Recurrence in patients with benign paroxysmal positional vertigo of the lateral semicircular canal
There are 3 subtypes of lateral canal benign paroxysmal positional vertigo. Persistent geotropic positional nystagmus is due to a light cupula, heavy cupula produces apogeotropic positional nystagmus, and canalolithiasis accounts for transient geotropic positional nystagmus. The aims of this study were to determine the recurrence rate and to examine the number of times of recurrence in each of the 3 subtypes. (Source: Auris, Nasus, Larynx)
Source: Auris, Nasus, Larynx - November 19, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Hiroaki Ichijo Source Type: research

The clinical characteristics of patients with an isolate epiglottic collapse
We analyzed the clinical characteristics of patients with isolated epiglottic collapse (IEC) who had an epiglottic anteroposterior (AP) collapse as the only cause of snoring during drug-induced sleep endoscopy (DISE). (Source: Auris, Nasus, Larynx)
Source: Auris, Nasus, Larynx - November 13, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Chung Man Sung, Hong Chan Kim, Hyung Chae Yang Source Type: research

Utility of acoustic pharyngometry for screening of obstructive sleep apnea
To determine whether combining acoustic pharyngometric parameters with cephalometric and clinical parameters could improve the predictive power for significant obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in a Korean population. (Source: Auris, Nasus, Larynx)
Source: Auris, Nasus, Larynx - November 12, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Boo-Young Kim, Jung-Hae Cho, Do Hyun Kim, Sung Won Kim, Soo Whan Kim, Byung Guk Kim, Yong Jin Park Source Type: research

Resection of inverted papilloma in nasal cavity with transseptal access and crossing multiple incisions minimizes bleeding and reveals the tumor pedicle
Sinonasal inverted papilloma can be resected endoscopically, but has a risk of recurrence. This risk can be minimized by identifying the pedicle of the tumor and ensuring complete resection. Intraoperative bleeding, particularly from the tumor, decreases endoscopic visualization and contributes to failure to identify the tumor pedicle, and piecemeal resection with dissection of the non-tumoral mucosa makes it impossible to distinguish the tumor pedicle. Previously reported transseptal access with crossing multiple incisions (TACMI) increases mobility of an inverted papilloma within the otherwise restricted nasal cavity. (S...
Source: Auris, Nasus, Larynx - November 12, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Kazuhiro Omura, Kazuhiro Nomura, Satoshi Aoki, Yu Hosokawa, Yasuhiro Tanaka, Nobuyoshi Otori, Hiromi Kojima Source Type: research

In-home auditory training using audiovisual stimuli on a tablet computer: Feasibility and preliminary results
To examine the feasibility and possible effects of in-home auditory training using audiovisual speech stimuli on a tablet computer for patients with hearing loss using a hearing aid (HA) or a cochlear implant (CI). (Source: Auris, Nasus, Larynx)
Source: Auris, Nasus, Larynx - November 7, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Takeshi Sato, Tomoko Yabushita, Shuichi Sakamoto, Yukio Katori, Tetsuaki Kawase Source Type: research

Parotid secretory carcinoma with high-grade transformation
Here we present a patient with a parotid secretory carcinoma (SC) with high-grade transformation. A 65-year-old female was referred to our hospital due to a gradually growing right parotid tumor discovered initially about 4 years earlier. MRI imaging detected a right parotid tumor 50  mm in the longer axis. Fine needle aspiration cytology indicated a class III tumor. Nine months after her initial visit, she revisited our department because of pain, trismus and facial paralysis. MRI detected a tumor 69 mm in the longer axis and 64 mm in the shorter axis and a biopsy specimen r evealed parotid cancer. (Source:...
Source: Auris, Nasus, Larynx - October 31, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Yuki Numano, Takenori Ogawa, Tomohiko Ishikawa, Hajime Usubuchi, Ayako Nakanome, Akira Ohkoshi, Eiichi Ishida, Masahiro Rokugo, Yukio Katori Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Massive infantile myofibromatosis of the upper lip causing airway distress in a newborn
Infantile myofibromatosis is a rare condition characterized by benign spindle cell tumors most commonly involving the head, neck, and chest. An infant female with a prenatal diagnosis of a large facial mass was delivered via Cesarean at 34 weeks. Sparse prenatal care was received. Following delivery, the neonate was found to have an 8  cm ulcerative mass involving the upper lip and philtrum. Respiratory distress developed, and mask ventilation was difficult secondary to the size of the mass. The patient was successfully intubated after numerous attempts and then transferred to the children's hospital. (Source: Auris, Nasus, Larynx)
Source: Auris, Nasus, Larynx - October 30, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Kevin L. Wang, Sandra J. Suchomski, Jeffrey D. Goldstein, Steven M. Andreoli Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Coagulation of the lateral surface of aryepiglottic folds as an alternative to aryepiglottic fold release in management of type 2 laryngomalacia
Endoscopic supraglottoplasty is the procedure of choice in treatment of laryngomalacia with CO2 laser and cold steel being the most common instruments used with excellent results. However, bleeding, supraglottic stenosis and aspiration may occur leading to serious complications. Using coblation in management of laryngomalacia was found to be beneficial. Therefore, we conducted this study to evaluate the outcome of supraglottoplasty done by coagulation using coblation of the lateral surface of aryepiglottic folds as an alternative technique to aryepiglottic fold release in management of type 2 laryngomalacia. (Source: Auris, Nasus, Larynx)
Source: Auris, Nasus, Larynx - October 30, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Noha Ahmed El-Kholy, Menna Ibrahim Hashish, Ahmed Abdel-Fattah ElSobki Source Type: research

