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American Journal of Otolaryngology

Giancarlo Tirelli, Marco Piovesana, Annalisa Gatto, Lucio Torelli, Roberto Di Lenarda, Francesca Boscolo Nata
PURPOSE: Despite advances in the surgical management of head and neck squamous cell carcinoma, the identification of synchronous lesions, precancerous lesions around the main tumor, or the unknown primary in the case of neck metastasis remains a problem, as these lesions may be invisible to the naked eye or with standard white light (WL) endoscopy. However, the advent of tools such as narrow-band imaging (NBI) could help the clinician. The purpose of this study was to assess the impact of NBI during the pre-operative and intra-operative stages of management of oral and oropharyngeal cancers...
October 1, 2016: American Journal of Otolaryngology
Faina Linkov, Benita Valappil, Jacob McAfee, Sharon L Goughnour, Douglas M Hildrew, Andrew A McCall, Igor Linkov, Barry Hirsch, Carl Snyderman
OBJECTIVE: To integrate multiple sources of clinical information with patient feedback to build evidence-based decision support model to facilitate treatment selection for patients suffering from vestibular schwannomas (VS). METHODS: This was a mixed methods study utilizing focus group and survey methodology to solicit feedback on factors important for making treatment decisions among patients. Two 90-minute focus groups were conducted by an experienced facilitator...
September 30, 2016: American Journal of Otolaryngology
Jonathan C Simmonds, Elie E Rebeiz
Hemangiopericytomas are soft tissue tumors composed of pericytic cells that are characterized by their "staghorn" vascular branching and their variable clinical presentation. Fifteen to 25% of all HPC occur in the head and neck, with only 5% found in the nose or paranasal sinuses. Sinonasal hemangiopericytoma (SNHPC) is considered distinct from its soft tissue counterpart - the former showing a more uniform cellular organization, has convincing pericytic differentiation and is associated with a far better prognosis...
September 28, 2016: American Journal of Otolaryngology
Giuseppe Brescia, Giorgia Saia, Federico Apolloni, Gino Marioni
INTRODUCTION: Over the last 30years, dental implants have become widespread all over the world. Though the implantation procedure is standardized and safe, the displacement of implants into the maxillary sinus can occur. The aim of the study has been to describe a novel combined nasal endoscopic approach through the middle and lower meatus for managing dental implants displaced into the maxillary sinus. METHODS/RESULTS: A 40-year-old man was examined for a titanium osteo-integrated implant displaced within the alveolar recess of the left maxillary sinus...
September 28, 2016: American Journal of Otolaryngology
Anil Gungor
Pediatric OSAS and craniofacial malformations present challenges that require innovative approaches and comprehensive treatment strategies. Synchronous airway lesions, craniofacial malformations, obstructive anomalies of the tongue base, nasal vault and choanae are commonly addressed by subspecialists from various clinical and surgical academic traditions who practice variable levels of required communication. This is not a mere social requirement but an important requisite for intelligent and effective airway management...
September 28, 2016: American Journal of Otolaryngology
Jessica Meshman, Pin-Chieh Wang, Robert Chin, Maie St John, Elliot Abemayor, Sunita Bhuta, Allen M Chen
PURPOSE: To evaluate the prognostic significance of p16 expression among patients with squamous cell carcinoma of the larynx (LSCC) and hypopharynx (HSCC). METHODS: The medical records of all patients with locally advanced, non-metastatic LSCC/HSCC were reviewed. p16(INK4A) (p16) protein expression was evaluated on pathological specimens by immunohistochemistry (IHC), and the Kaplan-Meier method was used to estimate overall survival (OS) and locoregional control (LRC)...
September 28, 2016: American Journal of Otolaryngology
Hyun-Min Lee, Keun-Ik Yi, Jae-Hoon Jung, Il-Woo Lee
We report an extremely rare case of hearing aid silicone impression material as a foreign body in the middle ear. Symptoms of the patient were otorrhea and vertigo after taking of a mold impression on his only hearing ear, and the symptoms mimicked chronic otitis media. A temporal bone CT scan revealed foreign body material in the middle ear and Eustachian tube. An intact canal wall mastoidectomy with a facial recess approach and type IV tympanoplasty was performed to remove the silicone impression material...
