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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. What are the...

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Salivary gland surgery

Oral & maxillofacial 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

What is sarcoidosis? Sarcoidosis is a rare condition that affects multiple organs in the body but mostly the lungs and the lymph glands. It causes small patches of red and swollen tissues known as granulomas. 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 become worse are severely affected and have what is referred to as chronic sarcoidosis.

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Sarcoma

Oral & maxillofacial surgery

Sarcoma is a malignant tumor in the bone or soft parts of the body. Among the different types of cancer, sarcomas are rare, about 1% of such cancers are diagnosed each year and only affect 4 or 5 people in a hundred thousand. Sarcomas are malignant tumors that can occur in bones or in so-called "soft tissue" of the body. A variety of sarcomas, according to the cell type which are formed. Currently, it is a rare type of cancer,...

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Sarcopenia

Rheumatology

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. In addition to a loss of muscle mass, there is an increase in fat tissue which increases the risk of

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Scalp micropigmentation

Aesthetic medicine

Scalpmicropigmentationcreates the appearance of hair in patients with baldness or alopecia.

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Scaphoid bone

Orthopaedic surgery

What is it? 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. What is its function? The carpal bones are a unit that provide bony structure to the hand. Along with the lunate, it articulates with the radius and ulna to form the main bones involved in wrist movement. The scaphoid is a link between the two carpal bone...

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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 scaphoid and lunate...

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Scar

Aesthetic medicine

What are scars? Scars are marks left on the skin after a wound or injury has healed. Visible scars remain on the skin when the deeper layers of your skin has been injured. The vast majority of minor lesions, such as lacerations, cuts, abrasions or burns, will not leave a scar. How does scarring happen? After a lesion or injury, the healing...

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Scarlet fever

Dermatology

What is scarlet fever? Scarlet fever, also known as scarlatina, is a bacterial infection that is characterised by a red rash covering most of the body. It mainly affects children, but can in rare cases affect adults. What are the symptoms? The first signs of scarlet fever are usually a high fever (above 38C) and swollen neck glands, which can cause difficulty with swallowing. After a few days, symptoms also include: A red...

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