A survey of Canadian trends in outpatient reduction mammaplasty
(Source: European Journal of Plastic Surgery)
Source: European Journal of Plastic Surgery - October 12, 2019 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Source Type: research

Anatomy of the extensor mechanism of the thumb in relation to the clinical presentation of extensor pollicis longus rupture
ConclusionsA DEE is present in the thumb that structurally and functionally resembles that of the fingers. Traction on the EPL tendon produced a compound movement including IPJ and metacarpophalangeal joint extension and supination of the entire first ray around the carpometacarpal joint. This compound movement is, in effect, the antagonistic movement to thumb opposition. This explains the profound loss of function associated with EPL rupture and suggests a more accurate test for EPL function than simply assessing for active IPJ extension.Level of evidence: Level IV, diagnostic study. (Source: European Journal of Plastic Surgery)
Source: European Journal of Plastic Surgery - September 16, 2019 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Source Type: research

Comparison between revised Baux score and abbreviated burn severity index as a predictor of mortality in burn patients at a tertiary care center in Yogyakarta, Indonesia
This study aimed to compare the effectiveness of revised Baux score (RBS) and abbreviated burn severity index (ABSI) in predicting mortality of burn injury patients. This was a retrospective cross-sectional method. The subjects of the study were 111 medical records of burn patients who were treated in the Burn Unit of a tertiary health care in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, from 2015 to 2016.ResultsThere were 111 patients, of whom 81 were males and 30 females. The outcomes of burn injury patients were 97 survived, and 14 died. There were significant association between percentage of total body surface area burned, and inhalation i...
Source: European Journal of Plastic Surgery - September 13, 2019 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Source Type: research

Improving financial efficiency in nailbed repair and minor hand procedures utilising a fenestrated drape and a minor plastics set —a cost analysis of different practices
(Source: European Journal of Plastic Surgery)
Source: European Journal of Plastic Surgery - September 12, 2019 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Source Type: research

The journey of creating the first dedicated platform for robot-assisted (super)microsurgery in reconstructive surgery
AbstractIncorporation of new technologies advances surgery in general. One example is robot assistance which can potentially overcome limitations in accessibility, dexterity, and ergonomics, thereby improving outcome of surgical procedures. To date, robot assistance has been used successfully in various fields of surgery. Also, in microsurgery robot assistance could offer great advantages as it requires great precision and meticulous technique. Currently available surgical robotic platforms are primarily designed for endoscopic procedures and lack the specific requirements for true microsurgery. Therefore, plastic surgeons...
Source: European Journal of Plastic Surgery - September 6, 2019 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Source Type: research

Acute tissue expansion by pretaping to achieve elliptical excision and closure for skin tumours and soft tissue tumours
AbstractAn elliptical excision of skin for treating a tumour is technically simple. Our objective was to recruit lateral laxity by stretching the skin prior to surgical excision of a tumour. A retrospective cohort of 20 consecutive patients who were treated with pretaping over a period of 7  years is presented. The surgeon used pretaping in patients with skin and soft tissue tumours where the pinch test for the planned ellipse failed to simulate easy closure. Data collated and analysed included patient demographic profile, tumour profile, parameters associated with pretaping and clini cal outcome. A descriptive accoun...
Source: European Journal of Plastic Surgery - September 5, 2019 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Source Type: research

Distal partial gluteus maximus musculocutaneous V-Y flap: a simplified technique for reconstruction of ischial pressure sores
ConclusionsThe distal partial gluteus maximus musculocutaneous V-Y flap is a simple and new approach with low complication rates for reconstruction of ischial pressure sores. Although there is still not an ideal flap for this challenge, the present technique could be a reliable option for the reconstructive armamentarium.Level of evidence: Level IV, therapeutic study. (Source: European Journal of Plastic Surgery)
Source: European Journal of Plastic Surgery - September 5, 2019 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Source Type: research

