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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28905287/transoral-robotic-surgery-for-the-base-of-tongue-squamous-cell-carcinoma-a-preliminary-comparison-between-da-vinci-xi-and-si
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Marco Alessandrini, Isabella Pavone, Alessandro Micarelli, Claudio Caporale
Considering the emerging advantages related to da Vinci Xi robotic platform, the aim of this study is to compare for the first time the operative outcomes of this tool to the previous da Vinci Si during transoral robotic surgery (TORS), both performed for squamous cell carcinomas (SCC) of the base of tongue (BOT). Intra- and peri-operative outcomes of eight patients with early stage (T1-T2) of the BOT carcinoma and undergoing TORS by means of the da Vinci Xi robotic platform (Xi-TORS) are compared with the da Vinci Si group ones (Si-TORS)...
September 13, 2017: Journal of Robotic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904276/a-case-of-acromegaly-in-which-a-pituitary-gland-tumor-was-reduced-significantly-by-administering-octreotide-long-acting-release-lar-and-could-be-removed-surgically
#2
Tadashi Arao, Yosuke Okada, Fumi Uemura, Shigeru Nishizawa, Yoshiya Tanaka
A 54-year-old woman was admitted to our hospital for detailed examination of acromegaly because she noticed bilateral hand and finger swelling at the age of 43 and plantar thickening, facial changes and unclear articulation at the age of 49. She had prominent brow ridges, mandibular protrusion, and enlargement of the hands, feet, nasal wings, lips and tongue. Her growth hormone (GH) level was 39.8 ng/ml, insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1) level was 717 ng/ml, GH level was not suppressed (22.9 ng/ml) during a 75-g oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT)...
2017: Journal of UOEH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900608/comparative-analysis-of-microrna-expression-among-benign-and-malignant-tongue-tissue-and-plasma-of-patients-with-tongue-cancer
#3
Guilherme Rabinowits, Michaela Bowden, Ludmila M Flores, Sigitas Verselis, Victoria Vergara, Vickie Y Jo, Nicole Chau, Jochen Lorch, Peter S Hammerman, Tom Thomas, Laura A Goguen, Donald Annino, Jonathan D Schoenfeld, Danielle N Margalit, Roy B Tishler, Robert I Haddad
BACKGROUND: Identification of a microRNA (miRNA) pattern to be used as a biomarker for HNSCC is challenging given the heterogeneity of the disease and different methodologies used. To better define the field, we performed a prospective analysis of blood, tumor, and paired benign tissues in tongue squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) patients. METHODS: Plasma samples were collected prior to surgery, and paired tumor and benign tissue blocks were collected from tongue cancer resections...
2017: Frontiers in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28863918/three-dimensional-evaluation-of-the-airway-spaces-in-patients-with-and-without-cleft-lip-and-palate-a-digital-volume-tomographic-study
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Himija Karia, Sunita Shrivastav, Ashok Kumar Karia
INTRODUCTION: Patients with cleft lip and palate (CLP) suffer from several esthetic and functional challenges. Comprehensive treatment of these patients involves orthognathic surgery that may lead to velopharyngeal insufficiency or reduction in lower airway. Several cases of airway insufficiency, velopharyngeal incompetence, snoring, hypopnea, and obstructive sleep apnea have been reported in subjects with CLP. The aim of this study was to compare the anteroposterior dimensions of the oropharyngeal airway at 5 levels, the height of the oropharyngeal column, and the volume of the oropharyngeal airway in subjects with and without CLP...
September 2017: American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28853427/ear-nose-and-throat-ent-aspects-of-obstructive-sleep-apnea-syndrome-osas-diagnosis-and-therapy
#5
Desiderio Passali, Maria Carla Spinosi, Francesco Maria Passali
This article analyzes the role played by the ear, nose and throat (ENT) specialist in the diagnosis and treatment of the Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome (OSAS). DIAGNOSIS: The instrumental methods of investigation of otolaryngology expertise are fiberoptic rhinolaryngoscopy and sleep endoscopy. To better define and treat OSAS it is essential to define location, extension and degree of obstruction. The major limitation of rhinolaryngoscopy is that it is conducted while the patient is awake...