Update review of pain control methods of tonsil surgery
Pain after tonsil surgery is troublesome because it causes discomfort. In addition, handling patients with postoperative pain is challenging to otolaryngologists. Many laboratory studies have assessed the use of analgesics and surgical techniques to discover methods for effective control of postoperative pain associated with tonsil surgery. In this review article, we summarize and provide a comprehensive overview of current methods for the control of pain after tonsil surgery based on findings of recent studies. (Source: Auris, Nasus, Larynx)
Source: Auris, Nasus, Larynx - October 28, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Dong-Hyun Kim, Kyungil Jang, Seulah Lee, Hyun Jin Lee Source Type: research

Occult carcinoma confirmed to be a diffuse sclerosing variant of papillary thyroid carcinoma with unusual immunohistochemical features: A pitfall of clinicopathological diagnosis
Immunocytochemistry in a 78-year-old man diagnosed as having systemic metastatic cancer of unknown primary origin revealed atypical cells positive for napsin A and TTF-1, suggesting adenocarcinoma of the lung. However, there was no evidence of a primary lesion in the lung on positron emission tomography/computed tomography or at autopsy. Meanwhile, both the left and right thyroid lobes were firm and grayish white with marked fibrosis. Histology identified a diffuse sclerosing variant of papillary thyroid carcinoma that was positive for TTF-1 and napsin A but negative for PAX8. (Source: Auris, Nasus, Larynx)
Source: Auris, Nasus, Larynx - October 22, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Terufumi Kubo, Noriaki Kikuchi, Shinichi Shiina, Toshihiko Torigoe, Hiroyuki Iwaki Source Type: research

Overexpression of hypoxia-inducible factor 1 α is associated with neutrophilic inflammation in chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyps
This study aimed to assess the possible role of hypoxia-inducible factor 1 α (HIF-1α) in promoting neutrophilic inflammation in chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyps (CRSwNP) patients. (Source: Auris, Nasus, Larynx)
Source: Auris, Nasus, Larynx - October 19, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Zhijian Yu, Yu Wang, Xianting Hu, Hangyu Xu, Miaomiao Han, Jia Zhang, Weiping Wen, Hairong Shu, Huabin Li Source Type: research

Cartilage conduction is the third major pathway for sound transmission
Thank you for providing us with an opportunity to make the important points of our article clearer. (Source: Auris, Nasus, Larynx)
Source: Auris, Nasus, Larynx - October 18, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Hiroshi Hosoi Tags: Letter to Editor Source Type: research

Sphenoid sinus development in patients with acquired middle ear cholesteatoma
In this study, we examine the relationship between developmental insufficiency of mastoid air cells and abnormal morphology of the paranasal sinuses in patients with chronic otitis media (COM) and acquired middle ear cholesteatoma (AMEC) using precise image assessment, in order to evaluate whether the anatomical features of paranasal sinuses has any impact on the pathogenesis in COM and AMEC. (Source: Auris, Nasus, Larynx)
Source: Auris, Nasus, Larynx - October 17, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Yasuhiro Arai, Daisuke Sano, Masahiro Takahashi, Goshi Nishimura, Kentaro Sakamaki, Naoko Sakuma, Masanori Komatsu, Nobuhiko Oridate Source Type: research

