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An intrathyroidal thyroglossal duct cyst

October 31, 2015  |  Robert Saadi, BS; David Goldenberg, MD, FACS

Thyroglossal duct cysts  are classically midline, associated with the hyoid bone, move with swallowing or tongue protrusion, and often initially present with some degree of inflammation.

Soft palate mass

October 31, 2015  |  Evan Longfield, MD; Matthew W. Stark, MD; Anita Jeyakumar, MD, FACS

Although pleomorphic adenomas are mostly benign, they have the potential to grow very large yet remain asymptomatic.

An imaging study of the facial nerve canal in congenital aural atresia

October 31, 2015  |  Shouqin Zhao, PhD; Demin Han, PhD; Zhenchang Wang, PhD; Jie Li, MD; Yanni Qian, MD; Yuanyuan Ren, MD; Jiyong Dong, MD

Abstract

We conducted a prospective study to investigate the abnormalities of the facial nerve canal in patients with congenital aural atresia by computed tomography (CT). Our study population was made up of 99 patients-68 males and 31 females, aged 6 to 22 years (mean: 13.5)-who had...

Comparison of SPECT/CT and planar MIBI in terms of operating time and cost in the surgical management of primary hyperparathyroidism

October 31, 2015  |  Dhave Setabutr, MD; Kavita Vakharia, MD; Stephen J. Nogan, MD; George N. Kamel, MD; Thomas Allen, MD; Brian D. Saunders, MD; David Goldenberg, MD

Abstract

We conducted a retrospective study to compare operating times and costs in patients who underwent guided parathyroidectomies with either (1) technetium-99m (99mTc) multiplex ion-beam imaging (MIBI) parathyroid scintigraphy with single-photon emission computed...

Unusual primary tumors presenting as papillary carcinomas metastatic to the neck

October 31, 2015  |  Agnes Dupret-Bories, MD, PhD; Marc Wilt, MD; Pierre Kennel, MD; Anne Charpiot, MD, PhD; Jean-Francois Rodier, MD, FACS

Abstract

The presence of a metastatic papillary carcinoma in the neck is presumptive evidence of a primary thyroid neoplasm since neck metastases of other primary tumors are uncommon. Immunohistochemical studies may be required to diagnose these metastases. We report 2 cases in which an...

Noninvasive intraoperative angiography for reconstruction of head and neck defects

October 31, 2015  |  Shiva P. Daram, MD; Justin M. Sacks, MD; Michael E. Kupferman, MD

Abstract

Reconstruction of head and neck defects after cancer resection involves the use of local, pedicled musculocutaneous, and free flaps. Flap failure is often caused by vascular insufficiency, and it is associated with the presence of cardiovascular or peripheral vascular disease,...

An unusual presentation of a lingual dermoid cyst

October 31, 2015  |  Megan L. Durr, MD; Annemieke van Zante, MD, PhD; Steven D. Pletcher, MD

Abstract

Dermoid cysts are rare lesions of the head and neck that usually present in children as an asymptomatic, slowly growing mass. We report a case that demonstrates that dermoid cysts can present later in life as a recurrent acute infection. Our patient was a 48-year-old man with a...

"Cannonball" delayed pulmonary metastases in parotid adenoid cystic carcinoma

October 31, 2015  |  David X. Liu, BS; Juan S. Gomez, MD; Enrique Palacios, MD, FACR; Jeremy Nguyen, MD

Optimal imaging studies for perineural invasion can be obtained with magnetic resonance imaging, which demonstrates abnormal enhancement of the cranial nerves involved.

Masseter flap for reconstruction of defects after excision of buccal mucosa cancers with intact mandible

October 31, 2015  |  Pankaj Chaturvedi, MS; Sandeep Lerra, MS(ENT); Farheen Ustad, MS; Prathamesh S. Pai, MS(ENT); Devendra A. Chaukar, MS; Anil K. D'Cruz, MS

Abstract

Among the reconstructive options available for buccal mucosa defects with an intact mandible, free flap with microvascular anastomosis is the best option. However, in the developing world, with poor resources, limited infrastructure, and high patient load, this cannot be...

Pleomorphic sarcoma of the neck

September 21, 2015  |  Lester D. Thompson, MD

Pleomorphic sarcoma is an uncommon neoplasm in the head and neck now that refinements in diagnostic techniques have more accurately classified tumors that used to be placed in this category.

Endoscopic transnasal transsphenoidal transtuberculum sellae extradural approach to suprasellar pituitary lesions: A case report

September 21, 2015  |  Tapan Nagpal, MS

Abstract

Pituitary adenomas are benign tumors that arise within the anterior lobe (the adenohypophysis) of the pituitary gland in the sella turcica. As they grow, they can extend through the pituitary stalk and into the suprasellar compartment. The surgical management of these adenomas...

Endoscopy-assisted resection of a submandibular gland mass via a thyroidectomy incision

September 21, 2015  |  Jin Pyeong Kim, MD; Jung Je Park, MD; Hyun Woo Park, MD; Seung Hoon Woo, MD

Abstract

Submandibular gland excision is traditionally performed via the transcervical approach. In an effort to avoid or reduce visible scarring and nerve injury, diverse innovative surgical trials have been conducted. We report the case of a submandibular gland mass that was...

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