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Complex posterior arytenoid dislocation

May 8, 2014  |  Rima A. DeFatta, MD; Jenna Briddell, MD; Robert T. Sataloff, MD, DMA, FACS

Arytenoid cartilage dislocation is an uncommon entity that is frequently misdiagnosed as vocal fold paresis or paralysis. The most common cause of dislocation is endotracheal intubation injury.

Unilateral sensorineural hearing loss and facial nerve paralysis associated with low-voltage electrical shock

February 12, 2014  |  Mahmut Ozkiris;, MD

Abstract

Electrical injuries can occur as a result of contact with low- or high-voltage electricity. Low-voltage injuries are more common, as they usually occur in the home, but reports in the literature are few. After exposure to electric current, almost every organ system in the body...

Nonmicroscopic reconstruction of subtotally amputated/torn auricles: Report of 3 cases

February 12, 2014  |  Shuaib K. Aremu, FWACS

Abstract

Otolaryngologists are increasingly expected to perform a variety of minor surgical procedures in both elective and emergency situations. Surgical repair of the subtotally amputated/torn auricle, hitherto the realm of plastic surgeons, is a procedure that can be performed both...

Iatrogenic subcutaneous emphysema after dental treatment

February 12, 2014  |  Young S. Paik, MD; Kevin W. Lollar, MD; and C.W. David Chang, MD

Abstract

Subcutaneous emphysema as a complication of a dental procedure is uncommon. When it does occur, it can result in significant and sometimes alarming cervicofacial swelling. Management in most cases involves close observation while awaiting spontaneous resolution. However, in...

Vocal fold fixation caused by penetration of a high-velocity steel projectile

January 21, 2014  |  Chau-Shiang Guo, MD; Chi-Kung Ho, MD, MPH; and Ruey-Fen Hsu, MD, MPH

Abstract

Vocal fold fixation as a result of trauma caused by a foreign body is rare. We report a unique case of vocal fold fixation caused by traumatic penetration of a shard of steel in a 31-year-old steelworker. While the patient was at work, an airborne projectile suddenly pierced...

Temporal bone fracture

January 21, 2014  |  Danielle M. Blake, BA; Senja Tomovic, MD; Robert W. Jyung, MD

Transverse fractures account for approximately 20% of temporal bone fractures. They occur secondary to frontal or occipital head trauma, and they run perpendicular to the petrous pyramid.

A preliminary study of the use of ultrasound in defining nasal fractures: Criteria for a confident diagnosis

October 24, 2013  |  Farhad Ardeshirpour, MD; Keith M. Ladner, MD; Carol G. Shores, MD, PhD; William W. Shockley, MD

Abstract

Nasal fractures are usually diagnosed by clinical examination, with or without the support of imaging studies. While plain-film radiography lacks sensitivity and specificity for diagnosing nasal fractures, and computed tomography (CT) is not always practical or cost-effective,...

Traumatic tracheostomy and spent bullet aspiration after a gunshot injury: A case report

August 22, 2013  |  Jack Barasa, MD; Peter M. Nthumba, MD; and Peter Bird, FRACS

Abstract

Penetrating tracheal injuries are rare. Even rarer is the finding of intrabronchial foreign bodies caused by penetrating objects. We report a patient who experienced a gunshot injury to the trachea and mandible. The tracheal wound was debrided and used as a tracheostomy; a...

Case report: Inadvertent carotid artery injury during myringotomy as a result of carotid artery dehiscence

July 22, 2013  |  Christopher Schutt, MD; Sharmila Dissanaike, MD; John Marchbanks, MD

Abstract

We report the case of a 3-year-old girl whose internal carotid artery was pierced during a myringotomy. Postoperative computed tomography demonstrated that the complication was caused by a dehiscent carotid canal wall; contralateral dehiscence was also present. The patient had...

Pressure ulcer of the pinna

June 12, 2013  |  Mainak Dutta, MS; Soumya Ghatak, MS; and Ramanuj Sinha, DLO, MS, DNB

Pressure ulcers over the pinna usually develop as a result of local compression from oxygen mask tubing.

Traumatic ossicle extrusion into the external auditory canal

June 12, 2013  |  Manish Gupta, MS(ENT); Sunder Singh, MS(ENT); and Monica Gupta, MD(Med)

Abstract

We report a rare case of incus dislocation into the external auditory canal following a head injury. The patient was a 35-year-old man who presented to the surgical emergency unit with a head injury that he had sustained during a traffic accident. An x-ray of the skull detected...

Endoscopic view of iatrogenic nasal septal perforations

December 31, 2012  |  Dewey A. Christmas, MD; Joseph P. Mirante, MD, FACS; Eiji Yanagisawa, MD, FACS

While many surgically created nasal septal perforations are asymptomatic, others can create long-term problems.

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