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Natural history of a squamous cell carcinoma of the lower lip.

B-ENT 2017;13(1 Suppl 27):79-82

Natural history of a squamous cell carcinoma of the lower lip.

Objective: In lip cancer cases without significant co-morbidities, curative treatment is preferable to palliative; although, the patient may refuse care. This case report describes the natural progression of squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) of the lower lip. Read More

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Mucosal cavernous hemangioma of the maxillary sinus: a series of 3 cases.

B-ENT 2017;13(1 Suppl 27):73-78

Mucosal cavernous hemangioma of the maxillary sinus: a series of 3 cases.

Introduction: Sott-tissue hemangiomas are benign vascular tumors that are common in the head and neck region and rare in the sinonasal tract. Those originating in the sinus mucosa are extremely rare. Read More

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May 2018
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Endoscopic endonasal removal of median palatine cyst.

B-ENT 2017;13(1 Suppl 27):67-72

Endoscopic endonasal removal of median palatine cyst.

Problem: A 49-year-old man presented with a median palatine cyst, as an incidental finding in a work-up of vision disturbance, due to a cyst in the sphenoid sinus.

Methodology: The median palatine cyst was removed with a diode laser in the contact mode under endoscopic vision; forceps were used to remove the sphenoid sinus cyst. Read More

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Stridor caused by a blue laryngeal mass in an infant: case report.

B-ENT 2017;13(1 Suppl 27):61-65

Stridor caused by.a blue laryngeal mass in an infant: case report. We describe an infant who had inspiratory stridor that began a few weeks after birth. Read More

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Plunging ranula with prestyloid parapharyngeal space, masticator space, and parotid gland extension.

B-ENT 2017;13(1 Suppl 27):57-60

Plunging ranula with prestyloid parapharyngeal space, masticator space, and parotid gland extension.

Introduction: Ranulas develop from mucous extravasation secondary to sublingual gland duct obstruction or trauma. Plunging ranula usually dive into the submandibular space. Read More

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Unexpected overnight stay following ENT day-case surgery: a 5-year audit.

B-ENT 2017;13(1 Suppl 27):51-55

Unexpected overnight stay following ENT day-case surgery: a 5-year audit.

Problems/objectives: Recent decades have seen a steady reduction in the average duration of hospitalization for all surgical patients, including those undergoing ENT procedures. Correspondingly, the proportion of day surgeries relative to in-patient surgeries has progressively increased. Read More

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Bipolar diathermy-assisted coblation really affects post-tonsillectomy haemorrhage rate and white membrane in paediatric tonsillectomy.

B-ENT 2017;13(1 Suppl 27):45-49

Bipolar diathermy-assisted coblation really affects post-tonsillectomy haemorrhage rate and white membrane in paediatric tonsillectomy.

Objective: this study aimed to evaluate the effect of bipolar diathermy-assisted coblation on post-tonsillectomy haemorrhage (PTH) rate, operation time, the volume of blood loss during surgery, the time needed to return to a regular diet and the relationship between the thickness of the white membrane of tonsil fossa and the degree of postoperative pain in paediatric tonsillectomy.

Methods: a total of 1684 patients subjected to tonsillectomy (TE) were enrolled in this study from June 2013 to December 2015. Read More

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May 2018
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Residual cholesteatoma revealed by endoscopy after microsurgery.

B-ENT 2017;13(1 Suppl 27):37-43

Residual cholesteatoma revealed by endoscopy after microsurgery.

Objective: To endoscopically examine common sites of residual cholesteatoma occurrence after microscopic ear surgery.

Methods: Thirty patients (15 men and 15 women; age range: 7-81 years) who underwent treatment for middle ear cholesteatoma (20 patients with pars flaccida :holesteatoma and 10 patients with pars tensa cholesteatoma) were selected. Read More

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May 2018
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The role of cVEMPs and vHIT in the evaluation of otosclerosis and its eventual vestibular impairment: preliminary findings.

B-ENT 2017;13(1 Suppl 27):31-36

The role of cVEMPs and vHIT in the evaluation of otosclerosis and its eventual vestibular impairment: preliminary findings.

