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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637309/anterior-cervical-pseudarthrosis-treated-with-bilateral-posterior-cervical-cages
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William Smith, Mark Gillespy, Jason Huffman, Veasna Vong, Bruce M McCormack
BACKGROUND: Pseudarthrosis after anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) causes persistent pain and related disability. Posterior revision surgery results in higher healing rates, but is more extensive compared to anterior surgery. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate minimally disruptive, tissue sparing posterior fusion via bilateral placement of posterior cages between the facet joints as an alternative treatment option. METHODS: A retrospective, multicenter, medical chart review was performed and included 25 patients with symptomatic pseudarthrosis after ACDF treated with posterior cervical cages, and in select cases, anterior revision...
June 14, 2017: Operative Neurosurgery (Hagerstown, Md.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28588817/nasopharyngeal-amyloidoma-with-osteolytic-lesions-leading-to-diagnosis-of-systemic-light-chain-amyloidosis
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Sandra Susanibar-Adaniya, Pankaj Mathur, Rodolfo Henrich Lobo, Daisy Alapat, Manoj Kumar, Christoph Heuck, Sharmilan Thanendrarajan
Amyloidomas of the head and neck region are uncommon and generally considered a benign localized form of amyloidosis. Here, we describe "the unusual case of a young man" with a nasopharyngeal mass and osteolytic lesions caused by systemic light-chain amyloidosis treated successfully with a combined surgical and chemotherapy approach.
June 2017: Clinical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28584606/giant-parapharyngeal-space-pleomorphic-adenoma-causing-acute-airway-obstruction
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Sampan S Bist, Mahima Luthra, Vinish Agrawal, Nadia Shirazi
Primary parapharyngeal space (PPS) tumors are rare, representing only 0.5% of all head and neck neoplasms. About 80% of tumors of this space are benign, and 20% are malignant. They often pose therapeutic and diagnostic problems due to variable non-specific symptoms and the complex anatomy of this space. Pleomorphic adenoma is the most common benign tumor of this space. It presents as an asymptomatic mass causing mild bulging in the soft palate or tonsillar region, or fullness near the angle of the mandible in the neck...
May 2017: Oman Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28582951/the-effects-of-physical-and-psychosocial-factors-and-ergonomic-conditions-on-the-prevalence-of-musculoskeletal-disorders-among-dentists-in-malaysia
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Mohd Firdaus Mohd Taib, Sangwoo Bahn, Myung Hwan Yun, Mohd Syukri Mohd Taib
BACKGROUND: Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) have been recognized as one of the main occupational health problems for dentists. Many studies have suggested that dentists experience work-related pain or discomfort in the neck, shoulder, and back, as well as in other parts of the body. OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to examine the relationship between specific physical and psychosocial factors and/or ergonomic conditions on MSD symptoms among dentists in Malaysia. METHODS: A group of 85 dentists was asked to complete a questionnaire to determine whether their complaints were related to physical and psychosocial factors and/or ergonomic conditions in their practices...
June 1, 2017: Work: a Journal of Prevention, Assessment, and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28579478/absolute-venomics-absolute-quantification-of-intact-venom-proteins-through-elemental-mass-spectrometry
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Francisco Calderón-Celis, Laura Cid-Barrio, Jorge Ruiz Encinar, Alfredo Sanz-Medel, Juan J Calvete
We report the application of a hybrid element and molecular MS configuration for the parallel absolute quantification of μHPLC-separated intact sulfur-containing venom proteins, via ICP triple quadrupole MS and (32)S/(34)S isotope dilution analysis, and identification by ESI-QToF-MS of the toxins of the medically important African black-necked spitting cobra, Naja nigricollis (Tanzania); New Guinea small-eyed snake, Micropechis ikaheka; and Papuan black snake, Pseudechis papuanus. The main advantage of this approach is that only one generic sulfur-containing standard is required to quantify each and all intact Cys- and/or Met-containing toxins of the venom proteome...
July 5, 2017: Journal of Proteomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28578654/progressive-resistance-training-in-head-and-neck-cancer-patients-during-concomitant-chemoradiotherapy-design-of-the-dahanca-31-randomized-trial
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Camilla K Lonkvist, Simon Lønbro, Anders Vinther, Bo Zerahn, Eva Rosenbom, Hanne Primdahl, Pernille Hojman, Julie Gehl
BACKGROUND: Head and neck cancer patients undergoing concomitant chemoradiotherapy (CCRT) frequently experience loss of muscle mass and reduced functional performance. Positive effects of exercise training are reported for many cancer types but biological mechanisms need further elucidation. This randomized study investigates whether progressive resistance training (PRT) may attenuate loss of muscle mass and functional performance. Furthermore, biochemical markers and muscle biopsies will be investigated trying to link biological mechanisms to training effects...
