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Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29498717/paroxysmal-positional-vertigo-despite-complete-vestibular-impairment-the-role-of-instrumental-assessment
#1
A P Casani, N Cerchiai, E Navari
Lindsay and Hemenway syndrome is characterised by a posterior canal benign paroxysmal positional vertigo following a partial unilateral vestibular loss affecting the same side. The syndrome is caused by damage of structures innervated by the superior division of the vestibular nerve and perfused by the anterior vestibular artery; the detached otoconia can cause vertigo in the still intact posterior semicircular canal. The most recent vestibular instrumental techniques allow reaching an accurate topodiagnosis in case of peripheral vestibular failure...
February 28, 2018: Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29498716/association-between-the-increase-in-incidence-of-papillary-thyroid-carcinoma-in-crete-and-exposure-to-radioactive-agents
#2
E P Prokopakis, A Kaprana, A Karatzanis, G A Velegrakis, J Melissas, G Chalkiadakis
The mean gamma-ray distribution in Crete during the years after the nuclear accident at Chernobyl and its correlation with the Papillary Thyroid Cancer (PTC) distribution was identified. A total of 4285 patients underwent total thyroidectomy in our centre between 1990 and 2012. Data of gamma-ray (nSv/h) distribution were selected from the Greek Statistical Authorisation. A geo-spatial statistical model was used to estimate the expected number of patients with PTC and Kriging interpolation prediction model to estimate their distribution...
February 28, 2018: Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29756618/intraparotid-facial-nerve-schwannoma-two-case-reports-and-a-review-of-the-literature
#3
M Simone, E Vesperini, C Viti, A Camaioni, L Lepanto, F Raso
Schwannomas are rare benign tumours that arise from Schwann cells. The most known and studied is the intracranial vestibular schwannoma, even if it is not the most frequent. More often schwannomas arise from peripheral sensitive nerves, and the vagous is most involved among the cranial nerves. Intraparotid schwannomas account for just 10% of all facial involvement, so they are an extremely rare localisation. At present, there are less than 100 cases described in the literature. We performed a retrospective analysis of parotidectomy in two Italian hospitals and present two cases of intraparotid schwannoma and a review of the literature...
February 2018: Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29756617/is-it-possible-to-define-the-ideal-lips
#4
M Kar, N B Muluk, S A Bafaqeeh, C Cingi
The lips are an essential component of the symmetry and aesthetics of the face. Cosmetic surgery to modify the lips has recently gained in popularity, but the results are in some cases disasterous. In this review, we describe the features of the ideal lips for an individual's face. The features of the ideal lips with respect to facial anatomy, important anatomical landmarks of the face, the facial proportions of the lips and ethnic and sexual differences are described. The projection and relative sizes of the upper and lower lips are as significant to lip aesthetics as the proportion of the lips to the rest of the facial structure...
February 2018: Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29756616/treatment-of-cholesteatoma-with-intact-ossicular-chain-anatomic-and-functional-results
#5
V Pontillo, F Barbara, V DE Robertis, N Quaranta
In case of cholesteatoma with intact ossicular chain, the primary aims of surgery are complete removal of the cholesteatoma matrix and reconstruction of a dry and safe middle ear; if possible, ossicular chain continuity and therefore the preoperative hearing must be preserved. The aim of this retrospective study is to present the experience of the U.O.C. Otorinolaringoiatria Universitaria of University of Bari "Aldo Moro" in treatment of intact ossicular chain cholesteatoma with Bondy modified radical mastoidectomy (BMRM) and canal wall up tympanoplasty (CWUT)...
February 2018: Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29756615/correlation-between-musical-aptitude-and-learning-foreign-languages-an-epidemiological-study-in-secondary-school-italian-students
#6
P M Picciotti, F Bussu, L Calò, R Gallus, E Scarano, G DI Cintio, F Cassarà, L D'Alatri
The aim of this study was to assess if a correlation exists between language learning skills and musical aptitude through the analysis of scholarly outcomes concerning the study of foreign languages and music. We enrolled 502 students from a secondary Italian school (10-14 years old), attending both traditional courses (2 hours/week of music classes scheduled) and special courses (six hours). For statistical analysis, we considered grades in English, French and Music. Our results showed a significant correlation between grades in the two foreign languages and in music, both in the traditional courses and in special courses, and better results in French than for special courses...
February 2018: Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29756614/transoral-glossoepiglottopexy-in-the-treatment-of-adult-obstructive-sleep-apnoea-a-surgical-approach
#7
V Roustan, M Barbieri, F Incandela, F Missale, H Camera, F Braido, R Mora, G Peretti
The treatment of obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome (OSAS) is still a matter of debate; among the different therapeutic alternatives, both surgical and conservative, treatment with continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) is considered the "gold standard". The recent scientific literature reports that even if CPAP represents an effective solution for sleep apnoeas, 12% of patients do not benefit from its use. In most cases, primary collapse of the epiglottis is responsible for failure. We developed a surgical technique that provides a stable support to the epiglottis without influencing its function during swallowing while preserving laryngeal anatomy and physiology...
