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    Odontogenic cutaneous fistula mimicking malignancy.
    Clin Case Rep 2017 May 28;5(5):723-724. Epub 2017 Mar 28.
    Department of RadiologyThe Jikei University School of Medicine and University HospitalTokyoJapan.
    It is important for the dentists to make accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatment of odontogenic cutaneous fistula. Although large facial skin lesions may bring up malignancy on top of the differential list, careful evaluation including physical observation, imaging, and pathology can rule out malignancies. Read More

    Minimally Invasive Surgery for Pott's Puffy Tumor: Is It Time for a Paradigm Shift in Managing a 250-Year-Old Problem?
    Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol 2017 Jun 4;126(6):433-437. Epub 2017 Apr 4.
    1 Skull Base Unit, Department of Otorhinolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, Aintree University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Liverpool, UK.
    Introduction: The aim of this study was to review the clinical outcomes and efficacy of endoscopic sinus surgery (ESS) in the management of Pott's puffy tumor (PPT).

    Methods: Literature PubMed review using a combination of MeSH terms and keywords was undertaken, combined with a single surgeon case series of 3 patients.

    Results: A total of 29 (20 males, median age 25 years) cases were reviewed. Read More

    Facial Actinomycosis Mimicking a Cutaneous Tumor.
    Wounds 2017 Jan;29(1):10-13
    Pamukkale University Hospital, Department of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, Denizli, Turkey.
    Actinomycosis is a chronic granulomatous infection that commonly occurs in the cervicofacial region. Although Actinomcyes is an element of the normal oral flora, infections of the facial skin are very rare because of the entirely endogenous habitation of the organism. The authors report a case of facial actinomycosis, which mimicked a cutaneous tumor both clinically and surgically in a 44-year-old woman with chronic renal failure and Hepatitis C viral infection. Read More

    Do salivary bypass tubes lower the incidence of pharyngocutaneous fistula following total laryngectomy? A retrospective analysis of predictive factors using multivariate analysis.
    Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol 2017 Apr 23;274(4):1983-1991. Epub 2016 Dec 23.
    Ear, Nose and Throat Department, St Georges Hospital, Blackshaw Rd, London, UK.
    Salivary bypass tubes (SBT) are increasingly used to prevent pharyngocutaneous fistula (PCF) following laryngectomy and pharyngolaryngectomy. There is minimal evidence as to their efficacy and literature is limited. The aim of the study was to determine if SBT prevent PCF. Read More

    Management lacrimal sac abscesses using lacrimal probe and crawford silicon tube.
    BMC Ophthalmol 2016 Nov 30;16(1):211. Epub 2016 Nov 30.
    Eye Center, Second Affiliated Hospital of Zhejiang University School of Medicine, No. 88 Jiefang Rd, Hangzhou, 310009, China.
    Background: Treatment of lacrimal sac abscess of the traditional surgical approach may result in complications from cutaneous fistula formation, damage the sac, cause skin scarring and even have the potential for inducing cicatricial ectropion. We designed a new treatment scheme that is expected to achieve internal drainage with the use of lacrimal probe and crawford silicon tube.

    Methods: A prospective study was performed for the management of lacrimal sac abscesses. Read More

    Complications of Zygomatic Implants: Our Clinical Experience with 4 Cases.
    Acta Stomatol Croat 2016 Sep;50(3):251-257
    Private practice, Athens, Greece.
    Zygomatic implants have been used for rehabilitation of the edentulous atrophic maxilla as an alternative to bone grafting for almost two decades resulting in satisfactory clinical outcomes. However, the patients with edentulous atrophic maxilla treated using this technique may present serious complications that could put the prosthetic restoration at risk. Four cases are reported in this paper, one case with a cutaneous fistula in the left zygomatic-orbital area caused by aseptic necrosis at the apical part of the implant, which was treated with the surgical removal of this part, a second case with loss of the right zygomatic implant due to failure of osseointegration and two cases of periimplantitis that resulted in partial and complete removal of the implant, respectively. Read More

    [Cutaneous involvement in chronic inflammatory bowel disease : Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis].
    Hautarzt 2016 Dec;67(12):940-947
    Abteilung für Dermatologie und Venerologie, Krankenanstalt Rudolfstiftung, Juchgasse 25, 1030, Wien, Österreich.
    Background: Over recent decades, both the incidence and prevalence of chronic inflammatory bowel disease have continued to rise in industrialized countries; the disease is frequently associated with extracutaneous involvement and comorbidity.

