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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)
This prospective study was performed to analyze the causes of infection-related skin-graft loss in a general population of plastic and reconstructive surgery patients. One hundred thirty-two patients who received either full- or split-thickness skin grafts to reconstruct soft-tissue defects were included. The tissue defects were grouped according to the(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)
OBJECTIVE To investigate whether histopathological changes of chorda tympani might exist in patients with chronic otitis media without facial paralysis. STUDY DESIGN The study was designed as a prospective trial. METHODS Twenty of 107 patients with chronic otitis media, in whom the chorda tympani were injured inadvertently during middle ear surgery,(More)
Diabetic patients are more susceptible to the development of entrapment neuropathy than nondiabetics. Since these patients suffer from a slowly progressing diabetic polyneuropathy, standard neurosensory and motor tests of nerve function are not sufficient in the diagnosis of superimposed nerve compression. This is most evident in the early stages of(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)
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)
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)