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Positivity rates of in vitro inhalant/respiratory and food allergy tests in the northern midwestern United States

September 27, 2018  |  Michael S. Benninger, MD; Thomas Daly, MD; Kevin Graffmiller, MD


Rates of allergy-test positivity vary by country and by regions within countries. Several studies have looked at allergy test results to determine the most common allergens. Many of these studies have been based on surveys or on studies of small numbers of tests. Positivity...

Button battery insertion in nose manifested as infraorbital cellulitis

September 27, 2018  |  Sheng-Yao Cheng, MD; Cheng-Ping Shih, MD

Infraorbital cellulitis developing from a nasal foreign body is relatively rare and should be considered when diagnosing a child with a presentation similar to the one described in this article.

The role of meteorologic factors and air pollution on the frequency of pediatric epistaxis

September 27, 2018  |  M. Volkan Akdogan, MD; Evren Hizal, MD; Mustafa Semiz, PhD; Ozgul Topal, MD; Hakan Akkas, MD; Aydin Kabatas, MSc; Selim S. Erbek, MD


Fluctuations in atmospheric temperature, humidity, and air pollution are associated with the incidence of epistaxis. To date, no study in the literature has evaluated the effect of air pollution and meteorologic conditions on the pediatric population. We aimed to evaluate the...

Efficient closure of earlobe cleft with biopsy punch

September 27, 2018  |  Chetan Y. Safi, MD; Anthony P. Sclafani, MD

A biopsy punch with the support of the flat and even surface of a scalpel handle provides the appropriate balance to excise a smaller tract.

Autologous lipoinjection in Parry-Romberg syndrome

June 28, 2018  |  Alana Harp, BS; Yuan F. Liu, MD; Jared C. Inman, MD; Farhad Ardeshirpour, MD

This technique of slow injection in different layers over a wide region is time-consuming, but it can achieve a smooth contour along with potentially higher fat retention.

Infant with an unusual pharyngeal mass

June 28, 2018  |  Benjamin B. Shields, MD; Erin E. Lampson, MD; Anita L. Sengupta, MD; Tanya C. Watt, MD; Ron B. Mitchell, MD

A multidisciplinary approach is needed for the treatment of children with a malignant neck mass.

Granuloma formation secondary to silicone injection for soft-tissue augmentation in facial cosmetics: Mechanisms and literature review

January 14, 2018  |  Leo L. Wang, MS; William W. Thomas, MD; Oren Friedman, MD


The use of injectable fillers is increasingly popular as an alternative to surgery for facial cosmetic applications. In this regard, silicone is a versatile biomaterial filler that has been used for these purposes, but its use warrants further investigation, especially since it...

The head impulse test as a predictor of videonystagmography caloric test lateralization according to the level of examiner experience: A prospective open-label study

January 14, 2018  |  Ashraf Awadie, MD; Yehuda Holdstein, MD; Margalit Kaminer, MSc; Avi Shupak, MD


We conducted a study to compare how well the head impulse test (HIT), without and with eye-movement recordings, would predict videonystagmographic (VNG) caloric test lateralization when performed by a resident and an experienced otoneurologist. This prospective, open-label,...

Temporal bone anomalies associated with unbalanced 9;13 chromosome translocation depicted on CT and MRI

January 14, 2018  |  Daniel Thomas Ginat, MD, MS

The presence of microtia in conjunction with inner ear anomalies is uncommon.

Langerhans cell histiocytosis presenting as a scalp mass in a child

January 14, 2018  |  Omar Hariri, BBA; Seckin Ulualp, MD; Ron B. Mitchell, MD

The clinical presentation and course of Langerhans cell histiocytosis can range from a single benign lesion to life-threatening disseminated disease affecting multiple organs.

Silicone granuloma formation associated with dermal injection

January 14, 2018  |  Leo L. Wang, MS; William W. Thomas, MD; Cherie M. Ditre, MD; Oren Friedman, MD

Silicone fillers, for all their advantages, are associated with significant long-term risks.

Proliferative pilomatricoma of the eyebrow in a 94-year-old patient

December 12, 2017  |  Christopher P. Nyte, DO

While pilomatricomas affect both the young and elderly, it is the elderly that tend to experience the advancing proliferative tumor type.