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An Examination of Vocal Tract Acoustics following Wendler's Glottoplasty.

Folia Phoniatr Logop 2018 Dec 12;71(1):24-28. Epub 2018 Dec 12.

Audiology Department, Faculty of Health Sciences, Uskudar University, Istanbul, Turkey.

Purpose: To investigate the formant frequency (FF) features of transgender females' (TFs) voice after Wendler's glottoplasty surgery and compare these levels with age-matched healthy males and females.

Study Design: Controlled prospective.

Methods: 20 TFs and 20 genetically male and female age-matched healthy controls were enrolled in the study. Read More

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December 2018
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Stapes footplate defect as a source of CSF leak and otogenic meningitis in a patient with a cochlear implant.

Ear Nose Throat J 2018 Dec;97(12):E31-E32

Department of Otolaryngology, The Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital, East Melbourne, Australia.

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December 2018

Aggressive fibromatosis of the parotid gland.

Ear Nose Throat J 2018 Dec;97(12):E28-E30

Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Lewis Katz School of Medicine, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, USA.

Extra-abdominal fibromatosis (EAF) is a rare, locally aggressive tumor that originates in fascial structures. It accounts for less than 0.3% of all tumors diagnosed. Read More

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December 2018

Destructive lesion of the temporomandibular joint: A case of tophaceous pseudogout.

Ear Nose Throat J 2018 Dec;97(12):E18-E20

Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Virginia Commonwealth University, West Hospital, 1200 East Broad St., 12th Floor, South Wing, Suite 313, Box 980146, Richmond, VA 23298-0146, USA.

Tophaceous pseudogout of the temporomandibular joint is a rare entity that clinically and radiographically mimics neoplastic or infectious conditions. Diagnosis requires histopathologic examination. Given the rarity of this condition, there is a paucity of information pertaining to the surgical approach, reconstructive options, and postoperative outcomes. Read More

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December 2018

Red ear syndrome: Perspectives for the otolaryngologist.

Ear Nose Throat J 2018 Dec;97(12):E11-E14

Department of Otolaryngology, Lenox Hill Hospital/Northwell Health, 110-11 72nd Ave., Suite 1B, Forest Hills, NY 11375, USA.

Red ear syndrome (RES) is an unusual, often unrecognized condition that has rarely been reported in the otolaryngology literature despite the presence of symptoms and associated disorders of relevance to the otolaryngologist. When present, RES may have diagnostic value when uncertainties arise in cases of sinus headache and referred otalgia. Despite the appearance of a distinctive red ear, as well as symptoms and associated disorders relating to otolaryngology, discussion of RES is generally limited to neurology-based publications. Read More

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December 2018

Diagnosis and treatment of laryngopharyngeal reflux: Use of empirical lansoprazole.

Ear Nose Throat J 2018 Dec;97(12):E1-E6

Department of Otolaryngology, Cerrahpaşa Medical Faculty, Istanbul University, Cerrahpasa Yerleşkesi, Fatih 34098, Istanbul, Turkey.

The objective of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of empirical medical treatment in patients with laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR) disease by scoring the findings and symptoms. Hence, 122 patients were examined at the voice laboratory with a laryngovideostroboscopic device, and all results were recorded for further evaluation. Patients were treated with lansoprazole twice a day. Read More

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December 2018

Endoscopic medialization middle turbinoplasty in endoscopic sinus surgery.

Ear Nose Throat J 2018 Dec;97(12):404-410

Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Tufts University School of Medicine, Tufts Medical Center, 800 Washington St., Box 850, Boston, MA 02111, USA. Email:

Recurrence of sinonasal disease can be caused by many factors, including lateralization of the middle turbinate as a complication of endoscopic sinus surgery (ESS). Different ESS procedures have been tried to prevent this complication. We conducted a prospective study to determine if medialization is an effective means of lateralizing the middle turbinate. Read More

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December 2018

KTP-laser-assisted endoscopic management of glomus tympanicum tumors: A case series.

Ear Nose Throat J 2018 Dec;97(12):399-402

Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Stanford University School of Medicine, 801 Welch Rd., Stanford, CA 94035, USA.

