Letter to the Editor Following “Prospective Clinical Trial Comparing Outcome Measures Between Furlow and von Langenbeck Palatoplasties for UCLP” by William N. Williams, M. Brent Seagle, Maria Ines Pegoraro-Krook, et al. Annals of Plastic Surgery, 2011
No abstract available (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - June 12, 2020 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Letters and Commentary Source Type: research

Which Fat Processing Can Achieve Optimal Transplantation in Patients With Insufficient Fat Resource?
No abstract available (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - June 12, 2020 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Letters and Commentary Source Type: research

Re: Letter to the Editor Regarding “Role of Active Range of Motion in Hand and Wrist Joint Photography: .
No abstract available (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - June 12, 2020 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Letters and Commentary Source Type: research

Letter to the Editor Regarding “Role of Active Range of Motion in Hand and Wrist Joint Photography: A Preliminary Analysis”
No abstract available (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - June 12, 2020 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Letters and Commentary Source Type: research

The History of Alloplastic Ear Reconstruction for Microtia
Microtia reconstruction is a unique and challenging field in reconstructive surgery. In the early 20th century, many different alloplastic materials have been used in an attempt to recreate the fibrocartilaginous framework of the native ear. These materials include celluloid, tantalum wire cage, nylon mesh, polyethylene, and acrylic. The first standard for alloplastic microtia reconstruction, silicone, is one fraught with complications and failures. This alloplastic material is walled off by the host and prone to scar tissue formation and extrusion. Alloplastic microtia reconstruction largely shifts to porous polyethylene,...
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - June 12, 2020 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Review Paper Source Type: research

Noncultured Minimally Processed Adipose-Derived Stem Cells Improve Radiated Fracture Healing
Adipose-derived stem cells mitigate deleterious effects of radiation on bone and enhance radiated fracture healing by replacing damaged cells and stimulating angiogenesis. However, adipose-derived stem cell harvest and delivery techniques must be refined to comply with the US Food and Drug Administration restrictions on implantation of cultured cells into human subjects prior to clinical translation. The purpose of this study is to demonstrate the preservation of efficacy of adipose-derived stem cells to remediate the injurious effects of radiation on fracture healing utilizing a novel harvest and delivery technique that a...
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - June 12, 2020 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Transplantation Surgery and Research Source Type: research

Mass Spectrometric Characterization of Metabolites in Ear Cartilage: Congenital Microtia and Normal Auricle
Objective The aims of the study were to perform mass spectrometric characterization of metabolites in microtic and healthy ear auricular cartilage tissue, to screen the differential metabolites and pathways in these tissues, and to find a connection between the changes in the metabolic pathways and the biochemical properties of the cartilage tissue. Methods According to the inclusion criteria, patients with simple microtia admitted to the hospital between June 2017 and January 2018 were selected upon admission. During ear reconstruction surgery, residual auricle cartilage tissues of the patients were harvested as the ...
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - June 12, 2020 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Research Source Type: research

Platelet-Rich Plasma for Skin Graft Storage: An Experimental Study Using Rabbit Ears
Conclusions Although in vitro criteria are important for evaluating graft survival, in vivo studies showing the graft take rate in the recipient area are required. When the in vivo criteria are evaluated, the use of PRP is not superior to the use of saline for graft storage. However, additional studies are required to evaluate the effects of PRP media on graft quality. (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - June 12, 2020 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Research Source Type: research

Emulsified Fat Grafting Accelerates Tissue Expansion: An Experimental Study in a Rat Model
Conclusions Our findings suggested that EF grafting can be used as a new alternative to increase tissue expansion efficiency. (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - June 12, 2020 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Research Source Type: research

Freestyle Perforator Puzzle Flap for Posterior Trunk Reconstruction
Conclusions In this series of extensive defects of the posterior trunk, a tension-free closure was achieved by distributing the tension to multiple freestyle perforator flaps, supplying sufficient volume of tissue and reliable vascularization. This approach can be a valid tool in facing reconstruction of large and complicated defects of the posterior trunk. (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - June 12, 2020 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Reconstructive Surgery Source Type: research

Features of the Ulnar Nerve Predicting Postoperative Prognosis in Idiopathic Cubital Tunnel Syndrome: Three Distinct Features of the Ulnar Nerve
Purpose This retrospective case-control study was performed to determine the relationships between features of the ulnar nerve and postoperative outcomes following in situ decompression in idiopathic cubital tunnel syndrome (CuTS). Methods The study population consisted of 86 patients who had undergone surgery for CuTS. We evaluated demographic factors, hand dominance, symptom onset time, time from diagnosis to surgery, findings of electrodiagnosis (nerve conduction velocity/electromyography), and preoperative clinical status. Intraoperatively, the ulnar nerve was defined as a definitively compressed, abnormally enlar...
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - June 12, 2020 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Peripheral Nerve Surgery and Research Source Type: research

