Richard L Bendor-Samuel

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Deficiency of the free border of the lip is frequently encountered in secondary cleft lip deformities. The free border of the lip consists of the orbicularis oris marginalis muscle and its overlying subcutaneous tissue, vermilion, and mucosa. The pathology may involve any or all of these components. When there is an absolute shortage of subcutaneous tissue(More)
A retrospective review of 146 cases with Le Fort I osteotomy performed between 1981 and 1990 is presented. A complication of 6.1% was recorded. These complications include intraoperative hemorrhage, trigeminal nerve injury, oronasal fistula and dental injury. Although the Le Fort I osteotomy has proven to be relatively safe, improvements in technique will(More)
Topical application of putrescine, a transglutaminase inhibitor, for 3 days directly to rat skin wounds produced a significant average decrease of 48 percent in wound breaking strength in test animals from 8 pairs studied between day 5 and day 10 after wounding. No external or systemic toxic effects of putrescine were seen with localized topical application(More)
In this report we describe three very different and interesting complications of the Le Fort I osteotomy. The first case is of a unilateral third nerve palsy developing as a result of a carotid-cavernous fistula and false aneurysm of the internal carotid artery. The second complication to be reported is total unilateral blindness. The third case is one of(More)
BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to prospectively assess changes in overall health-related quality of life and breast-related symptoms in women undergoing reduction mammaplasty, and to compare preoperative and postoperative health-related quality of life with that of the normal population. METHODS Fifty-six patients were evaluated preoperatively(More)
BACKGROUND Axillary hyperhidrosis is a chronic condition characterized by excess axillary perspiration. This results in considerable patient morbidity, with no consistently efficacious medical or surgical treatment method described in the literature. METHODS All cases of axillary hyperhidrosis over a 5-year period were reviewed retrospectively. Data were(More)
BACKGROUND Plexiform neurofibromatosis is a feature of von Recklinghausen's disease. Head and neck lesions may produce varying degrees of cosmetic and functional deformity. However, life-threatening hemorrhage into facial plexiform neurofibromas has not been previously reported. METHOD We report two patients with von Recklinghausen's disease who(More)
Amniotic band sequence is a disruption sequence having a broad spectrum of clinical manifestations ranging from partial amputations to major craniofacial and limb-body wall defects. Most reported cases of placental-cerebral adhesion pertain to patients with severe craniofacial defects who were either stillborn or who died a few hours after birth. The(More)
True hemimandibular hyperplasia is an uncommon maxillofacial deformity. Patients with this affliction present clinically with varying degrees of asymmetry characterized by an increase in ramus height, a rotated facial appearance with kinking at the mandibular symphysis, and prominence of the lower border of the mandible. In the advanced form, maxillary and(More)