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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...

Myopericytoma of the neck originating in the middle scalene muscle: A case report

November 3, 2017  |  Mark B. Chaskes, MD, MBA; John W. Bishop, MD; Matthew Bobinski, MD, PhD; D. Gregory Farwell, MD

Abstract

We report a case of myopericytoma of the neck. A 23-year-old woman noticed a small, nontender mass in her left supraclavicular fossa. The mass had grown over a period of 5 months, prompting her to seek evaluation. On examination, no motor or sensory deficits were present....

Pediatric sinonasal desmoid tumor

November 3, 2017  |  Jonathan Choi, MD; Evan Walgama, MD; John McClay, MD; Pete S. Batra, MD, FACS; Ron B. Mitchell, MD

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Ear fetal rhabdomyoma

September 18, 2017  |  Lester D. Thompson, MD

The soft tissues of the orbit, ear, and oral cavity are the most frequent sites of involvement, although adult-type rhabdomyomas are more common in the parapharyngeal and laryngeal spaces.

A huge parapharyngeal space tumor in a child

April 30, 2017  |  Yuntsung Hung, MD; Chi-Shiun Huang, MD; Liang-You Yang, MD

Most clinicians will see only a small number of cases of parapharyngeal space tumors during their careers.

The rising incidence of major salivary gland cancer in the United States

March 24, 2017  |  Anthony G. Del Signore, MD; Uchechukwu C. Megwalu, MD

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We performed a population-based historical cohort study using the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) database to determine trends in the incidence of major salivary gland cancer and to evaluate the effect of sex, tumor size, histology, primary site, and extent...

Metastatic chordoma of the tongue: Case report

March 24, 2017  |  Sultan Bişkin, MD; Rabiye Uslu Erdemir, MD; Sultan Şevik Eliçora, MD; Sevim Aydınlı, MD; Şükrü Oğuz Özdamar, MD

Abstract

Chordomas are rare bone tumors that arise from notochord remnants. They most commonly occur in the sacrum, but they also can be seen in the skull base, cervical spine, and thoracolumbar vertebrae. Chordomas account for 1 to 4% of all primary skeletal tumors. They are usually...

Submandibular salivary gland tumors: Clinical course and outcome of a 20-year multicenter study

March 24, 2017  |  Aviram Mizrachi, MD; Gideon Bachar, MD; Yaron Unger, MD; Ohad Hilly, MD; Dan M. Fliss, MD; Thomas Shpitzer, MD

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The purpose of this retrospective chart review study was to review the nature and clinical course of benign and malignant submandibular gland tumors at 2 major university-affiliated tertiary medical centers. All patients who underwent submandibular salivary gland excision...

Glomus faciale tumors: A report of 3 cases and literature review

March 24, 2017  |  Sahar Nadimi, MD; John P. Leonetti, MD; Sam J. Marzo, MD; Douglas E. Anderson, MD; Gulrez Mahmood, MD; Derek Bumgarner, MD

Abstract

Our objectives in reporting this case series are to familiarize readers with the rare occurrence of paragangliomas originating along the facial nerve and to provide a literature review. We describe 3 such cases that occurred at our tertiary care academic medical center. Two...

Mechanical venous anastomosis in head and neck microvascular reconstruction as an equivalent to the gold standard

February 20, 2017  |  Eric Thorpe, MD; Yash Patil, MD

Abstract

To define the most successful and efficient manner to perform venous microvascular anastomoses, the effectiveness of mechanical venous anastomosis in head and neck microvascular reconstruction is reviewed. Head and neck reconstruction with free flap techniques has become the...

Surgical management of parapharyngeal space tumors: The role of cervical and lateral skull base approaches

December 7, 2016  |  Arturo Mario Poletti, MD; Siba P. Dubey, MS; Giovanni Colombo, MD; Giovanni Cugini, MD

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We conducted a retrospective study to analyze the role of the cervical and lateral skull base approaches in the surgical excision of parapharyngeal space (PPS) tumors. Our study population was made up of 34 patients-15 males and 19 females, aged 13 to 73 years (mean: 50.6)-who...

Nasopharyngeal airway to prevent tension pneumocephalus after open resection of anterior skull base tumors

December 7, 2016  |  Matthew E. Spector, MD; Jon-Paul Pepper, MD; Stephen Sullivan, MD; Lawrence Marentette, MD; Erin McKean, MD

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We conducted a retrospective study to assess the efficacy of using a nasopharyngeal airway in lieu of a tracheotomy or prolonged intubation for the diversion of airflow to prevent tension pneumocephalus after an open resection of anterior skull base tumors. Our study population...

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