Virtual Surgical Planning for Reconstruction of Giant Ameloblastoma of the Mandible
Ameloblastoma is a histologically benign tumor that behaves aggressively because of its tendency to invade local structures, and it has a high probability of local recurrence. If neglected, ameloblastomas can grow substantially over the course of years, reaching the size of giant ameloblastomas. This large size can lead to deformities in facial appearance and impairments in speaking, swallowing, eating, and breathing. Surgical planning can be challenging because of the extension of the tumor and the consequent reconstructive issues. In this article, we present our experience with the reconstruction of 2 cases of giant am...
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - June 12, 2020 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Microsurgery Source Type: research

The Effects of Dextran on Postoperative Thrombosis and Hemodilution in Microvascular Head and Neck Reconstruction
Conclusions Although dextran 40 has been shown to have a valuable effect on hemodilution, which is beneficial in microsurgery, it did not demonstrate better outcomes in terms of flap survival. Because it can cause serious systemic complications, it is better not to administer it routinely. However, its important influence on reduction in erythrocyte count and hemoglobin and hematocrit levels should be further investigated. (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - June 12, 2020 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Microsurgery Source Type: research

A Comparative Analysis of Outcomes After Reduction of Zygomatic Fractures Using the Carroll-Girard T-bar Screw
Conclusions This study revealed that CGTS is a useful and feasible instrument that can reduce the number of approaches for zygomatic bone reduction and help clinicians achieve satisfactory outcomes. (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - June 12, 2020 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Head and Neck Surgery Source Type: research

Granulocytic Sarcoma: A Rare Cause of Wrist Pain
In this report, we detail the case of granulocytic sarcoma of the wrist that presented as acute wrist pain, swelling, and limitation in motion. Granulocytic sarcoma is an exceedingly rare extramedullary tumor associated with acute myeloblastic leukemia. It may be found in any part of the body; however, upper extremity involvement is uncommon. To our knowledge, this is the first description of granulocytic sarcoma occurring in the wrist joint. (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - June 12, 2020 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Hand Surgery Source Type: research

Techniques for Patient Positioning During Burn Surgery: A Systematic Review
Discussion Numerous techniques have been described to improve patient positioning during burn surgery. No major complications were identified in this systematic review. Most techniques use standard operating room equipment and can aid in safe and easier operations. (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - June 12, 2020 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Burn Surgery and Research Source Type: research

Prepectoral Breast Reconstruction in Nipple-Sparing Mastectomy With Immediate Mastopexy
Conclusions In patients with large and/or ptotic breasts, NSM with prepectoral breast reconstruction and immediate mastopexy showed promising results. However, adequate preoperative planning and intraoperative flap assessment are necessary in order to minimize complications. (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - June 12, 2020 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Breast Surgery Source Type: research

Nasal Tip Rotation by Exclusive Superficial Musculoaponeurotic System Deep Medial Ligament Management: An Objective Evaluation
The nasal tip constitutes the mobile portion of the nose, in direct contraposition to the pyramid that is a fixed structure. Its configuration, position, and shape are derived mainly from the outline and from the thickness of the wing cartilages, important elements of the nasal tip, that together with skin and subcutaneous tissue can deeply influence the configuration and dynamics of this section of the nose as well. In reshaping the nasal tip, 2 fundamental concepts must be considered: projection and rotation; these may be modified, acting on the nasal cartilaginous framework and/or on the superficial nasal fibromuscular ...
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - June 12, 2020 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Aesthetic Surgery Source Type: research

Skeletofacial Reconstruction for Cleft-Related Deformities: Four Decades of Evolving Cleft Care
Skeletofacial reconstruction in skeletally mature patients with cleft lip/palate can be challenging because of multifaceted condition-specific anatomical features in addition to several repercussions from surgical intervention during the growing period. This surgical report presents the history and evolving philosophy of cleft-skeletofacial reconstruction at the Chang Gung Craniofacial Center, a referral center for cleft care in Taiwan. The maximization of satisfactory function and the appearance outcome-burden ratio have been the fundamental aims for this team to develop and upgrade cleft-skeletofacial reconstruction over...
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - June 12, 2020 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Circumspectus Medicinae: Text and Context Source Type: research

