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Diabetic neuropathy renders the peripheral nerves to be more susceptible to compression at potential entrapment sites. We evaluated the effects of "prophylactic" decompression procedures on the progression of diabetic neuropathy in an experimental model. Thirty diabetic Zucker rats were studied. Group I, II, and III rats were followed up for 12 weeks and(More)
Interventions in the maxillofacial region for either reconstructive or esthetic reasons may sometimes necessitate the augmentation of hard tissues. Although autogenous bone grafts are the first choice, donor site morbidity and difficulties in shaping make alloplastic implants another reliable alternative. Among the alloplastic implants, hydroxyapatite(More)
BACKGROUND Epidermoid cysts are the most common cysts of the skin, usually appearing in the hairy regions. However, epidermoid cysts on the non-hair-bearing areas, such as the palms and the soles, are rare and seldom reach a size of more than 5 cm in diameter. OBJECTIVE To present a patient with an epidermoid cyst of unusual location and size. METHODS A(More)
Temporomandibular dysfunction (TMD) has been established as a therapeutic challenge in the plastic and maxillofacial clinics. The current treatment recommendations for TMD include resting the jaw, soft diet, and pain medication with nonsteroidal analgesic agents. If conservative and noninvasive techniques do not work, more invasive techniques may be(More)
Solitary fibrous tumors (SFTs) have been reported in various locations in the body. Solitary fibrous tumors are extremely rare tumors, especially when located in the orbit. Diagnosis of SFT cannot be made based on histopathology only because it exhibits a variable microscopic appearance, and necessitates immunohistochemistry to confirm the diagnosis. A(More)
BACKGROUND Chondroid syringoma or mixed tumor of the skin is a rare subcutaneous tumor that may be confused with various skin lesions. OBJECTIVE To elucidate the incidence of condroid syringomas among skin lesions that were excised under local anesthesia. METHODS The histopathologic diagnosis of 16,200 skin lesions that had been operated between 1986(More)
Congenital granular cell tumor, also known as congenital epulis, is a very rare lesion seen in newborns. The typical presentation is a solitary nodule occurring on the gingiva of the anterior alveolar ridge of either jaw. Multiple-site involvement is seen very seldom but has been noted on the same or different alveolar ridges. However, tongue involvement is(More)
Despite our better understanding of the pathophysiology of peripheral nervous system and advancements in microsurgical repair techniques, peripheral nerve injuries are still considered as a reconstructive challenge for all surgeons. For achieving a better nerve regeneration and better end organ reinnervation, advanced microsurgical manipulations are(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine whether the number of mast cells (MCs) varies in and around prostatic carcinoma tissue, and with histopathological grading. MATERIALS AND METHODS Specimens of 27 prostatic carcinomas were stained with the toluidine blue and staged histopathologically using the Gleason grading system. The MCs were counted in five high-power(More)