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    Active Transcutaneous Bone Conduction Implant: Middle Fossa Placement Technique in Children With Bilateral Microtia and External Auditory Canal Atresia.
    Otol Neurotol 2018 Apr 16. Epub 2018 Apr 16.
    Hospital del Salvador, Universidad de Chile, Dr. Luis Calvo Mackenna Children's Hospital, Santiago, Chile.
    Aim: The aim of this study is to present the middle fossa technique (MFT) as an alternative for patients who cannot undergo traditional surgery for active transcutaneous bone conduction implants (ATBCI) due to their altered anatomy or desire for future aesthetic reconstruction.

    Design: A case series descriptive study was designed. The MFT was developed. Read More

    Progressive Tightening of Pulley Sutures for Primary Repair of Large Scalp Wounds.
    Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open 2017 Dec 12;5(12):e1592. Epub 2017 Dec 12.
    Department of Dermatology, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Tex.; and Department of Surgery, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Tex.
    Scalp defects greater than 2 cm in diameter are not usually amenable to primary closure and require local tissue rearrangement, grafting, tissue expansion, or prolonged second intention healing. Scalp flap reconstruction is a significant undertaking that requires elevation of a total flap surface area that is 3-6 times the size of the defect, often involves profuse bleeding, and can be challenging to perform without conscious sedation or general anesthesia. Anticoagulated and medically complex patients pose additional challenges and limit options for treatment. Read More

    Flat Incision Technique for Reconstructive Brow Surgery: A Wound Healing Model and Clinical Evaluation.
    Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open 2018 Feb 26;6(2):e1684. Epub 2018 Feb 26.
    Institute of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, Zürich-Zollikon, Switzerland; Clinic of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, University Hospital Basel, Switzerland; Department of Cranio-Maxillofacial Plastic Surgery, University of Regensburg, Regensburg, Germany; Adult Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery of the Face at Aneasthesia Center at UKE, Hamburg, Germany; and Pediatric Facial Plastic Surgery and Craniofacial Anomalies at the Catholic Childrens Hospital Wilhelmstift, Hamburg, Germany.
    Background: Skin incision is considered to be placed at 90° in reference to the skin to get perfect wound edge adaptation. The incision on hair-bearing tissues, as the scalp, is considered to be bevelled at 45° to promote hair growth through the scar. There is no consensus about the preferred incision angle on the brow. Read More

    Recurrent Dermatofibrosarcoma Protuberans of Scalp in a Distant Location 10 Years after Primary Excision.
    Ann Dermatol 2018 Apr 21;30(2):226-228. Epub 2018 Feb 21.
    Department of Dermatology, Korea University Ansan Hospital, Ansan, Korea.
    Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans (DFSP) is a slow growing low-grade cutaneous sarcoma. Local recurrence after excision is common due to the poorly defined periphery that renders histological control of surgical margin difficult, Mohs micrographic surgery is the optimal method for treatment. A 41 years old male patient, who had a previous history of DFSP, came to our dermatology clinic for evaluation of an asymptomatic firm flesh-colored nodule on the forehead. Read More

    A novel small animal model of irradiated, implant based breast reconstruction.
    Plast Reconstr Surg 2018 Mar 19. Epub 2018 Mar 19.
    Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA.
    Purpose: There is currently a need for a clinically relevant small animal model for irradiated, implant based breast reconstruction. Present models are inadequate in terms of suboptimal location of expander placement and mode of radiation delivery, correlating poorly with the human clinical scenario. We hypothesized that by delivering fractionated radiation and placing an expander under the scalp of the animal, we would achieve histologically analogous soft tissue changes seen in human irradiated, implant based breast reconstruction. Read More

    Reconstruction of the Major Defects of the Tissue Scalp.
    Indian J Surg Oncol 2018 Mar 28;9(1):65-67. Epub 2017 Aug 28.
    Department of Reconstructive, plastic and aesthetic microsurgery, A. Syzganov's National Scientific Center of Surgery, Zheltoksan 62, Almaty, Kazakhstan 05004.
    The problem of treating tissue defects of the scalp to date remains one of the actual problems of modern medicine. Low elasticity, stiffness, and the presence of hair follicles and skin deficit dictate the need for new treatments, cosmetic relevant requirements of this zone. The use of expander dermotension in recent years has found its wide distribution in the treatment of defects and deformities of covering tissue anywhere on the body. Read More

