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Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29187760/the-exit-ex-utero-intrapartum-treatment-procedure-from-the-paediatric-ent-perspective
#1
B Pucher, J Szydlowski, K Jonczyk-Potoczna, J Sroczynski
The main principle of the EXIT procedure is to maintain uteroplacental circulation with neonatal anaesthesia by controlled uterine hypotonia. This enables securing the foetal airways and decompress or resect large neck and mediastinal foetal masses. The authors present their experience with use of the EXIT procedure in 7 foetuses in whom evaluation and management of the airways were performed. In 4 patients, the neck mass was surgically removed in the neonatal period, in 1 the propranolol treatment was introduced...
November 30, 2017: Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29187759/binocular-cyclotorsion-in-superior-vestibular-neuritis
#2
R Lapenna, A Pellegrino, G Ricci, C Cagini, M Faralli
Conjugated cyclotorsion of the eyes toward the affected side can commonly be observed in vestibular neuritis. The aim of this study was to assess the differences in cyclotorsion between the ipsi- and contralesional eye during selective involvement of the superior branch of the vestibular nerve. We studied binocular cyclotorsion through ocular fundus photographs in 10 patients affected by acute superior vestibular neuritis (SVN). Cyclotorsion was also studied in 20 normal subjects. All SVN patients showed an ipsilesional cycloversion of the eyes...
November 30, 2017: Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29187758/cochlear-obliteration-following-a-translabyrinthine-approach-and-its-implications-in-cochlear-implantation
#3
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...
November 30, 2017: Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29187757/the-role-of-laryngectomy-in-locally-advanced-thyroid-carcinoma-review-of-16-cases
#4
A I Chala, S Vélez, A Sanabria
Locally advanced disease with larynx invasion is a challenge to the surgeon, but laryngectomy is almost never necessary in thyroid carcinoma. The aim of this study was to review the clinical outcomes of patients with locally advanced thyroid carcinoma invading the larynx who underwent laryngectomy. A case series of patients treated in a tertiary care hospital was reviewed. Data about the type of operation, method of reconstruction, complications and overall survival of 16 patients operated on between 2002 and 2015 with larynx invasion is presented...
November 30, 2017: Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29187756/pilot-study-on-microvascular-anastomosis-performance-and-future-educational-prospects
#5
G Berretti, G Colletti, G Parrinello, A Iavarone, P Vannucchi, A Deganello
The introduction of microvascular free flaps has revolutionised modern reconstructive surgery. Unfortunately, access to training opportunities at standardised training courses is limited and expensive. We designed a pilot study on microvascular anastomoses with the aim of verifying if a short course, easily reproducible, could transmit microvascular skills to participants; if the chosen pre-test was predictive of final performance; and if age could influence the outcome. A total of 30 participants (10 students, 10 residents and 10 surgeons) without any previous microvascular experience were instructed and tested during a single 3 to 5 hour course...
November 30, 2017: Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29087404/anterior-palatoplasty-in-the-treatment-of-obstructive-sleep-apnoea-a-systemic-review
#6
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...
October 31, 2017: Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29087403/nerve-and-vein-preserving-neck-dissections-for-oral-cancers-a-prospective-evaluation-of-spinal-accessory-nerve-function-and-internal-jugular-vein-patency-following-treatment
#7
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...
October 31, 2017: Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29087402/modification-of-growth-immunologic-and-feeding-parameters-in-children-with-osas-after-adenotonsillectomy
#8
M Cassano, G Russo, C Granieri, D Ciavarella
Obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome can cause growth delay in children. Adeno-tonsillectomy can resolve the syndrome in most cases. The aim of our study is to examine modifications in clinical and laboratory growth and immunological parameters and food intake changes in OSAS children after surgery. Twenty-eight children with severe OSAS associated with adeno-tonsillar hypertrophy were submitted to paediatric evaluation to calculate auxologic parameters (weight, height, BMI and standard deviation scores), a blood draw to evaluate growth (GH; IGF-1) and immunological parameters (IgG; IgA; IgM) and a dietitian evaluation to calculate caloric intake before and after 3 months following adeno-tonsillectomy...
October 31, 2017: Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29087401/from-ct-scanning-to-3d-printing-technology-a-new-method-for-the-preoperative-planning-of-a-transcutaneous-bone-conduction-hearing-device
#9
P Canzi, S Marconi, M Manfrin, M Magnetto, C Carelli, A M Simoncelli, D Fresa, M Beltrame, F Auricchio, M Benazzo
The aim of the present study was to assess the feasibility and utility of 3D printing technology in surgical planning of a transcutaneous boneconduction hearing device (Bonebridge®) (BB), focusing on the identification of the proper location and placement of the transducer. 3D printed (3DP) models of three human cadaveric temporal bones, previously submitted to CT scan, were created with the representation of a topographic bone thickness map and the sinus pathway on the outer surface. The 3DP model was used to detect the most suitable location for the BB...
