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Inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor of the larynx

August 18, 2018  |  Yu-Hsuan Wang, MD; Yi-Shing Leu, MD; Wei-Chin Chang, MD

Inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor usually involves the lungs, bronchopulmonary tree, and abdominal viscera.

Esophageal perforation as a complication of the Heimlich maneuver in a pediatric patient: A case report

August 18, 2018  |  Shira L. Koss, MD; William E. Karle, MD; Gregory Dibelius, MD; Ameet Kamat, MD; Craig Berzofsky, MD


We report a case of cervical esophageal perforation caused by the Heimlich maneuver in a healthy 16-year-old boy. The patient reported a short coughing episode while eating rice, and his mother performed the Heimlich maneuver on him. Five days later, he presented to the...

Warthin tumor of the larynx: A case report and review of the literature

August 18, 2018  |  Irit Duek, MD; Miki Paker, MD; Ziv Gil, MD, PhD; Jacob T. Cohen, MD


Warthin tumor (papillary cystadenoma lymphomatosum) is a benign salivary gland tumor that occurs almost exclusively in the parotid gland. As far as we know, only 15 cases of laryngeal Warthin tumor have been previously reported worldwide. We describe the case of a 75-year-old...

Intraoperative ultrasound-guided retrieval of an extraluminal pharyngoesophageal foreign body

August 18, 2018  |  Janet W. Lee, MD; Derrick R. Randall, MD, MSc; Maggie A. Kuhn, MD


Pharyngoesophageal foreign bodies (FBs) are common otolaryngologic problems, but challenging cases cause significant patient and surgeon frustration. Extraluminal migration of an FB from the pharynx or esophagus is rare and usually necessitates external neck exploration....

The incidence of revision adenoidectomy: A comparison of four surgical techniques over a 10-year period

June 28, 2018  |  Nipun Bhandari, MPH; Debra M. Don, MD; Jeffrey A. Koempel, MD, MBA


Approximately 130,000 adenoidectomies are performed each year in the United States. Few studies have examined adenoid regrowth and the incidence of revision surgery or have compared four different surgical instruments commonly used for adenoid surgery within the same...

Paraganglioma of the larynx diagnosed with maneuvered three-phase contrast-enhanced computed tomography

June 28, 2018  |  Irfan Celebi, MD; Gulpembe Bozkurt, MD; Abdullah Soydan Mahmutoglu, MD


The standard diagnostic tool for laryngeal paraganglioma is generally accepted to be magnetic resonance imaging. However, the role of other imaging modalities has not been evaluated extensively. We describe the case of a 38-year-old man who had a history of voice distortion for...

Laryngeal chondrosarcoma

June 28, 2018  |  Norman J. Chan, MD; Christopher Fundakowski, MD; Ahmed M.S. Soliman, MD

About 80% of laryngeal chondrosarcomas have calcifications that can be seen on CT, but MRI can help to determine extralaryngeal extension.

Vocal tract symptoms: Severity and frequency in patients on statins

April 30, 2018  |  Abdul-Latif Hamdan, MD, MPH, FACS; Marc Mourad, MD; Ghina Fakhri, BS; Doja Sarieddine, BS; Elie Khalifee, MD; Sami T. Azar, MD


The objective of the study was to analyze the frequency and severity of vocal tract symptoms in patients on statins. A total of 73 patients were enrolled in this study, 44 patients who were taking statins and 29 controls not taking statins. The severity and frequency of vocal...

An undulating vallecular cyst

April 30, 2018  |  Yu-Hsuan Lin, MD; Ming-Yee Lin, MD, PhD

Most vallecular cysts are indolent, but they carry the potential for airway obstruction if they become enlarged.

Horizontal (vs. vertical) closure of the neo-pharynx is associated with superior postoperative swallowing after total laryngectomy

April 30, 2018  |  Giannis Thrasyvoulou, MD, PGCert Med, PhD; Petros V. Vlastarakos, MD, MSc, PhD; Michael Thrasyvoulou, BSc(Math); Aristides Sismanis, MD, FACS


We conducted a cross-sectional study to compare the horizontal and vertical methods used in the surgical closure of the neo-pharynx after total laryngectomy in terms of their effect on swallowing function, swallowing-related quality of life (QOL), and overall QOL. We also...

Computational analysis of swallowing mechanics after surgery for obstructive sleep apnea

April 30, 2018  |  Mark A. Ellis, MD; Mariah B. Pate, MD; Hugh D. Dorris, BA; William G. Pearson Jr., PhD; Jimmy J. Brown, DDS, MD


Multilevel upper airway surgery for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) has been shown to cause clinically significant dysphagia in some patients. We describe the cases of 2 adults with OSA who developed persistent dysphagia after multilevel upper airway surgery. Patient-specific...

A rare cause of dysphagia: Pyriform sinus atypical lipomatous tumor

April 30, 2018  |  Yoseph A. Kram, MD; James M. McCann, DMD, MS; Joseph Golden, MD; Eric Wirtz, MD

Surgical excision in the hypopharynx can be challenging because of inadequate access and visualization.