A possible mechanism of the formation of endolymphatic hydrops and its associated inner ear disorders
The pathology of Meniere ’s disease (MD) is well established to be endolymphatic hydrops. However, the mechanism underlying deafness and vertigo of MD or idiopathic endolymphatic hydrops is still unknown. In order to evaluate the pathogenesis of deafness and vertigo in MD, it seems to be rational to investigate the interr elationship between hydrops and inner ear disorders using animals with experimentally-induced endolymphatic hydrops. In spite of intense efforts by many researchers, the mechanism of vertiginous attack has been unexplained, because animals with experimental hydrops usually did not show vertiginous a...
Source: Auris, Nasus, Larynx - October 15, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Taizo Takeda, Setsuko Takeda, Akinobu Kakigi Source Type: research

Soft tissue conduction is the third mode of auditory stimulation
The article by Hosoi et al. “Cartilage conduction as the third pathway for sound transmission” [1] states that cartilage conduction is the third pathway, in addition to air conduction (AC) and bone conduction (BC), for sound transmission to the ear. That conclusion is based on their analysis that cartilage conduction is di stinct from AC and BC. However, the classification of sound transmission pathways leading to auditory sensation should be based on the nature of the physical medium through which the sound induced vibrations are conducted to the hair cells of the inner ear, and excite them. (Source: Auris, Nasus, Larynx)
Source: Auris, Nasus, Larynx - October 11, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Haim Sohmer Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: research

Clinical practice guidelines for diagnosis and treatment of chronic tinnitus in Japan
Clinical practice guidelines in Japan for tinnitus were published in May 2019. Effective treatment of tinnitus contributes to quality of life and may improve depression, anxiety, and cognitive function. The highest priority of treatment recommended by this guideline involves educational counseling, including an explanation of the mechanisms of tinnitus. Understanding tinnitus pathology has also been reported to be a therapeutically effective educational counseling strategy. Further, explaining how sound therapy such as tinnitus retraining therapy (TRT) works is effective. (Source: Auris, Nasus, Larynx)
Source: Auris, Nasus, Larynx - October 9, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Kaoru Ogawa, Hiroaki Sato, Mariko Takahashi, Tetsuro Wada, Yasushi Naito, Tetsuaki Kawase, Shingo Murakami, Akira Hara, Sho Kanzaki Source Type: research

A summary of the Clinical Practice Guideline for the Diagnosis and Management of Voice Disorders, 2018 in Japan
To develop a summary of the first version of the Clinical Practice Guideline of Voice Disorders for Diagnosis, Management, and Treatment in Japan by the Clinical Practice Guideline Committee of the Japan Society of Logopedics and Phoniatrics and The Japan Laryngological Association. The 2018 recommendations, based on a review of the scientific literature, are intended to serve as clinical practice guidelines for the diagnosis, management, and treatment of voice disorders in Japan. (Source: Auris, Nasus, Larynx)
Source: Auris, Nasus, Larynx - October 4, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Hirohito Umeno, Masamitsu Hyodo, Tomoyuki Haji, Hirotaka Hara, Mitsuyoshi Imaizumi, Miyoko Ishige, Masanobu Kumada, Kiyoshi Makiyama, Noriko Nishizawa, Koichiro Saito, Osamu Shiromoto, Atsushi Suehiro, Goro Takahashi, Ichiro Tateya, Koichi Tsunoda, Koichi Source Type: research

Cytoskeleton of cells in vocal fold macula flava unphonated for a long period
Cells in the maculae flavae (MFe) are inferred to be involved in the metabolism of extracellular matrices of the human vocal fold mucosa. The latest research has supported the hypothesis that the tension caused by phonation (vocal fold vibration) regulates the behavior of these cells in the MFe of the human vocal fold. Tensile and compressive strains have direct effects on cell morphology and structure including changes in cytoskeletal structure and organization. Cytoskeletons are one of the structures which play a role as mechanoreceptors for the cells. (Source: Auris, Nasus, Larynx)
Source: Auris, Nasus, Larynx - September 29, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Kiminori Sato, Shun-ichi Chitose, Takeharu Ono, Kiminobu Sato, Fumihiko Sato, Takashi Kurita, Hirohito Umeno Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Transoral videolaryngoscopic surgery for laryngeal and hypopharyngeal cancer — Technical updates and long-term results
Transoral videolaryngoscopic surgery (TOVS) was developed as a non-robotic procedure for en bloc laryngo-hypopharyngeal cancer resection. Straight devices had been used for this procedure, however, some cases had difficulty to reach the lesions especially in hypopharyngeal area. To overcome this problem, technical updates to facilitate transoral manipulation were developed and long term oncological and functional results were analyzed. (Source: Auris, Nasus, Larynx)
Source: Auris, Nasus, Larynx - September 27, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Masayuki Tomifuji, Koji Araki, Kosuke Uno, Daisuke Kamide, Shingo Tanaka, Hiroshi Suzuki, Yuya Tanaka, Eiko Kimura, Shotaro Hirokawa, Shinichi Taniai, Akihiro Shiotani Source Type: research

