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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28955672/treatment-of-advanced-carcinoma-of-the-larynx-and-hypopharynx-with-laser-followed-by-external-radiotherapy
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Lalee Varghese, John Mathew, Subhashini John, Anand Job
INTRODUCTION: Radical laryngeal surgeries for extensive laryngeal and hypopharyngeal tumors often require a permanent tracheostomy, which has an immense impact on the quality of life of patients. A minimally invasive technique such as transoral laser microresection (TLM) followed by radiotherapy can preserve the functions of the voice and swallowing. The aim of this study is to evaluate the role of laser debulking in the treatment of carcinoma of the larynx and hypopharynx, to evaluate the response of the tumor to subsequent radiotherapy, and also to assess the usefulness of laser in avoiding tracheostomy and functional preservation of the voice and swallowing...
September 2017: Iranian Journal of Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28873031/surgical-treatment-for-early-stage-glottic-carcinoma-with-involvement-of-the-anterior-commissure
#2
Philipp Wolber, David Schwarz, Thoralf Stange, Magdalene Ortmann, Matthias Balk, Andreas Anagiotos, Antoniu-Oreste Gostian
Objective Assessment of the value of transoral laser microsurgery (TLM) compared with open surgery (OS) for early stage squamous cell carcinoma of the glottic larynx with special regard to involvement of the anterior commissure (AC). Study Design Case series with chart review. Setting Tertiary care otolaryngology clinic. Subjects and Methods Review of clinicopathological data of all patients with previously untreated T1a, T1b, and T2 glottic squamous cell carcinoma of the larynx who were consecutively enrolled over a 10-year period (January 1, 1992, to December 31, 2002)...
September 1, 2017: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28871936/xanthoma-like-skin-changes-in-an-elderly-woman-with-a-normal-lipid-profile
#3
Piotr Nockowski, Zdzisław Woźniak, Adam Reich, Joanna Maj
Dear Editor, An 83-year-old woman developed yellow-brownish infiltrates, nodules, and tumors mimicking xanthomas, mostly involving the periorbital and chest area within three months (Figure 1). She had no abnormalities in serum cholesterol or triglycerides levels. A detailed laboratory analysis revealed the presence of mild monoclonal gammopathy with a presence of immunoglobulin G (IgG) kappa light chains; however, according to hematologist consultation, it did not require medical intervention. Imaging assessment and ultrasound examination did not show any specific involvement of internal organs...
July 2017: Acta Dermatovenerologica Croatica: ADC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28840259/treatment-outcomes-of-recurrent-respiratory-papillomatosis-retrospective-analysis-of-juvenile-and-adult-cases
#4
V-A Papaioannou, A Lux, S Voigt-Zimmermann, C Arens
BACKGROUND: Recurrent respiratory papillomatosis (RRP) is a rare, chronic disease of viral etiology which is characterized by multiple, recurrent growth of papillomas in the aerodigestive tract. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The surgical outcomes and the recurrence rates of 106 patients with RRP of the larynx were analyzed. The patients were treated at the University of Magdeburg between 1983 and 2014. The surgical outcomes of conventional and laser surgery regarding time to relapse and complications were compared...
August 24, 2017: HNO
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819810/laser-assisted-surgery-of-the-upper-aero-digestive-tract-a-clarification-of-nomenclature-a-consensus-statement-of-the-european-laryngological-society
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Marc Remacle, Christoph Arens, Mostafa Badr Eldin, Guillermo Campos, Carlos Chiesa Estomba, Pavel Dulguerov, Ivana Fiz, Anastasios Hantzakos, Jerôme Keghian, Francesco Mora, Nayla Matar, Giorgio Peretti, Cesare Piazza, Gregory N Postma, Vyas Prasad, Elisabeth Sjogren, Frederik G Dikkers
Acronyms and abbreviations are frequently used in otorhinolaryngology and other medical specialties. CO2 laser-assisted transoral surgery of the pharynx, the larynx and the upper airway is a family of commonly performed surgical procedures termed transoral laser microsurgery (TLM). The abbreviation TLM can be confusing because of alternative modes of delivery. Classification and definition of the different types of procedures, performed transorally or transnasally, are proposed by the Working Committee for Nomenclature of the European Laryngological Society, emphasizing the type of laser used and the way this laser is transmitted...
