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Christina Huang Wright, Dorian Kusyk, William S Rosenberg, Jennifer A Sweet
Lymphangiomatosis is a rare congenital disorder that results in multiorgan system lymphatic invasion. Symptoms due to axial skeletal involvement can range from chronic bone pain to severe deformity resulting in radiculopathy, myelopathy, and even paralysis. The authors present a case of lymphangiomatosis of the clivus, C-1, and C-2, resulting in chronic pain. The patient was successfully treated with percutaneous transoral clivoplasty and vertebroplasty, without disease progression or return of symptoms at 2 years...
October 21, 2016: Journal of Neurosurgery. Spine
Nir Hirshoren, Olivia Ruskin, Tsien Fua, Stephen Kleid, Matthew Magarey, Benjamin Dixon
BACKGROUND: Transoral robotic surgery (TORS) is now a well-validated technique for resection of head and neck cancers. Benefits include reduced patient morbidity, swallowing preservation and rationalization of adjuvant therapies. METHODS: This was a single-centre, retrospective review of 35 patients who underwent TORS of oro-, retro- and parapharyngeal tumours between March 2014 and August 2015. Outcome measures included resection margins, swallowing function and impact on post-operative radiotherapy...
October 21, 2016: ANZ Journal of Surgery
Jianhua Wang, Yang Lu, Hong Xia, Qingshui Yin
PURPOSE: To investigate a unique procedure of joined transoral and retropharyngeal high cervical approach (JTRC) without mandibulectomy for treating upper cervical neoplasm involving both C2 and C3. METHOD: A 23-year-old male patient had neoplasma involving C2 and C3 that caused pathologic fracture of C2 and bony destruction of C3. The neoplasm excision and cervical spine reconstruction were performed through JTRC approach without splitting up the mandible. In this approach, there were two surgery windows that could be applied in turns by closing or opening the mouth to gain an ideal exposure...
October 18, 2016: European Spine Journal
Shou-Wu Lee, Han-Chung Lien, Chi-Sen Chang, Teng-Yu Lee, Yen-Chun Peng, Hong-Zen Yeh
BACKGROUND: Metabolic syndrome has been highlighted as a risk factor for several gastrointestinal diseases, including gastroesophageal reflux disease and Barrett's esophagus (BE). The aim of this study was to investigate the association of metabolic syndrome with erosive esophagitis (EE) and BE. METHODS: Data were retrospectively collected from patients who visited the Medical Screening Center at Taichung Veterans General Hospital, Taichung, Taiwan from January 2006 to December 2009...
October 15, 2016: Journal of the Chinese Medical Association: JCMA
Brent A Chang, Anil Sharma, Donald W Anderson
BACKGROUND: Ectopic parathyroid adenomas can occur in numerous anatomic locations. While ectopic parathyroid adenomas can rarely occur in the pharyngeal region, this has not previously been described in the soft palate. CASE PRESENTATION: We report the first case of ectopic parathyroid adenoma within the soft palate. A 59 year old woman presented with hyperparathyroidism. She remained persistently hyperparathyroid after initial parathyroidectomy. Repeat exploration for a lesion suspicious on PET-CT for an ectopic parathyroid adenoma in the parapharyngeal region was unsuccessful in treating the hyperparathyroidism...
October 18, 2016: Journal of Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery
David Hamilton, Vinidh Paleri
Morbidity and mortality associated with increasingly radical doses of chemoradiotherapy have led many to question the current standard of care in head and neck cancer. Recently, surgeons have developed minimally invasive, transoral techniques which have demonstrated excellent survival and favourable functional outcomes. Transoral robotic surgery (TORS) is the most recent, cutting edge in the evolution of transoral techniques; TORS allows surgeons unprecedented access to and visualisation of the upper aerodigestive tract...
October 11, 2016: Surgeon: Journal of the Royal Colleges of Surgeons of Edinburgh and Ireland
Mark A D'Agostino
The standard treatment for patients with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome is positive airway pressure (PAP) therapy. However when PAP therapy fails, surgery maybe an option to alleviate the obstruction. The base of tongue plays an important role in this obstruction, and addressing the tongue base surgically can be a challenge for the head and neck surgeon. Transoral robotic surgery (TORS) using the da Vinci Surgical System provides a safe and effective way to approach and manage the base of tongue and supraglottis...