Wideband tympanometry findings in inner ear malformations
The deficits in the cochlea which is at the one end of the ear sound transfer system, may effect middle ear functions. Wideband typanometry (WBT) is frequently used to evaluate these transfer functions which play a crucial role in setting the impedance matching between the external ear and the cochlea. To this end, the aim of this study was to investigate the ear transfer functions in inner ear malformations via WBT, and to question whether these functions change depending on the types of inner ear malformation. (Source: Auris, Nasus, Larynx)
Source: Auris, Nasus, Larynx - September 17, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Şule Kaya, Betül Çiçek Çınar, Merve Özbal Batuk, Burçe Özgen, Gonca Sennaroğlu, Gülsüm Aydan Genç, Levent Sennaroğlu Source Type: research

A new training method for velopharyngeal dysfunction: Self-inhalation for hypernasality
There are various methods to treat velopharyngeal dysfunction including  surgery and rehabilitation therapy. Even if a rehabilitation program is effective, the evaluation of its efficacy remains subjective. In this paper, we propose a new method of rehabilitation training for velopharyngeal dysfunction focusing on the objective peak inspiratory flow (PIF) rate. (Source: Auris, Nasus, Larynx)
Source: Auris, Nasus, Larynx - September 14, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Rika Kobayashi, Koichi Tsunoda, Mihiro Takazawa, Rumi Ueha, Makoto Hosoya, Yoko Fujimaki, Takaharu Nito, Tatsuya Yamasoba Source Type: research

Oncologic and functional outcomes of transoral CO2 laser cordectomy for early glottic cancer
To investigate the oncological and functional outcomes of the patients treated with transoral CO2 laser cordectomy for early glottic cancer. (Source: Auris, Nasus, Larynx)
Source: Auris, Nasus, Larynx - September 13, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Daryl Anne A. del Mundo, Koichi Morimoto, Kuriko Masuda, Shinobu Iwaki, Tatsuya Furukawa, Masanori Teshima, Hirotaka Shinomiya, Daisuke Miyawaki, Naoki Otsuki, Ryohei Sasaki, Ken-ichi Nibu Source Type: research

Three-year prospective study on olfaction of patients with Parkinson ’s disease
We conducted a 3-year prospective study on olfaction of patients with Parkinson ’s disease (PD) in order to examine the severity and frequency of smell disorder in PD using odor identification test, Open Essence (OE) and to verify the validity of olfactory tests as a predictor of cognitive symptom onset of PD. (Source: Auris, Nasus, Larynx)
Source: Auris, Nasus, Larynx - September 8, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Hisami Fujio, Go Inokuchi, Shunsuke Kuroki, Shun Tatehara, Sayaka Katsunuma, Hisamoto Kowa, Ken-ichi Nibu Source Type: research

The effect of age on ossiculoplasty results: A retrospective evaluation of 60 cases
In this study, the effect of age on ossiculoplasty results has been investigated. (Source: Auris, Nasus, Larynx)
Source: Auris, Nasus, Larynx - September 7, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Kadir Özdamar, Alper Şen Source Type: research

Surgical outcomes and unique histological features of tonsils after tonsillectomy in adults with periodic fever, aphthous stomatitis, pharyngitis, and cervical adenitis syndrome
Data on the adult-onset periodic fever, aphthous stomatitis, pharyngitis, and cervical adenitis (PFAPA) syndrome are scarce. European studies reported that unlike pediatric-onset PFAPA, tonsillectomy is ineffective for adult-onset PFAPA. The aims of this study were (1) to assess the response to tonsillectomy in a cohort of Japanese adult-onset PFAPA patients and (2) to evaluate the histologic appearance of tonsils in adult-onset PFAPA patients and to compare them with those of tonsils from age- and sex-matched controls with chronic tonsillitis. (Source: Auris, Nasus, Larynx)
Source: Auris, Nasus, Larynx - September 5, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Kohei Yamahara, Kana Lee, Yuki Egawa, Noriyuki Nakashima, Satoshi Ikegami Source Type: research

