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Changes in the nasalance of vowels within the first week following uvulopalatopharyngoplasty

February 24, 2016  |  Cheng-Chien Yang, MD; Ying-Piao Wang, MD, PhD; Chin-Wen Chang, MSc SLP

Abstract

We conducted a retrospective study to evaluate the short-term effect of uvulopalatopharyngoplasty (UPPP) on changes in the nasalance of five vowels: /a/, /ε/, /i/, /ɔ/, and /u/. Our study group was made up of 20 patients-15 males and 5 females, aged 16 to 57 years (mean: 37.3...

Laser myringoplasty for tympanic membrane retraction

February 24, 2016  |  Brian S. Chen, MD; John W. House, MD; James V. Crawford, MD

Only selected patients are good candidates for this procedure. Patients who are able to lift their TM with the Valsalva maneuver are ideal.

External auditory canal stenting with nonlatex glove and Gelfoam

February 24, 2016  |  Judy C. Pan, MD; Tucker M. Harris, MD

Abstract

External auditory canal stenosis, although uncommon, is a condition that is sometimes encountered by otolaryngologists. This condition has been shown to result from inflammatory changes that may be incited by many different causes. Various methods of stenting the canal open...

Repair of a posterior perforation of the trachea following thyroidectomy with a muscle transposition flap

February 24, 2016  |  Alistair B. Escott, MBChB; Rosalynd S. Pochin, MBBS, BSc (Hons), FRACS

Abstract

Tracheal perforation is a rare postoperative complication of total thyroidectomy. While previously documented cases have been reported in the anterior aspect of the trachea after a total thyroidectomy, we report what we believe is the first documented case of a perforation in...

Pneumatization of all three nasal turbinates

January 22, 2016  |  Jae Hoon Lee, MD

Clinically, it is difficult to distinguish pneumatization of the inferior turbinate from hypertrophy of the inferior turbinate without a CT scan.

Management of a cocaine-induced palatal perforation with a nasal septal button

January 22, 2016  |  Matteo Trimarchi, MD; Vittoria Sykopetrites, MD; Mario Bussi, MD

Abstract

A cocaine-induced midline destructive lesion (CIMDL) is a rare consequence of cocaine insufflation that involves the nose, sinuses, and occasionally the palate. Palatal perforations compromise swallowing, mastication, and speech. An obturator prosthesis can be used to overcome...

Endoscopic view of a total ethmoidectomy prior to the FESS era

October 31, 2015  |  Eiji Yanagisawa, MD, FACS; Dewey A. Christmas, MD; Joseph P. Mirante, MD, FACS

Before the development of functional endoscopic sinus surgery (FESS), total intranasal ethmoidectomy was performed without the aid of telescopes.

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,...

A hyperpneumatized frontal sinus with middle meatal obstruction

October 31, 2015  |  Dewey A. Christmas, MD; Joseph P. Mirante, MD, FACS; Eiji Yanagisawa, MD, FACS

In this case, the narrowing of the middle meatus by the hypertrophic polypoid middle turbinate resulted in intermittent frontal sinusitis and headaches.

Inferior turbinate augmentation with auricular cartilage for the treatment of empty nose syndrome

October 31, 2015  |  Angela A. Chang, MD; Deborah Watson, MD

Abstract

Empty nose syndrome (ENS) is a potential complication of excessive resection of turbinate tissue. Patients with ENS complain of nasal obstruction despite a widely patent nasal cavity. Various implants, including autologous bone and biomaterials, have been used to reduce the...

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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