Otolaryngologic Clinics of North America
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Should vitamin d supplementation be a regular part of asthma care?
Vitamin D (vitD3) deficiency occurs frequently and has profound effects on health, especially asthma. This article examines how current knowledge of vitD3 actions and the worldwide distribution of vitD3 deficiency influences everyday clinical allergy practice. Within the limits of current knowledge,...
Identifying asthma triggers.
Asthma has many triggers including rhinosinusitis; allergy; irritants; medications (aspirin in aspirin-exacerbated respiratory disease); and obesity. Paradoxic vocal fold dysfunction mimics asthma and may be present along with asthma. This article reviews each of these triggers, outlining methods of...
This article introduces the pathogenesis and relevant anatomy of Zenker diverticulum. The clinical symptoms and relevant investigation are presented along with the various therapeutic interventions including open and endoscopic approaches. Techniques to perform the myotomy and diverticulectomy are e...
A tale of two cancers: carcinomas of the oral cavity and oropharynx.
Advancement of surgical techniques through technologic improvements.
Management of surgical complications and failures in acoustic neuroma surgery.
Acoustic neuromas (ANs) are the most common tumors of the cerebellopontine angle. Although numerous advances have occurred in the operative management of AN and perioperative care leading to a significant decrease in associated morbidity and mortality, there are several characteristic complications t...
Endoscopic surgery of pituitary tumors.
Endoscopic pituitary surgery has been gaining wide acceptance as the first-line treatment of most functional pituitary adenomas. This technique has many advantages over traditional procedures, and growing evidence supports its use for endocrine control of functioning tumors. This article reviews data...
Ultrasound physics in a nutshell.
This content presents to the neophyte ultrasonographer the essential nutshell of information needed to properly interpret ultrasound images. Basic concepts of physics related to ultrasound are supported with formulas and related to clinical use. Copyright © 2010 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved....
Prevention and management of vascular injuries in endoscopic surgery of the sinonasal tract and skull base.
In the past 2 decades, endoscopic sinus surgery has been widely used as a safe and effective treatment for disorders of the paranasal sinuses that are refractory to medical therapy. Advances in surgical technique, including powered instrumentation and stereotactic image-guided surgery, have improved...
Complications and management of septoplasty.
Septoplasty is a common procedure in otolaryngology used to address nasal obstruction caused by a deviated nasal septum. It is often accompanied by inferior turbinate reduction. Complications that may arise from this procedure include excessive bleeding; cerebrospinal fluid rhinorrhea; extraocular m...