3,684 results match your criteria American Journal of Otolaryngology[Journal]


Wideband Tympanmetry Results of Bone Cement Ossiculoplasty.

Am J Otolaryngol 2019 Apr 12. Epub 2019 Apr 12.

Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey.

Objective: We aim to investigate hearing sensitivity and wideband tympanometry results in bone cement ossiculoplasty cases in present study.

Study Design: A prospective study.

Setting: Ossiculoplasty patients were grouped according to the anatomical location of bone cement application by surgery note. Read More

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Clinical practice patterns in laryngeal cancer and introduction of CT lung screening.

Am J Otolaryngol 2019 Apr 12. Epub 2019 Apr 12.

Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, United States of America. Electronic address:

Objectives: After the publication of large clinical trials, in January 2014 The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommended annual lung cancer screening with low-dose CT in a well-defined group of high-risk smokers. Read More

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Translation and validation of the Parotidectomy Outcome Inventory 8 (POI-8) to Spanish.

Am J Otolaryngol 2019 Apr 2. Epub 2019 Apr 2.

Otorhinolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery Department, Hospital Universitario Donostia, San Sebastian - Donosti, Guipuzkoa - Basque Country, Spain.

Introduction: There are >400 million of native Spanish speakers around the world, being the second most spoken language in regard to the number of native speakers. For this reason, a valid questionnaire to access the quality of our patients after parotidectomy is necessary.

Material And Methods: Validation and cross-cultural adaptation of the POI-8 questionnaire to the Spanish language. Read More

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Intracapsular hemorrhage rates in non-fixated nylon sheet orbital implants for orbital fracture management.

Am J Otolaryngol 2019 Apr 9. Epub 2019 Apr 9.

Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY, USA; Department of Ophthalmology, Indiana University, Indianapolis, IN, USA; Oculofacial Plastic and Orbital Surgery, Indianapolis, IN, USA; St. Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis, IN, USA. Electronic address:

Purpose: To examine the incidence of intracapsular hemorrhage in orbital fracture repair with non-fixated nylon sheet implants.

Methods: A retrospective chart review of 227 patients presenting from January 2013 to December 2016 for orbital fracture repair with nylon sheet implants.

Results: Of the 331 orbital fractures repaired over 4 years, a total of 227 met inclusion criteria. Read More

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The etiology, pathogeneses, and treatment of objective tinnitus: Unique case series and literature review.

Am J Otolaryngol 2019 Apr 5. Epub 2019 Apr 5.

Department of Surgery, Division of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, United States of America. Electronic address:

We present two unique cases of myoclonus-induced objective tinnitus (OT), along with a comprehensive literature review on the topic. Primary goals include: explore the relationship between palatal myoclonus (PM) and middle ear myoclonus (MEM), highlight the embryologic, neurologic, and anatomical relationship between the involved peri-tubular muscles, exemplify the first case of OT which documents video evidence demonstrating the link between objective tinnitus and eustachian tube movement. Also, we discuss available treatment interventions and why they often do not fully resolve patients' symptoms. Read More

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Spontaneous cervical chyle fistula: A case report.

Am J Otolaryngol 2019 Apr 2. Epub 2019 Apr 2.

Cleveland Clinic, Head and Neck Institute, Cleveland, OH, USA. Electronic address:

Background: Cervical chylous fistulae are rare complications usually occurring from iatrogenic injury to the thoracic duct. There have been no reported cases of spontaneous chyle leaks in surgical naïve necks.

Methods: Case report. Read More

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April 2019
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PEAK PlasmaBlade versus monopolar electrocautery tonsillectomy in adults: A prospective double-blinded randomized controlled trial.

Am J Otolaryngol 2019 Mar 18. Epub 2019 Mar 18.

Department of Otorhinolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, Changi General Hospital, Singapore, Republic of Singapore.

Objective: To evaluate the efficacy and compare postoperative pain and recovery following PEAK PlasmaBlade and monopolar electrocautery tonsillectomy in adults.

Study Design: Prospective double-blinded randomized controlled trial.

