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

Introduction Tattooing has gained tremendous popularity over the last 20 years. In medicine it is used for corneal tattooing, gastrointestinal tattooing during endoscopy, permanent makeup, the camouflage of scars, and to mark a field for radiotherapy.1 More recently it has been used as a vaccination technique in research2 and for the identification of a site…

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Perils of Dermal Fillers

With the increasing use of hyaluronic acid-based injectable fillers for cosmetic enhancement a variety of adverse reactions are being reported in the literature. Although most adverse outcomes occur early we describe an interesting case study of a female presenting with granulomatous complications ten years postoperatively. To our knowledge this is one of the longest reported delayed reactions….

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