August 28, 2017: La Medicina del Lavoro
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28846014/a-new-approach-to-survival-analysis-of-head-and-neck-squamous-cell-carcinoma
#6
Sahar Masoudi, Seyed Ali Montazeri, Fereydoun Pourdanesh, Akbar Biglarian, Masoud Kazemi, Mehdi Rahgozar
BACKGROUND: Squamous cell carcinoma is the most common histological subtype of head and neck cancers. METHODS: In a retrospective longitudinal study, we assessed the risk of local or metastatic recurrence and death in 140 patients with head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC). Multivariate and shared frailty models were used for survival analysis with sex, primary tumor site, grade and stage of the tumor, and treatment modalities as contributing factors. RESULTS: The most frequent site for HNSCC was the oral cavity (30%), followed by the tongue (26...
August 2017: Archives of Iranian Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28833675/efficacy-of-oral-brush-biopsy-in-potentially-malignant-disorder-management
#7
M L Goodson, D R Smith, P J Thomson
BACKGROUND: Oral potentially malignant disorders (PMD) harbour unpredictable risk for squamous cell carcinoma development. Current management requires tissue biopsy for histopathology characterisation, dysplasia grading and targeted intervention to "high-risk" lesions, although evidence-based guidelines are limited and diagnoses subjective. This study investigated the use of adjunctive oral brush biopsy techniques during the management of PMD in a UK hospital population. METHODS: Retrospective review of a 310 PMD patient cohort presenting to Maxillofacial Surgery in Newcastle upon Tyne with new, single-site lesions between December 2009 and May 2014...
August 21, 2017: Journal of Oral Pathology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28833198/constructing-a-patient-specific-computer-model-of-the-upper-airway-in-sleep-apnea-patients
#8
Sandeep S Dhaliwal, Seyyed M Hesabgar, Seyyed M H Haddad, Hanif Ladak, Abbas Samani, Brian W Rotenberg
OBJECTIVE: The use of computer simulation to develop a high-fidelity model has been proposed as a novel and cost-effective alternative to help guide therapeutic intervention in sleep apnea surgery. We describe a computer model based on patient-specific anatomy of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) subjects wherein the percentage and sites of upper airway collapse are compared to findings on drug-induced sleep endoscopy (DISE). STUDY DESIGN: Basic science computer model generation...
August 23, 2017: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807749/high-dose-rate-interstitial-brachytherapy-boost-in-inoperable-locally-advanced-tongue-carcinoma
#9
Miguel Angel Santos, Jose Luis Guinot, Maria Isabel Tortajada, Paula Santamaría, Valentin Campo, Laura Oliver, Marina Peña, Leoncio Arribas
PURPOSE: Locally advanced tongue carcinomas (LATCs) in inoperable lesions are managed with external beam radiation therapy (EBRT) and chemotherapy. In our institution, the boost to the gross tumor volume is delivered with high-dose-rate brachytherapy (HDR-BT) after EBRT. We review the outcome of these patients when HDR-BT is added as a boost. METHODS AND MATERIALS: From May 2000 to December 2014, a total of 24 patients with LATC, nonsurgical oral tongue, and base of tongue carcinomas were treated with EBRT and with interstitial plastic tubes for brachytherapy; median dose was 18-24 Gy in 6-8 fractions after 50-60 Gy of EBRT...
August 11, 2017: Brachytherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800204/comparison-of-robotic-and-coblation-tongue-base-resection-for-obstructive-sleep-apnea
#10
Chi Sang Hwang, Jin Won Kim, Jin Woong Kim, Eun Jung Lee, Chang-Hoon Kim, Joo-Heon Yoon, Hyung-Ju 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: OSA patients who underwent endoscope-guided tongue base coblation resection or 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/28795409/upper-airway-surgery-for-obstructive-sleep-apnea-reduces-blood-pressure
#11
Kenny P Pang, Edward B Pang, Kathleen A Pang, Claudio Vicini, Yiong Huak Chan, Brian W Rotenberg
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS: To evaluate if upper airway surgery reduces blood pressure in patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). STUDY DESIGN: Prospective series. METHODS: A prospective series of 112 consecutive OSA patients with hypertension (HTN). All patients were > 18 years old, respiratory disturbance index >5, all levels of apnea-hypopnea index (AHI), with a history of HTN treated with medication for at least 6 months. Surgical procedures included septoplasty, turbinate reduction, palate surgery, and tongue base reduction...
