Panagiotis Konstantinos Stefanopoulos

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Bite wounds are frequently located on the face; injuries inflicted by dogs are most common, especially in children. Bacteriology of infected dog and cat bite wounds includes Pasteurella multocida, Staphylococcus aureus, viridans streptococci, Capnocytophaga canimorsus, and oral anaerobes. Infected human bites yield a similar spectrum of bacteria except for(More)
Bite wounds are especially prone to infectious complications, both local and systemic. In bite wounds to the face, such complications can create more difficulties than the initial tissue damage itself for the task of restoring an esthetic appearance. Management should aim to neutralize this potential for infection and provide an infection-free environment(More)
A case of slow-enlarging mass of the parotid region in a 44-year-old male is presented, which proved to be a lipomatous tumour of the parotid gland. The clinical impression was that of a benign salivary gland tumour. The tumour was situated in the deep lobe of the gland, thus a total parotidectomy was performed, with preservation of the facial nerve.(More)
Since the introduction of the term “wound ballistics”[1,2] indicating the study of the wounding mechanisms of missiles [3], extensive experimental research on this field has beenconductedby investigators with a military background [4-7]. In the context of wound ballistics, the term missile is used to denote various types of small projectiles, such as(More)
A review of the literature on orofacial odontogenic infections indicates that the underlying microflora is typically polymicrobial, predominantly involving strictly anaerobic gram-positive cocci and gram-negative rods, along with facultative and microaerophilic streptococci. Although no single species has been consistently implicated in all of these(More)
Firearm-related injuries are caused by a wide variety of weapons and projectiles. The kinetic energy of the penetrating projectile defines its ability to disrupt and displace tissue, whereas the actual tissue damage is determined by the mode of energy release during the projectile-tissue interaction and the particular characteristics of the tissues and(More)
A case of short root anomaly in a patient with Rothmund-Thomson syndrome is reported. The syndrome is a rare genodermatosis characterized by poikilodermatous rash starting in infancy, associated with juvenile cataracts, small stature, skeletal abnormalities, dental malformations, and predisposition to skin and bone cancers. In this case, abnormally short(More)
Rotation flaps constitute a time-honoured method for repair of small-to-moderate scalp defects, in effect even in the era of microsurgical reconstruction. A case of cicatricial pressure alopecia that was successfully repaired using the Bardach modification of the curved tripod flap confirms the value of this flap in scalp reconstruction. The main advantages(More)