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American Journal of Otolaryngology

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633765/neck-dissection-for-unknown-cancer-of-the-head-and-neck-in-the-era-of-chemoradiation
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Mark J Amsbaugh, Mehran Yusuf, Jeremy Gaskins, Craig Silverman, Kevin Potts, Jeffrey Bumpous, Rebecca Redman, Cesar Perez, Neal Dunlap
PURPOSE: To report outcomes for patients with cervical lymph node metastases from an unknown primary site of the head and neck treated with either non-operative therapy or neck dissection followed by adjuvant therapy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: All patients with squamous cell carcinoma of an unknown primary site of the head or neck seen between 2003 and 2013 were reviewed. The Kaplan-Meier method was used to estimate overall survival, local recurrence free survival, loco-regional recurrence free survival, and progression free survival...
June 14, 2017: American Journal of Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606657/the-effects-of-fibroblast-growth-factor-2-delivered-via-a-gelfoam-patch-on-the-regeneration-of-myringosclerotic-traumatic-eardrum-perforations-lying-close-to-the-malleus
#2
Zhong-Hai Jin, Yi-Han Dong, Zi-Han Lou
OBJECTIVE: We evaluated the effects of fibroblast growth factor-2 (FGF-2) delivered via a Gelfoam patch on the regeneration of myringosclerotic traumatic tympanic membrane perforations (TMPs) lying close to the malleus. STUDY DESIGN: A prospective, randomized, controlled clinical study. SETTING: A university-affiliated teaching hospital. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: We prospectively analyzed, in a randomized manner, the outcomes of treatment for traumatic TMPs constituting >25% of the tympanic membrane...
June 9, 2017: American Journal of Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629849/analysis-of-archived-newborn-dried-blood-spots-dbs-identifies-congenital-cytomegalovirus-as-a-major-cause-of-unexplained-pediatric-sensorineural-hearing-loss
#3
Lucy Meyer, Bazak Sharon, Tina C Huang, Abby C Meyer, Kristin E Gravel, Lisa A Schimmenti, Elizabeth C Swanson, Hannah E Herd, Nelmary Hernandez-Alvarado, Kirsten R Coverstone, Mark McCann, Mark R Schleiss
PURPOSE: Congenital cytomegalovirus (cCMV) infection is the most common non-genetic cause of sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL). However, accurate diagnosis of cCMV as the etiology of SNHL is problematic beyond the neonatal period. This study therefore examined whether cCMV infection could be identified retrospectively in children presenting with unexplained SNHL to a multidisciplinary diagnostic outpatient otolaryngology clinic at an academic medical center in Minnesota. METHODS: Over a 4-year period, 57 patients with an age range of 3months to 10years with unexplained SNHL were recruited to participate in this study...
June 7, 2017: American Journal of Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599790/long-term-outcomes-of-central-neck-dissection-for-cn0-papillary-thyroid-carcinoma
#4
Davide Giordano, Andrea Frasoldati, Enrico Gabrielli, Carmine Pernice, Michele Zini, Andrea Castellucci, Simonetta Piana, Alessia Ciarrocchi, Silvio Cavuto, Verter Barbieri
OBJECTIVE: The risk-benefit ratio of central neck dissection (CND) in patients affected by papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC) without clinical or ultrasonographic (US) evidence of neck lymph node metastasis (cN0) is currently debated. The aim of this study was to evaluate long-term outcome of CND on locoregional recurrence, distant metastasis, survival, and postoperative complications in a large series of patients with cN0-PTC. STUDY DESIGN: Observational retrospective controlled study...
June 7, 2017: American Journal of Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606658/various-combinations-of-velopharyngeal-and-hypopharyngeal-surgical-procedures-for-treatment-of-obstructive-sleep-apnea-single-stage-multilevel-surgery
#5
Murat Binar, Omer Karakoc, Timur Akcam, Burak Asik, Mustafa Gerek
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to investigate the safety and outcomes of velopharyngeal surgeries combined with hypopharyngeal surgeries as single-stage interventions for treatment of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). METHODS: Retrospective analysis of operated patients. The velopharyngeal surgical interventions were uvulopalatal flap, anterior palatoplasty, expansion sphincter pharyngoplasty, transpalatal advancement pharyngoplasty, Cahali lateral pharyngoplasty, Z-palatoplasty, and modified uvulopalatopharyngoplasty...
