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Histoplasmosis of the head and neck in the immunocompetent patient: Report of 2 cases

September 27, 2018  |  Ashley P. O'Connell Ferster, MD; Aaron Jaworek, MD; Amanda Hu, MD, FRCSC

Abstract

Histoplasmosis of the head and neck is rarely seen in immunocompetent patients. We report 2 new cases of histoplasmosis of the head and neck in immunocompetent patients, one an 80-year-old man and the other a 57-year-old man. The older man presented with oral cavity...

Acute infectious laryngitis: A case series

September 27, 2018  |  Aaron J. Jaworek, MD; Kranthi Earasi, MD; Karen M. Lyons, MD; Srihari Daggumati, BS; Amanda Hu, MD, FRCSC; Robert T. Sataloff, MD, DMA, FACS

Abstract

Although acute laryngitis is common, it is often managed by primary physicians. Therefore, video images documenting its signs are scarce. This series includes 7 professional voice users who previously had undergone baseline strobovideolaryngscopy (SVL) during routine...

Isolated lymphatic malformation of the postcricoid space

August 22, 2018  |  Douglas Sidell, MD; Arjun S. Joshi, MD; Christopher R. Kieliszak, DO; Steven A. Bielamowicz, MD

Age-related changes affecting the cricoarytenoid joint seen on computed tomography

August 22, 2018  |  Georges Ziade, MD; Sahar Semaan, MD; Sarah Assaad, MPH; Abdul Latif Hamdan, MD, EMBA, MPH

Abstract

We conducted a retrospective chart review to compare four characteristics-cricoarytenoid joint ankylosis, narrowing, erosion, and density increases-in patients younger and older than 65 years. Our study population was made up of 100 patients, who were divided into two groups on...

Bilateral massive pharyngoceles

August 22, 2018  |  Norair Adjamian, DO; Lyndsay L. Madden, DO; Libby J. Smith, DO

The differential diagnosis of pharyngoceles can be vast, and misdiagnosis often can occur without proper imaging studies.

Inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor of the larynx

August 18, 2018  |  Yu-Hsuan Wang, MD; Yi-Shing Leu, MD; Wei-Chin Chang, MD

Inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor usually involves the lungs, bronchopulmonary tree, and abdominal viscera.

Warthin tumor of the larynx: A case report and review of the literature

August 18, 2018  |  Irit Duek, MD; Miki Paker, MD; Ziv Gil, MD, PhD; Jacob T. Cohen, MD

Abstract

Warthin tumor (papillary cystadenoma lymphomatosum) is a benign salivary gland tumor that occurs almost exclusively in the parotid gland. As far as we know, only 15 cases of laryngeal Warthin tumor have been previously reported worldwide. We describe the case of a 75-year-old...

Laryngeal chondrosarcoma

June 28, 2018  |  Norman J. Chan, MD; Christopher Fundakowski, MD; Ahmed M.S. Soliman, MD

About 80% of laryngeal chondrosarcomas have calcifications that can be seen on CT, but MRI can help to determine extralaryngeal extension.

Paraganglioma of the larynx diagnosed with maneuvered three-phase contrast-enhanced computed tomography

June 28, 2018  |  Irfan Celebi, MD; Gulpembe Bozkurt, MD; Abdullah Soydan Mahmutoglu, MD

Abstract

The standard diagnostic tool for laryngeal paraganglioma is generally accepted to be magnetic resonance imaging. However, the role of other imaging modalities has not been evaluated extensively. We describe the case of a 38-year-old man who had a history of voice distortion for...

An undulating vallecular cyst

April 30, 2018  |  Yu-Hsuan Lin, MD; Ming-Yee Lin, MD, PhD

Most vallecular cysts are indolent, but they carry the potential for airway obstruction if they become enlarged.

Horizontal (vs. vertical) closure of the neo-pharynx is associated with superior postoperative swallowing after total laryngectomy

April 30, 2018  |  Giannis Thrasyvoulou, MD, PGCert Med, PhD; Petros V. Vlastarakos, MD, MSc, PhD; Michael Thrasyvoulou, BSc(Math); Aristides Sismanis, MD, FACS

Abstract

We conducted a cross-sectional study to compare the horizontal and vertical methods used in the surgical closure of the neo-pharynx after total laryngectomy in terms of their effect on swallowing function, swallowing-related quality of life (QOL), and overall QOL. We also...

CO2-laser-assisted diverticulotomy remains an effective and safe method for treating Zenker diverticulum

March 14, 2018  |  Mazin Merdad, MD, MPH; Nitin Bhatia, MD; Elie E. Rebeiz, MD, FACS

Abstract

Our objectives were to review our experience with laser- assisted diverticulotomy (LAD) in the treatment of Zenker diverticulum (ZD) and compare our results with those in published literature on other endoscopic and surgical techniques. We conducted a retrospective chart review...

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