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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343157/isolated-unilateral-upper-alveolar-numbness-in-silent-sinus-syndrome
#1
Hung Tuan Lau, Keng Hua Lim
We present a case of a 59-year-old man with left upper alveolar numbness of 2 years' duration in the absence of sinonasal symptoms. On physical examination, he demonstrated mild left facial asymmetry and diminished sensation of his left upper alveolus from the left second upper incisor to first canine. CT imaging revealed chronic sinusitis changes of the left maxillary sinus, with reduced volume and depressed anterior wall. The patient underwent functional endoscopic sinus surgery to re-establish maxillary sinus ventilation...
March 24, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328848/clinical-effects-of-p53-overexpression-in-squamous-cell-carcinoma-of-the-sinonasal-tract-a-systematic-meta-analysis-with-prisma-guidelines
#2
Xiaowei Wang, Wei Lv, Fang Qi, Zhiqiang Gao, Hua Yang, Weiqing Wang, Yali Gao
BACKGROUND: The level of p53 protein expression in sinonasal squamous cell carcinoma (SNSCC) has been estimated, but the results remain inconsistent and the point of consensus has not been reached. This study was first determined to evaluate the clinical effects of p53 expression in SCC of the sinonasal tract. METHODS: According to the preferred reporting items for systematic reviews and meta-analyses (PRISMA) statement criteria, the potential literature was searched from diverse databases...
March 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325634/emerging-roles-of-coblation-in-rhinology-and-skull-base-surgery
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REVIEW
Garret W Choby, Peter H Hwang
Coblation is a technology that incorporates bipolar radiofrequency energy to ablate tissue at relatively low temperatures. Its use for sinonasal surgery is actively being investigated, including applications for turbinate reduction, sinus surgery, skull base surgery, and adenoidectomy. Potential benefits include reduction in blood loss, improved endoscopic surgical visualization, and reduction in postoperative pain. The main drawbacks are its relatively high cost, potential adverse effects on functional epithelium, and relative paucity of long-term outcomes...
March 18, 2017: Otolaryngologic Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322453/radio-anatomical-analysis-of-the-pericranial-flap-money-box-approach-for-ventral-skull-base-reconstruction
#4
Alfonso Santamaría, Cristóbal Langdon, Mauricio López-Chacon, Arturo Cordero, Joaquim Enseñat, Ricardo Carrau, Manuel Bernal-Sprekelsen, Isam Alobid
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS: To evaluate the versatility of the pericranial flap (PCF) to reconstruct the ventral skull base, using the frontal sinus as a gate for its passage into the sinonasal corridor "money box approach." STUDY DESIGN: Anatomic-radiological study and case series. METHODS: Various approaches and their respective defects (cribriform, transtuberculum, clival, and craniovertebral junction) were completed in 10 injected specimens...
March 21, 2017: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322448/superior-turbinate-eosinophilia-correlates-with-olfactory-deficit-in-chronic-rhinosinusitis-patients
#5
Jennifer Lavin, Jin-Young Min, Alcina K Lidder, Julia He Huang, Atsushi Kato, Kent Lam, Eric Meen, Joan S Chmiel, James Norton, Lydia Suh, Mahboobeh Mahdavinia, Kathryn E Hulse, David B Conley, Rakesh K Chandra, Stephanie Shintani-Smith, Robert C Kern, Robert P Schleimer, Bruce K Tan
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate if molecular markers of eosinophilia in olfactory-enriched mucosa are associated with olfactory dysfunction. STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional study of tissue biopsies from 99 patients, and an additional 30 patients who underwent prospective olfactory testing prior to sinonasal procedures. METHODS: Tissue biopsies were processed for analysis of inflammatory markers using quantitative real time polymerase chain reaction (qRT-PCR)...
March 21, 2017: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321774/intestinal-type-adenocarcinoma-classification-immunophenotype-molecular-features-and-differential-diagnosis
#6
Ilmo Leivo
Intestinal-type adenocarcinoma is the second most frequent sinonasal adenocarcinoma. High incidence of these tumors is seen among workers with occupational wood dust exposure, particularly of hardwood dusts. Intestinal-type adenocarcinoma has striking histomorphologic and immunophenotypic similarities with colorectal adenocarcinomas, but on the level of molecular pathologic mechanisms these tumors have their own specific features different from gastrointestinal tumors. This article provides an update on current histopathologic classification of intestinal-type adenocarcinomas, their immunophenotypic properties, recent advances in molecular pathologic features and differential diagnostic considerations...
