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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Cheekbone Fracture/ Zygoma Treatment Options
Figure 1: Schematic of structures comprising the cheekbone area (top). Areas commonly fractured during a cheekbone fracture (bottom).

Cheekbone Fracture/ Zygoma Treatment Options

  What are my treatment options for a cheek fracture? Question: A few days ago I was playing soccer with my friends and was accidentally kicked in the face. I…

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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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Frey’s Syndrome – Facial sweating and flushing
Figure 1A: Between the ear and dotted line demarcates a parotid and fascial defect from a previous surgery. Figure 1B: Placement of a graft to correct the parotid defect and prevent or treat Frey’s syndrome.

Frey’s Syndrome – Facial sweating and flushing

  Is Frey’s Syndrome an avoidable surgical complication of parotid surgery? Question: I recently had surgery to have my parotid gland removed. I noticed that a short time after surgery,…

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