Unité de sénologie, CHRU, hôpitaux universitaires de Strasbourg, hôpital de Hautepierre, 1, avenue Molière, 67098 Strasbourg cedex 09, France; IGBMC, institut de génétique et de biologie moléculaire et cellulaire, biologie du cancer, 1, rue Laurent-Fries, 67400 Illkirch-Graffenstaden, France. Electronic address:
    Introduction: The objective of our study was to evaluate the risk of cancer after prophylactic nipple-sparing mastectomy (PNSM).

    Material And Methods: The PubMed database was consulted using the following key-words: "nipple-sparing mastectomy", "prophylactic", "locoregional recurrence", "oncological risk". Articles published between January 1995 and December 2016 were searched. Read More

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