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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29078703/bipolar-radiofrequency-ablation-coblation-of-external-auditory-canal-lymphatic-malformation-and-other-soft-stenoses
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Alex Gu, Nancy M Bauman
INTRODUCTION: Soft tissue occlusion of the external auditory canal (EAC) can cause intense pruritis, recurrent foul smelling otorrhea, recurrent otitis externa, and conductive hearing loss. Occlusion of the EAC can be challenging to treat as the area is prone to circumferential scarring. METHODS: We describe the novel use of serial bipolar radiofrequency ablation (coblation) to treat 3 children with complete EAC occlusion from congenital and acquired conditions including lymphedema (1), microcystic lymphatic malformation (1), and venolymphatic malformation (1)...
December 2017: Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28980598/-differential-diagnostics-and-the-treatment-strategy-for-the-management-of-the-nasopharyngeal-cystic-lesions
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G Yu Tsarapkin, A S Tovmasyan, S G Arzamazov, A E Kishinevskii
The nasopharyngeal cystic lesions are quite common (affecting up to 14% of the general population) even though the majority of the cases are asymptomatic. Sometimes this condition is associated with the obstruction of nasal breathing, runny nose, hearing impairment, and other non-specific clinical manifestations. The endoscopic examination of the nasal cavity allows the preliminary clinical diagnosis to be established, however, MRI and CT visualization are necessary for more reliable differential diagnostics of this pathology and adequate planning of its treatment...
2017: Vestnik Otorinolaringologii
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931196/endoscopy-assisted-coblation-for-nasopharyngeal-stenosis-a-report-of-2-cases
#3
Omer Karakoc, Bahtiyar Polat, M Timur Akcam, Mustafa Gerek
Acquired nasopharyngeal stenosis, the standard treatments for which carry a high risk of restenosis, is an uncommon complication of both velopharyngeal surgery and radiotherapy to the nasopharynx. We present the cases of 2 men, aged 41 and 52 years, who underwent surgical treatment for nasopharyngeal stenosis with endoscopy-assisted Coblation. The two surgeries lasted 23 and 18 minutes, respectively. Neither patient experienced any surgical complication, and a nasopharyngeal stent was not needed in either case...
September 2017: Ear, Nose, & Throat Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913312/the-efficacy-of-coblator-in-turbinoplasty
#4
Keun-Cheol Lee, Jeong-Min Cho, Seok-Kwun Kim, Kwang-Ryeol Lim, Sang-Yun Lee, Su-Seong Park
BACKGROUND: Turbinate hypertrophy is one of the common causes of chronic nasal obstruction. In principle, therapeutic guidelines recommend medical treatment. Failure to treat turbinate thickening despite drug therapy may indicate the need for surgery. The main aim of this study was to determine the effect of radiofrequency surgery, among various other surgical procedures, on people with both nasal septal deviation and turbinate hypertrophy. METHODS: Among people with nasal deviation who visited the subject hospital between July 2008 to July 2014, 21 people with nasal septal deviation and severe turbinate hypertrophy before their surgery had undergone septoplasty with turbinoplasty using radiofrequency combined with septoplasty...
June 2017: Arch Craniofac Surg
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28892586/introducing-the-new-coblation-%C3%A2-turbinator-%C3%A2-turbinate-reduction-wand-our-initial-experience-of-twenty-two-patients-requiring-surgery-for-nasal-obstruction
#5
Grace C Khong, Lepa Lazarova, Amanda Bartolo, Samuel C Leong
Coblation(™) Turbinator(™) is a coblation wand designed specifically for turbinate reduction surgery. We present an audit of 22 patients evaluating the clinical outcome of septoturbinoplasty for nasal obstruction caused by inferior turbinate hypertrophy using the Coblation(™) Turbinator(™) wand and comparing it to a similar-sized cohort who had microdebrider turbinoplasty. Primary clinical outcome was evaluated using the Nasal Obstruction Symptom Evaluation (NOSE) scale and the peak nasal inspiratory flow rate measurement and secondary outcome measures were days of admission or readmission rates and episodes of bleeding...
