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BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE Recent guidelines recommend early surgical treatment of hip fractures in the elderly. The aim of the present study is to analyse the factors delaying surgical treatment of hip fractures in elderly patients by more than 2 days and to investigate whether these factors are consistent between a teaching and a community hospital. (More)
INTRODUCTION Foreign bodies inside the orbital cavity are rare. They can cause more or less serious complications, depending on their nature and size. CASE PRESENTATION We report a case of a work-related accident involving a peri-orbital foreign body. The patient was a 50-year-old Caucasian man whose face was injured on the right side while he was working(More)
UNLABELLED INTRODUCTION We present the case of a man with a leiomyosarcoma of the base of the tongue. We feel this case is important as this kind of pathology, though rare, can occur at a site where carcinomas are more frequent. CASE PRESENTATION A 77-year-old Caucasian man had been reporting difficulty in swallowing and hoarseness for a month before(More)
TNM system is a universally recognized cancer classification. It's based on the assessment of anatomical extent of tumor (T), nodal (N) and distant metastases (M). The first edition of TNM was published in 1968 and has since been updated several times. Relevant characteristics that affect prognosis prognosis, such as depth of invasion, tumor volume,(More)
Orbital exenteration is a disfiguring procedure performed for unresponsive orbital infections and control of recurrent benign tumours and malignancies arising from the eyelids (basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, conjunctival malignant melanoma), lachrymal glands (adenoid cystic carcinoma) or surrounding sinuses. In extremely rare cases the use(More)
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