Head and Neck surgery in Los Angeles, CA

Derrick Rose: Orbital Fracture Surgery
Figure 1: Derrick Rose sustained an orbital fracture from a teammate during a practice session.

Derrick Rose: Orbital Fracture Surgery

CHICAGO – Bulls point guard Derrick Rose suffered a left orbital fracture during practice after taking an elbow to the face. He was taken to Rush University Medical Center for…

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Shingles and Facial Nerve Damage
Figure 1: Herpes zoster oticus typically results in an itchy rash that is characterized by fluid filled bumps (vesicles)1.

Shingles and Facial Nerve Damage

  Herpes Zoster Oticus (HZ oticus) is a form of shingles that is restricted to the area of the ear and its surroundings. Shingles and Herpes Zoster Oticus are a…

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Commonly Misdiagnosed Pathologies: Arteriovenous Malformations
Figure 1: Axial MRI of the head demonstrating an arteriovenous malformation (arrow).

Commonly Misdiagnosed Pathologies: Arteriovenous Malformations

  The generally inaccessible locations of the salivary glands have traditionally led to challenges in accurate diagnosis and treatment of gland pathology. Although greatly improved in modern times, clinicians continue…

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Salivary Gland Surgery: Sialocele Prevention
Figure 1: Special compressive dressings are placed temporarily during healing to reduce the likelihood of fluid leakage into surrounding tissues and subsequent sialocele formation.

Salivary Gland Surgery: Sialocele Prevention

  Can sialocele be prevented when undergoing salivary gland surgery? Question: I have been evaluated for a salivary gland mass by a head and neck surgeon and he has recommended…

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Mohs Micrographic Surgery
Figure 1: High-risk skin cancer lesion on the bridge of the nose exhibiting poorly defined borders. This lesion would typically be a good candidate for Mohs surgery.

Mohs Micrographic Surgery

  Is Mohs surgery right for my skin cancer? Question: I was recently diagnosed with a skin cancer lesion on my cheek. After biopsy I was told that my lesion…

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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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Endoscopic Minimally Invasive Thyroidectomy
Figure 1. View of post-operative incision after minimally invasive endoscopic thyroidectomy.

Endoscopic Minimally Invasive Thyroidectomy

  Can unsightly thyroidectomy scars be avoided? Question: Over the past year I have developed symptoms of sweating, palpitations, high blood pressure and anxiety that my physician has said are…

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