Objectives: Otosclerosis is one of the most common causes of hearing loss in adults, with a prevalence of 0.3% to 0. Read More

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Felix tympanoplasty: functional results of a single surgeon's technique in the scope of a literature review on influencing factors.

B-ENT 2017;13(1 Suppl 27):23-30

Felix tympanoplasty: functional results of a single surgeon's technique in the scope of a literature review on influencing factors.

Objective: The outcome of myringoplasties may be affected by local, general or epidemiologic factors. We reduced the variability of the surgical procedure to a minimum, in order to better evaluate the role of these factors on the functional results. Read More

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Transnasal endoscopic management of anterior cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leak: experience from a large case series.

B-ENT 2017;13(1 Suppl 27):15-21

Transnasal endoscopic management of anterior cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leak: experience from a large case series.

Objectives: Anterior cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leak is a consequence described after head trauma, skull base surgery or inflammatory diseases, but may also occur spontaneously. Prompt recognition and management is crucial in order to avoid complications and to achieve successful surgical repair. Read More

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May 2018
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Effects of Smoking on healthy oral mucosa: a red-green-blue (photographic) evaluation.

B-ENT 2017;13(1 Suppl 27):9-13

Effects of Smoking on healthy oral mucosa: a red-green-blue (photgraphic) evaluation.

Aim: The aim of this study was to compare normal looking oral mucosa of smokers and non-smokers by means of a photographic technique.

Setting: Tertiary referral centre Material and methods: There were 78 patients included in the study (age range: 20-60 years), all of whom had normal looking oral mucosa and had been smoking for at least five years. Read More

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May 2018
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Surgical treatments for snoring.

B-ENT 2017;13(1 Suppl 27):1-7

Surgical treatments for snoring.

Objectives: To compare the results on snoring and sleepiness of different surgical treatments for sleep disordered breathing (SDB) including uvulopalatopharyngoplasty (UPPP), functional expansion pharyngoplasty (FEP), osteotomy, septoplasty with turbinoplasty, and somnoplasty.

Methodology: Between May 2011 and December 2015, 329 patients presenting with SDB underwent a dedicated clinical examination, drug-induced sleep endoscopy (DISE), and polysomnography (PSG). Read More

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May 2018
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Middle turbinate primary mucocele in a child masquerading as a nasal tumour.

B-ENT 2016 Aug;12(2):159-163

Middle turbinate primary mucocele in a child masquerading as a nasal tumour.

Introduction: Nasal obstruction in children is a very common complaint in daily ENT consultations. The common cold, rhinosinusitis, allergic rhinitis, hypertrophy and inflammation of the adenoid pad are very common causes of nasal obstruction, but there are numerous other causes for which the clinician must be aware. Read More

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Epithelioid hemangioendothelioma of the nasal septum.

B-ENT 2016 Aug;12(2):155-157

Epithelioid hemangioendothelioma of the nasal septum.

Background: Epithelioid hemangioendothelioma is a tumour of vascular origin and unknown aetiology, which occurs in all age groups. The most common locations are the liver, bone, lungs, and brain, with less common occurrence in head and neck regions, and no prior reports of origination from nasal septum. Read More

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Nasoseptal cyst after septorhinoplasty: late and unusual but preventable compliation.

B-ENT 2016 Aug;12(2):149-153

Nasoseptal cyst after septorhinoplasty: late and unusual but preventable complication.

Introduction: Formation if a slowly growing cyst following septorhinoplasty is a rare but serious complication. Mucous cyst is more common than foreign body inclusion cyst. Read More

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Anterior Inferior cerebellar artery infarction misdiagnosed as inner ear disease.

B-ENT 2016 Aug;12(2):143-147

Anterior Inferior cerebellar artery infarction misdiagnosed as inner ear disease.

Objective: The clinical >resentation of anterior inferior cerebellar artery (AICA) infarction may mimic that of inner ear disease. lethodology: This report presents two patients with cerebellar artery infarction initially misdiagnosed with inner ear lisease. Read More

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The injectable filler in rhinoplasty: not a complication-free alternative.

Authors:
P Leupe D J Menger

B-ENT 2016 Aug;12(2):137-142

The injectable filler in rhinoplasty: not a complication-free alternative.

