Keloids – pathogenesis and treatment

Keloids are tumors formed as a result of hyperproliferation of fibroblasts. They appear mostly in places of an injury but they can also appear without any specified reasons. Areas especially vulnerable to kleoids formation are neck and chest skin. There are also special individual predispositions for prevalence of the tumor. The black race is more often affected by Keliods. (4) Read full text »

Laser in medicine – where is it applied?

The use of laser in medicine has more than fifty years of history. Currently, laser radiation is used in the following specializations: surgery, dermatology, gynecology, aesthetic medicine and others Read full text »

20 kg tumor on the man’s face – a case report

Huang Chuncai is suffering from an extreme case of neurofibromatosis which causes such large tumors on his face that they had completely distorted his features. Read full text »

Epidermodysplasia verruciformis – how much do we know about it?

Papillomavirus, a tree-like man, hares with horns… What connects these concepts? This is probably Lewandowsky – Lutz dysplasia. Probably because little is known about the disease for the time being. We know how does it look, we suppose what it’s etiology is and the treatment is limited to cosmetic procedures. This paper aims to garner the known facts about this surprising disease entity. Read full text »

Keloid – the cosmetic nightmare

Wound healing is a process of invaluable importance to all living organisms. It guarantees survival despite mild injuries, providing a protective layer against the external environment. The process of wound healing is most often predictable and consists of four phases: hemostasis, inflammatory phase, proliferative phase and remodelling phase. Notwithstanding this the healing process may progress abnormally and lead to pathological scarring called keloids. Read full text »

Allergy to latex in health care – what does it have to do with certain fruits?

Latex is the stable dispersion of polymer microparticles in an aqueous medium – a colloidal solution of rubber in the liquid substance. It has been originally extracted from plants and used with a special fondness in pre-Columbian America. Archaeologists claim that the processing of rubber has already begun in 1600 BC. The first medical rubber gloves were created in 1889 at the request of the U.S. surgeon William Halsted. Since then, their use spread throughout the world. The use of latex gloves nowadays is certainly the standard in aseptic procedures. Read full text »