Issue 4 / 2012

Principles of subtotal nasal reconstruction. Case presentation

Title: Principles of subtotal nasal reconstruction. Case presentation
Authors: A. Frunză, Ş.A. Popescu, I. Lascăr

Abstract: Nasal reconstruction is one of the most frequent tasks a plastic surgeon must surpass. Many times it
encompasses a complex defect including outer/inner layers as well as structural support
In subtotal/total reconstructions, the forehead flap is usually the workhorse.
We present the case of a nose reconstruction of a 68 years old patient, with a recidivated tumor in the

Complications in Body Contouring after Massive Weight Loss

Title: Complications in Body Contouring after Massive Weight Loss
Authors: S.V. Parască, D. Popescu, S.N. Tătulescu, S. Manea

Abstract: Obesity has become an epidemic in our country and bariatric surgery has had a rapid development
during the last decade. Dealing with post massive weight loss deformities poses new challenges for the plastic
surgeon. A wide range of operations helps the patients regaining a normal body contour. Complications are

The use of bone, cartilaginous and musculotendinous allografts in hand and forearm reconstruction surgery

Title: The use of bone, cartilaginous and musculotendinous allografts in hand and forearm reconstruction surgery
Authors: S. Marinescu, C. Giuglea, A.M. Boiangiu, I.P. Florescu, I. Lascăr

Abstract: Millions of allografts are used all over the world annually. Although the best known and advertised
allografts, that require top surgical skills, are those used as heart, heart-lung transplants, liver or kidney
transplants, they are only a small percentage of all the allografts used in the entire world. Most of them are

Median nerve reconstruction using autologous skeletal muscle vein-combined composite graft

Title: Median nerve reconstruction using autologous skeletal muscle vein-combined composite graft
Authors: M.B. Măciuceanu Zărnescu, D. Cinteză, I. Perşinaru, Ş.A. Popescu, I. Lascăr

Abstract:
Introduction
The aim of this paper is to promote an alternative method regarding peripheral nerve reconstruction
using muscular-venous composite autograft harvested from the injured site.
Material and method
The chosen case regards a patient that suffered an injury situated on the volar side of the distal 1/3

Choosing the most appropriate facial rejuvenation technique

Title: Choosing the most appropriate facial rejuvenation technique
Authors: E. Turcu, M. Turcu, I. Popa, M. Gheorghiu

Abstract: Facial rejuvenation is a top area of interest in today’s aesthetic surgery. Due to the high number of both
surgical and non-surgical techniques developed, choosing the most appropriate for each patient requires an
experienced surgeon. Under expert care, all of these (surgical and non-surgical) procedures may be combined
and personalized to give each patient the most natural results.

Simultaneous treatment for cervico facial rejuvenation with surgical lasers, adipose tissue graft(ALJ) and platelets rich plasma

Title: Simultaneous treatment for cervico facial rejuvenation with surgical lasers, adipose tissue graft (ALJ) and platelets rich plasma
Authors: D.M. Jianu, I.P. Florescu, M. Filipescu, O. Cobani, Ş.A. Jianu, D.A. Chiriţă

Abstract:
Background and aims:
Patients now want a long-lasting youthful appearance but with a minimally-invasive approach. Our
unique approach, “AdipoLASERreJuvenation (ALJ)”, involves a variety of minimally -invasive laser- and

Free Flap in a Rat model Inguinal free flap

Title: Free Flap in a Rat model Inguinal free flap
Author: N. Moheeputh

Abstract: The rat model is a very good model to practice free flap and specially, it makes us appreciate the procedure
of a free flap. Also, due to the fact that the diameter of the femoral artery is of approximately 1cm, it is a very
good exercise for free style perforator flap. The inguinal cutaneous free flap is based on the epigastric vessels
which are branches of the femoral vessels and a cutaneous flap is designed around the epigastric vessels.

Cosmesis and Body Image after open or laparoscopic cholecystectomy

Title: Cosmesis and Body Image after open or laparoscopic cholecystectomy
Authors: D.A. Bălan, N. Iordache

Abstract: Gallstones have led to pain and complications in humankind for millennia. Beginning in the 1880s,
cholecystectomy, performed through a sizable abdominal incision, was the treatment of choice for symptomatic
cholelithiasis. During the late 1980s pioneering surgeons first used laparoscopic techniques to remove the
gallbladder. The clinical advantages of laparoscopy compared to open operation became readily apparent,

Total pancreatectomy - technical options

Title: Total pancreatectomy - technical options
Authors: E. Gangone, D. Romanescu, S. Dima, I. Popescu

Abstract: Total pancreatectomy (TP) has been used to treat both benign and malignant disease of the pancreas.
Improvements in postoperative management include auto-islet transplantation, advances in insulin
formulations, and the use of glucagon rescue therapy which allow much tighter control of blood glucose
than previously possible. Despite the relatively small number of centers, which are able to perform these