Methods: Fifty-eight patients were recruited and randomized into 2 groups: PEAK PlasmaBlade (n = 29) or monopolar electrocautery (n = 29) tonsillectomy. Read More

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March 2019
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Expression of vimentin (VIM) and metastasis-associated 1 (MTA1) protein in laryngeal squamous cell carcinoma are associated with prognostic outcome of patients.

Am J Otolaryngol 2019 Apr 3. Epub 2019 Apr 3.

Department of Vascular Surgery, University General Hospital "Attikon", Faculty of Medicine, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Athens, Greece.

Purpose: Laryngeal squamous cell carcinoma (LSCC), a common type of head and neck cancer, is associated with high rates of metastasis and recurrence. In this study, we investigated the potential combinatorial prognostic value of NOTCH1, Vimentin (VIM), and Metastasis-associated 1 (MTA1) protein in LSCC, using immunohistochemistry.

Materials And Methods: Tissue specimens from 69 patients with LSCC were immunohistochemically evaluated for the protein expression of NOTCH1, VIM, and MTA1. Read More

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April 2019
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Does cervical range of motion affect the outcomes of canalith repositioning procedures for posterior canal benign positional paroxysmal vertigo?

Am J Otolaryngol 2019 Apr 2. Epub 2019 Apr 2.

Department of Sense Organs, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy.

Purpose: Canalith repositioning procedure (CRP) for posterior canal benign positional paroxysmal vertigo (BPPV), also known as Epley maneuver, is a common procedure for the treatment of BPPV. This maneuver entails flexion, extension and rotation of the patient's neck. This study aims to investigate the impact of cervical range of motion (C-ROM) on CRP efficacy. Read More

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April 2019
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Total vs hemithyroidectomy for intermediate risk papillary thyroid cancer: A 23 year retrospective study in a tertiary center.

Am J Otolaryngol 2019 Apr 2. Epub 2019 Apr 2.

Division of Head and Neck Surgery, Department of Surgery, United Christian Hospital, Hong Kong.

Background: There is much debate in the literature over the extent of surgery for patients with intermediate risk papillary thyroid cancer. We herein report our results in a local tertiary hospital.

Method: We identify from our database patients with papillary thyroid cancer who underwent surgery in our hospital and were stratified to be of intermediate risk from the GAMES stratification system. Read More

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April 2019
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Effects of meteorological factor and air pollution on sudden sensorineural hearing loss using the health claims data in Busan, Republic of Korea.

Am J Otolaryngol 2019 Feb 18. Epub 2019 Feb 18.

Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Pusan National University College of Medicine, Pusan National University Yangsan Hospital, Yangsan, Republic of Korea. Electronic address:

Purpose: Specific meteorological factors, including air pollution in the form of particulate matter (PM), affect the development of otologic disease and have adverse effects on the cardiovascular and respiratory systems. This study investigated relationships between the development of sudden sensorineural hearing loss(SSNHL) and meteorological factor with air pollution including PM.

Materials And Methods: The daily patient number in 2015 admitted to the hospital with SSNHL were extracted from the Health Insurance Review and Assessment Service Bigdata in Busan. Read More

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February 2019

Mild hypothermia is associated with improved outcomes in patients undergoing microvascular head and neck reconstruction.

Am J Otolaryngol 2019 Mar 16. Epub 2019 Mar 16.

Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY 10029, USA.

Objective: Microvascular free tissue transfer has become the standard for reconstruction for large defects. With long operative times and an increased surface area exposed, transient hypothermia is common, but it is unclear how this impacts surgical outcomes. This study evaluated the impact of core body temperature on free tissue flap outcomes in patients undergoing microvascular reconstruction. Read More

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Cricoarytenoid joint abscess associated with rheumatoid arthritis.

Am J Otolaryngol 2019 Mar 28. Epub 2019 Mar 28.

University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Iowa City, IA 52245, USA.

Cricoarytenoid joint arthritis is an uncommon manifestation of rheumatoid arthritis. We encountered a 68-year-old woman with rheumatoid arthritis who presented with odynophagia, dysphagia, and progressive shortness of breath. Examination findings showed diminished mobility of the left vocal cord and right arytenoid swelling associated with an immobile right vocal cord. Read More

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March 2019
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Delayed laryngeal implant infection and laryngocutaneous fistula after medialization laryngoplasty.

Am J Otolaryngol 2019 Mar 27. Epub 2019 Mar 27.

