[[b]Salt Lake City[/b], [b]05/12/2016[/b]] – CranioFacial MD, a craniofacial surgery clinic in Utah, continues to change the lives of patients who have tumors in the head and neck by utilizing craniofacial techniques. They share that the lesion may primary appear as a lump or swelling. They say that the lesions are generally related to embryologic and cellular growth abnormalities.
CranioFacial MD shares that dermoid cysts are thought to be embryological remnants that form during the growth of a child in the utero. According to the surgery clinic, these lesions are little congenital tumors that contain oil glands, skin cells, smooth muscle cells, and hair follicles. They mention that it grows anywhere along the mid-axial line of the face but is commonly seen at the lateral portion of the eyebrow or bridge of the nose.
CranioFacial MD says fibrous dysplasia is a harmless bony tumor that may appear on any part of the craniofacial skeleton. They note that it rarely grows into a sarcomatous lesion or malignant tumor.
The clinic mentions that the lesions may develop around the orbit with dislocation of the eye and orbital area, which leads to visual disturbances. They say that it may grow anywhere in the facial bones, with gradual obstruction of the surrounding structures. This may result in a lump or mass.
CranioFacial MD shares that the cause of neurofibromatosis is largely unidentified, but there is a genetic predisposition. They say that it is usually seen in an infant as small spots and minimal deformity.
The clinic defines skin nevi as common skin tumors. Abnormal cell overgrowth from dermal and epidermal layers of the skin may cause this. They say that most nevi are harmless, but there are precancerous types that must be removed or monitored.
[b]About CranioFacial MD[/b]
CranioFacial MD is a clinic run by Dr. Rodney Schmelzer, a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon that specializes in craniofacial surgery. He has received many awards in his field, including Washington University School of Medicine Resident of the Year. He also received the Junior Investigator Research Grant from The Cleft Palate Foundation in 2001.
For appointment details and inquiries, visit http://craniofacialmd.com.