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A patient with pilomatricoma in the parotid region: case report and review of the literature.

Rom J Morphol Embryol 2018 ;59(3):917-926

Department of Histology, University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Craiova, Romania;

Pilomatricoma is a benign skin tumor originating from the matrix cells of the hair follicles. Sometimes, its diagnosis can be difficult, especially in the preauricular region, where in the differential diagnosis, in addition to other dermal and subcutaneous masses, primary and secondary parotid gland tumor lesions must be also considered. A 34-year-old female was referred to our Institution with a right preauricular swelling over 12 months, which enlarged in the last two months. Read More

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January 2018

Microsurgical Replantation of Completely Avulsed Nasal Segment.

J Craniofac Surg 2018 Nov 30. Epub 2018 Nov 30.

Harvard Integrated Plastic Surgery Program, Boston, MA.

Complete avulsion of the nose is a devastating injury that may result in permanent disfigurement. Microvascular reattachment is technically difficult due to small size of the injured vessels, associated avulsion or crush injury, and relative inability to achieve venous anastomosis. This report describes a successful case of microsurgical replantation of the distal third of the nose in a 47-year-old patient after a dog bite injury with the use of a superficial temporal vein graft for arterial repair and leeching for venous outflow. Read More

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November 2018
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Spindle cell lipoma mimicking pleomorphic adenoma: A diagnostic challenge on cytology.

Diagn Cytopathol 2018 Nov 23. Epub 2018 Nov 23.

Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Government Medical College and Hospital, Chandigarh, India.

Spindle cell lipoma (SCL) is a benign neoplasm of mature adipose tissue mostly located in the neck, back, and shoulder region. It is composed of a variable admixture of adipocytes, benign spindle cells, and collagen fibres. While the histopathologic features of SCL are quite characteristic and well described, a cytologic diagnosis of SCL might be challenging. Read More

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November 2018
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Endoscopic Removal of an Epithelial Cyst of the Zygoma.

J Craniofac Surg 2018 Oct 26. Epub 2018 Oct 26.

Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX.

This study elaborates a brief overview of epithelial cysts in the bones of the skull and describes an unusual patient with an epidermoid cyst of the zygoma. This report focuses on an endoscopic preauricular infratemporal fossa approach for resection of a left epidermoid cyst of the zygoma. Preoperative magnetic resonance imaging and computed tomography imaging as well as intraoperative endoscopic images and movie were demonstrated. Read More

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October 2018
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Hidden diagnosis behind viral infection: the danger of anchoring bias.

BMJ Case Rep 2018 Oct 21;2018. Epub 2018 Oct 21.

Department of General Pediatrics and Interdisciplinary Medicine, National Center for Child Health and Development, Tokyo, Japan.

Anchoring bias is one of the most common diagnostic biases that may lead to closed-minded thinking and could result in unnecessary tests, inappropriate patient management and even misdiagnosis. A 4-year-old boy was brought to the emergency department because of shaking chills. On the basis of bilateral swollen preauricular areas, high level of serum amylase and the prevalence of mumps, he initially received a diagnosis of mumps in spite of the shaking chills. Read More

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October 2018
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The Influence of Dissection Range of the Facial Nerve on Transient Postoperative Facial Palsy in Mandibular Condyle Fractures.

J Oral Maxillofac Surg 2018 Sep 25. Epub 2018 Sep 25.

Professor, Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, College of Medicine, Korea University, Seoul, Korea. Electronic address:

Purpose: This study examined the relation between dissection range of facial nerve branches and transient postoperative facial palsy caused by nerve traction for open treatment of mandibular condyle fractures using a preauricular approach.

Materials And Methods: This retrospective study included 58 patients who underwent rigid fixation of condylar head and upper neck fractures. Patients were divided into 3 groups based on dissection range of the frontal and zygomatic branches. Read More

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September 2018
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Synovial Chondromatosis and Calcium Pyrophosphate Deposition of the Temporomandibular Joint: Challenging Diagnosis.

J Craniofac Surg 2018 Nov;29(8):e792-e794

Department of Maxillofacial Surgery.

