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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207586/open-partial-laryngectomy-after-failure-of-chemo-radiation-indications-oncologic-and-functional-outcomes
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Geoffrey Mortuaire, Dominique Chevalier, François Mouawad
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Early-stage squamous cell carcinoma of the larynx can be successfully treated with radiotherapy or surgery (transoral or open approaches). Oncologic results are comparable while functional results may be different according to the volume of resection. In some countries radiotherapy is often preferred as primary treatment. In case of recurrence, surgical salvage is the only option. Careful examination, endoscopic assessment, computed tomography or magnetic resonance imaging are necessary to assess superficial and deep extensions into the larynx, including cartilage framework and to restage the tumor...
February 15, 2017: Current Opinion in Otolaryngology & Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183550/airway-management-for-glossopexy-in-infants-with-micrognathia-and-obstructive-breathing
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Yoshinari Morimoto, Aiko Ohyamaguchi, Mika Inoue, Chizuko Yokoe, Hiroshi Hanamoto, Uno Imaizumi, Mitsutaka Sugimura, Hitoshi Niwa
STUDY OBJECTIVES: To identify airway management and tracheal intubation techniques for glossopexy in infants with preexisting airway obstruction under general anesthesia. DESIGN: Retrospective, observational study. SETTINGS: Operating room of a university hospital between January 2003 and March 2015. All operations were performed by oral and maxillofacial surgeons. PATIENTS: Thirteen patients who received general anesthesia for glossopexy and reversal after 7 months...
February 2017: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181336/impact-of-high-concentrations-of-sevoflurane-on-laryngeal-reflex-responses
#3
Thomas O Erb, Britta S von Ungern-Sternberg, Jens Moll, Franz J Frei
BACKGROUND: Exaggerated defensive upper airway reflexes, particularly laryngospasm, may cause hypoxemic damage, especially in children. General clinical experience suggests that laryngeal reflex responses are more common under light levels of anesthesia, and previous clinical studies have shown an inverse correlation between laryngeal responsiveness and depth of hypnosis. However, this seems to be less obvious in children anesthetized with sevoflurane. The aim of this study was to assess the impact of high concentrations of sevoflurane on laryngeal and respiratory reflex responses in spontaneously breathing children...
February 8, 2017: Paediatric Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28127500/variations-in-the-origin-of-superior-laryngeal-artery
#4
Deepa Devadas, Minnie Pillay, Tintu Thottiyil Sukumaran
The superior laryngeal artery is the principal artery supplying the laryngeal mucosa, musculature, and glands. Knowledge of variations in the origin of superior laryngeal artery could prove to be very useful during reconstructive surgeries of the larynx, partial laryngectomy, laryngeal transplantation, and also during procedures like super-selective intra-arterial chemotherapy for laryngeal and hypolaryngeal cancers. However, relatively few studies have been done on the superior laryngeal artery in comparison to its clinical importance...
December 2016: Anatomy & Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28122110/invasive-fungal-laryngopharyngitis-resulting-in-laryngeal-destruction-with-complete-laryngotracheal-separation-report-of-a-case
#5
Tyler Swiss, Sergio Santino Cervantes, Michael Hinni, David G Lott
As the treatment of hematopoietic cancers evolves, otolaryngologists will see a higher incidence of opportunistic infections. We discuss a case of invasive fungal disease that invaded the larynx, pharynx, trachea, and pulmonary parenchyma after chemotherapy. The patient, a 46-year-old woman, presented 1 week after undergoing induction chemotherapy. Her initial symptoms were odynophagia and dysphagia. Despite encouraging findings on physical examination, her health rapidly declined and she required an urgent tracheotomy and multiple operations to address spreading necrosis...
January 2017: Ear, Nose, & Throat Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098054/long-term-esophageal-motility-changes-after-thyroidectomy-associations-with-aerodigestive-disorders
#6
G Scerrino, A Inviati, S Di Giovanni, N C Paladino, S Di Giovanni, N C Paladino, V Di Paola, C Raspanti, G I Melfa, F Cupido, S Mazzola, C Porrello, S Bonventre, G Gullotta
BACKGROUND: Patients undergoing thyroidectomy often complain aerodigestive disorders. In a previous study we showed the associations between voice impairment and proximal acid reflux, swallowing impairment and Upper Esophageal Sphyncter (UES) incoordination and the decrease in UES pressure in thirty-six patients observed before and soon afterwards uncomplicated thyroidectomy. This study investigated the state of post-thyroidectomy esophageal motility changes and its associations with these disorders after 18-24 months...
September 2017: Il Giornale di Chirurgia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28064382/early-assessment-of-feasibility-and-technical-specificities-of-transoral-robotic-surgery-using-the-da-vinci-xi
#7
Philippe Gorphe, Jean Von Tan, Sophie El Bedoui, Dana M Hartl, Anne Auperin, Quentin Qassemyar, Antoine Moya-Plana, François Janot, Morbize Julieron, Stephane Temam
The latest generation Da Vinci(®) Xi™ Surgical System Robot released has not been evaluated to date in transoral surgery for head and neck cancers. We report here the 1-year results of a non-randomized phase II multicentric prospective trial aimed at assessing its feasibility and technical specificities. Our primary objective was to evaluate the feasibility of transoral robotic surgery using the da Vinci(®) Xi™ Surgical System Robot. The secondary objective was to assess peroperative outcomes. Twenty-seven patients, mean age 62...