August 10, 2017: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28760191/does-sleep-endoscopy-staging-pattern-correlate-with-outcome-of-advancedpalatopharyngoplasty-for-moderate-to-severe-obstructive-sleep-apnea
#12
Ying-Shuo Hsu, Ofer Jacobowitz
STUDY OBJECTIVES: Although drug-induced sleep endoscopy (DISE) is an accepted method to localize upper airway obstruction, it is not known whether allsites identified by DISE must be treated to achieve sufficient apnea-hypopnea index (AHI) improvement. The aim of this study was to compare outcomes forunilevel (upper) versus multilevel DISE collapse patterns in a patient cohort that only underwent modern palatopharyngoplasty. Our hypothesis was that notall tongue base-level obstructions on DISE must be treated...
July 28, 2017: Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine: JCSM: Official Publication of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738371/robotic-obstructive-sleep-apnea-surgery
#13
Song Tar Toh, Pon Poh Hsu
Since the first report of the use of the da Vinci robotic system (Intuitive Surgical, Sunnyvale, CA, USA) in transoral robotic tongue base reduction for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) was published in 2010, this surgical tool and technique has been used worldwide for the resection of tongue base tissue in the multilevel surgical treatment of OSA. The combined knowledge of the published literature on its use has enlightened sleep surgeons worldwide on this new yet evolving surgical tool. Here we will discuss the use of the da Vinci robotic system in the treatment of OSA, the pertinent surgical anatomy for a safe surgical procedure, the primary and secondary outcomes to expect in the multilevel and primary use of this technology in treating the tongue base, the predictors for success or failure, and the complications associated with this technique...
2017: Advances in Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738333/updated-hypopharyngeal-surgery-for-sleep-apnea
#14
B Tucker Woodson
The failure of traditional upper airway surgery such as uvulopalatopharyngoplasty has been attributed to lower airway obstruction related to base of tongue collapse. Multiple procedures, including glossectomy, tongue base radiofrequency, genioglossus advancement, and tongue suspension techniques, have been advocated to improve success rates. No consensus exists on which subsets of patients are best treated by individual approaches and direct comparative data are lacking. The selection of procedures must be based on individual patient needs and the relative potential benefits and risks...
2017: Advances in Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718033/a-new-clinical-trial-of-neoadjuvant-chemotherapy-combined-with-transoral-robotic-surgery-and-customized-adjuvant-therapy-for-patients-with-t3-or-t4-oropharyngeal-cancer
#15
Young Min Park, Chan Min Jung, Dongchul Cha, Da Hee Kim, Hye Ryun Kim, Ki Chang Keum, Nam Hoon Cho, Se-Heon Kim
BACKGROUND: A prospective clinical trial of combination neoadjuvant chemotherapy, transoral robotic surgery (TORS), and customized adjuvant therapy for patients with locally advanced oropharyngeal cancer was conducted. METHODS: Between July 2009 and October 2016, 31 patients were enrolled in this clinical trial. RESULTS: The primary lesions were located in the tonsils of 27 patients and in the base of the tongue of 4 patients. Of the 31 patients, 16 (51...
July 17, 2017: Annals of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713744/access-osteotomy-in-the-maxillofacial-skeleton
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K Kamalpathey, Maj Gen N K Sahoo, Col P K Chattopadhyay, Maj Yuvraj Issar
Surgical accesses for the facial skeleton are based on the concept of modular osteotomies. Various techniques and combination of osteotomies facilitate access to the most inaccessible tumors of craniomaxillofacial region. Most appropriate surgical access is determined by considering size, location, extension of the tumor, and experience of the surgical team. These are primarily used for tumors in the nasopharynx or the skull base. The aim of this paper is to review surgical accesses that aid in removal of inaccessible tumors of craniomaxillofacial region with series of cases operated in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Armed Forces Medical College, Pune, India, between July 2008 and June 2010...