Multiple symmetric lipomatosis with vulvar involvement: a rare case report associated with walking difficulty and urination disorder
AbstractMultiple symmetric lipomatosis (MSL) —a rare metabolic condition characterized by diffuse, nonencapsulated, painless fat deposits—remains a challenging condition to treat. In addition, the clinical manifestation of MSL in women has not been fully understood due to the male-dominated prevalence of the disease. Here, we report a rare case of MSL with vulvar involvement and provide a review of the literature to increase the understanding of both the diagnosis and treatment of the disease. A 46-year-old Japanese woman, who had a history of chronic alcohol consumption for over 20 years, presented with b...
Source: European Journal of Plastic Surgery - September 4, 2019 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Source Type: research

Perinipple mammaplasty
ConclusionsThe technique may be incorporated to the therapeutical armamentarium in specially select cases of plastic breast surgery.Level of evidence: Level V, therapeutic study. (Source: European Journal of Plastic Surgery)
Source: European Journal of Plastic Surgery - September 2, 2019 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Source Type: research

Alar base symmetrization suture in ethnic rhinoplasty
AbstractAlar base surgery has been widely studied in modern rhinoplasty. After the equalization of the dorsum-tip relationship and the improvement of the nasolabial, nasocolumellar and nasofrontal angle, also alar base, needs to be harmonized also. Several classifications of alar base deformities have been described, as well as many techniques for correcting them. This work aims to demonstrate that alar base symmetrization suture (abss) is effective in keeping the nasal wings symmetrical immediately after alar wedges resection and also permits maintenance of the symmetrization during time. It is a simple technique to perfo...
Source: European Journal of Plastic Surgery - August 31, 2019 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Source Type: research

Combined anterolateral thigh and tensor fasciae latae flap using intraflap flow-through anastomoses in a case of chest wall reconstruction
This report shows that intraflap anastomoses for two different pedicles can be u seful for no more than one artery and vein at the recipient site and also allows for preservation of the other lateral circumflex branches.Level of evidence: Level V, therapeutic study. (Source: European Journal of Plastic Surgery)
Source: European Journal of Plastic Surgery - August 28, 2019 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Source Type: research

Radial forearm free flap in head and neck cancer treatment: may dermal substitutes have a role in minimizing the donor site morbidity?
ConclusionsIn our study, we can conclude that the use of the dermal substitute when dealing with RFFF donor site repair can be considered more pleasant both from subjective and objective points of view when compared to the FTSG alone.Level of evidence: Level IV, therapeutic study. (Source: European Journal of Plastic Surgery)
Source: European Journal of Plastic Surgery - August 23, 2019 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Source Type: research

Management of extensor digitorum communis enlargement in a patient with scleroderma-polymyositis overlap syndrome
We describe our experience with the surgical treatment of extensor digitorum communis involvement in the context of this infrequent disorder. A 42-year-old female with scleroderma-polymyositis overlap syndrome presented to our department with a suspected right-hand flexor tenosynovitis. Physical examination, imaging, and electromyographic studies demonstrated, however, an enlargement of the extensor digitorum communis tendons with an extension deficit of the fingers. Conservative management was unsuccessful, so we performed surgery to shorten the extensor tendons of the second, third, and fourth fingers of the right hand. ...
Source: European Journal of Plastic Surgery - August 23, 2019 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Source Type: research

Rapidly-growing pseudoangiomatous stroma hyperplasia (PASH) causing bilateral gigantomastia in a 15-year-old patient
We present the evaluation and treatment in a rare case of multiple PASH causing bilateral gigantomastia in an adolescent patient.Level of evidence: Level V, therapeutic study. (Source: European Journal of Plastic Surgery)
Source: European Journal of Plastic Surgery - August 14, 2019 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Source Type: research

The importance of preoperative control of serologic markers before operations done under local anaesthesia
AbstractBackgroundPlastic and reconstructive surgeons perform operations under local anaesthesia very frequently. However, there is no consensus regarding a protocol for preoperative control of serologic markers. The aim of this study is to clarify the importance of preoperative control of serologic markers for operations done under local anaesthesia by evaluating the incidents that have occurred during these operations.MethodsAll operations done under local anaesthesia in a plastic surgery clinic in 2018 were evaluated. The study looked at the patients ’ ages, sexes, the operations they had, the times of the operati...
Source: European Journal of Plastic Surgery - August 7, 2019 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Source Type: research

