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Melanoma is among the few cancers with rising incidence. Currently there is no effective treatment for metastatic disease, but improved detection of melanoma has the potential to benefit the management of patients with early disease. Radioimmunodection by imaging with single-chain Fv (scFv) antibody fragments is one such emerging diagnostic method. However,(More)
Monoclonal antibodies (MAbs) against high-molecular-weight melanoma-associated antigen (HMW-MAA) have been used in vivo to target melanoma. More recently, single chain Fv (scFv) antibody fragments against HMW-MAA have been described that may improve melanoma targeting. However, there have been few in vivo studies with antimelanoma scFvs because these have(More)
BACKGROUND Pilonidal disease is common. Excessive hair growth in the natal cleft is thought to be a factor in initiating these sinuses. It is chronic and intermittent in nature and treatment can be difficult. Hair removal by shaving or use of creams is often advised as a compliment to surgical treatments. However, access to the natal cleft can be difficult.(More)
BACKGROUND Electrochemotherapy describes the use of electric pulses to enhance chemotherapy uptake, and has proven highly efficient in treating cutaneous metastases. Patients referred for electrochemotherapy present with diverse clinical pictures, from multiple small lesions to large, ulcerated lesions. Post-electrochemotherapy pain has been observed in(More)
Free tissue transfer has revolutionized the management of complex head and neck defects. Perforator flaps represent the most recent advance in the development of free flap surgery. These flaps are based on perforating vessels and can be harvested without significant damage to associated muscles, thereby reducing the postoperative morbidity associated with(More)
In view of the rising melanoma incidence and the absence of effective treatments for metastatic disease, there is an urgent need for new methods that allow the early detection of melanoma. To this end, in vivo detection by patient imaging with single-chain Fv (scFv) antibody fragments is an attractive diagnostic approach. However, high non-specific(More)
The anterolateral perforator flap is becoming the flap of choice for a wide variety of complex defects. It has been known to provide excellent donor site morbidity even in cases where vastus lateralis is included within the flap. We report a case of herniation of the vastus lateralis and rectus femoris muscles through the overlying fascia, following ALT(More)
A number of studies have demonstrated the limited solubility of single-chain Fv antibody fragments and its improvement by genetic engineering. This limits the stability of recombinant protein upon storage and the efficiency of chemical modification. The RAFT3 scFv used in the present work is specific for melanoma-associated proteoglycan and an attractive(More)
We present a case of infection of an alloplastic chin implant occurring 45 years after placement. The patient was referred to the clinic with an ulcerated submental lesion, which was thought to be a squamoproliferative lesion until surgery. The authors discuss the management of the case with reference to the literature on genioplasty and late infection of(More)