Les travaux de recherche du service de chirurgie plastique, reconstructive et esthétique font l'objet de publications scientifiques dont voici une sélection par année:

2015 - 2014 - 2013 - 2012 - 2011 - 2010 - 2009 - 2008 - 2007 - 2006 - 2005 - 2004 - 2003


  • F. Atashi, A. Modarressi, MS Pepper. The role of reactive oxygen species in mesenchymal stem cell adipogenic and osteogenic differentiation: a review. Stem Cells Dev 2015, Jan 20
  • Meyer Ganz O, Tobalem M, Perneger T, Lam T, Modarressi A, Elias B, Pittet B. Risks and benefits of using an absorbable mesh in one stage immediate breast reconstruction: a comparative study. Plast Reconstr Surg, 135(3):498e-507e, March 2015
  • H. Majd, S. Scherer, S. Boo, S. Ramondetti, E. Cambridge, W. Raffoul, M. Friedrich, B. Pittet, D. Pioletti, B. Hinz, PhD; G. Pietramaggiori. Novel micropatterns mechanically control fibrotic reactions at the surface of silicone implants. Biomaterials, 54 (2015) 136e147
  • A. Modarressi, J. Villard, J-C Tille, B.Pittet. Long-Term Follow-Up of Cadaveric Breast Augmentation: What Can We Learn? Aesth Surg Journal, 2015, 1-6
  • E. Rüegg, A. Cheretakis, A. Modarressi, S. Harbarth, B. Pittet-Cuénod. Multisite infection with Mycobacterium abscessus after replacement of breast implants and gluteal lipoflling. Case reports in infectious diseases, 10.1155/2015/361340
  • E. Gialamas, G. Oldani, A. Modarressi, Ph. Morel, Ch. Toso. Liver trauma during combined liposuction and abdominoplasty: a rare but potentially lethal complication. Aesth Surg Journal, 2015 Sep;35(7)
  • B. Pittet, E. Rüegg, D. Baratti-Mayer, A. Jaquinet. Traitement chirurgical des séquelles de noma. EMC, Techniques chirurgicales, chirurgie plastique, reconstructive et esthétique. vol 10, no 3, août 2015, 45-558
  • F. Atashi, V. Serre-Beinier, Z. Nayernia, B. Pittet-Cuénod, A. Modarressi. Platelet rich plasma promotes proliferation of adipose derived mesenchymal stem cells via activation of AKT and Smad2 signaling pathways. J Stem Cell Res Ther 2015, 5:8
  • Jugun K, Richard JC, Lipsky BA, Kressmann B, Pittet-Cuénod B, Suvà D, Modarressi A, Uçkay I. Factors Associated With Treatment Failure of Infected Pressure Sores. Ann Surg. 2015 Oct 22


  • M. Tadler, G. Vlastos, M.F. Pelte, J.C. Tille, C. Bouchardy, M. Usel, B. Pittet-Cuénod, A. Modarressi. Breast lesions in reduction mammaplasty specimens: a histopathological pattern in 534 patients. Br J Cancer 2014; 110(3): 788-91.
  • Atashi F, Jaconi ME, Pittet-Cuénod B, Modarressi A. Autologous Platelet Rich Plasma : a biological supplement to enhance adipose-derived mesenchymal stem cell expansion. Tissue Eng Part C Methods. 2014 Jul 15.


  • N. Balague, C. Combescure, O. Huber, B. Pittet-Cuenod, A. Modarressi. Plastic surgery improves long-term weight control after bariatric surgery. Plast Reconstr Surg 2013; 132(4): 826-33.
  • Y. El Hassani, B. Jenny, B. Pittet-Cuenod, A. Bottani, P. Scolozzi, H. Ozsahin Ayse, B. Rilliet. Proteus syndrome revealing itself after the treatment of a bilateral subdural haematoma. Child's nervous system: ChNS: official journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery 2013.
  • M. Tobalem, R. Wettstein, B. Pittet-Cuenod, E. Vigato, H.G. Machens, J.A. Lohmeyer, F. Rezaeian, Y. Harder. Local shockwave-induced capillary recruitment improves survival of musculocutaneous flaps. J Surg Res 2013.
  • D. Levigne, M. Tobalem, A. Modarressi, B. Pittet-Cuenod. Hyperglycemia Increases Susceptibility to Ischemic Necrosis. BioMed research international 2013; 2013: 490964.