Bilateral pectoralis major flaps for salvage of left ventricular assist device deep pocket infection
We report our first case of flap coverage of an exposed HMIII after deep pocket infection and discuss the reconstructive challenges associated with this fully intrathoracic device. A 31-year-old female with worsening postpartum non-ischemic cardiomyopathy was transferred to our facility in end-stage heart failure. She underwent complete sternal-sparing placement of a HMIII via bilateral anterior thoracotomies, and eventually developed a deep pocket infection with intrathoracic abscess. Plastic Surgery reconstructed the wounds using bilateral pectoralis major muscle flaps. The patient enjoyed an uneventful postoperative cou...
Source: European Journal of Plastic Surgery - August 5, 2019 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Source Type: research

Less invasive treatment for the pilonidal sinus combined use of negative-pressure wound therapy
AbstractIn treating pilonidal sinus of the sacral region, complete resection of the lesion and closure of the soft tissue defect/dead space resulting from fistulectomy is important. Insufficient closure of dead space frequently leads to a subsequent infection and wound dehiscence, with complications. We treated 4 patients with pilonidal sinus using negative-pressure wound therapy (NPWT) for closing the soft tissue defect after surgical resection and, by reducing the dead space in a short period, could close the wound by suturing in a second operation. The NPWT was continued for 14 –21 (mean, 17.5) days, by which time...
Source: European Journal of Plastic Surgery - August 2, 2019 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Source Type: research

Post-mastectomy pain syndrome after mamma reduction plasty, an unusual case report
We report PMPS in a 39-year-old patient after revision operation of breast reduction surgery. Postoperatively, the patient showed symptoms of severe persistent pain, swelling, cutaneous temperature changes, and hyperhidrosis in the affected breast. Subcutaneous infiltration with triamcinolone acetonide and prilocaine only relieved the symptoms temporarily. Botox injections did not relieve her symptoms of sweating either. Two intercostal nerve branches were identified with ultrasonography and dissected in general anesthesia. This procedure relieved her symptoms. Surgeons should consider CRPS and PMPS as differential diagnos...
Source: European Journal of Plastic Surgery - July 25, 2019 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Source Type: research

Pyogenic granuloma after a non-sutured transconjunctival blepharoplasty in the lower eyelid
We describe two cases of uncommon pyogenic granuloma occurring after lower transconjunctival blepharoplasty, with no suture and alert ophthalmologists and oculoplastic surgeons to the possibility of encountering and treating these lesions.Level of Evidence: Level V, therapeutic/diagnostic study. (Source: European Journal of Plastic Surgery)
Source: European Journal of Plastic Surgery - July 25, 2019 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Source Type: research

Major keloids of the scalp successfully treated with intralesional cryotherapy —a case report
We report the case of a patient who suffered from major keloids on the scalp. After multiple sessions of intralesional cryotherapy, a complete eradication of the keloids was achieved.Level of Evidence: Level V, therapeutic study. (Source: European Journal of Plastic Surgery)
Source: European Journal of Plastic Surgery - July 24, 2019 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Source Type: research

Total upper and lower eyelid reconstruction using periosteal flap canthoplasty combined with auricular cartilage and oral mucosa grafts
AbstractExtensive full-thickness defects of both the upper and the lower eyelids continue to be a challenge for reconstructive surgeons. Ectropion of the lower eyelid and an unnatural canthal shape are pitfalls to be avoided in total eyelid reconstruction. We here present a case in which an extensive full-thickness defect of the upper and lower eyelids after tumor resection was successfully reconstructed by means of periosteal flap canthoplasty from the infraorbital margin. A 73-year-old woman had in situ melanoma on her left eyelids. The lids were almost completely removed as a result of tumor resection. The conjunctival ...
Source: European Journal of Plastic Surgery - July 23, 2019 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Source Type: research

