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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334520/invited-commentary-evaluation-of-horner-syndrome-in-the-mri-era
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Aki Kawasaki
This Invited Commentary discusses the following article: 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...
January 11, 2018: Journal of Neuro-ophthalmology: the Official Journal of the North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333011/oral-verrucous-carcinoma-ten-year-experience-from-a-tertiary-care-hospital-in-india
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Joshua Franklyn, Rajinikanth Janakiraman, Amit J Tirkey, Cecil Thankachan, John Muthusami
Background: Verrucous carcinoma of the oral cavity (OVC) is an uncommon variant of oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC). The clinical presentation and surgical outcomes of OVC are unique; however, the management protocols for OVC are largely extrapolated from OSCC. Objectives: The aim is to study the clinical, histopathological demographics, and outcome of OVC at a tertiary care referral hospital in South India. To study the need for lymph node dissection and the role of adjuvant therapy for close resection margins...
October 2017: Indian Journal of Medical and Paediatric Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331076/submental-artery-island-flap-with-simultaneous-level-i-neck-dissection
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Antoine Eskander, Daniel Strigenz, Nolan Seim, Enver Ozer
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to illustrate the submental island flap elevation technique with simultaneous level I neck dissection followed by the inset and reconstruction of an oropharyngeal defect. METHODS: A 63-year-old patient with a T2N1M0 human papillomavirus-positive squamous cell carcinoma of the tonsil was treated with concurrent chemoradiotherapy (cisplatin + 66 Gy). A local recurrence 2.5 years after treatment was treated surgically and reconstructed with a submental island flap...
January 13, 2018: Head & Neck
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329558/quality-of-life-and-problems-associated-with-obturators-of-patients-with-maxillectomies
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Marwa Mohammed Ali, Nadia Khalifa, Mohammed Nasser Alhajj
BACKGROUND: Maxillary defects predispose patients to different undesirable effects. The aim of this study was to assess the quality of life (QoL) of patients with maxillary defects (acquired/congenital) wearing obturators. METHODS: The study comprised 30 patients aged between 16 and 78 years. Interviews were conducted to collect information pertaining to patients; sociodemographic, self-reported function of obturator using Obturator Functioning Scale (OFS), self-evaluation of general health using Visual Analogue Scale (VAS), radiotherapy treatment, salivary gland removal, reconstructive surgery, neck dissection and length of time obturators were worn...
January 5, 2018: Head & Face Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325231/accuracy-of-fdg-pet-ct-response-assessment-following-radiotherapy-alone-for-head-and-neck-squamous-cell-carcinoma-retrospective-analysis-of-45-patients
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Jwala Philip, Ekin Ermiş, Finbar Slevin, Sriram Vaidyanathan, Mehmet Sen, Andrew F Scarsbrook, Robin J D Prestwich
FDG PET-CT is an established tool for response assessment following definitive concurrent chemoradiotherapy for head and neck squamous cell carcinoma with a high negative predictive value guiding treatment decisions. Little data is available regarding the accuracy of FDG PET-CT for response assessment following definitive radiotherapy without chemotherapy. We retrospectively analysed the accuracy of FDG PET-CT for response assessment following radiotherapy alone without planned neck dissection in 45 patients...
January 11, 2018: Clinical Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29323631/endovascular-treatment-with-tirofiban-during-the-acute-stage-of-cervical-spinal-cord-infarction-due-to-vertebral-artery-dissection
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Yuanling Wu, Wenxian Li, Xiaomei Xie, Zhen Jing, Weibiao Lu, Li'an Huang
CONTEXT: Cervical spinal cord infarction is a rare and severe complication of vertebral artery dissection (VAD). We report a case of VAD in an acute stage followed by cervical spinal cord infarction that was treated using direct endovascular tirofiban infusion via digital subtraction angiography (DSA) monitoring. FINDINGS: A 48-year-old man presented with vertigo, neck pain, numbness and weakness in four limbs with subsequent cardiac and respiratory arrest. Neurological examination revealed hypoesthesia below the neck with grade one myodynamia on the right side of the limbs and zero on the left side...
January 11, 2018: Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322019/to-identify-or-not-to-identify-parathyroid-glands-during-total-thyroidectomy
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REVIEW
Yuk Kwan Chang, Brian H H Lang
Hypoparathyroidism is one of the most common complications after total thyroidectomy and may impose a significant burden to both the patient and clinician. The extent of thyroid resection, surgical techniques, concomitant central neck dissection, parathyroid gland (PG) autotransplantation and inadvertent parathyroidectomy have long been some of the risk factors for postoperative hypoparathyroidism. Although routine identification of PGs has traditionally been advocated by surgeons, recent evidence has suggested that perhaps identifying fewer number of in situ PGs during surgery (i...
December 2017: Gland Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29320926/brain-perfusion-fixation-in-male-pigs-using-a-safer-closed-system
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Gracia U Musigazi, Stéphanie De Vleeschauwer, Raf Sciot, Eric Verbeken, Bart Depreitere
Tissue fixation methods are well established for rodents, but not for large animals. We present a simple technique for in situ brain perfusion fixation in a male porcine model, using cervical vessels for inflow and outflow and achieving a closed system. Thirty-four pigs, aged 4.7 ± 0.6 months and weighing 60.7 ± 10.9 kg, were anaesthetised and mechanically ventilated. The ipsilateral common carotid artery and external jugular vein were dissected and constituted the inflow and outflow access, respectively...