June 6, 2017: American Journal of Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28554580/prognostic-value-of-lymph-node-density-in-buccal-squamous-cell-carcinoma
#6
Tam-Lin Chow, Wilson W Y Kwan, Siu-Chung Fung, Lai-In Ho
PURPOSE: Lymph node density(LND) has been shown to be a better prognosticator than conventional nodal classification to predict prognosis for squamous cell carcinoma(SCC) of the oral cavity. However, studies focusing on subsites of oral cancer are meager. The role of LND for buccal SCC was evaluated in this study. METHODS: A total of 39 patients with buccal SCC primarily treated surgically with neck dissection were identified. LND was defined as the number of positive nodes over the number of nodal yield...
May 20, 2017: American Journal of Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549773/cochlear-implantation-in-patients-with-otosclerosis-of-the-otic-capsule
#7
Jay Burmeister, Susan Rathgeb, Jacques Herzog
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate outcomes of cochlear implantation of patients with otosclerosis of the otic capsule. STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective case series of 6 patients (7 ears). PATIENTS: 6 patients (7 ears), 5 patients with severe to profound sensorineural hearing loss; 1 patient with mild to profound sensorineural hearing loss, with radiologic evidence of otosclerosis. All patients were adult males, with or without history of stapes surgery...
May 19, 2017: American Journal of Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535875/utility-of-a-multidisciplinary-approach-to-pediatric-hearing-loss
#8
Karen Ann Hawley, Donald M Goldberg, Samantha Anne
INTRODUCTION: Because management of hearing loss (HL) often requires multiple specialists, a multidisciplinary clinic, Pediatric Hearing Management Clinic, (PHMC) was established to coordinate care for children with newly diagnosed HL. METHODS: Retrospective review of patients seen in PHMC from February 2009 to April 2010. RESULTS: Clinic information was available for 40/41 of the patients and was included in the study. 37/41 had confirmed HL...
May 12, 2017: American Journal of Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539252/the-outcomes-of-overlay-myringoplasty-endoscopic-versus-microscopic-approach
#9
Yuvatiya Plodpai, Nanatphong Paje
PURPOSE: To investigate the outcomes of overlay myringoplasty by comparing the endoscopic versus the microscopic approach. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This is a retrospective comparative study of 181 patients who underwent myringoplasty with overlay techniques between January 2010 and 2016 at Songklanagarind Hospital, Thailand. Group 1 underwent an endoscopic-assisted (n=90), and group 2 underwent the microscopic-assisted (n=91) overlay myringoplasty. The outcomes were graft take rates, the audiometric results, the need of canalplasty, complications and operative time...
May 9, 2017: American Journal of Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550960/fungal-granulomatous-disease-of-the-nasal-cavity-a-case-report-of-a-rare-entity
#10
Samuel N Helman, Peter Filip, Ameet Kamat
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 8, 2017: American Journal of Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502595/a-sustained-increase-of-plasma-fibrinogen-in-sudden-sensorineural-hearing-loss-predicts-worse-outcome-independently
#11
Yoon Ah Park, Tae Hoon Kong, Young Joon Seo
OBJECTIVES: A number of etiologies of idiopathic sudden sensorineural hearing loss (ISSNHL) have been proposed. Vascular disturbance is one cause of ISSNHL and has been reported to be associated with fibrinogen. We aimed to determine whether hyperfibrinogenemia is associated with poor outcome and whether a serial change in fibrinogen level is associated with outcome. METHODS: Twenty-two patients with ISSNHL were enrolled. We compared the levels of fibrinogen in ISSNHL groups classified as improved and non-improved according to improvement of hearing...
May 5, 2017: American Journal of Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502371/decreased-clinic-visits-for-acute-respiratory-infections-following-an-adult-tonsillectomy-a-population-based-study
#12
Shiu-Dong Chung, Shih-Han Hung, Herng-Ching Lin, Kuan-Chen Chen
PURPOSE: This study attempted to investigate the effects of a tonsillectomy on utilization of medical resources for acute respiratory infections by comparing numbers and costs of clinic visits within 1year before and after a tonsillectomy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Data for this study were retrieved from the Taiwan Longitudinal Health Insurance Database 2005. The study includes 481 patients aged 18-80years who underwent a tonsillectomy and 481 comparison patients. A multivariate regression model employing difference-in-difference was carried out to assess the independent association between a tonsillectomy and the number and costs of clinic visits...
May 5, 2017: American Journal of Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545661/how-to-treat-a-patulous-eustachian-tube
#13
LETTER
Zhengcai Lou
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 27, 2017: American Journal of Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483146/skull-base-osteomyelitis-secondary-to-malignant-otitis-externa-mimicking-advanced-nasopharyngeal-cancer-mr-imaging-features-at-initial-presentation
#14
J P N Goh, A Karandikar, S C Loke, T Y Tan
PURPOSE: Skull base osteomyelitis (SBOM) is an inflammatory process which often arises from malignant otitis externa (MOE); the diffuse skull base and adjacent soft tissue involvement may be mistaken at initial imaging for advanced nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC), especially if there is no prior knowledge of MOE, direct spread from the sphenoid sinus or in atypical presentations of MOE. This study aims to evaluate imaging features on MR that may differentiate SBOM from NPC. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The MR examinations of 26 patients diagnosed with SBOM between January 1996 and January 2013 were retrospectively reviewed...
