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    Survival trends in patients with tracheal carcinoma from 1973 to 2011.
    Am J Otolaryngol 2017 Aug 26. Epub 2017 Aug 26.
    Department of Surgery, Bassett Healthcare Network, Cooperstown, NY, USA. Electronic address:
    Purpose: The prognosis for primary tracheal cancer is dismal. We investigated whether there has been improvement in survival in tracheal cancer patients and how treatment modality affected overall and cancer-specific survival.

    Materials And Methods: Using the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results database, 1144 patients with tracheal cancer were identified between 1973 and 2011. Read More

    Shrinkage in oral squamous cell carcinoma: An analysis of tumor and margin measurements in vivo, post-resection, and post-formalin fixation.
    Am J Otolaryngol 2017 Sep 12. Epub 2017 Sep 12.
    Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, University of Missouri School of Medicine, Columbia, MO, USA. Electronic address:
    Purpose: To quantify changes in tumor size and tumor-free margins following surgical resection and formalin fixation of oral cavity squamous cell carcinoma.

    Materials And Methods: Nineteen patients were studied via cohort design. Between May and December 2011, measurements of tumor size and tumor-free margin were made in patients with squamous cell carcinoma of the oral cavity. Read More

    Adjuvant radiation and survival following surgical resection of sinonasal melanoma.
    Am J Otolaryngol 2017 Aug 30. Epub 2017 Aug 30.
    Pritzker School of Medicine, The University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, United States; Division of Otolaryngology, NorthShore University Health System, Evanston, IL, United States. Electronic address:
    Background: Surgery remains the mainstay of treatment for sinonasal melanoma, but it is often difficult to obtain clear, negative margins. Therefore, patients often receive adjuvant radiation therapy (RT), however its impact on overall survival (OS) is not well understood.

    Methods: Patients with surgically resected sinonasal melanoma were identified from the National Cancer Data Base (NCDB, n=696). Read More

    Effects of surgical treatment of hypertrophic turbinates on the nasal obstruction and the quality of life.
    Am J Otolaryngol 2017 Aug 30. Epub 2017 Aug 30.
    Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Charité-Universitätsmedizin, Campus Charité Mitte, Chariteplatz 1, 10117 Berlin, Germany.
    Purpose: Chronic hyperplasia of the inferior nasal concha is accompanied by a nasal obstruction; however, there is no standardised surgical treatment for this condition. Here, we compared the outcome of three surgical techniques frequently used to treat the hyperplasia of inferior turbinates: turbinectomy with lateralization, submucosal electrocautery and laser cautery additional to septoplasty.

    Materials And Methods: One hundred and nine patients participated in this prospective randomized study upon signing written consent. Read More

    Transtympanic pseudoaneurysm of the internal carotid artery complicating a myringotomy in a four-year old child: Case report and literature review.
    Am J Otolaryngol 2017 Aug 24. Epub 2017 Aug 24.
    Department of Otorhinolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, University Hospital of Bordeaux, Bordeaux F-33000, France.
    We report the first case of a transtympanic iatrogenic internal carotid artery (ICA) pseudoaneurysm diagnosed in a 4-year-old child following a myringotomy. An endovascular treatment with a covered-stent was decided; spontaneous thrombosis was found during the therapeutic arteriography, and the procedure was aborted. Otoscopy and computed tomography (CT) scan monitoring showed a prolonged thrombosis and the disappearance of the pseudoaneurysm 18months after the diagnostic arteriography. Read More

    Metastatic squamous cell carcinoma to the superior cervical ganglion mimicking a retropharyngeal lymph node.
    Am J Otolaryngol 2017 Jul 5. Epub 2017 Jul 5.
    Thyroid, Head and Neck Cancer (THANC) Foundation, New York, NY, United States; Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Mount Sinai Beth Israel, New York, NY, United States.
    Background: Metastasis of squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) to the superior cervical ganglion (SCG) has never been reported. Its anatomic location may easily be mistaken for a retropharyngeal lymph node. We present the first case of SCC metastasis to the SCG. Read More

    Conchal contractility after inferior turbinate hypertrophy treatment: A prospective, randomized clinical trial.
    Am J Otolaryngol 2017 Aug 19. Epub 2017 Aug 19.
    Bezmialem Vakif University, Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Fatih, Istanbul, Turkey. Electronic address:
    Objective: The aim of this study is to evaluate the effects of these two methods (Nasal corticosteroids (NCS) and radiofrequency (RF) application) on conchal contractility utilizing objective rhinologic measurement parameters.