Comparison of the self-esteem between the applicants and non-applicants of cosmetic surgery
AbstractBackgroundIn some studies, psychological factors such as low self-esteem have been reported to be effective in making decision to undergo cosmetic surgery. So, this study was aimed to investigate the relationship between self-esteem and decision to undergo cosmetic surgery.MethodsIn this descriptive-analytical study, the participants were selected by convenience sampling. They included 100 cosmetic surgery applicants who referred to the specialized surgical centers in Kermanshah-Iran during 3  months. The control group also included 100 participants who were selected based on similar demographic features, incl...
Source: European Journal of Plastic Surgery - July 22, 2019 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Source Type: research

Tessier number 3, 4, 7, and 10 clefts, microphthalmia, and duplicated zygomatic arch: a rare association
We report an extremely rare association in a patient who presented a unique combination of craniofacial anomalies, including microphthalmia, bilateral Tessier cleft, and duplicated zygomatic arch.Level of evidence: Level V, diagnostic/therapeutic study. (Source: European Journal of Plastic Surgery)
Source: European Journal of Plastic Surgery - July 20, 2019 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Source Type: research

The establishment of a microvascular free flap service in a medium-sized hospital (500 beds) —an eight-year experience
ConclusionsThis study demonstrated the probability of a reconstructive microsurgical service in a medium-sized hospital which achieves respectable results that meet international standards.Level of evidence: Level IV, therapeutic study. (Source: European Journal of Plastic Surgery)
Source: European Journal of Plastic Surgery - July 16, 2019 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Source Type: research

The “Extreme Atasoy” flap
ConclusionsTreatment of fingertip injuries is an important topic in Hand Surgery. Local flaps are common forms of treatment in these kinds of injuries. The surgical technique is similar to that described by Atasoy, but with some important differences: the preoperative design is different, the donor site is not closed with stitches but heals by secondary intention, and the vascular pedicles are extremely skeletonized. This technique has proven to be safe and simple to carry out and provides good coverage of the distal portions of the fingers.Level of Evidence: Level V, therapeutic study (Source: European Journal of Plastic Surgery)
Source: European Journal of Plastic Surgery - July 15, 2019 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Source Type: research

Rhinoplasty in the deviated nose: patterns of recurrence and role of facial asymmetry
ConclusionsFacial asymmetry is present in most patients with a deviated nose. Nasal deviation often recurs, even after adequate surgery. The re-deviation pattern is progressive over the first few months after surgery. Midfacial hypotrophy may play a role in the formation of bony foundation defects of the nose and dynamic and asymmetric soft tissue forces over time. For the “facial envelope theory,” designing a surgical approach that would test this hypothesis is needed.Level of Evidence: Level III, therapeutic study. (Source: European Journal of Plastic Surgery)
Source: European Journal of Plastic Surgery - July 13, 2019 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Source Type: research

Eccrine porocarcinoma of the scalp: diagnosis and importance of early surgical intervention
We present the case of a 71-year-old woman presenting with a long-standing case of eccrine porocarcinoma on the scalp. After multiple incomplete excisions over the last 15  years, no metastases were found. Major reconstructive surgery was necessary after complete excision of the lesion. Complete removal of the eccrine porocarcinoma was achieved in 2 stages. The defect was closed with a large rotation flap of the scalp. No adjuvant radio- or chemotherapy was given. Tw enty-one months later, the patient presented with a rapidly growing lymph node recurrence, which was treated by lymph node dissection followed by chemora...
Source: European Journal of Plastic Surgery - July 4, 2019 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Source Type: research

“TRANS”-questionnaire (TRANS-Q): a novel, validated pre- and postoperative satisfaction tool in 145 patients undergoing gender confirming mastectomies
(Source: European Journal of Plastic Surgery)
Source: European Journal of Plastic Surgery - July 4, 2019 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Source Type: research

