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Pediatric Otolaryngology

Lateral sinus thrombosis in children: A review

June 14, 2011  |  Borlingegowda Viswanatha, MS, DLO


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...

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


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...

Nasal septal deviation in the pediatric and adult populations

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


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...

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...


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