A transnasal foreign body penetrating the spinal cord from the nasopharynx
This is the first article regarding a transnasal Foreign bodies (FB) penetrating the spinal cord. We tried to remove it safely with a bilateral approach by performing a nasal endoscopy and partial laminectomy. (Source: Auris, Nasus, Larynx)
Source: Auris, Nasus, Larynx - September 4, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Daiki Takagi, Naoki Shinohara, Naoya Nishida, Seishi Matsui Source Type: research

Postoperative change in wideband absorbance after tympanoplasty in chronic suppurative otitis media
To identify the wideband absorbance (WBA) of reconstructed TM comparing with perforated and normal TM, and to investigate the efficacy of WBA to predict postoperative hearing outcome. (Source: Auris, Nasus, Larynx)
Source: Auris, Nasus, Larynx - September 1, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Hyun woo Park, Jungmin Ahn, Min woong Kang, Yang-Sun Cho Source Type: research

Consensus guidance of nebulizer therapy for acute rhinosinusitis
The guidance deals with the recommended applications, procedures, and safety management of nebulizer therapy for acute rhinosinusitis. In Japan, nebulizer therapy for sinusitis has been covered by public health insurance since 1958 and has been commonly carried out nationwide. The Japan Society for Infection and Aerosol in Otorhinolaryngology and the Oto-Rhino-Laryngological Society of Japan set up a working group to draw up a consensus guidance on nebulizer therapy for acute rhinosinusitis.The device for nebulizer therapy are classified into jet, ultrasound, and mesh types. (Source: Auris, Nasus, Larynx)
Source: Auris, Nasus, Larynx - August 31, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Motofumi Ohki, Yukiyoshi Hyo, Yuji Yoshiyama, Hiroshi Takano, Junko Takahata, Motohiko Suzuki, Sachio Takeno, Toshio Ogoshi, Kenji Suzuki, Kazuhiko Takeuchi, Kensei Naito, Shinichi Haruna, Toshiyuki Fujisawa, Sota Yamaguchi, Muneki Hotomi, Hideyuki Kawauc Source Type: research

Reply to Z. Lou.
I have seen the letter concerning my manuscript “A novel surgical technique: Crushed septal cartilage graft application in endonasal septoplasty” from Dr. Zheng-Cai Lou as a Letter to the Editor. (Source: Auris, Nasus, Larynx)
Source: Auris, Nasus, Larynx - August 29, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Vahit Mutlu Source Type: research

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Source: Auris, Nasus, Larynx - August 29, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Lateral pharyngeal flap with a double pedicle for repair of unilateral velopharyngeal insufficiency
Conventional pharyngeal flap surgery, which closes the median portion of the velopharynx, has been performed for dysarthria patients with velopharyngeal insufficiency (VPI). However, for VPI due to unilateral pharyngeal paralysis, median closing disrupts pharyngeal contraction of the unaffected side and allows pharyngeal pressure to escape through the nose at the lateral portion of the affected side during speech and swallowing. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of lateral pharyngeal flap (LPF) surgery for unilateral VPI. (Source: Auris, Nasus, Larynx)
Source: Auris, Nasus, Larynx - August 28, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Shun-ichi Chitose, Kiminori Sato, Mioko Fukahori, Takashi Kurita, Kiminobu Sato, Fumihiko Sato, Hirohito Umeno Source Type: research

Patterns of bone metastases from head and neck squamous cell carcinoma
To report clinical features of bone metastases (BM) from head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC). (Source: Auris, Nasus, Larynx)
Source: Auris, Nasus, Larynx - August 21, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Ayako Suzuki, Nobuo Kashiwagi, Hiroshi Doi, Kazunari Ishii, Katsumi Doi, Mutsukazu Kitano, Takenori Kozuka, Tomoko Hyodo, Masakatsu Tsurusaki, Yukinobu Yagyu, Katsuyuki Nakanishi Source Type: research

Helicobacter pylori is associated with poor prognosis of laryngeal precancerous lesion
Previous evidence suggested Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) promoted tumorigenesis by inducing inflammation in gastric premalignant disease. Whether this organism affected the development of head and neck precancerous lesion remains unknown. We performed this study to assess the prognostic impact of H. pylori infection on patients with laryngeal precancerous lesion. (Source: Auris, Nasus, Larynx)
Source: Auris, Nasus, Larynx - August 21, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Min Chen, Yi Fang, Lei Cheng, Haitao Wu Source Type: research