August 17, 2017: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740437/the-larynx-ruler-to-measure-height-and-profile-of-vocal-folds-a-proof-of-concept
#6
Gauthier Desuter, Benjamin Mertens, Alain Delchambre, Julie van Lith-Bijl, Peter Paul van Benthem, Elisabeth Sjögren
INTRODUCTION: Glottic leakage during phonation is a direct consequence of unilateral vocal fold (VF) paralysis. This air leakage can be in the horizontal plane and in the vertical plane. Presently, there is no easily applicable medical device allowing noninvasive, office-based measurement of the relative vertical position of the VFs. The larynx ruler (LR) is a laser-based measuring device that could meet the previously stated need, using a flexible endoscope. This study represents a proof of concept regarding the use of the LR in assessing VF relative positions in the vertical plane...
2017: Medical Devices: Evidence and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737100/laser-surgery-versus-radiotherapy-for-t1a-glottic-carcinoma-a-meta-analysis-of-oncologic-outcomes
#7
Guanjiang Huang, Mengsi Luo, Jingxuan Zhang, Hongbing Liu
OBJECTIVES: A meta-analysis was conducted to compare oncologic outcomes for patients of T1a glottic carcinoma who were treated with laser surgery (LS) or radiotherapy (RT). METHODS: All related studies published up to October 2016 were acquired by searching PubMed, EMBASE, and Cochrane were conducted by two authors, with the index words: vocal, glottis, larynx, laser, surgery, cordectomy, radiotherapy, radiation, irradiation, carcinoma, and cancer. Relative studies which compared oncologic outcomes between LS and RT were included...
November 2017: Acta Oto-laryngologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710539/-treatment-outcomes-of-recurrent-respiratory-papillomatosis-retrospective-analysis-of-juvenile-and-adult-cases-german-version
#8
V-A Papaioannou, A Lux, S Voigt-Zimmermann, C Arens
BACKGROUND: Recurrent respiratory papillomatosis (RRP) is a rare, chronic disease of viral etiology which is characterized by multiple, recurrent growth of papillomas in the aerodigestive tract. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The surgical outcomes and the recurrence rates of 106 patients with RRP of the larynx were analyzed. The patients were treated at the University of Magdeburg between 1983 and 2014. The surgical outcomes of conventional and laser surgery regarding time to relapse and complications were compared...
July 14, 2017: HNO
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28367361/transoral-laser-microsurgery-in-early-glottic-lesions
#9
REVIEW
E V Sjögren
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To give an overview of the evolvement of transoral laser microsurgery (TLM) in the treatment of early glottic carcinoma and highlight the contribution of recent literature. RECENT FINDINGS: The indications and limits of TLM have been well specified. Effects on swallowing have been well documented. Introduction of narrow-band imaging (NBI) and diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance has been shown of additional value for outcome. The first reports on transoral robotic surgery show that it may be of added value in the future...
2017: Current Otorhinolaryngology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346644/laryngoceles-concepts-of-diagnosis-and-management
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Mohammad Kamal Mobashir, Waleed M Basha, Abd ElRaof Mohamed, Mostafa Hassaan, Ahmed M Anany
A laryngocele is an abnormal dilatation of the laryngeal saccule. It is a rare benign lesion of the larynx. Various modalities of treatment have been advocated for its management. We present our treatment results and outcomes of a series of cases of laryngoceles and discuss the concepts of their management. This study included patients with different laryngocele types. Patients with an internal laryngocele underwent endoscopic CO2 laser resection, while those with a combined laryngocele underwent resection via a V-shaped lateral thyrotomy approach...
