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Lateral frontal galeal-cutaneous flap for reconstruction after orbital exenteration for advanced periorbital skin cancer.

Predrag Kovacevic, Jasmina Djordjevic-Jocic, Milan Radojkovic,

BACKGROUND/AIM:Orbital exenteration is one of the most disfiguring procedures leading to significant deformity. Defect reconstruction is challenging, especially in elderly patients. We have reviewed our experience of orbital exenteration and primary reconstruction with lateral frontal galeal-cutaneous flap based on superficial temporal artery. MATERIALS AND METHODS:Data on patients treated for non-melanoma ... Read more >>

Turk J Med Sci (Turkish journal of medical sciences)
[2020, :]

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Quality of Life Indicators in Patients Operated on for Breast Cancer in Relation to the Type of Surgery-A Retrospective Cohort Study of Women in Serbia.

Predrag Kovačević, Snežana Miljković, Aleksandar Višnjić, Jefta Kozarski, Radmilo Janković,

Background and objectives: Quality of life (QoL) after breast cancer surgery is an important public health issue. The aim of this study was to determine the relationship between the levels of perceived quality of life in patients operated on for breast cancer in relation to the type of surgery, using ... Read more >>

Medicina (Kaunas) (Medicina (Kaunas, Lithuania))
[2020, 56(8):]

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Pancreatic pseudocyst with spontaneous cutaneous fistulization: Case report.

Milan Radojkovic, Predrag Kovacevic, Danijela Radojkovic,

RATIONALE:Pancreatic fistula occurs as a result of pancreatic duct disruption during acute pancreatitis. An external or pancreatico-cutaneous fistula is defined as a leakage of pancreatic secretion through an abdominal wound or previously inserted drain. If the extravasated pancreatic juice is walled-off by the fibrous or granulation tissue, a pseudocyst is ... Read more >>

(Medicine)
[2018, 97(35):e12051]

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Comparison of recurrence patterns of colorectal cancer in laparoscopic and open surgery groups of patients: A meta-analysis.

Aleksandar Karanikolic, Ilija Golubovic, Milan Radojkovic, Milorad Pavlovic, Dusan Sokolovic, Predrag Kovacevic,

PURPOSE:The purpose of this meta-analysis was to evaluate differences between laparoscopic and open surgery and also the development of local and distant colorectal cancer (CRC) recurrences in treated patients. METHODS:2,058 cases treated with laparoscopic surgery and 2,365 cases with open surgery from 20 included studies were analyzed, using the random-effects ... Read more >>

J BUON (Journal of B.U.ON. : official journal of the Balkan Union of Oncology)
[2018, 23(2):302-311]

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Primary reconstruction of neck defect after excision of metastatic melanoma of unknown primary site with regional pectoral myocutaneous flap.

Asen Veličkov, Predrag Kovačević, Aleksandra Veličkov, Shahram Ghanaati,

Metastatic melanoma of unknown primary (MMUP) is already a well described oncologic phenomenon in the literature, whereas tissue defects’ reconstructions on the neck region always present a challenge for the reconstructive surgeon. Two cases of giant metastatic, skin infiltrative neck tumor masses are presented. In both cases MMUP was diagnosed. Both intraoperative tissue ... Read more >>

Srp Arh Celok Lek (Srpski arhiv za celokupno lekarstvo)
[2016, 144(7-8):436-439]

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The Infraorbital Artery in Fetuses: Clinical Relevance in Perforator Flap Surgery.

Predrag Kovacevic, Igor Hrgovic, Sladjana Ugrenovic, Milan Radojkovic, Zlatko Hrgovic,

The reconstruction of soft tissue detects in mid facial region are highly demanding. Most challenging region are nasal alla. For full thickness nasal alla defects most authors use nasolabial flap based on facial/angular arcade, but for recidivans tumors the infraorbital perforator flap is a good solution.The aim of our research ... Read more >>

Med Arch (Medical archives (Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina))
[2015, 69(3):169-172]

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Addition of blood to a phycogenic bone substitute leads to increased in vivo vascularization.

