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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)
BACKGROUND The popularity of body piercing procedures is increasing around the world. Body piercing, depending on the age and social group, is believed to involve up to 51% of the general population. Complications following piercing procedures are variable. OBJECTIVE To present an unusual complication after lower lip piercing - embedding of a stud into(More)
UNLABELLED Poland's syndrome is characterized by variable clinical picture. Classic deformity consists of unilateral hypoplasia or aplasia of the sternocostal head of the pectoralis major muscle and ipsilateral hand malformations. Additionally on the affected side hypoplasia or aplasia of the breast in women is observed. Variable malformations in Poland's(More)
BACKGROUND Body piercing is a known and popular method of body ornamentation. Modern body piercing includes wearing jewelry in such body areas as the helix (ear), eyebrows, nose, lips, tongue, chin, nipples, navel, and genitals. The current piercing definition does not comprise piercing of the earlobe; however, this body area is still the most common on(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)
Nose cleft is a rare congenital malformation. According to the Tessier classification, it can appear as a part of craniofacial cleft numbers 0, 1, 2, or 3. However, it can also be observed as an isolated nose cleft. The aim of this study was to present our experience in the treatment of isolated cleft nasal deformity. A retrospective study of all patients(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)
UNLABELLED In 1976 Dr. Paul Tessier described numeric classification for rare craniofacial clefts. He first emphasized that a fissure of the soft tissue corresponds, as a general rule, to a cleft of the bony structure. The classification, easy to understand, became widely accepted because the recording of the malformations was simple and facilitated(More)