February 2018: Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29756613/neutrophil-to-lymphocyte-ratio-as-a-prognostic-factor-for-pharyngocutaneous-fistula-after-total-laryngectomy
#8
F T Aires, R A Dedivitis, M A V Kulcsar, D M Ramos, C R Cernea
The role of systemic inflammatory response as a prognostic factor has been proposed in a variety of cancers. The purpose of this study was to investigate the prognostic value of the pretreatment neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) in the incidence of pharyngocutaneous fistula (PCF) in patients who underwent total laryngectomy. We conducted a retrospective cohort analysis of 141 patients with squamous cell carcinoma of larynx who underwent total laryngectomy from 2009 to 2015. The incidence of PCF was 49.6%...
February 2018: Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29756612/cancer-of-the-head-and-neck-a-set-of-indicators-based-on-register-and-administrative-data
#9
A Andreano, M Ansarin, D Alterio, R Bruschini, M G Valsecchi, A G Russo
Head and neck (H&N) tumours are a heterogeneous group of neoplasms with 5-year relative survival ranging from about 25% for the hypopharynx to 60% for the larynx in Europe. To improve survival rates, along with therapeutic improvements, it is important to standardise and optimise care received by patients with H&N tumours across different healthcare providers. To reach this goal, it is necessary to evaluate adherence to standards of received care at a population level. Published guidelines can serve as the basis to develop indicators, which can be computed from administrative health databases, measuring the adherence to specific recommendations at the individual level in unselected H&N cancer patients, identified from a population cancer register...
February 2018: Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29756611/cochlear-obliteration-following-a-translabyrinthine-approach-and-its-implications-in-cochlear-implantation
#10
B Delgado-Vargas, M Medina, R Polo, A Lloris, M Vaca, C Pérez, A Cordero, I Cobeta
The most frequent sequelae following a translabyrinthine approach for vestibular schwannoma resection is complete hearing loss on the affected side. Such patients could benefit from a cochlear implant, provided that two essential requisites are met before surgery: a preserved cochlear nerve and a patent cochlea to accommodate the electrode array. The goal of our study is to determine the prevalence and extent of cochlear ossification following a translabyrinthine approach. Postoperative MRI of 41 patients were retrospectively reviewed...
February 2018: Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29756610/the-hump-columellar-strut-a-reliable-technique-for-correction-of-nasal-tip-underprojection
#11
P G Giacomini, S Mocella, S DI Girolamo, R DE Berardinis, A Boccieri
Nasal tip under projection is often found in rhinoplasty cases both for congenital or post-traumatic deformity. Nasal trauma may result in alteration of the external and internal nasal structures with following aesthetic impairment and difficulties in breathing. Post-traumatic surgery is frequent, but restoration of pre-traumatic form and function remains a challenge. The present paper describes a new method to increase tip projection by a columellar strut harvested from the autologous nasal bone and cartilage of the resected hump...
February 2018: Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29756609/impact-of-resection-margin-status-on-oncological-outcomes-after-co2-laser-cordectomy
#12
P Aluffi Valletti, F Taranto, A Chiesa, F Pia, G Valente
The management of positive resection margins in micro-endoscopic glottic laser surgery remains a controversial and critical point. This study aims to assess the impact of margin status after transoral laser surgery on local control, survival and organ preservation rates; the decision-making process and treatment options in cases with positive margins are also discussed. We retrospectively reviewed the clinical and histological records of 308 consecutive patients with primary early glottic carcinoma (T1a, T1b, selected T2) and treated with endoscopic laser cordectomy...
February 2018: Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29756608/nerve-and-vein-preserving-neck-dissections-for-oral-cancers-a-prospective-evaluation-of-spinal-accessory-nerve-function-and-internal-jugular-vein-patency-following-treatment
#13
G R Kumar Reddy, N Hulikal, A Y Lakshmi, B Vengamma
Nerve and vein preserving modification of the radical neck dissection is commonly used in the management of oral squamous cell cancers. There is limited literature addressing nerve function and vein patency following treatment. We prospectively analysed 65 patients with nerve conduction study using surface electromyography at baseline, 1 month and 6 months post-surgery and colour Doppler of the internal jugular vein at baseline and 1 month post-surgery. We also studied functional outcomes of nerve sparing with arm abduction test and Neck Dissection Quality of Life questionnaire...
February 2018: Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29756607/anterior-palatoplasty-in-the-treatment-of-obstructive-sleep-apnoea-a-systemic-review
#14
K P Pang, E B Pang, K A Pang, B Rotenberg
This study seeks to determine the objective and subjective success rates of anterior palatoplasty and its variants for the treatment of obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA). A systematic review with two independent searches of Medline, PubMed, Cochrane Library and Evidence Based Medicine Reviews was performed to identify publications relevant to OSA and anterior palatoplasty. All relevant studies published before 30 June 2015 were included. Six studies were included in the systematic review. The numbers of patients in each paper ranged from 13 to 77 (total = 240), and mean age ranged from 21 to 51 years...
