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Cuneyt M Alper, Michal Luntz, Haruo Takahashi, Samir N Ghadiali, J Douglas Swarts, Miriam S Teixeira, Zsuzsanna Csákányi, Noam Yehudai, Romain Kania, Dennis S Poe
Objective In this report, we review the recent literature (ie, past 4 years) to identify advances in our understanding of the middle ear-mastoid-eustachian tube system. We use this review to determine whether the short-term goals elaborated in the last report were achieved, and we propose updated goals to guide future otitis media research. Data Sources PubMed, Web of Science, Medline. Review Methods The panel topic was subdivided, and each contributor performed a literature search within the given time frame...
April 2017: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
Silke Helbig, Youssef Adel, Tobias Rader, Timo Stöver, Uwe Baumann
OBJECTIVE: This study reviewed outcomes of hearing preservation (HP) surgery in a cochlear implant patient population, with clinical follow-up results up to 11 years after implantation. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective case review. SETTING: Tertiary referral university hospital. PATIENTS: Ninety six patients (103 ears) with partial deafness who underwent HP surgery at the University Hospital Frankfurt since 1999 were included...
October 2016: Otology & Neurotology
Matthew L Carlson, Brendan P O'Connell, Joseph T Breen, Cameron C Wick, Colin L Driscoll, David S Haynes, Reid C Thompson, Brandon Isaacson, Paul W Gidley, J Walter Kutz, Jamie J Van Gompel, George B Wanna, Shaan M Raza, Franco DeMonte, Samuel L Barnett, Michael J Link
OBJECTIVE: To analyze clinical outcomes after treatment of petroclival chondrosarcoma and to propose a novel staging system. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective case review, 1995 to 2015. SETTING: Multicenter study. PATIENTS: Consecutive patients with histopathologically proven petroclival chondrosarcoma. INTERVENTION(S): Microsurgery, endoscopic endonasal surgery, radiation therapy, observation. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Disease- and treatment-associated morbidity, recurrence, mortality...
August 2016: Otology & Neurotology
Silviu Albu, Alina Nagy, Caius Doros, Luigi Marceanu, Sebastian Cozma, Gabriela Musat, Franco Trabalzini
PURPOSE: The aim of the present study was to assess if the combined therapy of intratympanic dexamethasone (ITD) and high dosage of betahistine (HDBH) is able to provide increased vertigo control compared to ITD alone in patients suffering from definite unilateral Meniere's disease (MD). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Consecutive MD patients were enrolled and randomly divided in two groups, each comprising 33 cases. Group A received a combination of ITD and identical-appearing placebo pills while Group B received a combination of ITD and HDBH...
May 2016: American Journal of Otolaryngology
Elton M Lambert, G Brandon Gunn, Paul W Gidley
Radiotherapy is a key component in the treatment of many head and neck cancers, and its potential to cause long-term adverse effects has become increasingly recognized. In this review, we describe the short-term and long-term sequelae of radiation-associated changes in and injury to the temporal bone and its related structures. The pathophysiology of radiation-induced injury and its clinical entities, including sensorineural hearing loss, chronic otitis media, osteoradionecrosis, and radiation-associated malignancies, are described...
September 2016: Head & Neck
L Maureen Valente
In this article the author describes in detail the adaptation of adult vestibular testing techniques to the pediatric population. Assessment tools discussed include video-oculography (VOG), computerized rotary chair (CRC), computerized dynamic posturography (CDP), and vestibular evoked myogenic potentials (VEMPs). As with hearing impairment, the earlier a vestibular disorder is identified, the earlier remediation strategies may begin. Among the most crucial aspects of vestibular testing in pediatric patients are obtaining of pediatric normative data and adapting adult techniques so that younger children may be evaluated...
April 2011: Otolaryngologic Clinics of North America
Omid Moshtaghi, Ronald Sahyouni, Harrison W Lin, Yaser Ghavami, Hamid R Djalilian
OBJECTIVES: In evaluating the historical context of the first description of Menière's disease, its association with migraine headaches is compelling. We have outlined the events and observations of Prosper Menière, which led him to establish a link between migraine headaches and his eponymous disease. STUDY DESIGN: Prosper Menière's original French writings were translated by our group and used to recount his observations and thoughts. Miles Atkinson's English translations were used as a reference...
September 2016: Otology & Neurotology
Yoko Yamamoto, Yoshihiro Noguchi, Mitsuhiro Enomoto, Kazuyoshi Yagishita, Ken Kitamura
The objective of the present study was to clarify the features of otological complications for hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) and the risk factors for these complications. We enrolled 1115 patients (776 males and 339 females; age 5-89 years) who underwent HBOT. All otological symptoms experienced during HBOT sessions were evaluated, and risk factors were analysed using multivariate logistic regression analysis. Otoscopic findings and interventions for otological complications were assessed in 58 symptomatic patients who visited the Otolaryngology Department...
