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ISSN: 2096-6911
CN: 10-1634/R6
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Negative pressure device-assisted autologous fat grafting: A case report

This report describes a novel technique for improving depressed scars using negative pressure suction-assisted autologous fat grafting. A 35-year-old woman presented with a 20-year history of bilateral...

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Nasal implants for drug delivery: Advancements and applications

Nasal implants have emerged as a pioneering technology for nasal drug delivery systems. These are breakthrough options made of biocompatible materials that are temporarily inserted into the nasal passages...

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History and prospect of melanocytic nevus treatment: A bibliometric analysis

Melanocytic nevus is mainly treated by complete or partial removal. However, predicting the risk of malignant transformation of melanocytic nevi and which treatment patients should receive, surgical...

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Eyelid reconstruction methods: A 10-year review

In ophthalmological practice, eyelid reconstruction is often needed because of the presence of defects that arise after the excision of a tumor or after injuries. Various methods for reconstructing...

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A two-step correction of a congenital alar cleft in an adult patient: A case report

This report describes a two-step surgical correction of an isolated left-sided congenital alar cleft in a 21-year-old male patient presenting with a 9 ​× ​6.5 mm2-sized cleft. Malformations of the alar...

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Nasal valve angle or nasal valve groove: Which is more suitable to describe a normal anatomic structure?

The size of the nasal valve angle is often used to assess nasal ventilation. A larger angle of the nasal valve is believed to be more conducive for ventilation, and a small angle is considered unfavorable....

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Assessment of complete lymph node dissection in patients with melanoma: A systemic review and meta-analysis

Complete lymph node dissection (CLND) for patients with melanoma remains controversial. This meta-analysis aimed to compare the prognoses and complications between the CLND and control groups (patients...

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Advances and established therapies in linear scar prevention

Linear scars are scars formed after surgery or other trauma-healing procedures that typically exhibit a linear morphology. Optimal linear scars are characterized by narrowness, flatness, and a color...

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Revolutionizing diabetic wound healing: The power of microneedles

Diabetic wounds significantly affect patient quality of life. Microneedles are a promising treatment to accelerate wound healing owing to their high drug-loading capacity and efficient drug delivery;...

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Salvage anastomosis in free PAP-flap breast reconstruction: What about free flap neovascularization?

Since the emergence of microsurgery in reconstructive surgery, free flaps have become a key tool in the management of patients with breast cancer. One such flap is the profunda artery perforator (PAP)...

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Treatment of mild and moderate congenital ptosis via the levator imbrication technique

To correct mild and moderate congenital ptosis, traditional surgical techniques usually include dissection of the Müller’s muscle. Meanwhile, both the levator palpebrae superioris and the Müller’s muscle...

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Efficacy, effectiveness, and safety of combination laser and tranexamic acid treatment for melasma: A meta-analysis

Melasma is an acquired pigmentation condition characterized by its refractory nature and a high risk of recurrence. Treatment of melasma is challenging owing to its unclear etiology, stubborn resistance...

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A comprehensive approach to the delayed treatment of post-burn facial scars

Damage to the skin and underlying tissues due to thermal burns is relevant. Despite the success of modern medicine, repairing thermal damage to the skin is a difficult task in reconstructive plastic...

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Supraclavicular artery island flap for reconstruction of hypopharynx and upper esophagus defects: A case report and literature review

We report a case of a 74-year-old female with hypopharyngeal cancer who developed a pharyngoesophageal fistula and neck skin defect after total laryngectomy. To reconstruct the hypopharynx, upper esophagus,...

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Application of a jigsaw puzzle flap based on free-style perforator to repair large scalp defects after tumor resection: A case series

Reconstruction of large scalp defects after tumor resection is common and challenging. Free skin grafting or free flap transfer is always performed. However, these techniques can result in poor functional...

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A randomized clinical trial assessing the efficacy of single and multiple intralesional collagenase injections for treating contracted scars

Scar contractions caused by trauma or burns can cause secondary physical dysfunction and disfigurement. Many minimally invasive methods for scar contraction have shown limited applicability and efficacy....

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Integrated percutaneous sclerotherapy and surgical intervention for giant cutaneomucosal venous malformation from TIE2 mutation: A case report

Cutaneomucosal venous malformations (VMCMs) can manifest as sporadic or familial forms, following an autosomal dominant inheritance pattern. This report highlights the case of a 5-year-old girl presenting...

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Eight-year follow-up on postoperative improvement protocol in extensive metoidioplasty transgenders: A case series

This study aimed to evaluate the long-term penile size among patients who underwent extensive metoidioplasty....

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Absolute ethanol embolization for treatment of peripheral arteriovenous malformations

Arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) are aggressive congenital high-flow vascular anomalies, in which the feeding artery and draining vein are connected through fistulas without normal capillary networks....

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Efficacy of tibial transverse transport combined with platelet-rich plasma versus platelet-rich plasma alone in the treatment of diabetic foot ulcers: A meta-analysis

Diabetic foot ulcers (DBFU) are one of the main complications of diabetes. Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) treatment is a commonly used treatment option. Tibial transverse transport (TTT) also has a therapeutic...

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MEK inhibitors for the treatment of extracranial arteriovenous malformations

Arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) are serious congenital vascular anomalies in which the arteries connect directly with veins without capillaries. This condition will continue to worsen without proper...

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A review of complications of polyacrylamide hydrogel injection

Once a popular injectable filler, polyacrylamide hydrogel (PAAG) has been banned in China since 2006 due to its unclear safety and long-term complications. However, it is still being used worldwide...

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Role of adipose-derived stem cells in breast cancer

The clinical use of fat grafts for breast reconstruction post-mastectomy or radiotherapy has the disadvantages of limited retention and survival rates. To solve this problem, adipose-derived stem cells...

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Nasal sill reconstruction with the Abbe flap after skin cancer resection: A case report

Local flaps are widely known as the best option for partial nasal reconstructions depending on donor tissue laxity, vascularization, and defect shape and size. The nasolabial flap is used more often...

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