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Publications:  Dr Georgios Pafitanis

Song D, Pafitanis G, Reissis D, Koshima I, Zhang Y, Narushima M, Zhou X, Li Z(2020). A Sequential Thoracoacromial Artery Perforator Flap for Reconstructing the Donor Site of Sternocleidomastoid Myocutaneous Flaps: Extended Indications and Technical Modifications. Annals of plastic surgery vol. 84, (6) 657-664.
10.1097/SAP.0000000000002042
Pafitanis G, Pawa A, Mohanna PN, Din AH(2020). The Butterly iQ: An ultra-simplified color Doppler ultrasound for bedside pre-operative perforator mapping in DIEP flap breast reconstruction. Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery vol. 73, (5) 983-1007.
10.1016/j.bjps.2020.01.002
Pafitanis G, Nikkhah D, Myers S(2020). The Dunning–Kruger effect: Revisiting “the valley of despair” in the evolution of competency and proficiency in reconstructive microsurgery. Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery vol. 73, (4) 783-808.
10.1016/j.bjps.2019.11.062
Song D, Liu D, Pafitanis G, Liu Z, Wang X, Zhou X, Liu J, Li Z(2020). Extensive Microsurgical Reconstruction of Chest Wall Defects for Locally Advanced Breast Cancer: A 10-Year Single-Unit Experience. Annals of plastic surgery vol. 84, (3) 293-299.
10.1097/SAP.0000000000002000
Kim YH, Kim GH, Pafitanis G, Miller R, Kim SW(2020). Limb Salvage Using Combined Linking Perforator Free Flaps. International Journal of Lower Extremity Wounds vol. 19, (1) 44-50.
10.1177/1534734619864240
Ciudad P, Manrique OJ, Bustos SS, Pafitanis G, Forte AJ, Huayllani MT, Boczar D, Vargas M et al.(2020). The Modified Extended Fleur-De-Lis Latissimus Dorsi Flap for Various Complex Multi-directional Large Soft and Bone Tissue Reconstruction. Cureus vol. 12, (2)
10.7759/cureus.6974
Ghanem A, Kearns M, Ballestín A, Froschauer S, Akelina Y, Shurey S, Legagneux J, Ramachandran S et al.(2020). International microsurgery simulation society (IMSS) consensus statement on the minimum standards for a basic microsurgery course, requirements for a microsurgical anastomosis global rating scale and minimum thresholds for training. Injury
10.1016/j.injury.2020.02.004
Pafitanis G, Pahal GS, Myers S, Ramakrishnan V(2020). The “Needle-splint” Technique: A method of accurate apposition and eversion during microvascular anastomosis. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery - Global Open vol. 8, (1) 1-3.
10.1097/GOX.0000000000002611
Pafitanis G, Amorosi V, Elia R, Di Taranto G, Alamouti R, Chen SH, Chen HC(2019). Saphenous vein graft with mechanisms of “anchor-pipe” and pressure “step-down” to ensure the use of carotid artery as recipient for free flap transfer in vessels-depleted neck. Microsurgery vol. 39, (7) 669-670.
10.1002/micr.30449
Pafitanis G, Chen H-C(2019). The Pinprick Test: Key Considerations in Execution of Skin Flap Perfusion Testing. Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open vol. 7, (9)
10.1097/GOX.0000000000002370
Elia R, Pafitanis G, Ciudad P, Chen HC(2019). Accessory penis: A rare method of peno-urethral separation of sexual function and voiding following successful complex hypospadias reconstruction with a free ileum flap. Archives of Plastic Surgery vol. 46, (4) 381-385.
10.5999/aps.2018.00689
Mendis KC, Pafitanis G, Bulstrode N(2019). A technique to aid minimal access harvesting in the second stage of autologous ear reconstruction. Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England vol. 101, (4)
10.1308/rcsann.2019.0005
Nikkhah D, Miller R, Pafitanis G, Vijayan R, Sadigh P(2019). Five Simple Techniques to Enable Rapid Elevation and Donor Site Closure of the Anterolateral Thigh Flap. J Hand Microsurg vol. 11, (1) 54-56.
10.1055/s-0038-1672336
Pafitanis G, Elia R, Miller R, Wu CH, Ciudad P, Chen HC(2019). The use of cross-limb venous bridge in extremity reconstruction of soft tissue defects following surgical excision of chronic wound. Microsurgery vol. 39, (3) 278-279.