Mike Barbeck, Stevo Najman, Sanja Stojanović, Žarko Mitić, Jelena M Živković, Joseph Choukroun, Predrag Kovačević, Robert Sader, C James Kirkpatrick, Shahram Ghanaati,

The present study aimed to analyze the effects of the addition of blood to the phycogenic bone substitute Algipore(®) on the severity of in vivo tissue reaction. Initially, Fourier-transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR) of the bone substitute was conducted to analyze its chemical composition. The subcutaneous implantation model in Balb/c mice ... Read more >>

Biomed Mater (Biomedical materials (Bristol, England))
[2015, 10(5):055007]

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Reconstruction of full thickness abdominal wall defect following tumor resection: a case report.

Predrag Kovacević, Asen Velickov, Danilo Stojiljković, Aleksandra Velickov, Zoran Ceranić,

INTRODUCTION:Reconstruction of a full thickness abdominal wall defect is a demanding procedure for general and also for plastic surgeons, requiring vigorous planning and reconstruction of three layers. CASE OUTLINE:We present a case of a 70-year-old patient with a huge abdominal wall tumor with 40 years evolution. Surgery was performed under ... Read more >>

Srp Arh Celok Lek (Srpski arhiv za celokupno lekarstvo)
[2014, 142(5-6):347-350]

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Catastrophic necrotizing fasciitis after blunt abdominal trauma with delayed recognition of the coecal rupture--case report.

Vanja Pecic, Milica Nestorovic, Predrag Kovacevic, Dragan Tasic, Goran Stanojevic,

Necrotizing fasciitis (NF) is a rare bacterial infection with dramatic course, characterized by widespread necrosis of the skin, subcutaneous tissue, and superficial fascia which can often lead to death. We present a case of a 27-year-old male with NF. One day after experiencing blunt abdominal trauma caused by falling over ... Read more >>

Ulus Travma Acil Cerrahi Derg (Ulusal travma ve acil cerrahi dergisi = Turkish journal of trauma & emergency surgery : TJTES)
[2014, 20(2):143-146]

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Second look procedure for large burn defect by banana peel pericranial flap based on one artery.

Asen Velickov, Predrag Kovacević, Dragan Petrović, Sladjana Petrović, Tatjana Kovacević, Aleksandra Velickov,

INTRODUCTION:Scalp and calvarial defects may result from trauma, thermal or electrical burns, resection of benign or malignant tumors, infections or radionecrosis. Reconstruction of large scalp defects is a demanding procedure. The reconstructive "ladder" are applicable to scalp and calvarial defects reconstruction. CASE OUTLINE:A 68-year-old female was admitted to our clinic ... Read more >>

Srp Arh Celok Lek (Srpski arhiv za celokupno lekarstvo)
[2014, 142(3-4):219-222]

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Presentation of pericardial hydatid cyst as acute cardiac tamponade.

Aleksandar Bogdanovic, Milan Radojkovic, Ruzica Jankovic Tomasevic, Ivan Pesic, Tatjana Radjenovic Petkovic, Predrag Kovacevic, Zoran Rancic,

We report a case of a 47-year-old man with isolated pericardial hydatid cyst (without myocardial involvement) that presented as acute pericardial tamponade. After initial investigation and transthoracic echocardiography, emergent pericardial drainage was performed for downgrading the urgency of a definitive treatment for a hydatid cyst. A computed tomography examination after ... Read more >>

Asian J Surg (Asian journal of surgery)
[2017, 40(2):175-177]

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Single stage turn in perforator infraorbital artery island flap for nasal ala reconstruction.

Predrag Kovacevic, Igor Hrgovic, Tatjana Kovacevic, Zlatko Hrgovic,

The reconstruction of fullthickness nasal alla defects is challenging procedure. Use of local flaps is acceptable approach. Flap based on infraorbital artery could be used for primary reconstruction of nasal ala defects.The prospective study include consecutive series of 15 patients with advanced skin carcinoma of the nasal ala and medial ... Read more >>

Med Arch (Medical archives (Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina))
[2013, 67(6):450-453]

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Comparative analysis of autodermal graft and polypropylene mesh use in large incisional hernia defects reconstruction.

