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OBJECTIVE An attempt has been made to produce a new 'balance' in facial dynamics between a paralysed and a non-paralysed face with reduction of synkinesis, by concomitant injection of botulinum toxin A (BTX-A) on both sides in patients with long-lasting facial sequelae. STUDY DESIGN Prospective clinical study. SETTING University hospital. SUBJECTS AND(More)
PURPOSE To identify factors that can affect postoperative shoulder balance in AIS. METHOD 89 adolescent idiopathic scoliosis patients with six types of curvatures who underwent surgery were included in this study. Whole spine antero-posterior and lateral radiographs were obtained pre- and postoperatively. In radiograms, shape and changes in curvatures(More)
STUDY DESIGN This is a prospective study on consecutive patients with acute osteoporotic vertebral compression fractures (OVCFs). OBJECTIVES To evaluate the usefulness of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for diagnosing appropriate acute lesions before a percutaneous cement augmentation technique. BACKGROUND Vertebral compression fractures related to(More)
A case of subcutaneous and intramuscular sparganosis was confirmed on surgical excision of a worm in a 60-year-old woman suffering from painful masses in the right thigh. Sonography and MRI revealed an ill-defined intramuscular lesion and multiple cystic lesions in the subcutaneous tissue. At the time of the excision, a sparganum larva was found in the(More)
Kyphoplasty is advantageous over vertebroplasty in terms of better kyphosis correction and diminished risk of cement extravasations. Literature described cement leakage causing neurological injury mainly after vertebroplasty procedure; only a few case reports show cement leakage with kyphoplasty without neurological injury or proper cause of leakage. We(More)
Lumbar spinal fusions have been performed for spinal stability, pain relief and improved function in spinal stenosis, scoliosis, spinal fractures, infectious conditions and other lumbar spinal problems. The success of lumbar spinal fusion depends on multifactors, such as types of bone graft materials, levels and numbers of fusion, spinal instrumentation,(More)
STUDY DESIGN Radiologic study of scoliosis in pectus excavatum patients. OBJECTIVES To determine the relation between pectus excavatum deformity and adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS). SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA AIS may be related to other whole body deformities, but few reports have addressed the relation between chest deformity and scoliosis. (More)
Liposuction is the most widely performed cosmetic procedure in the world, and is considered safe and without serious complications. However, necrotising fasciitis has been documented as a rare complication following abdomen and thigh liposuction. We present a case of necrotising fasciitis in a 22-year-old female who underwent cosmetic liposuction in both(More)
BACKGROUND CONTEXT Although the Cobb method is considered the gold standard, the centroid method may offer a reasonable alternative in adult scoliosis because it has better inter- and intraobserver reliabilities in adolescent scoliosis. PURPOSE To compare the reliabilities of the Cobb and the centroid methods for measuring coronal curvature in(More)
We present a case of insufficient bilateral femoral subtrochanteric fractures in a patient who was treated with imatinib mesylate, an anticancer drug, for 1 year after a diagnosis of chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML). A 60-year-old woman presented with bilateral thigh pain for 6 months. A plain radiograph revealed bilateral progressive insufficient(More)