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Skin Cancer: Squamous Cell Carcinoma
Figure 1: Patient with squamous cell carcinoma lesion on the chin. Note the characteristic large, red, crusty, and scaly appearance of the lesion.

Skin Cancer: Squamous Cell Carcinoma

  Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) is the second most common type of skin cancer, after basal cell carcinoma. Over 700,000 new cases of SCC are diagnosed per year in the…

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Mandibular Fracture and Treatment
Figure 1: CT 3D reconstruction of the head depicting a mandibular fracture with evident misalignment of the overlying teeth.

Mandibular Fracture and Treatment

Can wiring my jaw shut be avoided when repairing a mandibular fracture? Question: I was recently assaulted on my way home from the gym. As a result of the incident,…

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The Broken Nose Evaluation
Figure 2: After a nasal trauma it is common to have fracture of the nasal bones (a), fracture of the septum (b) and tearing of nasal cartilages (c).

The Broken Nose Evaluation

Why should a nasal fracture be evaluated in a timely fashion? Question: I play basketball for my school and was recently injured during a game when I caught an elbow…

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