March 20, 2017: Head and Neck Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321771/osps-and-esps-and-isps-oh-my-an-update-on-sinonasal-schneiderian-papillomas
#7
Justin A Bishop
Sinonasal (Schneiderian) papillomas are benign neoplasms that arise in the sinonasal tract. Since their initial descriptions, sinonasal papillomas have triggered debate regarding their classification, etiology, rate or predictors of malignant transformation, and other issues. While significant strides have been made in recent years, there are still aspects of sinonasal papillomas that remain unclear even now. This review will serve to update the practicing pathologist on the current understanding of sinonasal papillomas...
March 20, 2017: Head and Neck Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321373/a-review-of-skull-base-tumor-clinical-trials-past-trends-and-future-opportunities
#8
Anand Devaiah, Charles Murchison
Objective Tumors of the anterior and lateral skull base (TALSB) are relatively rare but can be devastating to patients. By examining trials focused on TALSB, we can characterize the studies that predominate and better understand current directions of study. This gives us a better understanding of future studies to pursue. Study Design This is a retrospective analysis. Settings We set skull base tumor clinical trials in the United States which are listed in ClinicalTrials.gov. Subjects and Methods We used the information available on ClinicalTrials...
April 2017: Journal of Neurological Surgery. Part B, Skull Base
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321371/anatomic-variations-in-pituitary-endocrinopathies-implications-for-the-surgical-corridor
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Edward C Kuan, Frederick Yoo, Won Kim, Karam W Badran, Thomas E Heineman, Ali R Sepahdari, Marvin Bergsneider, Marilene B Wang
Objectives/Hypotheses Functioning pituitary adenomas may produce endocrinopathies such as acromegaly and Cushing syndrome. Both conditions lead to characteristic anatomic variations as a result of hormonally induced abnormal soft tissue deposition. We evaluate the anatomic differences between acromegalics and Cushing disease patients and compare these dimensions to controls. Design Radiographic review of preoperative magnetic resonance images (MRI) of the pituitary gland. Setting Tertiary academic medical center...
April 2017: Journal of Neurological Surgery. Part B, Skull Base
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321353/paranasal-rosai-dorfman-disease-with-osseous-destruction
#10
Kevin Hur, Changxing Liu, Jeffrey A Koempel
Rosai-Dorfman disease is a rare histiocytic proliferative disorder of unknown etiology typically characterized by cervical lymphadenopathy. Extranodal involvement often manifests in the head and neck region. We present a 10-year-old male who presented to our hospital with left epiphora from an aggressive paranasal mass invading the left orbit with osseous destruction. The mass was surgically biopsied and debulked with histopathological examination revealing Rosai-Dorfman disease. Although rarely found in the sinuses, Rosai-Dorfman disease should be considered when evaluating sinonasal masses...
2017: Case Reports in Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314409/sinonasal-and-ventral-skull-base-malignancies
#11
EDITORIAL
Jean Anderson Eloy, Michael Setzen, James K Liu
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 2017: Otolaryngologic Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314407/population-based-results-in-the-management-of-sinonasal-and-ventral-skull-base-malignancies
#12
REVIEW
Rami Abdou, Soly Baredes
Population-based cancer registries allow for data collection on the scale of large populations, outside the limits of a single institution, and facilitate study of rare entities. The SEER database has been used to study more than 7000 cases encompassing a wide variety of relatively rare sinonasal malignant histologies. Clinically useful parameters have been gleaned from these analyses. Important limitations, such as omission of chemotherapy data, surgical approach used, type of radiation administered, and selection and confounding bias, should be considered...
April 2017: Otolaryngologic Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314406/the-role-of-targeted-therapy-in-the-management-of-sinonasal-malignancies
#13
REVIEW
Lawrence Kashat, Christopher H Le, Alexander G Chiu
Cancers develop secondary to genetic and epigenetic changes that provide the cell with a survival advantage that promotes cellular immortality. Malignancy arises when tumors use mechanisms to evade detection and destruction by the immune system. Many malignancies seem to elicit an immune response, yet somehow manage to avoid destruction by the cells of the immune system. Cancers may evade this immune response by numerous mechanisms. Several targeted immune therapies are available that block some of these inhibitory signals and enhance the cell-mediated immune response...
April 2017: Otolaryngologic Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314405/management-of-skull-base-defects-after-surgical-resection-of-sinonasal-and-ventral-skull-base-malignancies
#14
REVIEW
Jean Anderson Eloy, Emily Marchiano, Alejandro Vázquez, Michael J Pfisterer, Leila J Mady, Soly Baredes, James K Liu
Over the past 2 decades, there has been a significant increase in the resection of larger and more complex ventral skull base malignancies. The resection of these lesions has resulted in the creation of larger and more difficult to repair skull base defects. There are many available options for ventral skull base reconstruction. Despite the variety of reconstructive options, the key objective is to eliminate any communication between the intracranial space and the sinonasal cavity. This article discusses some of the more common techniques currently used for repair of these skull base defects...
