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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920642/recurrent-complete-pharyngo-oesophageal-stricture-treated-by-multidisciplinary-anterograde-retrograde-endoscopic-dilation
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Paulo Castro Soares, Salim Bouayed, Pavel Dulguerov, Jean-Louis Frossard
Complete pharyngo-oesophageal stricture (PES) after radiotherapy for head and neck cancer is a relatively rare and difficult complication to manage. Historically this condition has been treated surgically, but endoscopic approaches are now available. We present a 61-year-old man with an epidermoid carcinoma of the supraglottic stage and a micro-invasive epidermoid carcinoma of the oropharynx treated surgically and subsequently by adjuvant radiotherapy. Eight months after the end of the radiotherapy, a complete PES was diagnosed and treated with a combined anterograde-retrograde endoscopic dilation (CARD)...
September 2016: Case Reports in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919594/clinical-audit-and-national-survey-on-the-assessment-of-collateral-circulation-before-radial-forearm-free-flap-harvest
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Anwer Abdullakutty, Mandeep S Bajwa, Sonum Patel, Jacob D'Souza
Controversy exists regarding the use of Duplex Ultrasound (DUS) in addition to the Modified Allen's Test (MAT) for the assessment of collateral circulation prior to elevation of the Radial Forearm Free Flap (RFFF). A survey amongst members of BAOMS Head & Neck Oncology Subspecialty Interest Group and a completed local audit was undertaken to assess the need for DUS. Data for the initial audit was collected retrospectively between 2010 and 2013. Both MAT and DUS was performed routinely during this period. The results of the survey and initial audit led to a change in practice and DUS was no longer requested...
November 2, 2016: Journal of Cranio-maxillo-facial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917662/validating-a-benchmarking-tool-for-audit-of-early-outcomes-after-operations-for-head-and-neck-cancer
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D Tighe, I Sassoon, M McGurk
INTRODUCTION In 2013 all UK surgical specialties, with the exception of head and neck surgery, published outcome data adjusted for case mix for indicator operations. This paper reports a pilot study to validate a previously published risk adjustment score on patients from separate UK cancer centres. METHODS A case note audit was performed of 1,075 patients undergoing 1,218 operations for head and neck squamous cell carcinoma under general anaesthesia in 4 surgical centres. A logistic regression equation predicting for all complications, previously validated internally at sites A-C, was tested on a fourth external validation sample (site D, 172 operations) using receiver operating characteristic curves, Hosmer-Lemeshow goodness of fit analysis and Brier scores...
December 5, 2016: Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916399/fat-grafting-is-a-feasible-technique-for-the-sequelae-of-head-and-neck-cancer-treatment
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J Gutiérrez Santamaría, J Masiá Gridilla, J Pamias Romero, J Giralt López-de-Sagredo, M S Bescós Atín
OBJECTIVE: The fatty tissue regenerative properties have already been used to correct secondary scars (mastectomy, HIV lipodystrophy), resulting in improved elasticity and tissue quality. However there has been limited experience in treating the sequela of head and neck cancer treatment using fat tissue grafting. The objective of this study was to perform a preliminary evaluation of the injection of autologous fat (IAF) technique, for the sequelae treatment in head and neck cancer patients...
November 1, 2016: Journal of Cranio-maxillo-facial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913177/effect-of-trunnion-roughness-and-length-on-the-modular-taper-junction-strength-under-typical-intraoperative-assembly-forces
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S Y Jauch-Matt, A W Miles, H S Gill
Modular hip implants are at risk of fretting-induced postoperative complications most likely initiated by micromotion between adjacent implant components. A stable fixation between ball head and stem-neck taper is critical to avoid excessive interface motions. Therefore, the aim of this study was to identify the effect of trunnion roughness and length on the modular taper strength under typical intraoperative assembly forces. Custom-made Titanium trunnions (standard/mini taper, smooth/grooved surface finish) were assembled with modular Cobalt-chromium heads by impaction with peak forces ranging from 2kN to 6kN...
