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Initial experience of a hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia center of excellence

June 20, 2017  |  Christopher F. Thompson, MD; Jeffrey D. Suh, MD; Justin McWilliams, MD; Gary Duckwiler, MD; Marilene B. Wang, MD

Abstract

Our objectives in reviewing the initial experience of a hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia center of excellence (HHT COE) were to better understand the interventions being performed in the comprehensive care of these patients and to present the early data as a reference for...

Endoscopic view of a dumbbell-shaped sphenoid fungal mass

June 20, 2017  |  Dewey A. Christmas, MD; Joseph P. Mirante, MD, FACS; Eiji Yanagisawa, MD, FACS

In cases of sinus mycetoma, endoscopic debridement and adequate drainage of the sinus is a very effective course of treatment.

Is there an association between migraine and allergic rhinitis?

June 20, 2017  |  Isil Adadan Guvenc, MD; Mustafa Acar, MD; Nuray Bayar Muluk, MD; Nagehan Erdogmus Kucukcan, MD; Cemal Cingi, MD

Abstract

We conducted a prospective study to evaluate nasal signs and symptoms and to perform allergen-specific immunoglobulin E (IgE) testing to investigate the relationship between migraine and allergic rhinitis. Our study group consisted of 40 patients diagnosed with migraine-22 men...

Long-term follow-up of KTP laser turbinate reduction for the treatment of obstructive rhinopathy

April 30, 2017  |  Hemal Raja, FRCS, ORL-HNS; Scott Mitchell, MBChB, MRCS, DOHNS; George Barrett, MRCS, DOHNS; Ashish Sharma, MBBS, MA, MRCS, MRCP; Derek W. Skinner, FRCS, ORL-HNS

Abstract

We investigated the subjective, long-term, patient-reported symptom control after endoscopic potassium titanyl phosphate (KTP) laser reduction of the inferior turbinates. Symptoms were listed preoperatively and patients were asked, via telephone interview, the status of their...

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...

Therapeutic effect of hyaluronic acid in reducing nasal mucosa recovery time after septoplasty

April 30, 2017  |  Francesco Klinger, MD; Fabio Caviggioli, MD; Andrea Vittorio Emanuele Lisa, MD; Luca Maione, MD; Valeriano Vinci, MD; Mattia Siliprandi, MD; Federico Barbera, MD; Marco Klinger, MD; Luca Malvezzi, MD

Abstract

Mucociliary clearance represents a host defense mechanism of airways that can be compromised by various pathologic conditions, such as nasal septal deviation. Although septoplasty can resolve obstruction, it impairs mucociliary clearance in the immediate postoperative period....

Endoscopic view of long-term patency of the sphenoid ostium following balloon dilation

April 30, 2017  |  Joseph P. Mirante, MD, MBA, FACS; Dewey A. Christmas, MD; Eiji Yanagisawa, MD, FACS

In this case a 32-year-old patient with a history of recurrent sphenoid sinusitis had undergone balloon dilation of the sphenoid sinus ostium approximately 7 years earlier.

Validation of olfactory threshold testing methods

March 24, 2017  |  Alan Hirsch, MD; Alexander Roussos, MS; Sally Freels, PhD

Abstract

In patients with chemosensory complaints, a head-to-head comparison of unilateral olfaction threshold testing with the Phenyl Ethyl Alcohol Smell Threshold Test (PEA) and the OLFACT-RL Odor Threshold Test (OLFACT-RL) was undertaken. The charts of 23 consecutive patients...

Unusual case of chronic maxillary rhinosinusitis

March 24, 2017  |  Jérôme R. Lechien, MD, MSc; Julien W. Hsieh, MD; Sven Saussez, MD, PhD

Although maxillary rhinosinusitis due to migration of a distractor is rare, it must be suspected in all patients with a history of dysmorphism surgery and unilateral rhinosinusitis.

25 years of powered endoscopic maxillary antrostomy

March 24, 2017  |  Dewey A. Christmas, MD; Joseph P. Mirante, MD, FACS; Eiji Yanagisawa, MD, FACS

Powered endoscopic maxillary antrostomy has continued to be a useful procedure during the past 25 years.

Significance of imaging in the diagnosis of olfactory disorder

February 20, 2017  |  Teemu Harju, MD; Markus Rautiainen, MD, PhD; Ilkka Kivekas, MD, PhD

Abstract

The aim of this retrospective analysis was to examine olfactory disorders among the patients in the Ear, Nose, and Throat Clinic of Tampere University Hospital, Finland, from 2001 to 2011, and to evaluate the necessity of imaging in the examination of patients with olfactory...

Posterior epistaxis from inferior meatus: An endoscopic view

February 20, 2017  |  Jae Hoon Lee, MD

Most of the bleeding in posterior epistaxis originates from the posterior end of the lateral aspect of the middle and inferior turbinates and the lateral wall of the meatuses.

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