June 3, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28571176/juvenile-nasopharyngeal-angiofibroma-a-case-report
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Soubhagini Acharya, Choubarga Naik, Siddharth Panditray, Subha Soumya Dany
Juvenile nasopharyngeal angiofibroma is tumour almost exclusively seen in adolescent males, constituting less than 1% of all neoplasms in head and neck. They are benign and locally spreading and are highly vascular in nature and thus prove to be a surgical challenge because of its complex anatomical location. Here, we present a case report of a 18-year-old male presenting with a mass in his left nasal cavity, with recurrent epistaxis and nasal obstruction. Computed tomography imaging revealed a non-encapsulated lobulated heterogeneous mass lesion in the naso-pharynx and left posterior choana of the nasal cavity, extending to pterygopalatine and infratemporal fossa, masseter space of left side...
April 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536750/transoral-robotic-excision-of-a-lingual-thyroglossal-duct-cyst
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Stephanie Fong, John-Charles Hodge, Andrew Foreman, Suren Krishnan
Lingual thyroglossal duct cysts are a rare and potentially difficult to manage tongue base lesion. We report a case of transoral robotic surgical excision of a lingual thyroglossal duct cyst, in an adult patient. A 68-year-old man presented with a large base of tongue mass, with appearance on ultrasound and computed tomography consistent with a lingual thyroglossal duct cyst. We describe the surgical technique for transoral robotic excision of the cyst. The cyst was completely excised, and the patient had a smooth recovery...
May 23, 2017: Journal of Robotic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536213/non-surgical-treatment-of-a-relapsed-cystic-hygroma-in-an-adult
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Rafael García Carretero, Belen Rodriguez-Maya, Oscar Vazquez-Gomez
Lymphatic malformations, also known as lymphangiomas or cystic hygromas, are benign masses that typically affect newborns and infants and involve the head and neck regions. They are, however, rare in adults and even rarer in the axillary region. Although surgery is considered to be the treatment of choice, we present a rare case of a recurrent cystic hygroma 32 years after the first surgical operation. Due to the cosmetic concerns and the risks of a surgical approach, non-surgical therapy with percutaneous sclerosants was performed, with a good outcome after a 2-year follow-up period...
May 22, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532919/image-guided-lateral-mass-osteotomy-for-en-bloc-resection-of-cervical-ewing-s-sarcoma-a-technical-note
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Julian Li, Kevin Phan, Tommy Manh Tran, Ralph Mobbs, Ralph Stanford
BACKGROUND: En bloc resection of Ewing's sarcoma according to Enneking's principles is technically challenging in the cervical spine due to the proximity of important neurovascular structures, complex local anatomy and biomechanical instability of radical resection. The rarity of Ewing's sarcoma and variability of presentation justifies ongoing compilation of the surgical nuances and subtleties of en bloc resection in the cervical spine. CASE DESCRIPTION: We present a 34-year-old male with Ewing's sarcoma of the neck who underwent successful en bloc resection using a novel technique of splitting the laminae and osteomising the lateral masses using image guidance...
May 19, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530261/a-rare-case-of-embryonal-rhabdomyosarcoma-of-the-parapharyngeal-space
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G Iannella, M De Vincentiis, A Corsi, A Greco, G Magliulo
A 24-year-old man was admitted to our Otolaryngology Department following a head and neck CT scan performed for cranial trauma that showed a bulky neoformation in the right parapharyngeal space. Magnetic resonance imaging confirmed the presence of an oval formation with sharp margins and colliquative areas of necrosis involving the right parapharyngeal space. The mass was completely excised by a latero-cervical approach. Based on histological features and immunohistochemical analysis, a diagnosis of embryonal rhabdomyosarcoma of the parapharyngeal space was made...
May 22, 2017: Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28518071/nerve-sparing-mid-urethral-obstruction-nemo-in-female-small-rodents
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Martin Sidler, Karen J Aitken, Jia Xin Jiang, Darius J Bägli
Partial bladder outlet obstruction (pBOO) has a high prevalence, causes significant patient burden, and immense health care costs. The most common animal model to investigate bladder remodeling in pBOO are female rodents undergoing partial obstruction at the proximal urethra. Variability in the degree of obstruction and animal mortality are major concerns with proximal obstruction. Furthermore, dissecting around the proximal urethra and bladder neck jeopardizes bladder innervation. We developed a nerve-sparing mid-urethral obstruction (NeMO) model for pBOO avoiding the disadvantages of the traditional model...
April 25, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498291/multi-level-3d-printing-implant-for-reconstructing-cervical-spine-with-metastatic-papillary-thyroid-carcinoma
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Xiucan Li, Yiguo Wang, Yongfei Zhao, Jianheng Liu, Songhua Xiao, Keya Mao
STUDY DESIGN: A unique case report. OBJECTIVE: A three-dimensional (3D) printing technology is proposed for reconstructing multi-level cervical spine (C2-C4) after resection of metastatic papillary thyroid carcinoma in a middle-age female patient. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Papillary thyroid carcinoma is a malignant neoplasm with a relatively favorable prognosis. A metastatic lesion in multi-level cervical spine (C2-C4) destroys neurological functions and causes local instability...
