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Vujica Markovic, Dragan Vukovic, Aleksandra Radosavljevic, Ivan Marjanovic
PURPOSE: To investigate the possible association between acquired ectropion uveae and blunt trauma to the eye. We present 3 cases of acquired ectropion uveae that occurred after blunt trauma to the eye. There are no previously published data on possible association of these conditions. METHODS: A retrospective review was conducted of patients with ectropion uveae and eye injury at University Eye Hospital over a 10-year period (2006-2016). We analyzed medical records and clinical findings...
October 21, 2016: European Journal of Ophthalmology
Michele Pascali, Anna Avantaggiato, Francesco Carinci
Two surgical procedures for ectropion correction are compared: the widespread "lateral tarsal strip" and the more recently introduced "tarsal belt" techniques. A retrospective interventional patient series of 40 patients with mono or bilateral ectropion are investigated.Distances of lower lid margin from interpupillary line before surgery and after 1, 6, 12, and 24 months in tarsal belt and lateral tarsal strip surgical procedure are compared. The postoperative distance is reduced in both the groups of patients, but as regard the tarsal belt the amount of correction is greater and more stable over time and this difference is statistically significant...
October 14, 2016: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
Giacomo Maria Pirola, Eugenio Martorana, Francesco Antonio Fidanza, Luca Reggiani Bonetti, Stefano Puliatti, Alessandra Bonora, Salvatore Micali, Giampaolo Bianchi
INTRODUCTION: About 20% of patients with a diagnosis of primary renal cell carcinoma (RCC) present directly with metastatic disease. The aim of the present manuscript is to describe, for the first time a RCC metastasis located to the distal female urethra and to present an update on metastatic locations to the male spermatic cord. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We report two cases of rare RCC metastases. The first concerns a 92-year-old female patient who came to our attention for recurrent urethral bleeding, which was initially believed to be secondary to urethral mucosal ectropion...
October 8, 2016: Urologia
A Paganelli, S Ciardo, G Odorici, G Pellacani, A Conti
Pityriasis rubra pilaris (PRP) is a rare, chronic inflammatory skin disorder characterized by the presence of small follicular hyperkeratotic papules that coalesce into yellow-pink (salmon-colored) patches, usually beginning at the head and neck and often resulting in generalized erythroderma(1) . Other main clinical features are "islands" of sparing within the affected skin, palmoplantar keratoderma, nail dystrophy, oral involvement and eventually ectropion. The age of onset has a peak between 50 and 70 years but a juvenile presentation is not uncommon...
October 14, 2016: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
L Zikmund
AIM: In the contemporary medicine, strong emphasis is put on early closing of body surface defects, which contributes to good and early healing, but, of course, closes the entrance gate for possible infection as well. The easiest closing of the defect is the direct suture of the emerged wound. But some defects are of such an extent, so their closure is necessary to handle other way than simple suture, e.g. by rotating flap plastic surgery. In the paper are evaluated results of flap surgery technique in 56 patients...
2016: Ceská a Slovenská Oftalmologie
Mahmut Oğuz Ulusoy, Sertaç Argun Kıvanç, Mehmet Atakan, Berna Akova-Budak
Purpose. There are several etiological factors that cause epiphora, and treatment differs according to the cause. We aimed to evaluate the etiology of epiphora and the treatment modalities of the affected patients. Materials and Methods. Data of patients who were referred to ophthalmology clinics for epiphora were retrospectively analyzed. All patients were evaluated for epiphora etiology, treatment modalities, and duration of complaints, after complete ophthalmologic examination. Results. This study consisted of 163 patients with a mean age of 64...
2016: Journal of Ophthalmology
Keita Suzuki, Tadashi Mizuguchi, Yui Seno, Atsuhiro Tanikawa, Masayuki Horiguchi
BACKGROUND: Iridocorneal endothelial (ICE) syndrome occurs mainly in young and middle-aged women and typically presents as a unilateral disease characterized by abnormalities of the iris and corneal endothelium. While the ICE syndrome is known to be associated with glaucoma and bullous keratopathy, to our knowledge, only two cases of ICE syndrome complicated with cystoid macular edema (CME) have been reported to date. In this paper, we report a case of ICE syndrome complicated with CME treated at our institution...
