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L L Shi, H T Zhen
Summary A patient suffered from progressive dyspnea and even laryngeal obstruction visited our department in May, 2017 and received emergency tracheotomy for assistance in breathing. There was no dysphagia, sore throat, fever, cough, hemoptysis and hematuresis. The pathological signs including facies dolorosa, three depressions sign, perforation of nasal septum. The laboratory examination showed that there were hematuresis and albuminuria. The urine bilirubin levels were elevated, antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody (ANCA) was positive and antiproteinase 3 antibody was elevated...
June 2018: Journal of Clinical Otorhinolaryngology, Head, and Neck Surgery
Y Yang, L Y Wang, L Zhang, X Y Wang, H T Song, W N Huang
Objective: To analyze the effect and safety of treatment in patients with airway stenosis caused by tracheotomy for mechanical ventilation. Method: We treated the patients with airway stenosis caused by granulation tissue. The patients with grade Ⅰ,Ⅱ airway stenosis were treated with adjustable flange tracheostomy tube, and the holmium laser under a fibro-laryngoscope were applied for the patients with grade Ⅲ airway stenosis.Two hundred and sixteen patients were enrolled in this study. Forty-four patients had been found tracheal stenosis caused by granulomatous hyperplasia, accounting for 20...
June 5, 2018: Journal of Clinical Otorhinolaryngology, Head, and Neck Surgery
H Ajmi, N Mama, S Hassayoun, W Karmani, N Zouari, M Abdelkefi, S Abroug
Subglottic hemangioma is a rare benign tumor in children. It causes an obstruction of the upper airway and can be life-threatening. Several therapeutic options have been used in the literature, including surgery. Currently, the treatment is essentially based on propranolol. We report the case of a 2-month-old female infant hospitalized for severe obstructive dyspnea secondary to a subglottic hemangioma. Diagnosis was confirmed by laryngoscopy and magnetic resonance imaging. The child underwent a tracheotomy and was treated with propranolol...
June 14, 2018: Archives de Pédiatrie: Organe Officiel de la Sociéte Française de Pédiatrie
Maria-Dorothea Heidler, Annett Salzwedel, Michael Jöbges, Olaf Lück, Christian Dohle, Michael Seifert, Andrea von Helden, Wibke Hollweg, Heinz Völler
BACKGROUND: In the course of neurological early rehabilitation, decannulation is attempted in tracheotomized patients after weaning due to its considerable prognostic significance. We aimed to identify predictors of a successful tracheostomy decannulation. METHODS: From 09/2014 to 03/2016, 831 tracheotomized and weaned patients (65.4 ± 12.9 years, 68% male) were included consecutively in a prospective multicentric observation study. At admission, sociodemographic and clinical data (e...
June 13, 2018: BMC Anesthesiology
Federica Gilda D'Agostino, Francesco Monaco, Baldassare Mondello, Dario Familiari, Mario Barone
Tracheobronchial foreign body aspiration occurs rarely in adults and may go unrecognized for a long time, but early detection and immediate retrieval of the foreign body are essential to prevent major morbidity. We describe the case of an adult who unusually aspirated part of his dental prosthesis during an attempted strangulation, which was unacknowledged until 6 months later when he was hospitalized with acute respiratory failure and required an emergency surgical tracheotomy. The foreign body was successfully removed via flexible bronchoscopy...
January 1, 2018: Asian Cardiovascular & Thoracic Annals
Haoyue Tan, Qi Huang, Antoine Paul, Wei Wang, Jingjie Li, Huan Jia
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the outcomes of rigid endoscope-assisted orotracheal intubation (REI) in neonates and young infants with difficult airway conditions as an alternative intubation technique when more specific airway instruments are not available in most developing countries, and to evaluate the safety and advantages of this method. METHODS: Neonatal and young infantile patients undergoing vallecular cyst surgery with a Cormack-Lehane Grade 3 or 4 glottic view between June 2013 and June 2015 were studied...
July 2018: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
C A Simões, M R Tavares, N M M Andrade, T M Uehara, R A Dedivitis, C R Cernea
Riedel's thyroiditis (RT) represents one type of IgG4-related thyroid disease (IgG4RTD) and the diagnosis involves quantitative immunohistochemistry showing dense lymphoplasmacellular inflammatory infiltrate consisting of IgG4-positive plasma cells with storiform fibrosis and obliterative phlebitis. We report a case of RT with progressive enlargement of the anterior neck, severe dysphagia, odynophagia, and dyspnea. The patient underwent surgical decompression of the airway, protection tracheotomy, and gastrostomy for nutritional intake 6 months after first symptoms...
