Daniel I Kwon

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OBJECTIVE To describe our institutional experience with pilomatrixoma in the pediatric population, specifically examining its clinical presentation, associated conditions, surgical treatment and future implications. METHODS This is a retrospective review of a single tertiary care center. Subjects included 137 patients with diagnosis of pilomatrixoma(More)
Dog bite injuries are common sources of morbidity with an estimated incidence of 4.5 million bites per year with over 350,000 requiring treatment in the emergency room. Children under the age of 14 are most likely to be affected with a peak age of 5-9 years old. We report a case of a 24-month-old female who sustained a large composite facial avulsion injury(More)
Mycobacterium bovis is a tuberculosis causing bacterium that commonly presents with cervical lymphadenopathy. It is important to differentiate M. bovis from other Mycobacterial pathogens to ensure selection of correct anti-microbial therapy. This may decrease the number of treatment failures, the prevalence of anti-mycobacterial drug resistance patterns,(More)
OBJECTIVE This study describes a case of a successful free flap repair using argatroban for local intraluminal irrigation as a substitute to heparin in a patient with heparin-induced thrombocytopenia. METHODS Case report and review of literature. RESULTS The patient had an uneventful postoperative course, and the free flap survived without(More)
2-Nitroimidazole-based hypoxia imaging tracers such as 18 F-FMISO are normally imaged at late time points (several hours post-injection) due to their slow clearance from background tissues. Here we investigated if a hydrophilic zwitterion-based ammoniomethyl-trifluoroborate derivative of 2-nitroimidazole, 18 F-AmBF3 -Bu-2NI, could have the potential to(More)
Minimally invasive video-assisted thyroidectomy (MIVAT) has gained acceptance as an alternative to conventional thyroidectomy. This technique results in less bleeding, postoperative pain, shorter recovery time, and better cosmetic results without increasing morbidity. We retrospectively assessed outcomes in 583 patients having MIVAT from May 2005 to(More)
IMPORTANCE To perform and teach septorhinoplasty, one must have a principled understanding of the mechanics of the nasal septum. The thickness of the L-strut and how it changes septal strength have not been adequately quantified, yet calculating septal strength based on changes to thickness and size is vital in maintaining lasting nasal strength and(More)
Outpatient thyroidectomy has become slowly accepted with various published reports predominantly examining partial or subtotal thyroidectomy. Concerns regarding the safety of outpatient total and completion thyroidectomy remain, especially with regard to vocal fold paralysis, hypocalcemia, and catastrophic hematoma. We aimed to evaluate the safety of(More)
Skull base extirpative and reconstructive surgery has undergone significant changes due to technological and operative advances. While endoscopic resection and reconstruction will continue to advance skull base surgery for the foreseeable future, traditional open surgical approaches and reconstructive techniques are still contemporarily employed as best(More)
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