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Fiddler's neck

Brittanya A Limone, Jacqueline Chen, Sharon E Jacob
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October 2017: Ear, Nose, & Throat Journal
Calvin W Myint, Amy L Rutt, Robert T Sataloff
Fiddler's neck is a common dermatologic condition associated with instrument use in violin and viola players. It typically manifests as a submandibular and/or supraclavicular lesion. It is a benign condition, but it may be mistaken for lymphedema or a salivary gland malignancy. Otolaryngologists who treat patients with fiddler's neck should be aware of appropriate management protocols and the need to avoid surgical excision. We obtained informed consent from 3 violinists to present their cases as specific examples of fiddler's neck...
February 2017: Ear, Nose, & Throat Journal
G Geduk
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March 25, 2016: British Dental Journal
Marie-Noelle Crépy
Instrumental musicians are a risk group for skin diseases. A systematic review was performed on Pubmed database and in the musical literature. Most publications on dermatoses in musicians are case reports. The exact prevalence of skin diseases in musicians is unknown but high rates have been reported. The most at-risk musicians are percussionists, string and wind instrumentalists. Repeated physical trauma is a frequent cause of skin conditions in musicians (callosities, fiddler's neck syndrome…). The allergens most often reported in musicians' allergic contact dermatitis are metals (nickel, dichromate), exotic woods and cane reed components, colophony and propolis...
September 2015: European Journal of Dermatology: EJD
C Knierim, W Goertz, J Reifenberger, B Homey, S Meller
The fiddler's neck is an uncommon variant of acne mechanica in violinists and violists. It is a single firm red-brown dermal nodule usually on the left side of neck. This special form of acne mechanica represents a therapeutic challenge since the triggering mechanical factors persist, unless they can be corrected by changes in positioning or modifications of the chin pad. A 72-year-old woman who had played the violin since childhood presented with a red-brown nodule on her neck for 18 months. Cushioning provided no relief...
October 2013: Der Hautarzt; Zeitschrift Für Dermatologie, Venerologie, und Verwandte Gebiete
Jennifer E Caero, Philip R Cohen
Fiddler's neck refers to an irritant contact dermatitis on the submandibular neck of violin and viola players and an allergic contact dermatitis to nickel from the bracket attaching the violin to the chin rest on the violinist's supraclavicular neck. A 26-year-old woman developed submandibular and supraclavicular left neck lesions corresponding to the locations of the chin rest and bracket that was attached to her violin that held it against her neck when she played. Substitution of a composite chin rest, which did not contain nickel, and the short-term application of a low potency topical corticosteroid cream, resulted in complete resolution of the allergic contact dermatitis supraclavicular neck lesion...
September 2012: Dermatology Online Journal
Eugene Pergament, Christina Alamillo, Katrin Sak, Morris Fiddler
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to assess the first formal approach for monitoring genetic/developmental syndromes associated with the presence of an increased nuchal translucency (NT) thickness (>3 mm) in the first trimester of pregnancy. METHODS: Multiple technologies-a DNA chip using the APEX technology, qPCR, microfluidic PCR, and sequencing-were applied to assay 310 mutations across five conditions-Noonan syndrome, congenital adrenal hyperplasia, spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), DiGeorge syndrome, and Smith-Lemli Opitz syndrome...
March 2011: Prenatal Diagnosis
Mihn Sook Jue, Yong Seok Kim, Young Suck Ro
"Fiddler's neck" is an irritant contact dermatitis that frequently affects violin and viola players. The etiology of the skin changes associated with this condition are probably attributable to a combination of factors--including increased pressure, friction, poor hygiene, and excessive perspiration. Clinically, the lesions generally consist of a localized area of lichenification on the left side of the neck just below the angle of the jaw. Herein, we report a case of fiddler's neck in a viola player, attended by allergic contact dermatitis to the nickel in the metal fixtures of a viola...
February 2010: Annals of Dermatology
Thilo Gambichler, Akin Uzun, Stefanie Boms, Peter Altmeyer, Eckart Altenmüller
BACKGROUND: Instrumental musicians are a risk group for a variety of skin conditions. OBJECTIVES: To determine the frequency and risk factors of instrument-related skin disorders in musicians. METHOD: We mailed an 11-item survey to 19 German universities of music and performing arts. RESULTS: 412 musicians returned the completed questionnaire, of whom 21.6% (89/412) had an instrument-related skin disorder including callosities (52/89; 58...