November 29, 2016: Medical Engineering & Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906105/pancreatic-metastases-from-ocular-malignant-melanoma-the-use-of-endoscopic-ultrasound-guided-fine-needle-aspiration-to-establish-a-definitive-cytologic-diagnosis-a-case-report
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Diogo Turiani Hourneaux De Moura, Danielle Azevedo Chacon, Ryan Tanigawa, Martin Coronel, Spencer Cheng, Éverson L A Artifon, José Jukemura, Eduardo Guimarães Hourneaux De Moura
BACKGROUND: When encountering solid pancreatic lesions, nonpancreatic primary metastases are rare and differentiating a metastasis from a primary neoplastic lesion is challenging. The clinical presentation and radiologic features can be similar and the possibility of a pancreatic metastasis should be considered when the patient refers to a history of a different primary cancer. Endoscopic ultrasound offers a key anatomical advantage in accessing the pancreas and endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration has become the gold standard method for diagnosing pancreatic lesions...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904002/diffuse-mesangial-sclerosis-in-a-child-with-dyskeratosis-congenita-leading-to-end-stage-renal-disease
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Abidi Kamel, Taha Sayari, Manel Jellouli, Yousra Hammi, Rim Ghoucha Louzir, Tahar Gargah
Dyskeratosis congenita (DC) is a very rare inherited disorder. It is caused by dysfunction of telomere maintenance. It involves RNA telomerase components relevant to various mutations leading to a classic triad of physical findings consisting of nail dystrophy of the hands and feet, mucosal leukoplakia, and reticular pigmentation of the skin, most commonly on the head, neck, and trunk. Bone marrow failure along with pulmonary complications and malignancies are all common causes of premature death in patients with DC as well as other abnormalities...
November 2016: Iranian Journal of Kidney Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27901642/a-generic-rna-pulsed-dc-based-approach-for-developing-therapeutic-intervention-against-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma
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Rajeev K Tyagi, Rajesh Parmar, Naisargee Patel
The recurrent nasopharyngeal carcinoma of head-and-neck cancers pathology showed unique symptoms and clinical characteristics. The complexity of pathology poses challenges for developing therapeutic interventional approaches against nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC). The conventional treatment regimens offer limited local control and survival, which, leads to adverse delayed complications. Our study present a generic monocyte derived dendritic cell (MoDC) vaccine strategy for NPC in which RNA is used as a source of tumor-associated antigens (TAAgs)...
November 30, 2016: Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898195/cost-effectiveness-of-microsurgical-reconstruction-for-head-and-neck-defects-after-oncologic-resection
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Lin Lin Gao, Marten Basta, Suhail K Kanchwala, Joseph M Serletti, David W Low, Liza C Wu
BACKGROUND: Microvascular free tissue transfer has become the main technique used for head and neck reconstruction. We assessed the cost-effectiveness of free flap reconstruction for head and neck defects after oncologic resection for squamous cell carcinoma (SCC). METHODS: We developed a Markov model of the cost, quality of life, survival, and incremental cost-effectiveness of reconstruction with free tissue transfer compared with locoregional flaps. Health state probabilities and quality of life scores were determined from literature...
November 29, 2016: Head & Neck
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898191/reirradiation-with-intensity-modulated-radiotherapy-for-locally-recurrent-t3-to-t4-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma
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Oscar S H Chan, Henry C K Sze, Michael C H Lee, Lucy L K Chan, Amy T Y Chang, Sarah W M Lee, Wai Man Hung, Anne W M Lee, Wai Tong Ng
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to assess the efficacy and toxicities of reirradiation using intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) in patients with locally advanced recurrent nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC). METHODS: Thirty-eight patients with consecutive rT3 to rT4 NPC treated between 2005 and 2013 were retrospectively analyzed. RESULTS: The 3-year overall survival (OS), progression-free survival (PFS), and local control rate were 47...
