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Branchial cleft cysts, fistulae and appendages.
Utility and cost analysis of cholesteatoma histopathologic evaluation.
To evaluate the correlation between the surgeon's intraoperative findings and histopathologic diagnosis of cholesteatoma specimens and the associated health care cost in requesting pathologic evaluation. Retrospective chart analysis. Chart data were collected at a tertiary neurotology referral cente...
Comparison of benign lesion regression following vocal fold steroid injection and vocal hygiene education.
We measured the lesion area with correction by the length of vocal fold, according to videolaryngoscopic examinations before treatment and 1 and 2 months after treatment. VFSI was associated with a higher lesion reduction rate than VHE at 1 and 2 months (P <0.05). In vocal nodules and patients with...
Tracheoesophageal puncture with immediate prosthesis placement.
Obstructive sleep apnea after radial forearm free flap reconstruction of the oral tongue.
Mean ± SD age of the study group was 57 ± 19 years; body mass index, 24 ± 4; follow-up, 5.6 ± 2.8 years. Mean ± SD Epworth scale score was 8.18 ± 6.18 (normal, <8). Disordered sleep was documented in 11 patients, of whom 8 (53.3% of the cohort) had OSA (5 mild, 2 modera...
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...