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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...

Quality of life in patients with larynx cancer in Latin America: Comparison between laryngectomy and organ preservation protocols

March 14, 2018  |  Alvaro Sanabria, MD, PhD, FACS; Daniel Sánchez, MD; Andrés Chala, MD; Andres Alvarez, MD

Abstract

The effect on quality of life (QOL) of laryngectomy and organ preservation protocols is important in decision making. The aim of this cross-sectional study was to evaluate QOL outcomes of patients with advanced laryngeal tumors who were treated with laryngectomy or organ...

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...

Laryngeal hemangioma presenting as a laryngocele

November 3, 2017  |  Kevin Shaigany, MD; Sidrah M. Ahmad, MD; Nausheen Jamal, MD

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TNF-Alpha inhibitor as a cause of refractory suppurative laryngitis and rhinosinusitis

September 18, 2017  |  Sevtap Akbulut, MD; Lyndsay L. Madden, DO; Berrylin J. Ferguson, MD, FACS; Clark A. Rosen, MD, FACS

Discontinuation of TNF-α inhibitors is recommended in patients with bacterial infections requiring antibiotic therapy or those with severe upper respiratory infection.

Histologic correlation of VEGF and COX-2 expression with tumor size in squamous cell carcinoma of the larynx and hypopharynx

April 30, 2017  |  Rodrigo Gonzalez Bonhin, MD; Guilherme Machado de Carvalho, MD; Alexandre Caixeta Guimaraes, MD; Vanessa Brito Campoy Rocha, MD; Carlos Takahiro Chone, MD, PhD; Agrício Nubiato Crespo, MD, PhD; Eliane Maria Ingrid Amstalden, MD, PhD

Abstract

The prognosis and survival of patients with laryngeal and hypopharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) are related to the clinical staging. Tumor growth and metastasis are closely related to angiogenesis. Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) and cyclooxygenase 2 (COX-2)...

Laryngoceles: Concepts of diagnosis and management

March 24, 2017  |  Mohammad Kamal Mobashir, PhD, MD; Waleed M. Basha, PhD, MD; Abd ElRaof Said Mohamed, MD; Mostafa Hassaan, MD; Ahmed M. Anany, MD

Abstract

A laryngocele is an abnormal dilatation of the laryngeal saccule. It is a rare benign lesion of the larynx. Various modalities of treatment have been advocated for its management. We present our treatment results and outcomes of a series of cases of laryngoceles and discuss the...

Comparison of cidofovir and the measles, mumps, and rubella vaccine in the treatment of recurrent respiratory papillomatosis

February 20, 2017  |  Ryan Kent Meacham, MD; Jerome W. Thompson, MD, MBA

Abstract

We conducted a retrospective study of the use of cidofovir and the measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccineas adjunctive treatments to lesion debridement in patients with recurrent respiratory papillomatosis (RRP). Our study population was made up of 15 children-7 boys and 8...

Invasive fungal laryngopharyngitis resulting in laryngeal destruction with complete laryngotracheal separation: Report of a case

January 25, 2017  |  Tyler Swiss, BS; Sergio Santino Cervantes, MD; Michael Hinni, MD; David G. Lott, MD

Abstract

As the treatment of hematopoietic cancers evolves, otolaryngologists will see a higher incidence of opportunistic infections. We discuss a case of invasive fungal disease that invaded the larynx, pharynx, trachea, and pulmonary parenchyma after chemotherapy. The patient, a 46-...

Rare primary mucosal melanoma of the larynx

December 7, 2016  |  Adam Blanchard, MD; Jeremy B. Nguyen, MD; Philip Daroca, MD; Paul Friedlander, MD; Eleanor Lewin, MD; James Vu, MD, MBA; Enrique Palacios, MD, FACR

Abstract

Few cases of primary mucosal melanoma of the larynx have been documented in the literature, so only a limited amount of data exists regarding its diagnosis and treatment. The prognosis is poor, as patients often present at a late stage with regional or distant metastases. We...

Clinical course of acute laryngeal hematoma associated with vocal fold fixation

October 25, 2016  |  Wan-Chun Tsai, MD; Jih-Chin Lee, MD; Chih-Hung Wang, MD, PhD; Hsin-Chien Chen, MD, PhD

Disruptions of the anterior commissure, multiple displaced cartilage fractures, and larger open lacerations require open laryngeal exploration.

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