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Pediatric Otolaryngology

Is routine analysis of pediatric tonsillectomy specimens worth the money?

May 1, 2012  |  Marc C. Thorne, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor, Associate Program Director

Although gross pathologic analysis may seem like a good alternative to examining every specimen microscopically, from the point of view of cost-effectiveness, it is the worst option and is quite unlikely to identify significant pathology.

Myxoid malignant fibrous histiocytoma presenting as a midline nasal mass

April 1, 2012  |  Jaimie DeRosa, MD and Jeffrey R. Smit, MD

Abstract

Myxoid malignant fibrous histiocytoma is a rare type of pediatric non-rhabdomyosarcoma soft-tissue sarcoma. The case of a 5-year-old girl is presented, highlighting the potential for multiple pitfalls and aberrant differential diagnoses that need to be identified for successful...

Juvenile aggressive cemento-ossifying fibroma of the sinonasal tract: Case report

November 22, 2011  |  Sampan Singh Bist, MBBS, MS, Saurabh Varshney, MS, Rakesh Kumar, MS, Sanjeev Bhagat, MS, and Nitin Gupta, MS

Abstract

Cemento-ossifying fibroma (COF) is a rare nonodontogenic tumor of the periodontal membrane that arises from the mesodermal germ layer. Clinically, these lesions are usually asymptomatic, slowly growing, and well circumscribed. However, they have demonstrated an aggressive...

Osteosarcoma of the skull base in a 15-year-old boy

October 27, 2011  |  Gretchen M. Oakley, BA, Dary J. Costa, MD, Ron B. Mitchell, MD, and Cirilo Sotelo, MD

Myofibroma of the zygomatic bone in an older child: A case report

July 14, 2011  |  Engin Acıoğlu, MD, Gül Özbilen Acar, MD, Yalçın Alimoğlu, MD, Harun Cansız, MD, and Sergülen Dervişoğlu, MD

Abstract

Myofibroma/myofibromatosis is a rare mesenchymal disorder that is part of a heterogeneous group of approximately 20 disorders that are classified primarily according to the proliferation of benign fibrous elements. These lesions can arise during a wide range of ages, with many...

Ballpoint pen ingestion in a 2-year-old child

July 14, 2011  |  Anaïs Rameau, MD, CM, MSc, Sumeet M. Anand, MD, and Lily H.P. Nguyen, MD, CM, MSc, FRCS(C)

Abstract

A 2-year-old girl ingested a ballpoint pen, which was found on chest x-ray to have lodged in the lower esophagus and stomach. The pen, which measured nearly 15 cm in length, was removed via rigid esophagoscopy without complication. To the best of our knowledge, this is the...

Lateral sinus thrombosis in children: A review

June 14, 2011  |  Borlingegowda Viswanatha, MS, DLO

Abstract

A retrospective study was undertaken to review the clinical presentation, evaluation, management, and outcome of otogenic lateral sinus thrombosis (LST) in children. All pediatric patients with LST seen in our department between 1999 and 2007 were included; there were 9 cases...

Nasal septal deviation in the pediatric and adult populations

March 1, 2011  |  Shari D. Reitzen, MD, Wayne Chung, MD, and Anil R. Shah, MD

Abstract

A significant proportion of the population has nasal septal deviation of varying degrees. Recent reports of such deviation occurring at younger ages suggest a congenital etiology. To the best of our knowledge, no previous clinical studies have compared the septal deviation of...

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...

Characteristics of osteoma of the temporal bone in young adolescents

February 1, 2011  |  Borlingegowda Viswanatha, MS, DLO

Abstract

The author conducted a retrospective review of the clinical presentation, management, and complications of temporal bone osteoma in young adolescents. The study population was made up of 9 patients-5 girls and 4 boys, aged 12 to 15 years at presentation (mean: 13.7)-who had...

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

Differential diagnosis of pediatric tumors of the nasal cavity and paranasal sinuses: A 45-year multi-institutional review

November 1, 2010  |  F. Christopher Holsinger, MD, Adam C. Hafemeister, MD, M. John Hicks, MD, PhD, Marcelle Sulek, MD, Winston W. Huh, MD, and Ellen M. Friedman, MD

Abstract

We conducted a retrospective case-series review to identify the various diagnoses of neoplasms of the nasal cavity and paranasal sinuses in a pediatric population. Our study group was made up of 54 children-23 boys and 31 girls, aged 8 months to 16 years (mean: 9 yr). All...

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