Cleveland Clinic, Head and Neck Institute, Cleveland, OH, USA. Electronic address:

Background: Medialization laryngoplasty is a common procedure for voice rehabilitation in patients with unilateral vocal fold paralysis. Complications are uncommon and delayed infections involving implants are rare. We report a delayed infectious complication following an animal scratch resulting in a laryngocutaneous fistula. Read More

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March 2019
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Conservative thyroidectomy for papillary thyroid microcarcinoma.

Am J Otolaryngol 2019 Mar 21. Epub 2019 Mar 21.

Departments of Otorhinolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery, School of Medicine, Konkuk University, Seoul, Republic of Korea. Electronic address:

Objective: According to American Thyroid Association (ATA) guideline, thyroid lobectomy is recommended for the management of papillary thyroid microcarcinomas (PTMC) with a diameter lesser than 1 cm. However, this procedure is associated with a risk of potential complications such as vocal cord palsy. Thus, we considered the applicability of conservative thyroidectomy, involving partial removal of the thyroid cancer lesion, not the entire ipsilateral thyroid lobe. Read More

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March 2019
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Histopathologic analysis in chronic rhinosinusitis: Impact on quality of life outcomes.

Am J Otolaryngol 2019 Mar 21. Epub 2019 Mar 21.

Department of Otolaryngology, The First Affiliated Hospital, School of Medicine, ZheJiang University, 79 Qingchun Road, Hangzhou 310003, China.. Electronic address:

Objective: This study investigates the impact of histopathologic parameters on quality of life outcomes in patients with chronic rhinosinusitis.

Setting: Hospital of Zhejiang University.

Study Design: Retrospective analysis of collected data. Read More

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March 2019
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Vestibulotoxicity in a patient without renal failure after inhaled tobramycin.

Am J Otolaryngol 2019 Mar 19. Epub 2019 Mar 19.

Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Department of Otorhinolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, Philadelphia, PA, USA.

Aminoglycoside antibiotics have a long history of use in the control of gram-negative bacterial infections, but their systemic use has been complicated by known ototoxicity and nephrotoxicity. Because of the utility of these medications in patients with frequent pulmonary infections, there has been a move towards the use of inhaled agents, in particular tobramycin, due to a lower rate of systemic complications. Inhaled tobramycin is generally consider to be safe from otologic complications, with only two previous reports of ototoxicity, both in patients who had underlying chronic renal disease. Read More

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March 2019
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Transdermal lidocaine as treatment for chronic subjective tinnitus: A pilot study.

Am J Otolaryngol 2019 Mar 18. Epub 2019 Mar 18.

Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, University of California - Davis Medical Center, Sacramento, CA, USA. Electronic address:

Objective: To assess the efficacy of transdermal lidocaine as a treatment for chronic subjective tinnitus as measured by the Tinnitus Functional Index (TFI).

Study Design: Pilot, prospective efficacy trial.

Setting: Tertiary care hospital. Read More

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Seed and soil? - Pharyngeal Merkel cell carcinoma after radiotherapy for laryngeal squamous cell carcinoma.

Am J Otolaryngol 2019 Mar 9. Epub 2019 Mar 9.

Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, 21151 Pomerantz Family Pavilion, 200 Hawkins Drive, 52240, Iowa City, IA, USA.

Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC) is a neuroendocrine cutaneous malignancy that may present as metastatic disease without a known primary site but, most commonly originates in the sun-exposed skin of the head, neck, and extremities. We present a 66-year-old male treated with chemo-radiation for T3N2cM0 laryngeal squamous cell carcinoma (SCCa) six years before he was diagnosed with MCC isolated to the radiated laryngopharynx. Mucosal MCC is rare and radiation-induced MCC has been hypothesized to occur in previously radiated tissue but, never before to the laryngopharynx. Read More

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March 2019
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Angiolymphoid hyperplasia with eosinophilia of the external ear.

Am J Otolaryngol 2019 Mar 12. Epub 2019 Mar 12.

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, USA; New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai, Department of Otolaryngology, USA; Audiology, Hearing, and Balance Center, Mount Sinai Health System, USA; Ear Institute, Mount Sinai Health System, USA.