Background: The association between the synovial chondromatosis (SC) and the calcium pyrophosphate deposition (pseudogotta) in temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is very rare and has been described just 1 patient in the literature.

Clinical Presentation: A 64-year-old woman was referred to Dipartimento di Scienze Odontostomatologiche e Maxillo-Facciali, Sapienza Università di Roma after complaining about right temporomandibular pain, limitation in mandibular movements, and tumefaction in the right preauricular region. The patient was hospitalized for the surgery. Read More

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November 2018
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Periotic sensory dysfunction via postauricular approach after otitis media surgery.

Laryngoscope 2018 Oct 16. Epub 2018 Oct 16.

ENT Institute and Otorhinolaryngology Department, Affiliated Eye and ENT Hospital of Fudan University and Key Laboratory of Hearing Medicine, National Health Commission of the People's Republic of China (NHCPRC), Shanghai, People's Republic of China.

Objectives/hypothesis: To assess the somatosensory dysfunction of the auricle and periotic skin in patients undergoing otitis media surgery.

Study Design: Retrospective study.

Methods: Symptoms of periotic somatosensory function after surgery were investigated in 100 patients (42 males, 58 females, mean age 41. Read More

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October 2018

Partial 5p Deletion and Partial 5q Duplication in a Patient with Multiple Congenital Anomalies: A Two-Step Mechanism in Chromosomal Rearrangement Mediated by Non-Allelic Homologous Recombination.

Cytogenet Genome Res 2018 Oct 5. Epub 2018 Oct 5.

We describe a 5-month-old female who presented with clinical features of 5p deletion syndrome, including high-pitched cry, microcephaly, micrognathia, bilateral preauricular tags, bifid uvula, abnormal palmar creases, bilateral hypoplastic nipples, feeding difficulties, and developmental delay. In addition, the patient also had a cardiac defect, proximal esophageal atresia, and distal tracheoesophageal fistula. aCGH of the patient revealed a 22. Read More

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October 2018
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A new case of the pilomatrixoma rare in the preauricular region and review of series of cases.

Oral Maxillofac Surg 2018 Dec 3;22(4):483-488. Epub 2018 Oct 3.

Endodontics, School of Dentistry, São Paulo State University (Unesp), Araçatuba, SP, 16015-050, Brazil.

Pilomatrixoma is considered a rare benign tumor arising from the hair follicle, most common in the head and neck region, but it is rarely diagnosed on a clinical basis. This report describes a new case of giant pilomatrixoma in a 36-year-old female patient. The nodule was localized in the preauricular area on the right side, appearing as a slow-growing, fixed, painless, with a hardened consistency, unusual giant (4. Read More

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December 2018
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Accessory auricle: Classification according to location, protrusion pattern and body shape.

Arch Plast Surg 2018 Sep 15;45(5):411-417. Epub 2018 Sep 15.

Department of Plastic Surgery, Kyung Hee University Medical Center, Kyung Hee University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.

Background: Accessory auricles (AAs) are common congenital anomalies. We present a new classification according to location and shape, and propose a system for coding the classifications.

Methods: This study was conducted by reviewing the records of 502 patients who underwent surgery for AA. Read More

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September 2018
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A modified supra-auricular approach with helix cartilage suture for surgical treatment of the preauricular sinus.

Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol 2018 Nov 5;114:147-152. Epub 2018 Sep 5.

School of Medicine, Chang Gung University, Taoyuan, Taiwan; Craniofacial Research Center, Division of Craniofacial Surgery, Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Taoyuan, Taiwan. Electronic address:

Objective: Several surgical techniques and modifications have been described to reduce the high recurrence rate after excision of preauricular sinus (PAS). This study was designed to evaluate the surgical outcomes of PAS excision using a new modified supra-auricular approach (SAA) and to assess the predisposing factors for recurrence.

Methods: A total of 175 (158 patients) PAS excision procedures were performed from 2007 to 2016 in a single institute using this modified SAA with helix cartilage suture to obliterate the dead space. Read More

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November 2018
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Appearance of Verruca Over Linear Verrucous Epidermal Nevus - An Example of Locus Minoris Resistentiae: A Report of Three Cases.

