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Can lateral nasopharyngeal radiographs be used to predict eustachian tube dysfunction?

August 24, 2017  |  Karen Hawley, MD; Neil Vachhani, MD; Samantha Anne, MD, MS

Abstract

The objective of our case-control study was to determine whether craniofacial features on lateral nasopharyngeal radiographs (LNPRs) can predict eustachian tube dysfunction (ETD). The study included patients seen in the otolaryngology clinic from 2005 to 2011. Patients 0 to 10...

Platelet-rich plasma myringoplasty: A new office procedure for the repair of small tympanic membrane perforations

August 24, 2017  |  Mohammad Waheed El-Anwar, MD; Ismail Elnashar, MD; Yaser Ahmad Foad, MD

Abstract

We conducted a prospective study to assess the effectiveness of a platelet-rich plasma hourglass graft in the repair of small tympanic membrane perforations as an office-based procedure. Our study population was made up of 25 patients-10 men and 15 women, aged 19 to 45 years (...

Nasal cavity tumefactive fibroinflammatory lesion mimicking recurrent mucoepidermoid carcinoma

August 24, 2017  |  Daniel Thomas Ginat, MD, MS; Elizabeth Blair, MD

The diagnostic imaging features of tumefactive fibroinflammatory lesions can mimic those of neoplasms.

Modified two-handed transnasal endoscopic surgery: Innovative instrument design and an experimental canine study

August 24, 2017  |  Guodong Feng, MD; Zhiqiang Gao, MD; Xu Tian, MD; Yuan Zhuang, MD; Wei Lv, MD

Abstract

This study was conducted to design new instruments to solve the current issues of one-hand control and the obscuring of the endoscope by blood during transnasal endoscopic surgery. An endoscope holder and an electronically controlled irrigation-suction system were designed and...

25 years of powered endoscopic transnasal sphenoidotomy

August 24, 2017  |  Dewey A. Christmas, MD; Joseph P. Mirante, MD, MBA, FACS; Eiji Yanagisawa, MD, FACS

Endoscopic transnasal sphenoidotomy requires good hemostasis in the operative field.

Comparison of clinical outcomes using a Piezosurgery device vs. a conventional osteotome for lateral osteotomy in rhinoplasty

August 24, 2017  |  Bulent Koc, MD; Eltaf Ayca Ozbal Koc, MD; Selim Erbek, MD

Abstract

Our aim for this study was to evaluate and compare the clinical outcomes in patients who underwent lateral osteotomy with a Piezosurgery device or a conventional osteotome in open-technique rhinoplasty. This cohort trial involved 65 patients (36 women and 29 men; average age:...

Post-tonsillectomy hemorrhage rates in children compared by surgical technique

July 18, 2017  |  Nicole M. Reusser, MD; Robert W. Bender, MD; Nikhil A. Agrawal, MD; James T. Albright, MD; Newton O. Duncan, MD; Joseph L. Edmonds, MD

Abstract

Despite the sheer number of pediatric tonsillectomies performed in the United States annually, there is no clear consensus as to which surgical technique is superior. One way to compare surgical techniques is to study the morbidity associated with each. We report postoperative...

PlasmaBlade vs. cold dissection tonsillectomy: A prospective, randomized, double-blind, controlled study in adults

July 18, 2017  |  Rasim Yilmazer, MD; Zahide Mine Yazici, MD; Meliksah Balta, MD; Ibrahim Erdim, MD; Omer Erdur, MD; Fatma Tulin Kayhan, MD

Abstract

We conducted a prospective, randomized, double-blind, controlled clinical study to compare the efficacy and safety of the PlasmaBlade device and cold dissection for adult tonsillectomy. Our study group was made up of 20 patients-12 men and 8 women, aged 18 to 50 years (mean: 27...

Cochlear implant electrode array exposure: A delayed complication

July 18, 2017  |  Christina Mishu, AuD; David A. Klodd, PhD; Miriam Redleaf, MD, FACS

Abstract

Exposure of the cochlear implant electrode array as a late complication has been reported rarely in the literature. A retrospective analysis revealed 4 patients presenting with exposure of their cochlear implant electrode arrays from 2 to 17 years after implantation. Data...

The Sophono bone-conduction system: Surgical, audiologic, and quality-of-life outcomes

July 18, 2017  |  Timothy Mclean, MBBS; Irumee Pai, FRCS; Andrew Philipatos, BSc; Michael Gordon, FRACS

Abstract

We prospectively evaluated the surgical, audiologic, and quality-of-life outcomes in 5 patients-2 men and 3 women, aged 22 to 64 years (mean: 41.8)-who were implanted with the Sophono Alpha 2 MPO Processor. The indications for implantation of this bone-conduction device...

Positron-emission tomography enhancement after vocal fold injection medialization

June 20, 2017  |  Nazaneen Grant, MD; Richard J. Wong, MD; Dennis H. Kraus, MD; Heiko Schoder, MD; Ryan C. Branski, PhD

Abstract

The potential for the misinterpretation of positron-emission tomography (PET) scans in the context of a possible malignancy has been confirmed in a case report showing increased 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) uptake after unilateral vocal fold augmentation medialization. We...

Impact of a pediatric anesthesiologist on operating room efficiency during pediatric tonsillectomies and adenotonsillectomies

June 20, 2017  |  Nicholas A. Dewyer, MD; Yoseph A. Kram, MD; Stephen Long, MD; Marika D. Russell, MD, FACS

Abstract

We conducted a retrospective case review to determine if the presence of an Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) fellowship-trained pediatric anesthesiologist improves efficiency during pediatric tonsillectomies and adenotonsillectomies in hospitals that...

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