    The Role of the Visor Flap in Scalp Reconstruction: A Case Series of 21 Patients.
    Oper Neurosurg (Hagerstown) 2018 Mar 14. Epub 2018 Mar 14.
    University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Illinois.
    Background: Full-thickness scalp defects pose a reconstructive problem, especially in the setting of infection, chemotherapy/radiation, and underlying cranial defects. Current options include dermal matrices, skin grafts, and local flaps. Local flaps often fail, requiring subsequent microvascular free flap reconstruction. Read More

    Repair of Large Full-Thickness Scalp Defects Using Biomaterial and Skin Grafting.
    J Craniofac Surg 2018 Mar 14. Epub 2018 Mar 14.
    Department of Plastic Surgery and Reconstructive Surgery, Zhejiang Provincial People's Hospital of Hangzhou Medical College, Hangzhou, China.
    The reconstruction of large full-thickness scalp defects remains a surgical challenge, especially when the skull is exposed completely without periosteum. Surgical technique options for wound coverage have included tissue expansion, skin grafting, local or regional flaps, and microvascular free tissue transfer. In recent years, some authors have reported to use biological material as an alternative for repairing complex wounds. Read More

    Biodynamic excisional skin tension lines for surgical excisions: untangling the science.
    Ann R Coll Surg Engl 2018 Apr 15;100(4):330-337. Epub 2018 Mar 15.
    University of Queensland, School of Medicine , Brisbane, Queensland , Australia.
    Objective There remains confusion between Langer's lines and wrinkle lines with respect to the optimal orientation of elliptical excisions on the trunk. This study sought to determine the directions of wound closure that would result in least wound tension after skin lesion excisions. Materials and methods Some 1181 consecutive skin lesion excisions were investigated (age range 13-95 years, median 64 years) using a tensiometer to determine directions of least wound tension. Read More

    Primary normocephalic pancraniosynostosis detected incidentally after an accidental head injury: a case report and review of the literature.
    Childs Nerv Syst 2018 Mar 13. Epub 2018 Mar 13.
    Department of Diagnostic Imaging, National University Health System, 1E Kent Ridge Rd, Singapore, 119228, Singapore.
    Objective: Majority of multi-suture craniosynostosis are related to single-gene disorders or chromosomal abnormalities. Children with craniosynostosis usually present at an early age due to the presence of an abnormal head shape, with the exception of a unique entity termed primary normocephalic pancraniosynostosis. The objective of this article is to describe an unusual case of primary normocephalic pancraniosynostosis, detected incidentally following an accidental head injury. Read More

    Successful Craniotomy for Advanced Basal Cell Carcinomas with Cranial Bone Invasion and Dura Mater Infiltration - Unique Presentation in a Bulgarian Patient.
    Open Access Maced J Med Sci 2018 Feb 14;6(2):372-375. Epub 2018 Feb 14.
    Medical Institute of Ministry of Interior (MVR), Department of Dermatology, Venereology and Dermatologic Surgery, General Skobelev Nr 79, Sofia, Bulgaria.
    Background: Basal cell carcinomas (BCC) located in the sun-exposed regions are a serious therapeutic challenge. Therefore early diagnosis and adequate therapy should be of a high priority for every dermatologic surgeon.

    Case Presentation: We are presenting a patient with multiple BCCs, located on the area of the scalp, who had been treated several years ago with electrocautery and curettage after histopathological verification. Read More

    Successful Strategies for Dealing With Infected, Custom-Made Hydroxyapatite Cranioplasty.
    J Craniofac Surg 2018 Mar 1. Epub 2018 Mar 1.
    Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, University of Udine, Udine.
    When a cranioplasty implant becomes infected, standard operating procedure dictates its removal and the initiation of a long course of antibiotic therapy. However, removing such a prosthesis can have a series of adverse consequences, including delayed cognitive and motor recovery, lack of brain tissue protection, unsightly deformity, and the need for two additional surgical procedures, not to mention the additional costs involved. To maintain the advantages of cranioplasty, we opted for a conservative approach (levofloxacin and rifampicin every 24 hours for 8 weeks) in a 68-year-old woman whose custom-made porous hydroxyapatite implant, fitted following aneurysm clipping, had become infected. Read More

