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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739190/the-treatment-and-outcome-analysis-of-primary-squamous-cell-carcinoma-of-the-thyroid
#1
Ryuji Yasumatsu, Masanobu Sato, Ryutaro Uchi, Takafumi Nakano, Kazuki Hashimoto, Ryunosuke Kogo, Masahiko Taura, Mioko Matsuo, Torahiko Nakashima, Takashi Nakagawa
OBJECTIVES: Primary squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) of the thyroid is a rare disease. It usually presents with locally advanced disease and has an overall poor prognosis. In this study, we investigated the characteristics and outcomes of patients with SCC of the thyroid, and reported our experience with chemotherapy with lenvatinib in the treatment of SCC of the thyroid. METHODS: The management outcome of 10 patients who had SCC of the thyroid between January 2000 and 2015 at Kyushu University Hospital or associated facilities was reviewed...
July 21, 2017: Auris, Nasus, Larynx
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739189/endoscopic-transcanal-myringoplasty-for-tympanic-perforations-an-outpatient-minimally-invasive-procedure
#2
Chih-Chieh Tseng, Ming-Tang Lai, Chia-Che Wu, Sheng-Po Yuan, Yi-Fang Ding
OBJECTIVE: Since the 1950s, microscopic myringoplasty has been the standard surgery for repairing a perforated tympanic membrane. In addition to conventional microscopic myringoplasty, endoscopic myringoplasty has been an emerging technique since the late 1990s. This study evaluated the efficacy of endoscopic transcanal myringoplasty for repairing tympanic perforations and examined the minimally invasive feature of this technique (no postauricular incision, no canalplasty). METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the medical records of patients who underwent endoscopic transcanal myringoplasty for perforations of the tympanic membrane...
July 21, 2017: Auris, Nasus, Larynx
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736098/posterior-canal-wall-reposition-for-management-of-cholesteatoma-technique-and-results
#3
Mohammad Kamal Mobashir, Waleed M Basha, Abd ElRaof Said Mohamed, Mohammed Elsayed Elmaghawry
OBJECTIVE: The main goal of surgery in acquired middle ear cholesteatomas is the complete eradication of the disease with an ear free of discharge. This can be performed either by open or closed techniques with their benefits and drawbacks. We present the technique of reposition of the posterior canal wall for the management of cholesteatoma cases and its results and outcome. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This study included 31 patients with primary acquired middle ear cholesteatoma...
July 20, 2017: Auris, Nasus, Larynx
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734727/treatment-of-pharyngotympanic-tube-dysfunction
#4
REVIEW
Holger H Sudhoff, Stefan Mueller
Eustachian tube dysfuntion intends to describe a variety of signs, symptoms, and physical findings that result from the impairment of ET function. A large variety of methods have been employed to assess ET function in the literature. Due to the lack of high level evidence, it is difficult to draw conclusions on the effectiveness of medical and surgical treatments. There are various medical and surgical interventions available for chronic obstructive ET dysfunction including balloon Eustachian tuboplasty (BET) and laser or microdebrider tuboplasty...
July 19, 2017: Auris, Nasus, Larynx
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712601/the-effects-of-uvulopalatal-flap-operation-on-speech-nasalance-and-the-acoustic-parameters-of-the-final-nasal-consonants
#5
Soo Kyoung Park, Yong Soo Lee, Young Ae Kang, Jun Xu, Ki Sang Rha, Yong Min Kim
OBJECTIVE: The acoustic characteristics of voice are determined by the source of the sound and shape of the vocal tract. Various anatomical changes after uvulopalatal flap (UPF) operation can change nasalance and/or other voice characteristics. Our aim was to explore the possible effects of UPF creation on speech nasalance and the resonatory features of the final nasal consonants, and thus voice characteristics. METHODS: A total of 30 patients (26 males, 4 females) with obstructive sleep apnea who underwent UPF operation were recruited...
