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    Transcanal endoscopic ear surgery for perilymphatic fistula after electric acoustic stimulation.
    Auris Nasus Larynx 2017 Nov 6. Epub 2017 Nov 6.
    Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences, 2-5-1 Shikata-Cho, Kita-Ku, Okayama 700-8558, Japan.
    Transcanal endoscopic ear surgery (TEES) will become a very useful therapeutic option. A perilymphatic fistula (PLF) is defined as sudden sensorineural hearing loss and/or vertigo caused by leakage of the perilymph through a fistula from the oval window and/or round window. We report a case of PLF after electric acoustic stimulation (EAS), a kind of cochlear implant, successfully treated by TEES. Read More

    Influence of pneumococcal conjugate vaccines on acute otitis media in Japan.
    Auris Nasus Larynx 2017 Nov 1. Epub 2017 Nov 1.
    Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Graduate School of Biomedical & Health Sciences, Applied Life Sciences, Hiroshima University, Hiroshima, Japan.
    Objective: This study investigated: (i) changes in the incidence of acute otitis media (AOM) following introduction of public funding for free inoculation with 7- and 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccines (PCV7 and PCV13, respectively) and (ii) changes in the rate of myringotomies for AOM (MyfA) in children 1year following the publication of the first edition of the clinical practice guidelines for the diagnosis and management of AOM in children in Japan.

    Methods: PCV7 was launched on the Japanese market in 2010 and gained public funding in 2011. PCV7 was replaced with PCV13 in November 2013. Read More

    Modified Z-palatoplasty with one-layer closure in one-stage multilevel surgery for severe obstructive sleep apnea.
    Auris Nasus Larynx 2017 Oct 25. Epub 2017 Oct 25.
    Sleep Center of Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Chiayi, Taiwan; Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Chiayi, Taiwan; Department of Nursing, Chang-Gung University of Science and technology, Chiayi, Taiwan.
    Objective: The meticulous two-layer closure is a step to complete the modified Z-palatoplasty, which has been reported to serve as an effective element in multilevel sleep surgery for patients with severe obstructive sleep apnea, especially with Friedman anatomical stages II and III diseases. A single layer closure-the suture closure as originally described in uvulopalatopharyngoplasty by Fujita et al., is an alternative of the two-layer closure, featured by simplicity while its efficacy has not been completely proved in patients with severe obstructive sleep apnea. Read More

    Factors affecting the effect of physical rehabilitation therapy for synkinesis as a sequela to facial nerve palsy.
    Auris Nasus Larynx 2017 Oct 31. Epub 2017 Oct 31.
    Department of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, Faculty of Medicine and Graduate School of Medicine, Hokkaido University, Kita-Ku, N15W7, Sapporo 0608638, Hokkaido, Japan.
    Objective: To investigate factors affecting the effect of physical rehabilitation therapy for synkinesis as a sequela to facial nerve palsy.

    Methods: A total of 37 patients with peripheral facial nerve palsy in Teine-Keijinkai Hospital were enrolled in this study. All patients showed synkinesis at 6 months after the onset of facial nerve palsy and were instructed in physical rehabilitation by expert staff from their first visit. Read More

    Oncocytic carcinoma of the salivary glands: A Danish national study.
    Auris Nasus Larynx 2017 Oct 31. Epub 2017 Oct 31.
    Department of ORL - Head and Neck Surgery, Odense University Hospital, Denmark.
    Objectives: To present a Danish national series of oncocytic carcinoma (OC) patients, including data on treatment, recurrence and survival.

    Methods: From the national Danish database of salivary gland carcinomas, all patients diagnosed with OC from 1990 to 2005 were identified and data concerning demographics, tumor site, clinical stage and treatment profiles were extracted. A follow-up was carried out. Read More

    Detection of voice changes due to aspiration via acoustic voice analysis.
    Auris Nasus Larynx 2017 Oct 30. Epub 2017 Oct 30.
    Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Republic of Korea. Electronic address:
    Objective: Aspiration can occur during swallowing. The present study investigated the feasibility of identifying aspiration risk (AR) via acoustic voice parameters.

