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European Annals of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Diseases

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501546/diagnosis-of-primary-ciliary-dyskinesia-when-and-how
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J-J Braun, N Boehm, C Metz-Favre, I Koscinski, M Teletin, C Debry
INTRODUCTION: Primary ciliary dyskinesia (PCD) is a rare congenital disorder involving permanent ubiquitous structural and/or functional ciliary abnormalities. METHODS: A single-center retrospective study included 56 cases of PCD (respiratory form) out of a cohort of 280 patients with suspected PCD. The main features of history-taking and clinical examination were analyzed, to formulate a pragmatic diagnostic procedure, easy to implement in clinical practice. RESULTS: Chronic respiratory tract infectious symptoms are sensitive but non-specific for the diagnosis of PCD...
May 10, 2017: European Annals of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483645/are-neutrophil-lymphocyte-and-platelet-lymphocyte-ratios-related-with-formation-of-sudden-hearing-loss-and-its-prognosis
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H E Koçak, M S Elbistanlı, H Acıpayam, W M E Alakras, M N Kıral, F T Kayhan
OBJECTIVES: The aim of our study was to see whether the neutrophil/lymphocyte ratio (NLR) and the platelet/lymphocyte ratio (PLR) are the markers of idiopathic sudden hearing loss to be used in prognosis or not. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This study is a retrospective, case-control clinical trial. Forty-five patients diagnosed with idiopathic sudden hearing loss and treated with the same treatment protocol between March 2014 and December 2015 and 47 healthy volunteers coming to the hospital for a routine health check and accepting audiological and laboratory tests were included in our study...
May 5, 2017: European Annals of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28479298/childhood-psychogenic-hearing-loss-identification-and-diagnosis
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M Parodi, I Rouillon, C Rebours, F Denoyelle, N Loundon
Psychogenic hearing loss, formerly known as functional or non-organic hearing loss, is a classic cause of consultation in infantile audiology. Risk factors include female gender, and age 8 or 12 years. Onset is relatively sudden, without impact on schooling or voice quality. Audiometric signs comprise non-superimposable audiometric thresholds (variable audiometric results), bilaterality, flat mean audiometric curve, and discrepancy between pure-tone and speech audiometry. The child needs reassuring during audiometric examination: attention-diversion techniques may be effective...
May 4, 2017: European Annals of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28461039/tubotympanic-system-functioning
#4
C Martin, A Karkas, J-M Prades
The Eustachian (auditory) tube and tympanomastoid cavities form an anatomic and functional whole that cannot easily be divided, and is therefore known as the "tubotympanic system". The system has been the focus of several studies, with complex and sometimes contradictory results, making an overview of its functioning difficult to obtain. The objective of the present article is to review the current state of knowledge, as an indispensable preliminary to understanding tubotympanic system dysfunction, and notably the development of chronic otitis...
April 29, 2017: European Annals of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442409/sinonasal-mucosal-melanoma-a-44-case-study-and-literature-analysis
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M Dréno, M Georges, F Espitalier, C Ferron, A Charnolé, B Dréno, O Malard
OBJECTIVES: Sinonasal mucosal melanoma is a rare disease, representing 4% of nasal cavity and paranasal sinus malignancies. The aim of this study was to assess the clinical characteristics, progression and treatment of this disease and to identify prognostic factors. MATERIAL AND METHODS: This retrospective review presents a cohort of 44 patients treated for a melanoma arising from the nasal cavity and paranasal sinuses, in the ENT Head and Neck Surgery Department of the University Hospital of Nantes (France) between 1988 and 2015...
April 22, 2017: European Annals of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416263/the-keys-to-conservative-treatment-of-early-stage-squamous-cell-carcinoma-of-the-tonsillar-region
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O Laccourreye, P Castelnau-Marchand, F Rubin, C Badoual, P Halimi, P Giraud
To analyze the medical literature devoted to work-up, epidemiology, local control, survival, complications and sequelae after conservative treatment for early-stage squamous cell carcinoma of the tonsillar region. An analysis of the PubMed (1975-2016) database was performed using the following keywords and associations: "tonsil/tonsillar region/oropharynx" AND "squamous cell carcinoma" AND "early-stage (I-II; T1-2N0M0)" AND "radiation therapy/radiotherapy" OR "conservative surgery/oropharyngectomy/transoral surgery/radical tonsillectomy"...
April 14, 2017: European Annals of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412079/polymyalgia-rheumatica-and-vagal-paraganglioma
#7
V L'Huillier, O Mauvais, S Valmary-Degano, L Tavernier
INTRODUCTION: Vagal paraganglioma are rare tumors that are mostly asymptomatic. We report a case of vagal paraganglioma associated with paraneoplastic polymyalgia rheumatica and review the literature on benign paragangliomas of the head and neck associated with paraneoplastic syndrome. CASE REPORT: A 53-year-old man presented with atypical polymyalgia rheumatica. MRI revealed a tumor that was then surgically excised. Histological examination confirmed the diagnosis of benign vagal paraganglioma...
April 12, 2017: European Annals of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412078/a-rare-tumor-of-the-auricle
#8
M V Akdoğan, O Topal, H Erinanç
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 12, 2017: European Annals of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410954/fatal-hidradenocarcinoma-of-the-scalp-a-case-report
#9
LETTER
J Elbenaye, M Moumine, M Sinaa, M Elhaouri
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 11, 2017: European Annals of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410953/spontaneous-cerebrospinal-fluid-fistula-in-the-clivus
#10
A Codina Aroca, J R Gras Cabrerizo, M De Juan Delago, H Massegur Solench
INTRODUCTION: Spontaneous cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) fistulas are infrequent and only 10 cases in the literature have been located in the clivus. We describe two new cases of CSF fistulas in this site and review the literature. CASE REPORT: The first patient was a 52-year-old woman referred to our centre for intermittent rhinorrhea that had been diagnosed after an episode of meningitis. The second case was a 69-year-old man who was visited for rhinorrhea of one-year duration; he also developed meningitis during the preoperative study...
