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Bean sprout impaction in the pharynx: Two cases of this unusual foreign body

September 1, 2009  |  Dulani Mendis, DOHNS, MRCS and Simon Thorne, DLO, MRCSEd

Abstract

We report 2 cases of bean sprout impaction in the pharynx. To the best of our knowledge, pharyngeal impaction of a bean sprout has not been previously described in the literature. We also comment on the theoretical infective risks associated with the long-term impaction of...

Nontraumatic retropharyngeal abscess complicated by cervical osteomyelitis and epidural abscess in post-Katrina New Orleans: Four cases

July 1, 2009  |  Sabeen Faruqui, MS, Enrique Palacios, MD, Paul Friedlander, MD, Miguel Melgar, MD, PhD, Jorge Alvernia, MD, and Phillip Vaughan Parry, MD

Abstract

Most retropharyngeal abscesses, including iatrogenic cases, are caused by trauma. Nontraumatic retropharyngeal abscesses usually occur secondary to infection of the retropharyngeal lymph nodes. Because these particular nodes usually disappear by the age of 4 or 5 years, a...

Malignant rhabdoid tumor of the parapharyngeal space

March 1, 2009  |  Anthony Sparano, MD, Portia Kreiger, MD, and Ken Kazahaya, MD

Abstract

Malignant rhabdoid tumor has been a somewhat controversial entity since it was first described in 1978 as a possible sarcomatous variant of Wilms tumor. Eventually, however, it was found to be a distinct neoplastic tumor with histologic characteristics similar to those of...

Viral supraglottitis in an adult

February 1, 2009  |  Ali Lotfizadeh, MD and Dinesh K. Chhetri, MD

Smooth-muscle tumor of the parapharyngeal space

February 1, 2009  |  Sofia Avitia, MD, Jason Hamilton, MD, and Ryan F. Osborne, MD, FACS

Intravascular papillary endothelial hyperplasia (Masson lesion) of the hypopharynx and larynx

December 1, 2008  |  M. Güven Güvenç, MD, Levent Dereköylü, MD, Nazim Korkut, MD, Ferhan Öz, MD, and Büge Öz, MD

Abstract

Masson lesion is characterized by a benign intravascular papillary hyperplasia and subsequent thrombosis. Clinically, this lesion can be misdiagnosed as mucocele, hemangioma, Kaposi sarcoma, angiosarcoma, pyogenic granuloma, and several other lesions. In this article, we report...

Results after intensified therapy for advanced carcinoma of the hypopharynx

August 1, 2008  |  Jochen P. Windfuhr, MD, PhD, Mathias Andrae, MD, Yue-Shih Chen, MD, Hans B. Makoski, MD, Michael Schröder, MD, and Klaus Sesterhenn, MD

Abstract

We conducted a retrospective chart review of 85 patients (95% male) with advanced but resectable hypopharyngeal carcinoma to evaluate the effectiveness of an intensified multimodal treatment protocol. This protocol involved concomitant chemo- and radiotherapy before and after...

Head and neck manifestations of lymphogranuloma venereum

August 1, 2008  |  Diana T. Albay, MD and Glenn E. Mathisen, MD

Abstract

Lymphogranuloma venereum (LGV)—caused by Chlamydia trachomatis serovars L1, L2, or L3—rarely occurs in the United States. The disease clinically manifests in three stages: primary, secondary, and tertiary. The primary manifestation, a self-limited genital ulcer at the...

An unusual case of adult airway obstruction from a lymphovenous malformation

July 1, 2008  |  Maj. Wayne J. Harsha, MD, Maj. James V. Crawford, MD, Lt. Col., and Douglas M. Sorensen, MD, FACS

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Lymphatic, venous, and mixed lymphovenous malformations are low-flow lesions that are present at birth and grow proportionately with the patient. We describe an unusual presentation of a lymphovenous malformation in an adult. A 19-year-old man presented to the emergency...

Duodenogastroesophageal reflux and its effect on extraesophageal tissues: A review

April 1, 2008  |  Joel H. Blumin, MD, Albert L. Merati, MD, and Robert J. Toohill, MD

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We conducted a literature review to identify elements of duodenogastroesophageal reflux (DGER)—namely pancreatic fluids, hydrochloric acid, pepsin, and bile—as to the effects each has when refluxed to the extraesophageal structures. Further, we wished to acquaint clinicians...

Retropharyngeal hematoma as a complication of anticoagulation therapy

March 1, 2008  |  Ertap Akoğlu, MD, Ergün Seyfeli, MD, Sebahat Akoğlu, MD, Sinem Karazincir, MD, Şemsettin Okuyucu, MD, and Ali Şafak Dağli, MD

Abstract

Reports in the literature of retropharyngeal hematoma as a complication of anticoagulation therapy are rare. When this complication does occur, it can become life-threatening if the airway is compromised. However, no consensus exists as to which approach—intubation, tracheotomy...

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