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Button battery insertion in nose manifested as infraorbital cellulitis

September 27, 2018  |  Sheng-Yao Cheng, MD; Cheng-Ping Shih, MD

Infraorbital cellulitis developing from a nasal foreign body is relatively rare and should be considered when diagnosing a child with a presentation similar to the one described in this article.

The role of meteorologic factors and air pollution on the frequency of pediatric epistaxis

September 27, 2018  |  M. Volkan Akdogan, MD; Evren Hizal, MD; Mustafa Semiz, PhD; Ozgul Topal, MD; Hakan Akkas, MD; Aydin Kabatas, MSc; Selim S. Erbek, MD

Abstract

Fluctuations in atmospheric temperature, humidity, and air pollution are associated with the incidence of epistaxis. To date, no study in the literature has evaluated the effect of air pollution and meteorologic conditions on the pediatric population. We aimed to evaluate the...

Langerhans cell histiocytosis presenting as a scalp mass in a child

January 14, 2018  |  Omar Hariri, BBA; Seckin Ulualp, MD; Ron B. Mitchell, MD

The clinical presentation and course of Langerhans cell histiocytosis can range from a single benign lesion to life-threatening disseminated disease affecting multiple organs.

Temporal bone anomalies associated with unbalanced 9;13 chromosome translocation depicted on CT and MRI

January 14, 2018  |  Daniel Thomas Ginat, MD, MS

The presence of microtia in conjunction with inner ear anomalies is uncommon.

The value of ASSR threshold-based bilateral hearing aid fitting in children with difficult or unreliable behavioral audiometry

December 12, 2017  |  Petros V. Vlastarakos, MD, MSc, PhD; Alexandra Vasileiou, MD; Thomas P. Nikolopoulos, MD, DM, PhD

Abstract

We conducted an analysis to assess the relative contribution of auditory brainstem response (ABR) testing and auditory steady-state response (ASSR) testing in providing appropriate hearing aid fitting in hearing-impaired children with difficult or unreliable behavioral...

Outcomes of adenotonsillectomy in severe pediatric obstructive sleep apnea

December 12, 2017  |  Karim El-Kersh, MD; Rodrigo Cavallazzi, MD; Egambaram Senthilvel, MD, FRCSEd

Abstract

We conducted a retrospective chart review to examine the efficacy of adenotonsillectomy for the treatment of severe obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in children. Our study population was made up of 85 patients-58 boys and 27 girls, aged 1 to 17 years (mean: 6.9 ± 4.4)-with severe...

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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Boomerang-shaped vs. shield-shaped chondroperichondrial cartilage grafts for type 1 tympanoplasty in children: A study of 121 patients

November 3, 2017  |  Can Ozbay, MD; Fatih Kemal Soy, MD; Erkan Kulduk, MD; Riza Dundar, MD; Ahmet Yukkaldiran, MD; Osman Kadir Guler, MD; Ertan Koc

Abstract

Many techniques and graft materials have been used for the reconstruction of the tympanic membrane. We conducted a retrospective study to compare anatomic and functional outcomes of type 1 tympanoplasty that we performed with boomerang-shaped chondroperichondrial cartilage...

Older siblings are at increased risk for foreign bodies

September 18, 2017  |  Laura H. Swibel Rosenthal, MD; Matthew R. Bartindale, MD; Zachary C. Fridirici, MD; Natalie A. Papillon, BS

Abstract

A prospective, case-control study was performed to describe the role that siblings play in foreign bodies of the head and neck and to recognize situations in which children are most at risk for foreign bodies. Any child or adolescent (0 to 17 years old) with a foreign body...

Cornelia de Lange syndrome: What every otolaryngologist should know

August 24, 2017  |  Michael J. Eliason, MD, USN, LCDR; Jonathan M. Melzer, MD, USN, LCDR; Thomas Q. Gallagher, DO, USN, CDR

Abstract

Cornelia de Lange Syndrome (CdLS) can be expressed in multiple organ systems requiring a variety of specialists, including pediatric otolaryngology. We present the case of a 20-month-old boy with CdLS actively managed by an aerodigestive team consisting of pediatric...

Neonatal nasal septal deviation: Two cases of successful early surgical intervention

August 24, 2017  |  Claire M. Lawlor, MD; Maria Grant, MD; Joshua Levy, MD, MPH; Ashwin Ananth, MD, MBA; J. Lindhe Guarisco, MD

Abstract

Neonatal nasal septal deviations can occur as a result of trauma in utero or during birth. They are associated with significant clinical implications, including respiratory distress and failure to thrive. The incidence and classification of these deformities are varied in the...

Post-tonsillectomy hemorrhage rates in children compared by surgical technique

July 18, 2017  |  Nicole M. Reusser, MD; Robert W. Bender, MD; Nikhil A. Agrawal, MD; James T. Albright, MD; Newton O. Duncan, MD; Joseph L. Edmonds, MD

Abstract

Despite the sheer number of pediatric tonsillectomies performed in the United States annually, there is no clear consensus as to which surgical technique is superior. One way to compare surgical techniques is to study the morbidity associated with each. We report postoperative...

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