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Each month the plastic surgery journal club reviews recent articles and records a podcast summary for all to enjoy. Great for those revising or trying to catch up on the latest plastic surgery and reconstruction innovation

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Each month the plastic surgery journal club reviews recent articles and records a podcast summary for all to enjoy. Great for those revising or trying to catch up on the latest plastic surgery and reconstruction innovation

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Plastic Surgery Journal Club

Latest release on Apr 13, 2020

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Each month the plastic surgery journal club reviews recent articles and records a podcast summary for all to enjoy. Great for those revising or trying to catch up on the latest plastic surgery and reconstruction innovation

Rank #1: Techniques and Perforator Selection in Single, Dominant DIEP Flap Breast Reconstruction

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Is this the best algorithm to use for DIEP flap breast reconstruction?...we review its value
Mohan AT, Zhu L, Wang Z, Vijayasekaran A, Saint-Cyr M. Techniques and
Perforator Selection in Single, Dominant DIEP Flap Breast Reconstruction:
Algorithmic Approach to Maximize Efficiency and Safety. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2016 Nov;138(5):790e-803e.

Nov 22 2016

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Rank #2: Extended Transconjunctival Lower Eyelid Blepharoplasty technique including Fat Redistribution.

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A new approach to lower lid blepharoplasty but is it for all patients?

Wong CH, Mendelson B. Extended Transconjunctival Lower Eyelid Blepharoplasty
with Release of the Tear Trough Ligament and Fat Redistribution. Plast Reconstr
Surg. 2017 Aug;140(2):273-282. doi: 10.1097/PRS.0000000000003561. PubMed PMID:
28746272.

Sep 02 2017

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Rank #3: Immediate versus Delayed DIEP Flap Reconstruction in Women requiring Postmastectomy Radiotherapy

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Do we no longer need to delay autologous reconstruction for breast cancer patients requiring post-operative radiotherapy?
O'Connell RL, Di Micco R, Khabra K, Kirby AM, Harris PA, James SE, Power K,
Ramsey KWD, Rusby JE. Comparison of Immediate versus Delayed DIEP Flap
Reconstruction in Women Who Require Postmastectomy Radiotherapy. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2018 Sep;142(3):594-605.

Nov 07 2018

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Rank #4: Mycobacterium jacuzzi

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Mycobacterium jacuzzi by Shiv Chopra & Damian Marucci

Mar 06 2019

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Rank #5: Multisite Lymphaticovenular bypass using supermicrosurgery technique for Lymphedema

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Please find below the paper we reviewed this month
Mihara M, Hara H, Tange S, Zhou HP, Kawahara M, Shimizu Y, Murai N. Multisite
Lymphaticovenular Bypass Using Supermicrosurgery Technique for Lymphedema Management in Lower Lymphedema Cases. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2016 Jul;138(1):262-72.

Jul 30 2016

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Rank #6: A Dynamic Anatomical Study into the risk of the "Brazillian Butt lift"

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Can sheering forces and the lack of a deep fascia be the major factors for the high complications rate in the "brazilian butt lift"?

Del Vecchio DA, Villanueva NL, Mohan R, Johnson B, Wan D, Venkataram A,
Rohrich RJ. Clinical Implications of Gluteal Fat Graft Migration: A Dynamic
Anatomical Study. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2018 Nov;142(5):1180-1192

Mar 03 2019

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Rank #7: Prepectoral Breast reconstruction following nipple-sparing mastectomy. A safe alternative?