An index case of primary osseous PEComa in a paediatric craniofacial skeleton
We present an index case of a primary osseous PEComa of the craniofacial skeleton in a 3-year-old girl.Level of evidence: Level V, diagnostic; therapeutic; risk/prognostic study. (Source: European Journal of Plastic Surgery)
Source: European Journal of Plastic Surgery - July 4, 2019 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Source Type: research

Surgical outcome of the patient with open proximal phalangeal fracture with bone defect due to dog bite injury treated with vascularized bone graft: a case report
We described a case of open proximal phalangeal fracture with bone defect of the left index finger due to dog bite injury. The patient was treated successfully with a pedicled second metacarpal vascularized bone graft based on the second dorsal metacarpal artery following debridement and external fixation. Subsequently, extensor tendon tenolysis wrapped with adipofascial flap based on the first dorsal metacarpal artery was performed. After obtaining supple joint of the finger, flexor tendon tenolysis was performed. The postoperative course was uneventful, without infection. Nineteen months after the last operation, there w...
Source: European Journal of Plastic Surgery - July 3, 2019 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Source Type: research

The role of intense pulsed light (IPL) in the treatment of meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD)
ConclusionsIPL could be considered as an adjunctive tool in patients suffering from MGD. The high versatility of IPL device allows customized treatment with minimum discomfort and high tolerability.Level of Evidence: Level IV, therapeutic study. (Source: European Journal of Plastic Surgery)
Source: European Journal of Plastic Surgery - June 28, 2019 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Source Type: research

Reversed abdominoplasty as a reconstructive option on a patient with a basal cell carcinoma of the intermammary region
AbstractThe reversed abdominoplasty is an aesthetic procedure not very commonly used nowadays. It is used more often on patients with skin excess and lipodystrophy of the upper abdominal wall. Regardless of its low rate of complications, it implies perceptible inframammary scars that stretch along the midline. Basal cell carcinoma is the most common skin cancer. It is located mostly in areas of high sunlight exposure such as the face or ears. However, it can appear in uncommon locations like the intermammary area. The authors report the case of a 65-year-old female with a 3-cm nodular basal cell carcinoma of the inferior i...
Source: European Journal of Plastic Surgery - June 26, 2019 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Source Type: research

Preliminary results of the new lipogluing technique plus full-thickness skin graft in post traumatic lower limb reconstructive surgery
We report the preliminary results of soft tissue complex defect treatment and coverage with our new lipogluing technique plus full-thickness skin graft. From September 2015, five patients with complex soft tissue defects on the lower leg underwent the coverage procedure with our new lipogluing technique plus full-thickness skin graft. At the first surgical step after standard debridement, we fix by fibrin glue the graft of fat cells withdrawn using the standard Coleman technique. Lipoglued fat cells enhance the soft tissue cover and better supplement the final skin thickness and pliability. This allows us to achieve the ul...
Source: European Journal of Plastic Surgery - June 21, 2019 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Source Type: research

Phalloplasty and the tube pedicle: a chronological re-evaluation
AbstractThe invention of the tubed pedicle allowed the surgical realization of phalloplasty. Most articles on modern phalloplasty refer to Nikolai Bogoraz as being the first surgeon to attempt the procedure. Re-analysis of published material. Analysis suggests that, although Bogoraz may have been the first to describe it, he was almost certainly not the first to perform it, this honor falling to Sir Harold Gillies. It is important to assess in detail work published in both English and non-English language journals. This has become easier and more commonplace with the development of open access through the Internet but rema...
Source: European Journal of Plastic Surgery - June 10, 2019 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Source Type: research

Correction to: Current trends in operative treatment of carpometacarpal osteoarthritis: a survey of European hand surgeons
The entries in Tables  1, 2 and 3 were captured asN = 433,439 instead ofN = 439. (Source: European Journal of Plastic Surgery)
Source: European Journal of Plastic Surgery - June 8, 2019 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Source Type: research

