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Mouth fistula

Erik Jarefors, Thomas Hansson
OBJECTIVE: The vascularised free fibular flap is considered to be a reliable choice for reconstruction of oromandibular defects, especially after resection of malignant tumours in the area. This study evaluates the functional outcome of this method. METHOD: From January 2001 - May 2014, 37 patients were treated at the University Hospital of Linköping using the free fibular flap. The authors present the results from 17. This study reviewed their records and used the University of Washington Quality-of-Life questionnaire (UW-QoL), the Head and Neck Performance Status Scale (PSS), and interviews to assess their outcome...
August 15, 2016: Journal of Plastic Surgery and Hand Surgery
Sara Nader Marta, Roberto Yoshio Kawakami, Claudia Almeida Prado Piccino Sgavioli, Ana Eliza Correa, Guaniara D'Árk de Oliveira El Kadre, Ricardo Sandri Carvalho
Waardenburg syndrome (WS) is an inherited autosomal dominant genetic disorder presenting variable penetrance and expressivity, with an estimated prevalence of 1:42,000. Clinical characteristics of WS include lateral displacement of the internal eye canthus, hyperplasia of the medial portion of the eyebrows, prominent and broad nasal base, congenital deafness, pigmentation of the iris and skin, and white forelock. A 24-year-old male patient, previously diagnosed with WS, was referred to the Special Needs Dental Clinic of Sacred Heart University, Bauru, Brazil...
2016: Journal of Contemporary Dental Practice
Y Marion, G Lebreton, C Brévart, T Sarcher, A Alves, E Babin
OBJECTIVES: In advanced hypopharyngeal and cervical esophageal carcinoma, the choice of reconstruction technique after total circumferential pharyngolaryngectomy (TCPL) remains controversial. We studied results of digestive tract reconstruction using gastric pull-up, concomitant or secondary to TCPL or after failure of reconstruction. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Twenty-four patients treated by gastric pull-up after TCPL for advanced hypopharyngeal or cervical esophageal carcinoma between December 1998 and January 2011 were retrospectively reviewed...
August 29, 2016: European Annals of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Diseases
E Dursun, E Savard, C Vargas, L Loison-Robert, H Cherifi, F Bdeoui, M-M Landru
OBJECTIVE: Amelogenesis imperfecta (AI) is a heterogenous genetic disorder that interferes with normal enamel formation in the absence of systemic disorders. The patients' main concerns are caries susceptibility, poor esthetics, and generalized sensitivity. There is a broad clinical spectrum, from discolorations to consequent enamel alterations. This case report describes the 15-year case study and the full-mouth rehabilitation of two siblings affected by a hypocalcified AI. Clinical Considerations: In these two patients, conservative care with stainless steel crowns and direct composite restorations was undertaken to restore function and esthetics and to reduce sensitivities in primary and mixed dentitions...
September 2, 2016: Operative Dentistry
Heping Yang, Hongwu Zhang, Haidi Chen, Shuxiong Yang, Jun Wang, Dawang Hu
OBJECTIVE: To compare the effectiveness of complex defects repair between using chimeric anterolateral thigh flap and series-wound flaps after resection of oral and maxillofacial cancer. METHODS: After resection of oral and maxillofacial cancer, defect was repaired with chimeric anterolateral thigh flap in 39 patients between January 2011 and July 2014 (chimeric anterolateral thigh flap group); and defect was repaired with series-wound flaps in 35 patients between January 2009 and December 2010 (series-wound flaps group)...
April 2016: Chinese Journal of Reparative and Reconstructive Surgery
Z Li, W Zhao, C Liu, J Liu
The aim of this study was to evaluate and report a modified tragus edge approach (MTEA) for surgical access to mid-level or low condylar fractures. The MTEA was used on 45 patients (59 sides). All of the patients were reviewed for scarring, parotid fistula, facial nerve function, occlusion, deviation, and limitation of mouth opening (MO). Forty-one patients (64 sides) with middle or low level condylar fractures who underwent surgery by retromandibular approach during the same period were selected for comparison...
September 2016: International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Wu Pingfan, Lei Zhenge, Wu Jian, Chen Linlin
Dermoid cysts in the floor of the mouth with tongue fistula are unusual lesions. This study reported a case of dermoid cyst in the floor of the mouth with tongue fistula, analyzed the causes of such formation, and discussed the appropriate diagnosis and treatment methods by reviewing relevant literature.
