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Current Opinion in Otolaryngology & Head and Neck Surgery

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106661/swallowing-after-transoral-surgery-for-oropharyngeal-cancer-comparison-with-primary-chemoradiotherapy-outcomes
#1
Nicholas Dawe, James O'Hara
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Survival equipoise is recognized between the contemporary surgical and oncological approaches to oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma treatment. Primary transoral surgery (TOS) options have emerged that utilize either laser or robotic techniques. Our review presents an overview of the evidence available for swallowing outcomes following TOS approaches and compares these with outcomes following primary oncological management. RECENT FINDINGS: Meta-analysis of swallow outcomes following TOS or (chemo)radiotherapy is not possible given the heterogeneity of the available data...
January 18, 2017: Current Opinion in Otolaryngology & Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106660/different-branching-patterns-of-the-spinal-accessory-nerve-impact-on-neck-dissection-technique-and-postoperative-shoulder-function
#2
Boštjan Lanišnik
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Despite nerve-sparing surgery, postoperative shoulder morbidity remains high and significantly impacts patient's quality of life. This review will focus on recent findings of anatomical nuances of the cranial nerve XI (CN XI) along its course in the neck and possible reasons for postoperative morbidity. RECENT FINDINGS: The most recent studies identified three different branching patterns of the CN XI in the neck. In type 1 (66%), the branch for trapezius muscle exits at the posterior border of the sternocleidomastoid muscle (mSCM)...
January 18, 2017: Current Opinion in Otolaryngology & Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106659/adenoid-cystic-carcinoma-evaluation-and-management-progress-with-optimism
#3
Patrick J Bradley
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Adenoid cystic carcinoma (ACC) when diagnosed presents several diagnostic and treatment challenges. The standard treatment of surgery and postoperative radiotherapy has remained the standard of care for the past 3 decades. The purpose of this review is to update what's been reported and what's new since the last review in 2004. RECENT FINDINGS: As accurate a histological diagnosis and staging of disease should be achieved prior to commencing any treatment...
January 18, 2017: Current Opinion in Otolaryngology & Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106658/transoral-surgery-vs-intensity-modulated-radiotherapy-for-early-supraglottic-cancer-a-systematic-review
#4
Mark S Swanson, Garren Low, Uttam K Sinha, Niels Kokot
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To provide clinicians with a critical review of outcomes for endolaryngeal surgery and intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) for early-stage supraglottic cancer. RECENT FINDINGS: A total of 971 potential articles were reviewed, with inclusion of 14 studies comparing IMRT with transoral surgery. One study analyzed IMRT, one transoral robotic surgery, and the remaining were transoral laser microsurgery studies. A weighted average and 95% confidence interval of all surgery patients showed a local control of 90...
January 18, 2017: Current Opinion in Otolaryngology & Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28059901/conservative-surgery-for-laryngeal-chondrosarcoma-a-review-of-the-most-recently-proposed-approaches
#5
Cesare Piazza, Alberto Paderno, Piero Nicolai
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The aim of this study was to describe the most recent technical nuances for resection and reconstruction of Grade 1 and 2 laryngeal chondrosarcomas, with a special emphasis on those located at the level of the cricoid plate, which is the site of origin of the vast majority of these rare tumours. RECENT FINDINGS: Even though inherently based on retrospective small clinical series or anecdotal case reports, a number of studies have been recently published focusing on conservative transoral and open-neck surgical procedures aimed at an oncologically sound removal of the tumour together with organ and function preservation...
January 3, 2017: Current Opinion in Otolaryngology & Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045745/avoiding-complications-in-endoscopic-skull-base-surgery
#6
Jannis Constantinidis, Iordanis Konstantinidis
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Endoscopic skull base surgery has become an established approach for the removal of tumors and cerebrospinal fluid fistulae repair. Compared with external approaches, it provides better aesthetic results and quality of life postoperatively. However, as it becomes popular and expands its indications possible complications should be reassessed in terms of incidence and variability in order to confirm its efficacy and safety. This article reviews the recent literature describing the main categories of possible complications suggesting strategies to minimize their incidence...
December 23, 2016: Current Opinion in Otolaryngology & Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28030442/editorial-introductions
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February 2017: Current Opinion in Otolaryngology & Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28027059/avoiding-complications-in-endoscopic-skull-base-surgery
#8
Jannis Constantinidis, Iordanis Konstantinidis
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Endoscopic skull base surgery has become an established approach for the removal of tumors and cerebrospinal fluid fistulae repair. Compared with external approaches, it provides better aesthetic results and quality of life postoperatively. However, as it becomes popular and expands its indications possible complications should be reassessed in terms of incidence and variability in order to confirm its efficacy and safety. This article reviews the recent literature describing the main categories of possible complications suggesting strategies to minimize their incidence...
February 2017: Current Opinion in Otolaryngology & Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28005567/the-state-of-sinus-care-in-2017
#9
Nithin D Adappa, Samuel S Becker
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 2017: Current Opinion in Otolaryngology & Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28005566/anesthesia-for-functional-endoscopic-sinus-surgery
#10
Daniel A Carlton, Satish Govindaraj
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The present article summarizes anesthetic techniques used during functional endoscopic sinus surgery to decrease bleeding and aid in creating a clear surgical field. The applicable physiology behind these anesthetic techniques is reviewed with emphasis on the effect on bleeding and the surgical field. Deliberate hypotension, reverse Trendelenburg positioning, regional anesthesia, and cerebral monitoring are discussed. RECENT FINDINGS: There are mixed data as to whether traditional inhalation anesthesia or total intravenous anesthesia is superior with respect to better surgical fields and decreased blood loss...