Translation and pilot study of the Cleft Hearing Appearance and Speech Questionnaire (CHASQ)
ConclusionsTranslation and utilization of CHASQ facilitated international comparison and cooperation. Linguistically, valid replicas of CHASQ are now available in many European languages. Results from this study show that CHASQ may be used for collection of PRO on patient satisfaction and to spark conversation between clinicians, patients and families.Level of evidence: Not rateable. (Source: European Journal of Plastic Surgery)
Source: European Journal of Plastic Surgery - June 7, 2019 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Source Type: research

The use of a Gore-Tex prosthesis to stabilise venous drainage in an amputated distal forearm replantation
We report a middle-aged male patient who underwent a macro-amputation of the distal forearm at the wrist as part of an occupational accident. After successful replantation, a postoperative venous drainage disorder develops, which despite multiple revisions and the installation of a wide venous grafts could not be permanently repaired and endangered the preservation of the hand. The use of a Gore-Tex prosthesis allows a sufficient venous drainage and was the last option to preserve the limb. As far as we know, the available sources give no information about the use of Gore-Tex prostheses in venous drainage restoration in a ...
Source: European Journal of Plastic Surgery - June 5, 2019 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Source Type: research

Comment on “Glabella impending skin necrosis: a case report”
(Source: European Journal of Plastic Surgery)
Source: European Journal of Plastic Surgery - May 31, 2019 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Source Type: research

Radiation-associated angiosarcoma after autologous breast reconstruction: report of two cases in a plastic surgery unit
AbstractRadiation-associated breast angiosarcoma is a rare diagnosis but is commonly reported. Angiosarcoma occurring in non-breast tissue in breasts that have been reconstructed with autologous tissue following mastectomy is extremely rare. In our unit, we have managed two patients with angiosarcoma arising in non-breast tissue autologous reconstructions. Our report emphasises that any tissue treated with radiotherapy —that is, the residual mastectomy skin flaps or non-breast tissue autologous reconstructions—are at a risk of secondary angiosarcoma. We also discuss recommended surgical management, surveillance...
Source: European Journal of Plastic Surgery - May 30, 2019 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Source Type: research

The effect of TopClosure ® TRS in the treatment of large abdominal wall defect
ConclusionLarge abdominal wall defect can be treated using TopClosure ® TRS, effectively and easily, which can be generalized to be used in clinics.Level of evidence: Level IV, therapeutic study. (Source: European Journal of Plastic Surgery)
Source: European Journal of Plastic Surgery - May 22, 2019 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Source Type: research

Skin wound healing properties of Hypericum perforatum , Liquidambar orientalis , and propolis mixtures
AbstractTraditional formulation therapies based on natural origin compounds offer new alternatives for treatment of skin wounds.Hypericum perforatum (HP),Liquidambar orientalis (LO), and propolis have been proved to promote skin wound healing. Extracts of these compounds are traditionally used as folk remedies. They all have different effects on each phases of wound healing. Wound healing effects of the mixtures of these compounds were investigated. HP, LO, and propolis were prepared as combinations of mixtures at an equal rate. Fifty Spraque-Dawley rats were included in this study. They were divided into the following 5 g...
Source: European Journal of Plastic Surgery - May 21, 2019 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Source Type: research

Application of a 3D 4K exoscopic system to head and neck reconstruction: a feasibility study
ConclusionsThis initial experience shows that harvesting free flaps and performing microanastomoses with the 3D 4K exoscopic system are feasible. Further studies on larger series are warranted to explore if the applicability of this technology to other fields of head and neck surgery can compensate for its costs.Level of Evidence: Level V, therapeutic study (Source: European Journal of Plastic Surgery)
Source: European Journal of Plastic Surgery - May 16, 2019 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Source Type: research