November 29, 2016: Head & Neck
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895515/excellent-response-of-infantile-orbital-hemangioma-to-propranolol
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Fandresena A Sendrasoa, Irina M Ranaivo, Naina H Razanakoto, Malalaniaina Andrianarison, Lala S Ramarozatovo, F Rapelanoro Rabenja
Infantile hemangiomas are the most common vascular neoplasm that present in infancy, with more than half affecting the head and neck region. Periocularly, hemangiomas may be complicated by visual loss through induction of strabismal, deprivational, or anisometropic astigmatism. We report a case of a 5-year-old girl who presented with orbital hemangioma with potential risk of visual loss who had excellent response to propranolol.
2016: International Medical Case Reports Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894572/pre-expanded-brachial-artery-perforator-flap
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Yuanbo Liu, Mengqing Zang, Maolin Tang, Shan Zhu, Jianhua Zhang, Yu Zhou
The medial upper arm flap is a time-honored yet ignored technique. It may be revitalized by combining the techniques of tissue expansion and perforator flap surgery. Pre-expansion increases flap dimension, remodels flap vasculature, and reduces donor site morbidities, making the medial arm flap a more effective option for various defect reconstructions. A pre-expanded brachial artery perforator flap achieves excellent functional and aesthetic outcomes in patients with soft tissue defects on the head and neck, axilla, chest wall, and upper extremity...
January 2017: Clinics in Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893005/transforming-head-and-neck-surgeon-into-thyroid-expert-the-2016-hayes-martin-lecture
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Ashok R Shaha
With the rapid rise in the incidence of thyroid cancer, the number of thyroidectomies has increased remarkably in the last 10 years. Thyroidectomy accounts for approximately 40% of the workload in head and neck fellowship. The decision making in thyroid surgery is quite complex, especially when patients present with recurrent or advanced thyroid cancer. The complications of thyroid surgery can be very serious in relation to quality of life. Some of these complications can be avoided with meticulous surgical technique...
November 17, 2016: JAMA Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27892990/zika-virus-what-the-otolaryngologist-should-know-a-review
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Demetri Arnaoutakis, Tapan Padhya
Importance: Initially discovered in 1947, Zika virus infection received little notoriety as a tropical disease until 2015 when an outbreak of microcephaly cases was reported in Brazil. Zika is a single-stranded RNA arbovirus of the Flaviviridae family. The primary source of infection in humans stems from Aedes aegypti mosquito bites but can also occur through sexual, blood, and perinatal transmission. With expectations that 3 to 4 million people across the Americas will be infected over the next year, the World Health Organization has declared this event a Public Health Emergency of International Concern...
November 17, 2016: JAMA Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882625/review-of-high-risk-features-of-cutaneous-squamous-cell-carcinoma-and-discrepancies-between-the-american-joint-committee-on-cancer-and-nccn-clinical-practice-guidelines-in-oncology
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Samuel Lamarre Skulsky, Barry O'Sullivan, Orla McArdle, Mary Leader, Muireann Roche, Peter J Conlon, James Paul O'Neill
Cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) is a malignancy that arises from epidermal keratinocytes. Although the majority of cutaneous SCC cases are easily treated without further complication, some behave more aggressively and carry a poor prognosis. These "high-risk" cutaneous SCCs commonly originate in the head and neck and have an increased tendency toward recurrence, local invasion, and distant metastasis. Factors for high-risk cutaneous SCC include large size (>2 cm), a deeply invasive lesion (>2 mm), incomplete excision, high-grade/desmoplastic lesions, perineural invasion (PNI), lymphovascular invasion, immunosuppression, and high-risk anatomic locations...