September 28, 2016: American Journal of Otolaryngology
Michael C Topf, David W Hsu, Douglas R Adams, Tingting Zhan, Stanley Pelosi, Thomas O Willcox, Brian McGettigan, Kyle W Fisher
PURPOSE: To determine the rate of persistent tympanic membrane perforation after intratympanic steroid injection. To determine which comorbid conditions and risk factors are associated with prolonged time to perforation closure following intratympanic steroid injection. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Clinical data were gathered for patients who had undergone intratympanic steroid injection to treat sudden sensorineural hearing loss or Ménière's disease. Primary outcomes analysis included rate of persistent tympanic membrane perforation, defined as perforation at least 90days following last injection, and time to perforation healing...
September 28, 2016: American Journal of Otolaryngology
Cameron C Wick, Sharon J Lin, Heping Yu, Cliff A Megerian, Qing Yin Zheng
HYPOTHESIS: Phosphorus and vitamin D (calcitriol) supplementation in the Phex mouse, a murine model for endolymphatic hydrops (ELH), will improve otic capsule mineralization and secondarily ameliorate the postnatal development of ELH and sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL). BACKGROUND: Male Phex mice have X-linked hypophosphatemic rickets (XLH), which includes osteomalacia of the otic capsule. The treatment for XLH is supplementation with phosphorus and calcitriol...
September 28, 2016: American Journal of Otolaryngology
Zhengcai Lou
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September 18, 2016: American Journal of Otolaryngology
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September 18, 2016: American Journal of Otolaryngology
Marianne Abouyared, Mikhaylo Szczupak, Eric Barbarite, Zoukaa B Sargi, David E Rosow
PURPOSE: The purpose was to assess the success of open tracheal resection and re-anastomosis for non-malignant tracheal stenosis in adults. Successful operations were defined as T-tube or tracheostomy-free status by 6months post-operatively. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Retrospective chart review was performed and data were recorded in a de-identified manner. The primary outcome was T-tube or tracheostomy-free status by 6months following tracheal resection. Clinical and demographic characteristics were evaluated as potential prognostic variables...
September 7, 2016: American Journal of Otolaryngology
Lien Devuyst, Luc Defreyne, Marleen Praet, Sven Geukens, Ingeborg Dhooge
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness on function preservation and tumor control of the treatment of glomus tympanicum tumors with pre-operative embolization followed by total surgical resection. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We describe a series of 6 patients with a glomus tympanicum tumor who were treated in our hospital using the same technique: the day before surgery selective tumor embolization due to denaturation with 96% ethanol. Following parameters were considered: tumor classification, tumor control, clinical and audiological outcome, effectiveness of embolization, percentage of tumor necrosis and treatment complications...
September 7, 2016: American Journal of Otolaryngology
Yong Xu, Xiao Wang, Shi-Ming Chen, Chen Chen, Yan Wang, Bo-Kui Xiao, Ze-Zhang Tao
PURPOSE: To explore the influences of telomerase and alternative lengthening of telomeres mechanism on telomere length and laryngeal squamous cell carcinoma in vitro and in vivo. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Short hairpin RNA expression vectors targeting the messenger TERT, TRF2, RAD51 and NBS1 were constructed. The mRNA and protein expression of targeted genes in human laryngeal squamous carcinoma cell line HEp-2 was evaluated by reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction and Western blotting separately...