January 7, 2017: Journal of Robotic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042407/nodular-fasciitis-of-the-neck-causing-emergency-a-case-report
#8
Serkan Yaşar Çelik, Yelda Dere, Özgür İlhan Çelik, Serhan Derin, Murat Şahan, Özcan Dere
Nodular fasciitis is a benign, reactive, tumor-like lesion composed of fibroblasts and myofibroblasts. It typically occurs in the extremities and the trunk. Head and neck localization is 13-20%. As it grows rapidly, clinicians frequently misdiagnose it as an aggressive or a malignant lesion. Some lesions show moderate cellularity, mild cellular atypia, and mitosis histologically causing pathologists to over-diagnose the lesion as a malignant tumor. It is important to diagnose nodular fasciitis correctly to avoid unnecessary additional surgery and treatment...
January 2017: Oman Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028607/transoral-laser-microsurgery-for-t1b-glottic-cancer-review-of-51-cases
#9
Bernhard G Weiss, Friedrich Ihler, Yiannis Pilavakis, Hendrik A Wolff, Martin Canis, Christian Welz, Wolfgang Steiner
For the treatment of T1b glottic carcinoma, different treatment options, such as transoral laser microsurgery, open surgical techniques, and primary radiotherapy, are under discussion. In this context, the aim of the present study was to describe oncologic results and complication rates of transoral laser microsurgery in treatment of T1b glottic carcinoma. This is a retrospective unicenter chart review of patients treated at an academic tertiary referral center between 1986 and 2006. Fifty-one previously untreated T1b cases were exclusively treated by transoral laser microsurgery and included into this study, 47 were male, and 4 were female...
December 27, 2016: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28012601/relative-imbalance-as-etiology-of-laryngomalacia-a-new-theory
#10
Alok Rathi, Shweta Rathi
Laryngomalacia literally means weak larynx. It is the most common cause of noisy breathing in infants and children constituting around 70% of cases. Its aetiology is not clear and various theories are proposed. Treatment remains following the child with regular weight monitoring in view of expected spontaneous resolution. However we cannot predict which child will resolve spontaneously and which child may need surgical intervention. We propose a new theory based on relative imbalance of demand supply of air, suggesting the increase in demand causing turbulent airflow, increasing suction pressure and causing collapse of laryngeal structures...
January 2017: Medical Hypotheses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28001302/impact-of-concomitant-chemoradiation-on-survival-for-patients-with-t1-2n1-head-and-neck-cancer
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Zachary S Zumsteg, Sungjin Kim, John M David, Emi J Yoshida, Mourad Tighiouart, Stephen L Shiao, Kevin Scher, Alain Mita, Eric J Sherman, Nancy Y Lee, Allen S Ho
BACKGROUND: Single-modality radiotherapy is considered a standard-of-care option for certain stage III, T1-2N1 head and neck squamous cell carcinomas (HNSCCs). The role of concomitant chemoradiation is not well established because there have been no studies comparing chemoradiation with radiation alone in this population. METHODS: This study analyzed patients in the National Cancer Data Base with cT1-2N1M0 invasive squamous cell carcinomas of the oropharynx, larynx, and hypopharynx who were diagnosed between 2004 and 2012 and were undergoing definitive radiation...
December 21, 2016: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27995544/transoral-robotic-resection-of-a-combined-laryngocele
#12
T J Gal, Brian Hixon, Paul Zhang
This case report describes the use of trans-oral robotic surgery (TORS) for the excision of a combined laryngocele. Mixed or combined laryngoceles extend from the supraglottic larynx through the thyrohyoid membrane into the neck. Surgical excision for these benign lesions often requires combined external (transcervical) and internal (transoral endoscopic) approaches which carry significant morbidity. We present the case of a 37-year-old male who was diagnosed with a large laryngopyocele and was subsequently managed with a transoral excision using the da Vinci Si surgical robot system...
December 19, 2016: Journal of Robotic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27975019/usefulness-of-the-clavien-dindo-classification-in-understanding-the-limitations-and-indications-of-larynx-preserving-esophageal-reconstruction
#13
Hiroki Umezawa, Junichi Nakao, Takeshi Matsutani, Hiroaki Kuwahara, Marie Taga, Rei Ogawa
BACKGROUND: The Clavien-Dindo (CD) classification is used to evaluate the severity of surgical complications. However, its usefulness in esophageal reconstruction has not been reported. To address this, this case series study used the CD classification to evaluate the complications after cervical esophageal reconstruction with free jejunum transfer or supercharged pedicled intestinal transfer. METHODS: All consecutive patients who underwent esophageal cancer surgery with larynx-preserving free jejunum or pedicled ileocolic transfer in June 2012-December 2015 were identified...