    Spatial resolution for EEG source reconstruction-A simulation study on SEPs.
    J Neurosci Methods 2018 May 27;301:9-17. Epub 2018 Feb 27.
    Amsterdam Movement Sciences & Institute for Brain and Behavior Amsterdam, Faculty of Behavioural and Movement Sciences, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Electronic address:
    Background: The accuracy of source reconstruction depends on the spatial configuration of the neural sources underlying encephalographic signals, the temporal distance of the source activity, the level and structure of noise in the recordings, and - of course - on the employed inverse method. This plenitude of factors renders a definition of 'spatial resolution' of the electro-encephalogram (EEG) a challenge.

    New Method: A proper definition of spatial resolution requires a ground truth. Read More

    Adult Cranioplasty Reconstruction With Customized Cranial Implants: Preferred Technique, Timing, and Biomaterials.
    J Craniofac Surg 2018 Feb 27. Epub 2018 Feb 27.
    Department of Plastic-Reconstructive Surgery.
    Introduction: Complex cranial defects requiring delayed reconstruction present numerous challenges. Delayed cranioplasties accompany frequent complications approaching an incidence of 35 to 40%. Therefore, the authors sought to collate their experience in hopes of sharing their perspective on several topics including technique, timing, and preferred biomaterials. Read More

    Chronic Scalp Ulcer 35 Years after Skull Trepanation Surgery and Radiotherapy for Oligodendroglioma: A Further Example of Immunocompromised Cutaneous Districts.
    Open Access Maced J Med Sci 2018 Jan 31;6(1):55-57. Epub 2017 Dec 31.
    Università Degli Studi "G. Marconi", Rome, Italy, Facoltà di Medicina e Chirurgia - Chair of Dermatology, University of Rome, Rome, Italy.
    Background: Chronic ulcers of the scalp have a variety of underlying pathologies. In case of cancer patients, a second malignancy must be excluded.

    Case Report: A 78-year-old female patient presented to our department with a large soft tissue defect on the frontotemporal left side. Read More

    Modified Unilateral Pedicled V-Y Advancement Flap for Scalp Defect Repair.
    J Craniofac Surg 2018 Feb 14. Epub 2018 Feb 14.
    Department of Orthopaedics, Shanghai General Hospital, Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine, Shanghai, People's Republic of China.
    Reconstruction of scalp defects caused by tumor resection or trauma is very challenging. A majority of the surgeons prefer to use local flap rather than skin graft or free flap for scalp defects repair. The aim of this study is to investigate the technique of modified unilateral pedicled V-Y advancement flap for the reconstruction of scalp defect. Read More

    Facial Artery as a Recipient Vessel for Extensive Scalp Reconstruction With Free Omental Flap Without Vein Graft.
    J Craniofac Surg 2018 Feb 14. Epub 2018 Feb 14.
    Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, College of Medicine, Chung-Ang University, Seoul, Korea.
    Most patients with reconstruction for extensive scalp defects require the use of a free flap. The suitability of the recipient vessel has a major impact on the surgery and postoperative outcome. Flaps that can be used to reconstruct the total scalp with a single flap include the latissimus dorsi (LD) and omental flaps; the LD flap is generally preferred since the omental flap results in relatively larger donor site morbidity. Read More

    Multimodal, noninvasive seizure network mapping software: A novel tool for preoperative epilepsy evaluation.
    Epilepsy Behav 2018 Apr 22;81:25-32. Epub 2018 Feb 22.
    Department of Neurosurgery and Brain Repair, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, USA. Electronic address:
    Background: Despite rigorous preoperative evaluation, epilepsy surgery achieves seizure freedom in only two-thirds of cases. Current preoperative evaluation does not include a detailed network analysis despite the association of network-level changes with epilepsy.