    Objectives: The purpose of this work was to investigate the frequency and specificity of mucocutaneous manifestations in Crohn's disease (CD) and ulcerative colitis (UC).

    Materials And Methods: An extensive search in peer-reviewed journals via PubMed was performed; presented is a summary and analysis of various studies and data, including data of patients treated at our department. Read More

    Functional outcome in 17 patients whose mandibles were reconstructed with free fibular flaps.
    J Plast Surg Hand Surg 2017 Jun 15;51(3):178-181. Epub 2016 Aug 15.
    a Department of Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery and Burns , University Hospital of Linköping , Linköping , Sweden.
    Objective: The vascularised free fibular flap is considered to be a reliable choice for reconstruction of oromandibular defects, especially after resection of malignant tumours in the area. This study evaluates the functional outcome of this method.

    Method: From January 2001 - May 2014, 37 patients were treated at the University Hospital of Linköping using the free fibular flap. Read More

    Management of Amelogenesis Imperfecta: A 15-Year Case History of Two Siblings.
    Oper Dent 2016 Nov/Dec;41(6):567-577. Epub 2016 Sep 2.
    Objective: Amelogenesis imperfecta (AI) is a heterogenous genetic disorder that interferes with normal enamel formation in the absence of systemic disorders. The patients' main concerns are caries susceptibility, poor esthetics, and generalized sensitivity. There is a broad clinical spectrum, from discolorations to consequent enamel alterations. Read More

    Clinical Characteristics of Odontogenic Cutaneous Fistulas.
    Ann Dermatol 2016 Aug 26;28(4):417-21. Epub 2016 Jul 26.
    Department of Dermatology, Chungbuk National University College of Medicine, Cheongju, Korea.
    Background: Odontogenic cutaneous fistula appears as dimpling or a nodule with purulent discharge, usually in the chin or jaw. Affected patients usually seek help from dermatologists or surgeons rather than from dentists. However, clinical symptoms of facial skin fistula without dental problems can lead to misdiagnosis. Read More

    Treatment of Parotid Sialocele after Sustaining a Facial Injury. Case Report and Literature Review.
    N Y State Dent J 2016 Mar;82(2):27-32
    We are presenting the case of a patient who developed a parotid sialocele after sustaining a facial injury. The patient was treated by creating a controlled intraoral fistula that drained saliva into the oral cavity and led to resolution of the sialocele. Articles were reviewed for discussion of current treatment methods in managing parotid sialocele and fistula. Read More

    Diagnosis and Treatment of Odontogenic Cutaneous Sinus Tracts in an 11-Year-Old Boy: A Case Report.
    Medicine (Baltimore) 2016 May;95(20):e3662
    From the Department of Stomatology of Guangzhou Women and Children's Medical Center (KC,YL,HX); and Medicine School of Jinan University (YL), Tianhe District, Guangzhou, Guangdong, China.
    Odontogenic cutaneous sinus tracts (OCSTs) are generally primarily misdiagnosed and inappropriately treated by virtue of their rarity and the absence of dental symptoms. Accurate diagnosis and treatment and the elimination of the source of infection can reduce the incidence of complications and relieve the pain of the patient.In this case report, we present the case of an 11-year-old patient with an apparent abscess but an unobvious draining sinus tract in his left cheek. Read More

    A Pathological Fracture of the Mandible due to Osteomyelitis following a Full Dental Clearance.
    Dent Update 2016 Mar;43(2):168-70, 173, 175
    Orofacial infections following dental extractions are a common referral to an oral and maxillofacial department as an emergency, especially when combined with swelling and limited mouth opening. The case presented demonstrates a rare complication of chronic suppurative osteomyelitis with bilateral pathological fractures of the mandible, which occurred following a staged dental clearance. CPD/Clinical Relevance: Dental extractions are one of the most common treatments carried out by oral surgeons and general dental practitioners. Read More

    [A Case of Peristomal Cutaneous Ulcer Following Amebic Colitis Caused by Entamoeba histolytica].
    Kansenshogaku Zasshi 2016 Jan;90(1):73-6
    A 66-year-old Japanese male with a history of a rectal ulcer and rectovesical fistula following brachytherapy and radiotherapy for prostate cancer, who had undergone colostomy and vesicotomy presented with a painful peristomal ulcer of approximately 5 x 2.5cm adjacent to the direction of 6 o'clock of the stoma in his left lower abdomen. Although he was admitted to be treated with intravenous antibiotics and topical debridement, the ulcer was rapidly increasing. Read More

