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Wei-Hsin Yuan, Anna Fen-Yau Li, Yi-Hong Chou, Hui-Chen Hsu, Ying-Yuan Chen
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to determine clinical and ultrasonographic characteristics of male breast tumors. METHODS: The medical records of male patients with breast lesions were retrieved from an electronic medical record database and a pathology database and retrospectively reviewed. A total of 112 men (125 breast masses) with preoperative breast ultrasonography (US) were included (median age, 59.50 years; age range, 15-96 years). Data extracted included patient age, if the lesions were bilateral, palpable, and tender, and the presence of nipple discharge...
2018: PloS One
Ali Salim, Erica Metz, James S Constant, Anandev Gurjala, Karen Yokoo, Winnie M Y Tong
INTRODUCTION: Despite the rising popularity of subcutaneous mastectomy (top surgery) in patients born female and identifying as male or nonbinary, there are limited studies on how prior breast surgeries affect subcutaneous mastectomy. This study evaluates if previous breast reduction affected subcutaneous mastectomy in this patient population. METHODS: The case series consists of 5 patients who, having had prior breast reductions, elected to have subcutaneous mastectomy...
March 16, 2018: Annals of Plastic Surgery
Tanya R Wilson, Stephen J LeBlanc, Trevor J DeVries, Derek B Haley
Automatic milk feeders (AMF) for young dairy calves are widely used in the dairy industry. These feeders are thought to have benefits for calf health and welfare and may reduce labor required for feeding; however, little is known about how calves adapt to feeding with AMF. The objective of this study was to observe the effects of feeding stall design on calves learning to use the AMF. The hypothesis was that solid side stalls, compared with steel bar stalls, would result in a longer latency to approach and feed from the AMF without assistance...
March 14, 2018: Journal of Dairy Science
Jiapeng Huang, Qinguo Mo, Yaqiang Zhuang, Qinghong Qin, Zhen Huang, Junyang Mo, Qixing Tan, Bin Lian, Yiming Cao, Shuting Qin, Changyuan Wei
Although nipple-sparing mastectomy (NSM) is being used more frequently, the oncological safety of NSM remains unclear, particularly in young patients (<35 years). The aim of the present study was to compare the rates of local recurrence (LR), disease-free survival (DFS) and overall survival (OS) in young patients with breast cancer who had undergone NSM or conventional mastectomy (CM). The clinicopathological data of young patients with stage 0-IIB breast cancer who had undergone NSM (163 cases) or CM (194 cases) between 2007 and 2016 were retrospectively analyzed...
April 2018: Oncology Letters
Karolien Hollanders, Ingele Casteels, Sylvie Vandelanotte, Rudolf Reyniers, Katarina Segers, Thomas Nevens, Ilse Mombaerts
PURPOSE: To report a case of ablepharon-macrostomia syndrome and surgical treatment options. METHODS: Case report and literature review. RESULTS: A prematurely born male baby presented with severe ablepharon, hypertelorism, macrostomia, low-set dysplastic ears, broad nasal bridge, coarse and redundant body skin, absent scalp and body hair, lax abdominal wall, absent nipples, camptodactyly, and ambiguous genitalia. Despite intensive ocular lubrication, severe exposure keratopathy developed within the first days after birth...
March 13, 2018: Cornea
Nataliya Zelinska, Iryna Shevchenko, Evgenia Globa
BACKGROUND: We investigated the prevalence of Turner syndrome (TS) in Ukrainian population, the frequency of karyotype variants, the age of children at diagnosis, the degree of short stature and phenotypic features in TS girls. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A retrospective analyses was made in 538 TS girls aged 0.11-18.2 years old within the period of 2005-2015 with detailed examination of 150 patients. RESULTS AND DISCUSSION: The prevalence of TS in Ukraine is 77...