Indian Dermatol Online J 2018 Sep-Oct;9(5):334-337

Department of Pathology, JSS Medical College and Hospital, JSS University, Mysuru, Karnataka, India.

Locus minoris resistentiae (LMR) is a site of the body that offers lesser resistance than the rest of the body to the onset of disease. It can be congenital or acquired. Areas of cutaneous mosaicism such as epidermal nevi can act as congenital LMR, leading to the development of inflammatory skin conditions or skin tumors on these. Read More

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September 2018
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Goldenhar Syndrome - ophthalmologist's perspective.

Rom J Ophthalmol 2018 Apr-Jun;62(2):96-104

Emergency Eye Hospital, Bucharest, Romania.

Goldenhar syndrome (oculo-auriculo-vertebral dysplasia, OAVS) is a rare, congenital disease arising from the abnormal development of the first and second branchial arches. The incidence is between 1:3500 and 1:5600, with a male: female ratio of 3:2. The etiopathogenesis is multifactorial and dependent on genetic and environmental factors but there are still many unknown aspects. Read More

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September 2018
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Parotid gland chondroma masquerading as pleomorphic adenoma in fine needle aspiration cytology: A diagnostic challenge.

Diagn Cytopathol 2018 Aug 25. Epub 2018 Aug 25.

Otorhinolaryngology, Government Medical College and Hospital, Chandigarh, India.

Chondroid neoplasm of parotid gland is extremely rare. Only a few cases of extraskeletal chondroma and one case of chondrosarcoma of parotid gland have been reported in the literature. The cytological features of parotid gland chondroma are not well documented. Read More

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August 2018
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Successful treatment of metastatic congenital intraocular medulloepithelioma with neoadjuvant chemotherapy, enucleation and superficial parotidectomy.

Am J Ophthalmol Case Rep 2018 Sep 21;11:124-127. Epub 2018 Jun 21.

Department of Ophthalmology and Vision Science, University of California at Davis, Sacramento, CA, USA.

Purpose: To report a case of metastatic intraocular medulloepithelioma successfully treated with neoadjuvant chemotherapy, superficial parotidectomy, and enucleation.

Observations: A 5-year-old male with history of cataract surgery, glaucoma drainage device, endocyclophotocoagulation, scleral patch grafting, and chronic posterior "inflammation" in a blind left eye presented with a rapidly enlarging painful mass under the left upper eyelid. Biopsy of the conjunctival mass and fine needle aspiration of an enlarged preauricular lymph node revealed medulloepithelioma, which was also seen in the left parotid gland on positron emission tomography (PET) scan. Read More

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September 2018
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High-Throughput Screening of Full-Face Clinically Relevant Arterial Variations Using Three-Dimensional Postmortem Computed Tomography.

Plast Reconstr Surg 2018 Nov;142(5):653e-664e

Guangzhou, Guangdong, People's Republic of China From the Departments of Plastic and Reconstructive Radiology, Guangdong Second Provincial General Hospital.

Background: Vascular complications resulting from intravascular filler injection and embolism are major safety concerns for facial filler injection. It is essential to systematically screen full-face arterial variations and help design evidence-based safe filler injection protocols.

Methods: The carotid arteries of 22 cadaveric heads were infused with adequate lead oxide contrast. Read More

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November 2018

A novel mutation in EYA1 in a Chinese family with Branchio-oto-renal syndrome.

BMC Med Genet 2018 Aug 7;19(1):139. Epub 2018 Aug 7.

Department of Otorhinolaryngology, The First Affiliated Hospital of Zhengzhou University, No. 1 Jian-she Road, Zhengzhou, 450052, China.

Background: Branchio-oto-renal (BOR) syndrome is a dominant autosomal disorder characterized by phenotypes such as hearing loss, branchial fistulae, preauricular pits, and renal abnormalities. EYA1, the human homolog of the Drosophila "eye absent" gene on chromosome 8q13.3, is recognized as one of the most important genes associated with BOR syndrome. Read More

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August 2018
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Acinic cell carcinoma of the parotid gland in pregnancy: an approach to cancer in pregnancy.

