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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

Social media in otolaryngology-head and neck surgery

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

Abstract

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...

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

Abstract

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...

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

Abstract

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...

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

Abstract

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...

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

Abstract

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...

Lymph-node-positive cutaneous nonmelanoma skin cancer: A poor-prognosis disease in need of treatment intensification

July 18, 2017  |  Lora S. Wang, MD; Elizabeth A. Handorf, PhD; John A. Ridge, MD, PhD; Barbara A. Burtness, MD; Miriam N. Lango, MD; Ranee Mehra, MD; Jeffrey C. Liu, MD; Thomas J. Galloway, MD

Abstract

Locoregionally advanced nonmelanoma skin cancer (NMSC) has an aggressive clinical course characterized by high rates of treatment failure and poor survival compared with localized skin cancers. Our goal was to investigate multimodal therapy for lymph-node-positive NMSC. Data...

Long-term recurrence-free survival after an unplanned reduction in radiotherapy for HPV-positive oropharyngeal SCC: Two cases and a review of the literature

July 18, 2017  |  Jason Liu, BS; David Goldenberg, MD; Salah Almokadem, MD; Henry Crist, MD; Heath B. Mackley, MD, FACRO

Abstract

There is currently no clear distinction between the treatment of HPV-positive and HPV-negative oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma (OPSCC). HPV-positive OPSCC has been demonstrated to be more radiosensitive than its HPV-negative counterpart. Despite this, patients with HPV-...

Lobular capillary hemangioma (pyogenic granuloma) of the oral cavity

July 18, 2017  |  Lester D. Thompson, MD

The most common site is the anterior maxillary gingiva, while posterior, mandibular, and facial gingiva may also be affected.

Prospective, randomized, controlled trial using best-selling smoking-cessation book

July 18, 2017  |  James P. Foshee, MD; Anita Oh, MD; Adam Luginbuhl, MD; Joseph Curry, MD; William Keane, MD; David Cognetti, MD

Abstract

Our prospective, randomized, controlled trial aimed to evaluate the efficacy of the self-help book, The Easy Way to Stop Smoking, by Allen Carr, in promoting smoking cessation in patients with head and neck cancer. We assessed active smokers for their willingness to read...