    Objective: We sought to create a software algorithm to map individualized epilepsy networks by combining noninvasive electroencephalography (EEG) source localization and nonconcurrent resting state functional magnetic resonance imaging (rsfMRI). Read More

    Eccrine sweat glands associate with the human hair follicle within a defined compartment of dermal white adipose tissue.
    Br J Dermatol 2018 Feb 12. Epub 2018 Feb 12.
    Centre for Dermatology Research, University of Manchester, Manchester Academic Health Science Centre & NIHR Manchester Biomedical Research Centre, Manchester, U.K.
    Background: Eccrine sweat glands (ESGs) are critical for thermoregulation and are involved in wound healing. ESGs have traditionally been considered as separate skin appendages without connection to the pilosebaceous unit (PSU). However, recent preliminary evidence has encouraged the hypothesis that the PSU and ESG are more interconnected than previously thought. 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

    Management of exposed ventriculoperitoneal shunt on the scalp in pediatric patients.
    Childs Nerv Syst 2018 Feb 2. Epub 2018 Feb 2.
    Department of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, Selcuk University, Konya, Turkey.
    Purpose: The exposure of a ventriculoperitoneal shunt on the scalp is a serious complication. There are limited studies evaluating this complication's management in the literature. The aim of this study is to define the management of shunt salvage and the reconstruction of the scalp. Read More

    "Temporary Ectopic Implantation for Salvaging Amputated Parts: A Systematic Review".
    J Trauma Acute Care Surg 2018 Jan 24. Epub 2018 Jan 24.
    Department of Orthopedics, Zhongshan Hospital, Fudan University, Shanghai 200032, China.
    Background: Temporary ectopic implantation is an option when handling severe crushing injuries to the distal extremities or other body parts. The surgical techniques applied in those cases and the patient outcomes have not been previously analyzed.

    Methods: Extensive literature search was performed using PubMed, EMBASE, and Google Scholar to collect articles reporting outcomes of temporary ectopic implantation for salvaging amputated extremities or other body parts. Read More

    Alopecia and platelet-derived therapies.
    Stem Cell Investig 2017 14;4:88. Epub 2017 Nov 14.
    Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Department, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Rome, Italy.
    Background: Platelet rich plasma (PRP) injections have emerged as a promising regenerative therapy for androgenetic alopecia (AGA). To date, injections of both autologous native and activated PRP have been administered to hair loss patients, and positive results have been observed. However, little to no work has yet to be seen wherein PRP treatments are combined with hair restoration surgeries. Read More

    Surgical Management of Deep Brain Stimulator Scalp Erosion without Hardware Removal.
    Stereotact Funct Neurosurg 2017 13;95(6):385-391. Epub 2017 Dec 13.
    Department of Neurosurgery, University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, USA.
    Background: Scalp erosion in patients with deep brain stimulation (DBS) hardware is an uncommon complication that lacks a clearly defined management strategy. Previous studies have described various therapies including conservative treatment with antibiotics and surgical debridement with or without hardware removal.

    Objectives: The aim of this study was to review the efficacy of a hardware-sparing management strategy for the treatment of scalp erosion. Read More

    Aplasia cutis congenita: Two case reports and discussion of the literature.
    Surg Neurol Int 2017 9;8:273. Epub 2017 Nov 9.
    Department of Neurosurgery, Children's Hospital "Agia Sofia", Athens, Greece.
    Background: Aplasia cutis congenita (ACC) is a part of a heterogeneous group of conditions characterized by the congenital absence of epidermis, dermis, and in some cases, subcutaneous tissues or bone usually involving the scalp vertex. There is an estimated incidence of 3 in 10,000 births resulting in a total number of 500 reported cases to date. The lesions may occur on every body surface although localized scalp lesions form the most frequent pattern (70%). Read More

    Endoscopic Corneal Neurotization: Technique and Initial Experience.
    Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg 2018 Jan/Feb;34(1):82-85
    Division of Oculofacial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Ophthalmology, Duke University Hospital, Durham, North Carolina, U.S.A.
    Purpose: The authors describe a minimally invasive surgical technique to re-establish corneal sensibility in a patient with neurotrophic keratopathy with the supraorbital nerve harvested endoscopically.

    Methods: Pedicled contralateral supraorbital nerve was harvested endoscopically through small eyelid crease and scalp incisions and transferred to the affected eye.