Endoscopic technology is widely used in rhinology and anterior skull base surgery, but it has been less quickly incorporated into otologic practice. The design of the instrumentation forces surgeons to work one-handed and limits depth perception. Nevertheless, endoscopy also offers wide fields of view and access to spaces that are typically difficult to visualize. Read More

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December 2018
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Association of Ménière disease with human leukocyte antigen in Taiwanese population.

Ear Nose Throat J 2018 Dec;97(12):396-402

College of Medicine, Chang Gung University, Taoyuan, Taiwan.

The etiology of Ménière disease (MD) is multifactorial; genetic factors seem to play an important role. The associations between MD and human leukocyte antigen (HLA) status have been studied previously in several populations and have shown that the HLA alleles imparting susceptibility varied. In the present study, we explored HLA status in Taiwanese patients with definitive MD. Read More

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December 2018
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Unforeseen consequence of alkaline water therapy for laryngopharyngeal reflux.

Ear Nose Throat J 2018 Dec;97(12):394-395

Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, USA.

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December 2018

In-office sinonasal procedures in the elderly.

Ear Nose Throat J 2018 Dec;97(12):392-393

Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, McGill University, Montreal, Canada.

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December 2018

An unusual case of persistent dysphagia.

Ear Nose Throat J 2018 Dec;97(12):391

Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, West Virginia University School of Medicine, Morgantown, WV, USA.

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December 2018

Surgery for Chronic Otitis Media Causes Greater Taste Disturbance Than Surgery for Otosclerosis.

Otol Neurotol 2019 Jan;40(1):e32-e39

Department of Otorhinolaryngology.

Objectives: Patients with otosclerosis more often complain about postoperative taste disturbance than patients with chronic otitis media, which seems paradoxical. We aim to investigate if and potentially why this seems to be the case, since the chorda tympani nerve (CTN) is thought to be severely traumatized less frequently during surgery in the former than in the latter.

Study Design: Prospective cohort study. Read More

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January 2019

Long-term Outcomes of Ossiculoplasty With and Without an Intact Malleus.

Otol Neurotol 2019 Jan;40(1):73-78

Division of Otology and Neurotology, Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, Arkansas.

Objective: To compare long-term hearing outcomes following ossiculoplasty with cartilage tympanoplasty with (M) and without (M) the malleus present.

Study Design: Retrospective chart review.

Setting: Tertiary referral center. Read More

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January 2019

Evaluation of retinal vasculature before and after treatment of children with obstructive sleep apnea-hypopnea syndrome by optical coherence tomography angiography.

Graefes Arch Clin Exp Ophthalmol 2018 Dec 12. Epub 2018 Dec 12.

Department of Ophthalmology, Shanghai Children's Hospital, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, 200062, China.

Purpose: To evaluate the effect of adenoidectomy on the brains of children with obstructive sleep apnea-hypopnea syndrome (OSAS) through observation of the alteration of retinal perfusion by optical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA).

Methods: Sixty-two children with OSAS (124 eyes; 5.94 ± 1. Read More

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December 2018

Transoral Robotic Thyroidectomy for Papillary Thyroid Carcinoma: Perioperative Outcomes of 100 Consecutive Patients.

World J Surg 2018 Dec 11. Epub 2018 Dec 11.

Department of Surgery, KUMC Thyroid Center, Korea University Hospital, Korea University College of Medicine, 73, Inchon-ro, Seongbuk-gu, Seoul, 02841, Republic of Korea.

Background: Endoscopic transoral thyroidectomy is a recently introduced technique of remote access thyroidectomy. We previously reported the feasibility of the robotic approach (TORT). Nevertheless, experience to date is limited, with scant data on outcomes in patients with papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC). Read More

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December 2018
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Predictive factors for complications associated with penetrated fish bones outside the upper gastrointestinal tract.

Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol 2018 Dec 11. Epub 2018 Dec 11.

Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Tongji Hospital, Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Jiefang Avenue 1095, Wuhan, 430030, China.

Purpose: To investigate predictive risk factors for complications associated with migrating fish bones in the surrounding tissue of upper gastrointestinal tract.

Methods: A retrospective analysis over 12 years was conducted of 45 cases of buried fish bones in the surrounding tissue of upper gastrointestinal tract with complications. Meanwhile, a control group, including 39 cases of prolonged buried fish bones in the surrounding tissue of upper gastrointestinal tract without complications, was set. Read More

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December 2018
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The radioanatomical assessment of the Körner's septum.