September 2016: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
Marianne Dieterich, Mark Obermann, Nese Celebisoy
Vestibular migraine (VM) is the most common cause of episodic vertigo in adults as well as in children. The diagnostic criteria of the consensus document of the International Bárány Society for Neuro-Otology and the International Headache Society (2012) combine the typical signs and symptoms of migraine with the vestibular symptoms lasting 5 min to 72 h and exclusion criteria. Although VM accounts for 7% of patients seen in dizziness clinics and 9% of patients seen in headache clinics it is still underdiagnosed...
April 2016: Journal of Neurology
Shanthi Marur, Arlene A Forastiere
Squamous cell carcinoma arises from multiple anatomic subsites in the head and neck region. The risk factors for development of cancers of the oral cavity, oropharynx, hypopharynx, and larynx include tobacco exposure and alcohol dependence, and infection with oncogenic viruses is associated with cancers developing in the nasopharynx, palatine, and lingual tonsils of the oropharynx. The incidence of human papillomavirus-associated oropharyngeal cancer is increasing in developed countries, and by 2020, the annual incidence could surpass that of cervical cancer...
March 2016: Mayo Clinic Proceedings
Nicole M Cassler, Dean Merrill, Christopher K Bichakjian, Isaac Brownell
Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC) is a rare and aggressive neuroendocrine tumor of the skin. Early-stage disease can be cured with surgical resection and radiotherapy (RT). Sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB) is an important staging tool, as a microscopic MCC is frequently identified. Adjuvant RT to the primary excision site and regional lymph node bed may improve locoregional control. However, newer studies confirm that patients with biopsy-negative sentinel lymph nodes may not benefit from regional RT. Advanced MCC currently lacks a highly effective treatment as responses to chemotherapy are not durable...
July 2016: Current Treatment Options in Oncology
Michael G Moore, James L Netterville, William M Mendenhall, Brandon Isaacson, Brian Nussenbaum
OBJECTIVE: Head and neck paragangliomas are a group of slow-growing hypervascular tumors associated with the paraganglion system. The approach to evaluate and treat these lesions has evolved over the last 2 decades. While radical surgery had been the traditional approach, improvements in diagnostic imaging as well as radiation therapy techniques have led to an emphasis on observation and nonsurgical therapy in many patients. This article reviews the contemporary approach to the workup and management of head and neck paragangliomas...
April 2016: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
Christopher I Zoumalan, Jason Roostaeian
Blepharoplasty remains one of the most common aesthetic procedures performed today. Its popularity stems partly from the ability to consistently make significant improvements in facial aesthetics with a relatively short operation that carries an acceptable risk profile. In this article, the authors attempt to simplify the approach to both upper and lower lid blepharoplasty and provide an algorithm based on the individual findings for any given patient. The recent trend with both upper and lower lid blepharoplasty has been toward greater volume preservation and at times volume augmentation...
January 2016: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Regina Helena Garcia Martins, Henrique Abrantes do Amaral, Elaine Lara Mendes Tavares, Maira Garcia Martins, Tatiana Maria Gonçalves, Norimar Hernandes Dias
OBJECTIVES: Voice disorders affect adults and children and have different causes in different age groups. The aim of the study is to present the etiology and diagnosis dysphonia in a large population of patients with this voice disorder.for dysphonia of a large population of dysphonic patients. METHODS: We evaluated 2019 patients with dysphonia who attended the Voice Disease ambulatories of a university hospital. Parameters assessed were age, gender, profession, associated symptoms, smoking, and videolaryngoscopy diagnoses...
November 2016: Journal of Voice: Official Journal of the Voice Foundation
Jan Christoffer Luers, Karl-Bernd Hüttenbrink
Middle ear surgery is strongly influenced by anatomical and functional characteristics of the middle ear. The complex anatomy means a challenge for the otosurgeon who moves between preservation or improvement of highly important functions (hearing, balance, facial motion) and eradication of diseases. Of these, perforations of the tympanic membrane, chronic otitis media, tympanosclerosis and cholesteatoma are encountered most often in clinical practice. Modern techniques for reconstruction of the ossicular chain aim for best possible hearing improvement using delicate alloplastic titanium prostheses, but a number of prosthesis-unrelated factors work against this intent...
February 2016: Journal of Anatomy
Ashley G Sutton, Sabina Mir, Michael J Steiner
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August 2015: Pediatrics in Review
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