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Ear, Nose, & Throat Journal

Hwang Chul Shin, Jong Seung Kim
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September 2018: Ear, Nose, & Throat Journal
Asnake Bitew, Tsion Sahle, Miriam Redleaf
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September 2018: Ear, Nose, & Throat Journal
Ashley P O'Connell Ferster, Aaron Jaworek, Amanda Hu
Histoplasmosis of the head and neck is rarely seen in immunocompetent patients. We report 2 new cases of histoplasmosis of the head and neck in immunocompetent patients, one an 80-year-old man and the other a 57-year-old man. The older man presented with oral cavity histoplasmosis; his symptoms included pain, dysphagia, and ulcerative lesions. The younger man had laryngeal histoplasmosis, which resulted in hoarseness and dyspnea. We discuss the methods of diagnosis and the classic findings in histoplasmosis, including the microscopic appearance of caseating granulomas, the results of periodic acid-Schiff staining and Gomori staining, and antibody detection of histoplasmosis...
September 2018: Ear, Nose, & Throat Journal
Daniel C O'Brien, Kaylee R Purpura, Adam M Cassis
In this article we report the case of a 41-year-old man with bilateral aural fullness and hearing loss. On examination he was found to have bilateral, dehiscent anterior canal walls with herniation of the mandibular condyle. This herniation partially obstructed the canals and contributed to his symptoms. To the best of our knowledge, this is only the third reported case of bilateral spontaneous temporomandibular joint herniation, and only 28 cases of unilateral spontaneous herniation can be found in the English language literature...
September 2018: Ear, Nose, & Throat Journal
Lumy Yagueshita, Lucas Resende Lucinda, Valderilio Azevedo, Gislaine Richter Wiemes, Nicole Richter Wiemes, José Fernando Polanski
Recent studies have identified sensorineural hearing loss as a possible manifestation of ankylosing spondylitis. We conducted a study of 30 patients with ankylosing spondylitis to characterize their audiologic profile and to correlate their disease activity and functional indices with their hearing thresholds. The study group was made up of 18 men and 12 women, aged 25 to 58 years (mean: 46.5), who were diagnosed with ankylosing spondylitis. We compared their findings with a socially and demographically matched group of 30 healthy controls...
September 2018: Ear, Nose, & Throat Journal
K Devaraja, Prem Sagar, Chirom Amit Singh, Rajeev Kumar
Rhinosporidiosis is a communicable disease prevalent in tropical countries that affects one or more mucocutaneous sites such as the nasal cavity, pharynx, skin, bronchus, genitals, and bone, in isolation or together. We report a case of multicentric rhinosporidiosis involving the nasal cavity, oropharynx, larynx, and cheek skin without disseminated disease outside the head and neck. Although the appearance of mucocutaneous lesions in our patient was similar to that of papilloma or neoplasm, the distinct clinicopathologic characteristics of the rhinosporidiosis guided us in managing the case successfully...
September 2018: Ear, Nose, & Throat Journal
Stephen A Chan, Kristan P Alfonso, Brett T Comer
Nitrous oxide, a cryogenic gas, may be abused as an inhalant for its euphoric properties. If inhaled, nitrous oxide may cause frostbite to the oral cavity and upper aerodigestive tract, with possible airway compromise due to edema. In this article we describe what is, to the best of our knowledge, the first case of intentional inhalation of nitrous oxide from an automotive nitrous oxide canister and discuss the management and mechanism of the patient's injury.
September 2018: Ear, Nose, & Throat Journal
Pierre-Louis Bastier, Dorothée Dunion, Guillaume de Bonnecaze, Elie Serrano, Ludovic de Gabory
Renal cell carcinoma (RCC) metastatic in the sinonasal cavity is rare. In many cases, it represents the initial presentation of RCC. We conducted a retrospective chart review to report the clinical presentation, imaging, and treatment of RCC metastases in the sinonasal cavity at two tertiary care referral centers. Our population was made up of 8 patients-6 men and 2 women, aged 55 to 86 years (mean: 66.9; median: 63.5)-who had been diagnosed with cancer in the sinonasal cavity. The most common complaints were epistaxis, nasal obstruction, and diplopia...
September 2018: Ear, Nose, & Throat Journal
M Volkan Akdoğan, Evren Hızal, Mustafa Semiz, Özgül Topal, Hakan Akkaş, Aydın Kabataş, Selim S Erbek
Fluctuations in atmospheric temperature, humidity, and air pollution are associated with the incidence of epistaxis. To date, no study in the literature has evaluated the effect of air pollution and meteorologic conditions on the pediatric population. We aimed to evaluate the effect of meteorologic factors and air pollution on the frequency of epistaxis in children. Children presenting to an outpatient clinical setting at a tertiary care hospital during a 5-year period (July 1, 2009, to June 30, 2014) and diagnosed with epistaxis formed the study population...