    Methods: 82 patients were presented with the complaint of nasal obstruction and diagnosed with inferior turbinate hypertrophy and were included in the study. Patients in Group 1 received NCS for 12weeks. Read More

    Surgical management of temporal bone osteoradionecrosis: Single surgeon experience of 47 cases.
    Am J Otolaryngol 2017 Jul 23. Epub 2017 Jul 23.
    Otolaryngology and Facial Plastic Surgery Associates, 923 Pennsylvania Ave, Fort Worth, TX 76104, United States. Electronic address:
    Purpose: To report the outcomes of 47 patients with temporal bone osteoradionecrosis treated primarily with surgical resection in order to analyze whether flap type and hyperbaric oxygen use affect wound breakdown.

    Materials And Methods: Between January 1998 and January 2016, 47 patients were treated for temporal bone osteoradionecrosis with surgery. Some patients were also treated with hyperbaric oxygen. Read More

    Hearing loss in enlarged vestibular aqueduct and incomplete partition type II.
    Am J Otolaryngol 2017 Jun 23. Epub 2017 Jun 23.
    Ear, Nose, and Throat Institute, University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, Cleveland, OH, United States; Center for Clinical Investigation, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, OH, United States. Electronic address:
    Purpose: The purpose of this work is to identify the role of incomplete partition type II on hearing loss among patients with enlarged vestibular aqueduct (EVA).

    Background: EVA is a common congenital inner ear malformation among children with hearing loss, where vestibular aqueduct morphology in this population has been shown to correlate to hearing loss. However, the impact of incomplete partition between cochlear turns on hearing loss has not been, despite meaningful implications for EVA pathophysiology. Read More

    Randomized double blind trial of amitriptyline versus placebo in treatment of chronic laryngopharyngeal neuropathy.
    Am J Otolaryngol 2017 Jul 12. Epub 2017 Jul 12.
    Department of Otolaryngology, Boston Medical Center, Boston University, Boston, MA 02118, United States. Electronic address:
    Objective: A neuropathic etiology has been suggested for patients with chronic laryngopharyngitis symptoms without visible structural pathology. Prior studies have shown that treatment with neuro-modulating medications is beneficial, but it is unknown if this was due to placebo effect. Our objective was to compare the efficacy of amitriptyline versus placebo in treating chronic laryngopharyngeal neuropathy. Read More

    Parathyroidectomy for tertiary hyperparathyroidism: A systematic review.
    Am J Otolaryngol 2017 Sep - Oct;38(5):630-635. Epub 2017 Jun 21.
    Chicago ENT: Advanced Center for Specialty Care, 3000 North Halsted Street Suite 400, Chicago, IL 60657, USA; Rush University Medical Center, Department of Otorhinolaryngology, 1653 West Congress Parkway, Chicago, IL 60612, USA. Electronic address:
    Objective: Analyze the efficacy and indications for parathyroidectomy as an intervention for tertiary hyperparathyroidism.

    Data Sources: PubMed, MEDLINE, and Cochrane Library databases.

    Review Methods: A systematic literature search was performed using the. Read More

    Total lower lip and chin reconstruction with radial forearm free flap: A novel approach.
    Am J Otolaryngol 2017 Sep - Oct;38(5):618-625. Epub 2017 Jul 8.
    Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Mount Sinai Beth Israel, 10 Union Square East, Suite 5B, New York, NY 10003, USA.
    Background: The management of large chin and lower lip defects is challenging due to this facial subunit's tremendous functional and aesthetic importance. Specific methods for total lower lip and mentum reconstruction are not well chronicled. Aesthetic and functional goals of this reconstruction include restoration of oral competence by maintaining lower lip height, vermilion reestablishment, color-matched skin introduction to the chin, sensation restoration, and ideally restoration of dynamic activity to the lower lip. Read More

    Eosinophilic hyperplastic lymphogranuloma: Clinical diagnosis and treatment experience of 41 cases.
    Am J Otolaryngol 2017 Sep - Oct;38(5):626-629. Epub 2017 Jul 12.
    Department of otolaryngology, Hubei Material and Child Health Hospital, Wuhan, China.
    Purpose: The purpose of this study was to investigate the clinical features of eosinophilic hyperplastic lymphogranuloma (EHLG) in the head and neck.