July 13, 2017: Auris, Nasus, Larynx
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711215/changes-occurring-in-mucosal-contractility-of-the-inferior-turbinate-and-mucociliary-clearance-following-total-laryngectomy-a-prospective-clinical-trial
#6
Ilker Kocak, Remzi Dogan, Sabri Baki Eren, Selahattin Tugrul, Orhan Ozturan, Aysenur Meric Hafiz
OBJECTIVE: In this study, changes occurring in the contractility capacity of the inferior turbinate and mucociliary clearance time due to the interruption of nasal air flow were examined. MATERIAL & METHODS: A total of 23 patients undergone total laryngectomy between June 2010 and June 2012 were included in the study. Acoustic rhinometry test was performed in the patients before and after 0.05% oxymetazoline nasal topical decongestant administration. In addition, saccharin test was applied in order to measure mucociliary clearance...
July 12, 2017: Auris, Nasus, Larynx
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689931/biphasic-synovial-sarcoma-of-the-epiglottis-case-report-and-literature-review
#7
Marlene C Wigand, Thomas K Hoffmann, Thomas F E Barth, Johannes Veit
Synovial sarcomas are rare malignant tumors supposed to arise from pluripotent mesenchymal stem cells predominantly affecting the deep soft tissue of the lower and upper extremities in young adults. The occurrence of this tumor entity in the head and neck is very uncommon and hence, timely diagnosis and treatment of synovial sarcoma in this region remain a challenge. We describe the clinical and molecular pathological features of a biphasic synovial sarcoma of the epiglottis, a site where the primary manifestation of this tumor entity has not been documented to date...
July 6, 2017: Auris, Nasus, Larynx
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688530/japanese-standard-for-clinical-stabilometry-assessment-current-status-and-future-directions
#8
REVIEW
Masahiko Yamamoto, Kazuo Ishikawa, Mitsuhiro Aoki, Keisuke Mizuta, Yatsuji Ito, Masatsugu Asai, Hideo Shojaku, Toshiaki Yamanaka, Chisato Fujimoto, Toshihisa Murofushi, Tomoe Yoshida
Stabilometry is a useful tool for examining patients with functional disorders of the vestibular system. However, measurement techniques and devices vary by country. Therefore, international standardization of stabilometry is mandatory to validate the exchange of important findings. This was advocated at the 1983 Posturography Meeting in Kyoto but has not been adopted worldwide, and each country has continued to use unique regional measurement methods. In Japan, stabilometry has widespread application in medical practice in conjunction with research into its applications...
July 5, 2017: Auris, Nasus, Larynx
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687415/age-related-changes-in-the-morphological-relationship-between-the-supratubal-recess-and-the-eustachian-tube
#9
Juan Hong, Keguang Chen, Huiying Lyu, Dongming Yin, Lin Yang, Tianyu Zhang, Peidong Dai
OBJECTIVE: To study age-related changes in the morphology of the supratubal recess (STR) and its relationship with the Eustachian tube (ET). METHODS: Seventy randomly selected computed tomography (CT) images of non-pathological temporal bones of 49 patients were reviewed retrospectively. The patients were grouped according to age into 4 age groups: group A (0-3 years), group B (4-8 years), group C (9-18 years) and group D (19-50 years). Space analytic geometry was assessed to directly calculate the morphology of the STR and the ET...
July 4, 2017: Auris, Nasus, Larynx
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28669540/successful-management-of-primary-atrophic-rhinitis-by-turbinate-reconstruction-using-autologous-costal-cartilage
#10
Marn Joon Park, Yong Ju Jang
Initial management of primary atrophic rhinitis is conservative, with nasal ointments, saline irrigation, and antibiotics prescribed to relieve symptoms. However, in cases that show no improvement, a surgical approach is considered. Recently, many studies have reported successful surgical outcomes using various nasal implants. However, no study has reported implantation of autologous costal cartilage in PAR patients. We report here the case of a 63-year-old woman diagnosed with PAR that was intractable to medical therapy...
June 29, 2017: Auris, Nasus, Larynx
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28668349/bilateral-inner-ear-damage-after-electrical-injury-a-case-report
#11
George Psillas, Marios Stavrakas, Ioanna Petrou, Dimitrios Rachovitsas, Konstantinos Markou
Electrical injury occurs as a result of direct contact with an electrical source. We present the case of a 62-year-old male patient, an electrician by profession, who was hit by a high-voltage electrical current while working with cables in proximity to a wet floor. The patient suffered from immediate loss of consciousness and five days later he started complaining of slight hearing loss, persistent vertigo, instability and bilateral tinnitus. A thorough audiological and vestibular examination revealed an extensive bilateral vestibulocochlear dysfunction...
