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Seventy-one patients with facial palsy following implantation of a gold prosthesis into the upper eyelid are reviewed; the average follow-up is 3.2 years. Eighty percent (57) of the patients demonstrated no complications and had satisfactory results. The methods, complications, advantages, and disadvantages are discussed.
Partial thickness burns (PTB) usually heal within 3 weeks. Prevention of infection and desiccation of the wounds are crucial for optimal healing. Early tangential excision of the burn eschar and allografting prevent deepening of the burns, and are therefore advocated for treatment with the best functional and aesthetic results. For superficial partial(More)
This article describes a rare malignant schwannoma invading the left mandible in a 42-year-old man. The clinical presentation, inconclusive radiographic findings, and light microscopic histology are included. The appropriate surgical treatment could be determined only intraoperatively when frozen sections provided the exact tumor margins. The patient(More)
A small series of melanomas of the external ear is presented. The presentation in general was late and they varied from 2.6 mm to 4.8 mm in thickness. The outcome in most of the patients (9 patients) was bad and within 3 years only 4 survived. The fact that 9 patients remembered having a nevus that suddenly changed to melanoma emphasizes the need for early(More)
Two hundred and thirty-one patients underwent dual-isotope myocardial imaging (rest thallium-201 followed by stress technetium-99m sestamibi). The feasibility of the procedure was excellent: camera scheduling flexibility was improved and the duration of the procedure was less than that of a classical stress-redistribution procedure. Interpretation of(More)
A 20-year-old soldier sustained 35 per cent body surface area burns by open flames. He was treated with topical application of 1 per cent silver sulphadiazine (SSD) twice daily. Four days postburn he developed acute haemolytic anaemia. Withdrawal of SSD was followed by complete recovery. A glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficiency was proven by(More)
Warfarin induced skin necrosis occurs in 0.01-0.1% of warfarin treated patients. The usual presentation is that of painful lesions developing in obese women after the initiation of warfarin treatment. The lesions usually evolve into full thickness skin necrosis within a few days. Although the exact mechanism is not totally clear, low levels of Protein C or(More)
A series of 20 patients (15 men and 5 women) suffering from malignant melanoma of the scalp is reported. Their epidemiologic data and outcome are described. The ages ranged from 48 to 78 years (mean 63 years). Analysis of the cases demonstrated that lesions occurring posterior to the tragal line (in hair-bearing area) have the worst prognosis. The 5-year(More)
Tracheobronchial amyloidosis is a rare manifestation of the disease and has never been described with FDG PET/CT. In this study, we report a case of a 70-year-old man with increasing dyspnea, a right pleural effusion, a tracheobronchial circumferential wall thickening, and a mediastinal fat infiltration on CT scan. FDG PET/CT revealed intense(More)