J Craniofac Surg 2016 Jan;27(1):264-71
*Department of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, Derince Training and Research Hospital †Department of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, Kocaeli University, Faculty of Medicine, Kocaeli ‡Department of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, Dumlupinar University, Evliya Celebi Training and Research Hospital, Kutahya §Center for Stem Cell and Gene Therapies Research and Practice, Kocaeli University ||Department of Nuclear Medicine ¶Department of Pathology, Kocaeli University, Faculty of Medicine, Kocaeli #Center for Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research and Manufacturing, Liv Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey.
Objective: Interpolation flaps are commonly used in plastic surgery to cover wide and deep defects. The need to, wait for 2 to 3 weeks until the division of the pedicle still, however, poses a serious challenge, not only extending treatment and hospital stay, but also increasing hospital expenses. To solve this problem, we have aimed to use the angiogenic potential of stem cells to selectively accelerate neovascularization with a view to increasing the viability of interpolation flaps and achieving early pedicle removal. Read More