BMJ Case Rep 2018 Jul 24;2018. Epub 2018 Jul 24.

The Crown Princess Mary Cancer Centre, Westmead Hospital, Westmead, New South Wales, Australia.

A 27-year-old woman presented with an enlarging painless right preauricular mass at 28 weeks' pregnant. The mass had been stable for more than 10 years, but showed rapid growth during pregnancy. Imaging and biopsy were consistent with parotid gland malignancy, with surgical resection undertaken at 33+4 weeks' gestation. Read More

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Reconstruction of Preauricular Wounds Using a Flipped Island Pedicle Flap: Case Series of 12 Patients.

Dermatol Surg 2018 Jul 16. Epub 2018 Jul 16.

Both authors are affiliated with the Department of Medicine, Division of Dermatology, University of Vermont Medical Center, South Burlington, Vermont.

Background: Island pedicle flaps (IPFs) are a frequently used reconstructive option in dermatologic surgery. With variations in its execution, the flap can be used for an assortment of facial defects.

Objective: To describe the execution of a flipped IPF for the reconstruction of medium to large preauricular wounds after Mohs micrographic surgery. Read More

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July 2018
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Further delineation of the phenotype caused by loss of function mutations in PRMT7.

Eur J Med Genet 2018 Jul 10. Epub 2018 Jul 10.

Department of Clinical and Molecular Genetics and Rare Disease Unit, University Hospital Vall d´Hebron, Barcelona, Spain; Centro de Investigación Biomédica en Red de Enfermedades Raras (CIBERER), ISCIII, Barcelona, Spain. Electronic address:

PRMT7 encodes for an arginine methyltransferase that methylates arginine residues on various protein substrates and has been shown to play a role in various developmental processes. Mutations in PRMT7 have been recently shown to be implicated in a phenotype with intellectual disability, short stature and brachydactyly, and considered to be a phenocopy of pseudohypoparathyroidism. We report a patient with short stature, psychomotor delay, hearing loss and brachydactyly, for whom whole exome sequencing detected two mutations in PRMT7 and parental segregation studies detected biallelic mutation inheritance. Read More

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July 2018
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Atypical presentation of cat scratch disease: Parinaud's oculoglandular syndrome with facial nerve paresis.

BMJ Case Rep 2018 Jul 6;2018. Epub 2018 Jul 6.

Internal Medicine, University of Florida College of Medicine, Gainesville, Florida, USA.

A 28-year-old man presented to our clinic over the course of 3 weeks with symptoms that progressed from mild headaches to fever, fatigue, myalgia and an enlarged right preauricular lymph node with ipsilateral conjunctivitis and upper eyelid weakness. Our differential included Epstein Barr Virus/Cytomegalovirus mononucleosis, bacterial conjunctivitis and lymphoma. We evaluated with CBC, EBV IgM Ab, lactate dehydrogenase level and a CMV IgG Ab which were all within normal limits. Read More

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July 2018
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Paraffinoma induced bilateral preauricular cheek skin defects.

Arch Craniofac Surg 2018 Sep 27;19(3):227-230. Epub 2018 Jun 27.

Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Seoul National University Bundang Hospital, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seongnam, Korea.

"Paraffinoma" is a well-recognized complication of paraffin oil injection into various body parts for an aesthetic purpose. After a variable latency phase, paraffinoma can present as a wide range of clinical symptoms. This paper is a case report of surgical excision of the paraffinoma and subsequent reconstruction of the associated skin defect on bilateral preauricular cheeks, manifesting 50 years after a primary injection. Read More

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September 2018

The first case of osteoma of the mandibular notch located both medially and laterally and treated with a transoral endoscopy assisted approach. A case report.

Int J Surg Case Rep 2018 26;49:70-73. Epub 2018 Jun 26.

Maxillo-Facial Surgery Unit, Asst Spedali Civili - Brescia, Italy.

Introduction: Osteomas are slow-growing benign tumours composed of mature compact or cancellous bone and are seen in facial bones but uncommonly in the mandible; cases that arise in the notch region are rarely reported in the literature.