    Materials And Methods: Collecting the patients who diagnose with EHLG by pathological examination. The EHLG patients with the masses involved regions, such as involved inguinal region, chest wall, abdominal wall, anterior superior iliac spine or clavicle, instead of head and neck were excluding. Read More

    The effect of training level on complications after free flap surgery of the head and neck.
    Am J Otolaryngol 2017 Sep - Oct;38(5):560-564. Epub 2017 Jun 2.
    Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, Newark, NJ, USA. Electronic address:
    Objectives: Analyze postoperative complications after free flap surgery based on PGY training level.

    Methods: Data on free flap surgeries of the head and neck performed from 2005 to 2013 was collected from the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP) database. Cases identifying the status of resident participation in the surgery and the PGY level were included. Read More

    Temporal bone computed tomography findings associated with feasibility of endoscopic ear surgery.
    Am J Otolaryngol 2017 Jun 14. Epub 2017 Jun 14.
    Department of Otology and Laryngology, Harvard Medical School, 243 Charles Street, Boston, MA 02114, USA. Electronic address:
    Purpose: There are no formal radiologic criteria to stratify patients for transcanal (TEES) or transmastoid endoscopic ear surgery for resection of cholesteatoma. We aim to determine 1) whether standard preoperative computed tomography (CT) findings are associated with the need for conversion to a transmastoid approach and 2) the amount of time added for conversion from TEES to transmastoid techniques.

    Materials And Methods: Retrospective chart review of consecutive pediatric and adult cases of TEES for primary cholesteatoma from 2013 through 2015 (n=52). Read More

    Histopathological investigation of intranodular echogenic foci detected by thyroid ultrasonography.
    Am J Otolaryngol 2017 Sep - Oct;38(5):608-613. Epub 2017 Jul 5.
    Department of Radiology, University of Health Sciences, Istanbul Training and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey.
    Objective: To determine the predictability of sonography for detection of calcifications in thyroid nodules by histopathologic examination and to demonstrate the association between calcification pattern and malignancy.

    Methods: We prospectively evaluated 81 dominant nodules from 81 patients. Thyroid glands were assessed preoperatively with thyroid ultrasonography, and the presence of sonographic calcification was specified as intranodular macro (coarse) and micro calcification. Read More

    The contemporary utility of intraoperative frozen sections in thyroid surgery.
    Am J Otolaryngol 2017 Sep - Oct;38(5):614-617. Epub 2017 Jul 5.
    Head and Neck Institute, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, United States. Electronic address:
    Purpose: To determine the accuracy of intraoperative frozen section analysis on thyroidectomy specimens stratified by the Bethesda classification scheme and its utility for intraoperative decision-making.

    Study Design: Retrospective chart review.

    Methods: A retrospective review was performed on all patients who underwent thyroidectomy or thyroid lobectomy with intraoperative frozen sections at a tertiary care academic center from 2009 to 2015. Read More

    Treatment of laryngopharyngeal reflux using a sleep positioning device: A prospective cohort study.
    Am J Otolaryngol 2017 Sep - Oct;38(5):603-607. Epub 2017 Jun 27.
    Cleveland Clinic Head and Neck Institute, 9500 Euclid Ave/A71, Cleveland, OH 44195, United States.
    Objective: Laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR) symptoms are often resistant to management and cause significant quality of life impairment to patients with this disease. This study assesses the utility of a sleep-positioning device (SPD) in treating LPR.