    Materials And Methods: In total, 165 patients scheduled for a videofluoroscopic swallowing study (VFSS) were included. Read More

    Cerebellar ataxia with neuropathy and vestibular areflexia syndrome (CANVAS).
    Auris Nasus Larynx 2017 Oct 28. Epub 2017 Oct 28.
    Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine, Japan.
    Cerebellar ataxia with neuropathy and bilateral vestibular areflexia syndrome (CANVAS) is a novel ataxic disorder consisting of the triad of cerebellar impairment, bilateral vestibular hypofunction, and a somatosensory deficit. We report the first Japanese case of CANVAS. The patient is a 68-year-old Japanese male. Read More

    A rare case of bilateral vagus nerve schwanomatosis.
    Auris Nasus Larynx 2017 Oct 28. Epub 2017 Oct 28.
    Department of Otorhinolaryngology, National Hospital Organization Tokyo Medical Center, Tokyo, Japan. Electronic address:
    Schwanomatosis is the third most common form of neurofibromatosis. Schwanomatosis affecting the vagus nerve is particularly rare. In this report, we describe an extremely rare case bilateral vagus nerve schwanomatosis in a 45-year-old male patient. Read More

    A population-based comparison of European and North American sinonasal cancer survival.
    Auris Nasus Larynx 2017 Oct 19. Epub 2017 Oct 19.
    Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, Newark, New Jersey, USA; Center for Skull Base and Pituitary Surgery, Neurological Institute of New Jersey, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, Newark, New Jersey, USA; Department of Neurological Surgery, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, Newark, New Jersey, USA; Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Science, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, Newark, New Jersey, USA. Electronic address:
    Objective: Sinonasal cancers (SNC) are rare, thus limiting previous prognostic studies on a multinational level. The aim of this study is to utilize two population-based datasets to compare prognoses for SNC between the United States (US) and Europe.

    Methods: The European Cancer Registry (EUROCARE) database and the United States National Cancer Institute's Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) database were searched to identify survival of patients diagnosed with SNC between 1990 and 2007. Read More

    A high jugular bulb and poor development of perivestibular aqueductal air cells are not the cause of endolymphatic hydrops in patients with Ménière's disease.
    Auris Nasus Larynx 2017 Oct 19. Epub 2017 Oct 19.
    Department of Otorhinolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine, Osaka, Japan.
    Objective: The presence of endolymphatic hydrops in the inner ear, which can be detected with gadolinium-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (Gd-MRI), is widely recognized as the main pathological cause of Ménière's disease (MD). However, the precise mechanisms underlying the development of endolymphatic hydrops remains unclear. One hypothesis proposes a relationship between the presence of a high jugular bulb (HJB) and MD, which disrupts the vestibular aqueduct leading to the development of endolymphatic hydrops. Read More

    Correlation between computed tomography imaging and histopathology in pleomorphic adenoma of parotid gland.
    Auris Nasus Larynx 2017 Oct 18. Epub 2017 Oct 18.
    Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Seoul National University Hospital, Seoul, Republic of Korea; Sensory Organ Research Institute, Seoul National University Medical Research Center, Seoul National University Hospital, Seoul, Republic of Korea; Cancer Research Institute, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul, Republic of Korea; Clinical Research Institute, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul, Republic of Korea. Electronic address:
    Objective: The purpose of this study was to correlate the CT imaging features and histopathological findings of pleomorphic adenomas (PA), and also try to identify its clinical significance.

    Methods: Totally 262 PAs in the parotid gland including 18 recurrent cases were retrospectively reviewed with preoperative CT and pathologic slides. Each pathologic slide was reviewed by two pathologists to calculate mean value of epithelial/mesenchymal component, and the results were correlated with features of CT scans. Read More

    Influence of Ginkgo Biloba extract (EGb 761) on expression of IL-1 Beta, IL-6, TNF-alfa, HSP-70, HSF-1 and COX-2 after noise exposure in the rat cochlea.
    Auris Nasus Larynx 2017 Oct 14. Epub 2017 Oct 14.
    Bezmialem Vakif University, Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Fatih, Istanbul, Turkey.
    Objective: The objective of this study was to investigate the influence of Ginkgo Biloba in early treatment of noise induced hearing loss on expression of IL-6, IL-1 Beta, TNF-alfa, HSP-70, HSF-1 and COX-2 in the rat cochlea.