October 31, 2017: Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327737/uphill-downhill-nystagmus
#10
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
#11
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
#12
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
#13
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327733/orthopaedic-treatment-effects-of-functional-therapy-on-the-sagittal-pharyngeal-dimensions-in-subjects-with-sleep-disordered-breathing-and-class-ii-malocclusion
#14
C Pavoni, E Cretella Lombardo, R Lione, P Bollero, F Ottaviani, P Cozza
The purpose of this cephalometric study was to evaluate the craniofacial changes induced by functional treatment of mandibular advancement with special regard to pharyngeal sagittal airway dimensions, tongue and hyoid bone position in subjects with sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) and dentoskeletal Class II malocclusions compared with an untreated Class II control group. 51 subjects (24 female, 27 male; mean age 9.9 ± 1.3 years) with Class II malocclusion and SDB consecutively treated with a functional appliance (Modify Monobloc, MM) were compared with a control group of 31 subjects (15 males, 16 females; mean age 10...
December 2017: Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327732/a-mirna-signature-suggestive-of-nodal-metastases-from-laryngeal-carcinoma
#15
F Ricciardiello, R Capasso, H Kawasaki, T Abate, F Oliva, A Lombardi, G Misso, D Ingrosso, C A Leone, M Iengo, M Caraglia
The discovery that miRNAs are frequently deregulated in tumours offers the opportunity to identify them as prognostic and diagnostic markers. The aim of this multicentric study is to identify a miRNA expression profile specific for laryngeal cancer. The secondary endpoint was to identify specific deregulated miRNAs with potential as prognostic biomarkers for tumour spread and nodal involvement, and specifically to search for a miRNA pattern pathognomonic for N+ laryngeal cancer and for N- tissues. We identified 20 miRNAs specific for laryngeal cancer and a tissue-specific miRNA signature that is predictive of lymph node metastases in laryngeal carcinoma characterised by 11 miRNAs, seven of which are overexpressed (upregulated) and four downregulated...
December 2017: Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327731/transoral-robotic-surgery-in-eagle-s-syndrome-our-experience-on-four-patients
#16
D H Kim, Y H Lee, D Cha, S H Kim
Eagle's syndrome is characterised by focal pain in the tonsillar fossa on wide mouth opening or head rotation and various accompanying symptoms. While the syndrome is difficult to diagnose, shortening the styloid process via a transoral or transcervical surgical approach has been shown to be the most effective treatment. The aim of this article was to document our experience with a transoral robotic approach to treat Eagle's syndrome and to present the outcomes of four patients. We reviewed the cases of four patients with Eagle's syndrome who underwent transoral robotic surgery (TORS)...
December 2017: Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165438/our-experience-in-the-surgical-management-of-craniofacial-fibrous-dysplasia-what-has-changed-in-the-last-10-years
#17
V Valentini, A Cassoni, V Terenzi, M Della Monaca, M T Fadda, O Rajabtork Zadeh, I Raponi, A Anelli, G Iannetti
The mainstay of treatment of craniofacial dysplasia (CFD) remains surgery once clinical observation has been excluded. Nevertheless, disagreement remains about the type of surgical intervention (remodelling versus radical resection). The aim of this paper is to present our experience until 2013 comparing CFD management between 1980 and 2002 and between 2003 and 2013 and to propose our surgical algorithm. From January 2003 to December 2013, 41 new patients (18 males and 23 females) with histologically demonstrated CFD presented to our Department...
October 2017: Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165437/endolymphatic-sac-tumour-in-von-hippel-lindau-disease-management-strategies
#18
E Zanoletti, L Girasoli, D Borsetto, G Opocher, A Mazzoni, A Martini
Endolymphatic sac tumour (ELST) is infrequent, as emerges from small series reported in the literature. It is a slow-growing malignancy with local aggressiveness and a low risk of distant metastases. It is often misdiagnosed because of the late onset of symptoms and difficulty in obtaining a biopsy. Its frequency is higher in von Hippel-Lindau (VHL) disease (a genetic systemic syndrome involving multiple tumours), with a prevalence of around 25%. The diagnosis is based on radiology, with specific patterns on contrast-enhanced MRI and typical petrous bone erosion on bone CT scan...
October 2017: Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165436/cochlear-implant-in-prelingually-deafened-oralist-adults-speech-perception-outcomes-subjective-benefits-and-quality-of-life-improvement
#19
F Forli, G Turchetti, G Giuntini, S Bellelli, S Fortunato, L Bruschini, M R Barillari, S Berrettini
The aim of this study is to report our results in a group of prelingually deafened adults, who followed an oralist rehabilitation programme, and submitted to cochlear implant at our institution. We evaluated 30 prelingually deafened adult patients, 18 males and 12 females, median age 35 years, of a group of 36 prelingually deafened adult patients consecutively submitted to unilateral cochlear implantation at the ENT Unit of the University of Pisa. After implantation, patients achieved significant benefits in terms of speech perception skills, including the ability to have telephone conversations in some cases, quality of life and their own perception of disability...
October 2017: Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165435/there-is-no-correlation-between-signs-of-reflux-laryngitis-and-reflux-oesophagitis-in-patients-with-gastro-oesophageal-reflux-disease-symptoms
#20
K Zelenik, I M Kajzrlikova, P Vitek, O Urban, M Hanousek, P Kominek
The objective of the present study was to determine if there is correlation between signs of reflux laryngitis (RL) and reflux oesophagitis (RE) in patients with gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD) symptoms. Laryngeal photography obtained from patients during oesophagogastroduodenoscopy were examined by two otolaryngologists experienced in the field of extra-oesophageal reflux regarding the presence and severity of RL. The presence of RE was evaluated by gastroenterologist. Smokers, heavy drinkers and patients with bronchial asthma were excluded from the statistical analysis...
October 2017: Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica
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