February 2018: Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29393927/unravelling-the-risk-factors-that-underlie-oral-and-oropharyngeal-surgery-in-elderly
#15
G Molteni, S Valerini, M Alicandri-Ciufelli, A E Sprio Phd, E Crosetti, G N Berta, L Presutti, G Succo
Oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) diagnoses in elderly patients are expected to double in the next 20 years. Current guidelines suggest surgery as a preferred approach, but elderly patients are hardly considered suitable to challenging surgical treatments. Using a multicentric retrospective analysis, we evaluated the outcomes of 99 patients affected by OSCC and aged at least 70, who underwent to either transoral procedures (TP), open neck resection without (OR) or with reconstruction (ORR). In our cohort, overall survival was significantly hampered by concomitant diseases and postsurgical complications, whose development is driven by the former...
January 31, 2018: Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29393926/suture-lateralisation-plus-arytenoid-cartilage-release-for-treating-bilateral-vocal-fold-immobility-with-mechanical-fixation
#16
W-F Su, M-C Lan, S-C Liu
A suture lateralisation (SL) instead of an endolaryngeal tissue ablation procedure under endoscopy has been utilised to treat bilateral vocal fold immobility (BVFI) since 1980. However, mechanical fixation (MF) of the cricoarytenoid joint (CAJ) has continually challenged the effectiveness of glottic dilatation both in the SL procedure and the tissue ablation procedure. From 2007 to 2015, a total of 38 patients with BVFI underwent 40 exo-endolaryngeal suture lateralisation (exoeSL) procedures and three were diagnosed with MF in our hospital...
January 31, 2018: Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327737/uphill-downhill-nystagmus
#17
M Gufoni
Differential diagnosis between peripheral and central spontaneous nystagmus can be difficult to classify (as peripheral or central) even on the basis of criteria recommended in the recent literature. The aim of this paper is to use the combination of spontaneous nystagmus and ocular tilt reaction to determine the site of origin of the disease that causes nystagmus. We propose to classify the nystagmus in: 1) "Uphill" nystagmus in which the nystagmus takes on an inclined plane and the direction of the fast phase is towards the hypertropic eye (this type of nystagmus is likely peripheral); 2) "Downhill" nystagmus when the nystagmus beats toward the hypotropic eye (this type of nystagmus is likely central); 3) "Flat" nystagmus when the plane on which nystagmus beats is perfectly horizontal: in this case, we cannot say anything about the site of lesion (it was only detected in 15% of cases)...
December 2017: Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327736/balloon-dilation-of-the-eustachian-tube-clinical-experience-in-the-management-of-126-children
#18
M Tisch, H Maier, H Sudhoff
Balloon dilation of the Eustachian tube has been recently introduced as a novel and minimally invasive method for treating chronic obstructive Eustachian tube dysfunction. For the first time worldwide, we assessed the role of this technique in the treatment of children with Eustachian tube dysfunction who did not respond to other treatments. We retrospectively analysed the medical records of 60 children (mean age: 6.3 years, range: 28 months to 12 years) who underwent balloon dilation of the Eustachian tube using the Bielefeld balloon catheter...
December 2017: Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327735/acquired-sensorineural-hearing-loss-in-children-current-research-and-therapeutic-perspectives
#19
M Ralli, R Rolesi, R Anzivino, R Turchetta, A R Fetoni
The knowledge of mechanisms responsible for acquired sensorineural hearing loss in children, such as viral and bacterial infections, noise exposure, aminoglycoside and cisplatin ototoxicity, is increasing and progressively changing the clinical management of affected patients. Viral infections are by far the most relevant cause of acquired hearing loss, followed by aminoglycoside and platinum derivative ototoxicity; moreover, cochlear damage induced by noise overexposure, mainly in adolescents, is an emerging topic...
December 2017: Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327734/clinical-study-of-extrapulmonary-head-and-neck-tuberculosis-in-an-urban-setting
#20
S Monga, J N Malik, S Jan, S Bahadur, S Jetley, H Kaur
Tuberculosis (TB) of the head and neck region is quite common in endemic countries, but is still misdiagnosed due to its varied presentation and different sites of involvement. The aims of the present study were to present the diversities of presentation of head and neck tuberculosis with the diagnostic predicaments faced during evaluation and to assess treatment response to anti-tubercular treatment (ATT). We analysed 48 patients with head and neck tuberculosis who presented to the Department of Otorhinolaryngology in our tertiary care urban hospital over a period of two years from 2013 to 2015 and recorded their data, which included presenting complaints, local and systemic examination findings, investigation results and treatment outcomes...
December 2017: Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica
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