Murtaza Rizvi

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BACKGROUND Velopharyngeal insufficiency (VPI) remains a common problem in the care of patients with cleft palate and other related conditions. It may be successfully corrected with augmentation of the posterior pharynx. The purpose of this study was to review the experience and results of posterior pharyngeal augmentation over a 40-year period at one cleft(More)
The current literature has poorly defined the role of antibiotic agents in elective hand surgery. The reason for this may be due to a small number of well-designed studies specifically addressing the efficacy of antibiotics in hand surgery. Our purpose is to critically review the current literature in an attempt to more precisely define the role of(More)
Ankyloblepharon-ectodermal defect-cleft lip and/or palate (AEC syndrome, also known as Hay-Wells syndrome) is an autosomal dominant disease caused by mutation in the p63 gene that is primarily characterized by facial clefting, presence of ankyloblepharon, ectodermal dysplasia, and scalp erosion. Scalp erosion is perhaps the most debilitating manifestation(More)
SUMMARY Malignant carcinoma metastasis to the skeleton is the third most common site of metastasis after lung and liver, usually involving the axial skeleton and the proximal ends of long bones, ribs, and vertebrae. Acrometastasis, metastasis to hands or feet, comprises only 0.1% of all metastases. Here, we present 2 cases of acrometastasis, one from(More)
Lipoblastoma is a rare benign neoplasm found exclusively in the pediatric population that can occur anywhere in the body, most commonly seen in the extremities but also found in the face. We report an 8-month-old female subject who presented with multifocal soft tissue masses of the face. The diagnosis of lipoblastoma was made in 2 separate locations after(More)
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