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Novel management of an isolated comminuted cricoid cartilage fracture

October 25, 2016  |  Aurora G. Standlee, MD, CPT, MC, USA; Derek J. Rogers, MD, MAJ, MC, USA

Abstract

Laryngeal trauma is a rare occurrence that can result in significant morbidity and mortality. Isolated cricoid cartilage fractures are exceedingly rare, and their treatment is highly variable. We describe a case of an isolated comminuted, uncalcified cricoid cartilage fracture...

Spontaneous laryngeal barotrauma depicted on CT

October 25, 2016  |  Daniel T. Ginat, MD

Laryngeal injuries may result from  external laryngeal trauma or, less often, internal processes such as iatrogenic causes and sneezing with a closed airway.

Clinical course of acute laryngeal hematoma associated with vocal fold fixation

October 25, 2016  |  Wan-Chun Tsai, MD; Jih-Chin Lee, MD; Chih-Hung Wang, MD, PhD; Hsin-Chien Chen, MD, PhD

Disruptions of the anterior commissure, multiple displaced cartilage fractures, and larger open lacerations require open laryngeal exploration.

Chronic invasive fungal sinusitis causing a pathologic Le Fort I fracture in an immunocompetent patient

September 19, 2016  |  Amy L. Richter, MD; K. Kelly Gallagher, MD

Abstract

We describe the case of a 77-year-old immunocompetent woman with a history of chronic rhinosinusitis who presented with a pathologic Le Fort I fracture after a forceful sneeze. Imaging revealed diffuse sinus opacification and a Le Fort type I complex fracture involving the...

Functional and psychological impact of nasal bone fractures sustained during sports activities: A survey of 87 patients

August 21, 2016  |  Paul Lennon, FRCS(ORL-HNS); Sam Jaber, MRCS; John E. Fenton, FRCSI, FRCS(ORL)

Abstract

Nasal bone fractures that require reduction are a common sequela of sports injuries. We conducted a survey to ascertain the outcomes of patients who had experienced a nasal bone fracture and who subsequently underwent manipulation under anesthesia. We reviewed data on 217 nasal...

Ketamine-snorting-induced nasal septum perforation

July 18, 2016  |  Keng-Kuang Tsai, MD; Chih-Hung Wang, MD, PhD

Ketamine causes vasoconstriction, and long-term abuse leads to mucosal ischemia, atrophy and, ultimately, necrosis, followed by underlying cartilage or bone destruction.

The effects of round window membrane injury and the use of a model electrode application on hearing in rats

March 16, 2016  |  Murat Koc, MD; Abdullah Dalgic, MD; Mehmet Ziya Ozuer, MD

Abstract

We conducted an animal experiment to investigate the effects of mechanical trauma to the round window with the placement of a model electrode inserted into the scala tympani on the cochlear reserve, and to determine the efficacy of topical steroids in preventing hearing loss in...

Slag injury to the tympanic membrane

January 22, 2016  |  Emily Marchiano, BA; Robert W. Jyung, MD

The presence of slag can be confirmed on CT, which can be used to evaluate damage to the ossicles and the proximity of the foreign body to nearby structures such as the carotid canal.

Two cases of sublingual hematoma as a manifestation of child abuse

December 14, 2015  |  Muneesh Mehra, MD; Antonia E. Chiesa, MD; Andrew P. Sirotnak, MD

Abstract

Common intraoral manifestations of child abuse include tears of the frenula, burns, and pharyngeal perforations. Sublingual hematomas can also occur as a result of trauma, but to the best of our knowledge, only 1 case has been previously described in the context of child abuse...

Severe necrosis of the palate and nasal septum resulting from intranasal abuse of acetaminophen

October 31, 2015  |  Scott A. Hardison, MD; Kristin K. Marcum, MD; Catherine Rees Lintzenich, MD

Abstract

Intranasal drug abuse frequently leads to sinonasal complications, particularly sinus, nasal, and palatal necrosis. Classically, this type of necrosis has been linked to cocaine use, but the intranasal abuse of prescription narcotics and other pain medications can also lead to...

Sensorineural hearing loss after ossicular manipulation and drill- generated acoustic trauma in type I tympanoplasty with and without mastoidectomy: A series of 51 cases

September 21, 2015  |  K. Cagdas Kazikdas, MD; Kazim Onal, MD; Nadir Yildirim, MD

Abstract

Recognized causes of high-frequency sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL) after tympanoplasty with and without mastoidectomy include acoustic trauma from manipulation of the ossicles, the noise generated by suctioning and, in the case of mastoidectomy, the noise generated by...

Two cases of thyroid rupture after blunt cervical trauma

July 21, 2015  |  Ji Hoon Shin, MD; Yong Bae Ji, MD; Jin Hyeok Jeong, MD; Seung Hwan Lee, MD; Kyung Tae, MD

Abstract

The consequences of thyroid gland rupture following blunt cervical trauma can be quite grave. Almost all of these cases are associated with preexisting thyroid lesions; the traumatic rupture of a previously normal thyroid gland is very rare. Both surgical and nonsurgical...

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