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OBJECTIVE To assess the nature and rates of complications and recurrences after completion lymph node dissection (CLND) following positive sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB) in melanoma patients. SUMMARY BACKGROUND DATA In contrast to SLNB, CLND is associated with considerable morbidity. CLND delays nodal recurrence, thereby prolonging disease-free(More)
Nineteen fingertip amputations with exposed bone were treated with a semi-occlusive dressing. The quantity and quality of the regenerated soft tissue was examined. In all 19 fingers there was sufficient uncomplicated healing such that secondary surgical procedures were not needed. At follow-up 6-18 months after the injury, soft tissue thickness around the(More)
PURPOSE For nonsurgical treatment of fractures of the proximal phalanges of the triphalangeal fingers, different dynamic casts have been described. The main principle behind these casts is advancement and tightening of the extensor hood, caused by a combination of blocking the metacarpophalangeal joints in flexion and actively flexing the proximal(More)
Hand and wrist pain is a diagnostic challenge for hand surgeons and radiologists due to the complex anatomy of the involved small structures. The American College of Radiology recommends MRI as the study of choice in patients with chronic wrist pain if radiographs are negative. Lately, state-of-the-art SPECT/CT systems have been introduced and may help in(More)
Ulnar-sided wrist pain is a diagnostic challenge for hand surgeons and radiologists due to the complex anatomy of the involved small structures. Along with the clinical history and physical examination, imaging is important in the evaluation of ulnar-sided wrist pain [1–4]. Ulnocarpal impaction syndrome can lead to severe damage to the cartilage, triangular(More)
UNLABELLED BACKGROUND Unspecific pain of the hand/wrist is a diagnostic challenge. Radiographs and planar bone scan are useful diagnostic tools in patients with unspecific wrist pain. Both modalities are deficient, either by not presenting metabolic disorders or due to inadequate anatomical resolution. Single photon emission computed tomography/computed(More)
PURPOSE Chronic hand and wrist pain is a common clinical issue for orthopaedic surgeons and rheumatologists. The purpose of this study was 1. To analyze the interobserver agreement of SPECT/CT, MRI, CT, bone scan and plain radiographs in patients with non-specific pain of the hand and wrist, and 2. to assess the diagnostic accuracy of these imaging methods(More)
To evaluate the feasibility and performance of SPECT/CT arthrography of the wrist in comparison with MR arthrography in patients with suspected ulnocarpal impaction. This prospective study included 28 wrists of 27 patients evaluated with SPECT/CT arthrography and MR arthrography. Iodine contrast medium and gadolinium were injected into the distal radioulnar(More)
Immediate ORIF (open reduction and internal fixation) is the treatment of choice for displaced ankle fractures. However, definitive treatment may have to be delayed due to compromised soft tissues. The value of temporary Kirschner wire ankle transfixation with staged ORIF for closed displaced ankle fractures with tibiotalar dislocations was determined. In(More)
Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC) is a rare but very aggressive neuroendocrine tumor of the skin in elderly patients with higher mortality compared with melanoma. No evidence-based standardized chemotherapy exists for metastasized patients.We report the case of an 87-year-old patient with the history of resection of a large MCC of the parietal scalp planned for(More)