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Positron-emission tomography enhancement after vocal fold injection medialization

June 20, 2017  |  Nazaneen Grant, MD; Richard J. Wong, MD; Dennis H. Kraus, MD; Heiko Schoder, MD; Ryan C. Branski, PhD

Abstract

The potential for the misinterpretation of positron-emission tomography (PET) scans in the context of a possible malignancy has been confirmed in a case report showing increased 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) uptake after unilateral vocal fold augmentation medialization. We...

Vocal fold hemorrhage into a physiologic sulcus

June 20, 2017  |  Daniel A. Benito, MD; Jonathan J. Romak, MD; Robert T. Sataloff, MD, DMA, FACS

Predisposing factors include traumatic vocal activities such as aggressive singing, throat clearing, coughing, or shouting, especially with the use of anticoagulants.

Atypical presentation of vocal fold granulomas

April 30, 2017  |  Raj B. Patel, MD; Aaron Jaworek, MD; Robert T. Sataloff, MD, DMA, FACS

Vocal fold granulomas usually form near the vocal process or on the mucosa covering the medial surface of the arytenoid cartilage. These lesions are not true granulomas and consist of fibroblasts, collagen, leukocytes, and proliferating capillaries.

Nasal, pharyngeal, and laryngeal pemphigus vulgaris successfully treated with rituximab

April 30, 2017  |  Naveed Sami, MD

Abstract

Pemphigus vulgaris is a potentially fatal autoimmune blistering disease that can involve the nasopharyngeal and laryngeal tissues. The disease can be recalcitrant to conventional oral treatments, and treatment alternatives are limited. This retrospective study evaluated the...

The role of hypertonic saline in monopolar tonsillectomy in adult patients

April 30, 2017  |  Jian Ma, MD; Mei Zheng, MS; Jun-Wei Mu, MD; Peng Cui, MD

Abstract

This study's objective was to look for a simple and inexpensive method to reduce patients' pain during tonsillectomy. Bilateral tonsillectomy patients were enrolled and placed into different groups based on their admission numbers. Patients with odd numbers had electrical...

Linear IgA dermatosis limited to the mucosal membranes as a rare cause of dysphagia

April 30, 2017  |  Victoria M. Bones, MD; Lyndsay L. Madden, DO

Role of intraoperative ropivacaine in adult post-tonsillectomy pain control: A randomized controlled trial

April 30, 2017  |  William C. Yao, MD; Christian A. Corbitt, MD; Masayoshi Takashima, MD

Abstract

We sought to evaluate the efficacy of ropivacaine in post-tonsillectomy pain management in adults and evaluate the timing of intraoperative ropivacaine administration for this purpose. A prospective, double-blinded, randomized, controlled trial with a paired design was...

In-office vs. operating room procedures for recurrent respiratory papillomatosis

April 30, 2017  |  Anya J. Miller, MD; Glendon M. Gardner, MD

Abstract

We conducted a study to analyze hospital and patient costs, outcomes, and patient satisfaction among adults undergoing in-office and operating room procedures for the treatment of recurrent respiratory papillomatosis. Our final study population was made up of 17 patients-1 man...

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)...

A huge parapharyngeal space tumor in a child

April 30, 2017  |  Yuntsung Hung, MD; Chi-Shiun Huang, MD; Liang-You Yang, MD

Most clinicians will see only a small number of cases of parapharyngeal space tumors during their careers.

Treatment success with titratable thermoplastic mandibular advancement devices for obstructive sleep apnea: A comparison of patient characteristics

March 24, 2017  |  Tang-Chuan Wang, MD; Yung-An Tsou, MD, MSc; Yi-Fan Wu, MD; Chia-Chang Huang, MD; Wesley Wen-Yang Lin, MSc; Yu-Fen Li, PhD, MPH; Michael Yuan-Chien Chen, MD; Chih-Jaan Tai, MD, MSc; Ming-Hsui Tsai, MD

Abstract

A titratable thermoplastic mandibular advancement device (MAD) is clearly an effective treatment option in some patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Determining which patients may be more likely to respond to treatment with thermoplastic MADs and to adhere to treatment...

Airway foreign body occurring during in-office vocal fold injection

March 24, 2017  |  Pamela Chia, MD; Aaron Jaworek, MD; Robert T. Sataloff, MD, DMA, FACS

Needle foreign bodies in the upper airway can result in life-threatening infections or hemorrhage from injury to the major vessels in the neck or chest.

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