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Ameloblastomas of the mandible and maxilla

August 18, 2018  |  Ivana D. Petrovic, DMD; Jocelyn Migliacci, MA; Ian Ganly, MD; Snehal Patel, MD; Bin Xu, MD; Ronald Ghossein, MD; Joseph Huryn, DDS; Jatin Shah, MD


Ameloblastoma is a histologically benign but locally aggressive tumor of the jaws. We conducted a retrospective cohort study to review the clinical, radiologic, and pathologic features of patients with ameloblastoma of the mandible and maxilla and to report the outcomes of...

Burkitt lymphoma of the thyroid gland

August 18, 2018  |  Ashley P. O'Connell Ferster, MD; Guy Slonimsky, MD; Einat Slonimsky, MD; Henry Crist, MD; David Goldenberg, MD, FACS

Burkitt lymphoma is a rare, highly aggressive type of lymphoma that commonly presents at extranodal sites.

Late free flap failure in head and neck reconstruction: A systematic review

August 18, 2018  |  David Forner, MD; Blair A. Williams, MSc, MD, FRCS(C); Fawaz M. Makki, MSc, MD, FRCS(C); Jonathan R. Trites, MD, FRCS(C); S. Mark Taylor, MD, FRCS(C); Robert D. Hart, MD, FRCS(C)


Our objectives were to review all reported cases of late flap failure in head and neck surgery and describe any relevant patterns. We conducted a systematic review of all published cases of free flap failure after postoperative day 7 in head and neck surgery from January 1990...

Pseudolymphoma of the palate: A rare cause of dysphagia and odynophagia

August 18, 2018  |  C. Claire Melancon, MD; Oluwakemi Onajin, MD; Lyndsay L. Madden, DO

Accessory submandibular duct sialolithiasis identified during sialendoscopy

August 18, 2018  |  Andrew J. Thomas, MD; Kevin F. Wilson, MD


We describe a unique case of a 62-year-old patient with recurrent right submandibular sialadenitis. He initially appeared to have extensive sialolithiasis of the right submandibular duct on computed tomography imaging and examination, but sialendoscopy demonstrated a normal-...

Aggressive desmoid fibromatosis of the neck after total thyroidectomy

April 30, 2018  |  Alexander Delides, MD, PhD; Ioannis Plioutas, MD; Stephanos Konstantoudakis, MD; Pavlos Maragoudakis, MD, PhD

Treatment for this lesion is surgical resection, but external beam radiation or systemic drug treatment may be used when total resection is impossible.

Early experience in endoscopic transoral resection for parapharyngeal space tumors

April 30, 2018  |  Ling-zhao Meng, MD; Qi Zhong, MD; Ju-gao Fang, MD; Hong-zhi Ma, MD; Jian-hong Wang, MS; Yong-xiang Wei, MD


The purpose of this study was to investigate the feasibility, safety, and efficacy of the resection of parapharyngeal space (PPS) tumors via an endoscopic transoral approach. We reviewed 9 patients who were diagnosed with PPS tumors and who were treated with an endoscopic...

Anxiety, depression, and hopelessness in patients before and after treatment for peripheral facial paralysis

April 30, 2018  |  Fatih Arslan, MD; Mert Cemal Gokgoz, MD; Murat Binar, MD; Emre Aydemir, MD; Abdullah Durmaz, MD


We conducted a prospective study to investigate the effectiveness of pharmacologic treatment on alleviating facial paralysis, as well as the anxiety and depression that are associated with it. Our study population was made up of 105 patients-59 men and 46 women, aged 18 to 60...

Wireless mobile ultrasonography-assisted parotid duct stone removal

April 30, 2018  |  Na Rae Oh, MD; Joo Hyun Woo, MD, PhD; Dong Young Kim, MD, PhD; Min Kwan Baek, MD, PhD


Ultrasonography is highly sensitive for the diagnosis of sialoliths. Recently, wireless mobile ultrasonography was developed. We describe the case of a 49-year-old man who presented with painful postprandial left cheek swelling. Computed tomography detected a solitary 5-mm...

Undifferentiated sarcoma presenting as a slowly enlarging facial mass

April 30, 2018  |  Alexis Lopez, MD, MPH; Anton M. Kushnaryov, MD; Robert A. Weisman, MD


Head and neck sarcomas are rare and consist of a variety of histologic subtypes. We present a case of undifferentiated/unclassified sarcoma (UUS) of the maxillary sinus, a tumor subtype historically known as malignant fibrous histiocytoma (MFH) or undifferentiated...

Screening and management of postoperative hypoparathyroidism-induced hypocalcemia in thyroidectomized patients in the endocrine ward compared with the surgical ward

April 30, 2018  |  Nina Sauer, MD; Anne Lautenbach, MD; Katharina Pohl, MD; Gerhard Schon, MD; Hans-Peter Brose, MD; Clarissa Alexandra Schulze zur Wiesch, MD; Jens Carsten Aberle, MD


Transient hypoparathyroid-associated hypocalcemia is a common side effect after thyroidectomy. Not only may it be life-threatening, but it also can distinctly affect length of hospital stay and treatment costs. Screening and treatment practices are suspected to differ between...

A unique manifestation of Langerhans cell histiocytosis: Diagnostic and therapeutic considerations of atypical cases

April 30, 2018  |  Judit Kálmán, MD; Tamás Horváth, MD, PhD; Bálint Liktor, MD; Balázs Liktor, MD, PhD


Langerhans cell histiocytosis (LCH) is regarded as a clonal disease, usually carrying the activating BRAF mutation V600E. Although LCH theoretically may affect all types of human tissue and typically appears during childhood, temporal bone involvement in adult...