European Journal of Plastic Surgery

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List of Papers (Total 153)

Rapidly-growing pseudoangiomatous stroma hyperplasia (PASH) causing bilateral gigantomastia in a 15-year-old patient

A 15-year-old female patient presented to our clinic with rapidly-growing breasts, causing her back and neck pain, mastalgia, and unwanted attention at school. Clinical evaluation showed bilateral enlarged breasts with multiple palpable tumors. Her height and body weight were 1.76 m and 54 kg, respectively. Both ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) were conducted...

Danish and Dutch linguistic validation and cultural adaptation of the WOUND-Q, a PROM for chronic wounds

Chronic wounds represent a significant problem to patients, healthcare professionals, and healthcare systems alike. The inclusion of patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) into wound care outcome assessment will provide important information. The WOUND-Q is a new PROM developed to measure outcomes for people with chronic wounds. This study aimed to perform a linguistic...

Parental and health care professional views on psychosocial and educational outcomes in patients with cleft lip and/or cleft palate

BackgroundEarlier research has investigated psychosocial and educational issues in populations of patients with cleft identifying several areas of concern. The objective of this study was to investigate current beliefs and knowledge about psychosocial and educational issues in parents and health care professionals (HCP) of children with cleft lip and/or palate (CL/P...

Current trends in operative treatment of carpometacarpal osteoarthritis: a survey of European hand surgeons

BackgroundSurgical practice patterns in operative treatment of carpometacarpal (CMC-1) osteoarthritis (OA) have been evaluated in the USA repeatedly. This study evaluates the current surgical patterns in the treatment of isolated CMC-1 OA among hand surgeons in Europe.MethodsAn online survey was distributed to hand surgeons of participating member states of the Federation of...

Readability of Dutch online patient-directed health information on breast reconstruction

BackgroundThe Netherlands and Belgium are among the top five worldwide of highest incidence in breast cancer, leading to an increase in post-mastectomy reconstruction interest. This study aims to analyze readability of Dutch-written online patient-directed information on breast reconstruction.MethodsAn online patient query for the term “borstreconstructie” was simulated using the...

The use of a combined profunda femoris perforator-based fasciocutaneous flap and gracilis muscle flap in the treatment of ischial pressure wounds in patients with limited mobility

BackgroundAlthough general principles of pressure wound management begin with optimisation of patient and wound factors to promote healing, refractory cases may require surgical intervention. Compared with other areas, ischial tuberosity (IT) wounds tend to occur in wheelchair-bound patients and may respond well to surgical debridement and flap reconstruction where added tissue...

Rectus abdominis flaps for the treatment of severe hidradenitis suppurativa requiring abdominoperineal resection, a case series

BackgroundThe management of severe hidradenitis suppurativa with destruction of the perianal region can be challenging; local tissue may not be available for closure.MethodsPatients were managed by proctectomy and reconstruction with musculocutaneous flaps based on the rectus abdominis muscle (RAM).ResultsThree patients were managed using this approach achieving closure without...

Congenital absence of the deep inferior epigastric system: a case report

Preoperative computerised tomographic angiography (CTA) in free flap breast reconstruction outlines the deep inferior epigastric perforator (DIEP). It can identify a single or twin system, measure vessel calibre, and identify iatrogenic/congenital anatomical variations. Evidence of the effect of previous abdominal incisions on this vessel system remain inconclusive. We present...

Contributing effect of lymphatic disruption in trapdoor deformity in nasolabial flaps—superiorly based vs. inferiorly based flap: A case report

The nasolabial flap is well suited for reconstruction of the lower third of the nose. In one-stage reconstruction used as transposition flap, complications can be caused by blunting of the normal concavity of the nasofacial sulcus, but also by trapdoor formation. Various theories have attempted to explain this phenomenon of bulging tissue occurring in transposition flaps. The...