Herein we present the rare case of angiolymphoid hyperplasia with eosinophilia of the external ear treated by surgical resection and full-thickness skin graft. Current diagnosis and management options are reviewed. Read More

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Anatomical and frequencies-specific hearing results of retrograde mastoidectomy.

Am J Otolaryngol 2019 Feb 22. Epub 2019 Feb 22.

Bozyaka Training and Research Hospital, Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Izmir, Turkey.

Purpose: The aim of this study was to evaluate the long-term anatomical and frequency-specific hearing results of canal wall down (CWD) and canal wall up (CWU) mastoidectomy by retrograde mastoidectomy (RM) surgical method.

Materials And Methods: Patients underwent CWU and CWD procedures with method of RM, 53 and 59 patients between January 2010 and June 2015 were evaluated retrospectively. The pre- and post-operative pure tone average air-bone gap (ABG) values of these patients were recorded in detail at 0. Read More

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February 2019
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The risk factors for residual juvenile nasopharyngeal angiofibroma and the usual residual sites.

Am J Otolaryngol 2018 Nov 22. Epub 2018 Nov 22.

Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Affiliated Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat Hospital, Fudan University, No. 83, Fenyang Road, 200031 Shanghai, China. Electronic address:

Objective: Juvenile nasopharyngeal angiofibroma (JNA) is non-metastasizing but potentially locally destructive tumor of the nasopharynx. It can destroy the skull base and invade into the cerebrum. Surgical management is the primary standard but residual disease is always a risk factor. Read More

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November 2018

Sensorineural hearing loss and volatile organic compound metabolites in urine.

Am J Otolaryngol 2019 Mar 4. Epub 2019 Mar 4.

Department of Public Health Education, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, NC, United States of America. Electronic address:

Purpose: Oxidative stress in the auditory system contributes to acquired sensorineural hearing loss. Systemic oxidative stress, which may predict auditory oxidative stress, can be assessed by measuring volatile organic compound metabolite concentrations in urine. The purpose of this retrospective study was to determine if hearing decreased in those with higher concentrations of urinary volatile organic compound metabolites. Read More

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March 2019
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Behavioral analysis of HPV+ oropharyngeal cancer: Do you know your patients?

Am J Otolaryngol 2019 Feb 18. Epub 2019 Feb 18.

Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY, United States of America.

Objective: Evaluate the epidemiologic makeup of a population of HPV+ OPSCC patients treated at one institution over approximately a decade.

Study Design: Prospective survey study of HPV+ OPSCC treated between 2007 and 2016.

Setting: Mount Sinai Health System SUBJECTS AND METHODS: Patients aged 18+ who underwent treatment for HPV+ OPSCC. Read More

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February 2019
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TORS excision of lingual thyroid carcinoma: Technique and systematic review.

Am J Otolaryngol 2019 Feb 18. Epub 2019 Feb 18.

Otolaryngology and Facial Plastic Surgery Associates, Fort Worth, TX, USA. Electronic address:

Objective: Clinically significant lingual thyroid tissue has a prevalence of 1/3000-10,000, and in 70% of these individuals, the lingual thyroid is their only thyroid tissue. Malignant transformation is exceedingly rare. Herein, we present a case of lingual thyroid carcinoma with a systematic literature review and description of our treatment technique. Read More

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February 2019
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Doctor Google: Correlating internet search trends for epistaxis with metropolitan climates.

Am J Otolaryngol 2019 Feb 18. Epub 2019 Feb 18.

Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Medical College of Georgia, Augusta University, Augusta, Georgia; Center for Skull Base Surgery, Medical College of Georgia, Augusta University, Augusta, Georgia.

Objective: Variation in weather patterns is often cited as a risk factor for epistaxis although robust studies investigating specific climate factors are lacking. As society is increasingly utilizing the Internet to learn more about their medical conditions, we explore whether Internet search activity related to epistaxis is influenced by fluctuations in climate.

Methods: Internet search activity for epistaxis-related search terms during 2012-2017 were extracted from Google Trends and localized to six highly populated cities in the US: New York, New York; Los Angeles, California; Chicago, Illinois; Houston, Texas; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; and Atlanta, Georgia. Read More

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February 2019
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Investigation of Human Papillomavirus (HPV) and Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV) in antrochoanal polyps.

