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Pediatric Otolaryngology

Characteristics of osteoma of the temporal bone in young adolescents

February 1, 2011  |  Borlingegowda Viswanatha, MS, DLO


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


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...

A unique case of multiple sites of pneumatization of the sinonasal bony framework in a pediatric patient

November 1, 2010  |  Georgios Giourgos, MD, Elina Matti, MD, Paolo Carena, MD, and Fabio Pagella, MD


Anatomic variations of the sinonasal bony framework in the pediatric population are quite common. In children with such variations, however, bony pneumatization is uncommon. Moreover, pneumatization of the inferior turbinate in children is extremely rare; to the best of our...

Neonatal suppurative parotitis

October 1, 2010  |  Alba Miranda, MD and Kevin D. Pereira, MD

The presentation and management of fibromatosis colli

September 1, 2010  |  Kristen C. Lowry, BA, Judy A. Estroff, MD, and Reza Rahbar, DMD, MD


We conducted a systematic chart review to identify all infants with fibromatosis colli who had been seen at Children's Hospital in Boston from January 1999 through December 2004. We found 7 such cases, which involved 4 boys and 3 girls, aged 1 to 3.5 weeks at presentation. We...

Pediatric neck abscesses caused by methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus: A retrospective study of incidence and susceptibilities over time

September 1, 2010  |  Parker A. Velargo, MD, Emily L. Burke, MD, and Evelyn A. Kluka, MD


Since the early 2000s, studies have shown that the incidence of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections in the pediatric population has been increasing. Moreover, studies also have indicated a trend toward increased resistance to commonly used...

Delayed facial paresis following tympanomastoid surgery in a pediatric patient

August 1, 2010  |  Marc C. Thorne, MD, Brian P. Dunham, MD, and Lawrence W.C. Tom, MD


Despite the presence of normal facial nerve function in the immediate postoperative period, patients may develop facial nerve dysfunction anywhere from several hours to several days after otologic surgery. This delayed facial paresis, following a broad range of otologic...

Congenital epulis

July 1, 2010  |  Arnaud Bewley, MD, Jason D. Bloom, MD, Safeena Kherani, MD, and Bruce R. Pawel, MD

Anatomic changes related to laryngeal descent from birth to 1 year of age: Do they play a role in SIDS?

July 1, 2010  |  Robert E. Stephens, PhD, Austin Bancroft, DO, Alan G. Glaros, PhD, and Lisa H. Lowe, MD


We conducted a retrospective study to measure laryngeal descent in human infants and to determine if there is any correlation between the associated anatomic changes and the timing of the peak incidence of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), which is 2 to 4 months of age. We...

Pediatric tracheotomy in special populations: Comparison of operative times and survival

June 1, 2010  |  Catherine A. Craig, MD, Ashley Brooke Robey, MD, and Debora W. Goebel, MD


We conducted a retrospective study to analyze various aspects of tracheotomy in children with abnormal laryngotracheal anatomy, a congenital cardiac anomaly, both, or neither. Our study population consisted of 53 children who had undergone tracheotomy performed by a single...


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