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A novel approach to breast reconstruction using ADM in a pre pectoral pocket...but is it safe and possibly affordable?
bitany H, Piper M, Lentz R. Prepectoral Breast Reconstruction: A Safe
Alternative to Submuscular Prosthetic Reconstruction following Nipple-Sparing
Mastectomy. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2017 Sep;140(3):432-443. doi:
10.1097/PRS.0000000000003627. PubMed PMID: 28574950

Sep 25 2017

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Rank #8: The Functional Anatomy of the Deep Facial Fat Compartments

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Relevant paper for those that have an interest in facial aesthetics

Cotofana S, Gotkin RH, Frank K, Koban KC, Targosinski S, Sykes JM, Schlager M,
Schlattau A, Schenck TL. The Functional Anatomy of the Deep Facial Fat
Compartments: A Detailed Imaging-Based Investigation. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2019 Jan;143(1):53-63.

Mar 03 2019

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Rank #9: Salter-Harris Fractures of the Distal Phalanx: Treatment Algorithm

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Will this paper change the way you treat paediatric distal phalanx fractures?

Gibreel W, Charafeddine A, Carlsen BT, Moran SL, Bakri K. Salter-Harris
Fractures of the Distal Phalanx: Treatment Algorithm and Surgical Outcomes. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2018 Sep;142(3):720-729

Nov 07 2018

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Rank #10: Can prophylactic antibiotics for implant-based breast reconstruction lower your complication risk?

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Do prophylactic antibiotics after immediate implant-based breast reconstruction reduce the rate of complications?

Ranganathan K, Sears ED, Zhong L, Chung TT, Chung KC, Kozlow JH, Momoh AO,Waljee JF. Antibiotic Prophylaxis after Immediate Breast Reconstruction: The Reality of Its Efficacy. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2018 Apr;141(4):865-877

Sep 12 2018

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Rank #11: Incision Choices in Nipple-Sparing Mastectomy

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Can an algorithm help with your incision choice when planning a nipple sparing mastectomy and breast cancer reconstruction? Find out
Frey JD, Salibian AA, Levine JP, Karp NS, Choi M. Incision Choices in
Nipple-Sparing Mastectomy: A Comparative Analysis of Outcomes and Evolution of a Clinical Algorithm. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2018 Dec;142(6):826e-835e

Mar 03 2019

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Rank #12: Got a complex head and neck reconstruction case?...think Transverse cervical artery

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This paper looks at the use of the Transverse cervical artery in complex or difficult head and neck reconstructions.
Tessler O, Gilardino MS, Bartow MJ, St Hilaire H, Womac D, Dionisopoulos T,
Lessard L. Transverse Cervical Artery: Consistent Anatomical Landmarks and
Clinical Experience with Its Use as a Recipient Artery in Complex Head and Neck
Reconstruction. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2017 Mar;139(3):745e-751e

Sep 12 2018

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Rank #13: Simplifying the Forehead Flap for Nasal Reconstruction

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Can the forehead flap and its subsequent procedures for nasal reconstruction become simplified?...found out

Sanniec K, Malafa M, Thornton JF. Simplifying the Forehead Flap for Nasal
Reconstruction: A Review of 420 Consecutive Cases. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2017
Aug;140(2):371-380. doi: 10.1097/PRS.0000000000003540. PubMed PMID: 28376026.

Sep 02 2017

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Rank #14: When is the right time to give Chemoprophylaxis in Autologous Breast Reconstruction

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Heparin before, during or after an autologous breast reconstruction?

Bassiri-Tehrani B, Karanetz I, Bernik SF, Dec W, Lehman JC, Lerman OZ. The
Timing of Chemoprophylaxis in Autologous Microsurgical Breast Reconstruction.
Plast Reconstr Surg. 2018 Nov;142(5):1116-1123.

Mar 03 2019

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Rank #15: A Mycobacterium Jacuzzi- an outbreak of breast implant infections

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Mycobacterial infections after breast augmentation is extremely rare. Found out how one centre had 10 cases in just 5 months and why a Jacuzzi was so important in cracking the case!