    Platysma flap using dual skin paddles.
    Br J Oral Maxillofac Surg 2016 Jul 2;54(6):e59-60. Epub 2016 Mar 2.
    West Midlands Deanery.
    The platysma myocutaneous flap is rarely reported as an option for reconstruction in the head and neck. In our experience it is a reliable flap that is easy to raise, has a limited risk of morbidity at the donor site, and allows for early recommencement of oral function. We report a patient with an unusually aggressive orocutaneous fistula that complicated the simple extraction of teeth. Read More

    Early oral feeding after total laryngectomy: Outcome of 602 patients in one cancer center.
    Auris Nasus Larynx 2016 Oct 19;43(5):546-50. Epub 2016 Feb 19.
    Department of Otorhinolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine, Turkey.
    Objective: Pharyngocutaneous fistula (PCF) is the most frequent complication after total laryngectomy. However, delayed oral feeding and inserting a nasogastric tube has been considered as a safe practice among head and neck surgeons, and there is no general agreement on the initiation of the oral intake. The aim of the study is to determine the incidence of PCF after primary total laryngectomy in a large homogenous case series and to evaluate whether fistula and early oral feeding are related. Read More

    Dramatic course of osteomyelitis in a patient treated with immediately placed dental implants suffering from uncontrolled diabetes: A case report.
    Eur J Oral Implantol 2015 ;8(4):405-10
    Purpose: To report a rare and dramatic complication following immediate dental implant placement in a heavy smoker, who had a delayed diagnosis of uncontrolled diabetes.

    Materials And Methods: In this case report we present the dramatic course of a 64-year old female patient treated with five immediate post-extractive dental implants in the mandible, who developed osteomyelitis, which manifested initially as local peri-implant inflammation and progressed into a spontaneous jaw fracture, despite repeated surgical interventions and antibiotic courses over a 3-year period, until diabetes was diagnosed.

    Results: A symptom-free status could be achieved only after partial mandibulectomy, treatment of diabetes and reconstruction with a microvascular fibula free flap. Read More

    Cutaneous Sinus Tracts of Odontogenic Origin: Two Case Reports.
    J Am Board Fam Med 2015 Nov-Dec;28(6):838-40
    From the Department of Dermatology, Hospital Rio Hortega, Valladolid, Spain.
    Background: Cutaneous odontogenic fistulas or sinus tracts are frequently misdiagnosed and incorrectly treated, leading to unnecessary procedures and patient suffering. An understanding of the draining of cutaneous sinus tracts will lead to more appropriate treatment. Most cases respond to conservative, nonsurgical root canal therapy. Read More

    Bilateral Cutaneous Fistula After the Placement of Zygomatic Implants.
    Int J Oral Maxillofac Implants 2016 Mar-Apr;31(2):e11-4. Epub 2015 Oct 16.
    Zygomatic implants are used to restore function in patients with highly edentulous atrophic maxillae, in which it is not possible to place conventional implants. The aim of this paper is to present a case of bilateral cutaneous fistula after placement of zygomatic implants and the treatment performed to resolve the condition, as well as to establish a hypothesis regarding the etiology of these lesions. Presented is a 59-year-old woman with an atrophic edentulous maxilla who received four zygomatic implants. Read More

    The Value of the "Papillon" Anterolateral Thigh Flap for Total Pharyngolaryngectomy Reconstruction: A Retrospective Case Series.
    J Oral Maxillofac Surg 2016 Feb 25;74(2):406-14. Epub 2015 Sep 25.
    Assistant Professor and Fellowship Director, Oncology Program, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Cancer Center, University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD. Electronic address:
    Purpose: The tubed, buried anterolateral thigh (ALT) flap is a popular reconstruction method for total pharyngolaryngectomy defects. The "papillon"-designed ALT flap, described by Hayden et al, offers an alternative method of using the ALT flap in this situation. We report our early experience with the papillon ALT flap in a patient cohort. Read More

    Rare case of external dental fistula of the submental region misdiagnosed as inverted follicular keratosis and thyroglossal duct cyst.
    Int J Surg Case Rep 2015 18;16:39-43. Epub 2015 Sep 18.
    Department of Oral-Maxillofacial Surgery, Dentistry and Orthodontics, The University of Tokyo Hospital, Japan.
    Introduction: Odontogenic cutaneous sinus tract is a relatively rare occurrence that can be complicated to diagnose. The presence of a cutaneous lesion is often not even partly associated with a dental etiology because of the less frequency of occurrence in the case of dental symptoms. Consequently, the underlying dental cause is often missed leading to inappropriate diagnosis and treatment. Read More