September 6, 2016: American Journal of Otolaryngology
Selahattin Tugrul, Remzi Dogan, Erol Senturk, Ilker Kocak, Seda Sezen, Mefkur Bakan, Orhan Ozturan
: OBJECTıVE: The objective of this randomized double blind study was to evaluate effect of the premedication with oral clonidine on blood pressure, cleaning of surgical site and bleeding in the ESS performed due to advanced NP. METHODS: A total of 52 patients who underwent functional endoscopic sinus surgery (FESS) due to Kennedy grade 4 nasal polyposis (NP) were included. Patients were randomized into two groups. Group 1 (n=26) received 0.2mg oral clonodine one hour before the operation in addition to standard anesthesia procedure...
August 30, 2016: American Journal of Otolaryngology
Rohit Ranganath, Manish A Shaha, Bin Xu, Jocelyn Migliacci, Ronald Ghossein, Ashok R Shaha
BACKGROUND: de Quervain's thyroiditis is an inflammatory condition of the thyroid mostly treated medically, rarely requiring surgical treatment. We intend to review the surgical experience with de Quervain's thyroiditis at a tertiary cancer center over a period of 22years. METHODS: A retrospective review of medical records from 1992 to 2014 at a tertiary cancer center was performed and all patients with a histopathological diagnosis of de Quervain's thyroiditis were included...
August 18, 2016: American Journal of Otolaryngology
Ezinne J Ihenachor, Karuna Dewan, Dinesh Chhetri
An 82-year-old supplemental oxygen dependent woman with severe COPD presented with an eight month history of worsening hoarseness and stridor. Office laryngoscopy revealed laryngeal edema and ulcerative masses throughout the larynx. In-office biopsies were positive for Cryptococcus neoformans. This report details a novel approach to the treatment of cryptococcal laryngitis, a combination of in-office pulsed-dye laser (PDL) ablation and medical therapy. Despite treatment with oral fluconazole, the recommended treatment for cryptococcal laryngitis the patient continued to be symptomatic with dysphonia and throat discomfort...
August 18, 2016: American Journal of Otolaryngology
Cameron C Wick, Joseph Zachariah, Sunil Manjila, William C Brown, Prerna Malla, Bashar Katirji, Mark Cohen, Cliff A Megerian
IgG4-related disease (IgG4-RD) is increasingly being recognized as an entity effecting the head and neck region. Although most commonly seen with salivary gland or paranasal sinus involvement, IgG4-RD may also involve the temporal bone and skull base. We report a rare care of a 61-year-old female with IgG4-RD presenting as synchronous lesions of the middle ear and middle cranial fossa with polyneuropathy of cranial nerves II, VI, and VII. Initial histopathological evaluation of her resected ear mass suggested a benign inflammatory process but no specific diagnosis...
August 18, 2016: American Journal of Otolaryngology
Anil Gungor, Lindsey Pennington, Senthil Sankararaman, Samer Zaid-Kaylani, Majed Aldin Jeroudi
Nasal type extranodal natural killer/T-cell lymphoma (ENKTL) is a rare lymphoma in the USA and Europe but endemic in East Asia and in areas of South and Central America. Clinically natural killer cell lymphomas are divided into three categories; nasal, non-nasal and aggressive lymphoma/leukemia subtypes. ENKTL, nasal type occurs in the nose and can extend to the upper aero-digestive tract as reported in this longitudinal case study. This is a longitudinal report of progress of a 14-year-old boy with ENKTL originating in the nasal cavity with subsequent extension and recurrence in the contralateral nose, nasopharynx, larynx and trachea presenting with varying degrees of respiratory problems and eventually, respiratory distress...
August 12, 2016: American Journal of Otolaryngology
Zorik Spektor, David J Kay, David L Mandell
PURPOSE: To compare post-operative pain severity, analgesic intake, and complications in children undergoing tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy with bipolar radiofrequency ablation (Coblation) vs. pulsed-electron avalanche knife (PEAK) technology. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was a prospective, non-randomized, non-blinded comparative cohort study in a private practice setting with three fellowship-trained pediatric otolaryngologists. Patients aged 3 to 12years undergoing tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy were assigned to surgery with either bipolar radiofrequency ablation or pulsed electron avalanche knife instrumentation...
August 5, 2016: American Journal of Otolaryngology
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