Problem: Non-surgical or "filler" rhinoplasty seems an attractive tool to fine-tune the aesthetic results of surgery; its use as a primary technique is also increasingly popular. However, physicians performing these procedures should be aware that they are not complication-free. Read More

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August 2016
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Subannular T-tubes for the treatment of adhesive otitis: how we do it.

B-ENT 2016 Aug;12(2):131-135

Subannular T-tubes for the treatment of adhesive otitis: how we do it.

Objectives: Adhesive otitis is a chronic otitis media (OM) that consists of the adhesion of the tympanic membrane (TM) to the promontory. The aim of our study is to evaluate a new way of positioning subannular T-tubes (SATs) in patients affected by adhesive otitis. Read More

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Laser-assisted tympanomastoidectomy for active mucosal chronic otitis media.

Authors:
M D Wilkie J Tahery

B-ENT 2016 Aug;12(2):125-130

Laser-assisted tympanomastoidectomy for active mucosal chronic otitis media.

Objectives: Achieving disease control in the context of active granulating mucosal chronic otitis media (COM) is typically challenging. Adjuvant laser use in cholesteatomatous COM surgery enhances disease clearance, yet its role in mucosal COM remains unexplored. Read More

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Total thyroidectomy: safe and adequate treatment for papillary microcarcinoma of the thyroid gland.

B-ENT 2016 Aug;12(2):119-124

Total thyroidectomy: safe and adequate treatment for papillary microcarcinoma of the thyroid gland.

Objective: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the incidence of and surgical approach in patients with papillary thyroid microcarcinoma (PTMC; thyroid cancer s10 mm) when these patients underwent surgery for presumed benign thyroid conditions.

Material And Methods: Between January 2006 and December 2013, 1460 adult patients underwent partial or total thyroidectomy for presumed benign thyroid conditions in the Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Comenius University, Jessenius Faculty of Medicine, University Hospital in Martin, Slovakia. Read More

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Diagnosis of upper aerodigestive tract tumours using autofluorescence endoscopy in south east asian patients.

B-ENT 2016 Aug;12(2):111-118

Diagnosis of upper aerodigestive tract tumours using autofluorescence endoscopy in south east asian patients.

Objectives: Autofluorescence is a highly sensitive, and specific, complementary diagnostic tool for the photodiagnosis of head and neck squamous cell carcinomas. Together with ease of use, these properties suggest that autofluorescence, used alongside white light endoscopy, could be a promising tool for the screening of high-risk populations. Read More

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Topographic relationship; sinusitis and paranasal sinus computed tomography.

B-ENT 2016 Aug;12(2):103-109

Topographic relationship; sinusitis and paranasal sinus computed tomography.

Background: The association between the symptoms of chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) and computed tomography (CT) findings is controversial, especially the topography of the symptoms and CT findings.

Objective: To determine the relationship between topographic and overall paranasal CT findings with topographic and overall symptoms. Read More

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In the era of endoscopic sinus surgery, is there still a place for the Caldwell-Luc procedure?.

B-ENT 2016 Aug;12(2):99-102

In the era of endoscopic sinus surgery, is there still a place for the Caldwell-Luc procedure? In this report, we present evidence in favor of the Caldwell-Luc approach to the maxillary antrum in selected cases where endoscopic techniques are inadequate to allow full resolution of the problem. Although this procedure is not as popular as it was in the past, its role in the management of benign paranasal sinus diseases is still important. We focus in particular on use of the Caldwell-Luc procedure for conditions such as fungal mycetoma, foreign body removal, empyema, and benign nasal tumours in areas that are not fully accessible by endoscopy alone. Read More

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August 2016
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Is blood type really a risk factor for epistaxis?

B-ENT 2016 08;12(2):95-98

Is blood type really a riskfactorfor epistaxis?

Objectives: To determine the association between ABO blood type and epistaxis.

Methods: This retrospective study involved 359 patients with idiopathic epistaxis. Patients with risk factors for bleeding, including anticoagulant use, thrombocytopenia, hypertension, liver diseases, elevated bleeding time, low coagulation factor levels, or any benign/malignant tumor, were excluded from the study. Read More

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August 2016
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Draf III frontal sinusotomy: influence of patient characteristics on outcome.

