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Tongue base surgery

Tatsuya Iguchi, Mai Ohkubo, Tetsuya Sugiyama, Kazuhiro Hori, Takahiro Ono, Ryo Ishida
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to help provide data to help to implement effective rehabilitation following surgery for oral cancer by comparing tongue pressure production for water and thickened water from the anterior and posterior parts of the tongue during swallowing. METHODS: Ten healthy volunteers (7 men, 3 women; age 27.6 ± 1.5 years) participated in the experiments. Tongue pressure during 3 ml water and 3 ml thickened water at the anterior and posterior tongue during swallowing were measured using a sensor sheet system with five measuring points on the hard palate...
March 12, 2018: Journal of Oral Rehabilitation
De Huai, Lixian Ju, Shoufeng Wang, Hong Wu, Min Xu, Ying Cao
OBJECTIVE: To compare the clinical effects of modified uvulopalatopharyngoplasty (UPPP) with low-temperature plasma with selective nasal cavity vasodilatation with tongue volume reduction for obstructive sleep apnea/hypopnea syndrome (OSAHS). METHODS: A retrospective analysis based on 156 patients with serious OSAHS was used for the evaluation. These patients were divided into 2 groups according to surgery methods according to 1:1.s. The patients in observation group accepted modified UPPP with low-temperature plasma and selective nasal cavity vasodilatation with tongue root volume reduction on the basis of fully preparation for surgery, while the patients in the control group accepted normal treatment...
March 2018: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
J C Gutiérrez, S Merino, P de la Calle, C Perrino, M Represa, P Moral
OBJECTIVES: To establish a correlation between 4 measurements made on preoperative computed axial tomography and the presence of difficult airway, as well as its clinical prediction in patients undergoing otorhinolaryngological surgery. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A retrospective, observational study was carried out using the information gathered from the clinical notes of 104 patients undergoing general anaesthesia and endotracheal intubation for oncological otorhinolaryngological surgery over a period of 36 months...
March 1, 2018: Revista Española de Anestesiología y Reanimación
Albert Tiong, Danny Rischin, Richard J Young, Alan Herschtal, Ben Solomon, Ieta D'Costa, Tsien Fua, Chen Liu, Andrew Coleman, Stephen Kleid, Benjamin J Dixon, June Corry
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS: The outcomes of unilateral radiotherapy treatment for patients with p16/HPV-positive squamous cell carcinomas of unknown primary (SCCUP) affecting cervical lymph nodes are under-reported. Compared to radiating large volumes of the pharyngeal axis (the more common approach), this is potentially a much less toxic treatment for a good prognosis group. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study. METHODS: We identified patients with SCCUP who were treated radically at our center and did not have parotid or isolated level IV or V nodal involvement...
February 26, 2018: Laryngoscope
Hitoshi Yoshimura, Seigo Ohba, Yoshiaki Imamura, Kazuo Sano
Osseous choristomas are rare benign lesions characterized by ectopic bone formation in the soft tissue of the head and neck region. Dermoscopy visualizes the morphological characteristics that are not observable by the naked eye, and may be used for the evaluation of calcification under the skin. The present study reports a case of an osseous choristoma arising in the tongue, and reveals the dermoscopic features of osseous choristoma from a surgical specimen. A 7-year-old boy was referred to the Department of Dentistry and Oral Surgery, with an asymptomatic pedunculated mass in the tongue...
February 2018: Molecular and Clinical Oncology
Namita Sinha, Matthew H Rigby, Michael L McNeil, S Mark Taylor, Jonathan Rb Trites, Robert D Hart, Martin J Bullock
Surgery is the mainstay of treatment for low-stage (stage I/II, ie, T1N0/T2N0) squamous cell carcinoma of oral cavity. However, a significant percentage of low-stage squamous cell carcinoma of oral cavity will develop local recurrence and disease-related mortality. In this study, we stratified 64 patients with low-stage of oral tongue and floor of mouth patients into high-, intermediate- and low-risk categories based on existing histologic risk model. The classification of these risk categories was based on presence or absence of perineural invasion and evaluation of tumor-host junction for worst pattern of invasion and lymphocytic host response...
February 2, 2018: Modern Pathology: An Official Journal of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, Inc
Shikun Zhang, Ying Ma, Tie Ma, Zhiming Wang
RATIONALE: Low-grade myofibroblastic sarcoma (LGMS) is a malignant lesion composed of myofibroblasts. It is an uncommon tumor of unknown etiology that mainly develops in the bone or soft tissue and is most often reported in the head and neck, particularly in the tongue and oral cavity. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 2-year-old girl, previously well and with no significant medical history or family history of other diseases, presented with a 2-week painless swelling of the right orbit...
