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Powerful masticatory muscles are found in most primates, including chimpanzees and gorillas, and were part of a prominent adaptation of Australopithecus and Paranthropus, extinct genera of the family Hominidae. In contrast, masticatory muscles are considerably smaller in both modern and fossil members of Homo. The evolving hominid masticatory(More)
This study investigated the body image concerns of women who sought cosmetic breast augmentation. Thirty breast augmentation candidates completed several measures of body image before their initial surgical consultation. Thirty physically similar women who were not interested in breast augmentation were recruited from the medical center and university(More)
A case of forehead lipoblastoma simulating a hemangioma in a male infant is reported, to alert pediatricians to this rare tumor and to increase the index of suspicion in atypical hemangiomas. A 2-month-old male infant developed a protruding forehead mass with increased vascularity. It demonstrated progressive and accelerated growth over the subsequent 6(More)
BACKGROUND Recurrent incisional hernia repair is associated with high recurrence and wound complication rates. METHODS The clinical courses of patients who underwent recurrent incisional hernia repair via retromuscular mesh placement with concomitant panniculectomy at a university teaching hospital from 1999 to 2004 were reviewed retrospectively.(More)
Vascular anomalies are congenital lesions that most often first present in pediatric patients. Treatment of these lesions is a multidisciplinary team approach, involving several specialties, including diagnostic and interventional radiology, dermatology, general and plastic surgery, otolaryngology, and hematology. Knowing the characteristic findings of(More)
Damage control laparotomy for life-threatening abdominal conditions has gained wide acceptance in the management of exsanguinating trauma patients as well as septic patients with acute abdomen. Survivors considered too ill to undergo definitive abdominal wall closure are temporized, often with skin grafting on granulated viscera. These maneuvers compromise(More)
BACKGROUND Neoadjuvant chemotherapy has improved the treatment of bone sarcomas, making wide resection with limb salvage frequently possible. However, resection of iliac tumors without reconstruction causes pelvic instability and significant leg length discrepancy. Free vascularized bone autograft reconstruction represents a potentially optimal method for(More)
BACKGROUND Discussions of abdominal donor-site morbidity and risk of flap loss continue to surround free flap breast reconstruction. The authors performed a head-to-head comparison of deep inferior epigastric perforator (DIEP) and muscle-sparing free transverse rectus abdominis musculocutaneous (TRAM) flaps performed by a single senior surgeon at a single(More)
Although it is seldom reported in the Western literature, the buried-suture operation to create a double eyelid is very popular in Asia. However, the buried-suture methods are traditionally associated with a high recurrence rate. Corneal damage and exposed conjunctiva suture are also possible. The two-way continuous buried-suture approach was applied in(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to examine the efficacy of tongue-lip adhesion (TLA) in the management of clinically significant airway obstruction associated with Pierre Robin sequence. DESIGN The records of all children admitted to The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia with a diagnosis of Pierre Robin sequence were reviewed. Charts were(More)