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BACKGROUND Body ornamentation is becoming more and more popular, especially among young people. AIMS To establish the sociodemographic characteristics of people with tattoos or body piercing and to analyze the motivations for body ornamentation. METHODS The questionnaire studies were undertaken in Lodz--one of the largest cities in Poland. The data was(More)
UNLABELLED Transsexualism is considered to be an extreme end in a large group of gender identity disorders. Two main types of transsexualism are identified: male-to-female (MtF) and female-to-male (FtM). Transsexual persons have a feeling of being incarcerated in a foreign body and therefore they wish to change their sex by hormone therapy and surgical(More)
Dehiscence of a median sternotomy wound is a potentially devastating and life-threatening complication of cardiac procedures.Depending on the localization, extensiveness, and profoundness of the defect a variety of muscle flaps may be used to cover the frontal mediastinum, in particular: pectoralis major, rectus abdominisor latissimus dorsi. In spite of(More)
A 53-year-old male with no previous cardiovascular history was transferred from a psychiatric ward for urgent angiography with a diagnosis of acute coronary syndrome (ACS). The prior admission was due to a suicide attempt as a result of bipolar affective disease. The patient had been treated with paroxetine but had discontinued the therapy two months before(More)
Eyelids form the protective eye apparatus. Loss of upper or lower eyelid can lead to infection, vision impairment or even blindness. Although there are many techniques for upper or lower eyelid reconstruction, there are only few articles to report simultaneous reconstruction of both eyelids. The aim of this study is to present a two-stage eyelid(More)
AIM The aim of the study was to determine the image of female-to-male transsexuals (FtM) in the opinion of women and men. Methods. The questionnaire studies were carried out in a group of 300 students. Respondents answered questions concerning their age, sex, birthplace and the questions related to different aspects of female-to-male transsexuals' life(More)
Epidermal cyst is the most commonly observed cutaneous tumor. It usually involves the scalp, neck, face, back, and trunk. A commonly seen epidermal cyst is usually a slow-growing tumor of a diameter of 1-2 cm. Cysts with a diameter of more than 5 cm have rarely been reported in the literature. Herein we report a case of a giant epidermal cyst localized in(More)
Lipodystrophies are a wide group of diseases with various etiology, mainly genetic, metabolic or autoimmune. The treatment of these diseases is chronic and not always effective. Major concerns for patients with lipodystrophies are also esthetic defects, especially deformities in the face, neck and upper limbs. There are many surgical methods that can be(More)
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