    Methods: Thirty two female rats were randomly divided into four groups (Acoustic Trauma, Ginkgo Biloba, Acoustic Trauma+Ginkgo Biloba, Non Treatment). Auditory brainstem response (ABR) was applied in all the groups. Read More

    Outcomes of pediatric delayed facial palsy after head trauma.
    Auris Nasus Larynx 2017 Oct 12. Epub 2017 Oct 12.
    Department of Otolaryngology, Cangzhou Central Hospital, Cangzhou 061001, Hebei, PR China. Electronic address:
    Objective: To analyze clinical outcomes of delayed facial palsy after head trauma in the pediatric population.

    Methods: A total of 45 pediatric cases with delayed facial palsy after head trauma were conservatively or surgically treated in our hospital between January 2009 and January 2015, and they were followed up for one year after the corresponding treatment. The clinical data were collected and the outcomes of facial nerve were analyzed. Read More

    Facial nerve neuroma in the geniculate ganglion extending into the internal auditory canal: A case report.
    Auris Nasus Larynx 2017 Oct 5. Epub 2017 Oct 5.
    Department of Neurosurgery, Akita Graduate School of Medicine, 1-1-1, Hondo, Akita 010-8543, Japan.
    Facial nerve schwannoma is a very rare benign tumor representing less than 1% of intrapetrous lesions. Our patient is a forty-one year old female who has suffered from recurrent right facial palsy for the last six years. She was first misdiagnosed as having Bell's palsy and received corticosteroids which resulted in little improvement. Read More

    Electroneurography in the acute stage of facial palsy as a predictive factor for the development of facial synkinesis sequela.
    Auris Nasus Larynx 2017 Sep 28. Epub 2017 Sep 28.
    Department of Otolaryngology, University of Tokushima School of Medicine, Tokushima 770-8503, Japan.
    Objective: We investigated whether the value of ENoG is a predictive factor for the development of facial synkinesis in patients with facial palsy.

    Methods: The degree of oral-ocular synkinesis was evaluated quantitatively by an asymmetry of the interpalpebral space width during the mouth movement (% eye opening). Twenty healthy volunteers without a history of facial palsy (12 men and 8 women; 25-65 years old; mean age: 42. Read More

    Schwannoma of external auditory canal.
    Auris Nasus Larynx 2017 Sep 28. Epub 2017 Sep 28.
    Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Chonnam National University Medical School & Chonnam National University Hwasun Hospital, Hwasun, Korea. Electronic address:
    Schwannomas of the external auditory canal are extremely rare and only a few cases have been reported in the literature. Herein, we report a case of schwannoma of the external ear canal in a 41-year male. Clinicians should consider the possibility that the schwannoma may originate in the external auditory canal mimicking other more frequently observed lesions. Read More

    Comparison of snoring sounds between natural and drug-induced sleep recorded using a smartphone.
    Auris Nasus Larynx 2017 Sep 27. Epub 2017 Sep 27.
    Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Sleep laboratory, Busan Saint Mary's Hospital, Busan, South Korea.
    Objectives: Snoring is an important clinical feature of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), and recent studies suggest that the acoustic quality of snoring sounds is markedly different in drug-induced sleep compared with natural sleep. However, considering differences in sound recording methods and analysis parameters, further studies are required. This study explored whether acoustic analysis of drug-induced sleep is useful as a screening test that reflects the characteristics of natural sleep in snoring patients. Read More

    Endoscopic enucleation of large jaw cysts: Promising outcomes.
    Auris Nasus Larynx 2017 Sep 23. Epub 2017 Sep 23.
    Otolaryngology Department, Faculty of Medicine, Mansoura University, Egypt. Electronic address:
    Objective: To describe the endoscopic approach for management of large jaw cysts and assess the feasibility of endoscopic enucleation as well as analyze its outcome on a wide scale at Mansoura University Hospital MUH.