Decision between contralateral and ipsilateral DIEP flap harvesting for unilateral breast reconstruction

BackgroundDeep inferior epigastric artery perforator flap (DIEP/DIEAP) procedure is a common method for breast reconstruction after mastectomy. For unilateral breast reconstruction, harvesting of the flap can be done contralaterally or ipsilaterally. The aim of this study is to demonstrate a possible side difference in quality of abdominal skin perfusion from left to right and...

Discussing sexuality in the field of plastic and reconstructive surgery: a national survey of current practice in the Netherlands

BackgroundPatient-reported outcomes have become increasingly important to assess the value of surgical procedures. Sexual function is a proven important constituent of quality of life, but is often overlooked by health care professionals. We aim to investigate to what extent plastic surgeons address or discuss issues concerning sexuality with their patients, and if there is a...

Complications, long-term outcome and quality of life following Surgisis® and muscle-covered implants in immediate breast reconstruction: a case-control study with a 6-year follow-up

BackgroundMatrices are now commonly used in breast reconstruction, but the scientific evidence is still scares. The main aim was to compare complications and the need for corrections in immediate breast reconstruction with the porcine-derived Surgisis® with the traditional muscle-covered technique. The secondary aim was to compare long-term quality of life and satisfaction...

New software and breast boundary landmarks to calculate breast volumes from 3D surface images

BackgroundA method to accurately calculate breast volumes helps achieving a better breast surgery outcome. 3D surface imaging potentially allows these calculations in a harmless, quick, and practicable way. The calculated volume from a 3D surface image is dependent on the determined breast boundary and the method of chest wall simulation by software. Currently, there is no...

Color Doppler ultrasonography targeted reconstruction using pedicled perforator flaps—a systematic review and meta-analysis

BackgroundFlaps are increasingly popularized in reconstructive surgery and there is need to test and increase their reliability. Color Doppler ultrasound has been stated to be valuable in flap planning. The aim of this study was to conduct a systematic review and meta-analysis of the literature of Color Doppler ultrasound targeted pedicled perforator flaps and provide information...

An enhanced fresh cadaveric model for reconstructive microsurgery training

BackgroundPerforming microsurgery requires a breadth and depth of experience that has arguably been reduced as result of diminishing operating exposure. Fresh frozen cadavers provide similar tissue handling to real-time operating; however, the bloodless condition restricts the realism of the simulation. We describe a model to enhance flap surgery simulation, in conjunction with...

Managing complex trauma injuries in the elderly: a case report of a free flap and circular frame in a 95-year old patient with an open IIIB tibial fracture

In an ageing population, increasing numbers of patients over the age of 70 are sustaining severe trauma. These patients require careful multidisciplinary team (MDT) management with careful consideration of existing co-morbidities, as such their treatment should be individually tailored. We present the case of a patient believed to be the oldest documented patient treated in a...

Development and validation of a new assessment tool for suturing skills in medical students

BackgroundIn recent years, emphasis has been put on that medical student should demonstrate pre-practice/pre-registration core procedural skills to ensure patient safety. Nonetheless, the formal teaching and training of basic suturing skills to medical students have received relatively little attention and there is no standard for what should be tested and how. The aim of this...

Reconstruction of acquired ischiatic and perineal defects: an anatomical and clinical comparison between gluteal thigh and inferior gluteal perforator flaps

Background Flap coverage is the gold standard in treating pressure sores, and due to the high recurrence rate, the possibility of multiple surgical procedures should be considered during flap selection. The gluteal thigh (GT) flap has become a workhorse for ischiatic pressure sore treatment at our hospital. Follow-up revealed a group of patients presenting recurrence of the...

Correction to: Apocynin and dimethyl sulfoxide synergistically protect against ischemia-reperfusion injury in a rat hind limb ischemia-reperfusion model

Dr. Ozer Sehirli’s affiliation needs to be updated as he was transferred from Marmara University Faculty of Pharmacy to Near East University Faculty of Dentistry two years ago. The updated information is provided in the affiliation section below.