December 2015: Hua Xi Kou Qiang Yi Xue za Zhi, Huaxi Kouqiang Yixue Zazhi, West China Journal of Stomatology
Takayuki Suzuki, Ali Siddiqui, Linda J Taylor, Kristen Cox, Raza A Hasan, Sobia N Laique, Arun Mathew, Piotr Wrobel, Douglas G Adler
INTRODUCTION: Esophageal stents are commonly used to treat benign esophageal conditions including refractory benign esophageal strictures, anastomotic strictures, fistulae, perforations and anastomotic leaks. Data on outcomes in these settings remain limited. METHODS: We performed a retrospective multicenter study of patients who underwent fully or partially covered self-expandable stent placement for benign esophageal diseases. Esophageal stent placements were performed for the following indications: (1) benign refractory esophageal strictures, (2) surgical anastomotic strictures, (3) esophageal perforations, (4) esophageal fistulae, and (5) surgical anastomotic leaks...
May 2016: Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology
Sung Woo Park, Tae Suk Oh, Kyung S Koh
BACKGROUND: Persistent velopharyngeal insufficiency occurrence after double-opposing Z-plasty has been treated with either posterior pharyngeal flap or sphincteroplasty. Both these methods can be accompanied by mild discomfort, such as mouth breathing and hyponasal resonance, and can lead to severe complications, such as sleep apnea and upper airway compromise. The purpose of this study was to review the efficacy of repeat double-opposing Z-plasty for the management of persistent velopharyngeal insufficiency in patients who received a prior surgical intervention by double-opposing Z-plasty...
January 30, 2016: Annals of Plastic Surgery
Rahul Gupta, Manisha Saxena, Rozy Paul, Sharan Gubbi, Praveen Mathur
A blunt‑tipped red rubber catheter is used to confirm the presence of esophageal atresia in any newborn with drooling of saliva and frothing from the mouth. Failure to pass it beyond 10cms into the esophagus is considered diagnostic. We here in report an extremely rare case of broken tip of red rubber catheter lodged in the laryngopharynx of 2-day-old neonate of esophageal atresia with distal tracheoesophageal fistula. During endotracheal intubation foreign body was accidentally removed.
January 2016: Journal of Neonatal Surgery
Tateki Kubo, Ken Matsuda, Koichiro Kiya, Ko Hosokawa
OBJECTIVE: This report evaluates the behavior of anastomosed vessels and transferred flaps after anastomosed site infection in head and neck reconstruction. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Eleven free-flap cases after infection at the vascular pedicle site were included, the patency of which was observed macroscopically after re-exploration and pus drainage. Location was in the tongue (5 cases), oropharynx (3 cases), mouth floor (1 case), mandible (1 case), and hypopharynx (1 case)...
January 21, 2016: Microsurgery
Hasnain Abbas Dharamshi, Ali Abbas Mohsin Ali, Tufail Raza, Narmeen Shahid, Faizan Sheraz, Tooba Sajid, Zohair Lilani, Mustaqueem Ur Rehman, Taha Nafees
Crohn's disease is a type of chronic inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) of unknown etiology that may affect any part of the gastrointestinal tract from mouth to anus and shows extra-intestinal involvement. It characteristically shows skip lesions. This case report reported in 2014 describes a middle age Pakistani male known to have documented evidence of significant crohn's disease since past 18 years. He was diagnosed with multiple fistulas that are a rare entity of patients with crohn's disease, which is itself a rare disease in Asian countries...
November 2015: Iranian Journal of Public Health
Olanrewaju Abdurrazaq Taiwo, Adebayo Aremu Ibikunle, Ramat Oyebunmi Braimah, Musa Kallamu Suleiman
Several oral and maxillofacial surgery procedures require the simultaneous use of the oropharyngeal space by both the surgeons and the anaesthetists. This poses a lot of challenges especially in optimally securing the airway. Nasotracheal intubation or tracheostomy with their significant morbidity might even be contraindicated in these scenarios owing to several factors elucidated in the literature. Submental endotracheal intubation might be the last resort in adequately protecting the airway without interfering with the surgery...
