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Percutaneous injection pharyngoplasty for the treatment of a pharyngocele

February 18, 2012  |  Amanda Hu, MD, FRCSC and Albert L. Merati, MD, FACS

Myoepithelioma of the vallecula: A case report

July 14, 2011  |  Wassim Kermani, MD, Malek Belcadhi, MD, Moncef Ben Ali, MD, Badreddine Sriha, MD, and Kamel Bouzouita, MD

Abstract

Myoepitheliomas are rare and generally benign neoplasms that account for fewer than 1% of all salivary gland tumors. A myoepithelioma neoplasm is almost entirely composed of myoepithelial cells and is most frequently located in the parotid gland and in the minor salivary glands...

Nasopharyngeal dendritic cell sarcoma, not otherwise specified, in a 34-year-old man

June 14, 2011  |  William B. Horton, BS, David A. Joyner, MD, William P. Daley, MD, Karen T. Pitman, MD, and Majid A. Khan, MD

Abstract

Dendritic cell sarcoma, not otherwise specified (NOS), is an entity that is poorly defined because of its rarity and poorly understood pathogenesis. It is characterized by positive immunohistochemical staining for S-100 and CD1a, along with an absence of cytoplasmic Birbeck...

Bilateral saccular cysts

May 1, 2011  |  Anthony M. Bianchi, MD, Farhad R. Chowdhury, DO, and Robert T. Sataloff, MD, DMA, FACS

Scleroderma

May 1, 2011  |  Michele P. Morrison, DO, Paul M. Weinberger, MD, and Gregory N. Postma, MD

Hypopharyngeal diverticulum formation following anterior discectomy and fusion: Case series

November 1, 2010  |  Terah J. Allis, MD, Nazaneen N. Grant, MD, and Bruce J. Davidson

Abstract

Pharyngoesophageal diverticulum is a rare complication following anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF). Dysphagia is a well-documented complication associated with ACDF. It may result postoperatively from a variety of etiologies, including hardware displacement,...

MALT lymphoma

November 1, 2010  |  Kristin K. Marcum, MD, E. Shannon Kemp, CCC-SLP, and Catherine J. Rees, MD

Positional dysphagia secondary to a Chiari I malformation

July 1, 2010  |  David L. White, MD, Catherine J. Rees, MD, Susan G. Butler, PhD, Stephen B. Tatter, MD, PhD, Lisa W. Markley, MS, CCC-SLP, and Michael S. Cartwright, MD

Abstract

We describe a previously unreported phenomenon: positional dysphagia secondary to a Chiari I malformation. A 38-year-old woman presented with progressive dysphagia and cough. Flexible endoscopic evaluation of swallowing detected severe pharyngeal dysphagia and aspiration, as...

Laryngeal melanosis

June 1, 2010  |  James R. Tate, MD and Peter C. Belafsky, MD, PhD

Endoscopic cricopharyngeal myotomy for Zenker diverticulum using the harmonic scalpel

May 1, 2010  |  Jacqui Allen, MBChB, FRACS and Peter C. Belafsky, MD, PhD

Lingual tonsil hypertrophy causing severe dysphagia: Treatment with plasma-mediated radiofrequency-based ablation (Coblation)

March 1, 2010  |  Sarah E. Mowry, MD, Marvin Ament, MD, and Nina L. Shapiro, MD

Abstract

Lingual tonsil hypertrophy is an uncommon cause of upper aerodigestive tract pathology. We present the case of a 17-year-old boy who developed severe dysphagia and subsequent weight loss as a result of lingual tonsil hypertrophy. He was successfully treated with plasma-mediated...

An island of normal mucosa in a sea of Barrett metaplasia

February 1, 2010  |  David A. Knuff, MD and Albert L. Merati, MD

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