2016: BMC Ophthalmology
Leilei Zhang, Jie He, Bing Han, Linna Lu, Jiayan Fan, He Zhang, Shengfang Ge, Yixiong Zhou, Renbing Jia, Xianqun Fan
Distichiasis presents as double rows of eyelashes arising from aberrant differentiation of the meibomian glands of the eyelids, and it may be sporadic or hereditary. FOXC2 gene mutations in hereditary distichiasis are rarely reported. Here, we examined two generations of a Chinese family with hereditary distichiasis but without lymphedema or other features of LD syndrome. The FOXC2 gene was amplified and sequenced in all family members. Subcellular localization and luciferase assays were performed to assess the activity of the mutant FOXC2 protein...
2016: International Journal of Biological Sciences
A Omgbwa Eballé, E Mbassi Ndocko, S Robert Ebana, L Ngong Mbella, C Ebana Mvogo
UNLABELLED: A prospective and longitudinal study was carried from January 2 to December 31, 2013 in which victims of commercial motor bike accidents presenting to the Laquintinie Hospital in Douala were examined in search of oculo-orbital injuries with the double goal of identifying and evaluating the physical impact of the observed oculo-orbital lesions. RESULTS: We included 88 cases with oculo-orbital trauma due to commercial motor bike accident. There were 71 males (80...
September 2016: Journal Français D'ophtalmologie
H Jiang, A T Liu
Postburn facial scar contracture, which can cause disfigurement and functional impairment, is a major therapeutic challenge. Except for some scars with severe functional impairments such as ectropion of lid, obstruction of nostril, microstomia, and so on, other kinds of facial scars are recommended to be reconstructed after they become sufficiently softened. The selection of specific methods depends on the characteristics of the facial scar. The methods includ direct closure after resection, full or split-thickness skin transplantation, pedicled flap, distant flap, and free flap transfer, and tissue expansion...
August 20, 2016: Zhonghua Shao Shang za Zhi, Zhonghua Shaoshang Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Burns
A K Bartella, M Ghassemi, F Hölzle, A Ghassemi
We compared the result of replacement using a modified face-lift technique with those of other commonly used surgical techniques for the treatment of defects of the soft tissue of the infraorbital and cheek region. We made a retrospective observational study of 86 patients who had defects of the facial soft tissue after excision of malignant tumours. Procedures used for reconstructions included non-vascularised skin grafts, local flaps, facelift technique, and microvascular free flaps, and we evaluated morbidity; duration of hospital stay; the need for, and duration of stay in, the intensive care unit (ICU); and functional and aesthetic outcomes...
August 16, 2016: British Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Meghan C McCullough, Margaret Roubard, Erik Wolfswinkel, Artur Fahradyan, William Magee
BACKGROUND: Despite advances in the field of tissue expansion, the face is especially difficult to reconstruct using this technique due to its dynamic nature and high incidence of distortional scarring. This article aimed to review complications seen in pediatric facial tissue expansion, specifically ectropion, as well as its restorative treatment. METHODS: A retrospective chart review of pediatric patients treated by tissue expansion for congenital facial lesions, trauma, or burns at Children's Hospital Los Angeles from January 2000 to present was performed...
August 13, 2016: Annals of Plastic Surgery
A Belaid, C Nasr, M Benna, A Cherif, O Jmour, H Bouguila, F Benna
Management of eyelid cancers is based on surgery and/or radiotherapy (RT). The treatment objective is to control tumors with acceptable functional and esthetic outcomes. The aim of this study was to evaluate the results of radiation therapy in management of epithelial eyelid cancers, reviewing retrospectively the clinical records of patients treated in our institution from January 1989 to December 2013. We focused on clinical and histological features, treatment characteristics, tolerance and disease control...