    Design: Single center prospective cohort study. Read More

    Quantitative imaging analysis of transcanal endoscopic Infracochlear approach to the internal auditory canal.
    Am J Otolaryngol 2017 Sep - Oct;38(5):518-520. Epub 2017 Apr 4.
    Department of Otolaryngology, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, 243 Charles St, Boston, MA, USA; Department of Otology and Laryngology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA.
    Purpose: A transcanal endoscopic infracochlear surgical approach to the internal auditory canal (IAC) in a human temporal bone model has previously been described. However, the proportion of patients with favorable anatomy for this novel surgical technique remains unknown. Herein, we perform a quantitative analysis of the transcanal endoscopic infracochlear corridor to the IAC based on computed tomography. Read More

    Lateral cervical approach for supracricoid partial laryngectomy.
    Am J Otolaryngol 2017 Sep - Oct;38(5):598-602. Epub 2017 Jun 27.
    Department of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery, Regina Elena National Cancer Institute, Rome, Italy. Electronic address:
    Introduction: The supracricoid partial laryngectomy has been described for the treatment of T3 laryngeal glottic and supraglottic tumors as well as upfront and salvage surgery. Good oncological and functional outcomes are expected, while the post-operative rehabilitation can be quite difficult for the patient. Early and late complications can occur especially in salvage surgery. Read More

    Utilization of sinus stents as a novel approach for benign cystic lesions of the sella.
    Am J Otolaryngol 2017 Sep - Oct;38(5):645-647. Epub 2017 Jun 21.
    Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, Cleveland, OH, USA. Electronic address:
    Steroid-releasing sinus stents have emerged as a safe and effective tool in endoscopic sinus surgery. In this case report, we present two patients with recurrent cystic sellar masses. Transsphenoidal approach was used to access the sella. Read More

    Head and neck desmoplastic melanoma: Utility of sentinel node biopsy.
    Am J Otolaryngol 2017 Sep - Oct;38(5):537-541. Epub 2017 May 9.
    Department of Otorhinolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, United States. Electronic address:
    Purpose: The utility of sentinel lymph node biopsy in desmoplastic melanoma has been questioned due to multiple reports of a low rate of occult nodal metastasis in this variant of melanoma. We describe a single institution experience with management of desmoplastic melanoma of the head and neck and discuss the utility of sentinel lymph node biopsy.

    Materials And Methods: A retrospective review was performed of 49 patients with desmoplastic melanoma of the head and neck at a tertiary care center from 1994 to 2014. Read More

    Comparison of the effects of esomeprazole plus mosapride citrate and botulinum toxin A on vocal process granuloma.
    Am J Otolaryngol 2017 Sep - Oct;38(5):593-597. Epub 2017 Jun 21.
    Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery, West China Hospital, West China Medical School, Sichuan University, Chengdu, Sichuan, China.
    Objectives: Vocal process granulomas have a high tendency for persistence despite many treatment alternatives. Anti-reflux medications or botulinum toxin A injections are the main current therapies. There are no studies that compare the effects on vocal process granuloma of proton pump inhibitors plus prokinetic agents with botulinum toxin A injections. Read More

    Immune thrombocytopenia of childhood responsive to tonsillectomy in the setting of chronic tonsillitis: A case report and literature review.
    Am J Otolaryngol 2017 Sep - Oct;38(5):639-641. Epub 2016 Nov 23.
    Lousiana State University Health-Shreveport, Department of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery-Pediatric ENT, Shreveport, LA, USA.
    Objectives: Immune thrombocytopenia of childhood (platelet count <100,000/μL) is the most common cause of thrombocytopenia in children. Patients typically present with bruising and bleeding in the setting of thrombocytopenia. Although it is usually short-lived, some cases persist and are unresponsive to treatment. Read More

    Retrograde Parotidectomy and facial nerve outcomes: A case series of 44 patients.
    Am J Otolaryngol 2017 Sep - Oct;38(5):533-536. Epub 2017 May 5.
    Department of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery, Stanford University, 801 Welch Rd, Stanford, CA 94305.
    Purpose: The most common surgical method to remove benign parotid tumors remains the prograde approach. We examined if a retrograde surgical technique offers better outcomes than historical prograde controls.

