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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.

Treatment outcomes in HPV-negative oropharyngeal cancer: Surgery plus radiotherapy vs. definitive chemoradiotherapy

August 22, 2018  |  Dominique Rash, MD; Megan E. Daly, MD; Blythe Durbin-Johnson, PhD; Andrew T. Vaughan, PhD; Allen M. Chen, MD

Abstract

We performed a retrospective study to compare clinical outcomes among 51 consecutively presenting patients-38 men and 13 women, aged 46 to 74 years (median: 57)-with locally advanced human papillomavirus (HPV)-negative oropharyngeal cancer who were treated with either primary...

Age-related changes affecting the cricoarytenoid joint seen on computed tomography

August 22, 2018  |  Georges Ziade, MD; Sahar Semaan, MD; Sarah Assaad, MPH; Abdul Latif Hamdan, MD, EMBA, MPH

Abstract

We conducted a retrospective chart review to compare four characteristics-cricoarytenoid joint ankylosis, narrowing, erosion, and density increases-in patients younger and older than 65 years. Our study population was made up of 100 patients, who were divided into two groups on...

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

Abstract

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...