Cristian Radu Jecan

Cristian Radu Jecan

Wartenberg Syndrome - an Unusual Neuropathy - Case Report and Literature Review

Almost known in the literature and underdiagnosed even in the obvious cases, Wartenberg syndrome is most often treated, superficially and as a result, with direct consequences on its evolution. These elements ultimately lead to loss of cases and reporting in the literature as a rarity or other condition of the radial nerve, superficial branch. It must be understood at first that the radial nerve is susceptible to compression in different ways along the anatomical path. Causes are all common in the upper limb, compression and trauma. The two elements (compression and trauma) affect the superficial branch of the radial nerve at the time of its passage between the brachioradial muscle and the supinator muscle, as a result the patients complain of ‘’hand pain‘’. They describe only sensitive disorders but not motor disorders. The pain is described distally by the radial foramen and is accompanied by paresthesia on the dorsal side of the hand. The present case shows a female person working in a car parts factory where they have to pick up considerable parts to inspect them. The pieces are positioned on different side, as a result he must use the muscles of the forearm to turn them.

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Nervous Regeneration Allograph Type of Periferic Nerv

This article completes the problem of nerve regeneration on the allograft model harvested from the same type of individual (in this case the Wistar laboratory mouse).The approach to major trauma produced by various mechanisms and the development of a well-established algorithm, applied in a multidisciplinary team, results in a distinctly different result, both sensory and motor recovery, depending on the operative technique, the operative logistics and the type of graft. The article explains the experimental model, the subjects that were previously prepared for the operating time, the type of anesthesia that was administered, explaining why dosages and administered substances were used, the techniques used in the two batches that are totally different anatomic approach path, different as a bed of nerve regeneration but with operating technicians that do not differ in the two batches. The results are visibly different and are compared by the fi ngerprint sample. The regeneration times are different, the sensitive recurrence, the resumption of motor activity differs very little in the variables of each lot but are appreciable and different as the dynamics and value from one batch to the other.

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Results in Breast Reconstruction - Retrospective Study

In the last century, the breast reconstruction after mastectomy has become an important element of the multicentric treatment of the patients suffering from breast cancer. Breast reconstruction was initially developed to reduce the complications of mastectomy and the deformations of the thoracic wall. Currently, it is known the fact that reconstruction can improve the psychosocial state and the quality of life of the patients with breast cancer[1]. [...]

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The Versatility, Plasticity and Esthetic Aspect of Latissimus Dorsi Muscle-Cutaneous Flap in Breast Reconstruction - Case Report

In the last decades, the approach manner of the defects of the soft parts post-mastectomy developed significantly together with the innovative surgical techniques of oncoplastic surgery.
Among these techniques, the reconstruction of the breast with LD flap and implant continues to be a reliable and easy to perform method, both by the experi-enced surgeons and also for the beginners[1]. [...]

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Versatility of the Cross-Finger Flap for Reconstruction of the Thumb

It is well known that the thumb is responsible for 40% of the hand function. Th erefore, preserving its length and mobility represents the main objective of the plastic surgeon while choosing the most appropriate reconstruction technique[1]. When resurfacing of the fingers is needed after hand injuries, cross-finger flaps have proved themselves very useful[2]. Since its premier many years ago[3], this type of flap remains an elegant method in order to cover exposed bones or tendons of the fi n-ger, in order to ensure length preservation and function recovery. [...]

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A Curious Case of Rhinophyma in a 73-Year-Old Patient

Rhinophyma is a benign tumor characterized by a pro-gressive hypertrophy of the nose soft tissues, with a re-ddish and bulky appearance, affecting most frequently elderly Caucasian males[1], which may also cause functional airway obstruction. It is believed to be the end stage of severe acne rosacea, but the real cause and the exact etiology remain unknown[1]. The male to female ratio of rhinophyma patient varies between 5 to 1 and 30 to 1 [2,3]. The diagnosis is based on the clinical features of this rare and disfiguring disease using Rhinophyma Severity Index Score (RHISI)[4]. The main differential diagnosis is the basal cell carcinoma (BCC), with an occult incidence of 3% to 10% in patients with rhinophyma[1]. [...]

