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Retropharyngeal hematoma following botulinum toxin injection for abductor spasmodic dysphonia

December 12, 2017  |  Joo Koh, MBBS; Sanjay Raghav, MBBS, MD, FRACP; Malcolm Baxter, OAM, MBBS, FRACS

Abductor spasmodic dysphonia is characterized by abductor spasms leading to breathy voice breaks or whispering quality, particularly during prolonged voice production.

Where am I? Transnasal esophagoscopy outside the normal esophagus

December 12, 2017  |  Mark A. Fritz, MD; Gregory N. Postma, MD

Unsedated colonoscopy and small bowel intubation are achievable in select patients in the otolaryngology clinic, but a complete history and old records are important.

Changes in abnormal muscle tension pattern after fiberoptic injection laryngoplasty

December 12, 2017  |  Georges Ziade, MD; Ghassan Haddad, MD; Sarah Assaad, MPH; Maher Kasti, MD; Abdul-Latif Hamdan, MD

Abstract

We performed a retrospective chart review to compare the presence and types of abnormal muscle tension patterns (MTPs) in patients who had been diagnosed with glottal insufficiency before and after fiberoptic injection laryngoplasty. The main cause of glottal insufficiency had...

Measles: A missed cause of acute tonsillitis

November 3, 2017  |  Wen-Sen Lai, MD; Yuan-Yung Lin, MD; Chih-Hung Wang, MD, PhD; Hsin-Chien Chen, MD, PhD

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Laryngeal hemangioma presenting as a laryngocele

November 3, 2017  |  Kevin Shaigany, MD; Sidrah M. Ahmad, MD; Nausheen Jamal, MD

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TNF-Alpha inhibitor as a cause of refractory suppurative laryngitis and rhinosinusitis

September 18, 2017  |  Sevtap Akbulut, MD; Lyndsay L. Madden, DO; Berrylin J. Ferguson, MD, FACS; Clark A. Rosen, MD, FACS

Discontinuation of TNF-α inhibitors is recommended in patients with bacterial infections requiring antibiotic therapy or those with severe upper respiratory infection.

Management decisions for Zenker diverticulum in the elderly

September 18, 2017  |  Karen Kost, MD, FRCSC; Kourosh Parham, MD

Zenker diverticulum is primarily a geriatric condition, usually requiring surgical management.

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...

Surgicel use in control of primary postadenoidectomy bleeding

September 18, 2017  |  Mohammad Waheed El-Anwar, MD; Ahmad Abdel Fattah Nofal, MD; Ashraf Elmalt, MD

Abstract

Although postadenoidectomy bleeding is a rare complication, it is serious and potentially fatal. Postnasal packing and cautery of the adenoid bed are the most popular methods of controlling postadenoidectomy bleeding. Many hazards and complications may arise from traditional...

Intracapsular tonsillectomy for keratosis pharyngeous: A pilot study of postoperative recovery and surgical efficacy

September 18, 2017  |  Philip A. Gaudreau, MD; Eric M. Gessler, MD

Abstract

Our objective was to perform a pilot study comparing intracapsular radiofrequency ablation tonsillectomy with subcapsular tonsillectomy in adult patients with keratosis pharyngeous. Patients diagnosed with keratosis pharyngeous between December 2010 and February 2013 were...

Endoscopy-assisted Coblation for nasopharyngeal stenosis: A report of 2 cases

September 18, 2017  |  Omer Karakoc, MD; Bahtiyar Polat, MD; M. Timur Akcam, MD; Mustafa Gerek, MD

Abstract

Acquired nasopharyngeal stenosis, the standard treatments for which carry a high risk of restenosis, is an uncommon complication of both velopharyngeal surgery and radiotherapy to the nasopharynx. We present the cases of 2 men, aged 41 and 52 years, who underwent surgical...

Paresis podule on a paralyzed vocal fold

August 24, 2017  |  Karthik S. Shastri, MD; Aaron J. Jaworek, MD; Robert T. Sataloff, MD, DMA, FACS

Paresis podules are localized areas of Reinke edema that can develop on paretic or paralyzed vocal folds, or on the contralateral vocal fold.