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When I tell people I have a headache, what I actually mean is that my head feels like there is a bomb constantly detonating. Medication and even a surgey did not take the pain away. 11 more words

Laparoscopy & Hysteroscopy: Septum Resection

About two weeks ago I had my uterine septum removed. For three weeks prior to my septum resection I was put on microgestin, a birth control to obviously prevent pregnancy but also to prevent my uterine lining from building up prior to the surgery. 1,372 more words

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(In case you need some context about my life in surgery: Welcome to Surgery and The Longest Day)

It’s the middle of the night, and my TTA (trauma team activation) pager goes off. 914 more words

Medical School

Accuracy of staging of oral squamous cell carcinoma of the tongue: should incisional biopsy be done before or after magnetic resonance imaging?

Accurate staging of oral squamous cell carcinoma (oral SCC) is essential. Some clinicians delay diagnostic biopsy until after magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). We retrospectively studied the clinical records and histopathological databases of 58 patients with SCC of the tongue; 39 had biopsy before MRI and 19 afterwards. 39 more words

By Alexandros G. Sfakianakis

Tattoos: could they be used to advantage as a medical alert in oral and maxillofacial surgery?

Many publications have addressed the medical complications of tattoos, but to our knowledge there are no reports of their use to alert people of potentially dangerous conditions. 40 more words

By Alexandros G. Sfakianakis

Mammary gland cystosarcoma phyllodes metastatic to the mandibular region: a case report and review of the literature

Publication date: Available online 23 September 2016
Source:Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Author(s): Sayaka Yoshiba, Takashi Saotome, Tetsuya Mikogami, Tatsuo Shirota
Phyllodes tumor is a rare breast tumor described by Müller (1938) as a lesion comprising leaf-like stromal fibrous components and narrow cysts. 141 more words

By Alexandros G. Sfakianakis

Factors influencing postoperative complications in reconstructive microsurgery for head and neck cancer

Publication date: Available online 23 September 2016
Source:Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Author(s): Shih-Lun Lo, Yu-Hsiu Yen, Pi-Jung Lee, Charles Chih-Ho Liu, Chi-Ming Pu… 282 more words

By Alexandros G. Sfakianakis