Surg Radiol Anat 2018 Dec 11. Epub 2018 Dec 11.

Department of Dental and Maxillofacial Radiology, The Medical University of Warsaw, 59 Nowogrodzka St, 02006, Warsaw, Poland.

Purpose Of The Study: Körner's septum (KS) is a developmental remnant formed at the junction of mastoid and temporal squama, representing the persistence of the petrosquamosal suture. During mastoid surgery, it could be taken as a false medial wall of the antrum so that the deeper cells might not be explored. The aim of the study was to assess a Körner's septum prevalence and to analyze its topography. Read More

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December 2018
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Could Music Minimize Discomfort and Pain During Office-Based ENT Surgery?

Int J Otolaryngol 2018 14;2018:6480346. Epub 2018 Nov 14.

Full Professor Unit of Otolaryngology, Campus Bio-Medico University, Rome, Italy.

Background: Video-assisted endoscopic radiofrequency inferior turbinate volume reduction (RFVTR) is one of the most common surgical therapies for inferior turbinate hypertrophy (ITH). Despite all the technical and surgical advancement, it is advisable to reduce as low as possible the intraoperative discomfort. The aim of this study is to evaluate the role of music in reducing patient discomfort during RFVTR. Read More

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November 2018
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Functional and Structural Brain Plasticity in Adult Onset Single-Sided Deafness.

Front Hum Neurosci 2018 27;12:474. Epub 2018 Nov 27.

Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, United States.

Single-sided deafness (SSD) or profound unilateral hearing loss obligates the only serviceable ear to capture all acoustic information. This loss of binaural function taxes cognitive resources for accurate listening performance, especially under adverse environments or challenging tasks. We hypothesized that adults with SSD would manifest both functional and structural brain plasticity compared to controls with normal binaural hearing. Read More

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November 2018

Pathophysiology of Subjective Tinnitus: Triggers and Maintenance.

Front Neurosci 2018 27;12:866. Epub 2018 Nov 27.

Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Corporate Member of Freie Universität Berlin, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, and Berlin Institute of Health, Berlin, Germany.

Tinnitus is the conscious perception of a sound without a corresponding external acoustic stimulus, usually described as a perception. One of the major challenges for tinnitus research is to understand the pathophysiological mechanisms triggering and maintaining the symptoms, especially for subjective chronic tinnitus. Our objective was to synthesize the published literature in order to provide a comprehensive update on theoretical and experimental advances and to identify further research and clinical directions. Read More

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November 2018

Sound Change Integration Error: An Explanatory Model of Tinnitus.

Front Neurosci 2018 27;12:831. Epub 2018 Nov 27.

Department of Otolaryngology, Faculty of Medicine, Kindai University, Osakasayama, Japan.

A growing body of research is focused on identifying and understanding the neurophysiological mechanisms that underlie tinnitus. Unfortunately, however, most current models cannot adequately explain the majority of tinnitus features. For instance, although tinnitus generally appears within minutes after entering a silent environment, most models postulate that tinnitus emerges over a much larger timescale (days). Read More

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November 2018

Margin Status and Duration of Surgery in Resection of Tongue Carcinoma with Ultrasound Coagulation Device: a Comparative Study.

Indian J Surg Oncol 2018 Dec 20;9(4):501-504. Epub 2018 Jul 20.

Department of Otolaryngology and Head Neck Surgery, Grant Medical College and Sir JJ Group of Hospitals, Mumbai, India.

Tongue is one of the most common subsites involved by oral cancer. Improved surgical care and adjuvant therapy, along with better rehabilitation has significantly improved long-term survival and quality of life in patients with oral cancer. Primary surgical treatment is the preferred modality of treatment in cancers of the oral tongue. Read More

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December 2018

Bretschneider solution-induced alterations in the urine metabolome in cardiac surgery patients.

Sci Rep 2018 Dec 11;8(1):17774. Epub 2018 Dec 11.

Kidney Research Center, Department of Nephrology, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Linkou branch, College of Medicine, Chang Gung University, Guishan, Taoyuan, Taiwan.