September 11, 2017: Clinical Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28828761/coblation-versus-other-surgical-techniques-for-tonsillectomy
#6
REVIEW
Melissa Pynnonen, Jennifer V Brinkmeier, Marc C Thorne, Lee Yee Chong, Martin J Burton
BACKGROUND: Tonsillectomy is a very common operation and is performed using various surgical methods. Coblation is a popular method because it purportedly causes less pain than other surgical methods. However, the superiority of coblation is unproven. OBJECTIVES: To compare the effects of coblation tonsillectomy for chronic tonsillitis or tonsillar hypertrophy with other surgical techniques, both hot and cold, on intraoperative morbidity, postoperative morbidity and procedural cost...
August 22, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822412/-feasibility-of-single-staged-han-uvulopalatopharyngoplasty-with-septoplasty-in-adults-with-obstructive-sleep-apnea-hypopnea-syndrome
#7
S G Xiu, D D Yu, Y M Wang, S D Gao
Objective: To explore the feasibility and therapeutic effect of single-staged Han-uvulopalatopharyngoplasty with septoplasty in adults with obstructive sleep apnea-hypopnea syndrome. Methods: Ninety six cases with OSAHS were diagnosed by polysomnography, and they all had retropalatal obstruction and deviation of nasal septum. Patients were divided into study group(48 cases) and control group(48 cases) randomly. Cases in study group were simultaneously treated with Han-uvulopalatopharyngoplasty and septoplasty, while cases in control group were only treated with Han-uvulopalatopharyngoplasty...
August 7, 2017: Zhonghua Er Bi Yan Hou Tou Jing Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802392/utilization-and-trends-in-surgical-instrument-use-in-pediatric-adenotonsillectomy
#8
David L Walner, Christopher Mularczyk, Auddie Sweis
OBJECTIVE: Examine trends in surgical instrument usage for pediatric adenotonsillectomy. METHODS: An online survey asking questions about current and previous surgical instrument use was created by the authors and distributed to 517 members of the American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology in October 2015. The survey was designed to assess trends in the use of surgical instruments in pediatric adenotonsillectomy by comparing the results of our 2015 survey to data from a previously published 2005 study...
September 2017: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800204/comparison-of-robotic-and-coblation-tongue-base-resection-for-obstructive-sleep-apnoea
#9
C S Hwang, J W Kim, J W Kim, E J Lee, C-H Kim, J-H Yoon, H-J Cho
OBJECTIVES: To compare the efficacy and safety of transoral robotic surgery (TORS) with endoscope-guided coblation tongue base resection. DESIGN: Retrospective case-control study. SETTING: University-based tertiary care medical center. PARTICIPANTS: Patients with obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) who underwent endoscope-guided tongue base coblation resection or transoral robotic surgery (TORS) in combination with lateral pharyngoplasty at a single institution in South Korea between April 2013 and December 2016 were investigated...
August 11, 2017: Clinical Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719712/post-tonsillectomy-hemorrhage-rates-in-children-compared-by-surgical-technique
#10
Nicole M Reusser, Robert W Bender, Nikhil A Agrawal, James T Albright, Newton O Duncan, Joseph L Edmonds
Despite the sheer number of pediatric tonsillectomies performed in the United States annually, there is no clear consensus as to which surgical technique is superior. One way to compare surgical techniques is to study the morbidity associated with each. We report postoperative hemorrhage rates, one of the frequently encountered major adverse events, as part of a retrospective chart review across four different surgical techniques. These surgeries involved either (1) Coblation, (2) Co-blation with partial suture closure of the tonsillar fossa, (3) diathermy, or (4) partial intracapsular tonsillectomy (PIT)...
