Daniel K. Chang

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Gynecomastia refers to the enlargement of the male breast due to a proliferation of ductal, stromal, and/or fatty tissue. Although it is a common condition affecting up to 65% of men, not all cases require surgical intervention. Contemporary surgical techniques in the treatment of gynecomastia have become increasingly less invasive with the advent of(More)
External auditory canal (EAC) stenosis can exist as an isolated problem, as a component of craniofacial disorders, or in association with genetic syndromes. We present five cases and demonstrate the efficacy of a minimally invasive way of opening the EAC, facilitating better hearing, easier office examination, and allowing for other necessary treatments(More)
A proper knowledge of noninvasive facial rejuvenation is integral to the practice of a cosmetic surgeon. Noninvasive facial rejuvenation can be divided into patient- versus physician-directed modalities. Patient-directed facial rejuvenation combines the use of facial products such as sunscreen, moisturizers, retinoids, α-hydroxy acids, and various(More)
PURPOSE The American Board of Surgery In-Training Exam (ABSITE) is administered to all general surgery residents annually. Given the recent changes in the format of the examination and in the material being tested, it has become increasingly difficult for residents to prepare for the ABSITE. This is especially true for incoming postgraduate year (PGY) 1(More)
OBJECTIVE To explore ultrasonographic evaluation of primary alveolar repair in cleft lip/palate patients and develop a grading system to assess outcomes of graft success. DESIGN Sixteen patients with an average age of 2 years 1 month had sonograms performed at various points in their treatment to determine the feasibility of ultrasound in visualizing(More)
Giant congenital melanocytic nevi (GCMNs) create cosmetic disfigurements and pose risk for malignant transformation. Adult GCMN cases are uncommon because most families opt for surgical treatment during childhood. We review the current literature on GCMN and present an interesting case of an adult with a GCMN encompassing the entire back with painful(More)
OBJECTIVE In the current healthcare climate, there is increased focus on medical errors, patient outcomes, and the influence of resident participation on these metrics. Other studies have examined the influence of resident involvement on surgical outcomes, but the arena of microsurgery, with added complexity and learning curve, has yet to be investigated.(More)
This paper describes a new data compression/expansion algorithm which overcomes some of the shortcomings of the best algorithms known. The algorithm uses multiple (two will be used as an example) dictionaries for storing previously encountered strings of the data file to be compressed. The first dictionary is a short one; it has 128 entries and needs seven(More)
A proper knowledge of noninvasive facial rejuvenation is integral to the practice of a cosmetic surgeon. Noninvasive facial rejuvenation can be divided into patient- versus physician-directed modalities. Patient-directed facial rejuvenation combines the use of facial products such as sunscreen, moisturizers, retinoids, α-hydroxy acids, and various(More)
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