B-ENT 2016 Aug;12(2):89-94

Draf III frontal sinusotomy: influence of patient characteristics on outcome.

Objective: To identify positive and negative predictive outcome factors for the Draf III procedure based on the experience of a single center.

Methods: Seventy-two patients who underwent a Draf III procedure between 2005 and 2011 at the ENT department of University Hospitals Leuven were included. Read More

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August 2016
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Management of congenital dacryocystocele: report of 3 clinical cases.

B-ENT 2016 ;12(1):83-8

This case study describes three newborns referred to our otolaryngologic service for investigating and treating a cystic dilatation of the lacrimal duct. These dilatations corresponded to unilateral or bilateral dacryocystoceles, with or without complications. The first newborn exhibited respiratory distress at birth and received early surgery and endoscopic marsupialization of intranasal and bilateral cysts. Read More

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July 2016
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Nine-year-old girl with a respiratory epithelial cyst of the orbit.

B-ENT 2016 ;12(1):77-81

Objective: Here we describe the clinical and histopathological characteristics of a nine-year-old girl with an intraorbital mass of the left orbit, and review the relevant literature.

Results: Imaging data and surgical biopsy revealed an intraconal cystic lesion in the medial-inferior quadrant of the left orbit. The cyst was lined with ciliated pseudostratified epithelium, consistent with a respiratory epithelial cyst of the orbit. Read More

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Ectopic parathyroid adenoma presenting as facial expansile growths.

B-ENT 2016 ;12(1):73-6

Background: Giant cell reparative granuloma of the facial skeleton is a rare presentation of hyperparathyroidism.

Methodology: A 17-year-old girl presented with progressive expansile bony growths of the mandible and maxilla. The case was investigated using biopsies, blood tests, imaging, and surgery. Read More

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July 2016
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Case report: Lymphoma in a nasopharyngeal branchial cleft cyst.

B-ENT 2016 ;12(1):67-71

Objective: Nasopharyngeal branchial cleft cysts are rare, and only case reports have been published. We present a patient whose nasopharyngeal cyst contained a malignant lymphoma, and we review previous reports of this condition.

Methods: Case report with a relevant literature review. Read More

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July 2016
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Somatic tinnitus prevalence and treatment with tinnitus retraining therapy.

B-ENT 2016 ;12(1):59-65

Objectives: Somatic tinnitus originates from increased activity of the dorsal cochlear nucleus, a cross-point between the somatic and auditory systems. Its activity can be modified by auditory stimulation or somatic system manipulation. Thus, sound enrichment and white noise stimulation might decrease tinnitus and associated somatic symptoms. Read More

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Ipsilateral and contralateral recordings of the 40-Hz auditory steady state response (ASSR): Which one is better?

B-ENT 2016 ;12(1):53-7

Objective: Few studies have investigated the auditory steady state response (ASSR) thresholds evoked by ipsilateral and contralateral stimulation. The present study was conducted to compare 40-Hz ASSR thresholds between ipsilateral and contralateral recordings at specific test frequencies.

Methods: Twenty young female subjects with normal hearing bilaterally (hearing level ≤ 20 dB HL across speech frequencies) were included in the study. Read More

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July 2016
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Accuracy and precision of direct bone conduction measurements.

B-ENT 2016 ;12(1):41-51

Objectives: Variability in Baha® sound processor fittings arise from several sources including the nature of the implant-to-bone transmission and transcranial attenuation in patients with single-sided sensorineural deafness. One method of improving the predictability of Baha fittings is to measure the individual patient's actual bone conduction thresholds via the implant, thereby removing the influence of skin thickness and/or implant location site.

Methodology: One hundred thirty eight adult wearers of the Baha System participated in the study. Read More

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July 2016
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Lipoblastomatosis of the retropharyngeal space: pathogenesis, presentation, and management, with a focus on head-neck lipoblastoma(toses).