July 2017: Ear, Nose, & Throat Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28669256/pediatric-coblation-total-tonsillectomy-intracapsular-or-extracapsular
#11
Ying-Xia Lu, Qing-Long Gu, Zhan Wang, Bing Zhang, Chang Liu, Jie-Qiong Liang
OBJECTIVES: To compare the results of coblation intracapsular total tonsillectomy (CITT) with those of conventional coblation extracapsular total tonsillectomy (CETT) in the treatment of tonsillar hypertrophy in children with regards to efficacy and complications. METHODS: Ninety children with adenotonsillar hyperplasia underwent tonsillectomy ± adenoidectomy (48 CITT and 42 CETT). Intraoperative situation was observed and recorded. Patients were reexamined regarding recovery condition and tonsil regrowth, and were followed for at least one year...
July 2, 2017: Acta Oto-laryngologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639039/a-novel-endoscopic-surgery-for-dysphagia-after-stroke
#12
Jian Wang, Wuyi Li, Yongjin Li, Xiaofeng Jin, Yanyan Niu, Xu Tian, Hong Huo
BACKGROUND: Dysphagia is a common complication in stroke patients, which severely affects quality of life. This study aimed to evaluate the effectiveness and safety of temperature-controlled plasma radiofrequency (coblation)-assisted endoscopic cricopharyngeal myotomy (CAECPM) for the treatment sustained (>6 months) dysphagia in stroke patients. METHODS: This retrospective case-control study included a total of 24 stroke patients with sustained dysphagia, who were either treated with transcervical cricopharyngeal myotomy (CPM) (n = 16) or CAECPM (n = 12)...
June 21, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607888/postoperative-pain-in-adult-tonsillectomy-is-there-any-difference-between-the-technique
#13
Itziar Álvarez Palacios, Ricardo González-Orús Álvarez-Morujo, Cristina Alonso Martínez, Alejandra Ayala Mejías, Oscar Arenas Brítez
Tonsillectomy is one of the most common surgical procedures performed worldwide. Several techniques have been developed to reduce morbidity and enhance recovery after tonsillectomy. Our study was designed to compare post-operative pain with three different techniques: cold dissection (CD), monopolar-bipolar dissection (MBD) and coblation dissection (CBD). 103 adults were scheduled for elective tonsillectomy from September 2014 to December 2015, and were randomized to CD, MBD and CBD. Post-operative pain was assessed using visual analogue scale (VAS) and Lattinen Test (LT)...
June 2017: Indian Journal of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28576518/refractory-sleep-disordered-breathing-due-to-unilateral-lingual-tonsillar-hypertrophy-in-a-child-with-proteus-syndrome
#14
Courtni R Salinas, Brian A Nuyen, Aria Jafari, Javan Nation
Proteus Syndrome (PS) is a rare congenital overgrowth disease affecting bones, skin, adipose and the central nervous system. The result is asymmetric, disfiguring hypertrophy which can manifest as craniofacial dysmorphia and aerodigestive tract abnormalities. We report the case of obstructive lingual tonsillar hypertrophy resulting in residual sleep disordered breathing after adenotonsillectomy in a child with PS, a previously unrecognized manifestation of the disease. Endoscopic treatment with coblation effectively and safely treated the obstructive symptoms...
April 2017: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28558450/-transoral-coblation-assisted-endoscopic-minimally-invasive-surgery-for-superficial-tongue-base-tumours
#15
W Y Li, H Huo, D H Yang, J H Liu, J Wang, X F Jin, Y Y Niu
Objective: To introduce the method of transoral coblation-assisted endoscopic minimally invasive surgery for superficial tongue base tumour. Methods: A total of 15 patients treated with transoral coblation-assisted endoscopic minimally invasive surgery from Mar. 2006 to Aug. 2016 were retrospectively reviewed. There were 9 patients with malignant tumors, 6 patients with benign neoplasms. Adjuvant postoperative radiation therapy was applied in three cases of squamous cell carcinoma, neck was performed in four cases of cancer...