2016: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention: APJCP
Saurabh Jain, Anasua Ganguly, Swati Singh, Samir Mohapatra, Devjyoti Tripathy, Suryasnata Rath
PURPOSE: Conventional treatment for acute dacryocystitis consists of medical management followed by elective delayed external dacryocystorhinostomy (EXT-DCR). The purpose of this study was to compare the outcome after primary nonendoscopic endonasal dacryocystorhinostomy (NEN-DCR) versus conventional treatment in acute dacryocystitis. METHODS: Retrospective chart analysis of all consecutive patients of acute dacryocystitis presenting between 2011 and 2015 was performed...
August 8, 2016: Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
A C M Kool, M Houtappel, L H P M Filippini
A newborn had a tight, dry skin with multiple fissures, an eclabium and ectropion. Breathing was compromised and regulation of body temperature was impaired. We described the patient as a 'collodion baby'. After genetic investigation the diagnosis congenital ichtyosis, recessive type 1 was made. At 12 months of age, the skin symptoms were significantly diminished.
2016: Nederlands Tijdschrift Voor Geneeskunde
Scott T Jones, Vinay K Aakalu, Amy Y Lin, Catherine Perez, Gil Epstein, Allen M Putterman, Pete Setabutr
PURPOSE: To examine the changes in microscopic anatomy of the lower eyelid tarsal ectropion repair with the Putterman ptosis clamp and better understand the anatomical changes associated with the eyelid malposition correction. METHODS: Ten orbits from 5 fresh frozen cadaver heads, ranging in age from 53 to 77 years, were used for the dissection. For each head, a Putterman clamp tarsal ectropion repair was performed on one side, while the contralateral unoperated orbit served as a control...
July 13, 2016: Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
F Parry, D Saunière, D L Huertas Diaz, M Dandurand
Since 1950, the year of Grzybowski's syndrome description by Marian Grzybowski in Warsaw, 30 cases have been described in the literature. This syndrome belongs to the family of multiple generalized keratoacanthomas (KA). It occurs in adults between 50 and 70 years. Clinically, it presents as a rash of hundreds or thousands of small papules 1 to 2mm with well-defined, sometimes keratotic center. The onset is sudden, the evolution is progressive and chronic. It is accompanied by severe and persistent pruritus...
July 14, 2016: Annales de Chirurgie Plastique et Esthétique
Ahmed M Hishmi, Konrad R Koch, Mario Matthaei, Edwin Bölke, Claus Cursiefen, Ludwig M Heindl
BACKGROUND: Tarsoconjunctival flap advancement, or the Hughes procedure, is among the techniques of choice for reconstructing full-thickness lower eyelid defects so as to restore normal anatomy and function with the best possible cosmetic outcome. The purpose of this study is to report the outcome of a series of patients treated with a modified Hughes procedure following malignant tumor removal. METHODS: This retrospective study included 45 consecutive cases of modified Hughes procedures performed between January 2013 and October 2015...
2016: European Journal of Medical Research
Miguel S Cabalag, Jason Wasiak, Quaderi Syed, Eldho Paul, Anthony J Hall, Heather Cleland
The surgical management of severe ocular burns is challenging and often associated with variable long-term outcome. The aims of this study were to analyze the clinical course of these injuries and determine the factors associated with the need for surgery. A retrospective medical records review was conducted for patients admitted to the Victorian Adult Burns Services, with ocular burns, from January 2000 to January 2010. One hundred and twenty-nine patients were admitted with ocular burns, of which 17 (13.2%) required surgery...
June 22, 2016: Journal of Burn Care & Research: Official Publication of the American Burn Association
Yeo Reum Jeon, Dong Kyun Rah, Dae Hyun Lew, Tai Suk Roh, Young Seok Kim, Hong Lim Choi
BACKGROUND: Narrow and chubby pretarsal fullness is a characteristic of attractiveness and youthfulness, and pretarsal augmentation has gained popularity in Asia. Conventional lower blepharoplasty has focused on correcting the aged appearance of the lower eyelids by repositioning fat and removing excess skin. However, this technique can create flat lower eyelids and provide an indication that cosmetic surgery was performed. Therefore, our pretarsal augmented lower blepharoplasty technique focuses on restoring pretarsal fullness and creating a three-dimensional lower eyelid-cheek complex...
July 2016: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
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