February 28, 2018: Journal of Clinical Research in Pediatric Endocrinology
Sukru Yazar, E Cigdem Karadag, Altug Altinkaya, Halil Kara, Cihan Uras
BACKGROUND: Breast reconstruction with a Becker-type expander is a common technique following mastectomy. However, inconsistency remains in the literature regarding risk factors for the survival of a Becker-type expander following immediate breast reconstruction. This study's purpose is to investigate possible risk factors for the Becker-type expander survival and to evaluate the complications related to expander removal following immediate breast reconstruction. METHODS: We performed a retrospective chart review of consecutive women who underwent a mastectomy followed by immediate breast reconstruction with a Becker-type expander from November 2010 to November 2016...
March 9, 2018: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
George Z Li, Stephanie M Wong, Susan Lester, Faina Nakhlis
Most pathologic nipple discharge (PND) is benign, but duct excision has been advised to exclude malignancy. To identify factors associated with malignancy, we reviewed 280 patients with PND at our institution from 2004 to 2014. In 49 cases, malignancy was found. These patients more often had palpable masses (39% vs 11%, P < .001) and abnormal imaging (94% vs 75%, P = .004). On multivariable analysis, age, palpable mass, and abnormal imaging were independently associated with malignancy. Among 48 patients with PND but no other clinical/imaging abnormalities, only 1 malignancy, a small ductal carcinoma in situ, was identified...
March 8, 2018: Breast Journal
Louise Ramhøj, Ulla Hass, Julie Boberg, Martin Scholze, Sofie Christiansen, Flemming Nielsen, Marta Axelstad
The developmental toxicity of perfluorohexane sulfonate (PFHxS) is largely unknown despite widespread environmental contamination and presence in human serum, tissues and milk.To thoroughly investigate PFHxS toxicity in developing rats and to mimic a realistic human exposure situation, we examined a low dose close to human relevant PFHxS exposure, and combined the dose-response studies of PFHxS with a fixed dose of twelve environmentally relevant endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDmix).Two reproductive toxicity studies in time-mated Wistar rats exposed throughout gestation and lactation were performed...
March 6, 2018: Toxicological Sciences: An Official Journal of the Society of Toxicology
Heather Katz, Hassaan Jafri, Thomas Dougherty, Yehuda Lebowicz
Metaplastic breast cancer (MBC) in men is an extremely rare entity. MBC is typically very aggressive with a poor prognosis. In men, it has only been reported three times in the literature. We report a 47-year-old man who presented with right-sided breast erythema and nipple inversion. Mammogram revealed a 2.4 cm spiculated mass. Initial pathology was inconclusive; however, right-sided simple mastectomy showed invasive metaplastic carcinoma with adenosquamous histology. He received adjuvant chemotherapy with 4 cycles of dose dense Adriamycin and cyclophosphamide followed by 12 weeks of paclitaxel and chest wall radiation...
March 7, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
Anna Kasielska-Trojan, Tomasz Zieliński, Paweł Pisera, Bogusław Antoszewski
INTRODUCTION: There are many methods of analyzing the appearance of the breasts, but most of them are based on the patient's subjective assessment or on the opinion of a specialist panel. Anthropometric measurements enable objective breast evaluation. The aim of the study was to compare the objective and subjective evaluation of aesthetic results of breast symmetrization in patients with Poland syndrome. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The analysis of the results of the treatment was performed in 7 patients treated surgically due to unilateral breast underdevelopment in Poland syndrome...
February 28, 2018: Polski Przeglad Chirurgiczny
Johanna Olson-Kennedy, Jonathan Warus, Vivian Okonta, Marvin Belzer, Leslie F Clark
Importance: Transmasculine youth, who are assigned female at birth but have a gender identity along the masculine spectrum, often report considerable distress after breast development (chest dysphoria). Professional guidelines lack clarity regarding referring minors (defined as people younger than 18 years) for chest surgery because there are no data documenting the effect of chest surgery on minors. Objective: To examine the amount of chest dysphoria in transmasculine youth who had had chest reconstruction surgery compared with those who had not undergone this surgery...
March 5, 2018: JAMA Pediatrics
Ralph Verstappen, Gabriel Djedovic, Evi Maria Morandi, Dietmar Heiser, Ulrich Michael Rieger, Thomas Bauer
Background: A persistent problem in autologous breast reconstruction in skin-sparing mastectomies is skin restoration after skin necrosis or secondary oncological resection. As a solution to facilitate reconstruction, skin banking of free-flap skin has been proposed in cases where the overlying skin envelope must be resected, as this technique spares the patient an additional donor site. Herein, we present the largest series to date in which this method was used. We investigated its safety and the possibility of skin banking for prolonged periods of time...