May 7, 2017: Zhonghua Er Bi Yan Hou Tou Jing Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28558449/-transoral-radiofrequency-coblation-surgery-for-the-treatment-of-hypopharyngeal-carcinoma
#16
S F Xiao, W Y Li, J B Zhang, J Wang, J X Jia, D H Yang, X Zhao, H Huo, H Shen
Objective: To explore the feasibility and effectiveness of transoral surgery (TOS) for the treatment of hypopharyngeal carcinoma by means of the radiofrequency coblation(RFC). Methods: Twenty-two patients with hypopharyngeal carcinoma who were treated with TOS using RFC during the years of 2010-2016 were enrolled. Among these patients, 15 suffered from pyriform sinus carcinoma, 4 suffered from postcricoid carcinoma, and 3 suffered from posterior hypopharyngeal wall carcinoma. According to the AJCC 2002 guideline, the tumor stages were T1N0M0 for 3 patients, T2N0M0 for 9 patients, T1N1M0 for 1 patient, T1N2M0 for 1 patient, T2N1M0 for 4 patients, and T2N2M0 for 4 patients respectively...
May 7, 2017: Zhonghua Er Bi Yan Hou Tou Jing Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28555536/laryngeal-amyloidosis-diagnosis-pathophysiology-and-management
#17
N M Phillips, E Matthews, C Altmann, J Agnew, H Burns
BACKGROUND: Laryngeal amyloidosis represents approximately 1 per cent of all benign laryngeal lesions, and can cause variable symptoms depending on anatomical location and size. Treatment ranges from observation through to endoscopic microsurgery, laser excision and laryngectomy. OBJECTIVES: To highlight the diversity of presentations, increase awareness of paediatric amyloidosis and update the reader on current management. CASE SERIES: Five cases are illustrated...
July 2017: Journal of Laryngology and Otology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490409/endoscopic-guided-coblation-treatment-of-nasal-telangiectasias-in-hereditary-hemorrhagic-telangiectasia-how-i-do-it
#18
David M Poetker
INTRODUCTION: Hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia (HHT) is an autosomal dominant disease that leads to frequent epistaxis. It can have a significant impact on quality of life. Many reports exist regarding various therapies to address the epistaxis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We presented our technique for addressing the epistaxis associated with HHT. RESULTS: Patients are treated in the operating room while they are under general anesthesia...
May 1, 2017: American Journal of Rhinology & Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417665/can-intracapsular-tonsillectomy-be-an-alternative-to-classical-tonsillectomy-a-meta-analysis
#19
COMPARATIVE STUDY
Jong Seung Kim, Sam Hyun Kwon, Eun Jung Lee, Yong Joo Yoon
Objective Tonsillectomy is the most common operation performed in the otolaryngologic fields. Efforts have been made to reduce postoperative complications, and one of these is intracapsular tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy (ICTA), which leaves the tonsillar tissue with tonsillar capsule. This study aimed to evaluate intracapsular tonsillectomy compared with classical extracapsular tonsillectomy in terms of efficacy of the technique for managing obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and reducing postoperative complications...
August 2017: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390614/coblation-of-suprastomal-granulomas-in-tracheostomy-dependent-children
#20
C Scott Brown, Marisa A Ryan, Vaibhav H Ramprasad, Anatoli F Karas, Eileen M Raynor
OBJECTIVE: Suprastomal granulomas pose a persistent challenge for tracheostomy-dependent children. They can limit phonation, cause difficulty with tracheostomy tube changes and prevent decannulation. We describe the use of the coblator for radiofrequency plasma ablation of suprastomal granulomas in five consecutive children from September 2012 to January 2016. METHOD: Retrospective case series at a tertiary medical center. RESULTS: The suprastomal granuloma could be removed with the coblator in all 5 cases...
May 2017: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
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