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Alloplasts

Overview page. Subjects: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

An alloplast is a relatively inert foreign body implanted into tissue.

Advantages:

No donor site morbidity, quick, unlimited supply, can be prefabricated, selected...

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Alveolar carcinoma

Overview page. Subjects: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

See Head and neck cancer. Third most common site. Usually over 50 years. Lower jaw is more common than upper jaw, particularly behind the bicuspid teeth. Less directly...

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Ambiguous genitalia

Overview page. Subjects: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

See Embryology. In cases of ambiguous genitalia, assign patients sex before the age of 2. Assess by a geneticist and paediatrician. The most common cause is congenital adrenal...

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Amplitude: of tendon excursion

Overview page. Subjects: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

See Tendon transfers. Donor muscles should have similar excursion to that which is replaced. Excursion of wrist flexors and extensors is 3 cm, finger extensors is 5 cm, finger...

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amputation

Overview page. Subjects: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

(am-pew-tay-shŏn)

the removal of a limb, part of a limb, or any other portion of the body (such as a breast).

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Andre-Thomas sign

Overview page. Subjects: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

In Ulnar nerve palsy. The deformity of clawing is made worse by an unconscious effort to extend the fingers by tenodesing the extensor tendons with palmar flexion of the...

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Aneurysmal bone cyst

Overview page. Subjects: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

Blood-filled cysts lined with fleshy membrane. 50% occur secondary to other tumours. 20s–30s. Tendency to recur, can be aggressive.

Blood-filled...

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Aneurysms – upper limb

Overview page. Subjects: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

See Vascular injuries. Most are due to trauma and infection. Traumatic aneurysms are most commonly found in the thenar and hypothenar eminence, and the superficial arch. Tru...

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Angel kiss

Overview page. Subjects: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

See Nevus flammeus neonatorum. A macular vascular birthmark seen on the upper lip, which fades spontaneously.

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angiofibroma

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A benign tumour composed of blood vessels and fibrous tissue.

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