June 28, 2017: Auris, Nasus, Larynx
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28666565/a-novel-strategy-with-combined-assays-for-detection-of-anti-neutrophil-cytoplasmic-antibody-anca-in-clinically-anca-negative-granulomatosis-with-polyangiitis-patients
#12
Kaori Tateyama, Satoru Kodama, Kan Kishibe, Yasuaki Harabuchi, Masashi Suzuki
OBJECTIVE: Granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA) that is localized to the upper airway presents a diagnostic challenge because of a tendency towards anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibody (ANCA)-negativity. The purpose of this study was to investigate whether positivity of ANCA detection might be elicited with combined use of enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) kits. METHODS: Twenty-nine serum samples obtained from GPA patients were used in this study. In addition to routine biochemical investigation for ANCA, tests for detecting PR3-, MPO-ANCAs, and minor ANCAs were performed with commercially available ELISA kits...
June 27, 2017: Auris, Nasus, Larynx
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28662779/ocular-vestibular-evoked-myogenic-potential-in-patients-with-myasthenia-gravis-a-prospective-clinical-study
#13
Mohammad El-Sayed Mojahed, Elsaeid Mohamed Thabet, Mohamed Galal El-Khateeb, Ashraf Elsayed Morgan
OBJECTIVE: Myasthenia gravis (MG) is an archetypic disorder of neuromuscular junctions (NMJs) and autoantibody-mediated disease causing fatigable weakness of skeletal muscles with an ocular onset in up to 85%. The aim of this study was to detect extra ocular muscles (EOMs) abnormalities in MG patients using ocular vestibular evoked myogenic potential (oVEMP) n10 response. METHODS: The oVEMP was performed on 40 myasthenia gravis patients that were divided into three groups: newly diagnosed (10 patients), uncontrolled on treatment (15 patients) and controlled on treatment (15 patients) groups in addition to a control group of 10 subjects...
June 26, 2017: Auris, Nasus, Larynx
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28662778/prospective-analysis-of-231-elective-neck-dissections-in-oral-squamous-cell-carcinoma-with-node-negative-neck-to-decide-the-extent-of-neck-dissection
#14
Sangeet Kumar Agarwal, Nisha Rajrattansingh Akali, Deepak Sarin
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the incidence of level IIB and IV lymph node metastases in patients of oral carcinoma with N0 necks. This study will help to decide the extent and need of routine comprehensive removal of these specific lymph node groups in selective neck dissection. METHODS: Prospective analytical study of 231 patients of oral carcinoma with N0 necks undergoing neck dissections were prospectively analyzed. The incidence of metastases at level IIB and IV were then observed...
June 26, 2017: Auris, Nasus, Larynx
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651858/the-landmark-for-removal-of-sialoliths-using-sialendoscopy-alone-in-parotid-gland-sialolithiasis
#15
Norio Kondo, Toshio Yoshihara, Yukie Yamamura, Kaoru Kusama, Eri Sakitani, Yukako Seo, Mayako Tachikawa, Keiko Kujirai, Erika Ono, Yasuyo Maeda, Tomohito Nojima, Akiko Tamiya, Emiri Sato, Manabu Nonaka
OBJECTIVE: To assess the general guidelines for removal of sialoliths in parotid gland sialolithiasis using sialendoscopy alone. METHODS: We analyzed 34 sialoliths treated using sialendoscopy in 26 patients with parotid gland sialolithiasis. We divided the Stensen's duct and parotid gland into for parts using computed tomography findings: (A) front of the masseter, (B) anterior and lateral to the center (anterolateral) of the masseter, (C) posterior and lateral to the center (posterolateral) of the masseter, (D) behind of the masseter...