Presentation Of Case: This article presents a 37-year-old woman with no preauricular swelling, no limitation of joint motion and pain only on the left side.

Discussion: The patient was evaluated based on preoperative clinical manifestations, orthopantomography and a computed tomography (CT) scan. Read More

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June 2018
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Extraskeletal chondroma walling the temporomandibular joint: Report of a rare case and review of the literature.

Int J Surg Case Rep 2018 23;49:67-69. Epub 2018 Jun 23.

University Hospital of Düsseldorf, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Moorenstraße 5, Building 11.52, 40225, Düsseldorf, Germany. Electronic address:

Introduction: Extraskeletal or soft-tissue chondroma is a rare benign cartilaginous neoplasm which usually affects hands and feet. Scientific literature only reports one previous case of this pathology in the preauricular region.

Presentation Of The Case: This report describes a rare case of extraskeletal chondroma surrounding the temporomandibular joint of a 55-year-old female patient. Read More

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June 2018
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Management of the Bilateral Chronic Temporomandibular Joint Dislocation.

Ann Maxillofac Surg 2018 Jan-Jun;8(1):154-157

Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Faculty of Dentistry, Istanbul University, Istanbul, Turkey.

Temporomandibular jaw dislocation is an uncontrolled anterior movement of the condyle beyond the articular eminence. It can occur mostly in young adults, and the symptoms are mouth opening disturbance, preauricular skin depression, tense masticatory muscles, and pain. The main purpose of the eminectomy procedure is removal of a part of the articular eminence to maintain free movement of the condyle. Read More

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July 2018
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Facial Nerve Injury in Temporomandibular Joint Approaches.

Ann Maxillofac Surg 2018 Jan-Jun;8(1):51-55

Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Sri Rajiv Gandhi College of Dental Sciences, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India.

Facial paralysis can be a devastating consequence resulting from blunt and penetrating trauma to the head and neck, as well as surgical injury, either accidental or due to involvement by tumor. In addition, the etiology can be attributed to a variety of other causes, ranging from infectious to metabolic, and is frequently idiopathic in nature. The incidence of facial nerve injury during temporomandibular joint (TMJ) surgeries varies among surgeons. Read More

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July 2018
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Novel Application of P Brachytherapy: Treatment of Angiolymphoid Hyperplasia with Eosinophilia in the Right Auricle with 8-Year Follow-Up.

Cancer Biother Radiopharm 2018 Sep 29;33(7):282-284. Epub 2018 Jun 29.

Department of Radiation Oncology and Nuclear Medicine, The Third Affiliated Hospital of Guangzhou Medical University , Guangzhou, P.R. China .

Background: Angiolymphoid hyperplasia with eosinophilia (ALHE) is a distinctive benign vascular disease that can be challenging to treat due to inconsistent results for various treatment modalities such as surgical excision, corticosteroids, radiotherapy, laser therapy, and other therapies, so novel approaches are needed to improve treatment outcomes.

Materials And Methods: ALHE on the right auricle of a 54-year-old Chinese woman underwent brachytherapy using P simple drug membranes for five times. The P brachytherapy involving simple drug membranes of brachytherapy began by diluting a P solution with 0. Read More

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September 2018
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Hidden Scar Dissection of Benign Parotid Gland Tumors via a V-Shaped Minimal Facelift Incision.

J Craniofac Surg 2018 Nov;29(8):2299-2303

Department of Oral and Maxillofacial-Head and Neck Oncology, Shanghai Ninth People's Hospital, Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine.

Objectives: The purpose of this article was to propose a V-shaped minimal facelift incision (FLI) and analyze its efficacy for improving the esthetic outcomes of parotid gland tumors.

Methods: A prospective, nonrandomized study was performed. Forty-six patients with category I benign parotid tumors as to Quer classification (3 cm or less and located superficially and/or peripherally in the gland) were enrolled. Read More

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November 2018
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Delayed Management of Unrecognized Bilateral Temporomandibular Joint Dislocation: A Case Report.

Craniomaxillofac Trauma Reconstr 2018 Jun 12;11(2):145-149. Epub 2017 Apr 12.

Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Ministry of Health Malaysia, Temerloh, Pahang, Malaysia.

Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) dislocation is a common occurrence, but diagnosis can be missed if patients do not complain. Delayed presentation complicates the management of a straightforward reduction. We present a case of a 24-year-old man who had bilateral TMJ dislocation of unknown duration after motor vehicle accident. Read More

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June 2018
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Pyoderma Gangrenosum of the Preauricular Area with Ulcerative Colitis: A Case Report and Review.

J Audiol Otol 2018 Oct 14;22(4):248-252. Epub 2018 Jun 14.

Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Wonju Severance Christian Hospital, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Wonju, Korea.

Pyoderma gangrenosum (PG) is primarily, a sterile, inflammatory, neutrophilic dermatosis, characterized by recurrent cutaneous ulceration with mucopurulent or hemorrhagic exudate. The incidence of PG is uncertain, but it is estimated to be about 3-10 patients per million per year. It occurs most commonly on the lower legs, but has been reported at other sites of the body as well. Read More

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October 2018
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Intra- and extracapsular synovial chondromatosis of the temporomandibular joint: Rare case and review of the literature.

SAGE Open Med Case Rep 2018 14;6:2050313X18775307. Epub 2018 May 14.

Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, University Hospital Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf, Germany.

Synovial chondromatosis is a benign disease which most commonly appears in large joints and only rarely affects the temporomandibular joint. The diagnosis is quite difficult due to the fact that a large swelling in the preauricular area and the radiographic findings may be misdiagnosed as other benign or malignant diseases. We report an unusual case of intra- and extracapsular chondromatosis of 25 osteochondral loose bodies in the right temporomandibular joint. Read More

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May 2018
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Actinomycotic Osteomyelitis of the Mandible Diagnosed Using Matrix Assisted Laser Desorption Ionization-Time of Flight Mass Spectrometry: A Case Report.

J Oral Maxillofac Surg 2018 Oct 26;76(10):2122-2130. Epub 2018 Apr 26.

Department Head, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Kobe City Medical Center General Hospital, Kobe, Japan.

Actinomycosis is a rare, chronic, slowly progressive granulomatous disease caused by filamentous gram-positive anaerobic bacteria from the Actinomycetaceae family (genus Actinomyces). It has become a rare condition because of the widespread use of antibiotics. When clinical symptoms are not typical, diagnosis of this condition becomes difficult. Read More

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October 2018
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What Variables Are Associated With the Outcome of Arthroscopic Lysis and Lavage Surgery for Internal Derangement of the Temporomandibular Joint?

J Oral Maxillofac Surg 2018 Oct 26;76(10):2081-2088. Epub 2018 Apr 26.

Chief, Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Pain; Director, Orofacial Pain Residency Program, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA.

Purpose: Arthroscopic lysis and lavage surgery (AS) is an effective modality that can decrease pain and increase maximum interincisal opening (MIO) in patients with internal derangement (ID) of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ). However, some patients remain in pain or have limited mandibular range of motion despite AS. The purpose of this study was to determine the effectiveness, prevalence of adverse effects, and predictors of response to TMJ AS in patients with TMJ arthralgia and ID. Read More

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October 2018
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Role of In Vivo Reflectance Confocal Microscopy in the Analysis of Melanocytic Lesions.

Acta Dermatovenerol Croat 2018 Apr;26(1):64-67

Elena-Daniela Serban, MD, Department of Medical Oncology, University of Bologna, 40138 Bologna; Italy.

Worldwide melanoma incidence and mortality are increasing (1). Despite the ongoing research, advanced melanoma is still incurable; therefore, the most appropriate solution seems to be early detection combined with complete surgical excision (2). Since the diagnostic protocol of suspicious lesions includes a complete excision with safety margins (2), the problem of unnecessary scarring is significant. Read More

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April 2018
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Successful treatment of severe facial lymphedema by lymphovenous anastomosis.

Head Neck 2018 Jul 13;40(7):E73-E76. Epub 2018 May 13.

Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Kyushu University Hospital, Fukuoka, Japan.

