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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.

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...

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.

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...

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...

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.

A severe case of Reinke edema

July 18, 2017  |  Mark C. Lentner, DO; Nathan L. Colon, MD; Amanda Hu, MD, FRCSC

Heavy smoking (especially in women), laryngopharyngeal reflux, hypothyroidism, and voice abuse are common etiologies associated with this condition.

PlasmaBlade vs. cold dissection tonsillectomy: A prospective, randomized, double-blind, controlled study in adults

July 18, 2017  |  Rasim Yilmazer, MD; Zahide Mine Yazici, MD; Meliksah Balta, MD; Ibrahim Erdim, MD; Omer Erdur, MD; Fatma Tulin Kayhan, MD

Abstract

We conducted a prospective, randomized, double-blind, controlled clinical study to compare the efficacy and safety of the PlasmaBlade device and cold dissection for adult tonsillectomy. Our study group was made up of 20 patients-12 men and 8 women, aged 18 to 50 years (mean: 27...

Positron-emission tomography enhancement after vocal fold injection medialization

June 20, 2017  |  Nazaneen Grant, MD; Richard J. Wong, MD; Dennis H. Kraus, MD; Heiko Schoder, MD; Ryan C. Branski, PhD

Abstract

The potential for the misinterpretation of positron-emission tomography (PET) scans in the context of a possible malignancy has been confirmed in a case report showing increased 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) uptake after unilateral vocal fold augmentation medialization. We...

Vocal fold hemorrhage into a physiologic sulcus

June 20, 2017  |  Daniel A. Benito, MD; Jonathan J. Romak, MD; Robert T. Sataloff, MD, DMA, FACS

Predisposing factors include traumatic vocal activities such as aggressive singing, throat clearing, coughing, or shouting, especially with the use of anticoagulants.

June is National Dysphagia Awareness Month

June 20, 2017  |  Amanda Hu, MD, FRCSC

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality has estimated that 60,000 people in the United States die annually from complications associated with swallowing disorders.