    Results: Endoscopic corneal neurotization was successfully performed with restoration of corneal sensibility and corneal epithelial integrity. Read More

    Deferoxamine Preconditioning of Irradiated Tissue Improves Perfusion and Fat Graft Retention.
    Plast Reconstr Surg 2018 Mar;141(3):655-665
    Stanford, Calif. From the Hagey Laboratory for Pediatric Regenerative Medicine and the Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine, Stanford University Medical Center.
    Background: Radiation therapy is a mainstay in the treatment of many malignancies, but collateral damage to surrounding tissue, with resultant hypovascularity, fibrosis, and atrophy, can be difficult to reconstruct. Fat grafting has been shown to improve the quality of irradiated skin, but volume retention of the graft is significantly decreased. Deferoxamine is a U. Read More

    Reconstruction of cranioplasty using medpor porouspolyethylene implant.
    Neurochirurgie 2017 Dec 7;63(6):468-472. Epub 2017 Nov 7.
    Service de neurochirurgie, CHU Reims, 45, rue Cognacq-Jay, 51100 Reims, France. Electronic address:
    Introduction: We describe our experience of cranioplasty after a calvarial defect, following an external decompressive craniectomy, with the Medpor (Stryker) porous polyethylene implant for cosmetic cranioplasty and reconstruction.

    Methods: A retrospective chart review was performed on 23 consecutive patients who underwent cranioplasty at a single institution between January 2013 and January 2016: 9 patients after head injury and 14 patients after vascular event (ruptured aneurysm, intraprenchymal haematoma, malignant cerebrovascular accident). All patients with cranioplasties after oncological resection or infection were excluded. Read More

    Direct puncture Onyx embolization of a large calvarial metastasis with intracranial extension: Case report.
    Interv Neuroradiol 2018 Apr 9;24(2):220-224. Epub 2017 Nov 9.
    2 12275 Department of Neurological Surgery, Washington University , St. Louis, MO, USA.
    We report a case of renal cell carcinoma (RCC) metastasis to the calvarium and describe a strategy for percutaneous embolization of hypervascular calvarial tumors with intracranial extension. An elderly patient with history of RCC presented with left-sided weakness. Imaging studies showed a large right frontoparietal calvarial mass with intra- and extracranial extension. Read More

    Use of Incisional Negative Pressure Wound Therapy in Skin-Containing Free Tissue Transfer.
    J Reconstr Microsurg 2018 Mar 7;34(3):200-205. Epub 2017 Nov 7.
    Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, North Carolina.
    Background:  Negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) was initially introduced for wound management, but its benefits have stimulated the investigation of its use in new clinical scenarios. Most recently, incisional NPWT has been shown to be a benefit. Incisional NPWT applied to skin-containing free tissue transfer has not been well defined. Read More

    Matriderm for Management of Scalp Necrosis Following Surgical Treatment of Giant Parietal Encephalocele.
    World Neurosurg 2018 Feb 2;110:30-34. Epub 2017 Nov 2.
    Plastic Surgery, Mater Dei Hospital, Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil.
    Background: Management of encephaloceles is challenging when massive brain herniation is present. In such instances, an expansile cranioplasty may be attempted so as to preserve some herniated brain tissue. Complications such as wound dehiscence, cerebrospinal fluid leak, and scalp necrosis are postoperative concerns. Read More

    Discrimination of emotional states from scalp- and intracranial EEG using multiscale Rényi entropy.
    PLoS One 2017 3;12(11):e0186916. Epub 2017 Nov 3.
    Research Group Neurophysiology, Laboratory for Neuro- and Psychophysiology, Leuven, Belgium.
    A data-adaptive, multiscale version of Rényi's quadratic entropy (RQE) is introduced for emotional state discrimination from EEG recordings. The algorithm is applied to scalp EEG recordings of 30 participants watching 4 emotionally-charged video clips taken from a validated public database. Krippendorff's inter-rater statistic reveals that multiscale RQE of the mid-frontal scalp electrodes best discriminates between five emotional states. Read More

    Basal cell carcinoma of the scalp with destruction and invasion into the calvarium and dura mater: Report of 7 cases and review of literature.
    J Clin Neurosci 2018 Jan 23;47:190-197. Epub 2017 Oct 23.
    Department of Neurosurgery, Vilnius Univeristy Hospital, Vilnius, Lithuania.
    Basal cell carcinoma (BCC) is the most common skin malignancy in humans. Giant BCC is a rarer entity that is characterised by aggressive biological behaviour. Intracranial invasion by a BCC on the scalp is extremely rare. Read More

    Dermal Regenerative Template as a Cost-Effective Alternative for Complex Scalp Reconstruction.
    J Craniofac Surg 2018 Jan;29(1):e73-e77
    Division of Plastic Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY.
    Background: Use of dermal regeneration template (DRT) is well documented in the literature for complex wounds ranging from the scalp, trunk, and lower extremity.