May 11, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487042/recurrent-plexiform-schwannoma-involving-the-carotid-canal
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Kei Ijichi, Masahiro Muto, Ayako Masaki, Shingo Murakami
Plexiform schwannoma (PS) is a rare variety of benign nerve sheath tumor characterized by a multinodular plexiform growth pattern. PS is usually confined to the head and neck or skin. The pre-operative diagnosis of PS is difficult, and this has lead to a common misdiagnosis as a schwannoma. In addition, studies have indicated that an incomplete resection of PS often results in tumor recurrence. Here we describe a rare case of PS presented in the parapharyngeal space. Our case involved a 36-year-old man with swelling of the pharynx, who presented with a soft cervical mass...
May 6, 2017: Auris, Nasus, Larynx
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483254/teratoma-of-the-neonatal-head-and-neck-a-41-year-experience
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Jacob R Brodsky, Alexandria L Irace, Amanda Didas, Karen Watters, Judy A Estroff, Carol E Barnewolt, Antonio Perez-Atayde, Reza Rahbar
OBJECTIVE: To review our institution's experience with the presentation, evaluation, and management of teratoma of the head and neck in the neonatal population. DESIGN: Retrospective case series (November 1970 through September 2011). SETTING: Tertiary care children's hospital. PATIENTS: 14 patients (12 boys and 2 girls). INTERVENTION: Detailed review of presentation, diagnostic approaches, surgical management, and outcomes...
June 2017: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28474427/robotic-thyroidectomy-and-parathyroidectomy-an-initial-experience-with-retroauricular-approach
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Mohammed Alshehri, Hossam Eldin Mohamed, Thomas Moulthrop, Emad Kandil
BACKGROUND: New approaches for robotic-assisted thyroidectomy were recently described. The purpose of this study was to present the report of our initial experience using a retroauricular approach for thyroid and parathyroid surgeries. METHODS: This is a prospective study that was conducted under institutional review board approval and all surgeries were performed by a single surgeon at a North American academic institution. Some patients underwent an additional concomitant neck lift surgery in addition to the thyroid surgery...
May 5, 2017: Head & Neck
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28472141/prediction-of-the-severity-of-obstructive-sleep-apnea-by-anthropometric-features-via-support-vector-machine
#17
Wen-Te Liu, Hau-Tieng Wu, Jer-Nan Juang, Adam Wisniewski, Hsin-Chien Lee, Dean Wu, Yu-Lun Lo
To develop an applicable prediction for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is still a challenge in clinical practice. We apply a modern machine learning method, the support vector machine to establish a predicting model for the severity of OSA. The support vector machine was applied to build up a prediction model based on three anthropometric features (neck circumference, waist circumference, and body mass index) and age on the first database. The established model was then valided independently on the second database...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28462198/intramuscular-hemangiomas-on-the-masseter-muscle-and-orbicularis-oris-muscle-a-report-of-two-cases
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Il-Kyu Kim, Ji-Hoon Seo, Hyun-Young Cho, Dong-Hwan Lee, Jun-Min Jang, Joon Mee Kim, In Suh Park
Intramuscular hemangioma (IMH) is a rare vascular disease involving skeletal muscle, comprising only 0.8% of hemangiomas. About 10% to 15% of IMHs occur in the head and neck region, mostly involving the masseter muscle. IMH occurs mostly in childhood, but is often not found until unexpected enlargement, pain, or cosmetic asymmetry occurs in adulthood. Several non-surgical treatments including cryotherapy, sclerosant injection, and arterial ligature have been described, but complete surgical resection is the curative intervention...
April 2017: Journal of the Korean Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28456070/ponticulus-posticus-morphometric-analysis-and-its-anatomical-implications-for-occipito-cervical-fusion
#19
Myung Soo Song, Ho Jin Lee, Jong Tae Kim, Jung Hee Kim, Jae Taek Hong
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the morphometric characteristics of ponticulus posticus (PP) and determine the impact of two promising high cervical operations (posterior arch to lateral mass screw fixation (PALMSF) and occipital condyle fixation (OCF)). PATIENTS AND METHODS: We evaluated retrospective data from a total of 2628 head and neck 3-dimensional CT-angiographies (3D-CTA) that did not have bony or vascular abnormalities. The PP anomaly cases were confirmed, then we measured vertebral artery groove height (VAGH), arch to vertebral artery distance (AVD) and posterior arch height (PAH) for PALMSF...
April 3, 2017: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445191/evaluation-of-horner-syndrome-in-the-mri-era
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Ama Sadaka, Samantha L Schockman, Karl C Golnik
BACKGROUND: To identify the etiologies of adult Horner syndrome (HS) in the MRI era using a targeted evaluation approach and to assess the value and yield of targeted imaging. METHODS: A retrospective chart review was performed of 200 adult outpatients with HS, confirmed with cocaine eyedrop testing. Patients were divided into subgroups based on the presence or absence of symptoms and those who did or did not receive additional testing with hydroxyamphetamine drops...
April 25, 2017: Journal of Neuro-ophthalmology: the Official Journal of the North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society
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