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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.

Endoscopic management of a large temporal lobe encephalocele

December 31, 2012  |  Sofia Avitia, MD and Ryan F. Osborne, MD, FACS

Encephaloceles arise when brain contents from the temporal lobe herniate through the middle cranial fossa and into the lateral sphenoid sinus.

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.

Silent vocal fold hemorrhage

November 1, 2012  |  Thomas M. d'Arville, MD; Rima A. DeFatta, MD; Robert T. Sataloff, MD, DMA, FACS

Although most vocal fold hemorrhages resolve spontaneously, accurate and timely diagnosis permits the laryngologist to prescribe precautions that will prevent further damage. This is especially important for patients who use their voices in their professions.

Laryngeal ulceration and hemoptysis secondary to inadvertent alendronate overdose: Case report and review of the literature

November 1, 2012  |  John Hanna, DO; Joseph Bee, DO; and Robert T. Sataloff, MD, DMA, FACS

Abstract

Alendronate is commonly used in the treatment of osteoporosis and other bone diseases. Its drug profile includes many recognized side effects, and the literature includes case reports of esophageal irritation and ulceration. However, little has been published about laryngeal...

Dysphagia after strangulation

September 7, 2012  |  Jenna Briddell, MD; Andrew Mallon, DO; Rima A. DeFatta, MD; Farhad Chowdhury, DO; Matthew Nagorsky, MD, FACS

Patients with an isolated cornu fracture can be asymptomatic in the acute setting, only to develop symptoms of chronic odynophagia and globus sensation months after the inciting injury.

Temporary blindness and ophthalmoplegia due to local anesthetic infiltration of the nasal septum

June 4, 2012  |  Devrim Bektas, MD; Neslihan Kul, MD; Nurettin Akyol, MD; Ahmet Ural, MD; Refik Caylan, MD

Abstract

We report the case of a 35-year-old man who developed blindness and ophthalmoplegia during local anesthetic infiltration of the nasal septum. The complications were temporary, and the patient had full recovery without treatment. The vascular anatomy of the...

Endoscopic orbital decompression of an isolated medial orbital wall fracture: A case report

December 15, 2011  |  Erdogan Gultekin, MD, Zafer Ciftci, MD, Omer N. Develioglu, MD, Oner Celik, MD, Murat Yener, MD, and Mehmet Kulekci, MD

Abstract

Motor vehicle and bicycle accidents are the most common causes of blunt head trauma. Other common etiologies are falls, physical violence, and sports accidents. Blunt trauma toward the superior orbital rim, lateral orbital rim, frontal region, and cranium may lead to...

Submental intubation to facilitate the management of maxillofacial trauma

September 21, 2011  |  Robert T. Adelson, MD

An unusual presentation of an asymptomatic neck mass

August 16, 2011  |  Rapahel Nach, MD, Lorraine M. Smith, MD, MPH, and Hootan Zandifar, MD

Characteristics of nasal injuries incurred during sports activities: Analysis of 91 patients

August 16, 2011  |  C. Ron Cannon, MD, Rob Cannon, BS, Kevin Young, MD, William Replogle, PhD, Scott Stringer, MD, and Elizabeth Gasson, RN, MSN

Abstract

Nasal injuries are among the most common sports injuries. We conducted a prospective, observational study of 91 patients, aged 7 to 60 years (mean: 18.3), who had sustained a nasal injury while engaging in a sport, exercise, or other recreational physical activity. We found...

Self-induced subcutaneous facial emphysema in a prisoner: Report of a case

June 14, 2011  |  Mahmoud Goudarzi, MD and Jafar Navabi, MD

Abstract

Subcutaneous cervicofacial emphysema is a rare condition that results from various causes. Initially it might be misdiagnosed and managed as other clinical entities, such as angioedema. We report a case of self-induced subcutaneous facial emphysema in a prisoner who sought...

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