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BACKGROUND Lymphangioma circumscriptum is a relatively rare cutaneous disorder, consisting of superficial and deep lymphatic cisterns. These vascular blebs are difficult to treat, frequently recur, and can cause patients significant morbidity. OBJECTIVE We report a difficult case of lymphangioma circumscriptum, recurrent from a two prior surgical(More)
Antibiotic prophylaxis is generally administered either to prevent wound infection or to hinder the development of endocarditis. Although the use of antibiotics in certain circumstances to prevent wound infection can be straightforward, there are other circumstances in which the decision to use antibiotics is much less clear. Endocarditis prophylaxis has(More)
A case of massive rhinophyma that produced significant functional and cosmetic difficulties was treated using the carbon dioxide laser. Minimal bleeding occurred during the operative procedure despite the grotesque enlargement and high degree of vascularity of the skin and soft tissue. Using this technique, restoration of normal function and excellent(More)
  • Ann F Haas
  • Dermatologic surgery : official publication for…
  • 1999
BACKGROUND Nodular fasciitis is a benign, fibrohistiocytic tumor most commonly arising on the trunk. Histopathologically it can be misdiagnosed as a sarcoma. OBJECTIVE To describe a case of nodular fasciitis on the forehead and to review the clinical and histologic characteristics of the tumor. METHODS Case report and review of the literature. RESULTS(More)
The complex process of wound healing as well as the signaling systems orchestrating this intricate process remain incompletely defined. Using human keratinocytes in primary culture, we sought to characterize their NF-kappaB responses to wounding alone or in combination with other treatments. We initially characterized these cultured human keratinocytes(More)
Helium-neon (HeNe) laser irradiation is known to stimulate wound healing. We investigated whether the biostimulatory effects of HeNe irradiation result from enhancement of keratinocyte proliferation or motility. HeNe effects on keratinocyte motility were evaluated by irradiating a "wounded" culture with 0.8 J/cm2 3 times over a 20-h period. At 20 h(More)
We describe a 38-year-old woman with extensive dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans of the forehead and discuss the advantages of using a multispecialty approach in the treatment of this case. The patient had had an incomplete resection 15 years previously, with a misdiagnosis of the actual tumor type. After undergoing a biopsy and a computed tomographic scan,(More)