March 2017: Ear, Nose, & Throat Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28252821/transoral-laser-microsurgery-or-total-laryngectomy-for-recurrent-squamous-cell-carcinoma-of-the-larynx-retrospective-analysis-of-199-cases
#11
Bernhard G Weiss, Mattis Bertlich, Martin Canis, Friedrich Ihler
BACKGROUND: Surgical treatment options for local recurrences of laryngeal cancer can be either organ-preserving surgery or total laryngectomy. The purpose of this study was to present our evaluation of the treatment with transoral laser microsurgery (TLM) in comparison to laryngectomy. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective review of 199 consecutive patients with recurrent laryngeal cancer at 1 tertiary referral center. RESULTS: The 5-year overall survival, disease-specific survival, and local control rates were 64...
June 2017: Head & Neck
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231390/intraoperative-assessment-of-laryngeal-pathologies-with-optical-coherence-tomography-integrated-into-a-surgical-microscope
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Anna S Englhard, Tom Betz, Veronika Volgger, Eva Lankenau, Georg J Ledderose, Herbert Stepp, Christian Homann, Christian S Betz
OBJECTIVE: Endoscopic examination followed by tissue biopsy is the gold standard in the evaluation of lesions of the upper aerodigestive tract. However, it can be difficult to distinguish between healthy mucosa, dysplasia, and invasive carcinoma. Optical coherence tomography (OCT) is a non-invasive technique which acquires high-resolution, cross-sectional images of tissue in vivo. Integrated into a surgical microscope, it allows the intraoperative evaluation of lesions simultaneously with microscopic visualization...
February 23, 2017: Lasers in Surgery and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190450/transoral-laser-microsurgery-as-standard-approach-to-hypopharyngeal-cancer-survival-analysis-in-a-hospital-based-population
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Eduardo Breda, Raquel Catarino, Eurico Monteiro
OBJECTIVE: Cancer of the hypopharynx remains one of the most challenging chapters in head and neck oncology. The objective of this study is to ascertain the relevance of a transoral laser approach as a valid functional option for treatment of cancer of the hypopharynx in Portugal, and additionally, to confirm the reproducibility of survival and functional outcomes described in other reference centers. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: The outcomes of 37 out of 60 patients presenting hypopharyngeal carcinoma primarily treated by TLM (transoral laser microsurgery) and neck dissection and or adjuvant treatment when needed, with curative intention in tertiary referral center, were retrospectively evaluated and compared with published results...
February 10, 2017: Acta Otorrinolaringológica Española
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040707/stridor-secondary-to-a-subglottic-neuroendocrine-tumour
#14
D W Scholfield, J S Virk, P Stimpson
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March 1, 2017: QJM: Monthly Journal of the Association of Physicians
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028607/transoral-laser-microsurgery-for-t1b-glottic-cancer-review-of-51-cases
#15
Bernhard G Weiss, Friedrich Ihler, Yiannis Pilavakis, Hendrik A Wolff, Martin Canis, Christian Welz, Wolfgang Steiner
For the treatment of T1b glottic carcinoma, different treatment options, such as transoral laser microsurgery, open surgical techniques, and primary radiotherapy, are under discussion. In this context, the aim of the present study was to describe oncologic results and complication rates of transoral laser microsurgery in treatment of T1b glottic carcinoma. This is a retrospective unicenter chart review of patients treated at an academic tertiary referral center between 1986 and 2006. Fifty-one previously untreated T1b cases were exclusively treated by transoral laser microsurgery and included into this study, 47 were male, and 4 were female...
April 2017: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931522/effectiveness-of-fibrin-coating-in-the-management-of-web-formation-after-laryngomicrosurgery
#16
REVIEW
K Adachi, T Umezaki
PURPOSE: To explore the effectiveness of fibrin coating in reducing web formation after endoscopic management of the anterior commissure of the larynx. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Using a spray device that is generally used for laparoscopic operations, we covered the wound with fibrin glue (Bolheal®) to avoid web formation. This technique was employed in cases wherein the anterior commissure was mainly managed by laser operation; the glue was sprayed after vaporization...
