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Malignant otitis externa

April 28, 2015  |  Christina H. Fang, BS; James Sun, BS; Robert W. Jyung, MD

The advent of anti-pseudomonal antibiotics has significantly reduced the mortality of malignant otitis externa.

The role of MMP-2, MMP-9, and TIMP-1 in the pathogenesis of nasal polyps: Immunohistochemical assessment at eight different levels in the epithelial, subepithelial, and deep layers of the mucosa

April 28, 2015  |  Nuray Bayar Muluk, MD; Osman Kürşat Arikan, MD; Pınar Atasoy, MD; Rahmi Kiliç, MD; Eda Tuna Yalçinozan, MD


We conducted a prospective study to investigate the role of matrix metalloproteinase-2 (MMP-2), matrix metalloproteinase-9 (MMP-9), and tissue inhibitor of metalloproteinase-1 (TIMP-1) in the pathogenesis of nasal polyps. Our study group consisted of 24 patients-21 men and 3...

Acute vocal fold hemorrhage after phonosurgery

July 14, 2014  |  Joel E. Portnoy, MD; Catherine Capo, BS; Robert T. Sataloff, MD, DMA, FACS

In this case, the KTP laser was used to vaporize the bilateral vocal fold varicosities.

Endoscopic view of an inferior meatal polyp

March 19, 2014  |  Jae Hoon Lee, MD

Most polyps in the nasal cavity develop from the mucosa of the anterior ethmoid sinus, the contact areas of the uncinate process, and the middle turbinate so that they are observed in the middle meatus.

Unusual presentations of choanal polyps: Report of 3 cases

February 12, 2014  |  Ali Ozdek, MD; Halil Erdem Ozel, MD


Most choanal polyps arise from the maxillary sinus, and they are called antrochoanal polyps. Their typical endoscopic and radiologic appearance makes them easy to diagnose. However, some choanal polyps originate in unusual sites in the paranasal sinuses and nose, such as...

Laryngeal tuberculosis: Use of videostroboscopy in diagnosis

February 12, 2014  |  Michelle Levian, DO; Amy Chapman, MA-SLP; and Reena Gupta, MD

The diagnosis of laryngeal tuberculosis is often suspected clinically, but in patients with less specific symptoms, flexible laryngoscopy may reveal only an inflammatory picture.

Eosinophilic otitis media

February 12, 2014  |  Alejandro Vazquez, MD; Danielle M. Blake, BA; and Robert W. Jyung, MD

Eosinophilic otitis media is refractory to conventional therapy for otitis media and may lead to severe hearing impairment if not recognized promptly.

A case of a nasal polyp originating in the cribriform plate

September 19, 2013  |  Osman Kursat Arikan, MD; Nuray Bayar Muluk, MD; Ozden Cirpar, MD


Nasal polyps were once believed to originate in sinus cavities, and from there to pass through ostia and into the nasal cavity. However, data gained from subsequent anatomic studies revealed that they can actually originate in numerous locations in the sinonasal area. We report...

Larynx: Nodules and polyps

September 19, 2013  |  Lester D.R. Thompson, MD

Nodules usually affect the anterior to middle thirds of the true vocal folds, and they are nearly always bilateral.

Endoscopic view of an ethmochoanal polyp

July 22, 2013  |  Jae Hoon Lee, MD

The main symptom of a choanal polyp is unilateral nasal obstruction. Most of these masses arise from the maxillary sinus.

Endoscopic view of ostial polyps of the maxillary sinus

June 12, 2013  |  Dewey A. Christmas, MD; Joseph P. Mirante, MD, FACS; and Eiji Yanagisawa, MD, FACS

Ostial polys in the maxillary sinus can cause recurring maxillary sinus disease by obstructing the ethmoid infundibulum and natural ostium of the maxillary sinus.

Endoscopic view of a septochoanal polyp

April 18, 2013  |  Jae Hoon Lee, MD

Most nasal cavity polyps develop from the mucosa of the anterior ethmoid sinus, the contact areas of the uncinate process, and the middle turbinates.


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