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An extended toboggan technique for resection of substernal thyroid goiters

April 30, 2016  |  Catherine F. Sinclair, MD; Glenn E. Peters, MD; William R. Carroll, MD

Abstract

We describe our technique for the safe resection of substernal thyroid goiters. Early mobilization of the thyroid gland from tracheal attachments anteriorly and laterally facilitates extraction of the goiter from the mediastinum. Retrograde dissection through the ligament of...

A large vestibular schwannoma after recent negative MRI: A case report

April 30, 2016  |  Thomas J. Muelleman, MD; James Lin, MD

Abstract

Vestibular schwannomas are, on average, slowly growing tumors that may remain quiescent for some time before manifesting themselves symptomatically or being found incidentally on imaging. We describe a case of a vestibular schwannoma that grew rapidly and to a large size in a...

Lichen nitidus on the dorsal tongue

April 30, 2016  |  Pedro Costa de Araujo, MD; Jerome R. Lechien, MD

This relatively uncommon, asymptomatic, idiopathic inflammatory eruption is usually found on the abdomen, pelvic area, or extremities, but rarely on the tongue.

If cytology of Warthin tumor is accurate, can management be conservative?

April 30, 2016  |  Alexander C. Vlantis, FCS(SA)ORL; Siu Kwan Ng, FRCSEd; Chi Keung Mak, MRCS(Ed); Jackie M. Cheung, MBChB; Amy B. Chan, FHKC Path; C. Andrew van Hasselt, MMed(Otol)

Abstract

We conducted a retrospective study to assess the accuracy of fine-needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) in the diagnosis of Warthin tumor and to evaluate the subsequent risk of conservative nonsurgical management. We reviewed the records of 75 patients (76 tumors) with a parotid...

A case of minocycline-induced black thyroid associated with papillary carcinoma

March 16, 2016  |  Kohei Nishimoto, MD, PhD; Yoshihiko Kumai, MD, PhD; Daizo Murakami, MD, PhD; Eiji Yumoto, MD, PhD

Abstract

We report a rare case of black thyroid accompanied by papillary carcinoma in a patient with an extended history of minocycline treatment. A 78-year-old man was referred to our outpatient clinic with swelling in his neck. He had been taking minocycline for the previous 2 years...

Helicobacter pylori in lacrimal secretions

March 16, 2016  |  Aysegul Batioglu-Karaaltin, MD; Ozlem Saatci, MD; Meltem Akpinar, MD; Melih Ozgur Celik, PhD; Omer Develioglu, MD; Ozgur Yigit, MD; Mehmet Kulekci, MD; Alper Tunga Akarsubasi, PhD

Abstract

The aim of this study was to investigate the presence of Helicobacter pylori in human lacrimal and nasal secretions. Eighty patients with complaints of dyspepsia who had undergone endoscopies and gastric antrum biopsies were included in the study. A total of five...

A limited thoracocervical approach for accessing the anterior mediastinum in retrosternal goiters: Surgical technique and implications for the management of head and neck emergencies

March 16, 2016  |  Petros V. Vlastarakos, MD, MSc, PhD, IDO-HNS(Eng); Aaron Trinidade, MD, PGDip, MRCS, DO-HNS; Marie-Claire Jaberoo, MD, FRCS(ORL-HNS), DO-HNS; George Mochloulis, MD, CCST(ORL-HNS)

Abstract

In this article we describe the surgical management of retrosternal goiters via a limited thoracocervical approach, and we explore how the respective surgical know-how can be used in the management of the carotid blowout syndrome. Four cases involving patients who had undergone...

Ectopic thyroid tissue simulating metastasis

March 16, 2016  |  Juan S. Gomez, MD; Enrique Palacios, MD, FACR; Jeremy Nguyen, MD; Harold R. Neitzschman, MD, FACR

Metastatic pilomatrix carcinoma: Not so rare after all? A case report and review of the literature

March 16, 2016  |  Daniel M. Walker, MBBS; Samuel Dowthwaite, MBBS, FRACS; Drew Cronin, MBBS; Tristan Molden-Hauer, MBBS; Brent McMonagle, MBBS, FRACS

Abstract

Pilomatrixoma is a slowly growing benign tumor of the dermal hair cells. Metastatic disease is exceptionally rare. Pilomatrixoma can occur at any age, but most patients are older than 40 years at presentation. Approximately 60% of these lesions occur in the head and neck region...

Papillary carcinoma in thyroglossal duct cyst: Two case reports and review of the literature

March 16, 2016  |  Neil S. Patel, MD; Kianoush Sheykholeslami, MD, PhD

Abstract

The thyroglossal duct cyst is one of the more common congenital anterior neck masses. In rare cases, carcinoma has been detected within one of these cysts on histopathologic analysis of resected tissue. Since the incidence of thyroglossal duct cyst carcinoma is low, the...

Risk factors for cervical lymph node metastasis in papillary thyroid microcarcinoma: A meta-analysis

February 24, 2016  |  Nopawan Vorasubin, MD; Chau Nguyen, MD, FACS; Marilene Wang, MD

Abstract

A number of studies of predictive factors for lymph node metastasis in papillary thyroid microcarcinoma have been published. We conducted a systematic meta-analysis of some of these studies, and we present our findings herein. We searched the PubMed database and found 13...

Methylene blue and parathyroid adenoma localization: Three new cases of a rare cutaneous complication

February 24, 2016  |  Elliot D. Lieberman, MD; Rakhi Thambi, MD; Kristen B. Pytynia, MD, MPH

Abstract

Methylene blue has been safely used for the localization of parathyroid glands during parathyroidectomy, and only a few adverse effects have been documented. Methylene blue administration as a cause of pulse-oximetry-related skin injury is extremely rare. We describe 2 such...

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