October 2015: African Journal of Paediatric Surgery: AJPS
Shuo Li, Xiaomeng Zhang, Chunsheng Gao, Zhengde Du, Qiong Yang, Fei Liu
OBJECTIVE: To study our experiences on deep lobe tumor parotidectomy with preservation of the superficial lobe of the parotid gland. METHOD: Eleven cases of benign tumor in the deep lobe of the parotid gland were analyzed restrospectively. Tumour recurrence, Frey's syndrome, paralysis of facial nerve, salivary fistula, dry mouth and feeling around the auricular lobule were evaluated. RESULT: Numbness around the auricular lobule appeared in 2 cases and salivary fistula appeared in 1 case, transient facial paralysis in 1 case...
August 2015: Journal of Clinical Otorhinolaryngology, Head, and Neck Surgery
Jie Chen, Canhua Jiang, Ning Li, Zhengyang Gao, Lichun Chen, Xiaoshan Wu, Xinqun Chen, Xinchun Jian
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the feasibility of the bipaddled split pectoralis major myocutaneous flap for immediate reconstruction of oral mucosal defects and neck defects after resection of recurrent oral cancer. METHODS: Six patients with oral mucosal defects combined with neck defects after recurrent oral cancer resection were treated with bipaddled split pectoralis major myocutaneous flap between September 2013 and September 2014. There were 5 males and 1 female with an average age of 54...
July 2015: Chinese Journal of Reparative and Reconstructive Surgery
J K Dayashankara Rao, Neelima Gehlot, Vijay Siwach
PURPOSE: The present study was carried out to evaluate the usefulness of mini retromandibular approach on accessibility, scarring and stability in open reduction and internal fixation of sub condylar fractures. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Fifteen patients underwent open reduction and rigid fixation of middle and low subcondylar fractures, with mini-retro mandibular approach. RESULTS: No signs of infection were observed in any patient postoperatively...
December 2014: Journal of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery
Kathleen Ann Stanford
BACKGROUND: This case report details an incidental finding of a submandibular duct fistula to a patient's posterior mouth floor found on a barium swallow examination that was performed to rule out gastrological causes of substernal chest pain. The radiologist was unable to determine the cause of the filling defect at the time of the study. The patient's history revealed that a large calculus of unknown size had been passed spontaneously through the floor of the mouth, rupturing the proximal gland duct and creating the fistula...
July 2015: Radiologic Technology
Linlin Sun
Most of palatal fistula occur from poor repairation of cleft palate, leaving an abnormal channel between mouth and nose. Palatal fistula can cause a series of complications, such as voice and hearing disorder, poor oral and nasal hygiene, psychological diseases and so on. However, hard palate fistula secondary to Leukemia infection is rarely seen, it hasn't been reported yet. We report one case with hard palate fistula and nasal septum perforation after Leukemia infection.
December 2014: Journal of Clinical Otorhinolaryngology, Head, and Neck Surgery
Jingang An, Pengcheng Jia, Yi Zhang, Xi Gong, Xiaodong Han, Yang He
OBJECTIVE: We assessed the clinical results of a biodegradable plate system for the internal fixation of mandibular fractures in children, and observed the imaging features of fracture healing and bone changes around the biodegradable plates and screws during follow-up. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We enrolled 39 patients (22 male, 17 female, average age 4 years 10 months) with different mandibular fractures. We used 2.0-mm resorbable plates to repair the fractures. Postoperative follow-up ranged from 6 months to 5 years; average follow-up was 1 year 2 months...
May 2015: Journal of Cranio-maxillo-facial Surgery
Marco Barreca, Carlo Nagliati, Vigyan K Jain, Douglas E Whitelaw
BACKGROUND: Management of staple-line leak after laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG) remains controversial and matter of debate. Transforming a leak into a controlled fistula by insertion of a T-tube is a viable option. To minimize surgical dissection, and to facilitate identification of the leak site and insertion of the T-tube, we have developed a combined endoscopic-laparoscopic T-tube (ELT-t) insertion technique. METHODS: Between February 2011 and June 2014, 7 patients presented with staple-line leak and were treated with ELT-t insertion...
March 2015: Surgery for Obesity and related Diseases: Official Journal of the American Society for Bariatric Surgery
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