    Methods: This prospective cohort study was done on 23 consecutive cases presenting with different types of large jaw cysts in the period from January 2013 to July 2016 at ENT Department, Mansoura University Hospital. All patients, (16 maxillary & 7 mandibular) cysts, were managed endoscopically. Read More

    3D-constructive interference into steady state (3D-CISS) labyrinth signal alteration in patients with vestibular schwannoma.
    Auris Nasus Larynx 2017 Sep 22. Epub 2017 Sep 22.
    Department of Otorhinolaryngology and Head & Neck Surgery, Inselspital, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland. Electronic address:
    Objective: To evaluate signal intensity of the inner ear using 3D-CISS imaging and correlated signal characteristics in patients with vestibular schwannoma to neuro-otological symptoms.

    Methods: Sixty patients with unilateral vestibular schwannoma were retrospectively reviewed. All patients had had initial and follow-up magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Read More

    High-dose corticosteroids improve the prognosis of Bell's palsy compared with low-dose corticosteroids: A propensity score analysis.
    Auris Nasus Larynx 2017 Sep 22. Epub 2017 Sep 22.
    Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Kurashiki Central Hospital, Miwa 1-1-1, Kurashiki, Okayama 710-8602, Japan.
    Objective: The aim of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of high-dose corticosteroid (120mg prednisolone equivalent daily) in Bell's palsy compared with low-dose corticosteroid (60mg PSL equivalent).

    Methods: A single-center retrospective observational study was performed. We included adult Bell's palsy patients who were treated within 7days after disease onset. Read More

    Extraskeletal osteosarcoma in the parotid gland: A case report.
    Auris Nasus Larynx 2017 Sep 22. Epub 2017 Sep 22.
    Department of Anatomical Pathology, Hiroshima University Hospital, Hiroshima, Japan.
    Extraskeletal osteosarcoma is a very rare tumor and accounts for 4-5% of all osteosarcomas. We describe a 47-year-old Japanese man who presented with a right parotid tumor. The patient underwent total resection with postoperative radiotherapy; however, the tumor recurred in the lung, whereupon he underwent chemotherapy and partial lung resection. Read More

    Our experience with 500 patients with benign paroxysmal positional vertigo: Reexploring aetiology and reevaluating MRI investigation.
    Auris Nasus Larynx 2017 Sep 21. Epub 2017 Sep 21.
    Department of Otorhinolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, Beaumont Hospital and Blackrock Clinic, Dublin, Ireland.
    Objective: To explore the aetiology of and to evaluate the importance of MRI investigation on the posterior semicircular canal benign paroxysmal positional vertigo in an Irish population.

    Methods: A retrospective observational study of 500 patients with posterior semicircular canal benign paroxysmal positional vertigo, diagnosed and treated by the senior author over a 10-year period. Most patients underwent an MRI brain and inner ear, following the same scan protocol. Read More

    Management of tinnitus in children: Review of literature and effect of counseling.
    Auris Nasus Larynx 2017 Sep 21. Epub 2017 Sep 21.
    Department of Otorhinolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, Seoul National University Boramae Medical Center, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul, South Korea. Electronic address:
    Objective: Tinnitus in children has not been studied sufficiently to date. And, there is no consensus regarding the management of tinnitus in children. Tinnitus counseling can be considered as the most basic tool among therapeutic options of tinnitus in children. Read More

    A case of adult congenital laryngeal cleft asymptomatic until hypopharynx cancer treatment.
    Auris Nasus Larynx 2017 Sep 21. Epub 2017 Sep 21.
    Otorhinolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, Osaka General Medical Center, Bandai-higashi 3-1-56, Sumiyoshi-ku, Osaka 558-8558, Japan.
    Laryngeal cleft is an anomaly of failed posterior closure of the larynx. Most cases are diagnosed and need treatment early in life due to respiratory and swallowing problems. We report an unusual case of a 66-year-old man with an asymptomatic laryngeal cleft until treatment for hypopharyngeal cancer. Read More

    Lamina papyracea position in patients with nasal polypi: A computed tomography analysis.
    Auris Nasus Larynx 2017 Sep 20. Epub 2017 Sep 20.
    Radio Diagnosis Department, Faculty of Medicine, Benha University, Egypt.
    Objective: This study aimed to describe the positions of the lamina papyracea (LP) in patients who had nasal polypi, by computed tomography (CT) analysis.