10.1002/micr.30416
Pafitanis G, Hadjiandreou M, Miller R, Mason K, Theodorakopoulou E, Sadri A, Taylor K, Myers S(2019). The use of mobile computing devices in microsurgery. Archives of Plastic Surgery vol. 46, (2) 102-107.
10.5999/aps.2018.00150
Pafitanis G, Cooper L, Hadjiandreou M, Ghanem A, Myers S(2019). Microvascular anastomotic coupler application learning curve: A curriculum supporting further deliberate practice in ex-vivo simulation models. Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery vol. 72, (2) 203-210.
10.1016/j.bjps.2018.10.021
Ciudad P, Vijayan R, Pafitanis G, Kaya B, Parra Pont L, Agko M, Manrique OJ, Kiranantawat K et al.(2019). A simple and effective method to optimize limb position after complex lower limb free flap reconstruction with concurrent external fixation. Microsurgery vol. 39, (1) 98-99.
10.1002/micr.30301
Pafitanis G, Narushima M, Yamamoto T, Miller R, Koshima I(2019). Insights to establish early learning curve in clinical supermicrosurgery. Microsurgery vol. 39, (1) 100-101.
10.1002/micr.30401
Di Taranto G, Elia R, Pafitanis G, Amorosi V, Liao LY, Chen SH, Chen HC(2019). Late occurrence of squamous cell carcinoma arising from skin-lining flap. Microsurgery vol. 39, (1) 96-97.
10.1002/micr.30400
Huang L, Pafitanis G, Song D, Hu D, Niu P, Hong X, Qi R, Wei X et al.(2018). Anatomical Basis of the Intermediate Dorsal Pedal Neurocutaneous Perforator Pedicled Propeller Flap: A Cadaveric Dissection. Clinical Anatomy vol. 31, (7) 1077-1084.
10.1002/ca.23229
Virdee J, Pafitanis G, Alamouti R, Brohi K, Patel H(2018). Mind the gap: 11 years of train-related injuries at the Royal London Hospital Major Trauma Centre. Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England vol. 100, (7) 520-528.
10.1308/rcsann.2018.0089
Narushima M, Yamasoba T, Iida T, Matsumoto Y, Yamamoto T, Yoshimatsu H, Timothy S, Pafitanis G et al.(2018). Pure skin perforator flaps: The anatomical vascularity of the superthin flap. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery vol. 142, (3) 351E-360E.
10.1097/PRS.0000000000004698
Pafitanis G, Narushima M, Yamamoto T, Raveendran M, Veljanoski D, Ghanem AM, Myers S, Koshima I(2018). Evolution of an evidence-based supermicrosurgery simulation training curriculum: A systematic review. Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery vol. 71, (7) 976-988.
10.1016/j.bjps.2018.04.005
Pafitanis G, Ghanem A, Myers S(2018). "to Err Is Human." - Managing Human Error in Reconstructive Microsurgery Training with Defense Barriers. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery - Global Open vol. 6, (4)
10.1097/GOX.0000000000001753
Chi Z, Pafitanis G, Pont LEP, Vijayan R, Marcelli S, Gao W, Li Z, Zhou X et al.(2018). The use of innervated radial artery superficial palmar branch perforator free flap for complex digital injuries reconstruction. Journal of Plastic Surgery and Hand Surgery vol. 52, (2) 111-116.
10.1080/2000656X.2017.1360317
Ciudad P, Vijayan R, Pafitanis G, Parra Pont L, Kaya B, Agko M, Manrique OJ, Chang WL et al.(2018). A simple and effective crepe bandage splinting method to decrease tension after large superficial circumflex iliac artery perforator (SCIP) flap donor site closure. Microsurgery vol. 38, (2) 230-231.
10.1002/micr.30267
Song D, Pafitanis G, Pont LEP, Yang P, Koshima I, Zhang Y, Iida T, Zhou X et al.(2018). Chimeric thoracoacromial artery perforator flap for one-staged reconstruction of complex pharyngoesophageal defects: A single unit experience. Head and Neck vol. 40, (2) 302-311.