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Breast Reconstruction Particularities after Radiotherapy - Case Report

Postmastectomy radiation therapy decreases the incidence of locoregional disease recurrence in patients with invasive breast cancer and has been proven to reflect a survival advantage for patients with node positive disease[1,2]. The optimal timing and technique of breast reconstruction procedures in patients requiring post-mastectomy radiation therapy are controversial[1] . Patients undergoing postmastectomy breast reconstruction, with a history of prior radiation therapy, present a particular clinical scenario. This is because of their well-documented higher complication rates, secondary to deleterious effects of irradiation on the soft tissue envelope of the remaining breast. [...]

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Comparison of Osteosynthesis Using Plates and Screws Versus Kirschner Wire Fixation for Unstable Metacarpal Fractures: a...

Hand surgery is considered to be the biggest challenge for every plastic surgeon. The social value of the hand is appreciated by any individual, butmostly by plastic surgeons which are, par excellence, hand-working persons. When a hand injury is treated you must consider the Hippocratic concept which states that "healing is a matter of time but it is sometimes also a matter of opportunity". The hand forms a functional unit with the forearm which is a high-precision machine, with multiples levers, who has tactile intelligence that ensure its auto-mechanism, being able to grab and maintain, in any spatial position, large and small tools invented by human genius. The hand is both a motor and sensory organ, and in terms of society,it is an organ of defense, an organ of creation and expression. This is why hand surgery is very important, both in medical and social terms, and any research in this domain has one purpose: improving the treatment of hand injuriesin order to obtain functional results closer to the genetic scale of the divine creation. The purpose of this study was to assess different osteosynthesis techniques in order to establish which one is better in matters of functional results. [...]

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Economic Impact of Early Detection and Treatment of Skin Cancer on the Health Care System

Non-melanoma skin cancer (NMSC) ranks as the fifth most costly cancer to treat in the United States even though the mortality rate is not high [1].
In Romania, the dermatologist is the one who generally detects skin cancer, but any clinician, especially the primary care physician who has a constant connection with the patient, plays an important role in skin cancer detection. In the early detection stage, a good collaboration with the plastic surgeon permits the surgical excision of the tumour with oncologic safety margins and primary suture, resulting in minimal costs [2]. Unfortunately, a great number of patients involved in our study (>84%) showed up in more advanced stages which required a reconstructive method.

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The Distally Based Superficial Sural Artery Angiosome Flap Concept: Anatomy, Indications, Surgical Technique, Results...

Located between the popliteal fossa and the midportion of the calf, centered over de midline raphe, between the medial and lateral heads of the gastrocnemius muscle, the sural flap is the best known neurocutaneous flap of the leg. [1,2]
The sural angiosome was first introduced in practice by Ponten in 1981, when he reported the use of 23 fasciocutaneous proximally based flaps for soft tissue defects.[3] Donski and Fogdestam described the anatomy of the distally based sural flap and presented three clinical cases in 1982. [4]

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Treatment Management of Bilateral Lower Eyelids Basal Cell Carcinomas with Total Lower Eyelid Reconstruction

Basal cell carcinoma (BCC) is known as the most common type of skin cancer with a rapidly rising incidence, 90 % of the cases occurring in the head and neck region. (1) The eyelids are involved in 10% of these cases, making it the most prominent eyelid malignancy. (2) It predominantly affects fair-skin individuals, notably type I and II Fitzpatrick photo types, most of them presenting with a positive history of chronic sunlight exposure. Etiology may be multifactorial, but sun exposure has been involved in most of the cases. (3) Basal cell carcinomas arise from the basal layer of the epidermis, probably as a result of activating the proto-oncogenes and inactivating the suppressor genes in the keratinocytes. (4)

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