November 2016: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Global Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27958601/open-partial-horizontal-laryngectomies-is-it-time-to-adopt-a-modular-form-of-consent-for-the-intervention
#14
L Giordano, D Di Santo, E Crosetti, A Bertolin, G Rizzotto, G Succo, M Bussi
Nowadays, open partial horizontal laryngectomies (OPHLs) are well-established procedures for treatment of laryngeal cancer. Their uniqueness is the possibility to modulate the intervention intraoperatively, according to eventual tumour extension. An OPHL procedure is not easy to understand: there are several types of procedures and the possibility to modulate the intervention can produce confusion and lack of adherence to the treatment from the patient. Even if the surgery is tailored to a patient's specific lesion, a unified consent form that discloses any possible extensions, including a total laryngectomy, is still needed...
October 2016: Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27928446/gastrostomy-with-peritoneal-collar-versus-percutaneous-endoscopic-gastrostomy
#15
Tudor C, Branescu C, Savlovschi C, El-Khatib A, Pantu H, Nica A, Dascalu Am, Masoumeh B, Tudor As, Oprescu Sm, Serban D
Aim. The present study aimed to perform a medico-surgical comparative analysis of the 2 most widely used techniques: gastrostomy with peritoneal collar versus percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy, based on the vast clinical experience in an Upper Digestive Surgery Clinic. Materials and method. A retrospective study was carried out between January 2010 and January 2015 on the patients admitted for a surgical solution for feeding. The indications, preoperative preparation, surgical techniques, and postoperative outcomes were analyzed...
October 2016: Journal of Medicine and Life
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924209/postoperative-respiratory-difficulty-due-to-asymptomatic-anterior-cervical-osteophyte-after-brain-tumor-surgery-a-case-report
#16
Hye Won Shin, Joon Chul Jang, Hyong Hwan Lim, Min Kyung Park, Go Eun Bae, Seung Uk Choi, Ji Yong Park
Anterior cervical osteophytes are commonly found in elderly patients, but rarely produce symptoms. When symptoms occur, they can range from mild symptoms of dysphagia, dysphonia, and foreign body sensation to severe symptoms of airway obstruction due to compression of the pharynx or larynx. We report the case of a 59-year-old man who underwent brain tumor surgery, and developed post-operative respiratory difficulty due to progressive pharyngo-laryngeal edema, requiring urgent endotracheal intubation, secondary to the presence of a previously asymptomatic anterior cervical osteophyte...
December 2016: Korean Journal of Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898173/an-update-on-larynx-cancer
#17
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Conor E Steuer, Mark El-Deiry, Jason R Parks, Kristin A Higgins, Nabil F Saba
Answer questions and earn CME/CNE Laryngeal cancer remains one of the most common tumors of the respiratory tract. Fortunately, significant advancements have been made over the past decade in the treatment of laryngeal cancer. Although surgery has been the historical mainstay for localized disease and still is an integral part of treatment, nonsurgical options like radiation and systemic therapy have emerged as viable options. In addition, in the metastatic setting, novel agents are showing promise for this patient population...
January 2017: CA: a Cancer Journal for Clinicians
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888508/outcomes-following-laryngectomy-refusal-after-insufficient-response-to-induction-chemotherapy
#18
Philippe Gorphe, Margarida Matias, Pierre Blanchard, Caroline Even, Charles Ferte, Yungan Tao, Stéphane Temam, François Bidault, François Janot
OBJECTIVE: To review patients who refused a total laryngectomy and were treated with radiotherapy (RT) after insufficient response to induction chemotherapy in a larynx preservation protocol for advanced-stage cancer of the larynx and to compare their outcomes with good responders. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study. METHODS: Eighty-six patients treated with induction chemotherapy followed by RT were included in the analysis: 75 good responders and 11 insufficient responders who refused surgery...
November 26, 2016: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27873528/transplantation-of-vascularized-composite-allografts-review-of-current-knowledge
#19
M Molitor
Transplantation in reconstructive surgery has been performed for more than 20 years, although the official beginning of these procedures is considered the first successful transplantation of the hand in 1998. The original name "Composite Tissue Transplantation" has been used less frequently; more common is the term "Vascularized Composite Allotransplant", which better describes the basis of the procedure. There have been so far approximately 180 transplantations performed, the exact number is difficult to find...
December 0: Acta Chirurgiae Plasticae
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871543/soft-palate-trauma-induced-during-glidescope-intubation
#20
Joseph P Allencherril, Linda Joseph
The GlideScope (GVL; Saturn Biomedical Systems, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada) is a rigid indirect video laryngoscope device that facilitates exposure of the larynx for placement of the endotracheal tube. This blade also reduces the requirement for anterior displacement of the tongue. A unique feature is the acutely angled blade which provides an improved glottic view. Herein, we present 2 instances of soft palate trauma, a rare oropharyngeal complication linked to GlideScope use. In the first case, the GlideScope was used for pedagogical purposes for intubation in a knee surgery...
December 2016: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
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