2018: Case Reports in Endocrinology
Katherine Hanlon, R Paul Boesch, Ian Jacobs
Subglottic stenosis refers to narrowing of the airway diameter below the vocal folds and may be congenital or acquired. Typical signs and symptoms range from recurrent croup and exertional stridor to complete airflow obstruction requiring tracheotomy. Management of moderate and severe subglottic stenosis often requires intricate surgical techniques. To optimize the success of these surgeries, a thorough assessment of the child's airway, lungs, reflux, and swallow needs to be evaluated. In order to provide concerted and coordinated care between typically otolaryngology (ENT), pulmonary, gastroenterology (GI), speech, swallow and language pathologists (SLP), "aerodigestive" teams have been developed and increasing in prevalence at children's medical hospitals...
April 2018: Current Problems in Pediatric and Adolescent Health Care
X Y Ge, L F Liu, C Lu, A B Zhang, Z X Wang
Objective: The aim of this study is to discuss the clinical presentation, imaging examination and treatment of neck abscess and mediastinal abscess following esophageal perforation induced by esophageal foreign body. Method: Six patients all underwent lateral neck incision and drainage of neck abscess. Simultaneously, mediastinal abscess drainage was performed in 3 cases with mediastinal abscess. Result: All 6 patients were cured. The median time of extraction of gastric tube was 11 days (7-30 days). All patients were not treated with tracheotomy...
February 2018: Journal of Clinical Otorhinolaryngology, Head, and Neck Surgery
Y Y Zhang, Y H Liu, K L Wu, J Wu, Y Zhao, C Y Yao, Q Yang, Y Wang, L Zhang
Objective: To evaluated the clinical anatomy of the inferior thyroid arteries and veins and the safety of clinical application of the modified tracheotomy. Method: Sixty patients who need partial resection or full resection of thyroid cancer and 50 patients with laryngeal or hypopharyngeal cancer required tracheotomy were enrolled in this study. The distribution of the inferior thyroid arteries and veins closely related to tracheotomy is further dissected. The inverted "U" type of tracheal flap tracheotomy was further improved based on anatomical findings...
December 5, 2017: Journal of Clinical Otorhinolaryngology, Head, and Neck Surgery
Q Cai, Y H Liu, K L Wu, J Wu, Y Zhao, C Y Yao
Objective: To investigate the effect of preoperative airway treatment and postoperative asphyxiation preventive measures in patients with tumors invasion in the cervical tracheal. Method: The clinical date of 35 patients with different degree of tumors invasion in the cervical tracheal were analyzed retrospectively. Anesthesia including normal endotracheal intubation anesthesia, awake intubation anesthesia with visual laryngoscope assisted after topical anesthesia, intubation anesthesia with preoperative tracheotomy, intubation anesthesia after transection of trachea and anesthesia with extracoporeal circulation was selected according to the patient's situation such as whether exist forced position, or the extent of dyspnea, or the range of recurrent tumor...
December 5, 2017: Journal of Clinical Otorhinolaryngology, Head, and Neck Surgery
Y B Dong, L F Liu, L Y Xue, C Lu
Patient presented as a 74-year-old male complaining of hoarseness. Electronic laryngoscope showed a neoplasm whose size was about 1.0 cm×0.5 cm×0.5 cm at anterior commissure. A surgery was conducted to excise the neoplasm en bloc. The histopathological and immunohistochemistry examination suggested inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor. A month later, the patient presented with dyspnea and blood-stained sputum. CT scan of neck showed an occupation lesions under glottis. A tracheotomy and a CO₂ laser surgery was conducted due to patient's will...
August 5, 2017: Journal of Clinical Otorhinolaryngology, Head, and Neck Surgery
S F Xiao, X Zhao, J B Zhang, H Shen, E M Zhao
Objective: To evaluate the feasibility and effectiveness of coblation assisted transoral surgery for the treatment of oral and oropharyngeal malignancy. Method: 19 patients who suffered from oral or oropharyngeal malignant tumors underwent coblation assisted transoral surgery from August 2008 to August 2017 were studied. According to the tumor sites and pathological results, there were four oral squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) (two tongue carcinoma and two mouth floor carcinoma), eleven oropharygneal SCC (five tonsillar carcinoma, four soft palate carcinoma, one tongue base cartinama and one multiple carcinoma invading both soft palatine and hypopharynx), and four lymphatic and hematopoietic malignancies (three tonsillar tumors and one tumor invading both tonsil and tongue base)...
