Marta Fijałkowska

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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)
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. The trend for body ornamentation is not free from risks. The percentage of various complications following such procedures is growing. The aim of this paper is to present a rare complication after earlobe piercing, which happened to a child. MATERIALS AND METHODS A(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)
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)
INTRODUCTION Clinical picture of nose underdevelopment is very polymorphic. It can exist from partial disturbances of nose development, through unilateral hypoplasia of the nose to congenital absence of the nose (arhinia). AIM The aim of this study is to present own experience of treatment of patients with different types of nose underdevelopment. (More)
Congenital malformations constitute a serious problem of both medical and social nature. Cleft lip and/or palate represent the most common congenital anomaly of the face that is why it is essential to know the real frequency of the described phenomenon. The aim of this paper is to determine the frequency of cleft lip and/or palate and the types 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)
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)