Acta otorhinolaryngologica Italica : organo ufficiale della Societa italiana di otorinolaringologia e chirurgia cervico-facciale
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[Multiple stage cervical laryngotracheal reconstruction after trauma with extensive tissue loss].
We show the results from a series of 18 patients who underwent multiple-stage laryngotracheal reconstruction done with almost all available procedures (Laser surgery, Aubry technique, laryngotracheoplasty with cartilage grafting, subtotal laryngectomy, tracheal and laryngo-tracheal anastomosis, ster...
[Study of phospholipid components in bronchoalveolar wash surfactants in laryngectomized patients].
Surfactants serve to keep the dimension of the lower airways normal. They regulate alveolar stability, guaranteeing uniform lung insufflation. In order to evaluate pulmonary surfactant modifications during chronic obstructive disorders of the airways, the phospholipid component in the surfactants wa...
[Otolithic vertigo: analysis of time course].
[Acute epiglottitis in children: current criteria for the diagnosis and treatment].
[Posterior auricular muscle reflex in the study of the facial muscle function].
To date the study of facial nerve function is based on just two tests: electroneurography (ENGH) and electromyography (EMG). Nevertheless neither of these tests gives reliable results until 8-10 days after onset of the paralysis. The authors have used an evoked auditory potential--more specifically...
[Acute respiratory obstruction caused by laryngo-tracheal candidiasis in a HIV-positive patient].
The authors report a case presenting highly complex symptomatology. In fact, when the patient came under observation he had had a cough, dyspnea, dysphagia and dysphonia for approximately three months. The biopsy, taken by direct laryngoscopy, indicated the presence of candidiasis in the subglottic...
[Clinical classification of laryngeal carcinoma. Critique of existing classifications and proposal of a new working classification].
Clinical classification of cancer of the larynx is an intriguing problem that has not been yet solved by the several proposals followed on during thirty years. The main disagreement deals with their aims that have become strictly prognostic, with no egard for therapeutic indications in individual ca...
Tensor veli palatini electromyography with surface electrode applied transnasally.
A new technique is proposed for paratubal electromyography, using a surface, non-invasive, electrode applied transnasally under nasopharyngoscope guidance. This electrode records activity of the tensor veli palatini muscle during swallowing. This technique is of interest for two reasons: endoscopic...
State and trait anxiety in patients affected by nasal polyposis before and after medical treatment.
The present study aimed to establish whether anxiety and depression in nasal polyposis play a role in genesis of the disease, or are a consequence of symptoms. Anxiety levels were evaluated in state and trait forms, and depression, in 30 consecutive patients presenting nasal polyposis before and aft...
Management of otolaryngological manifestations in mucopolysaccharidoses: our experience.
We analyzed 20 patients (13 male and 7 female, median age at the beginning of the observation 6 years) with MPS (35% type I, 30% type II, 20% type III, 5% type IV, 10% type VI), focusing on their otorhinolaryngologic problems and the impact of surgery on quality of life. We found ear, nose and throa...