April 2008: Contact Dermatitis
Norbert Kuner, Uta Jappe
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April 2004: Contact Dermatitis
Thilo Gambichler, Stefanie Boms, Marcus Freitag
BACKGROUND: The skin is important in the positioning and playing of a musical instrument. During practicing and performing there is a permanent more or less intense contact between the instrument and the musician's skin. Apart from aggravation of predisposed skin diseases (e.g., atopic eczema or psoriasis) due to music-making, specific dermatologic conditions may develop that are directly caused by playing a musical instrument. METHODS: To perform a systematic review on instrument-related skin diseases in musicians we searched the PubMed database without time limits...
April 16, 2004: BMC Dermatology
J C Moreno, I M Gata, B García-Bravo, F M Camacho
The dermatologic pathological condition of musicians is a rare medical problem. We would like to draw attention to what is called "Fiddler's neck," a process that is peculiar to violin, viola, or cello players and that may be caused by two different mechanisms: contact allergic reaction or a mechanical action.
March 1997: American Journal of Contact Dermatitis: Official Journal of the American Contact Dermatitis Society
D Toussaint
This paper deals with various complaints of performing artists. Gone are the days when such matters were brushed aside with the comment: "If it hurts, give it up!" To-day, osteoarthropathy among patients, Satchmo's syndrome, fiddler's neck and so on are treated scientifically in specific medical textbooks. Whilst the performing artist's activities have their aesthetic or even poetic aspects, the physical element of risk is nevertheless ever present. All this, only for your entertainment. Who has ever met a dancer who has never complained of tiredness? Even after a long professional training, before he has reached thirty years of age he will often have suffered from such ailments as inflammation of the big toe, fracture of the fifth metatarsal bone, dislocation of the trigone bone, etc...
January 1994: Revue Médicale de Bruxelles
J M Lachapelle, D Tennstedt, P Cromphaut
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 1984: Contact Dermatitis
P Brun, R Baran
Seven cases of trauma-induced dermatitis of the neck, are described. They were all the result of violin playing (Fiddler's neck). The histological, clinical and the therapeutic characteristics of our cases are similar to those of mechanical acne.
1984: Annales de Dermatologie et de Vénéréologie
C Pincelli, A Motolese, L Pincelli
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 1985: Contact Dermatitis
B H Kaufman, A D Hoffman, D Zimmerman
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 1988: Journal of Pediatrics
D Tennstedt, P Cromphaut, A Dooms-Goossens, J M Lachapelle
Skin lesions occurring on the neck of violin or viola players are described, in the light of two personal observations. The lesions can be divided into two types: 1. Lesions described as "fiddler's neck", i.e. an area of erythematous, sometimes pigmented or scaly lichenification on the left side of the neck, just below the angle of the jaw, where the chin rest of the instrument is in contact with the skin. Histopathologic features of the lesions are described. 2. Allergic contact dermatitis to wooden or metallic parts of the violin...
1979: Dermatosen in Beruf und Umwelt. Occupation and Environment
J B Stern
Fiddler's neck is a dermatosis of violinists and violists. It characteristically presents as focal lichenification and pigmentation on the left side of the neck. Edema may also occur in the same area and lead to cosmetic concern or fear of malignancy. The edema apparently results from pressure on the patient's neck by the base of the violin or viola and is worsened by holding the instrument in a drooping position.
December 1979: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
R D Peachey, C N Matthews
'Fiddler's neck' is a condition affecting violin and viola players. Although well known to musicians it is not well recognized by dermatologists. Clinically the lesions usually consist of a localized area of lichenification of the left side of the neck--just below the angle of the jaw. Pigmentation, erythema and inflammatory papules or pustules are frequently present, while severe inflammatory induration, cyst formation and scarring occur in more severely affected subjects. The aetiology of the skin changes is probably due to a combination of factors; friction giving rise to lichenification, while local pressure, shearing stress and occlusion may play a part in producing the acne-like changes and cyst formation...
June 1978: British Journal of Dermatology
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