    Penile Strangulation by self-Placement of Metallic Nut.
    Ghana Med J 2015 Mar;49(1):57-9
    Korle Bu Teaching Hospital, P.O. Box 77 Korle Bu, Accra, Ghana.
    We report a case of a 37-year-old male who presented with a 12-hour history of a strangulating 2cm wide by 0.8 cm thick metallic nut on the penile shaft at the peno-scrotal junction. Unlike instances where these metallic objects are placed to enhance sexual stimulation this nut was rather placed to prevent intercourse. Read More

    [Labial recurrent swelling revealing median congenital upper-lip fistula].
    Rev Stomatol Chir Maxillofac Chir Orale 2015 Nov 29;116(5):315-9. Epub 2015 Jun 29.
    Département universitaire de chirurgie maxillofaciale et stomatologie, hôpital Roger Salengro, CHU de Lille, 59000 Lille, France; UDSL, université Lille Nord de France, 59000 Lille, France; Unité Inserm U1008, médicaments et biomatériaux à libération contrôlée, 59000 Lille, France; Association internationale de médecine orale et maxillo-faciale (AIMOM), 7 bis, rue de la Créativité, 59650 Villeneuve-d'Ascq, France.
    Midline upper-lip fistulas are an extremely rare variant of congenital facial malformations. Less than 30 cases have been reported in the literature since 1970. We report the case of a 2 and a half-year-old girl presenting with a median congenital blind fistula of the upper lip, without any relation with the oral cavity. Read More

    17-Year-Delayed Fistula Formation After Elective Spinal Instrumentation: A Case Report.
    Iran Red Crescent Med J 2015 May 25;17(5):e28090. Epub 2015 May 25.
    Department of Neurological Surgery, Ghaem Hospital, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences (MUMS), Mashhad, IR Iran.
    Introduction: A late-developing infection after an uneventful initial spinal instrumentation procedure is rare. Delayed infection and new fistula formation have been reported from a few months to 13 years. Here we report an unusual 17-year-delayed fistula formation after primary spinal instrumentation. Read More

    Odontogenic cutaneous sinus tract associated with a mandibular second molar having a rare distolingual root: a case report.
    Head Face Med 2015 Apr 17;11:13. Epub 2015 Apr 17.
    Department of Operative Dentistry and Endodontics, Guanghua School of Stomatology, Affiliated Stomatological Hospital, Guangdong Province Key Laboratory of Stomatology, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, China.
    Introduction: Odontogenic cutaneous sinus tracts are often misdiagnosed as lesions of non-odontogenic origin, leading to the treatment of patients with unnecessary and ineffective therapies. Sinus tracts of endodontic origin usually respond well to endodontic therapy. However, root canal treatment of mandibular molars with aberrant canal anatomy can be diagnostically and technically challenging. Read More

    Tissue expanders in reconstruction of maxillofacial defects.
    J Maxillofac Oral Surg 2015 Mar 29;14(Suppl 1):374-82. Epub 2014 May 29.
    Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Azeezia College of Dental Sciences and Research, Diamond Hills, Meeyannoor PO, Kollam, Kerala India.
    Tissue expansion in its natural ways had fascinated man from prehistoric times itself. But tissue expansion for medical purposes was first tried and reported only in the early half of twentieth century. Presently the principle of tissue expansion is being used in reconstruction of many hard and soft tissue defects of larger dimension, which were previously regarded as great challenge for maxillofacial and plastic surgeons. Read More

    Application of biodegradable plates for treating pediatric mandibular fractures.
    J Craniomaxillofac Surg 2015 May 9;43(4):515-20. Epub 2015 Mar 9.
    Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Peking University School and Hospital of Stomatology, Beijing, PR China.
    Objective: We assessed the clinical results of a biodegradable plate system for the internal fixation of mandibular fractures in children, and observed the imaging features of fracture healing and bone changes around the biodegradable plates and screws during follow-up.