Scheflan M, Wixtrom RN. Over Troubled Water: An Outbreak of Infection Due to a
New Species of Mycobacterium following Implant-Based Breast Surgery. Plast
Reconstr Surg. 2016 Jan;137(1):97-105

Sep 14 2019

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Rank #16: Two stage implant-based breast reconstruction

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Cordeiro PG, Jazayeri L. Two-Stage Implant-Based Breast Reconstruction: An
Evolution of the Conceptual and Technical Approach over a Two-Decade Period.
Plast Reconstr Surg. 2016 Jul;138(1):1-11.

Jul 30 2016

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Rank #17: A new Mandibulectomy classification and reconstruction Algorithm by Cordeiro and his team

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A 20-Year Experience with 202 Segmental Mandibulectomy Defects: A Defect Classification System, Algorithm for Flap Selection, and Surgical Outcomes. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2018 Apr;141(4):571e-581e.
Cordeiro PG, Henderson PW, Matros E.

Sep 12 2018

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Rank #18: Design for Natural Breast Augmentation- The ICE Principle

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Design for Natural Breast Augmentation: The ICE Principle
Mallucci, Patrick; Branford, Olivier Alexandre
Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery. 137(6):1728-1737, June 2016.

Jul 03 2016

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Rank #19: Breast Cancer after Augmentation/implants- what are the risks

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Can breast implants and the plane they are placed in the chest increase your risk of breast cancer?
Cho EH, Shammas RL, Phillips BT, Greenup RA, Hwang ES, Hollenbeck ST. Breast
Cancer after Augmentation: Oncologic and Reconstructive Considerations among Women Undergoing Mastectomy. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2017 Jun;139(6):1240e-1249e.doi: 10.1097/PRS.0000000000003342

Jul 06 2017

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Rank #20: Retrospective Review of Patients Undergoing Lateral Canthoplasty

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Each month we review a paper from the PRS Journal. Her is this month's paper.
Tepper OM, Steinbrech D, Howell MH, Jelks EB, Jelks GW. A Retrospective Review of Patients Undergoing Lateral Canthoplasty Techniques to Manage Existing or Potential Lower Eyelid Malposition: Identification of Seven Key Preoperative Findings. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2015 Jul;136(1):40-9. doi:10.1097/PRS.0000000000001363. PubMed PMID: 26111312.

Jun 04 2016

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Meshed and Nonmeshed Acellular Dermal Matrix in Immediate Breast Reconstruction

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To mesh or not to mesh...that is the question

Maisel Lotan A, Ben Yehuda D, Allweis TM, Scheflan M. Comparative Study of
Meshed and Nonmeshed Acellular Dermal Matrix in Immediate Breast Reconstruction.
Plast Reconstr Surg. 2019 Nov;144(5):1045-1053. doi:
10.1097/PRS.0000000000006116

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Free Perforator Flap Selection in Lower Extremity Reconstruction

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Algorithm for Free Perforator Flap Selection in Lower Extremity Reconstruction Based on 563 Cases.

Abdelfattah U, Power HA, Song S, Min K, Suh HP, Hong JP. Algorithm for Free
Perforator Flap Selection in Lower Extremity Reconstruction Based on 563 Cases.
Plast Reconstr Surg. 2019 Nov;144(5):1202-1213. doi:
10.1097/PRS.0000000000006167.

Apr 13 2020

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Ear Reconstruction after Mohs Cancer Excision

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An algorithym for ear reconstruction

Sanniec K, Harirah M, Thornton JF. Ear Reconstruction after Mohs Cancer
Excision: Lessons Learned from 327 Consecutive Cases. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2019
Sep;144(3):719-729. doi: 10.1097/PRS.0000000000005992

Apr 13 2020

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Control of Nasal Tip Position

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Assessment of Columellar Strut versus Caudal Septal
Extension Graft

Sawh-Martinez R, Perkins K, Madari S, Steinbacher DM. Control of Nasal Tip
Position: Quantitative Assessment of Columellar Strut versus Caudal Septal
Extension Graft. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2019 Nov;144(5):772e-780e. doi:
10.1097/PRS.0000000000006178

Apr 13 2020

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Nasal Reconstruction Using the Integra Dermal Regeneration Template

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Move aside Zitelli and skin grafts and make way for Integra!