November 24, 2016: Head & Neck
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876398/dropped-head-congenital-muscular-dystrophy-caused-by-de-novo-mutations-in-lmna
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Pakize Karaoglu, Nicolas Quizon, Matthias Pergande, Haicui Wang, Ayşe Ipek Polat, Ayca Ersen, Erdener Özer, Lena Willkomm, Semra Hiz Kurul, Raúl Heredia, Uluç Yis, Duygu Selcen, Sebahattin Çirak
BACKGROUND: Dropped head syndrome is an easily recognizable clinical presentation of Lamin A/C-related congenital muscular dystrophy. Patients usually present in the first year of life with profound neck muscle weakness, dropped head, and elevated serum creatine kinase. CASE DESCRIPTION: Two patients exhibited head drop during infancy although they were able to sit independently. Later they developed progressive axial and limb-girdle weakness. Creatine kinase levels were elevated and muscle biopsies of both patients showed severe dystrophic changes...
November 19, 2016: Brain & Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27875286/new-immunomodulatory-oral-nutrition-formula-for-use-prior-to-surgery-in-patients-with-head-and-neck-cancer-an-exploratory-study
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Samara Palma-Milla, Bricia López-Plaza, Beatriz Santamaría, Álvaro de Arriba-Sánchez, Laura M Bermejo, Carmen Gómez-Candela
BACKGROUND: The perioperative use of immunomodulatory nutrition formulas in patients with head and neck cancer reduces the number of postoperative infections and the length of hospital stay. OBJECTIVE: An exploratory, randomized, controlled, blind, clinical trial was designed to examine the effect of the preoperative consumption of a new, immunomodulatory, oral nutrition formula in patients with head and neck cancer. METHODS: Thirty-eight patients were randomized to receive either 400 mL/d of either the new immunomodulatory formula (IF) or that commonly used in clinical practice (CF) over 10 days prior to surgery...
November 10, 2016: JPEN. Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865376/free-flap-outcome-of-salvage-surgery-compared-to-primary-surgery-for-head-and-neck-defects-a-propensity-score-analysis
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Chung-Hwan Baek, Woori Park, Nayeon Choi, Seonhye Gu, Insuk Sohn, Man Ki Chung
OBJECTIVES: To compare free flap outcomes for head and neck defects between primary surgery and salvage surgery and identify factors affecting the outcomes in the two settings. METHODS: A total of 225 patients (primary group, n=56; salvage group, n=169) were retrospectively identified. The salvage group was previously treated with radiotherapy, chemoradiation, surgery, or any combination of these treatments. Clinical data were retrieved and analyzed between the two groups to compare the incidence and contributing factors of flap-related complications and flap failure...
November 2016: Oral Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27863210/surgical-treatment-of-facial-artery-pseudoaneurysm-following-blunt-trauma-report-of-a-case
#19
Ali Payami, Andre H Montazem
There are few reports of pseudoaneurysm of the facial artery in the literature and very little attention has been paid to their surgical management. Practitioners should be aware of this unusual complication of facial trauma and of the alternatives for treatment of pseudoaneurysms. Surgical resection of selective head and neck pseudoaneurysms provides a safe and effective method for the treatment of these vascular lesions.
October 24, 2016: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27862678/comparison-of-synchronous-versus-staged-surgeries-for-patients-with-synchronous-double-cancers-of-the-esophagus-and-head-and-neck
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Akira Matsumoto, Masayuki Watanabe, Shinji Mine, Koujiro Nishida, Hironobu Shigaki, Kazuyoshi Kawabata, Katsuhiko Yanaga, Takeshi Sano
Esophageal and head and neck (H&N) cancers often occur synchronously, this study aimed to clarify the benefits and disadvantages of synchronous and staged operations for double H&N/esophagus cancers. We retrospectively reviewed 43 patients with synchronous double cancer of H&N and esophagus treated between July 2005 and July 2014, of whom 33 patients underwent synchronous operation (SYN) and 10 underwent staged operations (STG). We compared the short-term outcomes between the groups. Operation time was longer, amount of blood loss was larger, and hospital stay was longer in the SYN group than in each single surgery of the STG group...
November 9, 2016: Diseases of the Esophagus: Official Journal of the International Society for Diseases of the Esophagus
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