Am J Otolaryngol 2019 Feb 19. Epub 2019 Feb 19.

Department of Medical Pathology, Medical Sciences University Konya Training and Research Hospital, Turkey.

Objectives/hypotheses: This study aimed to investigate the presence of HPV (HPV types 11 and 16) and EBV in antrochoanal polyps and to contribute to the current literature in this regard.

Study Design: A case-control study.

Methods: A total of 100 patients (including 43 patients undergoing surgery for antrochoanal polyp, 27 patients undergoing surgery for nasal polyp, and 30 patients undergoing surgery for hypertrophic inferior turbinate) were included in this study. Read More

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February 2019
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Reconstruction of a subtotal septorhinectomy defect with a chimeric paramedian-pericranial forehead flap.

Am J Otolaryngol 2019 Feb 19. Epub 2019 Feb 19.

Otolaryngology and Facial Plastic Surgery Associates, Fort Worth, TX, United States of America.

The nose is a complex structure important for aesthetic appearance, social interaction, and respiration. Full thickness nasal defects with resection of the septum pose a significant challenge to the reconstructive surgeon due to the lack of local tissues to replace the nasal lining and significant risk of nasal collapse owing to the paucity of rigid infrastructure. The purpose of this paper is to present a unique case of nasal reconstruction utilizing a bilaminar paramedian forehead flap (combined pericranial flap and forehead flap) with embedded cantilever rib graft in a patient who underwent resection for an intranasal malignancy involving the septum and soft tissue envelope. Read More

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February 2019
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Perioperative interdisciplinary approach for reduction of opioid use in pediatric tonsillectomy: Protocol using dexmedetomidine and bupivicaine as adjunct agents.

Am J Otolaryngol 2019 Feb 18. Epub 2019 Feb 18.

Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Virginia Commonwealth University Health System, Richmond, VA, United States of America. Electronic address:

Importance: Pediatric tonsillectomy is a common procedure now being performed most often for patients with obstructive sleep apnea, which has been associated with increased sensitivity to the respiratory side effects of opioid medications. This study investigates a strategy to decrease the use of opiate medications in a particularly vulnerable population.

Objective: Describe an interdisciplinary approach between Otolaryngologists and Anesthesiologists to decrease opiate use in tonsillectomy patients. Read More

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February 2019
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Commentary on topical platelet rich plasma versus hyaluronic acid during fat graft myringoplasty.

Am J Otolaryngol 2019 Feb 18. Epub 2019 Feb 18.

Department of Otorhinolaryngology, the Affiliated Yiwu Hospital, Yiwu City 322000, Zhejiang Province, China. Electronic address:

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February 2019

Successful treatment of a child with definite Meniere's disease with the migraine regimen.

Am J Otolaryngol 2019 Feb 18. Epub 2019 Feb 18.

Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, University of California, Irvine, USA; Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of California, Irvine, USA. Electronic address:

Emerging evidence suggests substantial overlap between the symptoms of Meniere's disease (MD) and migraine-related cochlear/vestibular disorders. We report a 5-year-old girl with a 6-month history of left-sided hearing loss followed by daily episodes of vertigo, headache, and vomiting who met the criteria for definite MD. The patient became symptom-free and gained near normal hearing levels after starting on a 6-week migraine diet/lifestyle regimen with riboflavin and magnesium. Read More

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February 2019
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Purely intracranial vagal schwannoma: A case report of a rare lesion.

Am J Otolaryngol 2019 Feb 18. Epub 2019 Feb 18.

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, United States of America; New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai, Department of Otolaryngology, United States of America; Audiology, Hearing, and Balance Center, Mount Sinai Health System, United States of America; Ear Institute, Mount Sinai Health System, United States of America. Electronic address:

We present a rare intracranial vagal schwannoma along with its preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative course. Read More

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February 2019

Tinnitus in the side with better hearing.

Am J Otolaryngol 2019 Feb 18. Epub 2019 Feb 18.

Department of Medical Science, Chungnam National University, Daejeon, South Korea; Brain Korea 21 PLUS Project for Medical Science, Chungnam National University, Daejeon, South Korea.