Seth AK, Ratanshi I, Dayan JH, Disa JJ, Mehrara BJ. Nasal Reconstruction Using
the Integra Dermal Regeneration Template. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2019
Oct;144(4):966-970

Apr 13 2020

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Intraoperative navigatation in the management of acute facial fractures

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Try and navigate your way through all the bias in this paper!

ergeron L, Bouchard S, Bonapace-Potvin M, Bergeron F. Intraoperative Surgical
Navigation Reduces the Surgical Time Required to Treat Acute Major Facial
Fractures. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2019 Oct;144(4):923-931. doi:
10.1097/PRS.0000000000006040

Apr 13 2020

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Is it cost effective to monitor autologous breast reconstruction flaps after day 3?

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Will you send your autologous breast reconstruction patient home at day 3 after reading this paper?

ablonka EM, Lamelas AM, Kanchwala SK, Rhemtulla I, Smith ML. A Simplified
Cost-Utility Analysis of Inpatient Flap Monitoring after Microsurgical Breast
Reconstruction and Implications for Hospital Length of Stay. Plast Reconstr Surg.
2019 Oct;144(4):540e-549e. doi: 10.1097/PRS.0000000000006010

Apr 13 2020

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Comparing infection rates of Prepectoral vs Subpectoral Breast Reconstruction

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Momeni A, Remington AC, Wan DC, Nguyen D, Gurtner GC. A Matched-Pair Analysis of Prepectoral with Subpectoral Breast Reconstruction: Is There a Difference in Postoperative Complication Rate? Plast Reconstr Surg. 2019 Oct;144(4):801-807.
doi: 10.1097/PRS.0000000000006008

Apr 13 2020

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Reconstruction in lower extremity trauma is safe within 10 days: An update of the Godina paradigm

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Do we really need to reconstruct lower limbs within 72 hours for a safe outcome?

Lee ZH, Stranix JT, Rifkin WJ, Daar DA, Anzai L, Ceradini DJ, Thanik V, Saadeh
PB, Levine JP. Timing of microsurgical reconstruction in lower extremity trauma:
An update of the Godina paradigm. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2019 Jun 7. doi:
10.1097/PRS.0000000000005955.

Apr 12 2020

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Microsurgical Breast Reconstruction in the Obese

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Are free flaps safer in obese women undergoing breast reconstruction?

Klement KA, Hijjawi JB, LoGiudice JA, Alghoul M, Omesiete-Adejare P.
Microsurgical Breast Reconstruction in the Obese: A Better Option Than Tissue
Expander/Implant Reconstruction? Plast Reconstr Surg. 2019 Sep;144(3):539-546.
doi: 10.1097/PRS.0000000000005897

Apr 12 2020

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Improved breast sensation after DIEP reconstruction and only an extra 15 minutes!

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Beugels J, Cornelissen AJM, van Kuijk SMJ, Lataster A, Heuts EM, Piatkowski A,
Spiegel AJ, van der Hulst RRWJ, Tuinder SMH. Sensory Recovery of the Breast
following Innervated and Noninnervated DIEP Flap Breast Reconstruction. Plast
Reconstr Surg. 2019 Aug;144(2):178e-188e. doi: 10.1097/PRS.0000000000005802.

Apr 12 2020

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Gluteal implant-Associated ALCL

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ALCL from textured implants in the buttocks...its offical

Mendes J Jr, Mendes Maykeh VA, Frascino LF, Zacchi FFS. Gluteal
Implant-Associated Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2019
Sep;144(3):610-613. doi: 10.1097/PRS.0000000000005910

Apr 12 2020

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Hyaluronidase as a Treatment for Filler-Induced Blindness

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Assessing Retrobulbar Hyaluronidase as a Treatment for Filler-Induced Blindness in a Cadaver Model.