The development of Bretschneider's histidine-tryptophan-ketoglutarate (HTK) cardioplegia solution represented a major advancement in cardiac surgery, offering significant myocardial protection. However, metabolic changes induced by this additive in the whole body have not been systematically investigated. Using an untargeted mass spectrometry-based method to deeply explore the urine metabolome, we sought to provide a holistic and systematic view of metabolic perturbations occurred in patients receiving HTK. Read More

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December 2018

Autocrine TGFβ is a Survival Factor for Monocytes and Drives Immunosuppressive Lineage Commitment.

Cancer Immunol Res 2018 Dec 11. Epub 2018 Dec 11.

Department of Radiation Oncology, University of California, San Francicsco

Transforming growth factor β (TGFβ) is an effector of immune suppression and contributes to a permissive tumor microenvironment that compromises effective immunotherapy. We identified a correlation between TGFB1 and genes expressed by myeloid cells, but not granulocytes, in TCGA lung adenocarcinoma data, in which high TGFB1 expression was associated with poor survival. To determine whether TGFβ affected cell fate decisions and lineage commitment, we studied primary cultures of CD14+ monocytes isolated from peripheral blood of healthy donors. Read More

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December 2018

Nasal function and CPAP compliance.

Auris Nasus Larynx 2018 Dec 8. Epub 2018 Dec 8.

Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Toho University Graduate School of Medicine, Japan; Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Toho University Omori Medical Center, Japan. Electronic address:

Objective: Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) is the mainstay therapy for patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) however compliance with CPAP is variable. Nasal ailments, such as nasal congestion are frequently mentioned as a cause for CPAP non-compliance, and potentially could be addressed prior to CPAP initiation, however, no specific criteria or recommendations for the evaluation and management of these patients exist. The aim of this retrospective study is to evaluate the effects of nasal anatomic features and disease on adherence to CPAP therapy for patients with OSA and determine the indications for pre-CPAP nasal treatment by using data obtained at clinical examination. Read More

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December 2018

Early neurosyphilis presenting with multiple cranial nerve palsies: A case report of management by combined penicillin-corticosteroid treatment.

J Infect Chemother 2018 Dec 8. Epub 2018 Dec 8.

Division of Neurology, Sendai City Hospital, 1-1-1 Asutonagamachi, Taihaku-ku, Sendai 982-8502, Miyagi, Japan.

Early neurosyphilis commonly appears in basilar meninges, and its meningeal inflammation can spread to neighboring cranial nerves, resulting in some cranial nerve palsies. Herein, we report a case of a 51-year-old man who presented with right peripheral facial nerve palsy. His symptoms completely disappeared with prednisolone monotherapy without antibiotics use and were not exacerbated during clinical treatment. Read More

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December 2018

Gene Expression Profiles of Tumor Necrosis Factor-α and Endothelin-1 in Obstructive Sleep Apnea.

ORL J Otorhinolaryngol Relat Spec 2018 Dec 11;81(1):16-23. Epub 2018 Dec 11.

Department of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, Wakayama University Hospital, Wakayama, Japan.

Background/aims: The aim of this study was to observe the relationship between the gene expression profiles of tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-α and endothelin (EDN)-1 and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).

Methods: A prospective, cross-sectional study performed at a tertiary-care academic center; 108 patients with snoring and day-time sleeplessness were included in this study carried out in the Otolaryngology Department. All patients were evaluated with 1-night polysomnography (PSG). Read More

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December 2018
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The Efficacy of Concurrent or Sequential Intravenous and Intratympanic Steroid for Idiopathic Sudden Sensorineural Hearing Loss.

Audiol Neurootol 2018 Dec 11;23(5):277-284. Epub 2018 Dec 11.

Department of Otorhinolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan.

Objective: The purpose of this retrospective study was to investigate the difference in treatment outcomes for patients with idiopathic sudden sensorineural hearing loss (SSNHL) undergoing concurrent or sequential intravenous (IV) and intratympanic (IT) steroid therapies.

Methods: Patients with idiopathic SSNHL admitted to Taipei Veterans Hospital from August 2011 to August 2012 were enrolled. Patients were treated with both IV dexamethasone 5 mg b. Read More

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December 2018

Viewing Target Distance Influences the Vestibulo-Ocular Reflex Gain when Assessed Using the Video Head Impulse Test.

