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Bilateral spontaneous temporomandibular joint herniation: A case report and literature review

September 27, 2018  |  Daniel C. O'Brien, MD, MAS; Kaylee R. Purpura, MD; Adam M. Cassis, MD


In this article we report the case of a 41-year-old man with bilateral aural fullness and hearing loss. On examination he was found to have bilateral, dehiscent anterior canal walls with herniation of the mandibular condyle. This herniation partially obstructed the canals and...

Histoplasmosis of the head and neck in the immunocompetent patient: Report of 2 cases

September 27, 2018  |  Ashley P. O'Connell Ferster, MD; Aaron Jaworek, MD; Amanda Hu, MD, FRCSC


Histoplasmosis of the head and neck is rarely seen in immunocompetent patients. We report 2 new cases of histoplasmosis of the head and neck in immunocompetent patients, one an 80-year-old man and the other a 57-year-old man. The older man presented with oral cavity...

Nondisseminated rhinosporidiosis with multisite involvement in the head and neck

September 27, 2018  |  K Devaraja, MS; Prem Sagar, MS; Chirom Amit Singh, MS; Rajeev Kumar, MS


Rhinosporidiosis is a communicable disease prevalent in tropical countries that affects one or more mucocutaneous sites such as the nasal cavity, pharynx, skin, bronchus, genitals, and bone, in isolation or together. We report a case of multicentric rhinosporidiosis involving...

No difference in disease-free survival after oral cancer resection with close tumor margins in patients with and without postoperative radiotherapy

September 27, 2018  |  Britta Kaltoft Welinder, MD; Mads Lawaetz, MD; Laura M. Dines, MD, PhD; Preben Homøe, MD, PhD, DMSc


We conducted a retrospective follow-up study to determine if adjunctive radiotherapy (RT) affected disease-free survival in patients with oral squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) who were found to have close surgical margins after tumor resection. Our study population was made up of...

Upper aerodigestive tract frostbite from inhalation of automotive nitrous oxide

September 27, 2018  |  Stephen A. Chan, BS; Kristan P. Alfonso, MD; Brett T. Comer, MD


Nitrous oxide, a cryogenic gas, may be abused as an inhalant for its euphoric properties. If inhaled, nitrous oxide may cause frostbite to the oral cavity and upper aerodigestive tract, with possible airway compromise due to edema. In this article we describe what is, to the...

A rare case of odontoameloblastoma in a geriatric patient

August 22, 2018  |  Pratyusha Yalamanchi, MD, MBA; Orly Coblens, MD; Meejin Ahn, DO; Steven B. Cannady, MD; Jason G. Newman, MD


Odontoameloblastoma is an extremely rare tumor derived from odontogenic epithelium and mesenchyme. In the fewer than 20 reported cases, odontoameloblastoma is described as occurring in the maxilla or mandible of young men with a history of unerupted teeth. Here we report a case...

Fourth branchial pouch sinus: A report of 7 cases and review of the literature

August 22, 2018  |  Indranil Pal, MS; Saumitra Kumar, MS; Ankur Mukherjee, MS, DNB; Bibhas Mondal, MS; Anindita Sinha Babu, MD


A fourth branchial pouch sinus often manifests quite late in life as a recurrent neck abscess, suppurative thyroiditis, or pseudothyroiditis. Demonstration of the sinus opening in the piriform fossa by hypopharyngoscopy in combination with ultrasonography of the neck provides...

Dacryocystorhinostomy with a thulium:YAG laser-a case series

August 22, 2018  |  Christopher Tang, MD; Scott Rickert, MD; Niv Mor, MD; Andrew Blitzer, MD, DDS; Martin Leib, MD


We conducted a retrospective chart review of 27 patients-7 men and 20 women, aged 47 to 94 years (mean: 71.3)-with symptomatic epiphora secondary to dacryostenosis who had undergone thulium: YAG (Tm:YAG) laser dacryocystorhinostomy (DCR). Among them, dacryostenosis had been...

Castleman disease

August 22, 2018  |  Jason E. Cohn, DO; Jing Zhou, MD, PhD; Amanda Hu, MD

HIV-negative Castleman disease has been associated with autoimmune disease, collagen vascular disorders, pulmonary arterial hypertension, and glomerulopathy.

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.

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...

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...