    Methods: Paranasal CT scans of patients diagnosed to have nasal polypi were included in the study. CT images were acquired with multiplanar reformates to obtain delicate details in coronal planes for all subjects. Read More

    Doppler ultrasonography can be useful to determine the etiology of idiopathic sudden sensorineural hearing loss.
    Auris Nasus Larynx 2017 Sep 20. Epub 2017 Sep 20.
    Acibadem University Hospital, Otorhinolaryngology Department Istanbul, Turkey.
    Objective: This study aims to evaluate clinical features of both carotid and vertebral arteries in the idiopathic sudden sensorineural hearing loss (ISSNHL) patients and healthy individuals to contribute additional knowledge on vascular compromise theory.

    Methods: This study was designed as a retrospective case control study in a tertiary referral center. 55 patients for ISSNHL and 35 healthy participants (70 ears) are involved to the study. Read More

    A targeted next-generation sequencing panel reveals novel mutations in Japanese patients with primary ciliary dyskinesia.
    Auris Nasus Larynx 2017 Sep 19. Epub 2017 Sep 19.
    Division of Personalized Medicine, Mie University Graduate School of Medicine, Tsu, Japan.
    Objective: Primary ciliary dyskinesia (PCD) is a rare genetic disorder caused by functional impairment of cilia throughout the body. The early diagnosis of PCD is important for the prevention of long-term sequelae; however, this is often challenging because of the phenotypic heterogeneity of PCD and difficulty in genetic analysis. The majority of PCD patients in Japan are not diagnosed properly. Read More

    Treatment outcomes of sialendoscopy for submandibular gland sialolithiasis: The minor axis of the sialolith is a regulative factor for the removal of sialoliths in the hilum of the submandibular gland using sialendoscopy alone.
    Auris Nasus Larynx 2017 Sep 18. Epub 2017 Sep 18.
    Department of Otolaryngology, Tokyo Women's Medical University, 8-1, Kawada-cho, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 162-8666, Japan.
    Objective: To assess the general guidelines for the removal of sialoliths for submandibular gland sialolithiasis using sialendoscopy alone.

    Methods: We analyzed 61 sialoliths treated using sialendoscopy in 42 patients with submandibular gland sialolithiasis. We evaluated the submandibular gland sialoliths and divided each case based upon the location: the Wharton's duct or the hilum. Read More

    Tonsillectomy in adults: Analysis of indications and complications.
    Auris Nasus Larynx 2017 Sep 16. Epub 2017 Sep 16.
    Department of Anatomy and Histology, University of Zaragoza, Spain.
    Objective: Tonsillectomy is one of the surgical techniques most practiced by otolaryngologists, and despite being a relatively simple technique; it presents a considerable percentage of complications, such as postoperative bleeding. The aim of this study is to describe the surgical indications and most frequent complications, analyze whether surgical suture of the tonsillar pillars has an influence on bleeding, and study the data of hospital stay and its importance for the control of complications.

    Methods: A retrospective study of 326 patients who underwent a tonsillectomy in our Department of Otolaryngology from 2006 to 2014 was conducted. Read More

    Natural course of tonsillectomy pain: A prospective patient cohort study.
    Auris Nasus Larynx 2017 Sep 7. Epub 2017 Sep 7.
    Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Hallym University Sacred Heart Hospital, Anyang, Republic of Korea. Electronic address:
    Objective: The aim of this study was to determine the natural course of pain after tonsillectomy.

    Methods: This study included 119 patients that underwent tonsillectomy between November 2013 and November 2015. After undergoing tonsillectomy, patients scored their pain using the visual analogue scale three times daily (morning, midday, and evening) for 2 weeks. Read More

    Relationship between swallowing function and breathing/phonation.
    Auris Nasus Larynx 2017 Sep 7. Epub 2017 Sep 7.
    Department of Otolaryngology, Nippon Medical School Hospital, Tokyo, Japan.
    Objective: Clarification of the association between the swallowing function and respiratory and phonatory functions.