Audiol Neurootol 2018 Dec 11;23(5):285-289. Epub 2018 Dec 11.

Neuro-Otology Unit, Division of Brain Sciences, Charing Cross Hospital Campus, Imperial College London, London, United

Gaze stabilization during head movements is provided by the vestibulo-ocular reflex (VOR). Clinical assessment of this reflex is performed using the video Head Impulse Test (vHIT). To date, the influence of different fixation distances on VOR gain using the vHIT has not been explored. Read More

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December 2018

Long-term efficacy and dose-finding trial of Japanese cedar pollen SLIT tablet.

J Allergy Clin Immunol Pract 2018 Dec 8. Epub 2018 Dec 8.

Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Graduate School of Medicine, Nippon Medical School, Tokyo, Japan.

Background: Japanese cedar (JC) pollinosis is a common allergic rhinitis in Japan. The JC pollen SLIT tablet was developed using the highest concentration of JC pollen extract.

Objective: This was a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled phase II/III trial to investigate the optimal dose of the JC pollen SLIT tablet and examine long-term efficacy and safety for 3 years with the selected dose, and 2-year follow-up. Read More

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December 2018

Promotion of skin wound healing using prevascularized oral mucosal cell sheet.

Head Neck 2018 Dec 7. Epub 2018 Dec 7.

Department of Otolaryngology, Asan Medical Center, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Seoul, Republic of Korea.

Background: This study examined the potential use of our newly developed prevascularized oral mucosal cell sheet for the treatment of skin wounds.

Methods: Mucosal cell sheets containing cultured keratinocytes and plasma fibrin without (K sheet) or with a mixture of fibroblasts and endothelial progenitor cells (PV sheet) were transplanted into full-thickness skin excisional wounds of nude mice.

Results: This technique was successful for in vitro culture; expanding keratinocytes, fibroblasts, and endothelial progenitor cells; and generating prevascularized mucosal cell sheets. Read More

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December 2018
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Correlation of focal adhesion kinase expression with nodal metastasis in patients with head and neck cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma.

Head Neck 2018 Dec 10. Epub 2018 Dec 10.

Service of Dermatology, Hospital Universitario Central de Asturias, Universidad de Oviedo, Oviedo, Spain.

Background: Focal adhesion kinase (FAK) and cortactin overexpression is frequently detected in a variety of cancers, and has been associated with poor clinical outcome. However, there are no data in cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma (cSCC).

Objective: To investigate the relationship of FAK and cortactin expression with the clinicopathologic features and the impact on the prognosis of cSCC patients. Read More

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December 2018
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Osteitis is associated with dysregulated pro-osteoblastic activity in patients with nasal polyps.

Laryngoscope 2018 Dec 11. Epub 2018 Dec 11.

From the Department of Otolaryngology, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A.

Objectives/hypothesis: The overlying inflammatory mucosa plays a crucial role in the initiation of osteitis; however, the molecular mechanism is unclear. The objective of this study was to explore the bone morphogenetic protein (BMP) pathway and to correlate the expression of key signaling molecules with the degree of osteitis in patients with chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyps (CRSwNP).

Study Design: Prospective experimental analysis. Read More

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December 2018

Adult type rhabdomyoma presenting as a parathyroid adenoma.

Head Neck 2018 Dec 10. Epub 2018 Dec 10.

Department of Pathology, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, Iowa.

Background: Adult-type rhabdomyoma (ATR) is a rare mesenchymal tumor of skeletal muscle differentiation. Extracardiac ATR occurs most commonly in the head and neck, but do so in a heterogeneous fashion, arising at numerous different locations within this region.

Methods: At our institution, we encountered a patient who was diagnosed clinically with parathyroid adenoma based on signs and symptoms of hyperparathyroidism and suggestive radiologic findings. Read More

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December 2018

Post-diagnosis aspirin use and survival in veterans with head and neck cancer.

Head Neck 2018 Dec 11. Epub 2018 Dec 11.

Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, Washington, District of Columbia.

Background: Our objective was to determine the effect of post-diagnosis aspirin use on survival in veterans with head and neck squamous cell carcinoma.

