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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...

Nasal septal abscess

April 1, 2011  |  Jordan Cain, MD and Soham Roy, MD, FACS, FAAP

Postaural inflammatory pseudotumor: An extremely unusual complication of trauma in a child

March 1, 2011  |  Ashwani Sethi, MS, Vikas Malhotra, MS, Deepika Sethi, MS, and Sonu Nigam, MD

Abstract

We report the case of a 12-year-old boy who presented with a rapidly enlarging, painless mass behind the ear following trauma to the area. The mass was excised, and histopathologic and immunohistochemical evaluations revealed it to be an inflammatory pseudotumor. At 1 year...

Traumatic hemorrhage and rapid expansion of a cervical lymphatic malformation

January 1, 2011  |  Nishant Bhatt, MD, Helen Perakis, MD, Tammara L. Watts, MD, PhD, and Jack C. Borders, MD

Aspiration of radiolucent dentures in facial trauma: Case report

December 17, 2010  |  Jon B. Chadwell, MD, Joshua R. Mitchell, MD, Michael Donnino, MD, Charles Peterson, MD, Paul Guentert, MD, Cliff Arnold, BA, and Mark Walsh, MD

Abstract

Foreign body aspiration is a serious problem that may lead to complications or even death. People who sustain major maxillofacial trauma can often damage their teeth or oral prostheses, and aspiration can occur. Detection of this type of aspiration can be difficult, especially...

Botulinum toxin-assisted endoscopic repair of traumatic vocal fold avulsion

September 1, 2010  |  Rima F. Abraham, MD, Stanley Shapshay, MD, and Lisa Galati, MD

Abstract

Blunt traumatic laryngeal injury in children often leads to intralaryngeal soft-tissue damage, which can quickly compromise an already small airway. Injuries requiring operative intervention have historically been repaired via open approaches such as thyrotomy and...

Expect the unexpected: Two cases of penetrating head and neck trauma from Operation Iraqi Freedom

September 1, 2009  |  CPT Debjeet Sarkar, MD, CPL Andrew Demma; CPT Dean Stulz, PA-C, and LTC Gunther Hsue, MD

Abstract

The protocol for treating penetrating head and neck trauma in a war zone differs from the standard protocol. Rather than first securing an airway, as is standard in civilian trauma cases, the primary emphasis is on assessing and controlling hemorrhage because it is the leading...

Distal parotid duct pseudocyst as a result of blunt facial trauma

August 1, 2009  |  Ashkan Monfared, MD, Justin Ortiz, MD, and Carrie Roller, MD

Abstract

The sequelae of sharp trauma to the parotid duct, such as sialocele and salivary fistula, are well known. In contrast, complications of blunt trauma to the parotid duct are not as common. A search of the English-language literature revealed 2 cases of parotid pseudocysts caused...

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