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Primitive neuroectodermal tumour (PNET) is a rare tumour mainly found in children under ten years old. It may be broadly categorised into those occurring from the central or peripheral nervous system of which the majority arise centrally. We report a 61 year-old lady who had previous lobular breast cancer presenting with a rapidly expanding lesion in her(More)
AIMS The objective of this article is to report our findings regarding large-volume fat transfer in patients who have undergone autologous breast reconstruction with the latissimus dorsi (LD) flap and/or implant-based reconstruction with subsequent lipomodelling for symmetrisation. METHODS We retrospectively collected data on all patients who have(More)
OBJECTIVE To systematically analyze the effectiveness of quilting of latissimus dorsi (LD) flap donor site in the prevention of seroma and related morbidities. METHODS All published studies comparing the effectiveness of quilting versus no-quilting of LD flap donor site in the prevention of seroma and related morbidities in patients undergoing breast(More)
BACKGROUND The fastest growing population group in the UK is the elderly, particularly those aged ≥ 80 years. The primary aim of this study was to assess if age was a determining factor for successful first dialysis through a pre-emptive angioaccess. The secondary aim was to investigate what risk factors are associated with angioaccess failure and to assess(More)
Creation of arteriovenous fistulae provides readily available vascular access for haemodialysis in patients with end-stage renal disease. However, it is associated with various potentially serious complications if left unattended. We report a case of a 73-year-old male presenting with an enormous brachio-cephalic fistula aneurysm measuring 70-5.4 cm 20(More)
INTRODUCTION Mycobacterium fortuitum is a rapidly growing group of nontuberculous mycobacteria more common in patients with genetic or acquired causes of immune deficiency. There have been few published reports of Mycobacterium fortuitum associated with breast infections mainly associated with breast implant and reconstructive surgery. CASE PRESENTATION(More)
A 62-year-old woman was referred by her GP to the West Sussex Breast Unit with a pigmented lesion on her left nipple that had been increasing in size for six months. She had recently moved back to the UK after living in Australia. She did report recent bleeding from the nipple that had resolved completely. She had no previous breast disease and there was no(More)
AIM Lipomodelling has been successfully used in reconstructive breast surgery but not yet in patients with permanent stomas. METHOD A feasibility study of six patients with permanent stomas was undertaken. Patients underwent lipomodelling of the peristomal area. The number of leakages and quality of life were measured before and for 6 months after the(More)