It Is Time for Plastic Surgeons to Start Picking Up the Tab
No abstract available (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - June 12, 2020 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Editorial Source Type: research

Temporary Migration for Training: A Special Case: Erratum
No abstract available (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - May 22, 2020 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Erratum Source Type: research

Response to: “Clinical Application of Precise Composite Breast Augmentation”
No abstract available (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - May 22, 2020 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Letters to the Editor Source Type: research

Letter to the Editor Following “Lateral Gastrocnemius Myocutaneous Flap Transposition to the Midlateral Femur Extending the Arc of Rotation” by Agarwal et al
No abstract available (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - May 22, 2020 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Letters to the Editor Source Type: research

Axillary Osmidrosis: Past, Present, and Future
Axillary osmidrosis is characterized by offensive odor resulting from bacterial decomposition of apocrine secretions in the axillae, and individuals with axillary osmidrosis suffer detrimental effects to their psychosocial functioning. We searched the literature in January 2019 for all English-language publications discussing axillary osmidrosis to identify previous reports, present trends, and emerging treatments. Studies were listed chronologically by the country of the first author's institution. Publications were also classified regarding the study type (literature review), pathophysiology, and treatments. We identifie...
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - May 22, 2020 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Review Paper Source Type: research

A Critical Analysis of Prosthetic Augmentation of Autologous Microvascular Breast Reconstruction
Conclusions The criteria for women to be candidates for autologous tissue breast reconstruction can be expanded by adding an implant underneath the flap. We found the overall flap loss rate is comparable with standard autologous flap reconstruction, and the implant loss rate is lower than that in patients who undergo prosthetic reconstruction alone. (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - May 22, 2020 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Review Paper Source Type: research

Composite Tissue Preservation
Composite tissue (CT) preservation is important to outcomes after replant or transplant. Since the first limb replant, the mainstay of preservation has been static cold storage with the amputated part being placed in moistened gauze over ice. Historically, the gold-standard in solid organ preservation has been static cold storage with specialized solution, but this has recently evolved in the last few decades to develop technologies such as machine perfusion and even persufflation. This review explores the impact of cooling and oxygenation on CT, summarizes the work done in the area of CT preservation, discusses lessons le...
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - May 22, 2020 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Transplantation Surgery and Research Source Type: research

Pharmaceutical Preconditioning With Nitric Oxide Synthase and L-Arginine in Ischemic Tissues
Conclusions Modulation of NO bioavailability via exogenous application of NOSs and L-arginine significantly improved VRs in a skin flap rat model. This pharmacologic preconditioning has the potential to attenuate IRI-induced alterations in skin flaps. (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - May 22, 2020 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Research Source Type: research

Analysis of Risk Factors Associated With Drooping Deformity After Lower Eyelid Reconstruction: A Newly Developed Drooping Index
Conclusions A cheek rotation flap provides satisfactory outcomes for full-thickness reconstruction of the lower eyelid. Extension of dissection of subcutaneous tissue of the cheek below the zygomatic arch increases the risk of postsurgical drooping deformity. Our drooping index provides a quantitative measure of drooping deformity and is clinically useful to classify outcomes. (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - May 22, 2020 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Research Source Type: research

Reconstruction of Complex Abdominal Wall Defect With Autogenous Pedicled Demucosalized Seromuscular Flap
We present a case of an abdominal wall defect with limited reconstructive options in which a spare ileal bowel segment was filleted to create a seromuscular flap for improving the abdominal wall blood supply. The postoperative course was complicated by abdominal fluid collection, which resolved following an ultrasound-guided drain. The patient had normal wound healing and recovery without further postoperative complications at the 7-month follow-up. Seromuscular flaps are a practical option in the armamentarium of plastic surgeons performing abdominal wall reconstruction, especially when other alternatives are limited. (So...
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - May 22, 2020 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Reconstructive Surgery Source Type: research

Improving the Versatility of the Latissimus Dorsi Myocutaneous Flap Using the Perforator Propeller Flap Concept
Conclusions The perforator propeller flap could be used to reconstruct a latissimus dorsi myocutaneous flap donor site defect, ensuring not only the harvesting of a wide flap but also achieving primary donor site closure, thus greatly improving the versatility and capability of the latissimus dorsi myocutaneous flap in the reconstruction of large-sized defects. (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - May 22, 2020 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Reconstructive Surgery Source Type: research

