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Hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia-laser treatment of epistaxis

September 18, 2017  |  Gorazd Poje, MD; Marcel Marjanovic Kavanagh, MD

Abstract

Hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia (HHT) is a rare, autosomal dominant disorder characterized by recurrent epistaxis, telangiectasias, and multiorgan vascular dysplasia. Various modalities exist for the treatment of HHT-related chronic epistaxis, although no method is...

Study of factors responsible for recidivism in allergic fungal rhinosinusitis

September 18, 2017  |  Bipin Kishore Prasad, MS

Abstract

Patients with allergic fungal rhinosinusitis (AFRS) are typically atopic and immunocompetent. Despite combined modality treatment based on surgery and immunomodulation, the potential for recidivism is well recognized. A study was conducted in a military hospital in India to...

Maxillary sinus mucoceles and other side effects of external-beam radiation in the pediatric patient: A cautionary tale

September 18, 2017  |  Anthony Sheyn, MD; Tate Naylor, MD; Felicity Lenes-Voit, MD; Eric Berg, MD

Abstract

A sinonasal mucocele can develop after the obstruction of a sinus ostium, which can occur secondary to trauma, infection, a neoplasm, or an iatrogenic cause. These mucoceles typically arise in the frontal and ethmoid sinuses. Sinonasal mucoceles are epithelium-lined cysts that...

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...

Bacterial cellulose as a new graft model for the Turkish delight technique in rhinoplasty: An experiment in 20 rats

September 18, 2017  |  Sevim Aydinli, MD; Sultan Biskin, MD; Aykut Erdem Dinc, MD; Yusuf Orhan Ucal, MD; Nilufer Kandemir, MD; Ishak Ozel Tekin, MD

Abstract

We conducted an experiment to investigate the effectiveness of bacterial cellulose, a new graft material, in correcting and preventing dorsal nasal disorder in rhinoplasty. The experiment was performed on 20 Wistar albino rats. The rats were evenly divided into two groups: a...

25 years of powered endoscopic transnasal sphenoidotomy

August 24, 2017  |  Dewey A. Christmas, MD; Joseph P. Mirante, MD, MBA, FACS; Eiji Yanagisawa, MD, FACS

Endoscopic transnasal sphenoidotomy requires good hemostasis in the operative field.

Modified two-handed transnasal endoscopic surgery: Innovative instrument design and an experimental canine study

August 24, 2017  |  Guodong Feng, MD; Zhiqiang Gao, MD; Xu Tian, MD; Yuan Zhuang, MD; Wei Lv, MD

Abstract

This study was conducted to design new instruments to solve the current issues of one-hand control and the obscuring of the endoscope by blood during transnasal endoscopic surgery. An endoscope holder and an electronically controlled irrigation-suction system were designed and...

Nasal cavity tumefactive fibroinflammatory lesion mimicking recurrent mucoepidermoid carcinoma

August 24, 2017  |  Daniel Thomas Ginat, MD, MS; Elizabeth Blair, MD

The diagnostic imaging features of tumefactive fibroinflammatory lesions can mimic those of neoplasms.

Comparison of clinical outcomes using a Piezosurgery device vs. a conventional osteotome for lateral osteotomy in rhinoplasty

August 24, 2017  |  Bulent Koc, MD; Eltaf Ayca Ozbal Koc, MD; Selim Erbek, MD

Abstract

Our aim for this study was to evaluate and compare the clinical outcomes in patients who underwent lateral osteotomy with a Piezosurgery device or a conventional osteotome in open-technique rhinoplasty. This cohort trial involved 65 patients (36 women and 29 men; average age:...

CT and MRI features in adult patients with orbital subperiosteal abscess secondary to paranasal sinus mucocele

July 18, 2017  |  Chang-Wei Ding, MD; Qiu-Shi Wang, MS; Qi-Yong Guo, MD; Jun Zhang, MD; Zhen-Hai Wang, MD

Abstract

Orbital subperiosteal abscess (OSPA) secondary to paranasal sinus mucocele (PSM) is rare, and it may be misdiagnosed as PSM with orbital invasion or even as a malignant neoplasm. The present study explored the computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)...

Choanal polyp originating from the superior meatus: An endoscopic view

July 18, 2017  |  Jae Hoon Lee, MD

In most cases, a choanal polyp is identified as an ipsilateral polypoid mass on endoscopy. Therefore, the main symptom of CP is unilateral nasal obstruction.

Initial experience of a hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia center of excellence

June 20, 2017  |  Christopher F. Thompson, MD; Jeffrey D. Suh, MD; Justin McWilliams, MD; Gary Duckwiler, MD; Marilene B. Wang, MD

Abstract

Our objectives in reviewing the initial experience of a hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia center of excellence (HHT COE) were to better understand the interventions being performed in the comprehensive care of these patients and to present the early data as a reference for...