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Elastofibroma

April 30, 2017  |  Lester D. Thompson, MD

Imaging findings of elastofibromas show poorly circumscribed, heterogenous soft-tissue masses that have contrast enhancement, quite frequently bilateral.

Quality-of-life outcomes in Graves disease patients after total thyroidectomy

April 30, 2017  |  Lukas H. Kus, MD; Wilma M. Hopman, MA; Ian J. Witterick, MD; Jeremy L. Freeman, MD

Abstract

Historically, research into surgical treatment of Graves disease has assessed subtotal rather than total thyroidectomy. Most clinicians now recommend total thyroidectomy, but little information is available regarding quality-of-life (QOL) outcomes for this procedure. Our aim...

Medially displaced common and internal carotid arteries presenting as a pulsatile mass: Clinicoradiologic analysis of 62 cases

April 30, 2017  |  Ilker Burak Arslan, MD; Yildiz Arslan, MD; Erhan Demirhan, MD; Selahattin Genc, MD; Yeliz Pekcevik, MD; Levent Altin, MD; Zahide Yilmaz, MD; Ibrahim Cukurova, MD

Abstract

We conducted a prospective study to analyze the medially displaced courses of the common carotid artery (CCA) and the cervical segment of the internal carotid artery (ICA) in patients who were diagnosed with a pulsatile mass on nasopharyngolaryngoscopy and by clinicoradiologic...

Facial trauma caused by electronic cigarette explosion

March 24, 2017  |  Brian Vaught, MD; Joseph Spellman, MD; Anil Shah, MD; Alexander Stewart, MD; David Mullin, MD

Abstract

Electronic cigarettes are increasingly popular as a supposed safer alternative to tobacco cigarettes or a smoking cessation tool. Research and debate have focused primarily on possible adverse effects caused by the inhaled aerosol produced by electronic cigarettes and on...

Metastatic chordoma of the tongue: Case report

March 24, 2017  |  Sultan Bişkin, MD; Rabiye Uslu Erdemir, MD; Sultan Şevik Eliçora, MD; Sevim Aydınlı, MD; Şükrü Oğuz Özdamar, MD

Abstract

Chordomas are rare bone tumors that arise from notochord remnants. They most commonly occur in the sacrum, but they also can be seen in the skull base, cervical spine, and thoracolumbar vertebrae. Chordomas account for 1 to 4% of all primary skeletal tumors. They are usually...

The rising incidence of major salivary gland cancer in the United States

March 24, 2017  |  Anthony G. Del Signore, MD; Uchechukwu C. Megwalu, MD

Abstract

We performed a population-based historical cohort study using the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) database to determine trends in the incidence of major salivary gland cancer and to evaluate the effect of sex, tumor size, histology, primary site, and extent...

Breast cancer metastases to the head and neck: Case series and literature review

March 24, 2017  |  Jeremiah C. Tracy, MD; Nicholas R. Mildenhall, MD; Richard O. Wein, MD; Miriam A. O'Leary, MD

Abstract

Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women and is the second most common cause of cancer-related death. Despite the relatively high prevalence of this disease, breast cancer manifestations in the head and neck are relatively rare. Supraclavicular lymphadenopathy and bony...

Submandibular salivary gland tumors: Clinical course and outcome of a 20-year multicenter study

March 24, 2017  |  Aviram Mizrachi, MD; Gideon Bachar, MD; Yaron Unger, MD; Ohad Hilly, MD; Dan M. Fliss, MD; Thomas Shpitzer, MD

Abstract

The purpose of this retrospective chart review study was to review the nature and clinical course of benign and malignant submandibular gland tumors at 2 major university-affiliated tertiary medical centers. All patients who underwent submandibular salivary gland excision...

Glomus faciale tumors: A report of 3 cases and literature review

March 24, 2017  |  Sahar Nadimi, MD; John P. Leonetti, MD; Sam J. Marzo, MD; Douglas E. Anderson, MD; Gulrez Mahmood, MD; Derek Bumgarner, MD

Abstract

Our objectives in reporting this case series are to familiarize readers with the rare occurrence of paragangliomas originating along the facial nerve and to provide a literature review. We describe 3 such cases that occurred at our tertiary care academic medical center. Two...

Nasal, oral, and pharyngolaryngeal manifestations of pemphigus vulgaris: Endoscopic ororhinolaryngologic examination

March 24, 2017  |  Masafumi Ohki, MD; Shigeru Kikuchi, MD, PhD

Abstract

Pemphigus vulgaris is an autoimmune blistering disorder that involves the skin and mucous membranes. Few reports have described nasal and oropharyngolaryngeal lesions in pemphigus vulgaris using an endoscopic ororhinolaryngologic examination. We retrospectively reviewed the...

Comparison of cidofovir and the measles, mumps, and rubella vaccine in the treatment of recurrent respiratory papillomatosis

February 20, 2017  |  Ryan Kent Meacham, MD; Jerome W. Thompson, MD, MBA

Abstract

We conducted a retrospective study of the use of cidofovir and the measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccineas adjunctive treatments to lesion debridement in patients with recurrent respiratory papillomatosis (RRP). Our study population was made up of 15 children-7 boys and 8...

Predictors of adverse events after neck dissection: An analysis of the 2006-2011 National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP) Database

February 20, 2017  |  Umang Jain, BS; Jessica Somerville, MD; Sujata Saha, BS; Jon P. Ver Halen, MD; Anuja K. Antony, MD, MPH; Sandeep Samant, MD; John Y. Kim, MD

Abstract

While neck dissection is an important primary and adjunctive procedure in the treatment of head and neck cancer, there is a paucity of studies evaluating outcomes. A retrospective review of the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP) database was performed to...