December 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
L J Li, C Du, L Wang, Y Yan, J Zeng, C Y Xu, S L Sun
Objective: To explore the possibility of endoscope assisted curved laryngoscopy technique applied in transoral laryngopharyngeal minimally invasive surgery and evaluate the advantages of this technique. Methods: Eight patients with huge benign lesions in larynx and pharynx undergoing transoral microsurgery at Peking University Third Hospital between February 2016 and February 2017 were enrolled in this study.The diagnosis included cyst at the base of tongue in two patients, cysts in the epiglottis in two patients, hemangioma in two patients, multiple masses of the hypopharynx and amyloidosis in supraglottic area in one patient each...
January 7, 2018: Zhonghua Er Bi Yan Hou Tou Jing Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery
Jan-Karl Burkhardt, Christina Bal, Marian Christoph Neidert, Oliver Bozinov
BACKGROUND AND IMPORTANCE: A direct transcondylar approach to treat symptomatic arachnoid cysts of the hypoglossal canal has not yet been described in the literature. CLINICAL PRESENTATION: Here, we present a skull base approach in 2 female patients (68 and 38 yr) with progressive dysphagia, dysarthria, half-sided weakness, and atrophy of the tongue due to an arachnoid cyst of the hypoglossal canal. After patient informed consent, both patients were successfully operated on without complications using a transcondylar approach, and their symptoms improved 3 mo after surgery; in both patients, resection of the cyst was confirmed using magnetic resonance imaging...
February 1, 2018: Operative Neurosurgery (Hagerstown, Md.)
Suvi Renkonen, Antti A Mäkitie, Leif Bäck
Objectives: Benign enlargement of the lingual tonsils due to various causes may cause symptoms that warrant treatment. Conventional lingual tonsillectomy remains a challenging procedure, and there is no established standard procedure. We aimed to review the patients receiving different methods of lingual tonsil surgery for various indications at our institute. Methods: Retrospective clinical data on all patients with an ablative operation of the tongue base during the 8-year period between 2007 and 2014 at the Helsinki University Hospital, Helsinki, Finland, were reviewed...
2018: Clinical Medicine Insights. Ear, Nose and Throat
M Moulin, C A Righini, P F Castellanos, I Atallah
The main advantage of endoscopic laser surgery for laryngeal cancer is to allow tumour resection, while limiting functional sequelae, thereby improving the postoperative course. In this type of surgery, the epiglottis is often partially resected, leaving a raw zone without any reconstruction. The surgical technique described here involves endoscopic reconstruction of the epiglottis after partial resection. The sectioned edge of the epiglottis is sutured to the base of the tongue to create a neoepiglottis and to reconstruct the vallecula, thus resembling preoperative anatomy, allowing improvement of postoperative swallowing...
January 12, 2018: European Annals of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Diseases
Tao Huang, Hui Liu, Pei Zhang, Yanxia Zhao
Abstracts Objective To assess how induction chemotherapy affects the quality-of-life (QoL) in patients with advanced tongue cancer. Methods This prospective study included patients who were diagnosed with advanced tongue cancer. Each patient was asked to complete the University of Washington QoL (UW-QoL), version 4, questionnaire preoperatively and at 12 months after surgery. Patients were divided into two groups based on whether or not they received induction chemotherapy. Results Of the 192 patients included in the analysis, 145 patients had received induction chemotherapy...
January 1, 2018: Journal of International Medical Research
Saravanan Kandasamy, R Senthil Nathan, Reena Rachel John
Schwannomas or neurilemmomas are benign, slow growing, usually solitary and encapsulated tumor, originating from Schwann cells of the nerve sheath. Intraoral schwannomas account for 1% of head and neck region and are commonly seen at the base of the tongue. Most of the literature, reports of schwannomas in the tongue region are common. In this article we report a rare occurrence of schwannoma in the maxillary alveolus region and its management. A 45 year old female patient reported to the department of oral and maxillofacial surgery with a complaint of swelling in the left maxillary alveolus in relation to molar teeth that had been present for more than 3 months...
November 2017: Journal of Pharmacy & Bioallied Sciences
Sangjoon Park, Yeona Cho, Jeongshim Lee, Yoon Woo Koh, Se-Heon Kim, Eun Chang Choi, Hye Ryun Kim, Ki Chang Keum, Kyung Ran Park, Chang Geol Lee
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to compare the clinical and functional outcomes in patients with primary base of tongue (BOT) cancer who received definitive radiotherapy (RT) or surgery followed by radiotherapy (SRT). Materials and Methods: Between January 2002 and December 2016, 102 patients with stage I-IVB primary BOT cancer underwent either definitive RT (n=46) or SRT (n=56), and treatment outcomes were compared between two groups. The expression of p16 was also analyzed...
