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Sagging face

Aesthetic medicine

What is a sagging face? Sagging face is a cosmetic “condition” that occurs naturally in many people as they age. The skin loses its youthful appearance as it loses elasticity and volume over time, which causes it to droop, resulting in jowls and eye bags.

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Salicylate testing

Clinical analysis, Internal medicine

What is being analysed in a test for Salicylates? In this analysis, we focus on Salicylates, a group of chemicals that include aspirin and are used for various medical purposes. What does the result mean? The results of this analysis provide insights into the levels of Salicylates in the...

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Salivary gland surgery

Surgery, Oral & maxillofacial surgery , Dentistry, Otolaryngology / ENT, Plastic surgery

What is salivary gland surgery? The main salivary glands, those that generate and empty saliva in the mouth, consistent of three pairs: the submandibular glands the sublingual salivary glands the

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Sarcoidosis

Pulmonology & respiratory medicine, Rheumatology

What is sarcoidosis? Sarcoidosis is a rare condition that can impact any organ in the body. It most often impacts onthe lungs, lymph glands, eyes, and skin.It causes inflamatory areascalledgranulomas. Many people with sarcoidosis usually find that their symptoms improve without treatment over a few months or years. For those who find their symptoms have...

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Sarcoma

Medical oncology, Clinical oncology, Surgery, Obstetrics & gynaecology, Pathology, Orthopaedic surgery, Oral & maxillofacial surgery

What is sarcoma? Sarcoma is a unique form of cancer that originates in the body's connective tissues, encompassing a wide array of crucial components such as fat, blood vessels, nerves, bones, muscles, deep skin tissues, and even cartilage. While it predominantly affects...

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Sarcopenia

Geriatrics, Rheumatology, Internal medicine

What is sarcopenia? Sarcopenia is a loss of both coordination and muscle mass, which can result in poor balance, difficulty walking, and finding daily activities become more difficult to perform. Sarcopenia can lead to disability and lack of independence, as well as increasing the risk of falls, fractures, or injuries....

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Scalp micropigmentation

Aesthetic medicine , Dermatology

What is scalp micropigmentation? Scalp micropigmentation is a non-surgical technique that helps create fuller-looking hair by injecting natural pigments into the scalp to replicate the natural appearance of real hair. It is useful for people who experience hair loss as a result of:

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Scaphoid bone

Orthopaedic surgery, Paediatric orthopaedics

What is the scaphoid bone? The scaphoid bone is one of the carpal bones in the hand. It is in the thumb area and is the first bone of the first row of the carpus. The scaphoid is one of the bones that is injured the most.

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Scapholunate ligament

Orthopaedic surgery

What is the scapholunate ligament? The scapholunate ligament is a ligament of the wrist and it is very important for carpal stability. This ligament provides the wrist the strength to withstand loads without giving way, as well as flexibility and a range of motions. The scapholunate ligament is made up of dorsal, proximal and palmar segments which connect the

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Scarlet fever

Dermatology

What is scarlet fever? Scarlet fever, also known as scarlatina, is a bacterial infection caused by the bacteria group A Streptococcus or group A strep. The condition is characterised by a red rash covering most of the body. Most patients also experience a

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