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By Paul Foster MD
Marc Dean, Timothy Lian
The purpose of this article is to give a contemporary review of transnasal endoscopic surgery for Eustachian tube disorders. The authors' perspective of the relevant anatomy, pathophysiology, and evaluation of Eustachian tube disorders as related to surgical intervention also is provided.
October 2016: Otolaryngologic Clinics of North America
D L Suskind, M A Tavill, S D Handler
Benign lymphoepithelial cysts (BLCs) of the parotid gland are associated with human immunodeficiency virus infections in both children and adults. These cysts may become painful and unsightly, often initiating a request for therapeutic intervention. There are several treatment options described in the literature. We report the use of doxycycline sclerotherapy in the treatment of a child with BLCs of the parotid.
April 15, 2000: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
E Meyer, D E Lubbe, J J Fagan
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to determine the effectiveness of alcohol sclerotherapy in patients with human immunodeficiency virus related salivary gland disease. STUDY DESIGN: Prospective study investigating the effectiveness of alcohol as a sclerosing agent. SETTING: Tertiary referral hospital. PATIENTS: Eleven human immunodeficiency virus positive patients with benign lymphoepithelial cysts were included in the study, from July 2005 to September 2006...
April 2009: Journal of Laryngology and Otology
Mark H Ebell, Marlene Call, JoAnna Shinholser, Jack Gardner
IMPORTANCE: Early, accurate diagnosis of infectious mononucleosis can help clinicians target treatment, avoid antibiotics, and provide an accurate prognosis. OBJECTIVE: To systematically review the literature regarding the value of the clinical examination and white blood cell count for the diagnosis of mononucleosis. DATA SOURCES: The databases of PubMed (from 1966-2016) and EMBASE (from 1947-2015) were searched and a total of 670 articles and abstracts were reviewed for eligibility...
April 12, 2016: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
Antoni Bruzgielewicz, Anna Rzepakowska, Ewa Osuch-Wójcikewicz, Kazimierz Niemczyk, Rafał Chmielewski
INTRODUCTION: The aim of our retrospective study was to review the clinical and epidemiological presentation of head and neck tuberculosis. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We analyzed the history of 73 patients with head and neck tuberculosis hospitalized in the Department of Otolaryngology, Medical University of Warsaw, between 1983 and 2009. RESULTS: We found that 26 (35.6%) patients presented with lymph node tuberculosis, 20 (27.4%) with laryngeal tuberculosis, 10 (13...
December 22, 2014: Archives of Medical Science: AMS
C E Rennie, I Pai, D Selvadurai
OBJECTIVE: We report a rare case of tuberculosis presenting with bilateral vocal fold palsy. METHOD: Case report and discussion of ENT manifestations of tuberculosis. CASE REPORT: A 39-year-old man presented with stridor and bilateral vocal fold palsies, and underwent an emergency tracheostomy. Intra-operatively, a mass was identified overlying the thyroid cartilage. Fine needle aspiration cytology of this mass showed well formed granulomas but negative Ziehl-Nielsen staining...
October 2011: Journal of Laryngology and Otology
Tara D Rachakonda, Jaskaran S Dhillon, Aleksandra G Florek, April W Armstrong
BACKGROUND: Streptococcal infection is associated with psoriasis onset in some patients. Whether tonsillectomy decreases psoriasis symptoms requires a systematic review of the literature. OBJECTIVE: We sought to determine whether tonsillectomy reduces psoriasis severity through a comprehensive search of over 50 years of literature. METHODS: We searched MEDLINE, CINAHL, Cochrane, EMBASE, Web of Science, and OVID databases (from August 1, 1960, to September 12, 2013) and performed a manual search of selected references...
February 2015: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
Nevzat Demirbilek, Cenk Evren, Mustafa Suphi Elbistanlı, Uzay Altun, Selda Sarikaya Günay
INTRODUCTION: Caudal septal dislocation is a respiratory and cosmetic problem. The correction of caudal septal dislocation is a challenging issue. Although different modalities have been described for the treatment, it is still controversial. OBJECTIVES: This study aims to describe a two-level suture technique which can be used to correct and stabilize the septum in the columellar pocket. METHODS: The caudal septum was fixed to the nasal spine with suturing, and an anterior columellar pocket was formed...
July 2016: Brazilian Journal of Otorhinolaryngology
Joshua M Levy, Michael J Marino, Edward D McCoul
OBJECTIVE: Paranasal sinus balloon catheter dilation (BCD) represents a commonly used tool in the management of chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) for which the indications, utilization, and outcomes have not been well established. A systematic review and meta-analysis were undertaken to evaluate change in quality of life and sinus opacification following paranasal sinus BCD in the treatment of CRS. DATA SOURCES: MEDLINE and EMBASE databases. REVIEW METHODS: Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-analyses guidelines were utilized to identify English-language studies reporting patient outcomes following BCD for CRS...
January 2016: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
S Mirza, S N Dutt, R M Irving
In pharyngeal pouch surgery, the relatively new technique of endoscopic stapling diverticulotomy has a number of advantages over more traditional surgical treatments, such as Dohlman's procedure and open pouch excision, and now seems to be the procedure of choice. However, a number of iatrogenic perforations and deaths have been reported with this procedure. We present three cases of iatrogenic perforations occurring during endoscopic stapling of a pharyngeal pouch by different surgeons in our unit, and review the management, causes and prevention of this potentially life-threatening complication...