10.1002/hed.24962
Miller R, Alamouti R, Pywell S, Pafitanis G, Sadigh P(2018). Establishing a paediatric hand trauma management pathway: A closed loop multi-centre audit. International Journal of Surgery
10.1016/j.ijsu.2018.05.428
Robustillo M, Pont LP, Pafitanis G, Ciudad P, Grandes D, Iglesias I(2018). Immediate breast reconstruction with a 'modified fleur-de-lis' abdominal-free flap in a patient with previous abdominal surgery. Indian Journal of Plastic Surgery vol. 51, (1) 89-92.
10.4103/ijps.IJPS_185_17
Pafitanis G, Veljanoski D, Suciu CO, Ghanem AM, Myers S(2018). Non-living microvascular training models: Face validity of liquid latex and the challenge of structural vs. “physiological” patency assessment. Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery vol. 71, (1) 53-54.
10.1016/j.bjps.2017.08.019
Pafitanis G, Veljanoski D, Ghanem AM, Myers S(2018). Pork Belly: A simulation training model for intramuscular perforator dissection. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery - Global Open vol. 6, (2)
10.1097/GOX.0000000000001674
Pafitanis G, Cooper L, Vijayan R, Ghanem A, Myers S(2017). Putting the heart into microvascular training: The micropump, a practical “heart-like” device to enhance vascular anastomosis non-living simulation. Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery vol. 70, (12) 1787-1788.
10.1016/j.bjps.2017.08.004
Pafitanis G, Raveendran M, Myers S, Ghanem AM(2017). Flowmetry evolution in microvascular surgery: A systematic review. Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery vol. 70, (9) 1242-1251.
10.1016/j.bjps.2017.05.010
Song D, Pafitanis G, Yang P, Narushima M, Li Z, Liu L, Wang Z(2017). Innervated dorsoradial perforator free flap: A reliable supermicrosurgery fingertip reconstruction technique. Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery vol. 70, (8) 1001-1008.
10.1016/j.bjps.2017.05.038
Pafitanis G, Serrar Y, Raveendran M, Ghanem A, Myers S(2017). The Chicken Thigh Adductor Profundus Free Muscle Flap: A Novel Validated Non-Living Microsurgery Simulation Training Model. Arch Plast Surg vol. 44, (4) 293-300.
10.5999/aps.2017.44.4.293
https://qmro.qmul.ac.uk/xmlui/handle/123456789/34347
Tang L, Pafitanis G, Yang P, Li Z, Jia M, Koshima I, Song D, Chi Z(2017). Combined multi-lobed flaps: A series of 39 extensive hand and multi-digit injuries one-staged reconstructions using modified designs of ALT, DPA and chimeric linking flaps. Injury vol. 48, (7) 1527-1535.
10.1016/j.injury.2017.03.049
Pafitanis G, Veljanoski D, Ghanem AM, Myers S(2017). Intimal Surface Suture Line (End-Product) Assessment of End-to-Side Microvascular Anastomosis. Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open vol. 5, (7) e1409-e1409.
10.1097/GOX.0000000000001409
https://qmro.qmul.ac.uk/xmlui/handle/123456789/34009
Pafitanis G, Narushima M, Harima M, Ghanem A, Myers S, Koshima I(2017). A Unique Lymphaticovenous Supermicrosurgery Training Curriculum: Reflections on Validation and Competency Thresholds. Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open vol. 5, (6) e1382-e1382.
10.1097/GOX.0000000000001392
https://qmro.qmul.ac.uk/xmlui/handle/123456789/35684
Pafitanis G, Hadjiandreou M, Withers L, Dent H(2017). Medicons: toward clinical examination diagrams standardization in medical documentation. Adv Med Educ Pract vol. 8, 347-351.
10.2147/AMEP.S133681
https://qmro.qmul.ac.uk/xmlui/handle/123456789/31304
Theodorakopoulou E, Meghji S, Pafitanis G, Mason KA(2017). A review of the world's published face transplant cases: ethical perspectives. Scars Burn Heal vol. 3,
10.1177/2059513117694402
Pont LP, Pafitanis G, Ciudad P, Kaya B, Gutierrez AD(2017). Re: National breast reconstruction utilization in the setting of postmastectomy radiotherapy: Two-stage implant-based breast reconstruction. Journal of Reconstructive Microsurgery vol. 33, (5) E4-E5.