Danilo Stojiljković, Predrag Kovacević, Milan Visnjić, Irena Janković, Goran Stevanović, Predrag Stojiljković, Marija Stojiljković, Milan Trenkić, Zoran Golubović, Nebojsa Ignjatović, Zorica Dimitrijević, Tatjana Kovacević, Biljana Stosić, Natasa Bagur,

BACKGROUND:Large defects of the abdominal wall caused by incisional hernia still represent a challenging problem in plastic, reconstructive, and abdominal surgery. For their successful tension-free repair a proper selection of reconstructive material is essential. In the last decades, the use of synthetic meshes was dominant while biological autodermal grafts were ... Read more >>

Vojnosanit Pregl (Vojnosanitetski pregled)
[2013, 70(2):182-188]

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Similarities and dissimilarities of the blood supplies of the human sciatic, tibial, and common peroneal nerves.

Sladjana Z Ugrenovic, Ivan D Jovanovic, Ivan D Jovanovic, Predrag Kovacevic, Sladjana Petrović, Tamara Simic,

The aim was to investigate the arterial supply of the sciatic, tibial, and common peroneal nerves. Thirty-six lower limbs of 18 human fetuses were studied. The fetuses had been fixed in buffered formalin and the blood vessels injected with barium sulfate. Fetal age ranged from 12 to 28 weeks of ... Read more >>

Clin Anat (Clinical anatomy (New York, N.Y.))
[2013, 26(7):875-882]

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A unique case of hereditary bilateral segmental neurofibromatosis on the face.

Irena Jankovic, Predrag Kovacevic, Milan Visnjic, Dimitrije Jankovic, Milena Velickovic,

Segmental neurofibromatosis is a rare clinical finding generally with no family history and facial involvement. There are four subtypes of segmental neurofibromatosis: true segmental, localized cases with deep involvement, hereditary segmental and bilateral segmental neurofibromatosis. Here we report three patients from the same family (father, son and granddaughter) with segmental ... Read more >>

An Bras Dermatol (Anais brasileiros de dermatologia)
[2012, 87(6):895-898]

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[Unusual case of successful hand replantation with bad functional outcome: a case report].

Saša Milenković, Ljiljana Paunković, Milan Višnjić, Predrag Kovačević,

INTRODUCTION:Traumatic hand amputation is a very severe and rare injury. Replantation and revascularization surgery requires the existence of specialized centres and well-educated teams of microsurgeons. In places where there are no such specialized centres for this kind of surgery, traumatic hand amputation is a major concern and quite a challenge, ... Read more >>

Srp Arh Celok Lek (Srpski arhiv za celokupno lekarstvo)
[2012, 140(3-4):229-232]

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Application of sentinel lymph node biopsy in cutaneous basosquamous carcinoma.

Irena Jankovic, Predrag Kovacevic, Milan Visnjic, Dimitrije Jankovic, Ivana Binic, Aleksandar Jankovic, Ivan Ilic,

Basosquamous carcinoma of the skin is a relatively rare cutaneous neoplasm that has significant metastatic potential and a metastatic rate greater than that of basal cell and squamous cell carcinoma. We describe the use of lymphatic mapping and sentinel lymph node biopsy in a 63-year-old man after identification of basosquamous ... Read more >>

(Annals of dermatology)
[2011, 23 Suppl 1:S123-6]

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[Incidence of lip and palate clefts in children in Nis from 1990 to 2007].

Vladimir Mitić, Marina Jonović, Nadica Mitić, Aleksandar Mitić, Dejan Mitić, Mariola Stojanović, Predrag Kovačević,

INTRODUCTION:Cleft lip and palate is a complex congenital anomaly of the orofacial system in children. OBJECTIVE:The aim of this study was to determine the incidence of live-born children with cleft lip and/or palate compared to the total number of children born in the period from January 1, 1990 to December ... Read more >>

Srp Arh Celok Lek (Srpski arhiv za celokupno lekarstvo)
[2011, 139(5-6):298-303]

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Collet Sicard syndrome as atypical presentation of neck fibrosarcoma: a case report.

