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Salivary epidermal growth factor concentrations in patients with Sjogren syndrome and laryngopharyngeal reflux

June 20, 2017  |  Claudia A. Eckley, MD; Marco Antônio dos Anjos Corvo, MD; Luis Roberto Sardinha, PhD; Bianca Liquidato, MD; Luiz Vicente Rizzo, MD

Abstract

Sjögren syndrome was chosen as a clinical model to study acinar salivary deficiencies in the development of laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR). The objective of this prospective cohort study was to compare salivary epidermal growth factor (EGF) concentrations of patients with...

Aggressive differentiated thyroid cancer in the geriatric patient

June 20, 2017  |  Kourosh Parham, MD, PhD, FACS; Karen M. Kost, MD, FRCSC

Although differentiated thyroid cancer is typically considered a relatively indolent disease, this is not the case in older adults.

Adenoid cystic carcinoma of the head and neck area: Oncologic treatment and plastic-reconstructive options

June 20, 2017  |  Johannes A. Veit, MD; Julia Thierauf, MD; Thomas K. Hoffmann, PhD, MD; Jens Greve, PhD, MD; Nicole Rotter, PhD, MD; Patrick J. Schuler, PhD, MD; Marc O. Scheithauer, PhD, MD

Abstract

Adenoid cystic carcinoma of the head and neck area is a rare malignant tumor with acceptable short-term but mediocre long-term prognosis. Radical tumor excision with clear resection margins, and sometimes resection of the facial nerve due to perineural growth, remains the...

Idiopathic pretracheal deep neck space infection with mediastinal extension: A series of 3 cases and review of the literature

June 20, 2017  |  Samuel Roberts, BMed; Lyndon Chan, MBBS (Hons); Robert Eisenberg, MBBS, FRACS

Abstract

Idiopathic pretracheal deep neck space infection is an extremely rare condition with potentially devastating complications. We present a series of 3 cases of pretracheal deep neck space infection that arose in the absence of trauma or a congenital lesion and that exhibited...

Parathyroid carcinoma in a patient with three prior parathyroid adenomas

June 20, 2017  |  Michael Goldenberg, MA; Henry Crist, MD; Darrin V. Bann, MD, PhD

Fine-needle aspiration is contraindicated because of its inability to distinguish parathyroid carcinoma from benign disease and the risk of seeding tumor along the biopsy tract.

Is computed tomography perfusion a useful method for distinguishing between benign and malignant neck masses?

June 20, 2017  |  Fatih Duzgun, MD; Serdar Tarhan, MD; Gulgun Yilmaz Ovali, MD; Gorkem Eskiizmir, MD; Yuksel Pabuscu, MD

Abstract

Evaluation of neck masses is frequent in ear, nose, and throat clinics. Successful outcomes associated with neck mass are directly related to rapid diagnosis and accurate treatment for each patient. Late diagnosis of a malignant mass increases the magnitude of morbidity and the...

Synchronous lesions of the right accessory parotid gland and left main parotid gland

June 20, 2017  |  Ba D. Nguyen, MD

Tumoral involvement of parotid glands is usually solitary; multifocality is rare

Elastofibroma

April 30, 2017  |  Lester D. Thompson, MD

Imaging findings of elastofibromas show poorly circumscribed, heterogenous soft-tissue masses that have contrast enhancement, quite frequently bilateral.

Quality-of-life outcomes in Graves disease patients after total thyroidectomy

April 30, 2017  |  Lukas H. Kus, MD; Wilma M. Hopman, MA; Ian J. Witterick, MD; Jeremy L. Freeman, MD

Abstract

Historically, research into surgical treatment of Graves disease has assessed subtotal rather than total thyroidectomy. Most clinicians now recommend total thyroidectomy, but little information is available regarding quality-of-life (QOL) outcomes for this procedure. Our aim...

Medially displaced common and internal carotid arteries presenting as a pulsatile mass: Clinicoradiologic analysis of 62 cases

April 30, 2017  |  Ilker Burak Arslan, MD; Yildiz Arslan, MD; Erhan Demirhan, MD; Selahattin Genc, MD; Yeliz Pekcevik, MD; Levent Altin, MD; Zahide Yilmaz, MD; Ibrahim Cukurova, MD

Abstract

We conducted a prospective study to analyze the medially displaced courses of the common carotid artery (CCA) and the cervical segment of the internal carotid artery (ICA) in patients who were diagnosed with a pulsatile mass on nasopharyngolaryngoscopy and by clinicoradiologic...

The rising incidence of major salivary gland cancer in the United States

March 24, 2017  |  Anthony G. Del Signore, MD; Uchechukwu C. Megwalu, MD

Abstract

We performed a population-based historical cohort study using the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) database to determine trends in the incidence of major salivary gland cancer and to evaluate the effect of sex, tumor size, histology, primary site, and extent...

Nasal, oral, and pharyngolaryngeal manifestations of pemphigus vulgaris: Endoscopic ororhinolaryngologic examination

March 24, 2017  |  Masafumi Ohki, MD; Shigeru Kikuchi, MD, PhD

Abstract

Pemphigus vulgaris is an autoimmune blistering disorder that involves the skin and mucous membranes. Few reports have described nasal and oropharyngolaryngeal lesions in pemphigus vulgaris using an endoscopic ororhinolaryngologic examination. We retrospectively reviewed the...

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