Objectives: We aimed to confirm the characteristics of patients with tinnitus in the better-hearing side.

Materials And Methods: Among the 778 patients who visited the tinnitus clinic complaining of unilateral tinnitus at a local university hospital between March 2014 and December 2017, we recruited 62 patients who showed tinnitus in the better-hearing side on pure-tone audiometry. The mean hearing threshold was calculated using the arithmetic mean of the pure tone thresholds at 1, 2, 3, and 4 kHz. Read More

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February 2019

Implication of low risk human papillomaviruses, HPV6 and HPV11 in laryngeal papillomatosis in Burkina Faso.

Am J Otolaryngol 2019 Feb 18. Epub 2019 Feb 18.

Laboratory of Molecular Biology and Genetics (LABIOGENE), University of Ouaga I Professor Joseph KI-ZERBO, 03 BP 7021, Ouagadougou 03, Burkina Faso; Pietro Annigoni Biomolecular Research Center (CERBA), 01 BP 364, Ouagadougou 01, Burkina Faso. Electronic address:

Purpose: Laryngeal papillomatosis is the most common benign tumor of the larynx of children. It is characterized by the development of exophytic proliferative lesions in the mucosa of the airways. Human papillomavirus (HPV) has been recognized as a causal agent among which HPV types 6 and 11 are the most frequently implicated. Read More

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February 2019
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United States-based global otolaryngology surgery: A call to more horizontal sustainable efforts.

Am J Otolaryngol 2019 Feb 19. Epub 2019 Feb 19.

Massachusetts Eye and Ear, Department of Otolaryngology, Boston, MA 02114, USA; Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA; Rwanda Central Teaching Hospital, Department of Otolaryngology, Kigali, Rwanda. Electronic address:

Objective: To examine global surgery involvement among general members of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS) and characterize international otolaryngology surgical interventions.

Methods: Data on global surgery involvement were derived from responses provided by voluntary online survey respondent members of the AAO-HNS, obtained in October 2017. These data were compared against World Bank metrics of national health expenditure and surgical specialists per capita as benchmarks for need. Read More

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February 2019

Is septoplasty effective rhinogenic headache in patients with isolated contact point between inferior turbinate and septal spur?

Am J Otolaryngol 2019 Feb 18. Epub 2019 Feb 18.

Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Haseki Training and Research Hospital, Health Sciences University, Istanbul, Turkey.

Background: Rhinogenic headache is a painful sensation in the head and face due to intranasal contact point without any mass or inflammatory findings. Surgery is recommended in patients with nasal obstruction; however the approach in case of isolated mucosal contact point that does not cause obstruction is controversial. Our aim is to observe changes in the severity of headache in patients with isolated mucosal contact point and headache who do not complain of nasal obstruction. Read More

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February 2019
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Recurrent apocrine hidrocystoma of the external auditory canal.

Am J Otolaryngol 2019 Mar - Apr;40(2):312-313. Epub 2019 Jan 28.

Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, University of California, Irvine, USA; Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of California, Irvine, USA. Electronic address:

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January 2019
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Reliability of clinical diagnosis of masses of the cerebellopontine angle: A retrospective multi-institutional study.

Am J Otolaryngol 2019 Mar - Apr;40(2):133-136. Epub 2019 Jan 28.

Department of Neurotology, Michigan Ear Institute, St. John Providence Hospital and Medical Centers, 30055 Northwestern Highway, Suite #101, Farmington Hills, MI 48334, United States. Electronic address:

Objectives: To assess the accuracy of pre-operative diagnosis of masses of the cerebellopontine angle (CPA) when compared to surgical pathology.

Design: Retrospective chart review.

Participants: Patients who underwent surgery for CPA masses at two tertiary care institutions from 2007 to 2017. Read More

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January 2019

The factors associated with the early diagnosis of nasal NK/T-cell lymphoma with prominent ocular symptoms and general nasal NKTL.

Am J Otolaryngol 2019 Jan 28. Epub 2019 Jan 28.

Department of Nose, The First Affiliated Hospital of Zhengzhou University, Zhengzhou 450052, China. Electronic address:

Aim: This study explored the clinical features of nasal natural killer/T-cell lymphoma (NKTL) in patients with prominent ocular symptoms and those with general nasal NKTL to improve the early diagnosis of nasal NKTL.