Slađana Petrović, Danijela Grozdanović, Predrag Kovačević, Milan Višnjić, Dragan Petrović,

We report a 57 years old female patient with neck fibrosarcoma. Her main complaints consisted of hoarseness, difficulty swallowing, pain in the left side of her neck and left shoulder region, which all indicated the Collet Sicard syndrome, so the working diagnosis was glomus tumor. Diagnostic MSCT was used, and ... Read more >>

Bosn J Basic Med Sci (Bosnian journal of basic medical sciences)
[2011, 11(2):137-140]

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Reconstruction of the penile skin loss due to "radical" circumcision with a full thickness skin graft.

Ivan Ignjatović, Predrag Kovacević, Nina Medojević, Milan Potić, Vladimir Milić,

BACKGROUND:Excessive resection of penile skin is a rare but important complication of circumcision. Penis "trapping" under the skin and consequent sexual dysfunction occur as a result. CASE REPORT:Excessive circumcision with complete resection of the penile skin is shown. Penis, trapped under the skin, was deliberated and skin defect was substituted ... Read more >>

Vojnosanit Pregl (Vojnosanitetski pregled)
[2010, 67(7):593-595]

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Does incomplete excision of basal cell carcinoma of the eyelid mean tumor recurrence?

Irena Jankovic, Predrag Kovacevic, Milan Visnjic, Dimitrije Jankovic, Ivana Binic, Aleksandar Jankovic,

INTRODUCTION:Basal cell carcinoma is the most common tumor of the eyelid. In this region, reconstruction is complex and damage to healthy tissue should be minimal. OBJECTIVE:To define the relationship between margin clearance at excision and the recurrence rate of basal cell carcinoma of the eyelid. METHODS:This prospective study was conducted ... Read more >>

An Bras Dermatol (Anais brasileiros de dermatologia)
[2010, 85(6):872-877]

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Validation and feasibility of ex vivo sentinel lymph node "mapping" by methylene blue in colorectal cancer.

Milian S Ceranic, Dragutin M Kecmanovic, Maja J Pavlov, Djordje P Nale, Marjan T Micev, Predrag A Kovacevic, Aleksandar B Stamenkovic,

BACKGROUND/AIMS: There are currently divided opinions about the usefulness of sentinel lymph node mapping in colorectal carcinoma. This technique can potentially be useful in determining the volume of resection, reducing the number of analyzed lymph nodes limited to sentinel lymph nodes, and re-staging when metastases are detected in the sentinel ... Read more >>

Hepatogastroenterology (Hepato-gastroenterology)
[2010, 57(102-103):1113-1118]

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Sentinel node biopsy for skin melanoma.

Predrag Kovacević, Milan Visnjić, Marina Vlajković, Tatjana Kovacević, Aleksandar Visnjić,

BACKGROUND/AIM:Skin melanoma is one of the most malignant diseases with increasing incidence rate. Sentinel node biopsy (SNB) is very important for early detection of metastatic spread. The aim of the study was to analyze the first 40 patients with skin melanoma of 1 to 4 mm Breslow thickness when SNB ... Read more >>

Vojnosanit Pregl (Vojnosanitetski pregled)
[2009, 66(8):657-662]

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[Sentinel lymph node biopsy in breast neoplasms].

Milan Visnjić, Predrag Kovacević, Goran Dordević,

BACKGROUND/AIM:Sentinel node (SN) is the first draining node from the malignant tumor site. In the last decade, sentinel node biopsy (SNB) has been introduced as an alternative to axillary dissection in breast cancer. I n patients with negative SNB (sentinel node uninvolved with malignancy) axillary dissection is not recommended. The ... Read more >>

Vojnosanit Pregl (Vojnosanitetski pregled)
[2009, 66(3):228-232]

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[Breast reconstruction following amputation for cancer].

Milan Visnjić, Predrag Kovacević, Ljiljana Paunković, Goran Dordević, Dragana Budevac, Aleksandar Visnjić,

BACKGROUND/AIM:Today, breast reconstruction is a widely accepted method in the treatment of breast cancer after modified radical mastectomy. Reconstruction methods are associated with an acceptable number of complications and reconstruction favourably impacts quality of life. The aim of the study was to present our experience in breast reconstruction. METHODS:We presented ... Read more >>

Vojnosanit Pregl (Vojnosanitetski pregled)
[2009, 66(6):427-433]

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