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Blomstrand osteochondrodysplasia (BOCD) is a rare, autosomal recessive, lethal skeletal dysplasia characterized by generalized osteosclerosis and advanced skeletal maturation. The histopathological characteristics of three novel cases (two isolated cases and a sib-pair) of BOCD are presented and correlated with the clinical and radiographical findings, and… (More)
A patient is presented with complaints of a hypermobile right ear due to agenesis of the superior and posterior auricularis muscles and a thin concha cartilage. Suturing the concha cartilage to the mastoid bone and temporal fascia gave sufficient support of the external ear without creating a gross difference in appearance of both ears.
A case of severe lesion of the hand is reported in which the circulation of the thumb was restored by using a vein graft. The operative procedure and postoperative management are described. The periods of arterial insufficiency in the thumb, likely due to spasms, are discussed.