April 26, 2017: American Journal of Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28476442/teaching-and-practice-patterns-of-lateral-osteotomies-for-rhinoplasty
#15
Jenny X Chen, Elliott D Kozin, Matthew M Dedmon, Linda N Lee
PURPOSE: Lateral osteotomies are important during rhinoplasty and represent a challenging technique that otolaryngology and plastic surgery trainees must learn. The approaches for osteotomies are difficult to teach as they are accomplished through tactile feedback. Trends in teaching and practice patterns of lateral osteotomies are poorly described in the literature, and this study aims to fill this knowledge gap. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Members of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery were surveyed to characterize surgeon preferences for intranasal versus percutaneous lateral osteotomies and understand how techniques are taught...
April 26, 2017: American Journal of Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28479299/assessment-and-spontaneous-healing-outcomes-of-traumatic-eardrum-perforation-with-bleeding
#16
Zhong-Hai Jin, Zi-Han Lou, Zheng-Cai Lou
OBJECTIVE: This study investigated the influence of the degree of bleeding from the remnant eardrum on the spontaneous healing of human traumatic tympanic membrane perforations (TMPs). STUDY DESIGN: A case series with chart review. SETTING: A tertiary university hospital. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The clinical records of traumatic TMP patients who met the case selection criteria were retrieved and categorized into two groups based on the documented degree of bleeding from the remnant eardrum: with and without bleeding...
April 24, 2017: American Journal of Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528729/pleomorphic-liposarcoma-of-the-head-and-neck-presentation-of-two-cases-and-literature-review
#17
Jay Agarwal, Sameep Kadakia, Abbas Agaimy, Anna Ogadzanov, Azita Khorsandi, Raymond L Chai
BACKGROUND: Pleomorphic liposarcoma (PL) is an exceedingly rare tumor of the head and neck. This aggressive liposarcoma variant portends a poorer prognosis compared to more typical sarcomatous tumors. METHODS: Multi-institutional study including two cases of PL, the first case occurring in the post-auricular region and the second in the cheek with later recurrence within the parotid bed. RESULTS: Both patients were treated surgically with wide local excision...
April 22, 2017: American Journal of Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528730/sir-charles-bell-unheralded-laryngologist
#18
Elliot Abemayor
INTRODUCTION: Sir Charles Bell is renowned and revered as an outstanding surgeon, anatomist, clinician and teacher and his many contributions to various medical fields have been amply described. What are less well-known are his contributions to the field of laryngology. METHODS: Selected clinical and physiological publications by Bell were examined that addressed issues related specifically to the airway or pharynx. These included both case reports and case series...
April 21, 2017: American Journal of Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28478092/angiosarcoma-of-the-tongue-a-case-series-and-literature-review
#19
Pratik B Patel, Edward C Kuan, Kevin A Peng, Frederick Yoo, Scott D Nelson, Elliot Abemayor
PURPOSE: Angiosarcoma of the tongue is an exceedingly rare malignancy of the head and neck. Such lesions can be primary in nature or occur in a previously irradiated field. We examine a series of cases with relation to clinical presentation, diagnosis, management, and outcomes. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Retrospective chart review of all patients with angiosarcoma of the tongue at a tertiary academic institution yielded a single case between 2005 and 2016. The MEDLINE database was additionally searched for all case series or reports of angiosarcoma arising in the tongue, and pertinent clinical data were extracted...
April 21, 2017: American Journal of Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449824/primary-mucosal-melanoma-of-the-palatine-tonsil-report-of-a-case-and-review-of-the-literature
#20
Marcela Osorio, Sami P Moubayed, Juan Hernandez-Prera, John C Scott, Mark L Urken
BACKGROUND: Mucosal melanoma of the palatine tonsil is extremely rare. Due to its poor prognosis, primary tonsillar melanoma requires prompt recognition and treatment. METHODS: A 62-year-old female presented with a deeply pigmented and exophytic lesion in the left tonsillar fossa. The patient underwent a partial pharyngectomy through a midline labio-mandibulotomy approach along with a left level I-V neck dissection. Reconstruction with a left radial forearm free flap and a pharyngeal constrictor advancement pharyngoplasty was performed...
April 21, 2017: American Journal of Otolaryngology
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