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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717528/the-relationship-between-werner-syndrome-and-sinonasal-malignant-melanoma-two-sibling-cases-of-werner-syndrome-with-malignant-melanoma
#1
Yoshinori Kadowaki, Satoru Kodama, Munehito Moriyama, Masashi Suzuki
Werner syndrome (WS) is an autosomal recessive disease characterized by premature aging. Malignant tumors such as thyroid carcinoma and malignant melanoma occur frequently in WS patients. We describe 2 siblings with WS who suffered from sinonasal malignant melanoma (MM). Both patients initially experienced nasal obstruction and recurrent nasal bleeding and died within 2 years of the diagnosis of MM. Otolaryngologists should recognize that WS patients have a high risk for head and neck malignant disease, particularly sinonasal MM, even if they are aged below the expected age range and undergo periodic examinations...
2017: Case Reports in Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717527/vagal-paraganglioma-presenting-as-a-neck-mass-associated-with-cough-on-palpation
#2
Richard Heyes, Nizar Taki, Miriam A O'Leary
A 70-year-old female presented with a neck mass and sporadic dry cough, often leading to fits of coughing severe enough to cause vomiting. The patient reported that touching the mass triggered the cough. On examination, a 2.5 cm right-sided level two neck mass deep to the sternocleidomastoid was present. Palpation of the mass immediately triggered coughing. Cross-sectional imaging proposed vagal paraganglioma as the chief differential, which was confirmed following surgical excision. The patient reported complete resolution of her severe dry cough after surgery...
2017: Case Reports in Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717526/large-cholesterol-granuloma-of-the-middle-ear-eroding-into-the-middle-cranial-fossa
#3
Tessei Kuruma, Tohru Tanigawa, Yasue Uchida, Ogawa Tetsuya, Hiromi Ueda
BACKGROUND: Cholesterol granuloma of the middle ear is extremely rare in comparison to cholesterol granuloma of the petrous apex but sometimes shows an aggressive course. CASE REPORT: We report herein a case involving a large, aggressive cholesterol granuloma of the middle ear that eroded the middle cranial fossa. A 64-year-old woman presented with pain in the left ear and hearing loss. Cholesterol granuloma was finally diagnosed from diffusion-weighted imaging, and cortical mastoidectomy was performed with canal wall down tympanoplasty type III...
2017: Case Reports in Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676839/mechanisms-underlying-improvement-in-obstructive-sleep-apnea-syndrome-by-uvulopalatopharyngoplasty
#4
Takahisa Yamamoto, Naoko Fujii, Yoichi Nishimura, Noboru Iwata, Seiichi Nakata
In a previous case report, we determined for the first time that uvulopalatopharyngoplasty (UPPP) does not change the volume of the upper airway but causes morphological changes in the entire upper airway. The objective of this study is to elucidate the mechanisms underlying the improvement in obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) by UPPP. We present an additional case involving a patient with OSAS treated using UPPP. Morphological and numerical parameter changes after surgery were compared with the corresponding preoperative values...
2017: Case Reports in Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634563/aspiration-of-aluminum-beverage-can-tab-case-report-and-literature-review
#5
Alhasan N Elghouche, Brian C Lobo, Jonathan Y Ting
We describe the case of a 16-year-old male who aspirated a beverage can tab resulting in significant functional impairment. Since the introduction of beverage can opening tabs ("pop-tops" or "pull-tabs") nearly 50 years ago, five cases of their aspiration have been reported in the literature and this is the first case to report tracheal lodgment. We describe the clinical course for this patient including the inadequacy of radiographic evaluation and a significant delay in diagnosis. We highlight unique features of small aluminum foreign bodies that require consideration and mention a potential change in epidemiology associated with evolving product design...
2017: Case Reports in Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630776/sudden-onset-rapidly-expansile-cervical-cystic-hygroma-in-an-adult-a-rare-case-with-unusual-presentation-and-extensive-review-of-the-literature
#6
Vivek Dokania, Anagha Rajguru, Harmanjot Kaur, Ketan Agarwal, Sujata Kanetkar, Prajakta Thakur, Femina Patel, Dhirajkumar Shukla
Cystic hygroma (CH) is a benign infiltrative malformation of the lymphatic channels. We report a case of a 28-year-old Indian female who presented with rapidly enlarging right sided neck swelling over the posterior triangle since 5 days. Complete resection of CH is sometimes not amenable because of its infiltrative nature and involvement of surrounding vital structures. However, in our patient successful complete surgical resection was undertaken. The MRI findings of our patient were consistent with brachial cleft cyst; this posed a challenge in the diagnosis of CH...
2017: Case Reports in Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611930/vestibular-derangement-and-motion-intolerance-in-vater-association
#7
Orit Samuel, Avi Shupak, Ayelet Eran, Dror Tal
VATER association is a nonrandom occurrence of congenital malformations: vertebral defects, anal atresia, tracheoesophageal fistula, renal defects, and radial bone anomalies. We report the case of a 19-year-old man with a childhood diagnosis of VATER association, who presented to the motion sickness clinic with severe seasickness. We discuss the clinical and laboratory diagnosis of vestibular pathophysiology, which was confirmed by MRI of lateral semicircular canal and vestibule dysplasia. We suggest the possibility of vestibular involvement as part of the developmental field defect associated with VATER syndrome, which hitherto has rarely been reported...