September 2018: Ear, Nose, & Throat Journal
Colin Fuller, J Kenneth Byrd, Michael Groves
Although the field of otolaryngology has experienced a decline in the number of applicants to our residency programs, otolaryngology remains a highly competitive field with an extremely strong applicant pool. Many highly qualified candidates cannot obtain a position in our field each year, and many of these candidates choose to reapply the next year. Data are lacking regarding reapplicants' success rate and the best gap year employment and training options for these reapplicants. Reapplicants were studied prospectively via a two-stage survey during the 2014-2015 and 2015-2016 application cycles...
September 2018: Ear, Nose, & Throat Journal
Britta Kaltoft Welinder, Mads Lawaetz, Laura M Dines, Preben Homøe
We conducted a retrospective follow-up study to determine if adjunctive radiotherapy (RT) affected disease-free survival in patients with oral squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) who were found to have close surgical margins after tumor resection. Our study population was made up of 110 patients-72 men and 38 women, aged 30 to 94 years (median: 66) at the time of diagnosis. Their follow-up ranged from 12 days to 5.2 years (median: 3.6 yr). Of this group, 40 patients had free margins, 55 patients had close margins, and 15 had involved margins after surgery...
September 2018: Ear, Nose, & Throat Journal
Aaron J Jaworek, Kranthi Earasi, Karen M Lyons, Srihari Daggumati, Amanda Hu, Robert T Sataloff
Although acute laryngitis is common, it is often managed by primary physicians. Therefore, video images documenting its signs are scarce. This series includes 7 professional voice users who previously had undergone baseline strobovideolaryngscopy (SVL) during routine examinations or during evaluations for other complaints and who returned with acute laryngitis. Sequential SVL showed not only the expected erythema, edema, cough, and dysphonia, but also new masses in 5 of the 7 subjects. All the signs returned to baseline...
September 2018: Ear, Nose, & Throat Journal
Michael S Benninger, Thomas Daly, Kevin Graffmiller
Rates of allergy-test positivity vary by country and by regions within countries. Several studies have looked at allergy test results to determine the most common allergens. Many of these studies have been based on surveys or on studies of small numbers of tests. Positivity rates for allergy tests are poorly defined in the northern midwestern region of the United States. We conducted a study to identify the rates of positive allergy tests for both inhalant/respiratory allergens and food allergens in the upper Midwest...
September 2018: Ear, Nose, & Throat Journal
Hakim Benkhatar, Idir Khettab, Philippe Sultanik, Ollivier Laccourreye, Pierre Bonfils
The aim of the present study was to determine the prevalence of long-term mucocele development after functional endoscopic sinus surgery (FESS) for nasal polyposis, to search for a statistical relationship with preoperative variables and to analyze the management of this complication. A retrospective analysis of 153 patients who underwent FESS for nasal polyposis, with a minimum of 7 years of follow-up, was performed. Mucocele diagnosis was based on regular clinical and radiologic evaluation. Univariate and multivariate statistical analysis was performed...
September 2018: Ear, Nose, & Throat Journal
Tanzer Korkmaz, Yusuf Ozgur Bicer, Erdinc Serin, Sinan Seyhan, Serap Koybasi Sanal
We aim to demonstrate possible autonomic dysfunction based on salivary α-amylase measurements during and after the vertigo attacks associated with Ménière disease (MD) and benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV). Patients admitted to the emergency room with a diagnosis of vertigo attacks caused by either MD (n = 15) or BPPV (n = 9) constituted the study groups. The control group (n = 10) consisted of volunteer patients admitted to the emergency department with minor soft-tissue trauma. The first saliva samples were obtained immediately during the attacks and the second and third samples were obtained on the third and fifteenth days of the attack, respectively...
September 2018: Ear, Nose, & Throat Journal
Chetan Y Safi, Anthony P Sclafani
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September 2018: Ear, Nose, & Throat Journal
Sheng-Yao Cheng, Cheng-Ping Shih
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September 2018: Ear, Nose, & Throat Journal
Marissa Evarts, Jonathan Romak, Robert T Sataloff
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September 2018: Ear, Nose, & Throat Journal
Eiji Yanagisawa, Dewey A Christmas, Joseph P Mirante
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September 2018: Ear, Nose, & Throat Journal
David E Eibling
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September 2018: Ear, Nose, & Throat Journal
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