B-ENT 2016 ;12(1):33-9

Objective: Lipoblastoma(toses) are benign neoplasms of embryonic white fat in a state of arrested maturation, and are seldom encountered in the head-neck region. We discuss the clinical details of lipoblastomatosis in the retropharyngeal space of a 9-year-old boy,with an emphasis on the head-neck area, the histopathological maturity of the tumor, and the practical roles of imaging, cytogenetics, and immunostaining in the diagnosis.

Methods: Clinical record analysis; literature review. Read More

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July 2016
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Induction chemotherapy before surgery for unresectable head and neck cancer.

B-ENT 2016 ;12(1):29-32

Objective: To preoperatively reduce tumour size in patients with locally advanced and/or non-resectable squamous cell carcinoma with induction chemotherapy in order to achieve surgical excision with clear margins and preserve quality of life.

Methodology: In this study, 16 patients with locally advanced and/or non-resectable squamous cell carcinoma underwent induction chemotherapy with docetaxel, cisplatin, and 5-fluorouricil or paclitaxel, carboplatin, and cetuximab.

Results: Over 80% of patients responded to induction chemotherapy. Read More

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Bilateral dacryocystocele with an intranasal cyst as the cause of respiratory distress in a newborn.

B-ENT 2016 ;12(1):23-7

A congenital dacryocystocele with an intranasal cyst is an uncommon lesion that is usually treated by ophthalmologists, although sometimes an otorhinolaryngologist is consulted first because of nasal obstruction. The nasal cavity is narrow in newborns and can easily be obstructed, even by small lesions. Prolapse or expansion of the cyst into the nose may lead to respiratory distress and difficulty in feeding, since newborns are obligate nose breathers. Read More

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July 2016
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How does electronic cigarette smoking affect sinonasal symptoms and nasal mucociliary clearance?

B-ENT 2016 ;12(1):17-21

Objective: is to evaluate the sinonasal symptom scores and mucociliary clearance (MCC) after starting to use electronic cigarette METHODOLGY: This prospective randomized single-blind clinical trial was conducted between March 2013 and November 2013. Patients (n=98) admitted to smoking cessation clinic were divided into two groups; Electronic cigarette smokers (group 1) and non-electronic cigarette smokers (group 2). SNOT-22 and saccharin transit time for MCC were evaluated before starting electronic cigarettes and after the third months. Read More

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Cauterization for epistaxis in hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia.

B-ENT 2016 ;12(1):9-16

Unlabelled: PROBLEM/OBJECTIVES: Epistaxis is the most common manifestation of hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia (HHT); it is present in >90% of HHT patients > 45 years old. Depending on severity, treatment consists of managing bleeding via medical and surgical methods. The aim of our study was to evaluate the efficacy and safety of endonasal surgical arterial cauterization to treat chronic epistaxis in patients with HHT who are no longer responding to first-line therapies. Read More

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Treatment efficacy of a titratable oral appliance in obstructive sleep apnea patients: a prospective clinical trial.

B-ENT 2016 ;12(1):1-8

Purpose: This prospective clinical trial assessed the therapeutic outcomes of patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) treated with a novel duobloc custom-made titratable mandibular advancement device (OAm).

Material And Methods: The modular Somnomed G2® OAm (Somnomed Europe AG, Zurich, Switzerland) with 'click-to-fit' adjustability provides instant feedback on the mandibular advancement. 161 consecutive patients with established diagnoses of OSA. Read More

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July 2016
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Case report: Endoscopic endonasal removal of large osteoma in the ethmoid sinus.

B-ENT 2015 ;11(4):319-23

Problem: A 25-year-old man presented with a large osteoma in the right ethmoidal sinus.

Methodology: The osteoma was removed by an endoscopic endonasal approach with a curved diamond drill and an electromagnetic navigation system.

Result: Computed tomography 3 days after surgery showed complete removal of the osteoma and normal position of the right eyeball. Read More

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March 2016
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Congenital laryngeal cyst: an unusual cause of stridor in the neonate.

B-ENT 2015 ;11(4):313-7

Background: Congenital laryngeal cysts are a rare, but potentially fatal, cause of airway obstruction in infants and children. Most laryngeal cysts are acquired. Here, we describe a congenital laryngeal cyst, its treatment, and its presentation immediately after birth. Read More

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March 2016
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Incidental findings of a Vestibular Schwannoma on Brain MRI.

