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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


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


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


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


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


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


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...

Management of hypopharyngeal and esophageal perforations in children: Three case reports and a review of the literature

January 1, 2008  |  Eric D. Baum, MD, Lisa M. Elden, MD, Steven D. Handler, MD, and Lawrence W. C. Tom, MD


We report 2 cases of pediatric hypopharyngeal perforation that occurred during endoscopy and 1 case of esophageal perforation that developed during nasogastric tube insertion at a tertiary care academic medical center. These cases were identified during a retrospective chart...

Extramedullary plasmacytomas of the larynx and parapharyngeal space: Imaging and pathologic features

September 1, 2007  |  Khari Lewis, BDS; Rose Thomas, MBChB; Richard Grace, FRCP, FRCPath; Christopher Moffat, FRCPath; George Manjaly, FRCS; David C. Howlett, MRCP, FRCR
Extramedullary plasmacytoma is a rare plasma cell neoplasm that can occur in the head and neck. In this article...

Solitary fibrous tumor of the parapharyngeal space

August 1, 2007  |  Quang T. Vo, MD; Joseph A. Wolf, MD; James W. Turner, MD; Marina Murkis, MD; Daisy Saw, MD; Larry J. Shemen, MD
Solitary fibrous tumors are benign neoplasms of mesenchymal origin. They usually arise from the visceral or...


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