    Methods: The subjects were 30 patients with a chief complaint of swallowing disorder with clear consciousness capable of retaining a sitting position. Patients with organic and functional diseases of the larynx were excluded. Read More

    Sudden sensorineural hearing loss in children and adolescents: Clinical characteristics and age-related prognosis.
    Auris Nasus Larynx 2017 Sep 6. Epub 2017 Sep 6.
    Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Seoul National University Boramae Medical Center, Seoul Metropolitan Government-Seoul National University, Seoul, Republic of Korea. Electronic address:
    Objective: Although many studies have investigated sudden sensorineural hearing loss (SSNHL) in adults, there were few studies on SSNHL in the pediatric population; especially research on treatment and prognosis of pediatric SSNHL was limited. The aim of this study was to evaluate clinical characteristics, treatment outcomes and prognostic factors in children and adolescents with SSNHL.

    Methods: A retrospective review of medical records of 67 pediatric patients (67 ears) who had diagnosed with SSNHL at our hospitals was performed to analyze patients' clinical manifestations and audiograms. Read More

    Dental and oropharyngeal lesions in rats with chronic acid reflux esophagitis.
    Auris Nasus Larynx 2017 Sep 4. Epub 2017 Sep 4.
    Department of Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Saga University, 5-1-1 Nabeshima, Saga 849 8501, Japan.
    Objective: In this study, we evaluated pathological changes in the tooth and pharynx of GERD rats to elucidate the association between gastric acid reflux and oral and pharyngeal diseases.

    Methods: An experimental rat model of chronic acid reflux esophagitis was surgically created. The oral cavities were observed histologically every 2 weeks until 20 weeks after surgery. Read More

    Emergency consultation for epistaxis: A bad predictor for overall health?
    Auris Nasus Larynx 2017 Aug 28. Epub 2017 Aug 28.
    Department of Otorhinolaryngology, University Hospital Zurich USZ, University of Zurich UZH, Switzerland. Electronic address:
    Objective: To compare the mortality rate of a large epistaxis cohort with the fatalities of the general Swiss population and to evaluate significant risk factors for impending early death.

    Methods: 568 patients out of an epistaxis cohort from a former study were contacted by mail to answer a questionnaire. Deceased patients were identified from March, 2007 through April, 2014. Read More

    Long-term voice outcome after thyroidectomy using energy based devices.
    Auris Nasus Larynx 2017 Aug 28. Epub 2017 Aug 28.
    Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Korea University Anam Hospital, Korea University College of Medicine, Seoul, South Korea. Electronic address:
    Objective: Voice dysfunction is frequently reported after thyroidectomy even in absence of vocal fold paralysis. The energy-based devices such as Harmonic scalpel (HS) or LigaSure (LS) are commonly used in conventional thyroidectomy. The objective of this study was to investigate the long-term voice outcome after total thyroidectomy using energy based devices. Read More

    Cetuximab with radiotherapy as an alternative treatment for advanced squamous cell carcinoma of the temporal bone.
    Auris Nasus Larynx 2017 Aug 31. Epub 2017 Aug 31.
    Department of Otolaryngology-Head Neck Surgery, Tokai University, Isehara, Kanagawa, 259-1193, Japan.
    The prognosis of advanced temporal bone cancer is poor, because complete surgical resection is difficult to achieve. Chemoradiotherapy is one of the available curative treatment options; however, its systemic effects on the patient restrict the use of this treatment. A 69-year-old female (who needed peritoneal dialysis) presented at our clinic with T4 left external auditory canal cancer and was treated with cetuximab plus radiotherapy (RT). Read More

    Gender difference and laterality of sleep position.
    Auris Nasus Larynx 2017 Aug 29. Epub 2017 Aug 29.
    Yoshida Ear, Nose and Throat Clinic, 2-1-15, Nakano, Hirosaki 036-8155, Japan. Electronic address:
    Objective: A higher incidence in women (approximately 7:3) and a predominant involvement of the right ear (approximately 7:5) are interesting features of BPPV (benign paroxysmal positional vertigo). It is speculated that these features are related to sleep position. The first aim of this study was to compare the frequency of position shifts during sleep between men and women. Read More

    Comparison between clinical and audiological results of tympanoplasty with double layer graft (modified sandwich fascia) technique and single layer graft (underlay fascia and underlay cartilage) technique.
    Auris Nasus Larynx 2017 Aug 27. Epub 2017 Aug 27.
    ENT, Smt. Kashibai Navale Medical College and General Hospital, Pune, India. Electronic address:
    Introduction: Surgical repair of the tympanic membrane, termed a type one tympanoplasty is a tried and tested treatment modality. Overlay or underlay technique of tympanoplasty is common. Sandwich Tympanoplasty is the combined overlay and underlay grafting of tympanic membrane. Read More

    Characterization of FaDu-R, a radioresistant head and neck cancer cell line, and cancer stem cells.
    Auris Nasus Larynx 2017 Aug 24. Epub 2017 Aug 24.
    Department of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, Republic of Korea. Electronic address:
    Objectives: The aim of this study was to evaluate the impact of CSC on insensitivity to radiotherapy in HNSCC.