Paap MK, Milman T, Ugradar S, Silkiss RZ. Assessing Retrobulbar Hyaluronidase
as a Treatment for Filler-Induced Blindness in a Cadaver Model. Plast Reconstr
Surg. 2019 Aug;144(2):315-320. doi: 10.1097/PRS.0000000000005806

Apr 12 2020

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"Breast in a Day" Reconstruction?

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What is "Breast in a Day" reconstruction and is it better/safer than a more traditional implant reconstruction?

Antony AK, Poirier J, Madrigrano A, Kopkash KA, Robinson EC. Evolution of the
Surgical Technique for "Breast in a Day" Direct-to-Implant Breast Reconstruction:Transitioning from Dual-Plane to Prepectoral Implant Placement. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2019 Jun;143(6):1547-1556. doi:10.1097/PRS.0000000000005627

Apr 12 2020

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Pakistan Comprehensive Fistula Classification

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Does a team in Pakistan have the most comprehensive Fistula classification and Algorithm for repair?

Fayyaz GQ, Gill NA, Ishaq I, Aslam M, Chaudry A, Ganatra MA, Obaid O, Tarar
MN, Chen PK, Laub DR. Pakistan Comprehensive Fistula Classification: A Novel
Scheme and Algorithm for Management of Palatal Fistula/Dehiscence. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2019 Jan;143(1):140e-151e. doi: 10.1097/PRS.0000000000005169

Apr 12 2020

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Outcomes of Corticosteroid Treatment for Trigger Finger by Stage.

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Can steroids improve symptoms and function for all stages of trigger finger disease?

Shultz KJ, Kittinger JL, Czerwinski WL, Weber RA. Outcomes of Corticosteroid
Treatment for Trigger Finger by Stage. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2018
Oct;142(4):983-990

Oct 08 2019

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Superficial Circumflex Iliac Artery Perforator Flap: An Anatomical Study

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Yoshimatsu H, Steinbacher J, Meng S, Hamscha UM, Weninger WJ, Tinhofer IE,
Harima M, Fuse Y, Yamamoto T, Tzou CHJ. Superficial Circumflex Iliac Artery
Perforator Flap: An Anatomical Study of the Correlation of the Superficial and
the Deep Branches of the Artery and Evaluation of Perfusion from the Deep Branch to the Sartorius Muscle and the Iliac Bone. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2019
Feb;143(2):589-602

Oct 08 2019

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Breast Reconstruction with Free Abdominal Flaps Is Associated with Venous Stasis.

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Momeni A, Sorice SC, Li AY, Nguyen DH, Pannucci C. Breast Reconstruction with
Free Abdominal Flaps Is Associated with Persistent Lower Extremity Venous Stasis.Plast Reconstr Surg. 2019 Jun;143(6):1144e-1150e

Oct 08 2019

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Does Cartilage-Sparing Otoplasty stand the test of time?

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Mazeed AS, Bulstrode NW. Refinements in Otoplasty Surgery: Experience of 200
Consecutive Cases Using Cartilage-Sparing Technique. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2019
Jul;144(1):72-80

Oct 08 2019

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The Submental Flap in Facial Reconstruction: Evolution and Technical Refinements

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You might go mental for the submental pedicled flap the next time you perform a head and neck reconstructive case after listening to this paper's review?!

Bertrand B, Honeyman CS, Emparanza A, McGurk M, Ousmane Hamady IE, Schmidt A, Sinna R, Pittet-Cuénod B, Zwetyenga N, Martin D. Twenty-Five Years of Experience with the Submental Flap in Facial Reconstruction: Evolution and Technical Refinements following 311 Cases in Europe and Africa. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2019 Jun;143(6):1747-1758

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Very succinct

By Dattesh D - May 06 2020
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Appreciate the succinct summaries !