October 11, 2016: Otolaryngologic Clinics of North America
Arzu-Karaman Koç, Yakup Yegin, Mustafa Çelik, Mehmet Sar, Damlanur Sakiz, Fatma-Tülin Kayhan
INTRODUCTION: Sialadenoma papilliferum (SP) is a rare benign tumor, which originates from the minor salivary gland. It occurs at sites that have minor salivary glands, such as the palate, retromolar pads, buccal mucosa, and lips. The most common location for tumor development is on the hard palate. A differential diagnosis consists of ruling out other salivary gland tumors. Transoral robotic surgery (TORS) is a new technology used in head and neck surgery within certain centers around the world...
September 2016: Iranian Journal of Otorhinolaryngology
P D Karkos, M Stavrakas, K Markou
Transoral laser Assisted Microsurgical resection, Radiotherapy or Open partial laryngeal surgery are the management options for early glottic cancer. When endoscopic access is difficult(1-4) , radiotherapy or open surgery seems to be the other available options. The oncological safety of a Flexible Endoscopic Diode Laryngeal Laser Assisted Surgical (FEDLAS) Technique for patients with early glottic cancer and difficult laryngoscopy was tested in a preliminary pilot study. Patients with Grade three or more laryngoscopy(Cormack-Lehane classification)(5) and biopsy proven glottic cancer were included in the study...
October 11, 2016: Clinical Otolaryngology
Yuta Hagiwara, Tomohide Yoshie, Takahiro Shimizu, Hana Ogura, Takayuki Fukano, Tatsuro Takada, Toshihiro Ueda, Yasuhiro Hasegawa
Contrast-enhanced transoral carotid ultrasonography (CETOCU) is a novel examination modality that is superior to other modalities in the cases of pseudo-occlusion with severe arteriosclerotic stenosis of the distal internal carotid artery (ICA), and is also useful for noninvasively evaluating changes over time in the vessel distal to the stent following carotid artery stenting (CAS). We report a case of a patient who we evaluated with CETOCU for a pseudo-occlusive ICA before and after CAS.
October 11, 2016: Journal of Medical Ultrasonics
Jean-Marc Foletti, Luc Wajszczak, Marie Gormezano, Laurent Guyot, Narcisse Zwetyenga, Cyrille Chossegros
INTRODUCTION: Parotid gland duct lithiasis is preferentially managed using minimally-invasive techniques such as sialendoscopy and lithotripsy. However, these 2 techniques cannot remedy all obstructions and other techniques such as the Transoral Stensen's Duct Approach (TSDA) may sometimes be helpful. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A retrospective study of patients treated with TSDA was conducted to evaluate this procedure between 2006 and 2013. Criteria for inclusion were: failures for lithiases (22 patients and 28 lithiases) treated with sialendoscopy and/or lithotripsy for parotid gland duct obstruction...
August 26, 2016: Journal of Cranio-maxillo-facial Surgery
Meritxell Valls-Mateus, Alexis Ortega, José Luis Blanch, Francesc Sabater, Manuel Bernal-Sprekelsen, Isabel Vilaseca
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Previous studies showed good short-term Quality of life (QOL) after Transoral Laser Microsurgery (TLM) for laryngeal cancer. Here, we aimed to evaluate QOL after TLM in the long-term. METHODS: Prospective longitudinal study. Sixty-two consecutive disease-free patients were evaluated using UW-QOL v4 and SF-12 questionnaires, 1 and 5 years after TLM. Changes over time were assessed according to age, location, and tumor size. Long-term VHI-10 was also evaluated...
October 6, 2016: Journal of Surgical Oncology
S Lang, S Mattheis, B Kansy
In this chapter, we discuss implications of tumor site and tumor microenvironment properties of human papilloma virus (HPV)-associated cancer formation with special emphasis on the therapeutic modality of transoral robotic surgery (TORS). Over the past years, the development of robotic systems has improved, and therefore, its use in the surgical treatment of HNSCC has become a relevant treatment modality for many patients. Yet, there are limitations. Especially for endolaryngeal TORS procedures, additional technical development is mandatory, particularly with respect to visualization and manipulation...
