Basal Cell Carcinoma
Figure 1: Basal cell carcinoma seen with characteristic shiny pearl-like appearance with area of central ulceration. This lesion was located on the patients forehead.

Basal Cell Carcinoma

  Basal cell carcinoma (BCC), the most common form of skin cancer, is also the most common type of cancer overall in the United States. BCC is a slow growing…

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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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Orbital Floor Blowout Fracture – Treatment Options
Figure 2a,2b. An example of a patient presenting with a right orbital floor blowout fracture. Bruising and limited eye movements secondary to swelling are common clinical presentations (top). CT scan demonstrates common findings of a blow out fracture with evidence of a depressed right orbital floor (bottom).

Orbital Floor Blowout Fracture – Treatment Options

  What are my treatment options for an orbital blowout fracture? Question: I currently play baseball for my local university and was injured during our last game a few days…

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Cryotherapy and Keloid Treatment
Figure 1. Keloid lesion behind the right ear before and after cryotherapy treatment. Notice regression of the keloid after one treatment. (Courtesy of Drs. Yaron Har-Shai, Z.Paul Lorenc, cyroshape.com)

Cryotherapy and Keloid Treatment

Is cryotherapy an effective treatment for keloids? Question: A few years ago I had surgery to remove a small growth from my ear. A few months after the procedure I…

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Golf Related Injury: Zygoma Fracture
Figure 1: 3D-CT Reconstruction with cheekbone fracture denoted by the arrow.

Golf Related Injury: Zygoma Fracture

  Are there less invasive options for the repair of my cheekbone fracture? Question: I was recently playing golf with my friends. I was unfortunately not paying attention when one…

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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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