Prashanth Varkey

Prashanth Varkey
Jubilee Mission Medical College & Research Institute · Division of Reconstructive Microsurgery and Burns

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Aim: To identify perfusion differences between the areas of different depths and to evaluate the potential of portable indocyanine green (ICG) perfusion assessment to determine the likelihood of healing in burns compared with visual assessment. Materials and Methods: This interventional study was carried out at the burn unit and plastic surgery dep...
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Background: The reverse radial forearm perforator flaps are useful in softtissue reconstruction of the hand and forearm. Certain modifications in the flap and usage of hyperbaric oxygen therapy as an adjunct in reconstruction could aid in better outcome of the surgical procedure. The conventional reverse radial artery forearm flap incorporates the...
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To study the effectiveness of hyperbaric medicine in osteoradionecrosis and irradiation induced wounds. To evolve a protocol for management with combined surgical modality for irradiation induced injury. This study was carried out in the Plastic Surgery Department, from November 2011 to December 2018. A total of 30 patients with post irradiation pa...
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Background: The distribution of body fat and its variation is of great importance in determining the pathogenesis of insulin resistance. Central obesity has been recognized as an independent risk factor for diabetes. The objective of the study was to evaluate the predictive accuracy of various anthropometric measures of body fat in determining imp...
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Aim: Scrotal soft tissue loss is a part of the challenging conditions for plastic surgeon. The non-availability of adequate nearby healthy soft tissue and its probability of frequent contamination by excretory substances make the issue of reconstruction complicated. The authors present their experience with penoscrotal soft tissue loss with hyperba...
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Aim: Snakebite injuries of the extremities are common in tropical India among those involved in farming and outdoor activities. These injuries often complicated by cellulitis, gangrene, regional lymphadenopathy, compartment syndrome, bleeding abnormalities, septicemia, hypotension, and disseminated intravascular coagulation, resulting in significant...
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Cross-finger flaps are a powerful tool in terms of soft tissue reconstruction for defects of the fingers and thumb. In conditions where the cause is based on to infection or inflammation, there is always doubt on the part of plastic surgeons with regards to skeletonizing the pedicle for ease of transfer. Here, we present a case of cross finger flap...
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Background: Eighty percentage of oral cancer present with advanced stage disease, which is primarily attributed to poor access to health care. Providing specialist expertise to inaccessible low resource setting may improve early detection oral cancer and potentially malignent lesions. Our initial study combining mobile phone and telemedicine has sh...
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Aim: Inguinal block dissections for metastasis to inguinal lymph nodes and occasionally trauma are always associated with soft tissue loss over the groin region. A clinical study was undertaken to demonstrate the ability to utilize a superiorly-based perforator flap with reliable vascularity and less donor site morbidity to cover defects in the ingu...
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Anorexia and cachexia frequently complicate the late stages of malignancy and can be a prominent feature of early disease. The resulting weight loss significantly affects the morbidity and mortality of the cancer patient. A fundamental understanding of nutrition and the pathophysiology of cancer cachexia will aid in diligent treatment decisions to...
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Head and neck cancer remains a significant cause of morbidity worldwide. Multimodality treatment is often the only way to achieve improved function, quality of life, and survival, calling for a multidisciplinary team approach, particularly in view of the rapid advances being made in various fields. The roles of the head and neck surgeon and reconst...
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The use of free tissue transfer has evolved to become the mainstay of treatment of tissue defects. The reconstructive surgeon can choose from a wide variety of flaps. Flaps are chosen based on the tissue defect and also on the characteristics of the pedicle in terms of calibre and vessel length. Occasionally situations arise necessitating the use o...
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Microsurgical free tissue transfer is progressing rapidly and is being used more frequently the world over. Monitoring these cases is crucial for a satisfactory outcome. More sophisticated methods are available for monitoring, though they are often expensive. We propose a novel technique using digital photography and the Internet to offer a reliabl...
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Dysphagia is common after stroke and may result in malnutrition and aspiration. To prevent the risk of aspiration and to improve the nutritional status, patients with dysphagic stroke have to give up oral intake and become dependent on tube feeding. Restoration of the patients' ability to resume aspiration free oral feeding is important. A 55-year-...
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Most reconstructive surgeons prefer a myocutaneous free flap for head and neck reconstruction due to its bulk and superiority in bacterial suppression. To obtain proper symmetry and contouring in the head and neck region, ancillary procedures usually have to be performed. Eleven head and neck cancer patients underwent resection and reconstruction w...
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Epithelized enterocutaneous fistulas will form if feeding jejunostomy tubes are kept for a lengthy period. Such fistulas may not close spontaneously, and thus surgical closure will be necessary. An intraperitoneal surgical approach is most commonly used but is often difficult and a major undertaking. A novel, simple, and safe technique to close suc...
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Corrosive injury of the upper gastrointestinal tract has been frequently reported in medical literature. The ingestion of acid or alkali may be accidental or intentional. The spectrum of injury varies from involving the oesophagus, stomach, and duodenum either individually or together. The oral cavity is rarely involved. The sequelae of oral cavity...

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To determine the correlation between Apnea Hypopnea Index and Glycated Hemoglobin levels in adults above 40 years