    Materials And Methods: A retrospective chart review at Stanford Hospital was conducted to identify retrograde parotidectomies between February 2012 and October 2014 that were staffed by the senior author (DS) with resident involvement. Read More

    Otolaryngology consultation tracheostomies and complex patient population.
    Am J Otolaryngol 2017 Sep - Oct;38(5):551-555. Epub 2017 Jun 17.
    Department of Otolaryngology, University of Kentucky Medical Center, 800 Rose St, C-236, Lexington, KY 40536, United States. Electronic address:
    Purpose: To assess for the differences in patients undergoing tracheostomy by the otolaryngology consult service versus other specialties.

    Materials And Methods: A series of 1035 tracheostomies performed at our institution from January 2013 through November 2015 was retrospectively reviewed. Patient-related factors that contribute to procedural difficulty were reviewed. Read More

    Neck dissection for unknown cancer of the head and neck in the era of chemoradiation.
    Am J Otolaryngol 2017 Sep - Oct;38(5):588-592. Epub 2017 Jun 14.
    Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Louisville School of Medicine, Louisville, KY, USA.
    Purpose: To report outcomes for patients with cervical lymph node metastases from an unknown primary site of the head and neck treated with either non-operative therapy or neck dissection followed by adjuvant therapy.

    Materials And Methods: All patients with squamous cell carcinoma of an unknown primary site of the head or neck seen between 2003 and 2013 were reviewed. The Kaplan-Meier method was used to estimate overall survival, local recurrence free survival, loco-regional recurrence free survival, and progression free survival. Read More

    Analysis of archived newborn dried blood spots (DBS) identifies congenital cytomegalovirus as a major cause of unexplained pediatric sensorineural hearing loss.
    Am J Otolaryngol 2017 Sep - Oct;38(5):565-570. Epub 2017 Jun 7.
    Center for Infectious Diseases and Microbiology Translational Research, Department of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases and Immunology, University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, MN, United States. Electronic address:
    Purpose: Congenital cytomegalovirus (cCMV) infection is the most common non-genetic cause of sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL). However, accurate diagnosis of cCMV as the etiology of SNHL is problematic beyond the neonatal period. This study therefore examined whether cCMV infection could be identified retrospectively in children presenting with unexplained SNHL to a multidisciplinary diagnostic outpatient otolaryngology clinic at an academic medical center in Minnesota. Read More

    Various combinations of velopharyngeal and hypopharyngeal surgical procedures for treatment of obstructive sleep apnea: Single-stage, multilevel surgery.
    Am J Otolaryngol 2017 Sep - Oct;38(5):571-575. Epub 2017 Jun 6.
    Gulhane Medical School, Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Ankara, Turkey.
    Objective: The aim of this study was to investigate the safety and outcomes of velopharyngeal surgeries combined with hypopharyngeal surgeries as single-stage interventions for treatment of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).

    Methods: Retrospective analysis of operated patients. The velopharyngeal surgical interventions were uvulopalatal flap, anterior palatoplasty, expansion sphincter pharyngoplasty, transpalatal advancement pharyngoplasty, Cahali lateral pharyngoplasty, Z-palatoplasty, and modified uvulopalatopharyngoplasty. Read More

    The effects of fibroblast growth factor-2 delivered via a Gelfoam patch on the regeneration of myringosclerotic traumatic eardrum perforations lying close to the malleus.
    Am J Otolaryngol 2017 Sep - Oct;38(5):582-587. Epub 2017 Jun 14.
    Department of Clinical Medicine, Xinxiang Medical University, Xinxiang City 453003, Henan Province, China. Electronic address:
    Objective: We evaluated the effects of fibroblast growth factor-2 (FGF-2) delivered via a Gelfoam patch on the regeneration of myringosclerotic traumatic tympanic membrane perforations (TMPs) lying close to the malleus.

    Study Design: A prospective, randomized, controlled clinical study.

    Setting: A university-affiliated teaching hospital. Read More

    Long-term outcomes of central neck dissection for cN0 papillary thyroid carcinoma.
    Am J Otolaryngol 2017 Sep - Oct;38(5):576-581. Epub 2017 Jun 14.
    Otolaryngology Unit, Arcispedale Santa Maria Nuova - IRCCS, Reggio Emilia, Italy.
    Objective: The risk-benefit ratio of central neck dissection (CND) in patients affected by papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC) without clinical or ultrasonographic (US) evidence of neck lymph node metastasis (cN0) is currently debated. The aim of this study was to evaluate long-term outcome of CND on locoregional recurrence, distant metastasis, survival, and postoperative complications in a large series of patients with cN0-PTC.