    Methods: A radioresistant cell line, FaDu-R, was established using fractionated ionizing radiation. Cells with high and low CD44/ALDH activity were isolated. Read More

    A case of ectopic salivary gland of the larynx.
    Auris Nasus Larynx 2017 Aug 22. Epub 2017 Aug 22.
    Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Juntendo University Faculty of Medicine, 2-1-1 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-8421, Japan.
    A 46-year-old man presented with sore throat. Laryngoscopic findings revealed a smooth yellow mass occupying the anterior portion of the false vocal fold on the left side. The authors performed biopsy under general anesthesia. Read More

    Risk factors for the occurrence of epistaxis: Prospective study.
    Auris Nasus Larynx 2017 Aug 22. Epub 2017 Aug 22.
    Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Hospital de São João EPE, Porto, Portugal.
    Objective: Analyse and compare the characteristics of patients with epistaxis admitted to the otolaryngology emergency department with those provided by a control group. Establish a model to identify epistaxis predictive factors.

    Methods: Prospective analysis of 283 consecutive adults, admitted to the otolaryngology emergency department of a tertiary referral centre between 25 January and 25 February 2014. Read More

    Is voice therapy effective for the treatment of dysphonic patients with benign vocal fold lesions?
    Auris Nasus Larynx 2017 Aug 22. Epub 2017 Aug 22.
    Department of Otorhinolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine, Suita, Japan.
    Objective: To update our knowledge regarding the effectiveness of voice therapy for the treatment of vocal disturbance associated with benign vocal fold lesions, including vocal polyps, nodules and cysts, and for determining the utility of voice therapy in treating organic voice disorders, while highlighting problems for the future development of this clinical field.

    Methods: We conducted a review of the most recent literature on the therapeutic effects of voice therapy, vocal hygiene education or direct vocal training on vocal quality, the lesion appearance and discomfort felt by patients due to the clinical entity of benign vocal fold mass lesions.

    Results: Although voice therapy is principally indicated for the treatment of functional dysphonia without any organic abnormalities in the vocal folds, a number of clinicians have attempted to perform voice therapy even in dysphonic patients with benign mass lesions in the vocal folds. Read More

    Measurements of ionic concentrations along with endocochlear potential in wild-type and claudin 14 knockout mice.
    Auris Nasus Larynx 2017 Aug 12. Epub 2017 Aug 12.
    Department of Physiology, Faculty of Medicine, Osaka Medical College, 2-7, Daigaku-machi, Takatsuki, Osaka 569-8686, Japan; Faculty of Nutrition, Koshien University, 10-1 Momijimachi, Takarazuka, Hyogo 665-0006, Japan.
    Objective: To examine whether the changes in endolymphatic ion concentrations were involved in hair cells degeneration in claudin-14 knockout (KO) mice (Cldn14(-/-)), we measured the endocochlear potential (EP) along with concentrations of K(+), Na(+), H(+), or Ca(2+) ([K]e, [Na]e, pHe, [Ca]e) in Cldn14(-/-), in which hair cells were selectively damaged, and compared with measurements in wild type mice (Wt).