  • M. Tobalem, Y. Harder, E. Tschanz, V. Speidel, B. Pittet-Cuenod, R. Wettstein. First-aid with warm water delays burn progression and increases skin survival. J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg 2012.
  • A. Modarressi, N. Balague, O. Huber, M. Chilcott, B. Pittet-Cuenod. Plastic Surgery After Gastric Bypass Improves Long-Term Quality of Life. Obesity surgery 2012.
  • O.M. Ganz, R. Gumener, P. Gervaz, J. Schwartz, B. Pittet-Cuenod. Management of unusual genital lymphedema complication after Fournier's gangrene: a case report. BMC surgery 2012; 12: 26.
  • S.S. Scherer, M. Tobalem, E. Vigato, Y. Heit, A. Modarressi, B. Hinz, B. Pittet, G. Pietromaggiori. Nonactivated versus thrombin-activated platelets on wound healing and fibroblast-to-myofibroblast differentiation in vivo and in vitro. Plast Reconstr Surg.; 129(1):46e-54e, 2012



  • Dulguerov P, Soccal PM, Bouayed S, Huber O, Pittet B. [Tracheal replacement grafts: current options]. Rev Med Suisse 2011; 7(311): 1924-8.
  • X. Tenorio, AL. Mahajan, B. Elias, JS. von Riempst, R. Wettstein, Y. Harder, B. Pittet. Locating perforator vessels by dynamic infrared imaging and flow Doppler with no thermal cold challenge. Ann Plast Surg; 67(2)143-6, 2011 IF: 1.274.
  • R. Wettstein, E. Christofides, B. Pittet, G. Psaras, Y. Harder. Superior pedicle breast reduction for hypertrophy with massive ptosis. J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg; 64(4):500-7, 2011 IF: 1.660
  • A. Modarressi, G. Pietramaggiori, S Lacroix, B Rilliet, B. Pittet. A facial inflammatory myofibroblastic tumour in a 6 year-old girl: plastic surgery lessons from a rare case. Journal of Cranio-Maxillofacial Surg; 39(2):141-4, 2011 IF: 1.540


  • B. Rilliet, B. Pittet, D. Montandon, AP. Narata, S. de Ribeaupierre, F. Schils, D. Boscherini, C. Di Rocco, N. Ducrey. Orbitotemporal facial involvement in type 1 neurofibromatosis (NF1). Neurochirurgie; 56(2-3):257-70, 2010 IF: 0.408
  • A. Modarressi, G. Pietramaggiori, E, Godbout C, Vigato, B. Pittet, B.Hinz. Hypoxia impairs skin myofibroblast differentiation and function. J Invest Dermatol;130(12):2818-27, 2010 IF: 6.270
  • M. Tobalem, A. Modarressi, B. Elias, Y. Harder, B. Pittet. Frosbite complicating therapeutic surface cooling after heat stroke. Intensive Care Med; 36(9):1614-5.2010 IF: 6.264


  • X. Tenorio, A.L. Mahajan, R. Wettstein, Y. Harder, M. Pawslovski, B. Pittet. Early detection of flap failure using a new thermographic device. J Surg Res; 151(1):15-21, 2009 IF: 1.836
  • J. Pauchot, A. Golay, R. Gumener, D. Montandon, B. Pittet. About 10 cases of Launois-Bensaude disease. Ann. Chir. Plast. Esthet. 54(2) : 135-45, 2009 IF: 0.333



  • Y. Harder, M. Amon, R. Schramm, M. Rücker, C. Scheuer, B. Pittet, D. Erni, M.D. Menger. Ischemia-induced up-regulation of heme oxygenase-1 protects from apopoptic cell death and tissue necrosis. J Surg Res; 150(2): 293-303, 2008 IF: 1.836
  • B. Pittet, N. Alizadeh, K.U. Schlaudraff, P. Quinodoz, A.L. Mahajan. Optimizing the arterialized-venous flap. Plast Reconstr Surg, 122(6): 1681-9, 2008 IF: 1.518
  • F. Rezaeian, R. Wettstein, M. Amon, C. Scheuer, R. Schamm, M.-D. Menger, B. Pittet, Y. Harder. Erythropoietin protects critically perfused flap tissues. Ann. Surg; 248(6) 919-29, 2008 IF: 8.460
  • K.U. Schlaudraff, M.S. Pepper, E.N. Tkatchouk, I. Ehrenberg, N. Alizadeh, D. Montandon, B. Pittet. Hypoxic preconditioning increases skin oxygenation and viability but does not alter VEGF expression of vascular density. High Alt Med Biol, 9: 76-88, 2008 IF: 1.782
  • K.U. Schlaudraff, T. Bezzola, D. Montandon, M.S. Pepper, B. Pittet. Mixed arterio-venous insufficiency in random skin flaps in the rat: is the application of medicinal leeches benificial? J Surg Res, 150: 85-91, 2008 IF: 1.836
  • S. Clément, C. Juge-Aubry, A. Sgroi, S. Conzelmann, V. Pazienza, B. Pittet-Cuenod, C.A. Meier, F. Negro. Monocyte chemoattractant protein-1 secreted by adipose tissue induces direct lipid accumulation in hepatocytes. Hepatology, 48: 799-807, 2008 IF: 10.734