Method: A retrospective cohort study was performed with 278 patients with nasal NKTL admitted to the First Affiliated Hospital of Zhengzhou University between January 2011 and December 2017. Of these cases, 56 presented with nasal NKTL and prominent ocular symptoms, and 222 presented with general nasal NKTL. Read More

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January 2019
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Management of jugular bulb injury during drilling of the internal auditory canal (ICA) for vestibular schwannoma surgery.

Am J Otolaryngol 2019 Mar - Apr;40(2):341. Epub 2019 Jan 24.

Department of Neurosurgery, University of Helsinki and Helsinki University Hospital, Helsinki, Finland.

The retrosigmoid approach for vestibular schwannoma surgery has remained the standard approach by most neurosurgeons. Drilling the posterior wall of the internal auditory meatus (IAM) is an essential step in removing the intrameatal tumor. During IAM drilling, three anatomical structures can be encountered, including the posterior semicircular canal, vestibular aqueduct, and jugular bulb. Read More

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January 2019

Retrograde parotidectomy under local anesthesia for benign, malignant, and inflammatory lesions.

Am J Otolaryngol 2019 Mar - Apr;40(2):152-155. Epub 2019 Jan 14.

Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Stanford University, 801 Welch Road, Stanford, CA, USA 94305. Electronic address:

Objective: To report the patient selection, surgical technique, and outcomes of parotidectomy using local anesthesia under monitored anesthesia care (MAC).

Methods: A retrospective chart review was performed for patients undergoing parotidectomy under local anesthesia at an academic head and neck surgery center.

Results: Six patients deemed high risk for general anesthesia (GA) due to medical comorbidities or with a strong preference to avoid GA underwent parotidectomy using local anesthesia and MAC. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6417876PMC
January 2019
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The effects of different packing materials on healing and hearing after trauma to middle ear mucosa, an experimental study in rats.

Am J Otolaryngol 2019 Jan 20. Epub 2019 Jan 20.

Numune Training and Research Hospital, Department of Otolaryngology, Ankara, Turkey.

Purpose: To compare the performance of Spongostan, Otopore, Spongostan soaked with dexamethasone and Spongostan soaked with Hyaluronic acid (HA) as middle ear packing material after mucosal trauma.

Methods: Twenty rats were divided into 4 groups. In control group (group 1), the middle ear cavities of animals were bilaterally packed with Spongostan; in group 2, with Otopore; in group 3, with Spongostan soaked with dexamethasone; and in group 4, with Spongostan soaked with HA. Read More

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January 2019

Nuclear expression of onco-suppressors nm23-H1 and maspin are associated with lower recurrence rate in laryngeal carcinoma.

Am J Otolaryngol 2019 Mar - Apr;40(2):224-229. Epub 2018 Nov 22.

Department of Medicine DIMED, University of Padova, Padova, Italy.

Purpose: The main aim of the study was to preliminarily investigate the possibly related role of nuclear onco-suppressors maspin and nm23-H1, a metastasis suppressor, in laryngeal squamous cell carcinoma (LSCC).

Materials And Methods: Maspin expression pattern and nuclear nm23-H1 expression were ascertained in 62 consecutive LSCCs.

Results: Recurrence rate was significantly lower in patients with a nuclear maspin pattern of expression; nuclear nm23-H1 expression was significantly lower in patients who experienced disease recurrence. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.amjoto.2018.11.007DOI Listing
November 2018
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Topical Mitomycin-C can help as an adjunct to alkaline nasal wash and rifampicin in primary atrophic rhinitis.

Am J Otolaryngol 2019 Mar - Apr;40(2):137-142. Epub 2019 Jan 16.

Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Department, Minia Medical Insurance Hospital, Minia, Egypt.

Purpose: Primary atrophic rhinitis (PAR) is a well-known old disease characterized by a roomy nose and extensive crustations. This study was designed to investigate the effect of topical Mitomycin-C as an adjunct to medical treatment with respect to objective and subjective improvement in patients treated with PAR.

Material And Methods: This prospective randomized controlled study was conducted in a tertiary referral hospital in January 2016 and March 2018. Read More

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January 2019

Isolated horizontal canal hypofunction differentiating a canalith jam from an acute peripheral vestibular loss.