January 1, 2018: Laboratory Animals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29312764/ectopic-thymoma-managed-by-neck-dissection-video-assisted-thoracoscopic-thymectomy
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John K Peel, Eitan Prisman, Tony L Ng, Anna L McGuire
Ectopic thymoma in the neck is a rare phenomenon, with fewer than 20 cases reported worldwide. Evidence for management of ectopic thymoma comes from literature for mediastinal thymoma despite clinical features that distinguish the two. Here we present a case of a 31-year-old female with an asymptomatic neck mass who was found to have an ectopic cervical thymoma with concomitant mediastinal thymic hyperplasia. The decision was made to perform a left-sided neck dissection and a video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) thymectomy...
December 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310375/prevention-of-surgical-site-infection-after-oral-cancer-surgery-by-topical-tetracycline-results-of-a-multicenter-randomized-control-trial
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Madoka Funahara, Souichi Yanamoto, Michihiro Ueda, Takatsugu Suzuki, Yoshihide Ota, Fumihiro Nishimaki, Hiroshi Kurita, Nobuhiro Yamakawa, Tadaaki Kirita, Masaya Okura, Yasuaki Mekaru, Keiichi Arakaki, Masahiro Umeda
BACKGROUND: In a pilot study, we showed that topical administration of a tetracycline could decrease oral bacteria levels for 6 hours in patients who underwent oral cancer surgery combined with tracheotomy and flap reconstruction. This multicenter, randomized control trial aimed to investigate the effectiveness of topical application of tetracycline ointment for prevention of surgical site infection (SSI) associated with major oral cancer surgery. METHODS: One hundred seventeen patients who underwent oral cancer resection combined with neck dissection, flap reconstruction, and tracheotomy were divided randomly into an intervention group (n = 56) and a control group (n = 61)...
December 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310374/horner-syndrome-as-a-postoperative-complication-after-minimally-invasive-video-assisted-thyroidectomy-a-case-report
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Xiaolei Hu, Xiaomei Zhang, Huaiyong Gan, Dajun Yu, Weihua Sun, Zhaoming Shi
RATIONALE: Horner syndrome is an unusual complication after thyroidectomy. PATIENT CONCERNS: We report a case of Horner syndrome in a 34-year-old female patient with Graves disease associated with papillary thyroid carcinoma who underwent left-side minimally invasive video-assisted thyroidectomy and neck dissection. DIAGNOSIS: Horner syndrome was diagnosed based on left myosis, eyelid ptosis, and mild enophthalmos, which developed in the patient on postoperative day 2...
December 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29309323/a-surgical-approach-to-the-harvest-of-the-vascularized-submandibular-and-submental-lymph-node-flap-the-through-the-gland-dissection-technique
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Hideaki Nonomura, Bien-Keem Tan, Pearlie W W Tan, Terence Goh
BACKGROUND: Extremity lymphedema is a pathological condition resulting from absence of lymph nodes and disease of lymphatic vessels, often due to oncologic clearance of lymph nodes. In recent years, vascularized lymph node transfer has become a rapidly emerging method of lymphatic reconstruction shown to lead to lymphatic regeneration. In particular, lymphatic flaps based on the submental artery have shown good results with its favorable donor site and available nodes. The lymph nodes here are in close relation to the submandibular gland and require careful dissection around and through the gland for safe harvest...
January 5, 2018: Annals of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29307098/a-single-incision-thoracoscopic-and-robotic-hybrid-procedure-via-the-axillary-approach-in-a-patient-with-thyroid-lung-and-mediastinal-tumors
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Norihiko Ishikawa, Yumiko Ohtake, Go Watanabe
A 66-year-old woman was referred to our institute for an enlarging tumor of the thyroid, and neck and chest computed tomography scan showed not only a thyroid tumor, but also an anterior mediastinal tumor and ground-glass nodules in the lung. Because of persisting symptoms, an enlarging thyroid mass, and the possibility of cancer, excision of the tumors was proposed. A 6-cm-long vertical skin incision was made in the right axilla, a mini-thoracotomy was made in the third intercostal space, and an additional port was placed in the fifth intercostal space...
January 6, 2018: Journal of Robotic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29302484/inadvertent-parathyroidectomy-risk-factors-in-1-373-thyroidectomies-male-gender-and-presence-of-lymphadenopathy-but-not-size-of-gland-independently-increase-the-risk
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Ioannis Christakis, Penny Zacharopoulou, Georgios Galanopoulos, Ilias-Demetrios Kafetzis, Spiros Dimas, Nikolaos Roukounakis
Background: Inadvertent parathyroidectomy (IP) during thyroid operations is a recognised phenomenon. We evaluated the incidence of IP during thyroid operations in a large case-series and identified the risk factors involved. Methods: Retrospective review of all thyroidectomy operations [total thyroidectomies (TT) and near-total thyroidectomies (NTT)] performed in a single institution from January 2004 to January 2009. We excluded re-operative cases, combined thyroid and parathyroid pathology, hemithyroidectomies and neck lymph nodes (LN) dissections...