December 26, 2017: Cancer Research and Treatment: Official Journal of Korean Cancer Association
Adrian A Ong, Carlyn M Atwood, Shaun A Nguyen, Ronald J Teufel, Chitra Lal, Angela C LaRosa, David R White
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS: To analyze the trend of sleep surgeries in pediatric patients with Down syndrome (DS) and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), and to compare this to nonsyndromic (NS) children with OSA. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective cohort database analysis. METHODS: Analysis of the 1997 to 2012 editions of the Kid's Inpatient Database was conducted. Using International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision codes, all patients with OSA were identified, and subsequently, subgroups of NS children and children with DS were identified...
December 27, 2017: Laryngoscope
Hsin-Ching Lin, Chee-Yee Lee, Michael Friedman, Pa-Chun Wang, Anna M Salapatas, Meng-Chih Lin, Yung-Che Chen
OBJECTIVE: To retrospectively study the effects of minimally invasive single-stage multilevel surgery (MISS MLS) for treating patients with obstructive sleep apnea/hypopnea syndrome (OSA) on quality of life (QOL). METHODS: All OSA patients with multilevel obstruction who failed or refused continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) treatment and then underwent Pillar implants and temperature-controlled radiofrequency of the base of tongue (RFBOT) were enrolled. The subjective symptoms and QOL (SF-36 Taiwan Standard Version 1...
February 2018: Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology
Vinidh Paleri, Hannah Fox, Sarah Coward, Maniram Ragbir, Andrew McQueen, Omar Ahmed, David Meikle, Daniel Saleh, James O'Hara, Max Robinson
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to identify the role of transoral robotic surgery (TORS) in the management of residual and recurrent oropharyngeal cancer. METHODS: IDEAL (Idea, Development, Exploration, Assessment, Long-term Follow-up) 2a framework. RESULTS: Of 26 patients assessed for TORS, 21 underwent the procedure, 5 underwent open resection (4 due to unsuitable anatomy/tumor extent and 1 on the basis of patient choice). Three patients underwent intraoperative ultrasound-assisted robotic resection, and 3 received robotic-assisted free flap inset...
December 15, 2017: Head & Neck
Jan-Falco Wilbrand, Daniel Schmermund, Michael Knitschke, Philipp Streckbein, Christopher Kähling, Heiko Kerkmann, Heidrun Schaaf, Hans-Peter Howaldt, Sebastian Böttger
OBJECTIVE: Resection of posteriorly located oral squamous cell carcinomas (OSCCs) remains challenging for head and neck surgeons. However, several surgical techniques, such as lip and mandibular splitting, as well as submental "visor drop-down" of intraoral soft tissues, have been proposed for this purpose. Merrick et al. suggested that a pedicled genial drop-down surgical approach should be used to resect dorsally located OSCCs. Our study investigated patient outcomes following this surgical procedure, as no previous study has analyzed long-term follow-up data...
November 21, 2017: Journal of Cranio-maxillo-facial Surgery
Theresa Maria Müller, Klaus Hopster, Astrid Bienert-Zeit, Karl Rohn, Sabine B R Kästner
BACKGROUND: Standing surgery, especially dental procedures, are commonly performed in horses. This leads to an increasing demand for reliable sedation protocols. Therefore, it was the purpose of this study to investigate the influence of butorphanol, midazolam or ketamine on romifidine based sedation in horses during cheek tooth removal. METHODS: Forty horses presented for tooth extraction were divided in four groups using matched pair randomization. Group R was sedated with romifidine (bolus 0...
December 6, 2017: BMC Veterinary Research
Adrian A Ong, Jonathan Buttram, Shaun A Nguyen, Dustin Platter, Michael R Abidin, M Boyd Gillespie
Objective: Determine the effects of hyoid myotomy and suspension (HMS) without concurrent palatal or tongue base sleep surgery for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Method: Patients with OSA treated with HMS were identified using CPT code (21685) at an academic and private sleep surgery clinic. Those who underwent concurrent palatal or tongue base sleep surgery were excluded. Outcomes included simultaneous procedures, apnea-hypopnea index (AHI), lowest oxyhemoglobin saturation (LSAT), and Epworth Sleepiness Scale (ESS)...
June 2017: World Journal of Otorhinolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
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