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BACKGROUND The two-flap palatoplasty was described more than 30 years ago, but there are few reports of long-term results using this technique. There are also very few long-term series of a single method of palatoplasty from a single surgeon. METHODS The authors reviewed the technique of the two-flap palatoplasty, with emphasis on the senior author's(More)
INTRODUCTION The ability to categorise mammographic features according to their likelihood of malignancy would be valuable in the management of women with abnormal mammograms. The aim of our study was to correlate abnormal mammographic features in a screened population with their histology to identify those features which are predictive of malignancy. The(More)
This report is a retrospective review of 74 cases of mandibular fractures managed in a craniomaxillofacial trauma centre between January 1994 and May 1998. Demographic data revealed that 85% of the patient population were male, with a mean age of 27.5 years. The commonest causes of injury were motor vehicle accidents (48.6%), followed by assault (16.2%) and(More)
PURPOSE Purpose one was to characterize the consistency of intra-limb hip/knee (H/K) coordination according to a measure of average coefficient of correspondence (ACC) across strides. Purpose two was to investigate H/K ACC validity and ability to discriminate pre-/post-treatment change in stroke survivors. METHODS Five healthy controls and 32 chronic (>12(More)
OBJECTIVE Noma, or cancrum oris, is rare in developed countries. Surgeons are likely to encounter this disease only in the context of a medical mission. While it is tempting to approach noma sequelae as an oncologic resection, an understanding of the disease process will reveal that the challenge is quite different. In addition, unlike the oncologic patient(More)
We studied the effects of change of head position in the pitch plane on the ability to hold horizontal eccentric gaze in five patients with cerebellar disorders. All patient showed a change in the time constant of horizontal centripetal drift when the head was pitched forward or back. This result suggests that otolithic inputs can influence the neural(More)
BACKGROUND Frontal sinus obliteration is indicated in trauma and frontal sinus disease. We present our experience with a modified technique of frontal sinus obliteration. METHODS We reviewed the records of 17 patients who underwent frontal sinus obliteration with a combination of Tisseel fibrin glue (Baxter Healthcare Corporation, Deerfield, IL) and(More)
The results of craniofacial and orthognathic surgery have traditionally been monitored using lateral cephalometry. In the age of computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), newer methods of measuring surgical outcome have arisen. This has been further enhanced by the use of computer software to render CT images in a three-dimensional(More)
INTRODUCTION Hamartomas of the breast can achieve unusually large proportions, causing gross distortion of the breast. Conclusive preoperative diagnosis can be difficult. We present such a case and describe the application of reduction mammaplasty techniques in the removal of such a tumour. CLINICAL PICTURE A 39-year-old woman presented with gross(More)