    Patients And Methods: We enrolled 39 patients (22 male, 17 female, average age 4 years 10 months) with different mandibular fractures. We used 2. Read More

    Facial fistula. Long-term sequelae of a complicated exodontia.
    Saudi Med J 2015 Apr;36(4):490-3
    Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Prince Sultan Military Medical City, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. E-mail.
    Facial cutaneous fistula is a complication of odontogenic infection that is often misdiagnosed with dermatological infection, and hence, mistreated. We report a case of facial fistula that developed 8 years following a dental extraction, presenting its clinical appearance, radiographical findings, and treatment approach. Read More

    Pectoralis major myocutaneous flap for head and neck reconstruction: risk factors for fistula formation.
    Acta Otorhinolaryngol Ital 2014 Dec;34(6):389-93
    Department of Head and Neck Surgery, Instituto do Câncer do Estado de São Paulo (ICESP), University of São Paulo Medical School.
    The pectoralis major myocutaneous flap (PMMF) is a safe and versatile flap used widely for head and neck cancer reconstructions, but one of the major and most feared complications is oro- or pharyngocutaneous fistula. Herein, we attempt to establish risk factors for fistula formation in reconstructions of mucosal defects in the head and neck using PMMF through retrospective analysis of PMMF performed during 3 years at a single institution, with a total of 84 procedures. There were 69 men and 15 women, with a mean age of 59. Read More

    Timing of neck dissection in patients undergoing transoral robotic surgery for head and neck cancer.
    Eur J Surg Oncol 2015 Jun 17;41(6):773-8. Epub 2015 Feb 17.
    Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery and Oncology, University Medical Centre Hamburg-Eppendorf, Head and Neck Cancer Centre of the University Cancer Centre Hamburg (UCCH), Martinistr. 52, D-20246 Hamburg, Germany.
    Background: Oncologic transoral robotic surgery (TORS) requires in most cases the concurrent or staged surgical treatment of the regional lymph nodes in the neck as well. The purpose of this study was to determine whether the timing of the regional lymphadenectomy (neck dissection) has an impact on the surgical outcomes and on the complication rates.

    Methods: Single-institution, prospective case series with internal control group. Read More

    Tuberculosis of parotid gland: a rare clinical entity.
    Pediatr Dent 2015 Jan-Feb;37(1):70-4
    Oral Medicine and Radiology, Sharad Pawar Dental College and Hospital, Wardha, Maharashtra, India.
    Tuberculosis (TB) can affect almost any organ of the body; however, TB of the salivary glands is a rare condition. The purpose of this paper was to report a case of a 14-year-old boy who presented with a painless swelling and discharging sinus in the parotid gland and cervical region on the left side. There was no clinical evidence of systemic signs and symptoms of active TB elsewhere in the body. Read More

    Orofacial tubercular lesions.
    Indian J Tuberc 2014 Oct;61(4):325-30
    Aim: The aim of this study was to evaluate the clinical characteristics of orofacial lesions like ulcer, swelling, discharge (with or without fistulae), nodules (tubercles), granulomatous growth, induration, diffuse inflammation, and extraction socket involvement in an Indian population through the case reports and review of literature.

    Material And Methods: Four case reports are presented of patients who had orofacial lesions which turned out to be tuberculous. The diagnosis of tuberculosis was possible because it was kept high on the list of differential diagnosis of orofacial lesions. Read More

    Bilateral cervical fistulas from heterotopic salivary gland tissues.
    ORL J Otorhinolaryngol Relat Spec 2014 9;76(6):336-41. Epub 2015 Jan 9.
    Department of Otorhinolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan.
    A 24-year-old male was referred to our department with intermittent clear drainage in both sides of the middle neck that did not increase while eating. On physical examination, there were fistulas in both sides of the neck, anterior to the sternocleidomastoid muscles. Fistulography revealed a 9-mm-long sinus from the left fistula, extending in the medial-caudal direction. Read More

    Chronic cutaneous draining sinus of dental origin.
    Ann Med Health Sci Res 2014 Nov;4(6):962-4
    Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, JSS Dental College and Hospital, Mysore, Karnataka, India.
    Extra oral sinus of odontogenic origin occurs when the purulent by-products of dental pulp necrosis spread along the path of least resistance from the root apex to the skin on the face. Patients presenting with cutaneous sinus usually visit a general physician or dermatologist first, as the lesion can mimic various dermatologic pathologies, ranging from an infected sebaceous cysts to a basal cell carcinoma. Despite systemic antibiotics, symptoms often persist causing further confusion, and at times leading to unnecessary surgical interventions. Read More

    Effectiveness of sternocleidomastoid flap repair for cervical anastomotic leakage after esophageal reconstruction.
    Dig Surg 2014 5;31(4-5):306-11. Epub 2014 Nov 5.
    Department of Surgery I, Dokkyo Medical University, Mibu, Japan.
    Background/aims: The purpose of this study was to investigate the effectiveness of sternocleidomastoid (SCM) flap repair for anastomotic leakage after esophagectomy.