Methods: Retrospective cohort study of 584 veterans with head and neck squamous cell carcinoma treated at the Washington DC VA Medical Center between 1995 and 2015. Charts were queried for clinical-pathologic data, aspirin prescriptions, and outcome. Read More

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December 2018
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Arachnoid cysts of the internal auditory canal: An underappreciated entity?

Laryngoscope 2018 Dec 8. Epub 2018 Dec 8.

Department of Otolaryngology, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A.

Objectives/hypothesis: To describe the histopathologic findings and clinical presentation of arachnoid cysts (ACs) within the human temporal bone.

Study Design: Retrospective cohort analysis.

Methods: An analysis of all medical records of patients diagnosed with an AC was performed. Read More

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December 2018

Cutaneous malignant melanoma of the oral cavity following skin graft reconstruction: Case report.

Head Neck 2018 Dec 7. Epub 2018 Dec 7.

Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, Iowa.

Background: Malignant melanomas on skin graft recipient sites are rare, with few cases reported in the literature.

Methods: We present a case report of a patient with recurrent cutaneous melanoma in the grafted anterolateral thigh flap of the tongue.

Results: A patient underwent hemiglossectomy with free flap reconstruction for squamous cell carcinoma of the tongue. Read More

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December 2018
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Long noncoding RNA HOXC13-AS positively affects cell proliferation and invasion in nasopharyngeal carcinoma via modulating miR-383-3p/HMGA2 axis.

J Cell Physiol 2018 Dec 7. Epub 2018 Dec 7.

Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, The First Affiliated Hospital of Zhengzhou University No. 1, Zhengzhou, Henan, China.

Long noncoding RNAs have been reported to be important regulators in numerous cancers. In this study, we found that HOXC13 antisense RNA (HOXC13-AS) was highly expressed in head and neck squamous carcinoma (HNSC) tissues in The Cancer Genome Atlas database. Nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) belongs to HNSC. Read More

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December 2018
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Prognostic significance of pretreatment 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography evaluation using metabolic tumor volume of the primary tumor and lymph nodes in advanced hypopharyngeal cancer.

Head Neck 2018 Dec 7. Epub 2018 Dec 7.

Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology, Osaka City University Graduate School of Medicine, Osaka, Japan.

Background: The purpose of this study was to retrospectively evaluate the usefulness of pretreatment positron emission tomography (PET) using metabolic tumor volume (MTV) of the primary tumor and lymph nodes in advanced hypopharyngeal cancer.

Methods: From June 2007 to December 2015, consecutive patients with advanced hypopharyngeal cancer who underwent PET and were treated with definitive radiation therapy were retrospectively reviewed.

Results: A total of 61 patients were eligible for this study. Read More

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December 2018

Clinical Guidelines in Pediatric Hearing Loss: Systemic Review Using the Appraisal of Guidelines for Research and Evaluation II Instrument.

Laryngoscope 2018 Dec 8. Epub 2018 Dec 8.

Division of Otolaryngology, Department of Surgery, Akron Childrens Hospital Akron, Ohio, U.S.A.

Objectives: Despite the importance, impact, and prevalence of pediatric hearing loss (HL), there are very few published clinical practice guidelines (CPG) supporting the evaluation and management of pediatric patients with HL. Our objective was to appraise existing CPGs to ensure safe and effective practices.

Methods: A literature search was conducted in PubMed, Google Scholar, EBSCO, as well as a manual Google search. Read More

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December 2018

Otopathology in Angiosarcoma of the Temporal Bone.

Laryngoscope 2018 Dec 11. Epub 2018 Dec 11.

Department of Otolaryngology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts.

Objectives/hypothesis: Investigate the otopathology of angiosarcoma of the temporal bone, which has not been previously described in the literature.

Study Design: Postmortem evaluation and literature review.

Methods: Postmortem histological evaluation of the temporal bones and review of the literature for the treatment and prognosis of this rare disease were performed. Read More

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December 2018
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Supraglottic Squamous Cell Carcinoma: A Population-Based Study of 22,675 Cases.

Laryngoscope 2018 Dec 11. Epub 2018 Dec 11.

Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Neurological Institute of New Jersey, Newark, New Jersey, U.S.A.

Objectives/hypothesis: The authors used the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) database to analyze epidemiological features of patients presenting with supraglottic squamous cell carcinoma (SCCa) and to evaluate treatment trends and outcomes.

