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Cancers & Reconstruction

A team of doctors from different specialties, recently joined hands to demonstrate how a team based approach can benefit cancer patients. Dr. Peter Costantino, an otolaryngologist, about three years ago, found a rare and often fatal tumor in Angela Carrozza’s nasal cavity and right eye socket. According to the American Society of Clinical Oncology, nearly 38,000 cases of head and neck cancer were...

Radiation after Breast Reconstruction

Previous studies have shown breast cancer patients who receive radiation therapy after undergoing breast reconstruction and a mastectomy may be more likely to develop complications.// However, a new study shows this may not be the case. ....Researchers from the Fox Chase Cancer Center studied 85 women with breast cancer who underwent a mastectomy, breast reconstruction, and postoperative radiatio...

US surge in vaginal reconstruction

Hymenoplasty, a controversial procedure used to stitch up the torn hymen in girls in Asia, and Latin America, is rapidly gaining popularity in the United States // , for different reasons. ..Vaginal surgery, including the reattaching the hymen - long considered the only positive proof of virginity - is one of the fastest growing plastic surgery segments, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons...

A New Bioactive Cement For Facial Reconstruction the future

Researchers from the American Dental Association Foundation (ADAF) and the National Institute of Standards and Technology// (NIST), have developed a new technology that would help improve in reconstruction of face. ....This new technology helps in making scaffolds for bone tissue. The scaffold is laced with the patient's own cells. The scaffold is formed with a cement paste made of minerals also...

Fine Polymer Scaffolding – a Boon for Skin Reconstructio

Skin reconstruction now becomes more effective and safe with a newer, finely electro-spinned, dissolvable scaffold that closely resembles natural skin//. ..Tissue engineers and chemists at the University of Sheffield have developed a new biodegradable scaffold made from simple polymers, which serve as an effective method for managing burns and other skin injuries. ..This ultra-fine, 3-dimensio...

Jaw Reconstruction could be Possible in Oral Cancer Patients

Mayo Clinic ENT pioneers have found a new method to reform the mandible (lower jaw) of oral cancer patients// . ..Senior investigator of the study, Eric Moore, M.D., said that without reconstructive procedures difficulties such as in eating, speaking and facial abnormalities would be seen in mandible-removed oral cancer patients. ..‘We think this new process can be a huge advantage for patient...

Breast reconstruction may be possible with fat stem cells

Breast cancer survivors will be able to do away with invasive breast reconstruction surgery, replaced by an approach involving stem cells //extracted from their own fat, suggest University of Pittsburgh researchers who are investigating the potential these cells may have for renewing new breast tissue. ....In animal models, the researchers hope to prove that an injection of fat-derived stem cell...

Tissue Engineering for Craniofacial Reconstruction

Tissue engineering has emerged as a promising alternative for the reconstitution of lost or damaged organs and tissues, circumventing the complications associated with traditional transplants.// ....Tissue engineers attempt to repair or regenerate damaged tissue by using engineered tissue substitutes that can sustain functionality during regeneration and eventually integrate into the host tissue...

Surgeons Perform Nasal Reconstruction for War Veteran Using His Own Body Parts

Fletcher remembers little of the disfiguring accident that nearly killed him, but he likes to recall shopping in January 2007 near his home on Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland. ......Nobody stared at his torn face, he says. Not anymore, that is, because of his brand-new nose. ......In a series of six operations over a year-long period that ended with removal of the last sutures on May 2 - a...
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