Cadaver Nerve Grafts: Past, Present and Future
Nerve grafts represent an invaluable tool, when reconstructing nerve defects of more than 1 cm. Historically, the criterion standard use of autografts has relied on the premise of using nonessential sensory nerves to fulfill the principle of replacing “like with like,” while simultaneously minimizing the infliction of undue morbidity on the patient. The reconstructive surgeon thus faces a dilemma when extensive nerve damage requires reconstruction, or when donor nerves are not available or limited such as in the pediatric population. Cadaver nerve grafts (CNG) uniquely allow for reconstruction of large nerve le...
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - May 22, 2020 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Peripheral Nerve Surgery and Research Source Type: research

Alternative Perforator Options for Insufficient Profunda Artery Perforators: A Case and Anatomical Study
Conclusion Although the PAP flap has considerable benefits over the more traditional inferior gluteal artery perforator and transverse upper gracilis flaps, a plastic surgeon might encounter a PAP flap perforator that is not deemed viable for flap perfusion. In these cases, the GP and DBIGA may be suitable “escape” alternatives to complete the reconstruction. (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - May 22, 2020 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Microsurgery Source Type: research

Free Serratus Fascia Flap for Reconstruction of Soft Tissue Defects Involving the Distal Upper and Lower Extremity
Conclusions The serratus anterior fascia flap demonstrates versatility and stability for the closure of complex distal extremity defects. It creates thin yet durable coverage that facilitates underlying tendon gliding while providing harmony with the natural contours of these anatomic areas and has low donor site morbidity, making it a primary choice in the reconstruction complex soft tissue defects involving the hands and feet. (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - May 22, 2020 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Microsurgery Source Type: research

Orofacial Manifestations of Stickler Syndrome: An Analysis of Speech Outcome and Facial Growth After Cleft Palate Repair
Purpose The purpose of this study was to characterize airway problems, speech outcomes, and facial growth in patients with Stickler syndrome undergoing cleft palate repair. Methods A retrospective, longitudinal study was performed at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia on 25 patients with Stickler syndrome and 53 nonsyndromic patients with clefts of the secondary palate repaired between 1977 and 2000. Airway problems were characterized by the incidence of Pierre Robin Sequence (PRS) and the necessity for surgical airway management. Speech was analyzed using the Pittsburgh weighted values for speech symptoms associ...
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - May 22, 2020 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Head and Neck Surgery Source Type: research

A Sequential Thoracoacromial Artery Perforator Flap for Reconstructing the Donor Site of Sternocleidomastoid Myocutaneous Flaps: Extended Indications and Technical Modifications
Conclusions The sequential TAAP flap has a consistent vascular supply and provides a reliable surgical approach to reconstruct the SCM flap donor site with good esthetic and functional outcomes. (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - May 22, 2020 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Head and Neck Surgery Source Type: research

Forequarter Amputation and Reconstructive Options
Conclusions Limb-sparing treatment is preferable for most shoulder girdle and proximal upper extremity tumors. Sometimes, FQA is the only option enabling curative treatment. In palliative indications, considerable disease-free intervals and relief from disabling symptoms can be achieved. The extensive tissue defects caused by extended FQA can be safely and reliably reconstructed by means of free flaps, preferably harvested from the amputated extremity. (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - May 22, 2020 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Hand Surgery Source Type: research

Geographic Variation in Outcomes After Burn Injury: A Burn Model System National Database Study
This study aims to examine the impact of geography on physical and psychosocial function after burn injury. Methods Data from the Burn Model Systems National Database (1997–2015) were analyzed. Individuals 18 years and older who were alive at discharge were included. Physical and psychosocial functions were assessed at 6, 12, and 24 months postinjury using the following patient-reported outcome measures: Community Integration Questionnaire, Physical Composite Scale and Mental Composite Scale of the 12-Item Short Form Health Survey, Satisfaction with Appearance Scale, and Satisfaction with Life Scale. Descriptive s...
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - May 22, 2020 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Burn Surgery and Research Source Type: research

Complications After Immediate 2-Stage Tissue Expander/Implant Breast Reconstruction: A Deeper Look at the Second Stage
Background Complications after 2-stage tissue expander/implant breast reconstruction have been studied as outcomes of a single procedure. We separately evaluated complications after the second stage and assessed factors associated with the outcomes of the second stage of breast reconstruction. Methods Patients who underwent immediate 2-stage breast reconstruction between February 2010 and April 2017 were retrospectively reviewed. Patient demographics, surgical factors of the first stage of breast reconstruction, and complications and number of revision surgeries after the second stage were recorded. Factors associated...
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - May 22, 2020 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Breast Surgery Source Type: research