February 2003: Journal of Laryngology and Otology
Karin Murer, Michael B Soyka, Martina A Broglie, Gerhard F Huber, Sandro J Stoeckli
The purpose of the present study is to evaluate long-term outcome and patients' satisfaction after endoscopic therapy of Zenker's diverticulum (ZD) and to analyze the results of the stapler technique in comparison with the application of the carbon dioxide (CO2) laser. A retrospective cohort study with outcome analysis of patients undergoing endoscopic cricopharyngeal myotomy with either stapler or CO2 laser between October 2000 and December 2010 by a single surgeon was performed. Patient's medical charts were reviewed with respect to symptoms before intervention, intra and post operative complications, reasons for the choice of endoscopic technique, and postoperative relief of symptoms...
January 2015: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
Ibrahim K Al Aradi, Sharifah A Alawadhi, Fatma A Alkhawaja, I Alaradi
BACKGROUND: Management of earlobe keloids is challenging because they are often resistant to treatment. The literature reports different treatment modalities with variable responses. Surgical excision with core fillet flap in combination with adjuvant intralesional steroid injection has not been thoroughly explored for keloid treatment, in spite of its positive therapeutic and cosmetic outcome. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the clinical efficacy of keloidectomy with core fillet flap and adjuvant intralesional steroid injection in treating earlobe keloids...
October 2013: Dermatologic Surgery: Official Publication for American Society for Dermatologic Surgery [et Al.]
Philip G Chen, Peter-John Wormald, Spencer C Payne, William E Gross, Charles W Gross
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS: The frontal sinus is one of the most anatomically complex and inaccessible of the paranasal sinuses. As a result, surgeons have continually tried to improve surgical management of the frontal sinus. The senior author (c.w.g.) shares 50 years of experience managing the frontal sinus. DATA SOURCES: PubMed literature search. REVIEW METHODS: Review of the literature regarding landmark innovations in frontal sinus surgery...
April 2016: Laryngoscope
Petra Zimmermann, Marc Tebruegge, Nigel Curtis, Nicole Ritz
OBJECTIVES: Cervicofacial lymphadenitis is the most common manifestation of infection with non-tuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) in immunocompetent children. Although complete excision is considered standard management, the optimal treatment remains controversial. This study reviews the evidence for different management options for NTM lymphadenitis. METHODS: A systematic literature review and meta-analysis were performed including 1951 children from sixty publications...
July 2015: Journal of Infection
Renee Penn, Matthew K Steehler, Alex Sokohl, Earl H Harley
OBJECTIVE: To describe a clinical staging system for nontuberculous mycobacterial (NTM) cervicofacial lymphadenitis that has both diagnostic and therapeutic implications. METHODS: A Medline database search was performed using key words "nontuberculous mycobacteria". All articles pertaining to nontuberculous mycobacterial cervicofacial lymphadenitis were reviewed for data evaluation regarding diagnosis and treatment methodologies. RESULTS: Nontuberculous cervicofacial lymphadenitis infections pass through distinctly segmented clinical phases...
December 2011: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
R Khan, S H Harris, A K Verma, A Syed
BACKGROUND: The commonest form of extrapulmonary tuberculosis is tubercular cervical lymphadenitis, or scrofula. METHODS AND RESULTS: A total of 1827 patients with cervical lymphadenopathy who presented to various out-patients clinics of our institution were studied over a three-year period. Eight hundred and ninety-three (48.87 per cent) of these patients had lesions of tubercular origin. The most common observation was unilateral, matted adenopathy in female patients aged between 11 and 20 years and without constitutional symptoms of tuberculosis...
July 2009: Journal of Laryngology and Otology
Michelle S Hwang, Kathryn E Kaye, Jonathan A Waxman, Michael Friedman
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2015: Laryngoscope
Mena Soliman, Michelle L North, Lisa M Steacy, Jenny Thiele, Daniel E Adams, Anne K Ellis
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2014: Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
Carmen Rondón, Paloma Campo, Rocío Herrera, Natalia Blanca-Lopez, Lidia Melendez, Gabriela Canto, Maria J Torres, Miguel Blanca
BACKGROUND: Patients previously given a diagnosis of nonallergic rhinitis (NAR) might have a new form of local allergic rhinitis (LAR) with local production of specific IgE antibodies and a positive response to a nasal allergen provocation test (NAPT). OBJECTIVE: We evaluated an NAPT protocol using multiple aeroallergens (NAPT-M) for the detection of polysensitization to several aeroallergens in patients with LAR. METHODS: NAPT-Ms with 2 different panels of aeroallergens for patients with perennial and seasonal rhinitis were performed in 25 patients with LAR and 25 patients with NAR whose disease was diagnosed by means of NAPTs 1 year earlier...
December 2011: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
Carmen Rondón, Paloma Campo, Alkis Togias, Wytske J Fokkens, Stephen R Durham, Desmond G Powe, Joaquim Mullol, Miguel Blanca
Local allergic rhinitis (LAR) is a localized nasal allergic response in the absence of systemic atopy characterized by local production of specific IgE (sIgE) antibodies, a T(H)2 pattern of mucosal cell infiltration during natural exposure to aeroallergens, and a positive nasal allergen provocation test response with release of inflammatory mediators (tryptase and eosinophil cationic protein). Although the prevalence remains to be established, a number of patients previously given a diagnosis of nonallergic rhinitis or idiopathic rhinitis are now being classified as having LAR...
June 2012: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
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