Case Reports

Aesthetic reconstruction of the severely disfigured burned face: a creative strategy for a “natural” appearance using pre-patterned autogenous free flaps

Elliott H. Rose Burns Trauma. 2015; 3: 16.Published online 2015 Sep 27. doi: 10.1186/s41038-015-0014-8PMCID: PMC4964145PMID: 27574662 A 10-year-old girl sustained 80 % TBSA burns during a crib fire as an infant in Columbia. She was abandoned by her biological parents and brought to the United States for treatment where she was adopted by caring foster parents. Prior to treatment at The […]

The Woman With No Face

A SEVERE untreated facial condition has left a woman in India with large hanging growths which eclipse her entire face – causing local children to be scared of her. Khadija Khatoon, 23, from Kolkata, India, has what doctors believe to be neurofibromatosis – a catch-all term for a number of genetic disorders which cause tumours […]

“The hand of God” – nurses try to comfort isolated patients in a Brazilian Covid isolation ward

From Brazil , a country that has recorded a very high number of infections from Covid-19, comes ““mão de deus“ “, conceived by a Brazilian nurse to break down the barrier of isolation and give comfort to the patients. For over a year engaged in the fight against Coronavirus , doctors and nurses all over the world, in addition to ensuring the necessary health care for patients forced to live in […]

Strawberry Tongue in Streptococcal Pharyngitis

A 5-year-old girl presented to the pediatric clinic with a 3-day history of fever, sore throat, and pain with swallowing. She had no associated cough, rhinorrhea, or hoarseness. The temperature was 40°C. On examination, she appeared to be ill, with dry mucous membranes and tender anterior cervical lymphadenopathy. She had fissured lips and a red […]

Successful ankle replantation in two cases with different presentations

CASES Case 1 A 32-year-old man was assaulted with a sharp sword, resulting in total amputation of the lower extremity at the level of the tibiotalar joint, with clean-cut wound (Fig. 1A). He presented 4 hours after the injury, in a stable hemodynamic condition with no other associated injuries. The patient was immediately transferred to […]

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“The hand of God” – nurses try to comfort isolated patients in a Brazilian Covid isolation ward

From Brazil , a country that has recorded a very high number of infections from Covid-19, comes ““mão de deus“ “, conceived by a Brazilian nurse to break down the barrier of isolation and give comfort to the patients. For over a year engaged in the fight against Coronavirus , doctors and nurses all over the world, in addition to ensuring the necessary health care for patients forced to live in […]

The Youngest Patient in United States to Receive Face Transplant

Katie Stubblefield’s wit shows through when she describes her face transplant surgery. “Longest nap of my entire life,” she says. Those unfamiliar with Katie’s still-developing speech pattern may not easily make out those words, but her parents are usually there to interpret. Robb and Alesia Stubblefield have been by her side – helping her “take […]

HOW WWI PLAYED A KEY ROLE SHAPING PLASTIC SURGERY AND MODERN ANAESTHESIA

In 1916, young ENT surgeon Harold Gillies set up Britain’s first plastic surgery unit, where he practised the ‘strange new art’ of facial reconstruction for those who had suffered severe injuries and burns. Gillies was given the go-ahead, and by January 1916 was setting up Britain’s first plastic surgery unit at the Cambridge Military Hospital in Aldershot. Gillies toured base hospitals […]

First African American to receive a face transplant

Robert Chelsea suffered severe injuries after getting hit by a drunk driver in 2013. After months of waiting for the right donor, the first African American man to undergo a full face transplant is recovering from a successful procedure. Chelsea has led a difficult life the last few years — he was left severely disfigured […]