January 2017: Annals of Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693152/multicenter-research-into-the-quality-of-life-of-patients-with-advanced-oropharyngeal-carcinoma-with-long-term-survival-associated-with-human-papilloma-virus
#17
Giacomo Spinato, Marco Stellin, Giuseppe Azzarello, Deborah Bonazza, Fabrizio Zanconati, Doriano Politi, Salvatore Cocuzza, Paola Di Mauro, Simonetta Ausoni, Giovanni Tonoli, Giulio Costantini, Luigi Maiolino, Roberto Spinato, Maria Cristina Da Mosto, Lorena Baboci, Annarosa Del Mistro, Agostino Serra, Giancarlo Tirelli
The treatment of advanced-stage oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma may utilize various modes, including combining surgery with chemoradiotherapy (CTRT), or primary CTRT followed by rescue surgery. In previous literature it has been revealed how patients treated with combined modes report a low quality of life (QoL) and severe consequences following surgery, radiotherapy and chemotherapy, in the short and in the long-term. The decrease in the QoL of patients treated with high-intensity multi-modal strategies highlights the necessity of modifying treatments, particularly for young HPV-positive patients, where an increased survival rate has already been reported...
July 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28661559/use-of-a-midline-mandibular-osteotomy-to-improve-surgical-access-for-transoral-robotic-resection-of-the-base-of-tongue-in-a-patient-with-trismus
#18
Gerald Tay, Jay Ferrell, Peter Andersen
BACKGROUND: The utilization of transoral robotic surgery (TORS) in patients with trismus is limited because of poor surgical exposure. METHODS: This report is about a 46-year-old man with a recurrent right base of tongue cancer who had severe postradiation trismus. We performed a midline mandibular osteotomy without a lip split and this resulted in a markedly improved surgical exposure. He underwent a TORS resection of the right base of the tongue with no significant complications...
June 29, 2017: Head & Neck
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634310/-a-case-of-coexistent-glossopharyngeal-neuralgia-and-hemifacial-spasm-successfully-treated-with-transposition-of-the-vertebral-artery
#19
Takashi Fujii, Naoki Otani, Yohei Otsuka, Takashi Matsumoto, Shunsuke Tanoue, Hideaki Ueno, Satoshi Tomura, Arata Tomiyama, Terushige Toyooka, Kojiro Wada, Kentaro Mori
A case of coexistent glossopharyngeal neuralgia and hemifacial spasm was treated by transposition of the vertebral artery. A 60-year-old man was referred to our hospital due to pain in the left posterior part of the tongue that was difficult to control with oral medication at a local hospital. The diagnosis was left glossopharyngeal neuralgia based on the symptoms, imaging findings, and lidocaine test results. Moreover, the patient had left hemifacial spasm. Microvascular decompression was performed, which confirmed that the vertebral artery was compressing the lower cranial nerve and the posterior inferior cerebellar artery was compressing the root exit zone of the facial nerve...
June 2017: No Shinkei Geka. Neurological Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625010/treatment-of-tongue-base-masses-in-children-by-transoral-robotic-surgery
#20
Fatma Tulin Kayhan, Ayse Pelin Yigider, Arzu Karaman Koc, Kamil Hakan Kaya, Ibrahim Erdim
The feasibility and effectiveness of transoral robotic surgery (TORS) in children with tongue base masses (TBMs) were evaluated. Eight pediatric patients who were treated with TORS for TBMs between January 2010 and January 2016 at a tertiary hospital included in the study. All pathologies were congenital lesions: four were lingual thyroglossal ductus cysts (LTGDCs), one was a minor salivary gland tumor, one was a vallecular cyst, one was a bronchogenic cyst, and one was an ectopic thyroid tissue. TORS was performed successfully in all cases...
June 17, 2017: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
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