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Dentigerous cyst

March 14, 2018  |  Lester D. Thompson, MD

Patients are usually asymptomatic, so these cysts are incidentally discovered during routine dental imaging.

CO2-laser-assisted diverticulotomy remains an effective and safe method for treating Zenker diverticulum

March 14, 2018  |  Mazin Merdad, MD, MPH; Nitin Bhatia, MD; Elie E. Rebeiz, MD, FACS


Our objectives were to review our experience with laser- assisted diverticulotomy (LAD) in the treatment of Zenker diverticulum (ZD) and compare our results with those in published literature on other endoscopic and surgical techniques. We conducted a retrospective chart review...

A midline mediastinal parathyroid cyst

March 14, 2018  |  Guy Slonimsky, MD; Aaron Baker, MD; Henry Crist, MD; David Goldenberg, MD

These cysts are generally divided into nonfunctional or functional, based on their hormonal activity.

Incidence of epistaxis after endoscopic pituitary surgery: Proposed treatment algorithm

March 14, 2018  |  Lee A. Zimmer, MD, PhD; Norberto Andaluz, MD


Endoscopic transsphenoidal surgery for pituitary tumors is an increasingly common practice. Little has been reported on the incidence and treatment of postoperative epistaxis in this population. The aim of this study was to analyze the incidence of postoperative epistaxis and...

Prospective evaluation of the early effects of radiation on the auditory system frequencies of patients with head and neck cancers and brain tumors after radiotherapy

March 14, 2018  |  Akram Hajisafari, Msc; Mohsen Bakhshandeh, PhD; Seyed Mahmoud Reza Aghamiri, PhD; Mohammad Houshyari, MD; Afshin Rakhsha, MD; Eftekhar Rajab Bolokat, Msc; Abbas Rezazadeh, PhD


Patients with head and neck cancer after radiotherapy often suffer disability such as hearing disorders. In this study, the effect of radiotherapy (RT) on hearing function of patients with head and neck cancer after RT was determined according to the total dose delivered to...

"Split to save": Accessing mandibular lesions using sagittal split osteotomy with virtual surgical planning

March 14, 2018  |  Stanley Yung-Chuan Liu, MD, DDS; Douglas Sidell, MD; Leh-Kiong Huon, MD; Carlos Torre, MD


Large, benign intramandibular lesions are frequently removed by resection followed by extensive free tissue transfer or delayed bone grafting. We outline a protocol to remove benign mandibular lesions using sagittal split osteotomy (SSO) with virtual surgical planning (VSP) to...

An atypical presentation of hemifacial spasm secondary to neurovascular compression

March 14, 2018  |  Enrique Palacios, MD, FACR; Radia Ksayer, MD; Jeremy Nguyen, MD

Visualization of the vascular structure and the nerve is best achieved in oblique sagittal gradient MR imaging.

Microbial flora and antibiotic resistance in odontogenic abscesses in Upstate New York

January 14, 2018  |  Ann W. Plum, MD; Anthony J. Mortelliti, MD; Ronald E. Walsh, NP


Abscesses in the head and neck frequently have odontogenic sources. As bacterial pathogens and antibiotic resistance patterns may change over time and based on location, we describe the current common bacteria found in odontogenic abscesses, the prevalence of antibiotic...

Syncope caused by a pleomorphic adenoma: Case report and literature review

January 14, 2018  |  Anas Minkara, BHS; Reena Dhanda-Patil, MD, MBA; Yash Patil, MD, FACS


Pleomorphic adenomas are considered the most common salivary gland tumors, although they rarely occur in the parapharyngeal space. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first case report of a parapharyngeal parotid pleomorphic adenoma causing syncope. A 57-year-old man was...

Elastography as a potential modality for screening cervical lymph nodes in patients with papillary thyroid cancer: A review of literature

January 14, 2018  |  Robert Saadi, MD; Salvatore LaRusso, MEd; Kanupriya Vijay, MD; David Goldenberg, MD


Papillary thyroid cancer often presents with cervical lymph node involvement and has a high incidence of recurrence, which requires routine follow-up with ultrasound imaging. Elastography is a novel ultrasound technique that has been demonstrated to be effective clinically in...

Buccal space malignancy in the setting of chronic sialadenitis: A report of 2 cases

January 14, 2018  |  Lucas M. Bryant, MD; Patrick Tassone, MD; Joseph Curry, MD; Adam Luginbuhl, MD; David Cognetti, MD


We report the cases of an 89-year-old woman and a 77-year-old woman with long-standing chronic sialadenitis (60 and 10 years, respectively) who were referred to our large academic medical center for sialendoscopy. Both patients presented with symptoms of acute parotid duct...

Multidisciplinary management of a giant cervico-mediastinal liposarcoma: A case report and literature review

December 12, 2017  |  Andrea Galli, MD; Leone Giordano, MD; Piergiorgio Muriana, MD; Alessandro Bandiera, MD; Giampiero Negri, MD; Piero Zannini, MD; Mario Bussi, MD


Liposarcomas are rare mesenchymal tumors that usually develop in lower extremities or retroperitoneum; cervico-mediastinal presentation is quite uncommon. These neoplasms are commonly diagnosed at a late stage because they remain asymptomatic until nearby structures are...