Myung Kwan Kim

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OBJECTIVE Head and neck cancers present a special challenge to the patient and the physician because they affect the quintessential aspects of living such as breathing, eating, and speaking. Numerous articles have described how the physician should perform the difficult task of conveying bad news, but only a small number of articles specifically assess the(More)
OBJECTIVE The recurrence rate of thyroglossal duct cysts removed by the classic Sistrunk procedure exceeds 4%, even in skilled hands. Simple reexcision fails in 33% of these patients. Recent pathology literature suggests that the tracts of thyroglossal duct cysts may arborize, arguing for a wide-field approach to recurrent lesions. We describe the anatomic(More)
Atopic dermatitis (AD) is a chronic, relapsing, inflammatory skin disease. Children with AD tend to have a higher prevalence of food allergies. This study investigated the clinical significance of food sensitization in AD patients. A total of 266 AD patients participated in this study. The prevalence of food sensitization and clinically relevant(More)
Head and neck manifestations of acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) can involve the skin, ear, upper aerodigestive tract, and neck. Several head and neck manifestations of AIDS may be the only initial sign of this disease process and therefore primary-care physicians and otolaryngologists must be able to recognize and understand the management of(More)
OBJECTIVE As the incidence of violent crime increases in our society, the rate of penetrating head and neck trauma in children also rises. The methods of management of pediatric penetrating neck wounds are addressed. METHODS All clinical records of children younger than 18 years admitted with penetrating neck injuries between 1990 and 1997 were reviewed.(More)
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