February 2017: Current Opinion in Otolaryngology & Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922926/25-years-of-current-opinion-in-otolaryngology-head-and-neck-surgery
#11
Paul J Donald
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February 2017: Current Opinion in Otolaryngology & Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922925/update-on-nonmalignant-lesions-of-the-inferior-turbinate
#12
Jared M Goldfarb, David Goldfarb, Marc R Rosen
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The inferior turbinates are routinely examined by otolaryngologists on anterior rhinoscopy and nasal endoscopy. Most lesions of the inferior turbinate are benign but can often be confused with malignancy. This review highlights the broad differential of nonmalignant lesions of the inferior turbinates and their management. RECENT FINDINGS: A variety of infectious, inflammatory, neoplastic, and vascular lesions may affect the inferior turbinates...
February 2017: Current Opinion in Otolaryngology & Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27849653/the-role-of-aspirin-desensitization-in-the-management-of-aspirin-exacerbated-respiratory-disease
#13
Bobby A Tajudeen, Joseph S Schwartz, John V Bosso
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Aspirin-exacerbated respiratory disease (AERD) is a progressive inflammatory disease of the upper and lower airways characterized by marked eosinophilic nasal polyposis, asthma, and respiratory reactions to medications that inhibit the cyclooxygenase pathway. Aspirin desensitization has proven to be an effective tool in the management of this disease when used in a multidisciplinary setting. The purpose of this article is to review the current literature regarding AERD, aspirin desensitization, and share our opinion regarding the most optimal multidisciplinary approach to these complex patients...
February 2017: Current Opinion in Otolaryngology & Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27849652/polyps-asthma-and-allergy-what-s-new
#14
Dimitrios Terzakis, Christos Georgalas
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Although chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyps, asthma, and allergy share common inflammatory mechanisms, there is no evidence of cause-and-effect relationship. In this review, we present new studies investigating the complex immunology that links these diseases. Advances in new therapies as well as evidence regarding indication and timing of surgery, especially of more complex cases, are highlighted. RECENT FINDINGS: New studies have endotyped patients in an effort to describe the exact inflammatory profile of each phenotype, whereas described cytokines seem to play a significant role in amplification of T2 inflammation, directly or via innate lymphoid cells...
February 2017: Current Opinion in Otolaryngology & Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27846022/postoperative-care-in-endoscopic-sinus-surgery-a-critical-review
#15
Philippe Eloy, Peter Andrews, Anne-Lise Poirrier
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Chronic rhinosinusitis with and without nasal polyps is a common disease affecting people all over the world. Functional endoscopic sinus surgery (FESS) has become the gold standard treatment for medically refractive disease. Postoperative care is recommended by international leaders as an important part of the patient's management. This article is a critical review and discussion focusing on postoperative care, which is based on expert opinion, clinical studies, randomized controlled trials and meta-analysis studies...
February 2017: Current Opinion in Otolaryngology & Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27846021/caudal-septum-surgery-techniques-reviewed
#16
Roxana Cobo, Angie Caldas
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The caudal septum has important functional and aesthetic implications. Deviations in this area can result in important nasal obstruction due not only to blockage of the nasal passage but also to compromise of the internal nasal valve. Cosmetically, alterations in the caudal septum can result in a twisted nasal tip, loss of projection, rotation, and imbalance in the ala-columellar relationship. Contemporary surgical options will be discussed showing how to preserve, reshape, and reinforce the caudal septum to obtain a final looking nose that is not only functional but also aesthetically pleasing...
February 2017: Current Opinion in Otolaryngology & Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27846020/an-update-on-endoscopic-orbital-decompression
#17
Daniel Wehrmann, Jastin L Antisdel
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Endoscopic orbital decompression is an ever-evolving surgical procedure with modifications as well as new indications for the procedure. The purpose of this review is to update the reader on optimizing patient selection, surgical timing, highlight the latest modifications to surgical technique and to evaluate surgical outcomes that can be achieved. RECENT FINDINGS: Patient selection, disease pathology, and optimization of technology can lead to improved outcomes...
February 2017: Current Opinion in Otolaryngology & Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27846019/posttreatment-surveillance-for-sinonasal-malignancy
#18
Alan D Workman, James N Palmer, Nithin D Adappa
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Sinonasal neoplasms have a high rate of recurrence following treatment, and clinicians utilize a variety of surveillance techniques. Generally, surveillance modality and frequency of follow-up are determined by the guidelines for head and neck cancer as a broad category. However, recent studies have demonstrated that a more tailored approach to follow-up may be necessary. RECENT FINDINGS: Endoscopy has low sensitivity in recurrence detection, especially in the asymptomatic patient...
February 2017: Current Opinion in Otolaryngology & Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27841771/comprehensive-management-of-hereditary-hemorrhagic-telangiectasia
#19
Michael D Lupa, Sarah K Wise
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia (HHT), or Osler Weber-Rendu disease, is a rare inherited disorder of fibrovascular tissue affecting various organs. Epistaxis is the most common symptom of HHT but as the disease affects multiple organs, a multisystem and multidisciplinary approach to management is required. The purpose of this article is to provide an overview of the multidisciplinary approach to HHT for the otolaryngologist and to discuss the current pharmacologic and procedural treatment options available for HHT-related epistaxis...
February 2017: Current Opinion in Otolaryngology & Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27841770/the-evidence-for-olfactory-training-in-treating-patients-with-olfactory-loss
#20
Zara M Patel
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The purpose of this review is to go over the only therapy for olfactory loss supported by level 1a evidence that is currently available, which is olfactory training. This therapy is widely underutilized and has the potential to help many patients with olfactory dysfunction who are otherwise offered no management options. RECENT FINDINGS: We will review the rationale, clinical studies, and quality of the evidence regarding olfactory training, specifically the olfactory system's inherent ability to regenerate, the plasticity of the system, and the multiple protocols and modifications of protocols present in the literature...
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