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Myopericytoma of the neck originating in the middle scalene muscle: A case report

November 3, 2017  |  Mark B. Chaskes, MD, MBA; John W. Bishop, MD; Matthew Bobinski, MD, PhD; D. Gregory Farwell, MD


We report a case of myopericytoma of the neck. A 23-year-old woman noticed a small, nontender mass in her left supraclavicular fossa. The mass had grown over a period of 5 months, prompting her to seek evaluation. On examination, no motor or sensory deficits were present....

Guidelines for radiographic imaging of cranial neuropathies

November 3, 2017  |  Aliasgher Khaku, BS; Vijay Patel, BS; Thomas Zacharia, MD; David Goldenberg, MD; Johnathan McGinn, MD


Disruption of the complex pathways of the 12 cranial nerves can occur at any site along their course, and many, varied pathologic processes may initially manifest as dysfunction and neuropathy. Radiographic imaging (computed topography or magnetic resonance imaging) is...

Acrokeratosis paraneoplastica (Bazex syndrome)

November 3, 2017  |  Jerome R. Lechien, MD, PhD, MS; Mohamad Khalife, MD; Sven Saussez, MD, PhD

The first stage of a...

Managing head and neck malignancy arising in a field of Crohn disease inflammation: Report of a case

November 3, 2017  |  Christina Yver, MD, MBA; Darshana Jhala, MD; Amanda Muir, MD; Devraj Basu, MD, PhD


Some of the clinical characteristics of Crohn disease of the head and neck overlap those of squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck. We describe the diagnostic and therapeutic complexities we encountered in an unusual case of piriform sinus cancer that had arisen in a...

Social media in otolaryngology-head and neck surgery

September 18, 2017  |  Modupe Oyewumi, MD; John Lee, MD, MSc, FRCSC; Allan Vescan, MD, FRCSC


The objective of this study was to assess the current use of social media tools within Canadian otolaryngology-head and neck surgery (OHNS) programs and to assess the interest within these programs to integrate social media for networking, social, and educational programs. A...

Ear fetal rhabdomyoma

September 18, 2017  |  Lester D. Thompson, MD

The soft tissues of the orbit, ear, and oral cavity are the most frequent sites of involvement, although adult-type rhabdomyomas are more common in the parapharyngeal and laryngeal spaces.

Markers of proliferation and cytokeratins in the differential diagnosis of jaw cysts

September 18, 2017  |  Nikola D. Zivkovic, PhD; Dragan S. Mihailovic, PhD; Milos S. Kostic, PhD; Ana S. Cvetanovic, MD; Zaklina Z. Mijovic, PhD; Maja V. Jovicic Milentijevic, PhD; Tijana V. Dencic, MD

Use of sialendoscopy as an aid to identify a large retained foreign body

August 24, 2017  |  Christopher J. Britt, MD; David Hyman, MD; Gregory K. Hartig, MD


We describe the novel use of sialendoscopy in a 51-year-old man to identify a large and long-standing foreign body (wood) within the facial soft tissues that had eluded detection on previous imaging and surgical exploration. The identification of this foreign body was elusive...

Otolaryngic manifestations of Cushing disease

August 24, 2017  |  Edward C. Kuan, MD, MBA; Kevin A. Peng, MD; Jeffrey D. Suh, MD; Marvin Bergsneider, MD; Marilene B. Wang, MD


Cushing disease is a relatively rare cause of Cushing syndrome secondary to a hyperfunctioning pituitary adenoma. In addition to signs and symptoms of hypercortisolism, Cushing disease may present with diverse otolaryngic manifestations, which may guide diagnosis and management...

An incidental thyroid nodule

August 24, 2017  |  John P. Flynn, MD; Peter A. Morawiecki, MD; Marco A. Ayala, MD

Preoperative diagnosis of intrathyroidal parathyroid adenomas is essential to determining correct surgical management

A clinicopathologic and epidemiologic study of chronic white lesions in the oral mucosa

August 24, 2017  |  Sampurna Ghosh, MS; Sudipta Pal, MS; Soumya Ghatak, MS; Somnath Saha, MS; Surajit Biswas, MD; Prabha Srivastava, MD


Invasive oral squamous cell carcinoma is often preceded by the presence of clinically identifiable premalignant changes of the oral mucosa, including white lesions. We conducted a cross-sectional, observational study to assess the clinicopathologic and epidemiologic aspects of...

Multinodular goiter: A study of malignancy risk in nondominant nodules

August 24, 2017  |  Jenica Su-ern Yong, MBBS, MRCS, MMED ORL; Kwok Seng Loh, MBBS, FRCS, FAMS; Bengt Fredrik Petersson, MD, PhD; Mark Thong, MBBS, MRCS, MMED ORL


The long-standing belief that multinodular goiters are associated with a lower risk of developing into carcinoma has been challenged by the results of some recent studies. In addition, we have noticed in our practice that a sizable proportion of cancers have been arising from...