Skin

Maintenance of the anatomic contours in auricular reconstruction: The button technique

4 days ago   |   By Journal of Cutaneous Online

Brandon Worley, Joel L Cohen
Journal of Cutaneous and Aesthetic Surgery 2018 11(3):150-152
Background and Objective: Reconstructing the contours of the auricle is a unique challenge. Various bolster techniques have been tried to help prevent complications such as hematoma, seroma, and morbidity. Here, we describe a simple technique using a button to maintain the natural ear contour when it is at risk of a poor aesthetic outcome. Materials and Methods: A 77-year-old man underwent resection of a squamous cell carcinoma of the postauricular skin on the right ear, which involved the helical...
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Innovative skin hook

4 days ago   |   By Journal of Cutaneous Online

Saurabh Gupta, Devi P Mohapatra, Ravi K Chittoria, Elankumar Subbarayan, Sireesha K Reddy, Vinayak Chavan, Abhinav Aggarwal, Likhitha C Reddy
Journal of Cutaneous and Aesthetic Surgery 2018 11(3):148-149
Skin hook is an important instrument for skin surgeries. There are situations, such as operating in a health camp or operating at a peripheral health center with a limited number of instruments, where skin hook is not available in the operation theater. We present an innovative design of skin hook, which can be prepared by surgeons in the operation theater with the help of readily...
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Surgical management of onychopapilloma, onychomatricoma, and subungual osteochondroma: Case series

4 days ago   |   By Journal of Cutaneous Online

Swagata A Tambe, Saba M M Ansari, Chitra S Nayak, Ramya Chokkar, Priyanka D Patil
Journal of Cutaneous and Aesthetic Surgery 2018 11(3):143-147
The clinical diagnosis of benign and malignant nail tumors can be difficult. Dermoscopy can provide a clue to the diagnosis but nail biopsy is the gold standard in establishing the diagnosis. Here, we report three cases of rare nail tumors, that is, onychopapilloma, onychomatricoma, and subungual osteochondroma, which were diagnosed on histopathology and managed surgically.
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Surgical management of onychoheterotopia

4 days ago   |   By Journal of Cutaneous Online

Chander Grover, Geetali Kharghoria
Journal of Cutaneous and Aesthetic Surgery 2018 11(3):140-142
Onychoheterotopia is a rare condition characterized by the development of nail tissue, distinct from the normal nail unit. It is usually acquired following traumatic inoculation of nail matrix; the congenital variety being less common. The exact pathogenesis of the disease is not clear. It affects the dorsal aspect of fingers and toes mostly. Herein, we report a case of a 35-year-old man with post-traumatic onychoheterotopia of left middle finger, who was treated with surgical avulsion of the...
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Extensive Nicolau syndrome following intramuscular injection of paracetamol in a patient who is HIV positive

4 days ago   |   By Journal of Cutaneous Online

Tasleem Arif, Konchok Dorjay
Journal of Cutaneous and Aesthetic Surgery 2018 11(3):136-139
Nicolau syndrome is a type of adverse skin reaction occurring after parenteral drug injection. In certain conditions, it can cause ischemic necrosis of the skin and the underlying adipose tissue. The actual cause of NS is not clear though inflammation, vasospasm, and thromboembolic occlusion of blood vessels have been proposed. In this case presentation, we report an interesting case of a 30-year-old man who turned out be human immunodeficiency virus positive on investigations, developed extensive...
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Mondor's disease after aesthetic breast surgery: A case series and literature review

4 days ago   |   By Journal of Cutaneous Online

Alberto Goldman, Uwe Wollina
Journal of Cutaneous and Aesthetic Surgery 2018 11(3):132-135
Background: Mondor's disease of the subcutaneous veins of the breast is an uncommon disorder. The etiology of Mondor's disease remains unclear. Usually, it is a self-limited disease. This condition has been associated with trauma, surgical biopsies, breast surgery , physical activity, and a manifestation of breast cancer. Materials and Methods: This is a retrospective analysis of 652 female patients who underwent aesthetic breast surgery in the last 10 years. Results: We found three cases of Mondor's...
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