Strattice reconstructive tissue matrix to maintain nipple projection —what do patients think?
We describe a novel use of banked Strattice to provide an internal scaffold and improve long-term projection following nipple reconstruction. We assess patient and partner satisfaction with the technique compared with routine reconstruction.MethodsAll patients who underwent nipple reconstruction in our unit by a single surgeon between 1/1/11 and 29/4/16 were identified retrospectively and asked to complete a satisfaction questionnaire relating specifically to their reconstruction. Those who underwent reconstruction with Strattice were compared with those that had local flaps alone.ResultsSixty-four patients and 73 nipples ...
Source: European Journal of Plastic Surgery - May 16, 2019 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Source Type: research

Danish and Dutch linguistic validation and cultural adaptation of the WOUND-Q, a PROM for chronic wounds
This study aimed to perform a linguistic validation/cultural adaption of the WOUND-Q from English into Danish and Dutch. The field-test version of the WOUND-Q is a comprehensive PROM composed of 222 items in 16 independently functioning scales. We followed the rigorous guidelines set forth by the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR) and the World Health Organization (WHO). These guidelines involved two forward translations, one back translation, an expert panel meeting, and cognitive debriefing interviews with patients. In the forward translation, the psychological function scale showed...
Source: European Journal of Plastic Surgery - May 10, 2019 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Source Type: research

A randomized trial comparing octyl cyanoacrylate tissue adhesive and sutures in the management of facial lacerations
ConclusionsEpidermal closure with tissue adhesive for facial lacerations was faster compared to monofilament sutures with comparable cosmetic outcome at the end of 3  months. (Source: European Journal of Plastic Surgery)
Source: European Journal of Plastic Surgery - May 6, 2019 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Source Type: research

Palatal fistulas complicating osseomyocutaneous reconstruction of oncological maxillectomy defects
ConclusionsBased on our experience, we caution against attempting direct closure for established palatal fistulae, the majority of patients who had attempted direct closure of their fistulae failed to achieve resolution. (Source: European Journal of Plastic Surgery)
Source: European Journal of Plastic Surgery - April 23, 2019 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Source Type: research

Liposuction fat emboli resulting in myocardial infarction: a case report and review of the literature
We report the only known case of myocardial infarction (MI) secondary to fat embolism in the setting of post-procedural liposuction. A review of the literature was undertaken to elucidate the pathophysiology of liposuction-associated fat embolism, identify patient and procedural risk factors, discuss diagnostic criterion, and identify management of this rare but potentially fatal complication.Level of Evidence: VType of study: Risk study (Source: European Journal of Plastic Surgery)
Source: European Journal of Plastic Surgery - April 23, 2019 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Source Type: research

Parental and health care professional views on psychosocial and educational outcomes in patients with cleft lip and/or cleft palate
ConclusionsThe results revealed that parent experience and views were diverse —from no specific problems related to the cleft, to both emotional and educational issues. The beliefs and level of knowledge in HCPs also varied. All HCPs, however, wished for more information and training regarding psychosocial issues.Level of Evidence: Level VI, Diagnostic/Qualitative study (Source: European Journal of Plastic Surgery)
Source: European Journal of Plastic Surgery - April 19, 2019 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Source Type: research

Abdominoplasty, seroma formation and duration of hospitalisation: comparative analysis and outcome of 112 consecutive lipoabdominoplasties performed using progressive tension sutures
ConclusionsBased on the study design, it is possible to conclude that early ambulation most likely did not contribute to seroma formation diagnosed by clinical examination alone in this series.Level of Evidence IV. Risk/prognostic study. (Source: European Journal of Plastic Surgery)
Source: European Journal of Plastic Surgery - April 17, 2019 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Source Type: research

Current trends in operative treatment of carpometacarpal osteoarthritis: a survey of European hand surgeons
ConclusionsThis European-wide study provides insight in the prevailing surgical management for isolated CMC-1 OA. Trapeziectomy with LRTI is the most popular procedure among the participating hand surgeons in Europe. Geographical trends seem to play an important role in the choice of preferred technique. Factors influencing the decision-making among surgeons practicing in different countries should be explored more closely in future studies.Level of evidenceLevel IV, prognostic study. (Source: European Journal of Plastic Surgery)
Source: European Journal of Plastic Surgery - April 10, 2019 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Source Type: research