    Study Design: Observational retrospective controlled study. Read More

    Oral foregut duplication cysts: A rare and fascinating congenital lesion. Case report and review of the literature.
    Am J Otolaryngol 2016 Nov 23. Epub 2016 Nov 23.
    Department of Pathology, Louisiana State University Health Science Center, Shreveport, LA 71130, USA.
    Oral foregut duplication cysts are extremely rare lesions with approximately 57 cases reported. They are congenital cysts, located in the anterior or ventral tongue, and occur predominantly in males. They are lined by one or more types of epithelia which is limited to gastric, intestinal or respiratory epithelium. Read More

    KAI1 overexpression promotes apoptosis and inhibits proliferation, cell cycle, migration, and invasion in nasopharyngeal carcinoma cells.
    Am J Otolaryngol 2017 Sep - Oct;38(5):511-517. Epub 2016 Sep 28.
    Department of Oncology, The First Affiliated Hospital of Gannan Medical University, Ganzhou, Jiangxi, China. Electronic address:
    Objectives: The purpose of this study is to characterize the effect of KAI1 overexpression on the biological behavior of nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) cells.

    Background: Nasopharyngeal carcinoma is a highly malignant tumor with a high rate of incidence in China. Currently, there are no ideal therapeutic options for patients with NPC, but a targeted therapy would have great potential for treating it. Read More

    Prognostic value of lymph node density in buccal squamous cell carcinoma.
    Am J Otolaryngol 2017 Sep - Oct;38(5):529-532. Epub 2017 May 20.
    Division of Head and Neck Surgery, Department of Surgery, United Christian Hospital, Hong Kong, China.
    Purpose: Lymph node density(LND) has been shown to be a better prognosticator than conventional nodal classification to predict prognosis for squamous cell carcinoma(SCC) of the oral cavity. However, studies focusing on subsites of oral cancer are meager. The role of LND for buccal SCC was evaluated in this study. Read More

    Cochlear implantation in patients with otosclerosis of the otic capsule.
    Am J Otolaryngol 2017 Sep - Oct;38(5):556-559. Epub 2017 May 19.
    Center for Hearing and Balance Disorders, 226 South Woods Mill Road, Suite 58 West, Chesterfield, MO 63017, United States; Department of Otolaryngology, Washington University School of Medicine, 660 S. Euclid Ave., St. Louis, MO 63110, United States.
    Objective: To evaluate outcomes of cochlear implantation of patients with otosclerosis of the otic capsule.

    Study Design: A retrospective case series of 6 patients (7 ears).

    Patients: 6 patients (7 ears), 5 patients with severe to profound sensorineural hearing loss; 1 patient with mild to profound sensorineural hearing loss, with radiologic evidence of otosclerosis. Read More

    The outcomes of overlay myringoplasty: Endoscopic versus microscopic approach.
    Am J Otolaryngol 2017 Sep - Oct;38(5):542-546. Epub 2017 May 9.
    Department of Otolaryngology, Faculty of Medicine, Prince of Songkla University, Hatyai 90110, Songkhla Province, Thailand.
    Purpose: To investigate the outcomes of overlay myringoplasty by comparing the endoscopic versus the microscopic approach.

    Materials And Methods: This is a retrospective comparative study of 181 patients who underwent myringoplasty with overlay techniques between January 2010 and 2016 at Songklanagarind Hospital, Thailand. Group 1 underwent an endoscopic-assisted (n=90), and group 2 underwent the microscopic-assisted (n=91) overlay myringoplasty. Read More

    Utility of a multidisciplinary approach to pediatric hearing loss.
    Am J Otolaryngol 2017 Sep - Oct;38(5):547-550. Epub 2017 May 12.
    Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, The Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH, United States. Electronic address:
    Introduction: Because management of hearing loss (HL) often requires multiple specialists, a multidisciplinary clinic, Pediatric Hearing Management Clinic, (PHMC) was established to coordinate care for children with newly diagnosed HL.