January 2017: American Journal of Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27812692/radiotherapy-characteristics-and-outcomes-for-head-and-neck-carcinoma-of-unknown-primary-vs-t1-base-of-tongue-carcinoma
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
Ali Hosni, Peter R Dixon, Anupam Rishi, Michael Au, Wei Xu, Yuyao Song, Douglas B Chepeha, David P Goldstein, Shao Hui Huang, John Kim, Brian O'Sullivan, John Waldron, Scott V Bratman, John R de Almeida
Importance: Transoral robotic surgery- or transoral laser microsurgery-assisted lingual tonsillectomy may improve the identification rate of hidden base-of-tongue (BOT) carcinoma presenting as head or neck carcinoma of unknown primary (CUP) site. Objective: To evaluate the potential impact of lingual tonsillectomy in CUP site by comparing differences in radiotherapy volumes, dosimetry, and clinical outcomes for CUP site and T1-category BOT carcinoma. Design, Setting, and Participants: Retrospective study of 115 patients treated at a tertiary cancer center between January 1, 2005, and December 31, 2013, that included patients with BOT carcinoma (category T1N1-3M0) and CUP site (category T0N1-3M0) with known p16 status...
December 1, 2016: JAMA Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27764008/primary-laryngotracheal-amyloidosis-with-bilateral-vocal-cord-involvement-and-associated-bronchiectasis
#18
Charles W Lanks, Timothy L Van Natta, David W Hsia
Localized tracheobronchial amyloidosis is a rare disease that results from submucosal deposition of insoluble amyloid proteins in the large airways. Amyloidosis affecting the larynx and subglottic space typically results in unilateral, nodular vocal cord infiltration. It rarely can present with bilateral vocal cord involvement and can progress to lifethreatening respiratory failure due to upper airway obstruction. In these patients, typical treatment modalities such as CO2 laser ablation are often ineffectual...
October 2016: Journal of Bronchology & Interventional Pulmonology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27762179/laryngeal-manifestations-of-pachyonychia-congenita-a-clinical-case-and-discussion-on-management-for-the-otolaryngologist
#19
REVIEW
A M O'Kane, C P Jackson, M Mahadevan, C Barber
BACKGROUND: Pachyonychia congenita is a rare keratinising disorder, which typically presents during the first three years of life and usually affects the nails and palmoplantar surfaces. It can involve the larynx and potentially result in life-threatening airway obstruction. METHODS: A case report is presented and the findings of a literature review are reported. The review involved a PubMed search using the keywords 'pachyonychia congenita' together with 'larynx', 'laryngeal involvement', 'laryngeal obstruction', 'airway obstruction', 'hoarseness' and/or 'stridor'...
July 2017: Journal of Laryngology and Otology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27697445/diagnostic-accuracy-of-probe-based-confocal-laser-endomicroscopy-in-lugol-unstained-esophageal-superficial-lesions-of-patients-with-head-and-neck-cancer
#20
Adriana Vaz Safatle-Ribeiro, Elisa Ryoka Baba, Sheila Friedrich Faraj, Juliana Trazzi Rios, Marcelo Simas de Lima, Bruno Costa Martins, Sebastian Naschold Geiger, Caterina Pennacchi, Carla Gusman, Fábio Shiguehissa Kawaguti, Ricardo Sato Uemura, Evandro Sobroza de Melo, Ulysses Ribeiro, Fauze Maluf-Filho
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Surveillance programs of patients with head and neck cancer (HNC) detect synchronous or metachronous esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) in up to 15% of patients. Noninvasive, probe-based confocal laser endomicroscopy (pCLE) technique may improve the diagnosis allowing acquisition of high-resolution in vivo images at the cellular and microvascular levels. The aim of this study was to evaluate the accuracy of pCLE for the differential diagnosis of nonneoplastic and neoplastic Lugol-unstained esophageal lesions in patients with HNC...
September 30, 2016: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
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