Background: Facial edema is a common complication after neck dissection and/or chemoradiotherapy for head and neck cancer. Edema subsides spontaneously in most cases but sometimes persists, in which case surgical intervention is required. We report a case of severe facial edema that showed significant improvement upon lymphovenous anastomosis (LVA). Read More

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Reconstruction of an Anterior Auricular Defect Through a Tunnelized Preauricular Transposition Flap.

J Cutan Aesthet Surg 2018 Jan-Mar;11(1):42-44

Institute of Molecular Medicine, University of Lisbon Faculty of Medicine,Lisbon, Portugal.

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May 2018
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Ganglion cyst in the temporomandibular joint: A case report and discussion of surgical approaches.

Cranio 2018 Apr 23:1-5. Epub 2018 Apr 23.

b Department of Pathology , Kanazawa University Hospital , Ishikawa , Japan.

Background Ganglion cysts in the temporomandibular joint are treated by resection; however, there has been insufficient discussion regarding the appropriate approach for surgical resection. Clinical presentation A 55-year-old man presented with a left preauricular swelling for one year. The examination revealed a moderately hard mass with a 30-mm diameter, tenderness, and restricted movement. Read More

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April 2018
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Feasibility of a new V-shaped incision for parotidectomy: a preliminary report.

Br J Oral Maxillofac Surg 2018 Jun 17;56(5):406-410. Epub 2018 Apr 17.

Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Kyungpook National University, 50 Samduck 2-Ga, Jung-Gu, Daegu 700-712, Republic of Korea. Electronic address:

We report the design of a new V-shaped incision for parotidectomy that involves only preauricular and postauricular incisions and no hairline or upper cervical incision. It can be used to approach almost all the superficial parotid region, including the superior and anterior divisions, with minimal scarring. To evaluate its technical feasibility, safety, and cosmetic results, we prospectively enrolled 15 patients (between September 2015 and September 2016) who had partial parotidectomy as the primary treatment for benign parotid tumours. Read More

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June 2018
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Phenotypic characterization of derivative 22 syndrome: case series and review.

J Genet 2018 Mar;97(1):205-211

Department of Medical Genetics, Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow, India.

Emanuel syndrome is caused due to an additional derivative chromosome 22 and is characterized by severe intellectual disability, microcephaly, failure to thrive, preauricular tags or pits, ear anomalies, cleft or high-arched palate, micrognathia, kidney abnormalities, congenital heart defects and genital abnormalities in males. In 99% of the cases, one of the parents is a carrier of balanced translocation between chromosomes 11 and 22. It occurs due to malsegregation of the gametes with 3:1 segregation. Read More

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March 2018
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[Auricular sporotrichosis. Atypical case report simulating bacterial cellulitis].

Rev Chilena Infectol 2018;35(1):83-87

Departamento de Micología, Hospital General de México Dr. Eduardo Liceaga, México.

Sporotrichosis is the most common subcutaneous or implantation mycosis in Mexico. The case of a preauricular cutaneous-fixed sporotrichosis simulating atypical bacterial cellulitis is reported in an elderly patient with no history of trauma. The biopsy showed a suppurative granuloma with scarce yeast. Read More

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May 2018
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Surgical Management of Double/Triple Mandibular Fractures Involving the Condylar Segment: Our Perspective.

J Int Soc Prev Community Dent 2018 Jan-Feb;8(1):87-91. Epub 2018 Jan 29.

Head of Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Manipal College of Dental Sciences, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal, Karnataka, India.

A series of surgical cases operated in our unit are considered to analyze and evaluate the different techniques and sequencing employed in the surgical management of double/triple mandibular fractures involving a condylar fracture. Deviating from the normal sequence of reducing and fixing the dentate segment first, we addressed the condylar segment first. A combination of different approaches for different cases such as a periangular with a vestibular, a preauricular and a retromandibular with a vestibular were used according to the type of fractures. Read More

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January 2018
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Superficial Fascia in the Cheek and the Superficial Musculoaponeurotic System.

J Craniofac Surg 2018 Jul;29(5):1378-1382

Choi's Aesthetic Plastic Surgical Clinic, Seoul, Korea.