December 2017: Gland Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29301864/effect-of-autotransplantation-of-a-parathyroid-gland-on-hypoparathyroidism-after-total-thyroidectomy
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Anping Su, Yanping Gong, Wenshuang Wu, Rixiang Gong, Zhihui Li, Jingqiang Zhu
BACKGROUND: The effect of parathyroid autotransplantation on hypoparathyroidism is not fully understood. The purpose of the study was to determine the effect of autotransplantation of a parathyroid gland on the incidence of hypoparathyroidism and recovery of parathyroid function at 6 months after total thyroidectomy with central neck dissection for papillary thyroid carcinoma. METHODS: All patients with autotransplantation of a parathyroid gland (no inadvertent parathyroidectomy) (group A), in situ preservation of all parathyroid glands (no autotransplantation and inadvertent parathyroidectomy) (group B), or inadvertent removal of a parathyroid gland (no autotransplantation) (group C) who underwent first-time total thyroidectomy with central neck dissection for papillary thyroid carcinoma between January 2013 and June 2016 were included retrospectively...
January 4, 2018: Endocrine Connections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29301803/extramedullary-plasmacytoma-rare-neoplasm-of-parotid-gland
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Sehrish Abrar, Nasir Ali, Bilal Mazhar Qureshi, Ahmed Nadeem Abbasi
A 45-year-old man presented with left-sided facial swelling. Initial excisional biopsy was done somewhere else without prior imaging and it came out to be pleomorphic adenoma; local imaging after biopsy showed mass over the left parotid gland with ipsilateral lymphadenopathy. On examination, there was a well-circumscribed mass with signs of left facial nerve palsy. He underwent left radical parotidectomy with ipsilateral modified radical neck dissection, and per operatively, it came out to be neoplastic lesion...
January 4, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29301552/performance-of-harmonic-devices-in-surgical-oncology-an-umbrella-review-of-the-evidence
#17
REVIEW
Hang Cheng, Jeffrey W Clymer, Behnam Sadeghirad, Nicole C Ferko, Chris G Cameron, Joseph F Amaral
BACKGROUND: We performed an umbrella review of systematic reviews summarizing the evidence on the Harmonic scalpel (HS) compared with conventional techniques in surgical oncology (including lymph node dissection). METHODS: We searched MEDLINE, EMBASE, and the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews from inception to end of March of 2017 for meta-analyses or systematic reviews of randomized trials comparing HS to conventional techniques in surgical oncology. We assessed the quality of included systematic reviews with AMSTAR (A MeaSurement Tool to Assess systematic Reviews) and assessed the certainty in evidence for each pooled outcome using GRADE (Grading of Recommendations Assessment, Development, and Evaluation)...
January 4, 2018: World Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29300208/review-of-optimal-techniques-for-robotic-assisted-radical-prostatectomy
#18
Khushabu Kasabwala, Neal A Patel, Jim C Hu
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Robotic-assisted radical prostatectomy has been rapidly adopted and is now the standard of care in the surgical management of prostate cancer. Since the initial description in 2001, the technique has evolved to optimize oncological functional outcomes. Herein, we review key techniques for the robotic-assisted radical prostatectomy. RECENT FINDINGS: With the current influx of new technology such as focal therapy, stereotactic body radiation therapy and prostate-sparing treatments, there is greater emphasis on maximizing outcomes of robotic-assisted radical prostatectomy...
January 2, 2018: Current Opinion in Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29298509/changes-in-voice-and-swallowing-related-symptoms-after-thyroidectomy-one-year-follow-up-study
#19
Young Min Park, Kyung Ho Oh, Jae-Gu Cho, Seung-Kuk Baek, Soon-Young Kwon, Kwang-Yoon Jung, Jeong-Soo Woo
OBJECTIVE: We analyzed the changes in voice- and swallowing-related symptoms that occurred over time in patients who underwent thyroidectomy and identified any associated risk factors. METHODS: One hundred and three patients who underwent thyroidectomy were enrolled. RESULTS: The mean thyroidectomy voice-related questionnaire (TVQ) score before surgery was 12.41 ± 12.19; it significantly increased to 28.24 ± 18.01 ( P < .001) 1 month postoperatively, decreased to 24...
January 1, 2018: Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29287852/low-set-ears-and-associated-anomalies-in-human-foetuses
#20
Alfredo Nuñez-Castruita, Norberto López-Serna
OBJECTIVES: To determine the prevalence of low-set ears (LSE) in a group of human foetuses, to analyse the associated anomalies, and to review the development mechanisms possibly involved. METHODS: A total of 1759 human foetuses from spontaneous abortion were evaluated. Foetuses were obtained from the Foetuses and Embryos Collection of the Embryology Department of the Faculty of Medicine of the Autonomous University of Nuevo León. The Ethics Committee gave its approval for this study (EH-230-16)...
January 2018: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
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