March 5, 2018: Archives of Plastic Surgery
Kelly Spuur, Jodi Webb, Ann Poulos, Sharon Nielsen, Wayne Robinson
AIM: The aim of this study is to determine the clinical rates of the demonstration of the inframammary angle (IMA) on the mediolateral oblique (MLO) view of the breast on digital mammograms and to compare the outcomes with current accreditation standards for compliance. Relationships between the IMA, age, the posterior nipple line (PNL) and compressed breast thickness will be identified and the study outcomes validated using appropriate analyses of inter-reader and inter-rater reliability and variability...
March 2018: European Journal of Radiology
Dhaifallah A Alenizi
Hyperkeratosis of the nipple and areola is a rare condition first described by Tauber in 1923. Less than 100 cases have been reported in the literature. Hyperkeratosis of the nipple and areola presents as hyperkeratotic, hyperpigmented plaques on the nipple and areola. It is more common in females. An 18-year-old female patient presented with hyperkeratotic, plaque-like, hard crusts on both nipples and areolas. The examining physician could successfully remove this crust using his finger. The crust had accumulated as a result of the patient's reluctance to touch or clean the breast area due to psychological issues...
March 1, 2018: Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology
Mei-Fang Wang, Li Wang, Lin-Feng Li
Hyperkeratosis of the nipple and areola is an uncommon dermatosis without well-defined etiology, which occurs mostly in young women and may only be a cosmetic problem. In 1938, Levy-Frankel classified this disease into three variants; type I involves hyperkeratosis with an epidermal nevus, and has rarely been reported. We report a case of a 23-year-old woman with long-term bilateral pigmentation and thickening of the nipples and areolae, accompanied with dark brown, flat lesions with a linear distribution on her left forearm...
February 28, 2018: Postgraduate Medicine
Giselle V Kamenetzky, Andrea B Suárez, María Celeste Ifran, Michael E Nizhnikov, Ricardo M Pautassi
Early pre- or postnatal sensory experiences significantly influence flavor preference and food intake, and can induce liking for innately unpalatable flavors. Previous work found that newborn rats stimulated with an odor experienced shortly after birth exhibited heightened intake and seeking towards an artificial nipple containing quinine. This result suggests that odors made familiar trough early postnatal pre-exposure can shift the motivational value of unconditional stimuli. The objective of the current study was to assess the effect of an odor (lemon) experienced in-utero on the first intake responses towards an artificial nipple supplying quinine...
February 24, 2018: Neuroscience Letters
Hung-Wen Lai, Shih-Lung Lin, Shou-Tung Chen, Ka-Man Kuok, Shu-Ling Chen, Ya-Ling Lin, Dar-Ren Chen, Shou-Jen Kuo
BACKGROUND: A new hybrid technique for single-axillary-incision endoscopic-assisted nipple-sparing mastectomy (E-NSM) was introduced. Preliminary results are reported. METHODS: Patients who received single-axillary-incision E-NSM from August 2013 to August 2017 were searched from a single institution. Data were analyzed to determine the effectiveness and oncologic safety of single-axillary-incision E-NSM. Patient-oriented cosmetic outcome report was also obtained...
February 26, 2018: Annals of Surgical Oncology
Uwe Wollina, André Koch, Dana Langner, Gesina Hansel, Birgit Heinig, Torello Lotti, Georgi Tchernev
Acrocyanosis is an uncommon complaint belonging to the acro-syndromes. It typically presents with coolness and bluish discolourations of hands, feet, ears, nose, lips and nipple. The most frequently affected parts of the body are the hands. This review discusses physical factors, vascular disorders, infectious diseases, haematological disorders, solid tumours genetic disorders, drugs, eating disorders, and spinal disease presenting as or leading to acrocyanosis.
January 25, 2018: Open Access Macedonian Journal of Medical Sciences
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