    Methods: We used the Cldn14(-/-) from 3 weeks of age, in which the auditory brain responses (ABR) was severely diminished. Using double-barreled ion-selective microelectrodes, we measured [K]e, [Na]e, pHe, and [Ca]e in both Wt and Cldn14(-/-) at 8-10 weeks of age. Read More

    Cervical mass as the first clinical manifestation of unsuspected metastatic seminoma.
    Auris Nasus Larynx 2017 Aug 11. Epub 2017 Aug 11.
    ENT Department, "Madre Teresa di Calcutta" Hospital, Via Albere, 30, Monselice, Padua, Italy.
    The authors reported a case of a 27-year-old man with a nontender left neck mass that had grown quite rapidly within few weeks. FNAB and CT were not consistent to establish the definite diagnosis. After excisional biopsy, the histopathological examination and the immunohistochemical study of the specimen revealed a cervical metastasis of seminoma. Read More

    Correlation of soft palate length with velum obstruction and severity of obstructive sleep apnea syndrome.
    Auris Nasus Larynx 2017 Aug 11. Epub 2017 Aug 11.
    Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Yonsei University Wonju College of Medicine, Wonju, Republic of Korea. Electronic address:
    Objective: Our aim in this study was to analyze whether soft palate length and velum obstruction during sleep are correlated and to determine the effects of related parameters on obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) severity. We used computed tomography to measure soft palate length and drug-induced sleep endoscopy (DISE) to evaluate velum obstruction severity. Patients also underwent polysomnography (PSG) for evaluation of OSAS severity. Read More

    Clinical course of incidental parathyroidectomy: Single center experience.
    Auris Nasus Larynx 2017 Aug 11. Epub 2017 Aug 11.
    Department of Surgery, Ankara Numune Training and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey.
    Objective: Thyroidectomy is a very common surgical procedure. Regardless of surgeon experience, incidental parathyroidectomy is a complication of thyroidectomy. The aim of this study was to identify the clinical course of incidental parathyroidectomies after thyroidectomy. Read More

    Does CT help in predicting preepiglottic space invasion in laryngeal carcinoma?
    Auris Nasus Larynx 2017 Aug 11. Epub 2017 Aug 11.
    Department of Otolaryngology, Sisli Hamidiye Etfal Education and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey.
    Objective: Evaluating preepiglottic space involvement in laryngeal cancer by CT may lead misinterpretation. We sought to understand the causes of misinterpretation in evaluating the preepiglottic space by CT and assessed the effects of misinterpretation in treatment plans of patients with laryngeal squamous cell carcinomas.

    Methods: Specimen histopathology reports of 102 (99 male, 3 female) patients who underwent total or partial laryngectomy due to supraglottic and/or transglottic laryngeal carcinoma were reviewed. Read More

    Pulmonary function in patients with eosinophilic chronic rhinosinusitis.
    Auris Nasus Larynx 2017 Aug 10. Epub 2017 Aug 10.
    Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Okayama, Japan.
    Objective: There is a close relationship between upper and lower respiratory tract diseases. Chronic rhinosinusitis patients frequently have lung diseases including asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Eosinophilic chronic rhinosinusitis is considered a refractory and intractable subtype of chronic rhinosinusitis. Read More

    Variations in the labyrinthine segment of facial nerve canal revealed by high-resolution computed tomography.
    Auris Nasus Larynx 2017 Aug 9. Epub 2017 Aug 9.
    Department of Otolaryngology, First People's Hospital of Shangqiu, Shangqiu City, Henan Province, China.
    Objective: To study variations in the labyrinthine segment of fallopian canal and the associated middle and inner ear malformations.

    Method: The high-resolution computed tomography (HRCT) images of the temporal bone in 24 patients with congenital variations in the labyrinthine segment of fallopian canal were analyzed retrospectively. The length of labyrinthine segment of the facial nerve and angle of the first genu of 10 normal subjects were also measured. Read More

    The theory of autoimmunity in Meniere's disease is lacking evidence.
    Auris Nasus Larynx 2017 Aug 4. Epub 2017 Aug 4.
    Faculty of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine, University of Oulu, Finland; Department of Otorhinolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, Oulu University Hospital, Finland & PEDEGO Research Unit, University of Oulu, Finland. Electronic address:
    The role of immunological factors in the pathophysiology of Meniere's disease (MD) has been hypothesized. In order to evaluate the current level of evidence on autoimmunity in MD, original articles relevant to the matter (1970-2016) were reviewed. The following has been considered to support the theory of autoimmunity in MD (1) the increased prevalence of autoimmune diseases among MD patients, (2) the elevated levels of antibodies and immunocomplexes in MD patients, (3) the association of MD with HLA-types and genetic polymorphisms and (4) the positive corticosteroid-responsiveness detected in some MD patients. Read More

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