Am J Otolaryngol 2019 Mar - Apr;40(2):319-322. Epub 2018 Dec 7.

ENT & Audiology Unit, Department of Experimental Diagnostic and Specialty Medicine (DIMES), S. Orsola - Malpighi University Hospital, Via Massarenti 9, 40138 Bologna, Italy.

Objectives: To describe a unique case of acute vertigo presenting with spontaneous horizontal nystagmus (SHN) and a clinical picture consistent with right acute peripheral vestibular loss (APVL) in which an isolated hypofunction of a horizontal semicircular canal (HSC) permitted to detect a spontaneous canalith jam and treat the patient accordingly.

Methods: Case report and literature review.

Results: A 74-year old woman presented with acute vertigo, left-beating SHN and a clinical picture consistent with right APVL. Read More

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December 2018
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Assessing the educational quality of 'YouTube' videos for facelifts.

Am J Otolaryngol 2019 Mar - Apr;40(2):156-159. Epub 2019 Jan 4.

Department of Otolaryngology, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA. Electronic address:

Objectives: Facelifts are among the most common facial plastic procedures performed. Given the existence of a variety of surgical approaches and the proximity of key anatomical structures, the development of proper surgical skills and knowledge is necessary to ensure positive outcomes. Many surgical learners utilize YouTube videos as supplemental tools in their education. Read More

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January 2019
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Is there any effect of anxiety and depression scores on the improvement of tinnitus after surgery in chronic otitis patients with tinnitus.

Am J Otolaryngol 2019 Mar - Apr;40(2):230-232. Epub 2018 Nov 22.

Haseki Training and Research Hospital, Dept. of Otorhinolaryngology Fatih, Istanbul, Turkey.

Background: Tinnitus is a common disease in public. It is not only associated with neuronal, muscular, vascular pathologies, but also with related psychological parameters. In this study, we aimed to investigate the relationship between tinnitus, anxiety and depression in patients undergoing tympanoplasty. Read More

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November 2018
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Syphilis of the oropharynx: Case series of "The Great Masquerader".

Am J Otolaryngol 2019 Mar - Apr;40(2):143-146. Epub 2019 Jan 16.

Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY, United States of America.

Objective: Syphilis is a sexually transmitted infection with various presentations. Although, oropharyngeal manifestations are known to occur, the purpose of this study is to present the first case series in which the lesions were initially mistaken for human-papillomavirus (HPV)-related oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma (OPSCC).

Methods: A multi-institutional retrospective review. Read More

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January 2019
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Identification of key genes and pathways in chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyps using bioinformatics analysis.

Am J Otolaryngol 2019 Mar - Apr;40(2):191-196. Epub 2018 Dec 5.

Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Xiangya Hospital of Central South University, Changsha, Hunan, China; Province Key Laboratory of Otolaryngology Critical Diseases, Changsha, Hunan, China. Electronic address:

Purpose: Chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyps (CRSwNP) is a prevalent inflammatory disease of yet unknown etiology. The purpose of this study was to uncover key genes and pathways related to the pathogenesis of CRSwNP via bioinformatics approaches.

Materials And Methods: The gene expression profile of GSE36830 extracted from Gene Expression Omnibus database was used to screen differentially expressed genes (DEGs) between nasal polyp samples and control samples. Read More

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December 2018
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Anesthetic management for medialization laryngoplasty using concurrent infusions of dexmedetomidine, remifentanil, and propofol versus controls.

Am J Otolaryngol 2019 Mar - Apr;40(2):147-151. Epub 2019 Jan 11.

Mayo Clinic, Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine, Rochester, MN, USA. Electronic address:

Purpose: Medialization laryngoplasty (ML) ± arytenoid adduction (AA) surgery poses a unique anesthetic challenge that requires periods of deep sedation and patient cooperation with phonation to assess voice function. The purpose of this study was to assess if the protocolized administration of dexmedetomidine, remifentanil, and propofol (DRP) is associated with reduced procedural duration and administration of other sedating medications.

Materials And Methods: This was a retrospective 2:1 case matched study design; matched on age, sex, body mass index, AA, and surgical revision status. Read More

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January 2019
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