Nigel Horlock

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This study investigates the proliferation characteristics of 81 primary basal cell carcinomas (BCC) using detection of the Ki-67 antigen by immunohistochemistry. The tumours were classified into distinct sub-types based on their histological growth pattern and differentiation status. The mean Ki-67 growth fraction was 0.293 and this was found to vary(More)
This was a retrospective study examining the psychosocial morbidity of patients before and after ear reconstruction. Semistructured questionnaires were sent to 90 patents with significant congenital or acquired auricular deformity 2.2 years (range 3 months to 5 years) following autogenous or osteointegrated reconstruction. Sixty-two patients (69%)(More)
Anterior riberation methods of otoplasty have been criticized because of the risk of anterior hematoma that can cause anterior skin necrosis, scarring, and even cartilage destruction caused by infection. As a result, cartilage-sparing otoplasty such as the Mustardé and Furnas types has been increasingly popular. However, postauricular suture extrusion may(More)
The pectoralis minor muscle has been used as an innervated, vascularized, free-muscle graft in the field of facial reanimation for 20 years. Throughout this period, several centers have demonstrated consistent success with functional muscle transfer; however, opinions regarding the arterial pedicle of the flap have varied. The lateral thoracic and(More)
We randomly selected 39 patients undergoing excision of the trapezium for osteoarthritis of the first carpometacarpal joint into two groups, with mobilisation either at one or at four weeks after operation. The patients were reviewed at a median of six months (6 to 8). The clinical details, the severity of the disease and the preoperative clinical(More)
Carbon dioxide laser ablation has been advocated as an alternative therapeutic modality for basal cell carcinoma. This study examined the limitations of carbon dioxide laser ablation for BCCs by the formal excision and histological examination of the tumour bed, following laser therapy. We evaluated the tumour type and ablation depth required to ablate the(More)
This study compared the clinical features, histological subtype, growth fraction (by Ki67 immunohistochemistry) and proliferation pattern of 22 clinically defined horrifying basal cell carcinoma compared to 81 non horrifying lesions. Late presentation was associated with half of the horrifying tumours. The other half developed horrifying tumours despite(More)
Despite the multitude of corrective procedures described, adequate surgical correction of the congenital constricted ear remains a challenge. The maintenance of the shape and elevation of the reconstructed upper neohelix poses a particular problem. In the present series, experiences with lop ear correction utilizing standard techniques and the use of the(More)
It has been suggested that basal cell carcinomas (BCC) arising in younger patients may be of a more aggressive phenotype than those that present in the older population. The purpose of this study was to investigate this hypothesis by comparing the histological types of BCC in a large cohort of young and old patients.A total of 271 histological specimens and(More)
The treatment of multiple basal cell carcinomas in patients with Gorlin's syndrome presents a therapeutic challenge. The carbon dioxide laser presents a unique treatment option due to increased surgical speed, a bloodless operating field, reduced postoperative pain and discomfort, and acceptable scars. Six patients with Gorlin's syndrome have been treated(More)