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Results after intensified therapy for advanced carcinoma of the hypopharynx

August 1, 2008  |  Jochen P. Windfuhr, MD, PhD, Mathias Andrae, MD, Yue-Shih Chen, MD, Hans B. Makoski, MD, Michael Schröder, MD, and Klaus Sesterhenn, MD

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We conducted a retrospective chart review of 85 patients (95% male) with advanced but resectable hypopharyngeal carcinoma to evaluate the effectiveness of an intensified multimodal treatment protocol. This protocol involved concomitant chemo- and radiotherapy before and after...

Head and neck manifestations of lymphogranuloma venereum

August 1, 2008  |  Diana T. Albay, MD and Glenn E. Mathisen, MD

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Lymphogranuloma venereum (LGV)—caused by Chlamydia trachomatis serovars L1, L2, or L3—rarely occurs in the United States. The disease clinically manifests in three stages: primary, secondary, and tertiary. The primary manifestation, a self-limited genital ulcer at the...

An unusual case of adult airway obstruction from a lymphovenous malformation

July 1, 2008  |  Maj. Wayne J. Harsha, MD, Maj. James V. Crawford, MD, Lt. Col., and Douglas M. Sorensen, MD, FACS

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Lymphatic, venous, and mixed lymphovenous malformations are low-flow lesions that are present at birth and grow proportionately with the patient. We describe an unusual presentation of a lymphovenous malformation in an adult. A 19-year-old man presented to the emergency...

Duodenogastroesophageal reflux and its effect on extraesophageal tissues: A review

April 1, 2008  |  Joel H. Blumin, MD, Albert L. Merati, MD, and Robert J. Toohill, MD

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We conducted a literature review to identify elements of duodenogastroesophageal reflux (DGER)—namely pancreatic fluids, hydrochloric acid, pepsin, and bile—as to the effects each has when refluxed to the extraesophageal structures. Further, we wished to acquaint clinicians...

Retropharyngeal hematoma as a complication of anticoagulation therapy

March 1, 2008  |  Ertap Akoğlu, MD, Ergün Seyfeli, MD, Sebahat Akoğlu, MD, Sinem Karazincir, MD, Şemsettin Okuyucu, MD, and Ali Şafak Dağli, MD

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Reports in the literature of retropharyngeal hematoma as a complication of anticoagulation therapy are rare. When this complication does occur, it can become life-threatening if the airway is compromised. However, no consensus exists as to which approach—intubation, tracheotomy...

Management of hypopharyngeal and esophageal perforations in children: Three case reports and a review of the literature

January 1, 2008  |  Eric D. Baum, MD, Lisa M. Elden, MD, Steven D. Handler, MD, and Lawrence W. C. Tom, MD

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We report 2 cases of pediatric hypopharyngeal perforation that occurred during endoscopy and 1 case of esophageal perforation that developed during nasogastric tube insertion at a tertiary care academic medical center. These cases were identified during a retrospective chart...

Extramedullary plasmacytomas of the larynx and parapharyngeal space: Imaging and pathologic features

September 1, 2007  |  Khari Lewis, BDS; Rose Thomas, MBChB; Richard Grace, FRCP, FRCPath; Christopher Moffat, FRCPath; George Manjaly, FRCS; David C. Howlett, MRCP, FRCR
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Extramedullary plasmacytoma is a rare plasma cell neoplasm that can occur in the head and neck. In this article...

Solitary fibrous tumor of the parapharyngeal space

August 1, 2007  |  Quang T. Vo, MD; Joseph A. Wolf, MD; James W. Turner, MD; Marina Murkis, MD; Daisy Saw, MD; Larry J. Shemen, MD
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Solitary fibrous tumors are benign neoplasms of mesenchymal origin. They usually arise from the visceral or...

Undifferentiated metastatic carcinoma and myoepithelioma: Two rare causes of hypervascular masses of the parapharyngeal space

July 1, 2007  |  Robert A. Koenigsberg, DO, FAOCR; Nakul Vakil, MD, MPH; Bosco Noronha, MD, FRCS
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We report 2 unusual cases of hypervascular masses in the parapharyngeal space. The first case involved a poorly...

Tuberculous retropharyngeal abscess

April 1, 2007  |  M. Panduranga Kamath, MS; Kiran M. Bhojwani, MS; Surendra U. Kamath, MS; Chakrapani Mahabala, MD; Salil Agarwal, MBBS
 

The 'sentinel clot' sign in spontaneous retropharyngeal hematoma secondary to parathyroid apoplexy

September 1, 2006  |  George Koulouris, FRANZCR; Marcus Pianta, MBBS; Stephen Stuckey, FRANZCR
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Spontaneous retropharyngeal hemorrhage from a cervical parathyroid adenoma is a rare complication of primary...

Perforating and migrating pharyngoesophageal foreign bodies: A series of 5 patients

September 1, 2006  |  Khalid Al-Sebeih, MD, FRCSC; Miloslav Valvoda, MD; Amro Sobeih, MD; Mutlaq Al-Sihan, MD
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Ingestion of a foreign body is a problem seen in nearly all otolaryngologic practices. One of the least common...

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