Methods: The SEER database was queried for patients with supraglottic SCCa from 1973 to 2013. Information on demographics; tumor size; histologic grade; American Joint Committee on Cancer (AJCC) stage; SEER local, regional, distant stage; and treatment modality were analyzed. Read More

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December 2018
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Two-year prevalence of dysphagia and related outcomes in head and neck cancer survivors: An updated SEER-Medicare analysis.

Head Neck 2018 Dec 7. Epub 2018 Dec 7.

Department of Head and Neck Surgery, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas.

Background: The aim of the study was to examine prevalence of dysphagia at the population level in head and neck cancer (HNC) survivors.

Methods: Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results-Medicare claims among 16 194 patients with HNC (2002-2011) were analyzed to estimate 2-year prevalence of dysphagia, stricture, and aspiration pneumonia, and derive treatment- and site-specific estimates.

Results: Prevalence of dysphagia, stricture, pneumonia, and aspiration pneumonia was 45. Read More

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December 2018
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Outcomes of relapsed human papillomavirus-related oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma treated with curative intent.

Head Neck 2018 Dec 11. Epub 2018 Dec 11.

Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Washington University, Saint Louis, Missouri.

Background: With most centers reporting excellent disease control following transoral surgery for human papillomavirus (HPV)-related oropharyngeal cancer, data are still lacking regarding management and outcomes in patients who relapse. We describe the treatment outcomes after curative intent therapy for locoregional and distant relapse following transoral surgery for HPV-related oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma (OPSCC).

Methods: A single institution retrospective study in which patients were identified with curatively treated loco-regional or single site distant relapse of HPV-related OPSCC treated initially with transoral surgery (TOS) between 1996 and 2014. Read More

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December 2018

Risk Factors for Multiple Hemorrhages Following Tonsil Surgery in Children.

Laryngoscope 2018 Dec 8. Epub 2018 Dec 8.

Department of Otolaryngology and Communication Enhancement, Boston Children's Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A.

Objectives/hypothesis: Although much is known about the incidence and risk factors for hemorrhage after tonsil surgery, the incidence and factors related to multiple episodes of hemorrhage are not well examined. Our objective was to identify risk factors that may contribute to multiple hemorrhages following tonsil surgery in children.

Study Design: Retrospective chart review. Read More

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December 2018
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Elective neck dissection in metastatic cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma to the parotid gland: A systematic review and meta-analysis.

Head Neck 2018 Dec 7. Epub 2018 Dec 7.

Department of Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery, Monash Health, Melbourne, Australia.

Current management of metastatic cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma (CSCC) to the parotid is surgical excision and postoperative radiotherapy. In the node-negative neck, there is debate about the role of elective neck dissection (END), irradiation or observation. This systematic review assesses the prevalence of occult cervical disease and the evidence for END. Read More

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December 2018

Sclerosis of the arytenoid cartilage and glottic carcinoma: A clinical-pathological study.

Head Neck 2018 Dec 7. Epub 2018 Dec 7.

Otolaryngology Unit, Vittorio Veneto Hospital, Treviso, Italy.

Background: Given the relevance of any tumor invasion of the arytenoid cartilage or crico-arytenoid unit to the planning open partial horizontal laryngectomy (OPHL) for laryngeal squamous cell carcinoma (LSCC), it is important to have a reliable radiological test to assess impairments of these structures.

Methods: We retrospectively compared the endoscopic, radiological, and pathological findings in patients with glottic LSCC who underwent OPHL.

Results: The endoscopic finding of a reduced (impaired or absent) vocal cord motility proved more sensitive, with better positive and negative predictive values, but less specific than the radiological finding of complete arytenoid sclerosis in detecting histologically assessable infiltration of the arytenoid cartilage. Read More

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December 2018
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Etiology of subjective taste loss.

Int Forum Allergy Rhinol 2018 Dec 10. Epub 2018 Dec 10.

Department of Physiology and Biophysics, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA.

Background: Taste complaints are commonly encountered in clinical practice. Although changes in taste function may arise from varied etiologies, numerous other factors may impact patients' taste perceptions, the most common of which is olfactory dysfunction. Thus, patients with taste complaints may or may not have measurable deficits in taste function. Read More

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December 2018