Authors:
T Puls

B-ENT 2015 ;11(4):309-12

Brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is the gold standard for diagnosing a vestibular schwannoma (VS). The prevalence of VS ranges from 0.02-2. Read More

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Incidence of congenital CMV in children at a hearing rehabilitation center.

B-ENT 2015 ;11(4):303-8

Objective: To evaluate the incidence of children with congenital CMV (cCMV) infection in a hearing rehabilitation center.

Methodology: This was a retrospective review of 309 children followed in a rehabilitation center for mild to total sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL). Seventy-five children had dried blood spots that we retrieved and retrospectively analyzed for the presence of CMV DNA by real time PCR. Read More

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Slight conductive hearing loss in children with narrowed maxilla and deep palatal vault.

B-ENT 2015 ;11(4):297-301

Unlabelled: PROBLEM/OBJECTIVES: Maxillary constriction and high palatal arch are associated with increased risk of chronic eustachian tube dysfunction and conductive hearing loss (CHL) due to chronic effusion. However, this relationship has not been clearly demonstrated. This study assessed CHL in school children with a narrowed maxilla and deep palatal vault. Read More

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March 2016
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Dutch health-related quality of life measure for chronic otitis media.

B-ENT 2015 ;11(4):291-5

Objective: Chronic otitis media (COM) describes a variety of symptoms and physical findings that result from prolonged damage to the middle ear by infection and inflammation. The Health-Related Quality of Life measure for COM (COMQ-12) is a new questionnaire for the assessment of COM that evaluates the overall burden of disease from the patient's perspective. The aim of this study was to develop and appraise the psychometric properties of the Dutch version of the COMQ-12. Read More

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March 2016
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Inflammatory pseudotumour of the temporomandibular joint.

B-ENT 2015 ;11(4):287-9

Head and neck inflammatory pseudotumors (IPs) are rare, idiopathic, non-neoplastic lesions that most commonly affect the orbit, but may involve other areas such as the larynx, oropharynx, paranasal sinuses, and meninges. We report the case of a 55-year-old man who presented with progressive left-sided hearing loss, aural fullness, and otalgia. Computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) detected a soft-tissue mass in the left temporomandibular joint (TMJ). Read More

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Sialendoscopy learning curve: comparing our first and last 100 procedures.

B-ENT 2015 ;11(4):281-5

Objectives: Sialendoscopy is a relatively new minimally invasive technique that permits direct salivary tree visualization and is important in obstructive sialadenitis management and treatment. The present study aimed to examine the sialendoscopy learning curve between March 2009 and March 2013.

Methodology: We compared the first and last 100 sialendoscopies performed in our department with regard to anaesthesia type, operating time, success rate, technical difficulty, major complications, and clinical improvement. Read More

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Tool for assessing surgical tracheostomy skills in otolaryngology residents.

B-ENT 2015 ;11(4):275-80

Objective: The tracheostomy is an essential component of otolaryngology surgery training. There is a pressing need for a reliable, valid, intra-operative assessment tool for assessing the tracheostomy skills of residents in training programs. This study aimed to develop an assessment tool for surgical tracheostomy that was valid, reliable, and feasible. Read More

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Idiopathic epistaxis and meteorological factors: case-control study.

B-ENT 2015 ;11(4):267-73

Objective: The aim of this study was to determine the relationship between the occurrence of idiopathic epistaxis and daily values of air pressure, temperature, and humidity. We also investigated whether biometeorological forecasts should be addressed to persons with a history of nosebleed diathesis.

Methods: We analyzed consecutive idiopathic epistaxis events over a 3-year period. Read More

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March 2016
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Outcomes in open structure septorhinoplasty.

B-ENT 2015 ;11(4):263-6

Objectives: This study assessed the patient-related outcome measures and complications of post-open structure septorhinoplasty. It also investigated the factors associated with the need for revision surgery.

Methods: We prospectively reviewed the case notes of patients who underwent septorhinoplasty performed by a single rhinologist at our institute between August 2011 and August 2013. Read More

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