  • B. Pittet-Cuenod. Lettre à la rédaction. Ann Chir Plast Esthet, 52 : 628-629, 2007
  • R. Wettstein, P. Mörsdorf, A. Bächle, M. Amon, B. Pittet, M.D. Menger, Y. Harder. Selective blockade of endothelin-B receptor improves survival of critically perfused musculocutaneous flaps. Langenbecks Arch Surg, 392: 331-338, 2007 IF: 1.533
  • G. Vlastos, B. Elias, O. Meyer, Y. Harder, P. Schäfer, B. Pittet. Skin-sparing mastectomy and immediate breast reconstruction. Bull Cancer, 94: 833-840, 2007 IF: 0.889
  • B. Pittet, A.L. Mahajan, N. Alizadeh, K.U. Schlaudraff, J. Fasel, D. Montandon. The free serratus anterior flap and its cutaneous component for face reconstruction: a series of 27 cases. Stomatologie, 104: 33-42, 2007
  • B. Pittet, D. Montandon. Nasal reconstruction in children: a review of 29 patients. Stomatologie, 104: 19-24, 2007
  • D. Baratti-Mayer, B. Pittet, D. Montandon. GESNOMA (Geneva Study group on Noma): an aetiological research on noma disease. Stomatologie, 104: 49-50, 2007
  • S. de Ribaupierre, A. Czorny, B. Pittet, B. Jacques, B. Rilliet. Frontosphenoidal synostosis: a rare cause of unilateral anterior plagiocephaly. Childs Nerv Syst, 23: 1431-1438, 2007 IF: 0.993
  • N. Alizadeh, M.S. Pepper, A. Modarressi, K. Alfo, K.Schlaudraff, D. Montandon, G. Gabbiani, M.L. Bochaton-Piallat, B. Pittet. Persistent ischemia impairs myofibroblast development in wound granulation tissue: a new model of delayed wound healing. Wound Repair Regener, 15: 809-816, 2007 IF: 2.445
  • Y. Harder, M. Amon, M. Georgi, C. Scheuer, R. Schramm, M. Rücker, B. Pittet, D. Erni, M.D. Menger. Aging is associated with an increased susceptibility for ischemic necrosis due to microvascular failure but not reduction of ischemic tolerance. Clin Sci, 112:429-440, 2007. IF: 3.900


  • A. Mahajan, X. Tenorio, M.S. Pepper, D. Baetens, K.U. Schlaudraff, D. Montandon , B. Pittet. Progressive tissue injury in burns is reduced by rNAPc2. Burns, 32: 957-963, 2006 IF: 1.199
  • B. Pittet, A. Mahajan, N. Alizadeh, K.U. Schlaudraff, J. Fasel, D. Montandon. The free serratus anterior flap and its cutaneous component for reconstruction of the face: a series of 27 cases. Plast Reconstr Surg, 117 (4): 1277-1288, 2006 IF: 1.518
  • X. Tenorio, A. Mahajan, K. Alfo, M. Pawlowski, B. Pittet. Dynamic infrared imaging: A new tool in flap perfusion monitoring. J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg, 59 (9): S5-S6, 2006 IF: 1.017



  • X. Tenorio, A. Mahajan, B. Pittet. Dynamic infrared imaging in reconstructive surgery. Plast Reconstr Surg, 116 (3), 2005 IF: 1.518


  • D. Montandon, P. Quinodoz, B. Pittet. La chirurgie plastique humanitaire en question. Ann Chir Plast Esthet, 49 (3): 314-319, 2004
  • D. Baratti-Mayer, B. Pittet, D. Montandon. Une recherche médicale de pointe à but humanitaire. Ann Chir Plast Esthet, 49: 302-305, 2004
  • N. Alizadeh, B. Pittet, C. Pyke, X. Tenorio, D. Montandon, M. Ezban, M.S. Pepper. Active-site inactivated F FVIIa increases viability in a random skin flap model of acute ischemia. J Surg Res, 122 (2): 263-273, 2004 IF: 1.956
  • B. Pittet, A. Jaquinet, B. Rilliet, D. Montandon. Simultaneous correction of major hypertelorisme, frontal bone defect, nasal aplasia and cleft or the upper lip (Tessier 0-14). Plast Reconstr Surg, 113 (1): 299-303, 2004 IF: 1.518
  • C.E. Juge-Aubre, E. Somme, R. Chicheportiche, D. Burger, A. Perrin, B. Pittet, P. Quinodoz, V. Giusti, J.M. Dayer, C.A. Meier. Regulatory effects of interleukin (IL)-1 interferon Beta and IL-4 on tne production of IL-1 receptor antagonist by human adipose tissue. J Clin Endocrinol Meta, 89 (6): 2652-2658, 2004 IF: 6.020


  • D. Baratti-Mayer, B. Pittet, D. Montandon, I. Bolivar, J.E. Bornand, S. Hugonnet, A. Jaquinet, J. Schrenzel, and D. Pittet (Geneva Study Group on Noma – GESNOMA). Noma: an “infectious” disease of unkown aetiology. The Lancet Infect Dis, 3: 419-431, 2003 IF: 10.008