April 11, 2017: European Annals of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395961/undifferentiated-carcinoma-of-nasopharyngeal-type-in-children-clinical-features-and-outcome
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W S Zrafi, S Tebra, S Tbessi, S Ouni, M Jebsi, N Bouaouina
OBJECTIVES: To describe the epidemiology, clinical features and treatment of undifferentiated carcinoma of nasopharyngeal type in children. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Retrospective study of 40 patients under the age of 17 years managed for undifferentiated carcinoma of nasopharyngeal type in two oncology centres in the central region of Tunisia between 1995 and 2012. RESULTS: Patients had a median age of 14 years with a sex ratio of 1.3. The mean time to presentation was 5 months...
April 5, 2017: European Annals of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395960/parotid-swelling
#12
C A Righini, A Baguant, I Atallah
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 5, 2017: European Annals of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28389246/writing-otorhinolaryngology-head-neck-surgery-operative-reports
#13
O Laccourreye, F Rubin, A Villeneuve, P Bonfils
Only about ten articles devoted to operative reports have been published in the medical literature, but this document is essential, both medically and legally, to ensure optimal management of operated patients. In this technical note, based on published studies on this subject, the authors describe the key features of operating reports after otorhinolaryngology head & neck surgery and emphasize the need to write this document during the minutes after the end of the operation, the importance of standardization and its teaching role during surgical training...
April 4, 2017: European Annals of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28385583/endoscopic-endonasal-excision-of-nasal-chondromesenchymal-hamartoma-with-intracranial-extension
#14
M Nakaya, S Yoshihara, A Yoshitomi, S Baba
INTRODUCTION: Nasal chondromesenchymal hamartoma (NCMH) is an extremely rare benign hamartoma of the sinonasal tract, predominantly involving infants and young children. METHODS: We report the case of a 3-year-old boy of NCMH with extension to anterior skull base. RESULTS: The tumor was completely resected piece by piece via an endonasal endoscopic approach. There is no recurrence 3 years after operation. CONCLUSIONS: We reported the case of NCMH extending to skull base was successfully resected by endonasal endoscopic approach...
April 3, 2017: European Annals of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28365219/study-of-the-efficacy-of-melatonin-for-auditory-brainstem-response-abr-testing-in-children
#15
L Casteil, A Viquesnel, V Favier, N Guignard, C Blanchet, M Mondain
STUDY OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the efficacy of oral melatonin to induce sedation (natural sleep) while measuring auditory brainstem responses (ABR) in children with suspected hearing loss by calculating the ABR success rate with the use of melatonin, the percentage of children in whom sleep was induced by melatonin and the time required to perform complete ABR testing. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Twenty-nine children aged 1 to 6 years were included in this prospective study...
March 29, 2017: European Annals of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28359733/right-ethmoid-eosinophilic-angiocentric-fibrosis-with-orbital-extension
#16
S Gorostis, M Bacha, S Gravier, T Raguin
INTRODUCTION: Eosinophilic angiocentric fibrosis (EAF) is a slowly progressive, benign disease involving the mucosa of the upper airways or, more rarely, the orbit. It belongs to the spectrum of IgG4-related disease. CASE REPORT: The authors report the case of a 61-year-old man who presented with orbital involvement (visual loss, pain, proptosis, and eyelid oedema), headache and nasal obstruction. Imaging revealed a right ethmoido-orbital mass infiltrating the periorbital fat and enveloping the optic nerve...
March 27, 2017: European Annals of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28359732/outpatient-hemithyroidectomy-a-retrospective-feasibility-analysis
#17
H Yakhlef, Y Marboeuf, A Piquard, O Saint Marc
BACKGROUND: Outpatient surgery is a major public health policy issue. It is controversial for total thyroidectomy, which raises the question of hemithyroidectomy. The present study assessed our experience in outpatient hemithyroidectomy. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the rates of postoperative hematoma and unscheduled hospital admission. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A multicenter retrospective analysis was conducted in two hospital centers between January 2009 and December 2013...
March 27, 2017: European Annals of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28359731/acute-submaxillitis-etiological-data-and-etiological-management
#18
C Bignet, J Carvalho, E Lemaire, A Charpiot
OBJECTIVES: The objective of the present study was to test the hypothesis that acute submaxillitis involves salivary duct obstruction. Obstacle characteristics and treatment were analyzed. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Patients presenting with an episode of acute submaxillitis between 2009 and 2015 were retrospectively included. All underwent salivary duct imaging and/or sialendoscopy, with pathologic examination if the salivary gland was removed for etiologic diagnosis...
March 27, 2017: European Annals of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344078/laryngeal-leishmaniasis-a-rare-manifestation-of-an-emerging-disease
#19
LETTER
L Silva, E Damrose, A-M-F Fernandes
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 24, 2017: European Annals of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344079/nasal-foreign-bodies-in-children-in-a-pediatric-hospital-in-senegal-a-three-year-assessment
#20
P-E-J Regonne, M Ndiaye, A Sy, Y Diandy, A-D Diop, B-K Diallo
OBJECTIVES: Nasal foreign bodies (NFB) constitute a common domestic accident in children. The objectives of the present study were to report the particularities of NFBs in children presenting at a pediatric hospital in Senegal, and to describe our therapeutic attitude. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A retrospective descriptive study included all under-15 year-olds presenting with NFB in the ENT department of the National Children's Hospital Center of Diamniadio, Senegal, between January 1, 2013 and December 31, 2015...
March 23, 2017: European Annals of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Diseases
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