Lavage With Lidocaine and Adrenaline Mixture Reduces the Early Side Effects of Septorhinoplasty
Conclusions Lavage of nasal flaps with lidocaine-adrenaline mixture seems an effective and simple way in the control of early postoperative pain, edema, and ecchymosis in septorhinoplasty patients. In addition, it considerably reduces total analgesic consumption and patients' discomfort, leading to high level of satisfaction. (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - May 22, 2020 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Aesthetic Surgery Source Type: research

Reduction in Recurrence Rate by Combining Modified Hotz Procedure With Epicanthoplasty to Treat Congenital Epiblepharon
Conclusion In this study, we showed that patients who underwent a modified Hotz procedure combined with epicanthoplasty had a decreased recurrence rate. This improved outcome could be due to the simpler approach to the nasal side of the lower eyelid in epicanthoplasty, and epicanthoplasty can facilitate detachment of the upper eyelid from the lower eyelid. (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - May 22, 2020 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Aesthetic Surgery Source Type: research

Microsurgical Training Opportunities at the Queen Victoria Hospital: A Retrospective Review of 848 Free Flaps for Breast Reconstruction
Becoming a competent microsurgeon requires training in a variety of skills and competences. However, instructing the next generation of microsurgeons seems to be a challenging task, considering the current trend to reduce training hours along with increased patient expectations. To evaluate the microsurgical training opportunities at the Queen Victoria Hospital, we conducted a retrospective review of the last 3 and a half years, to identify the opportunities given to trainees during breast reconstruction cases. We also surveyed the microsurgical fellows who worked in our unit during the same period. A total of 848 free fla...
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - May 22, 2020 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Circumspectus Medicinae: Text and Context Source Type: research

Is Rural Plastic Surgery Feasible and Important?: A Survey and Review of the Literature
Conclusions A career in rural plastic surgery offers great variety encompassing the spectrum of plastic surgery. Most agreed that hand fellowship would be the most beneficial fellowship. Most had prior experience with rural surgery before seeking a career in rural plastic surgery, highlighting the importance of increasing awareness of these opportunities. (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - May 22, 2020 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Circumspectus Medicinae: Texts and Contexts Source Type: research

The Surgeon's Role During the Coronavirus Pandemic
No abstract available (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - May 22, 2020 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Editorial Source Type: research

Cutaneous Leiomyosarcoma: The Clinical Experience of Taipei Veterans General Hospital Revisited: Corrigendum
No abstract available (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - April 14, 2020 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Corrigenda Source Type: research

Atypical Lipomatous Tumors of the Extremities and Trunk Wall—The First Case Series of Chinese Population With 45 Cases: Corrigendum
No abstract available (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - April 14, 2020 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Corrigenda Source Type: research

Commentary in Response to “Letter to Editor: Application of Concatenated Arterialized Venous Flaps in Finger Reconstruction”
No abstract available (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - April 14, 2020 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Letters and Commentary Source Type: research

Application of Concatenated Arterialized Venous Flaps in Finger Reconstruction
No abstract available (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - April 14, 2020 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Letters and Commentary Source Type: research

Dermal Autografts in Breast Reconstruction: A Review of Past and Current Trends
Breast cancer affects 1 in 8 women. As the treatment of breast cancer evolves, breast reconstruction does as well. Implant-based reconstructions are increasing, leading to increased use of acellular dermal matrix (ADM) for better implant positioning. Acellular dermal matrices are derived from cadaveric skin and are processed to be immunologically inert. However, ADM can be costly and can have complications such as seroma and infection. This has led to the development of dermal autografts. These were first used in postmastectomy breast reconstruction in women with redundant breast skin that was deepithelialized and used for...
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - April 14, 2020 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Review Paper Source Type: research

Breast Reconstruction Does Not Increase the Incidence of Postmastectomy Pain Syndrome: Results of a Meta-Analysis
Conclusions Our meta-analysis establishes that postmastectomy reconstruction does not increase the incidence of PMPS. However, because this neuropathic pain often persists after reconstructive surgery, it is incumbent on the plastic surgeon to counsel patients on PMPS. Moving forward, prospective studies on the effects of reconstruction type and adjunct procedures are warranted. (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - April 14, 2020 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Review Paper Source Type: research

Postmastectomy Pain Syndrome: A Primer for Plastic Surgeons
This article summarizes current evidence on risk factors and treatment options for PMPS and highlights further areas of study. (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - April 14, 2020 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Review Paper Source Type: research