DESCRIPTION A 52-year-old patient had basal cell carcinoma diagnosed by biopsy on the left side of his nose. In lieu of definitive surgery to remove the tumor, the patient elected to use a topical herbal treatment with NEXT
INTRODUCTION Superficial granulomatous pyoderma (SGP) is a rare variant of pyoderma gangrenosum (PG) and differs from classic PG in its indolent clinical course, lack of associated underlying disease, the finding of a granulomatous infiltrate on histology, and better prognosis with less-aggressive therapies. METHODS We report on a case of SGP involving… (More)
DESCRIPTION DW was a born in China with complete unilateral cleft lip and palate. She was placed in an orphanage shortly after birth. At 19 months of age, a family in the United States adopted her, and shortly thereafter, she underwent uneventful cleft lip repair. At 20 months of age she had a positive Mantoux Purified Protein Derivative (PPD) test and was… (More)
Figure 1. Black and gangrenous eschar tissue in the right third digit previously amputated to the middle phalanx with distal gangrene and erythema around the right middle metacarpophalangeal joint.
International Humanitarian Interchanges are a bona fide component of surgery and medicine. Additionally, these programs also provide substantial benefit both to the doers and the recipients.The foreign mission program is potentially a weapon of foreign policy which is underutilized and underestimated.Physician job dissatisfaction is increasing. However, the… (More)
BACKGROUND There are many countries in the world where patients with cleft lip and palate cannot get access to specialized cleft care units. Cleft missions play an important role in providing surgical care to the areas of the world with limited resources. This article presents a model of cleft missions that can be adopted in many countries where expertise… (More)
Figure 1. Radiograph of N.D. preoperatively, demonstrating thumb hypoplasia and an unstable carpometacarpal joint. Figure 2. Schematic of the hand with hypoplastic thumb to be amputated (dashed lines).
Figure 1. Patient presenting at age 6 after several surgical attempts at closure. She has unstable skin graft over allogenic dermis graft. A 6-year-old girl had undergone multiple operations for an omphalocele but still retains a very large ventral hernia. She presented with an eventrated abdomen with unstable, scarred closure (see Fig. 1). A reconstruction… (More)