    Methods: Retrospective review of patients seen in PHMC from February 2009 to April 2010.

    Results: Clinic information was available for 40/41 of the patients and was included in the study. Read More

    Clinical and audiological characteristics of 1000Hz audiometric notch patients.
    Am J Otolaryngol 2017 Sep - Oct;38(5):521-525. Epub 2017 Apr 1.
    Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Pusan National University School of Medicine, Pusan National University Yangsan Hospital, Yangsan, Republic of Korea. Electronic address:
    Purpose: Among the hearing loss patients, we can confirm that the hearing loss of the specific frequency decreases, such as the 2000Hz notch in otosclerosis and the 4000Hz notch (c5-dip) in noise-induced hearing loss. The 1000Hz notch (c3-dip), however, is rarely studied. We fortuitously encountered a group of patients with a 1kHz hearing loss and report it with a review of the literature. Read More

    Improving resident familiarity with the translabyrinthine approach to the internal auditory canal.
    Am J Otolaryngol 2017 Sep - Oct;38(5):526-528. Epub 2017 Apr 12.
    Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN, United States.
    Objective: To increase otolaryngology resident experience with drilling and dissection of the internal auditory canal (IAC) via a translabyrinthine approach.

    Study Design: Pilot study involving temporal bone education and drilling with completion of pre- and post-drilling surveys.

    Methods: Participants observed an educational presentation on IAC anatomy and drilling, followed by manipulation of IAC nerves using a prosected cadaveric temporal bone. Read More

    Sir Charles Bell: Unheralded laryngologist.
    Am J Otolaryngol 2017 Jul - Aug;38(4):492-495. Epub 2017 Apr 21.
    Department of Head and Neck Surgery, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, CHS 62-132, 10833, LeConte Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 9005-1624, United States. Electronic address:
    Introduction: Sir Charles Bell is renowned and revered as an outstanding surgeon, anatomist, clinician and teacher and his many contributions to various medical fields have been amply described. What are less well-known are his contributions to the field of laryngology.

    Methods: Selected clinical and physiological publications by Bell were examined that addressed issues related specifically to the airway or pharynx. Read More

    Pleomorphic liposarcoma of the head and neck: Presentation of two cases and literature review.
    Am J Otolaryngol 2017 Jul - Aug;38(4):505-507. Epub 2017 Apr 22.
    Department of Otolaryngology, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY, United States. Electronic address:
    Background: Pleomorphic liposarcoma (PL) is an exceedingly rare tumor of the head and neck. This aggressive liposarcoma variant portends a poorer prognosis compared to more typical sarcomatous tumors.

    Methods: Multi-institutional study including two cases of PL, the first case occurring in the post-auricular region and the second in the cheek with later recurrence within the parotid bed. Read More

    A sustained increase of plasma fibrinogen in sudden sensorineural hearing loss predicts worse outcome independently.
    Am J Otolaryngol 2017 Jul - Aug;38(4):484-487. Epub 2017 May 5.
    Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Yonsei University, Wonju College of Medicine, Wonju, South Korea. Electronic address:
    Objectives: A number of etiologies of idiopathic sudden sensorineural hearing loss (ISSNHL) have been proposed. Vascular disturbance is one cause of ISSNHL and has been reported to be associated with fibrinogen. We aimed to determine whether hyperfibrinogenemia is associated with poor outcome and whether a serial change in fibrinogen level is associated with outcome. Read More

    Decreased clinic visits for acute respiratory infections following an adult tonsillectomy: A population-based study.
    Am J Otolaryngol 2017 Jul - Aug;38(4):488-491. Epub 2017 May 5.
    School of Health Care Administration, Taipei Medical University, Taipei, Taiwan.
    Purpose: This study attempted to investigate the effects of a tonsillectomy on utilization of medical resources for acute respiratory infections by comparing numbers and costs of clinic visits within 1year before and after a tonsillectomy.

    Materials And Methods: Data for this study were retrieved from the Taiwan Longitudinal Health Insurance Database 2005. The study includes 481 patients aged 18-80years who underwent a tonsillectomy and 481 comparison patients. Read More

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