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We retrospectively reviewed 105 consecutive children in whom 191 tissue expanders were placed by the Plastic Surgical Service at The Children's Hospital from 1987 to 1995. The age range was 1 month to 28 years. The series included 68 females and 37 males. The indications for tissue expansion were congenital pigmented nevus (N = 55), craniofacial anomaly (N(More)
OBJECTIVE Phospholipase C (PLC)-gamma is a cytosolic enzyme activated by several growth factor (GF) receptors (epidermal GF receptor [EGFR], platelet-derived GF receptor, and insulin-like GF 1 receptor), and its activation is associated with increased cell motility (but not cell proliferation) in nonglioma cell lines. Because up-regulated activation of EGFR(More)
Reduction mammoplasty in patients with gigantomastia has traditionally been performed by a technique involving free nipple grafting. These patients usually have only a small amount of breast tissue above the inframammary fold and therefore this type of procedure has often left patients with an insufficient amount of superior pole projection. I have(More)
Möbius syndrome is characterized by facial abnormalities, but the limbs, chest wall, spine, and soft tissues also can be involved. There is no system for categorizing the various anomalies, grading phenotypic severity, designing treatment protocols, or assessing therapeutic results. This is a retrospective analysis of 27 patients with Möbius syndrome seen(More)
Cleidocranial dysplasia (CCD) is an autosomal, dominantly inherited disorder of high penetrance affecting skeletal ossification and tooth development. Typically, affected individuals have hypoplastic/aplastic clavicles, patent fontanelles and sutures, supernumerary teeth, and short stature. We have used a candidate locus approach to map the responsible gene(More)
BACKGROUND Reduction mammaplasty has both a reconstructive and an aesthetic component. Relief of neck, back, and shoulder pain, as well as psychosocial improvement, is the main indication for intervention. Patient satisfaction is high, with early improvement in most cases. Preoperative planning confirms the anatomical variations as well as the best(More)
Abdominoplasty has traditionally been a procedure that has been performed in a hospital setting, usually with an overnight stay, particularly when full rectus plication has been part of the operative procedure. With the development of office-based operating rooms and improved office anesthesia, the ability to perform more extensive surgery outside the(More)
Congenital auricular anomalies can be categorized as either malformed or deformational. Auricular deformations most commonly affect the helix and antehelix. Surgical correction involves sutural modeling, wedge excision, reshaping and reversing cartilage segments, and morselization. Since neonatal auricular cartilage is extremely pliable, we used early(More)
BACKGROUND Obese patients experience dramatic physical and metabolic changes in the skin and its collagen. Bariatric surgery is known to result in significant improvement in obesity-associated comorbid conditions and metabolic disturbances. The aim of this study was to evaluate skin quality following weight loss surgery and its suitability to produce an(More)