Rachel Shively

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A case of craniopagus twins joined in the temporoparietal area is presented, along with a review of the literature on craniopagus. A large area of brain was shared between the neurologically normal infants, with defects in the scalp, skull, and dura. The twins were separated in a three-step procedure. First, areas of shared brain were divided and separated(More)
An example of craniopagus Siamese twins is presented. The methods used in their separation using skin expanders and scalp flaps to achieve primary closure of the wounds with hair-bearing scalp are outlined. A detailed discussion of the planning and the mathematical considerations of these skin expanders and scalp flaps is included.
Cranioplasties of the frontoorbital area pose a major challenge to the surgeon because of the proximity to the globe, the sinuses, and the eyebrows and eyelids. The choice of material for reconstruction includes autogenous and alloplastic materials. A modification of the fixation technique of split rib graft to avoid depression deformities at the periphery(More)
Dupuytren's disease in blacks is believed to be rare. Our recent experience with the disease at the John Cochran Veterans Administration Hospital in St Louis is described, including 2 black patients suffering from the condition. The literature is reviewed and some aspects of pathogenesis are discussed. It is our belief that Dupuytren's disease is more(More)
A recurrent digital fibroma of childhood is reported. This case illustrates difficulties in the management of these recurrent tumors. Despite tumor-free margins on the excised tumors, recurrence occurred at other sites. Recurrences or new primary lesions are reported in 75% of the cases. Because of the rare tendency of these lesions to regress and the high(More)
RATIONALE The ratios of stable nitrogen isotopes (δ(15)N values) in excreta have been used to examine aspects of trophic and nutritional ecology across taxa. Nitrogen fractions in feces of herbivores include endogenous (e.g., sloughed intestinal cells, unresorbed digestive secretions, and microbial debris) and dietary sources. For animals such as large(More)