2017: Case Reports in Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607789/unilateral-enlarged-vestibular-aqueduct-syndrome-and-bilateral-endolymphatic-hydrops
#8
Massimo Ralli, Giuseppe Nola, Luca Sparvoli, Giovanni Ralli
Enlarged vestibular aqueduct (EVA) syndrome is a common congenital inner ear malformation characterized by a vestibular aqueduct with a diameter larger than 1.5 mm, mixed or sensorineural hearing loss that ranges from mild to profound, and vestibular disorders that may be present with a range from mild imbalance to episodic objective vertigo. In our study, we present the case of a patient with unilateral enlarged vestibular aqueduct and bilateral endolymphatic hydrops (EH). EH was confirmed through anamnestic history and audiological exams; EVA was diagnosed using high-resolution CT scans and MRI images...
2017: Case Reports in Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28589053/high-grade-transformation-dedifferentiation-of-acinic-cell-carcinoma-of-the-parotid-gland-report-of-an-unusual-variant
#9
Sarah S Al-Otaibi, Faiza Alotaibi, Yaseer Al Zaher, Nabil Al Zaher, M A Dababo
Acinic cell carcinoma with high-grade transformation of the salivary gland is an unusual variant with less than fifty cases being reported in the literature. It is characterized by a low- and high-grade component juxtaposed with one another and tends to take on a more aggressive clinical course than its low-grade counterpart, suggesting a poor clinical outcome. We, hereby, report a case of acinic cell carcinoma in a 48-year-old woman with a 6-month history of a right parotid facial swelling rapidly increasing in size...
2017: Case Reports in Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28573060/temporary-frontal-paralysis-secondary-to-blunt-trauma-frontal-sinus-fracture
#10
Mark Bastianelli, Stefan Hamilton, Matthew Hearn, Safeena Kherani, Kristian I Macdonald
Frontal sinus fractures (FSF) are relatively uncommon and can be challenging for trauma surgeons to manage. Patients with FSF typically present with facial swelling, pain, and nasofrontal ecchymosis. Here we present a rare case of a patient with FSF and anterior table fracture where the main presenting symptom was bilateral frontal paralysis. We outline our management strategy and review the current literature in regard to management of FSF.
2017: Case Reports in Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536664/spontaneous-iliopsoas-hematoma-following-microvascular-free-tissue-transfer
#11
Jeffrey D Markey, A Sean Alemi, Margaret L Naunheim, Daniel L Faden, Chase M Heaton, Rahul Seth
Spontaneous hematoma within the iliopsoas muscle (SIH) is a rare complication most commonly seen in coagulopathic patients. Often, patients undergoing microvascular free tissue transfer are anticoagulated for anastomotic patency. Here we describe two cases of postoperative SIH following contralateral anterolateral thigh (ALT) free tissue transfer for reconstruction of oncologic head and neck defects. Both patients described hip pain after mobilization and had a corresponding acute blood loss anemia. Diagnosis of SIH was confirmed by CT and both patients were managed conservatively...
2017: Case Reports in Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487802/clinical-challenges-in-the-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-temporal-bone-osteomyelitis
#12
Liubov Kornilenko, Saulius Rocka, Svajunas Balseris, Irina Arechvo
Temporal bone osteomyelitis is a serious life-threatening condition-a quick and proper diagnosis is needed to start treatment and reduce morbidity and mortality. Changing trends of the disease make a differential diagnosis difficult. To emphasize the importance of a clinical suspicion of this dangerous condition, our experience with three difficult cases is presented. The diagnosis was based on clinical symptoms, otoscopic findings, and findings on computed tomography or magnetic resonance imaging. Neoplasm and granulomatous inflammation were excluded by multiple biopsies...
2017: Case Reports in Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487801/nontraumatic-laryngeal-fractures-report-of-two-cases-and-review-of-the-literature
#13
Alfredo Santamaría, Ricardo Alarcón, Ilson Sepúlveda, Felipe Fredes
Laryngeal fractures occur mainly in the context of cervical trauma, hanging, or strangulation. Nontraumatic laryngeal fractures are rare and there are few reports in the literature. We present two cases of nontraumatic laryngeal fractures evaluated in our service.
2017: Case Reports in Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480090/atypical-pharyngeal-pouch-arising-bilaterally-between-the-hyoid-bone-and-thyroid-cartilage
#14
Lawrence J Oh, Lyndon Chan, David Veivers
Introduction. Pharyngoesophageal diverticuli are a common cause of dysphagia; they are associated with various morbidities and a decreased quality of life. There are several different types of the diverticuli, and they are divided based on the anatomical location of origin relative to the cricopharyngeal muscle; these include Zenker's, Killian-Jamieson's, and Laimer's diverticula. The authors present a unique case of pharyngoesophageal diverticulum that has not been previously described. Case Presentation. A 65-year-old male presented with a 12-month history of dysphagia and odynophagia for solids...