The origins and validity of the term "superficial musculoaponeurotic system" (SMAS) is reviewed. Gray stated the superficial fascia connects the skin with the deep or aponeurotic fascia and consists of fibro-areolar tissue. Hollinshead wrote superficial fascia exists throughout the body and contains a variable amount of fat. Read More

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July 2018
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A better facial contour accomplished by parotid duct preserving superficial parotidectomy.

Arch Craniofac Surg 2018 Mar 20;19(1):75-78. Epub 2018 Mar 20.

Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Soonchunhyang University Gumi Hospital, Gumi, Korea.

Depression of facial contour after parotidectomy is still challenging to many of surgeons. A 68-year-old man presented with a 4-month history of a painless swelling in both parotid area. The mass was multiple and fixed at the parotid region. Read More

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Primary Conjunctival Tuberculosis.

Turk J Ophthalmol 2018 Feb 23;48(1):39-41. Epub 2018 Feb 23.

University of Health Sciences, Dr. Sadi Konuk Training and Research Hospital, Infectious Disease and Clinical Microbiology Clinic, İstanbul, Turkey.

A 12-year-old girl was referred to our clinic because of unilateral conjunctivitis not responding to treatment. In the left eye, lower bulbar and tarsal conjunctiva had a polypoidal appearance due to micronodules and there was a subconjunctival nodular mass in the inferior fornix. Systemic examination was unremarkable except for a left preauricular lymphadenopathy. Read More

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February 2018
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Eyelid sebaceous gland carcinoma: Varied presentations and reconstruction outcome.

Oman J Ophthalmol 2018 Jan-Apr;11(1):21-27

Department of Pathology, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, AMU, Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh, India.

Purpose: To analyze varying clinical presentations, histopathological features, and management outcome of sebaceous gland carcinoma (SGC) of the eyelid.

Materials And Methods: We retrospectively reviewed medical records of 30 patients with histologically proven cases of SGC of eyelid treated at tertiary care hospital.

Results: Patients were in the age group of 28-80 years, among which 18 (60%) were females and 12 (40%) were males. Read More

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March 2018
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A and novel mutation in the gene in a Chinese child with branchio-oto-renal syndrome.

Intractable Rare Dis Res 2018 Feb;7(1):42-45

Children's Hospital of Fudan University, Shanghai, China.

Branchio-oto-renal (BOR) syndrome is a rare autosomal dominant disorder characterized by branchial cleft fistulae or cysts, preauricular pits, ear malformations, hearing loss, and renal anomalies. Mutations in the human homologue of the Drosophila eyes absent gene () are the most common cause of BOR syndrome. PCR and direct sequencing were used to investigate all of the exons and exon-intron boundaries in the gene in a patient with BOR syndrome from China. Read More

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February 2018
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Management of Parotid Metastatic Cutaneous Squamous Cell Carcinoma: Regional Recurrence Rates and Survival.

Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2018 Aug 13;159(2):293-299. Epub 2018 Mar 13.

1 Department of Surgical Oncology, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Melbourne, Australia.

Objectives Extent of parotidectomy and neck dissection for metastatic cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma (cSCC) to the parotid is debated. We describe our experience, analyzing outcomes (overall survival and regional recurrence) associated with surgical extent and adjuvant treatment. Study Design A retrospective cohort study of parotidectomy with or without neck dissection for metastatic cSCC. Read More

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Experiences with a modified preauricular mini incision with subdermally dissection in condylar and subcondylar fractures of the mandible.

J Craniomaxillofac Surg 2018 Apr 8;46(4):588-593. Epub 2018 Feb 8.

Regional Training and Research Hospital, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Clinic, Erzurum, Turkey.

Objective: Condylar and subcondylar fractures (CSFs) are among the most common mandible fractures. If reduction of these fractures is not carried out correctly, serious complications can result, including infection, damage to temporomandibular joint (TMJ) function, malocclusion, nonunion, malunion, and ankylosis of the TMJ.

Methods: We used a preauricular, mini-incision, open technique (PMIOT) for CSF of the mandible. Read More

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April 2018
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