    Methods: A retrospective cohort study was performed of the use of dermal regeneration template and skin grafting. A literature review was performed of all studies where DRT was used for scalp reconstruction. Read More

    The Right Temporoparietal Junction Supports Speech Tracking During Selective Listening: Evidence from Concurrent EEG-fMRI.
    J Neurosci 2017 Nov 23;37(47):11505-11516. Epub 2017 Oct 23.
    Biological Psychology Laboratory, Department of Psychology, European Medical School, Carl von Ossietzky Universität, 26111 Oldenburg, Germany.
    Listening selectively to one out of several competing speakers in a "cocktail party" situation is a highly demanding task. It relies on a widespread cortical network, including auditory sensory, but also frontal and parietal brain regions involved in controlling auditory attention. Previous work has shown that, during selective listening, ongoing neural activity in auditory sensory areas is dominated by the attended speech stream, whereas competing input is suppressed. Read More

    EEG source estimation accuracy in presence of simulated cortical lesions.
    Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc 2017 07;2017:544-547
    Methods to reconstruct the neuroelectrical activity in the brain source space can be used to improve the spatial resolution of scalp-recorded EEG and to estimate the locations of electrical sources in the brain. This procedure can improve the investigation of the functional organization of the human brain, exploiting the high temporal resolution of EEG to follow the temporal dynamics of information processing. As for today, the uncertainties about the effects of inhomogeneities due to brain lesions preclude the adoption of EEG functional mapping on patients with lesioned brain. Read More

    [Effects of improved V-Y advancement flap with major artery perforator on repairing skin and soft tissue defects].
    Zhonghua Shao Shang Za Zhi 2017 Oct;33(10):611-615
    Department of Burns and Reconstructive Surgery, Xiangya Hospital, Central South University, Changsha 410008, China.
    To explore the effect of improved V-Y advancement flap with major artery perforator on repairing several skin and soft tissue defects in whole body. From March 2015 to June 2017, 4 cases with pressure ulcer in sacrococcygeal region, 4 cases with pressure ulcer at ischial tuberosity, 2 cases with scalp and skull defects at occiput, 1 case with secondary wound after tumor resection in axillary region, and 2 cases with skin and soft tissue defects caused by other trauma were hospitalized, with disease duration ranging from 1 week to 6 months. Bones, blood vessels, or nerves were exposed in wounds of 11 cases. Read More

    Selective Scalp Nerve Block: A Useful Technique With Tissue Expansion in Postburn Pediatric Alopecia.
    Ann Plast Surg 2018 Feb;80(2):113-120
    Background: Scalp defects can be reconstructed either with skin graft, local flaps, free flaps, or tissue expansion. Tissue expanders have been proved to be fruitful in the pediatric population. Scalp expansion has proved to be useful in the reconstruction of posttraumatic and postburn alopecic defects. Read More

    A Novel Reverse Periauricular Flap Reconstruction Method That Uses Additional Anastomosis to Avoid Venous Congestion for Periorbital Defects.
    J Craniofac Surg 2018 Jan;29(1):e33-e34
    Department of Plastic Surgery, Tongji Hospital, Huazhong University of Science and Technology.
    The aim of this study was to introduce and evaluate a method to prevent venous congestion in periauricular flap pedicled on the frontal branch of the superficial temporal artery (STA). Flaps based on the STA are therefore extremely versatile in reconstruction of the face and scalp. The literature on reconstructive possibilities provided by temporal flaps describes venous congestion, but there are currently no methods for preventing this problem. Read More

    Primary Intraosseous Lymphoplasmacyte-Rich Meningioma.
    World Neurosurg 2018 Jan 28;109:291-293. Epub 2017 Sep 28.
    Department of Neurosurgery, First Hospital of Jilin University, Changchun, China. Electronic address:
    Background: Lymphoplasmacyte-rich meningioma is an uncommon variant of meningioma, and that arising in the extradural site is extremely rare.

