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Management of benign middle ear tumors: A series of 7 cases

November 3, 2017  |  Z. Jason Qian, MD; Amy M. Coffey, MD; Kathleen M. O'Toole, MD; Anil K. Lalwani, MD

Abstract

Benign middle ear tumors represent a rare group of neoplasms that vary widely in their pathology, anatomy, and clinical findings. These factors have made it difficult to establish guidelines for the resection of such tumors. Here we present 7 unique cases of these rare and...

Boomerang-shaped vs. shield-shaped chondroperichondrial cartilage grafts for type 1 tympanoplasty in children: A study of 121 patients

November 3, 2017  |  Can Ozbay, MD; Fatih Kemal Soy, MD; Erkan Kulduk, MD; Riza Dundar, MD; Ahmet Yukkaldiran, MD; Osman Kadir Guler, MD; Ertan Koc

Abstract

Many techniques and graft materials have been used for the reconstruction of the tympanic membrane. We conducted a retrospective study to compare anatomic and functional outcomes of type 1 tympanoplasty that we performed with boomerang-shaped chondroperichondrial cartilage...

Effects of septoplasty on olfactory function evaluated by the Brief Smell Identification Test: A study of 116 patients

November 3, 2017  |  Süheyl Haytoğlu, MD; Ramazan Dengiz, MD; Nuray Bayar Muluk, MD; Gökhan Kuran, MD; Osman Kursat Arikan, MD

Abstract

We conducted a prospective study of 116 patients-61 men and 55 women, aged 17 to 64 years (mean: 26.4)-to investigate the effects of septoplasty on olfactory function in patients with septal deviation (SD). The Mladina classification system was used to define SD types, and...

Surgicel use in control of primary postadenoidectomy bleeding

September 18, 2017  |  Mohammad Waheed El-Anwar, MD; Ahmad Abdel Fattah Nofal, MD; Ashraf Elmalt, MD

Abstract

Although postadenoidectomy bleeding is a rare complication, it is serious and potentially fatal. Postnasal packing and cautery of the adenoid bed are the most popular methods of controlling postadenoidectomy bleeding. Many hazards and complications may arise from traditional...

Surgical trainees and powered-drill use do not affect type I tympanoplasty hearing outcomes

September 18, 2017  |  David T. Kent, MD; David H. Chi, MD; Dennis J. Kitsko, DO

Abstract

The purposes of this study were to determine if use of a powered drill or trainee involvement during tympanoplasty is associated with a decline in sensorineural hearing, as well as to examine whether trainee involvement affected tympanic membrane (TM) closure rates. This study...

Bacterial cellulose as a new graft model for the Turkish delight technique in rhinoplasty: An experiment in 20 rats

September 18, 2017  |  Sevim Aydinli, MD; Sultan Biskin, MD; Aykut Erdem Dinc, MD; Yusuf Orhan Ucal, MD; Nilufer Kandemir, MD; Ishak Ozel Tekin, MD

Abstract

We conducted an experiment to investigate the effectiveness of bacterial cellulose, a new graft material, in correcting and preventing dorsal nasal disorder in rhinoplasty. The experiment was performed on 20 Wistar albino rats. The rats were evenly divided into two groups: a...

Intracapsular tonsillectomy for keratosis pharyngeous: A pilot study of postoperative recovery and surgical efficacy

September 18, 2017  |  Philip A. Gaudreau, MD; Eric M. Gessler, MD

Abstract

Our objective was to perform a pilot study comparing intracapsular radiofrequency ablation tonsillectomy with subcapsular tonsillectomy in adult patients with keratosis pharyngeous. Patients diagnosed with keratosis pharyngeous between December 2010 and February 2013 were...

Endoscopy-assisted Coblation for nasopharyngeal stenosis: A report of 2 cases

September 18, 2017  |  Omer Karakoc, MD; Bahtiyar Polat, MD; M. Timur Akcam, MD; Mustafa Gerek, MD

Abstract

Acquired nasopharyngeal stenosis, the standard treatments for which carry a high risk of restenosis, is an uncommon complication of both velopharyngeal surgery and radiotherapy to the nasopharynx. We present the cases of 2 men, aged 41 and 52 years, who underwent surgical...

Congenital ear malformations: Effectively correcting cryptotia with neonatal ear molding

September 18, 2017  |  Collin Rozanski, BA; Joseph J. Rousso, MD

Cryptotia is a relatively common congenital ear malformation that can be difficult to correct with surgery. Treatment should be started before the first 6 weeks of life.

Social media in otolaryngology-head and neck surgery

September 18, 2017  |  Modupe Oyewumi, MD; John Lee, MD, MSc, FRCSC; Allan Vescan, MD, FRCSC

Abstract

The objective of this study was to assess the current use of social media tools within Canadian otolaryngology-head and neck surgery (OHNS) programs and to assess the interest within these programs to integrate social media for networking, social, and educational programs. A...

Cerebrospinal fluid leak during stapes surgery: Gushing leaks and oozing leaks, two different phenomena

August 24, 2017  |  Juan Luis Quesada, MD; Giovanni Cammaroto, MD; Lilla Bonanno, PhD; Francesco Galletti, MD; Pedro Quesada, MD

Abstract

Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leak is an uncommon event that can occur during stapes surgery. Such leaks can be classified as gushing leaks (stapes gushers) and oozing leaks. A stapes gusher is a massive flow of CSF through the perforated footplate that fills the...

Neonatal nasal septal deviation: Two cases of successful early surgical intervention

August 24, 2017  |  Claire M. Lawlor, MD; Maria Grant, MD; Joshua Levy, MD, MPH; Ashwin Ananth, MD, MBA; J. Lindhe Guarisco, MD

Abstract

Neonatal nasal septal deviations can occur as a result of trauma in utero or during birth. They are associated with significant clinical implications, including respiratory distress and failure to thrive. The incidence and classification of these deformities are varied in the...

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