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Tuberous and tubular breasts, two distinct deformities based on the same anatomic anomaly, are characterized by several morphologic alterations with a wide spectrum of expression. The classifications reported in the literature are based primarily on deformity of shape, but other parameters such as breast volume and symmetry often are underrated. This study(More)
Accurate photographic documentation has become essential in reconstructive and cosmetic plastic surgery both for clinical and scientific purposes. Digital imaging systems currently are popular, being reasonably affordable and much improved in quality. They offer multiple advantages in terms of quality, easy image storage and retrieval. Nevertheless,(More)
Eccrine spiradenoma is an uncommon but well recognized benign adnexal tumour of the eccrine sweat glands. It can appear at any age, but the highest rate of incidence is observed among young adults, without any sex predilection. The commonest clinical presentation is a solitary blue-red dermal or subcutaneous cystic nodule, ranging from 0.3 to 5 cm in(More)
From 1996 through 2001, the authors performed 26 vulvo-perineal reconstructions after vulvar cancer resection. A unilateral or bilateral medial thigh septo-fascio-cutaneous island flap was used in all cases. The vascular supply to this flap is guaranteed by the underlying fascial plexus that arises from the convergence of three longitudinal rows of vessels(More)
Ku70/80 nonhomologous end-joining activity is essential for resolving random DNA double-strand breaks, and the Ku70/80 protein complex has been proposed as "caretaker" of genomic stability. We studied the Ku70/80 heterodimer activity in a patient affected by multiple basal cell carcinomas with a personal history of moderate exposure to ionizing radiation.(More)
Milia en plaque (MEP) is an uncommon finding characterized by numerous tiny milia within an erythematous area. Despite its benign and asymptomatic nature, MEP raises cosmetic concerns; moreover, the available treatment modalities for MEP are limited. In view of the few cases described in the literature, no consensus has been reached, with respect to the(More)
Many authors have indicated the presence of ectopic or accessory upper eyelid fat pads, but the effective rate of eyelid fat variations and the corresponding clinical features are still unclear. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the variability of upper lid fat and to define the anatomical landmarks of the adipose pockets of the upper lid. From(More)