    Methods: A refractory cutaneous fistula from the gastric stump developed in 8 patients with esophageal cancer who underwent esophagogastric anastomosis after esophagectomy. All patients underwent SCM flap repair. Read More

    Repair of pharyngocutaneous fistula after total laryngectomy: A novel endoscopic approach.
    Head Neck 2015 Jul;37(7):E81-4
    Our Lady of the Lake Voice Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
    Background: Pharyngocutaneous fistula (PCF) is a common and challenging complication of laryngectomy. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the results of endoscopic repair of postlaryngectomy PCF.

    Methods: Five patients who underwent salvage laryngectomy complicated by PCF underwent endoscopic repair at a regional medical center between 2006 and 2013. Read More

    Correlation of plates' number with complications of osteosynthesis in mandibular fractures.
    J Craniofac Surg 2014 Nov;25(6):e526-9
    From the Faculty of Oral and Dental Medicine, Cairo University, and Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Department, Alharm Hospital, Ministry of Health, Cairo, Egypt.
    Objectives: This study aimed to assess the correlation of the miniplates' number used for fixation of single-compound symphyseal and parasymphyseal fractures with the osteosynthesis complications.

    Patients And Methods: Two hundred eighty-five patients having miniplate osteosynthesis complications participated in this study. They were classified into 3 groups according to the number of miniplates used for the fixation of the fractured segments. Read More

    Usefulness of ultrasonography for rapidly diagnosing cutaneous sinus tracts of dental origin.
    Eur J Dermatol 2014 Nov-Dec;24(6):683-7
    Department of Dermatology.
    Background: Cutaneous sinus tracts of dental origin are frequently misdiagnosed and incorrectly treated. Intraoral roentgenograms are valuable for diagnosing such tracts. Since these lesions are usually not accompanied by dental symptoms, patients tend initially to consult dermatologists or general physicians, who are not familiar with oral diseases or intraoral X-rays. Read More

    A Case of Intermittently Discharging Skin Lesion: Orodentocutaneous Fistula Demonstrated on CT Fistulography.
    J Clin Diagn Res 2014 Aug 20;8(8):ZD09-11. Epub 2014 Aug 20.
    Associate Professor, Department of Radiodiagnosis and Imaging, Saveetha Medical College and Hospital , Thandalam, Kancheepuram, Tamilnadu, India .
    Orodentocutaneous fistula is a rare entity where periapical dental abscess communicates with both oral cavity and external skin. In few cases, patients presents initially with only cutaneous manifestation with no recollectable history of dental problem. Delay in diagnosis of odontogenic cause of skin lesion makes the disease more chronic and extensive. Read More

    Pharyngocutaneous fistula after total laryngectomy: a single-institution experience, 2001-2012.
    Am J Otolaryngol 2015 Jan-Feb;36(1):24-31. Epub 2014 Sep 2.
    Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, 601 N. Caroline Street, 6th floor, Baltimore, MD, United States; Milton J. Dance Jr. Head and Neck Cancer Center, Greater Baltimore Medical Center, 6569 N. Charles Street, Baltimore, MD, United States.
    Purpose: The purpose of this study was to determine the incidence of and risk factors for pharyngocutaneous fistula in patients undergoing total laryngectomy at a single institution.

    Materials And Methods: The records of 59 patients undergoing primary or salvage total laryngectomy at our institution from 2001 to 2012 were retrospectively reviewed. Data collected included patient, tumor and treatment characteristics, and surgical technique. Read More

    Oral feeding following laryngectomy: early or delayed?
    Int J Surg 2014 Nov 16;12(11):1137-40. Epub 2014 Sep 16.
    Experimental Pathology Group, CRUK Clinical Centre, Cancer Sciences Unit, University of Southampton, Somers Building, United Kingdom. Electronic address:
    A best evidence topic in otolaryngology was written according to a structured protocol. The question addressed was: In patients having undergone laryngectomy, does the timing of oral feeding lead to a higher post-operative complication rate? 172 papers were found using the described protocol. Five of these papers were chosen to describe the best evidence to address the question. Read More

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