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Laryngeal hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia

December 10, 2018  |  Jerome R. Lechien, MD, PHD, MS; Camille Finck, MD, PhD

Laryngeal telengiectasia involving the vocal folds is known to cause hemorrhages, which are often difficult to control given the vascular wall fragility.

Diagnosis and treatment of laryngopharyngeal reflux: Use of empirical lansoprazole

December 10, 2018  |  Aysegul Batioglu-Karaaltin, MD; Omer Develioglu, MD; Umur Akiner, MD; Mehmet Kulekci, MD

Abstract

The objective of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of empirical medical treatment in patients with laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR) disease by scoring the findings and symptoms. Hence, 122 patients were examined at the voice laboratory with a laryngovideostroboscopic...

An unusual case of persistent dysphagia

December 10, 2018  |  Tyler Buchanan, BS; Habib G. Zalzal, MD; Rusha Patel, MD; Jason McChesney, MD

While common conditions are more likely to result in hoarseness and dysphagia, amyloidosis is a rare but possible diagnosis.

Oropharyngeal histoplasmosis in an HIV-negative patient

November 8, 2018  |  Mohamedkazim Alwani, MD; Todd J. Wannemuehler, MD; Don-John Summerlin, DMD, MS; Marion E. Couch, MD, PhD, FACS

The occurrence of histoplasmosis in immunocompetent patients presents a unique diagnostic challenge due to its rarity and mimicry of other disease processes.

Acute infectious laryngitis: A case series

September 27, 2018  |  Aaron J. Jaworek, MD; Kranthi Earasi, MD; Karen M. Lyons, MD; Srihari Daggumati, BS; Amanda Hu, MD, FRCSC; Robert T. Sataloff, MD, DMA, FACS

Abstract

Although acute laryngitis is common, it is often managed by primary physicians. Therefore, video images documenting its signs are scarce. This series includes 7 professional voice users who previously had undergone baseline strobovideolaryngscopy (SVL) during routine...

Nonarytenoid laryngeal granulomas

September 27, 2018  |  Marissa Evarts, DO; Jonathan Romak, MD; Robert T. Sataloff, MD, DMA, FACS

Contact and postintubation granulomas rarely are located on the middle third or anterior portion of the vocal folds, with few reported in the literature.

Isolated lymphatic malformation of the postcricoid space

August 22, 2018  |  Douglas Sidell, MD; Arjun S. Joshi, MD; Christopher R. Kieliszak, DO; Steven A. Bielamowicz, MD

Safety and utility of direct laryngoscopy and bronchoscopy in patients hospitalized with croup

August 22, 2018  |  Daniel P. Fox, MD; Julina Ongkasuwan, MD

Abstract

Acute croup is a common admitting diagnosis for pediatric patients. If a patient is not responding to medical management for presumed croup, the otolaryngology team is occasionally consulted for direct laryngoscopy and bronchoscopy (DLB) to rule out tracheitis or another airway...

Improved swallow outcomes after injection laryngoplasty in unilateral vocal fold immobility

August 22, 2018  |  Steven Zuniga, MD; Barbara Ebersole, MA, CCC-SLP; Nausheen Jamal, MD

Abstract

While the impact of injection laryngoplasty on voice outcomes in unilateral vocal fold immobility has been well characterized, there is a relative paucity of literature investigating its influence on swallow function and outcomes. We performed a retrospective chart review of...

Inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor of the epiglottis excised with a carbon dioxide laser: Case report and literature review

August 22, 2018  |  Blake Raggio, MD; Neil Chheda, MD

Abstract

Inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor (IMT) is a benign neoplasm of intermediate biologic potential. It rarely occurs in the larynx, and it has not been previously reported in the epiglottis. We treated a 66-year-old woman who presented with progressive dysphonia and a mass on her...

Ancillary medications and outcomes in post-tonsillectomy patients

August 22, 2018  |  Ashley P. O'Connell Ferster, MD; Eric Schaefer, MS; Jane R. Schubart, MBA, PhD; Michele M. Carr, DDS, MD, PhD

Abstract

To investigate the impact of medications on outcomes after tonsillectomy, a retrospective review using the MarketScan database was performed. A total of 306,536 privately insured children and adolescents (1 to 17 years old) who underwent tonsillectomy/adenoidectomy were...

Bilateral massive pharyngoceles

August 22, 2018  |  Norair Adjamian, DO; Lyndsay L. Madden, DO; Libby J. Smith, DO

The differential diagnosis of pharyngoceles can be vast, and misdiagnosis often can occur without proper imaging studies.