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Branchial cleft cysts, fistulae and appendages.
New technique using LigaSure for endoscopic mucomyotomy of Zenker's diverticulum: Diverticulotomy made easier.
Our results show that treating Zenker's diverticulum using the LigaSure instrument safely improves the patients condition. As a new operative instrument, the LigaSure technique constitutes in our opinion a valid and easy alternative for treatment of Zenker's diverticulum compared to other endoscopic...
Risk of superficial squamous cell carcinoma developing in the head and neck region in patients with esophageal squamous cell carcinoma.
We investigated risk factors for superficial HNSCC in patients with esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC). Case-control study. We studied 71 patients with synchronous or former ESCC. All patients underwent screening of the head and neck by NBI-ME and Lugol chromoe...
Head and neck cancer in transplant recipients.
Although the development of head and neck cancer is a rare side effect of immunosuppression, it still warrants attention. These patients have been found to be less likely to survive >1 year when compared to their nontransplant counterparts. Patients who develop head and neck malignancies following o...
Thyroid cancer characteristics in the population surrounding Three Mile Island.
The TMI population showed a higher proportion of papillary thyroid cancer and less aggressive pathology and earlier diagnosis compared to the rest of Pennsylvania. No statistically significant difference in thyroid cancer incidence was noted. Overall, the study does not show a clear link with more a...
Comparison of various treatment modalities for acute tinnitus.
We evaluated the therapeutic effects of various treatment modalities on acute subjective idiopathic tinnitus (SIT) and investigated prognostic factors affecting the treatment outcome. Prospective, controlled, double-blind trial. A total 107 patients who underwent trea...
Speech processing: from peripheral to hemispheric asymmetry of the auditory system.
Language processing from the cochlea to auditory association cortices shows side-dependent specificities with an apparent left hemispheric dominance. The aim of this article was to propose to nonspeech specialists a didactic review of two complementary theories about hemispheric asym...
In response to Sinonasal surgery in Wegener's granulomatosis: Is it time to go on?
Removal of obstructing T-tube and stabilization of the airway.
We describe a simple set of steps for rapid relief of airway obstruction and stabilization of the airway in the event of T-tube obstruction. This method requires removal of the T-tube with a Kelly clamp and stabilization of the airway with a tracheostomy tube. Although it is simple, we hope that thi...
In reference to An electron microscopic study-Correlation of gastroesophageal reflux disease and laryngopharyngeal reflux.