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Angioleiomyoma on the dorsum of the nose excised via an open rhinoplasty approach

December 20, 2013  |  Philip W. Stather, MBChB; Zuhair O. Kirresh, FRCS; Paul N. Jervis, FRCS

Abstract

We describe what we believe is the first reported case of an angioleiomyoma on the dorsum of the nose. The patient was a 65-year-old woman who presented with a year-long history of an intermittently recurrent lump on the right side of the dorsum. The lesion was removed via an...

Langerhans cell histiocytosis: Temporal bone invasion in an adult

October 24, 2013  |  Richard L. Alexander, MD, PhD, MBA; Mary L. Worthen, BS; Changlee S. Pang, MD; John S. May, MD

Despite the characteristic of extensive destruction of the temporal bone in this disease, the facial nerve is surprisingly resistant to destruction, and facial nerve palsy is rare.

Hemangiopericytoma of the parapharyngeal space

September 19, 2013  |  Brian A. Fishero, MD; Kelly M. Guido, MD; Howard S. McGuff, DDS; Josefine M. Heim-Hall, MD; Frank R. Miller, MD, FACS

Abstract

Hemangiopericytomas of the head and neck are rarely found in the parapharyngeal space. We report the case of a 53-year-old woman who presented with a globus sensation in her throat. Imaging detected a left submucosal oropharyngeal mass that extended into the prestyloid...

Transnasal esophagoscopy and the diagnosis of a mediastinal foregut duplication cyst

August 22, 2013  |  Amarbir S. Gill, BS and Jennifer L. Long, MD, PhD

Foregut duplication cysts are true mucus-filled cysts lined with a thin epithelial layer, arising from either bronchogenic, esophageal, or neuroenteric precursor tissue.

Primary laryngeal actinomycosis in an immunosuppressed woman: A case report

July 22, 2013  |  Tarik Abed, MBBS; Jay Ahmed, MBBS; Niamh O'Shea, MBBS; Simon Payne, FRCPath; Gavin W. Watters, FRCS

Abstract

We report a rare case of primary laryngeal actinomycosis, which occurred in a 35-year-old woman with end-stage renal failure secondary to systemic lupus erythematosus with membranous glomerulonephritis. The patient, who had been on long-term immunosuppression therapy, presented...

Pigmented villonodular synovitis of the temporomandibular joint

July 22, 2013  |  Helen Giannakopoulos, DDS, MD; Joli C. Chou, DMD, MD; Peter D. Quinn, DMD, MD

Abstract

Pigmented villonodular synovitis (PVNS) is a proliferative disorder that affects synovium-lined joints, bursae, and tendon sheaths. It appears in both diffuse and localized forms, depending on the extent of synovial involvement. PVNS rarely involves the temporomandibular joint...

Infected sublingual hematoma: A rare complication of frenulectomy

July 22, 2013  |  Amal Isaiah, MD, DPhil; Kevin D. Pereira, MD, MS

Given the spectrum of potential poor outcomes, some consensus has emerged in favor of early surgical management of significant ankyloglossia.

Nasal actinomycosis mimicking a foreign body

July 22, 2013  |  Dimitrios Batzakakis, MD; Petros D. Karkos, AFRCS, MPhil, PhD; Sotirios Papouliakos, MD; Samuel C. Leong, MRCS, DO-HNS; Ioannis Bardanis, MD

Abstract

Nasal actinomycosis is a rare disease. We present a case of nasal actinomycosis causing symptoms similar to those of a nasal foreign body. A 34-year-old woman presented with a long history of halitosis and unilateral offensive, purulent rhinorrhea. Rigid nasendoscopy showed a...

Large osteoma of the external auditory canal

July 22, 2013  |  Takashi Iizuka, MD; Takuo Haruyama, MD; Keiko Nagaya, MD

Hypopharyngeal lipoma causing obstructive sleep apnea: Discovery on dental cone-beam CT

March 25, 2013  |  Ashok Balasundaram, BDS, DDS, MDS, MS, Diplomate ABOMR

Abstract

Cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) is primarily used for a variety of dental purposes, but it may also yield nondental findings that can have significant implications for patient health. For example, physicians should be aware that CBCT can identify some of the etiopathogenic...

Mucocele: Retention and extravasation types

March 25, 2013  |  Lester D.R. Thompson, MD

The extravasation type is the most common mucocele, more common in children and young adults, with a peak in the second decade of life.

Pilomatricoma of the pinna

January 24, 2013  |  Aroor Rajeshwary, MS (ENT); Gangadhara Somayaji, MS (ENT); Sai Manohar, MS (ENT)

Abstract

A 4-year-old boy presented with a painless swelling over the right pinna of 4 months' duration. Histopathologic examination of the excised mass revealed features of pilomatricoma-a rare, benign skin neoplasm arising from hair follicle matrix cells. The unusual location of the...

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