10.1055/s-0037-1612602
Mason KA, Theodorakopoulou E, Pafitanis G, Ghanem AM, Myers SR(2016). Twelve tips for postgraduate or undergraduate medics building a basic microsurgery simulation training course. Medical Teacher vol. 38, (9) 872-878.
10.3109/0142159X.2016.1150978
Pafitanis G, King IC, Ghanem AM, Myers SR(2016). Re: Microvascular free flaps are a safe and suitable training procedure during structured plastic surgery residency: A comparative cohort study with 391 patients. J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg
10.1016/j.bjps.2016.07.008
Theodorakopoulou E, Mason KA, Pafitanis G, Ghanem AM, Myers S, Iwuagwu FC(2016). Free-tissue transfer for the reconstruction of war-related extremity injuries: A systematic review of current practice. Military Medicine vol. 181, (1) 27-34.
10.7205/MILMED-D-15-00059
https://qmro.qmul.ac.uk/xmlui/handle/123456789/12733
Pafitanis G, Spyridon K, Theodorakopoulou E, Mason K, Ygropoulou O, Mousafiri O(2015). A case report of abdominal compartment syndrome caused by malposition of a femoral venous catheter. International Journal of Surgery Case Reports vol. 12, 84-86.
10.1016/j.ijscr.2015.05.002
Pafitanis G, Pappas-Gogos G, Koulas S (2015). Abdominal Compartment Syndrome due to Malposition of a Femoral Venous Catheter. A Case Report and Review of Literature. BRITISH JOURNAL OF SURGERY. vol. 102, 275-275.
Pafitanis G, Dent H (2015). Clinical Examination Diagrams Of Signs: CEDOS Survey. BRITISH JOURNAL OF SURGERY. vol. 102, 205-205.
Mownah OA, Pafitanis G, Drake WM, Crinnion JN(2015). Contemporary surgical treatment of primary hyperparathyroidism without intraoperative parathyroid hormone measurement. Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England vol. 97, (8) 603-607.
10.1308/rcsann.2015.0048
Mownah O, Pafitanis G, Crinnion J (2015). Treatment of Sporadic Primary Hyperparathyroidism (PHPT) using a Focussed Approach without Intra-Operative Parathormone Measurement (IOPTH). BRITISH JOURNAL OF SURGERY. vol. 102, 18-18.
Magos T, Loizides S, Panteli M, Pafitanis G, Whitehouse P, Singh KK(2015). UK Foundation-Year 1 Doctors-A Survey Uncovering Infrequent Theater Experience Regardless of Time, Place, or Surgical Specialty. Journal of Surgical Education
10.1016/j.jsurg.2014.11.006
Magos T, Loizides S, Panteli M, Pafitanis G, Whitehouse P, Singh KK(2015). UK foundation-year 1 doctors-a survey uncovering infrequent theater experience regardless of time, place, or surgical specialty. Journal of Surgical Education vol. 72, (3) 515-521.
10.1016/j.jsurg.2014.11.006
Pafitanis G, Koulas S, Bikos S, Tsimoyiannis E(2013). Paediatric case of a large gastric rupture after a blunt abdominal trauma: Report of a case in a District General Hospital. International Journal of Surgery Case Reports vol. 4, (2) 235-237.
10.1016/j.ijscr.2012.11.013
Badiani S, Yissemidou M, Pafitanis G, Sarkar S, Patel B (2011). Quantitative analysis of time and number of repetition required to complete proficiency based laparoscopic cholecystectomy curriculum on VR simulator. BRITISH JOURNAL OF SURGERY. vol. 98, 34-35.
Pafitanis G, Sarker S-J, Sarker SK, Patel B (2011). Single-port access surgery (SPAS) operative performance by experienced surgeons: articulated versus standard straight instruments. BRITISH JOURNAL OF SURGERY. vol. 98, 160-160.
Pafitanis G, Sarker S-J, Sarker SK, Patel B (2011). Single-port access surgery (SPAS): assessment of the 'chopsticks' technique on the skills of expert laparoscopic surgeons. BRITISH JOURNAL OF SURGERY. vol. 98, 35-35.
Briasoulis E, Kamposioras K, Tzovaras V, Pafitanis G, Kostoula A, Mavridis A, Pavlidis N(2008). CENP-B specific anti-centromere autoantibodies heralding small-cell lung cancer. A case study and review of the literature. Lung Cancer vol. 60, (2) 302-306.
10.1016/j.lungcan.2007.09.014
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