Sanaz Harirchian

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BACKGROUND The advances in endoscopic skull base surgery have led to the resection of increasingly larger cranial base lesions and the creation of larger skull base defects with the potential for increased postoperative high-flow cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leaks. These concerns led to the development of the vascularized pedicled nasoseptal flap (PNSF), which(More)
OBJECTIVES We determined the clinical characteristics and treatment outcomes of an unusual cluster of intracranial complications seen in acute mastoiditis (AM). METHODS We performed a retrospective review of pediatric patients treated for AM in a tertiary care hospital from March 2006 to March 2007. RESULTS Eleven children, 6 months to 10 years of age(More)
Fractionated CO(2) lasers are a new treatment modality for skin resurfacing. These lasers have been shown efficacious in treating facial photoaging changes and scars. These lasers have an improved safety and recovery profile compared with traditional CO(2) laser resurfacing. Precise treatment parameters vary between patients, the pathology treated, and the(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the rate of post-face-lift hematoma among users of serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) vs non-SSRI users. Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors have come under recent scrutiny because of possible bleeding risks. However, cessation of SSRIs carries inherent risks. METHODS The medical charts for 250 consecutive patients who(More)
Angiotensin II (AII) binds to specific G-protein coupled receptors and is mitogenic in adrenal, liver epithelial, and vascular smooth muscle cells. The H295R human adrenocortical cell line, which expresses AII receptors predominantly of the AT1 subclass, proliferates in response to treatment with AII. The induction and maintenance of cellular proliferation(More)
INTRODUCTION The endoscopic brow lift technique relies on brow mobilization and often soft fixation to the underlying calvarium. While the endoscopic brow lift has been used safely, there are anecdotal reports of cerebrospinal fluid leak. We sought to measure calvarial thickness to improve the safety of cranial fixation. METHODS A retrospective review was(More)
AlloDerm (LifeCell Corporation, Branchburg NJ) is an acellular dermal homograft processed from human cadaveric skin. AlloDerm has been used successfully for soft tissue reconstruction due to its lack of immunogenicity and minimal absorption. In the lip, it has been utilized for aesthetic lip augmentation and as an injectable filler. Description of its usage(More)
The cartilaginous columellar strut is a well established, commonly used graft in rhinoplasty which provides support and stability to the nasal base. The risk of such a graft is related to grafts designs, whereby the posterior aspect can cause clicking with movement across the anterior nasal spine. We present an additional unusual complication of ill-fitting(More)
We present an unusual case of a lingual leiomyomatous hamartoma, along with a current literature review of this previously under reported lesion. Described is a case of a 5 month-old male presenting with a posterior midline tongue mass and surgical excision yielded pathology consistent with a leiomyomatous hamartoma. A comprehensive literature review(More)