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chronic facial sinus tract lesions?

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • August 17, 2006
  • 08:06 AM

***l, I joined today because one of my best girlfriends from childhood has been suffering from multiple medical dieseases over the past 10 years. She sees multiple physicians and specialists for all of her conditions.She takes miltiple prescriptions to treat her sx. I am a R.N, B.S.N. as is her daughter and we are baffled at some of the diagnosis' and treatments. She has fibrmyalgia,chronic pain syndrome,depression,anxiety,arthritis(OA & RA),burning tongue syndrome,angular chelitis,seasonal affective disorder,metabolic syndrome,and others. On December 27th, 2005 she had her lower teeth removed and had multiple problems with bone fragments working up through her gums. She heals very poorly and was on Po antibiotics for over 4 months and had open wounds in her gums for 3+ months.She also developed in December after her teeeth extractions a small sore in the left corner of her mouth. It was similiar to a cold sore but the Dr. said it was from the angular chelitis and to keep it moist,triple antibx oint. and to use her local liquid anesthesia(Lidocaine liquid) she goes through bottles of it. This sore continued to get worse and worse no matter what she tried. She was taking her mother to a Dr. appt. and this physician is also my friends primary physician who without even examination coterized it and left a nickel size BURN which turned black and sloughed off in a day or 2. This wound continues to get bigger and deeper and she has seen a skin and cancer specialist and he suggested she had O.C.D. and was causing this herself because she would not leave it alone. By that I mean she would have to pull hairs out of it or put pressure on it because it was seeping yellow exudate. She wanted a biopsy of it and the specialist would not do one because he said it would not show anything beause it was a "too clean wound" that had a lot of scar tissue forming. A few days ago she woke up and there was a 3/4 inch core like substance that erupted from this wound. She kept it and took it to the plastic surgeon she has an appt. with for a bx on the 29th of this month. The Dr.'s nurse told her it was "chronic sinus tract" and she probablyhad several and they did not nee to keep the speciman. She said it was unusualbecause chronic sinus tract usually manifests in the sacral area. Our BIGGEST concern is that in 2000 her father developed a small sore on his gum after a routine teeth cleaning and they bx'd it right away and it was sarcocell carcinoma of the avelor ridge and he underwent sx because he was told they had caught it in time and he would be okay. His surgery was supposed to be 2 hours he was in for over 6 hours and came out of surgery with the roof of his mouth removed and his facial sinus'remomved. He had a gaping hole where his mouth/nose were supposed to be. He had multiple eruptions and even after the surgery,chemo., and radiationtx.,he was DEAD in 6 months. I am very worried about my friend and would appreciate any inpit or suggestions for her ASAP!!!!!Thanks!

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