2017: Recent Results in Cancer Research
Wojciech Golusinski
Anatomically, the oropharynx can be divided into four subsites: the soft palate, pharyngeal wall, base of tongue, and the tonsillar complex. Surgical access to these tumours is often challenging due to the anatomic localization. For this reason, such tumours were traditionally managed with open surgical techniques, usually involving a mandibulotomy, to provide better visualization and access to the oropharynx, followed by free-flap reconstruction of the oropharyngeal defect. However, the invasiveness of this approach could lead to significant morbidity, including speech, swallowing, and airway dysfunction, in addition to poor cosmetic outcomes...
2017: Recent Results in Cancer Research
Parul Sinha, Pipkorn Patrik, Wade L Thorstad, Hiram A Gay, Bruce H Haughey
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of our study is to compare oncologic and functional outcomes of p16-positive oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma (OPSCC) patients, in the presence and absence of planned radiation to the primary bed following transoral surgery (TOS), stratified by T-classification. METHODS: Retrospective cohort study of 261, T1-T4, consecutively TOS-treated OPSCC patients. RESULTS: At a median follow-up of 61months, local recurrence (LR) occurred in 6 (2...
October 2016: Oral Oncology
D C Ling, B V Chapman, J Kim, G W Choby, P Kabolizadeh, D A Clump, R L Ferris, S Kim, S Beriwal, D E Heron, U Duvvuri
OBJECTIVE: It has been postulated that treatment outcomes are similar between transoral robotic surgery (TORS) and definitive chemoradiation (CRT) for oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinomas (OPSCC). We compared oncologic and quality of life (QOL) outcomes between definitive CRT and definitive TORS. MATERIALS AND METHODS: An observational comparison study was performed on 92 patients treated with TORS±adjuvant therapy and 46 patients treated with definitive CRT between July 2005 and January 2016...
October 2016: Oral Oncology
Ron O Abrons, Ryan A Vansickle, Jean-Pierre P Ouanes
Nasotracheal intubation can be both challenging and traumatic, especially in cases of atypical anatomy. We present a series of 3 such cases in which an endotracheal tube introducer (bougie) was used to facilitate successful, atraumatic, nasotracheal intubation via Seldinger technique. The technique described can guide a nasotracheal tube through narrow nasal passages, small pharyngeal spaces, and past acute laryngeal approach angles, all without transoral manipulation of the tube. The technique is easy to perform, uses a routine skill set, and can be advantageous in numerous clinical scenarios...
November 2016: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
Shih-Wei Yang, Wei-Chieh Chao, Yun-Shien Lee, Liang-Che Chang, Tsan-Yu Hsieh, Tai-An Chen, Cheng-Ming Luo
The aim of this study is to evaluate the treatment outcome and analyze the associated factors of postoperative recurrence in patients who received transoral laser microsurgery for vocal cord leukoplakia. The demographic, histopathological data were retrospectively reviewed and the factors associated with recurrence of vocal leukoplakia after surgery were analyzed statistically. A total of 44 patients, including 36 males and 8 females, with a mean age of 50.4 ± 13.4 years, were enrolled. All the patients received excision of the vocal leukoplakia by carbon dioxide laser (2-4 Watt, ultrapulse mode) under general anesthesia...
September 29, 2016: Lasers in Medical Science
Ricardo Zorron, Manoel Passos Galvão-Neto, Josemberg Campos, Alcides José Branco, José Sampaio, Tido Junghans, Claudia Bothe, Christian Benzing, Felix Krenzien
Background: Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) is a standard therapy in bariatric surgery. Sleeve gastrectomy and gastric banding, although with good results in the literature, are showing higher rates of treatment failure to reduce obesity-associated morbidity and body weight. Other problems after bariatric may occur, as band erosion, gastroesophageal reflux disease and might be refractory to medication. Therefore, a laparoscopic conversion to a RYGB can be an effective alternative, as long as specific indications for revision are fulfilled...
2016: Arquivos Brasileiros de Cirurgia Digestiva: ABCD, Brazilian Archives of Digestive Surgery
J Lam, G Scott, D A Palma, K Fung, A V Louie
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October 1, 2016: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
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