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Breast reconstruction following mastectomy can be reliably undertaken using many different techniques. Although excellent cosmetic results can be achieved without contralateral balancing surgery, many unilateral breast reconstructions require a balancing procedure on the contralateral breast in order to achieve symmetry; the ultimate goal in breast(More)
Peripheral nerve injuries remain problematic to treat, with poor functional recovery commonly observed. Injuries resulting in a nerve gap create specific difficulties for axonal regeneration. Approaches to address these difficulties include autologous nerve grafts (which are currently the gold standard treatment) and synthetic conduits, with the latter(More)
A 33-year-old woman who presented with vaginal bleeding was diagnosed to have neuroendocrine small cell carcinoma based on cervical smear and biopsy. Hysterectomy was performed, and a tumor measuring 5.5 X 2 mm was found at the squamocolumnar junction of the uterine cervix. In the immediate vicinity of the tumor, there was proliferation of cytologically(More)
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