June 23, 2017: Auris, Nasus, Larynx
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648812/neck-metastasis-in-patients-with-t1-2-supraglottic-cancer
#16
Tomoyasu Tachibana, Yorihisa Orita, Hidenori Marunaka, Sei-Ichiro Makihara, Misato Hirai, Yuka Gion, Kana Ikegami, Kentaro Miki, Takuma Makino, Yasuyuki Noyama, Yasutoshi Komatsubara, Miyuki Kimura, Tadashi Yoshino, Kazunori Nishizaki, Yasuharu Sato
OBJECTIVES: Unlike glottic cancer, supraglottic cancer often presents with neck metastases. This different might be attributable to the location of the primary lesion. This study aimed to clarify the relationships between the sublocation of T1-2 supraglottic cancer, human papillomavirus (HPV) infection, neck metastasis, and prognosis of supraglottic cancer. METHODS: This retrospective clinical study investigated 55 Japanese patients with T1-2 supraglottic cancer treated between 1994 and 2015...
June 22, 2017: Auris, Nasus, Larynx
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648811/a-case-of-improved-hearing-with-cochlear-implantation-in-gaucher-disease-type-1
#17
Shiori Endo, Kunihiro Mizuta, Takashi Yamatodani, Hiroshi Nakanishi, Kumiko Hosokawa, Kiyoshi Misawa, Seiji Hosokawa, Hiroyuki Mineta
Gaucher disease is a lysosomal storage disorder that is caused by congenital defective function of the enzyme glucocerebrosidase. Glucocerebroside that is not hydrolyzed by glucocerebrosidase mainly accumulates in the reticular tissue. We describe a Japanese boy with Gaucher disease type 1 who developed bilateral profound sensorineural hearing loss within approximately 4years. We performed cochlear implantation initially on his right ear and again on his left ear 5 months later. The cochlear implants were successfully utilized with a speech discrimination score of 95% on a Japanese sentence recognition test...
June 22, 2017: Auris, Nasus, Larynx
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647143/a-tertiary-center-experience-with-velopharyngeal-surgical-techniques-for-treatment-of-snoring-and-obstructive-sleep-apnea
#18
Omer Karakoc, Murat Binar, Umit Aydin, Hakan Genc, Timur Akcam, Mustafa Gerek
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to assess the outcomes of patients who treated with the relatively new surgical procedures; anterior palatoplasty (AP), Cahali lateral pharyngoplasty (CLP), and expansion sphincter pharyngoplasty (ESP) for habitual snoring or obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). METHODS: Prospective series of 93 patients were evaluated. The performed surgical techniques, polysomnographic outcomes, pre- and postoperative clinical parameters, and complication rates were assessed...
June 21, 2017: Auris, Nasus, Larynx
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641905/high-gpx1-expression-predicts-poor-survival-in-laryngeal-squamous-cell-carcinoma
#19
REVIEW
Qicheng Zhang, Hongli Xu, Yiwen You, Jie Zhang, Renjie Chen
OBJECTIVE: Several studies have demonstrated that abnormal glutathione peroxidases 1 (Gpx1) expression can influence the biological behavior of malignant cells. However, the roles of Gpx1 in laryngeal squamous cell carcinoma (LSCC) remain unknown. The purpose of this study is to analyze the Gpx1 expression and prognostic significance in LSCC patients. METHODS: Gpx1 mRNA levels in laryngeal tissues were determined by qRT-PCR. Meanwhile, We examined the expression levels of Gpx1 protein in 140 primary tumor tissues and 28 cases of normal tissues by immunohistochemistry (IHC) analysis on tissue microarrays (TMA)...
June 19, 2017: Auris, Nasus, Larynx
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633976/transnasal-endoscopic-removal-of-bilateral-postoperative-maxillary-cysts-after-aesthetic-orthognathic-ssurgery-differences-from-that-of-caldwell-luc-operations
#20
Hyung Chae Yang, Sung Hoon Kang, Sung Ho Yoon, Hyong-Ho Cho
Postoperative maxillary cysts (PMCs) after orthognathic surgery are a rare disease condition. In this study, we reported first case of bilateral PMCs after cosmetic orthognathic surgery which was treated via the intranasal endoscopic approach. In addition, we compared the characteristics of PMCs after aesthetic orthognathic surgery with those of PMCs after Caldwell-Luc operation. We expect that this case will be helpful to surgeons who encounter similar cases.
June 17, 2017: Auris, Nasus, Larynx
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