November 20, 2017: Journal of Clinical Otorhinolaryngology, Head, and Neck Surgery
Djamil Semdaie, Fabienne Haroun, Odile Casiraghi, François Bidault, Stéphane Temam, François Janot, Philippe Gorphe
PURPOSE: Retrospective studies have shown that tracheotomy prior to total laryngectomy (TL) is associated with decreased survival. We sought to investigate whether this is due to higher local invasiveness associated with obstructive disease or whether it is the result of tracheotomy itself. METHODS: We reviewed patients with a T4a (AJCC 7th edition) laryngeal squamous-cell carcinoma treated with a primary TL followed by adjuvant radiotherapy between 2001 and 2013...
May 18, 2018: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
X Zhai, J L Zhang, J C He, G Liu
Objective: The aim of this study is to analyze the safety of a large number cases of percutaneous dilatation tracheostomy. Method: Retrospective analyzed the clinical data of PDT (1 200 cases) and TT (326 cases) patients which were recruited. The postoperative complications were analyzed statistically. PDT and TT randomized controlled trials (PDT and TT) were conducted with 80 cases in each group. The intraoperative conditions (including operative time, intraoperative bleeding volume and incision size) and postoperative complications in the two groups were statistically analyzed...
February 2018: Journal of Clinical Otorhinolaryngology, Head, and Neck Surgery
Stephen Clum, Mark Rumbak
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May 15, 2018: Minerva Anestesiologica
Konstantin Zhigalov, Ahmed Mashhour, Marcin Szczechowicz, Sabreen Mkalaluh, Sergei Karagezian, Irakli Gogia, Maxim Isaev, Bakitbek K Kadyraliev, Jerry Easo, Juergen Ennker, Harald C Eichstaedt, Alexander Weymann
We present a comparison between three left ventricular assist devices (LVADs): HeartWare (HVAD) (HeartWare International Inc., Framingham, MA, USA), HeartMate II (HMII) and HeartMate III (HMIII) (Thoratec Corp., Pleasanton, CA, USA). To our knowledge, no study to date has aimed at placing these three devices in juxtaposition. Between June 2007 and June 2017, 108 consecutive patients received HMII, n = 77 (71.3%), HVAD, n = 14 (13%), or HM III, n = 17 (15.7%), for end-stage heart failure. Mean age was 63...
May 17, 2018: Artificial Organs
M Y Sun, H J Wu
A 55-year old middle-aged male presented swelling lymph nodes in neck and mass in left tongue for three mouths. Physical examination shows a size 5 cm×5 cm mass in tongue and went over the midline. The mandibular lymph nodes were touched with moderate tenderness and little mobility in bilateral. The laboratory results, function of the kidney and heart liver, nasopharyngeal fiber area were basically normal. The result of CT and MRI shows the mass reached the lingual muscle layer and several suspected metastatic lymph nodes in neck...
May 20, 2017: Journal of Clinical Otorhinolaryngology, Head, and Neck Surgery
Yumei Cheng, Zhou Yang, Feng Shen, Bo Liu, Yahui Wang, Yanqi Wu, Ling Yao, Yuqing Liu
OBJECTIVE: To compare the lung protection roles of intraperitoneal pre-injection with penehyclidine for two kinds of rat models with pulmonary and extrapulmonary acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDSp and ARDSexp). METHODS: Forty healthy adult Sprague-Dawley (SD) rats were randomly divided into five groups (each n = 8): the rats in sham group received only tracheotomy; the ARDS rat models were reproduced by intratracheal inhalation of 0.1 mol/L hydrochloric acid (HCl) 2 mL/kg to simulate ARDSexp (HCl group) and 0...
May 2018: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
Taner Yılmaz
PURPOSE: Endoscopic partial arytenoidectomy (EPA) is one of the static operations for treatment of bilateral vocal fold paralysis (BVFP). Improvement in airway may cause voice loss and aspiration. The author reports his experience on EPA using medially based mucosal flap to enlarge posterior glottis without removing any part of membranous vocal fold. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Sixty-four consecutive patients with BVFP underwent EPA. Pre- and postoperative evaluations included Voice Handicap Index-30, aerodynamic and acoustic analysis, flow volume loops, perceptual evaluation of pre- and postoperative voice using grade, roughness, breathiness, asthenia, strain (GRBAS) scale, speech intensity, breathing ability evaluation, and functional outcome swallowing scale...
May 10, 2018: Journal of Voice: Official Journal of the Voice Foundation
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