2017: Case Reports in Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28465850/technical-feasibility-of-acoustic-coordinated-reset-therapy-for-tinnitus-delivered-via-hearing-aids-a-case-study
#15
Christian Hauptmann, Mark Williams, Federica Vinciati, Markus Haller
Primary tinnitus has a severe negative influence on the quality of life of a substantial portion of the general population. When acoustic coordinated reset (CR) neuromodulation stimuli are delivered for several hours per day over several weeks a clinically significant symptom reduction in patients with primary tonal tinnitus has been reported by several clinical sites. Here, we reported the first case where CR neuromodulation was delivered through a hearing aid. A 52-year-old man with chronic primary tonal tinnitus was previously considered untreatable with sound therapy...
2017: Case Reports in Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28458938/septic-arthritis-of-the-temporomandibular-joint-secondary-to-acute-otitis-media-in-an-adult-a-rare-case-with-achromobacter-xylosoxidans
#16
Ryan Chin Taw Cheong, Laura Harding
Septic arthritis of the temporomandibular joint (SATMJ) is a rare complication of acute otitis media (AOM) with only four reported cases in the English and Japanese literature. Based on the unusual nature of this clinical condition, we discuss the first documented case due to Achromobacter xylosoxidans and the utility of myringotomy with long-term intravenous antibiotics via a peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC). We describe the case of a 76-year-old male patient that was brought in by ambulance to the accident and emergency (A&E) department due to severe right-sided otalgia with increased hearing impairment...
2017: Case Reports in Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409044/perioperative-anaphylaxis-to-chlorhexidine-during-surgery-and-septoplasty
#17
Ana Paula Teixeira de Abreu, Leonardo Ramos Ribeiro de Oliveira, Ana Flavia Teixeira de Abreu, Evandro Ribeiro de Oliveira, Michele Santos de Melo Ireno, Fernando Monteiro Aarestrup, Matheus Fonseca Aarestrup, Paula Fonseca Aarestrup
Chlorhexidine is an antiseptic and disinfectant used in surgical and clinical practice since 1954 and is available in aqueous or alcoholic solutions 0.5%-4.0% and has a broad-spectrum activity. Despite their widespread use, allergic reactions with chlorhexidine are rarely reported. We describe a case of anaphylaxis with chlorhexidine during a septoplasty, turbinectomy, and maxillary sinusectomy. The patient presented with periorbital edema, hives, hypotension, and wheezing. Immediately after the diagnosis of anaphylaxis promethazine, hydrocortisone, and epinephrine were administered with immediate clinical improvement...
2017: Case Reports in Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386500/diagnostic-bedside-vestibuloocular-reflex-evaluation-in-the-setting-of-a-false-negative-fistula-test-in-cholesteatoma-of-the-middle-ear
#18
Ricardo D'Albora, Ligia Silveira, Sergio Carmona, Nicolas Perez-Fernandez
Background. False negative fistula testing in patients with chronic suppurative otitis media is a dilemma when proceeding to surgery. It is imperative to rule out a dead labyrinth or a mass effect secondary to the cholesteatoma in an otherwise normally functioning inner ear. We present a case series of three patients in whom a bedside vestibuloocular reflex (VOR) evaluation using a head impulse test was used successfully for further evaluation prior to surgery. Results. In all three cases with a false negative fistula test we were able to further evaluate at the bedside and were not only able to register the abnormal VOR but also localize its deterioration to a particular semicircular canal eroded by the fistula...
2017: Case Reports in Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28352486/unilateral-maxillary-sinus-actinomycosis-with-a-closed-oroantral-fistula
#19
Jason E Cohn, Mark Lentner, Hui Li, Matthew Nagorsky
Actinomycosis is a bacterial infection due to Actinomyces israelii, a gram-positive, anaerobic organism that normally affects the cervicofacial region. However, facial injury or trauma (i.e., dental procedures) can allow this bacteria to inhabit other regions. There have been rare reports of actinomycosis of the paranasal sinuses. We present a case of a 50-year-old female who originally presented with a suspected oroantral fistula who subsequently was found to have actinomycosis involving her right maxillary sinus...
2017: Case Reports in Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326215/osteoradionecrosis-of-the-temporal-bone-leading-to-cerebellar-abscess
#20
Thomas B Layton
Squamous cell carcinoma of the temporal bone is a rare and destructive malignancy and represents both diagnostic and therapeutic challenge. The complex regional anatomy of the temporal bone requires equally intricate surgical techniques to adequately resect the tumour mass during surgical excision. Adjuvant radiotherapy is offered to patients with advanced disease and has been showed to confer a survival benefit in carefully selected patients. One feared complication of radiotherapy is osteoradionecrosis and is a major obstacle faced in the treatment of head and neck cancers...
2017: Case Reports in Otolaryngology
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