    Case Description: We report a case of primary intraosseous lymphoplasmacyte-rich meningioma. A 51-year-old woman presented with left frontal scalp swelling lasting longer than 1 year. Read More

    Camouflaging Cleft Lip Scar Using Follicular Unit Extraction Hair Transplantation Combined with Autologous Fat Grafting.
    Plast Reconstr Surg 2018 01;141(1):148-151
    Konya, Turkey From the Department of Plastic Surgery, Selcuk University Medical Faculty.
    Background: The scar that occurs after cleft lip surgery poses a serious cosmetic problem. One of the methods used to solve this problem in adult male patients is hair transplantation. However, satisfactory results with this method cannot always be achieved because of possible graft loss. Read More

    Palliative Coverage of Cranial Defect following Failed Cranial Flap for Advanced Squamous Cell Carcinoma: Case Report.
    J Palliat Med 2018 Jan 22;21(1):109-113. Epub 2017 Sep 22.
    3 Division of Neurological Surgery, University of Missouri School of Medicine , Columbia, Missouri.
    Introduction: With advanced-stage head and neck cancers, patients may develop large and/or complex wounds despite multiple reconstruction attempts. Wound coverage may require novel approaches to palliate the patient.

    Method: We present the case of a 56-year-old female with advanced squamous cell carcinoma of the scalp and skull who required multiple surgical interventions. Read More

    An Efficient Method for Hair Containment During Head and Neck Surgery.
    J Craniofac Surg 2017 Nov;28(8):e734-e735
    *Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, University of Udine, Udine †Department of Reconstructive Plastic Surgery-Hand Surgery, AOU "Ospedali Riuniti," Ancona ‡Department of Plastic Surgery, IRCCS Policlinico San Donato, University of Milan, Milan, Italy.
    The authors present a simple technique for operations around hair-bearing areas such as during a rhytidectomy. Hair surrounding the surgical field is twisted into bundles and clipped with duckbill clips. The authors repeat the procedure for each strand of hair. Read More

    Reconstruction of a Complex Scalp Defect after the Failure of Free Flaps: Changing Plans and Strategy.
    Arch Craniofac Surg 2017 Jun 26;18(2):112-116. Epub 2017 Jun 26.
    Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Seoul National University Hospital, Seoul, Korea.
    The ideal scalp reconstruction involves closure of the defect with similar hair-bearing local tissue in a single step. Various reconstructions can be used including primary closure, secondary healing, skin grafts, local flaps, and microvascular tissue transfer. A 53-year-old female patient suffered glioblastoma, which had recurred for the second time. Read More

    Immediate Near-Total Scalp Reconstruction with Artificial Dermis on Exposed Calvarium.
    Arch Craniofac Surg 2016 Dec 23;17(4):233-236. Epub 2016 Dec 23.
    Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, St. Vincent's Hospital, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Suwon, Korea.
    Scalp defect management is complicated secondary to reduced laxity in the scalp and forehead area. For reconstruction of larger defects with exposed bone and loss of the periosteal layer, free flap reconstruction is one option for single-stage surgery, although the procedure is lengthy and includes the possibility of flap loss. We successfully performed a single-stage reconstruction of a large scalp defect using a combination of artificial dermis, split-thickness skin graft, and full-thickness skin graft following wide excision of a cutaneous angiosarcoma, and present our method as one option for the treatment of large oncologic surgical defects in patients who are poor candidates for free flap surgery. Read More

    Integra as a single-stage dermal regeneration template in reconstruction of large defects of the scalp.
    Br J Oral Maxillofac Surg 2017 Oct 6;55(8):844-846. Epub 2017 Sep 6.
    Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust. Electronic address:
    Dermal regeneration templates may be used in the reconstruction of large defects after the excision of cutaneous malignancies. We describe the successful use of Integra (Integra Lifesciences Corporation, Plainsboro, NJ, USA) as a single-stage regeneration template after the excision of multiple lesions of the scalp with a surface area of 96.7cm. Read More

    Reconstructions of Small Scalp Defects with Step Flap.
    J Cutan Aesthet Surg 2017 Apr-Jun;10(2):106-108
    Medical Student, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
    Introduction: Defects of the scalp arise from several aetiologies including trauma, burn, injury, infection, radiation and surgical excision of tumours. Multiple options for reconstruction of scalp defects exist that included primary closure, skin grafts, local flaps, regional and distal free flaps.

    Patients And Methods: This was a prospective case-series study, which was carried out in the Department of Plastic Surgery of our Hospital. Read More

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