April 2017: Otolaryngologic Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314404/the-role-of-robotic-surgery-in-sinonasal-and-ventral-skull-base-malignancy
#15
REVIEW
Ralph Abi Hachem, Sanjeet Rangarajan, Andre Beer-Furlan, Daniel Prevedello, Enver Ozer, Ricardo L Carrau
Over the past decade, robotic surgery has gained wide popularity, making a significant impact on multiple surgical specialties. In the head and neck arena, transoral robotic surgery has proven to be safe and associated with acceptable oncological and superior functional outcomes for surgery of the oropharynx, hypopharynx, supraglottis, and glottis; thus, changing the paradigm for the management of tumors in these anatomic locations. Robotic surgery of the ventral skull base is at an early stage of development...
April 2017: Otolaryngologic Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314403/management-of-cavernous-sinus-involvement-in-sinonasal-and-ventral-skull-base-malignancies
#16
REVIEW
Amol Raheja, William T Couldwell
Cavernous sinus (CS) involvement by sinonasal and ventral skull base malignancies is infrequently encountered in neurosurgical practice. Despite advancements in skull base microneurosurgery and endoscopic techniques, detailed knowledge and experience of the surgical management of these lesions are limited. This article elaborates on surgical strategies and approaches for CS involvement of malignant ventral skull base tumors. The article discusses the indications, techniques, nuances, advantages, limitations, and complications of minimally invasive CS biopsy, transcranial microscopic, and transfacial endoscopic approaches to the CS using illustrative diagrams and operative videos...
April 2017: Otolaryngologic Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314402/management-of-orbital-involvement-in-sinonasal-and-ventral-skull-base-malignancies
#17
REVIEW
Gregory S Neel, Thomas H Nagel, Joseph M Hoxworth, Devyani Lal
The orbit may be frequently involved by sinonasal or ventral skull base malignancy. This involvement bodes a poorer prognosis for survival. Multimodality therapy with surgery and radiation therapy is usually attempted to optimize local control and overall survival. Oncologic surgical resection with negative margins is critical to local control and survival. In the past, any involvement of the orbit was deemed to necessitate orbital sacrifice. However, contemporary studies show that in carefully selected cases, orbital preservation does not adversely impact survival...
April 2017: Otolaryngologic Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314401/combined-endoscopic-and-open-approaches-in-the-management-of-sinonasal-and-ventral-skull-base-malignancies
#18
REVIEW
James K Liu, Anni Wong, Jean Anderson Eloy
Combined transcranial and endoscopic endonasal approaches remain useful in the treatment of ventral skull base malignancies. The extended bifrontal transbasal approach provides wide access to the anterior ventral skull base and paranasal sinuses without transfacial incisions. In more extensive lesions, the bifrontal transbasal approach can then be combined with an endoscopic endonasal approach (EEA) from below. This article reviews the indications, surgical technique, and operative nuances of combined transbasal and EEA (cranionasal) approaches for the surgical management of ventral skull base malignancies...
April 2017: Otolaryngologic Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314399/staging-of-sinonasal-and-ventral-skull-base-malignancies
#19
REVIEW
Dipan D Desai, Bryan M Brandon, Elizabeth L Perkins, Charles S Ebert, Adam M Zanation, Brian D Thorp
Tremendous pathologic diversity among sinonasal and ventral skull base malignancies complicates development of a uniform and prognostically relevant staging system. Because of the comparatively low incidence of these tumors, comprehensive evaluation and comparison of specific staging systems is difficult. The current American Joint Committee on Cancer TNM staging system for sinonasal malignancies is the most common and widely used system in current clinical practice. Alternative systems have been proposed for use with individual histopathologic subtypes...
April 2017: Otolaryngologic Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314398/evaluation-of-patients-with-sinonasal-and-ventral-skull-base-malignancies
#20
REVIEW
Satish Govindaraj, Alfred M Iloreta, Charles C L Tong, Juan C Hernandez-Prera
A wide variety of tumors present in the sinonasal and ventral skull base. Patients often have nonspecific symptoms initially and present with advanced tumors, affecting the orbit and other adjacent structures. Evaluation of these malignancies with modern imaging techniques can define tumor invasion, but biopsy is often required to establish a diagnosis because most have a nonspecific appearance. A thorough understanding of the anatomy is the key to treatment planning, and a multidisciplinary approach determines the optimal strategy...
April 2017: Otolaryngologic Clinics of North America
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