The cheek expander enables tonsillectomy with a wide view and working space
We report here our investigation in the application of a cheek retractor for tonsillectomy and also report the advantages of this device. (Source: Auris, Nasus, Larynx)
Source: Auris, Nasus, Larynx - August 20, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Takashi Anzai, Atsunobu Tsunoda, Shori Tajima, Shin Ito, Katsuhisa Ikeda Source Type: research

Prevalence of potential candidates for electric-acoustic stimulation implant in a hearing-impaired population
To estimate the prevalence of potential electric-acoustic stimulation (EAS) implant candidates in a hearing-impaired population through a review of auditory examinations. (Source: Auris, Nasus, Larynx)
Source: Auris, Nasus, Larynx - August 19, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Kazuya Saito, Takeshi Fujita, Yasuhiro Osaki, Hajime Koyama, Ko Shiraishi, Takaaki Kobayashi, Mitsuo Sato, Toru Seo, Katsumi Doi Source Type: research

Analysis of factors affecting postoperative functional outcome in patients with otosclerosis
This study aimed to analyze the factors affecting postoperative hearing results of patients with otosclerosis. (Source: Auris, Nasus, Larynx)
Source: Auris, Nasus, Larynx - August 6, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Baklaci Deniz, Kuzucu Ihsan, Guler Ismail, Kum Rauf Oguzhan, Ozcan Muge Source Type: research

Commentary on “A novel surgical technique: crushed septal cartilage graft application in endonasal septoplasty”
We read with great interest the titled “A novel surgical technique: Crushed septal cartilage graft application in endonasal septoplasty” by Mutlu [1]. The authors performed a novel surgical technique to replace the conventional (or endoscopic) septoplasty, they used crushed cartilage to replace in place of removed septal bone and sep tal cartilage, then the septal mucosal membranes were reciprocally sutureted. The simultaneous radiofrequency intervention was applied for the patients with the turbinate hypertrophy. (Source: Auris, Nasus, Larynx)
Source: Auris, Nasus, Larynx - August 1, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Zhengcai Lou Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: research

Commentary on a novel surgical technique: Crushed septal cartilage graft application in endonasal septoplasty
We read with great interest the titled “A novel surgical technique: Crushed septal cartilage graft application in endonasal septoplasty” by Mutlu [1]. The authors performed a novel surgical technique to replace the conventional (or endoscopic) septoplasty, they used crushed cartilage to replace in place of removed septal bone and sep tal cartilage, then the septal mucosal membranes were reciprocally sutureted. The simultaneous radiofrequency intervention was applied for the patients with the turbinate hypertrophy. (Source: Auris, Nasus, Larynx)
Source: Auris, Nasus, Larynx - August 1, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Zhengcai Lou Source Type: research

Acute bilateral vestibulopathy with simultaneous involvement of both superior and inferior vestibular nerves
We report a case of acute vestibulopathy with the simultaneous involvement of both superior and inferior vestibular nerves on both sides. A 36-year-old female presented with dizziness, oscillopsia and a walking impairment subsequent to a high fever. Vestibular function tests including caloric testing, video head impulse testing (vHIT) and cervical and ocular vestibular evoked myogenic potentials (cVEMPs and oVEMPs) were performed. In the first examination, vHIT and caloric testing showed severe impairments in all three semicircular canals in each ear, and both cVEMPs and oVEMPs were absent on both sides. (Source: Auris, Nasus, Larynx)
Source: Auris, Nasus, Larynx - July 26, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Kentaro Ichijo, Makoto Kinoshita, Chisato Fujimoto, Tsukasa Uranaka, Yayoi S. Kikkawa, Keiko Sugasawa, Tatsuya Yamasoba, Shinichi Iwasaki Source Type: research

Long-term olfactory function outcomes after pituitary surgery by endoscopic endonasal transsphenoidal approach
To evaluate long-term olfactory outcomes in patients who underwent pituitary surgery through the endoscopic endonasal transsphenoidal approach (EETSA) by T&T olfactometer. (Source: Auris, Nasus, Larynx)
Source: Auris, Nasus, Larynx - July 24, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Fumihiko Kuwata, Masahiro Kikuchi, Masaaki Ishikawa, Masahiro Tanji, Tatsunori Sakamoto, Masaru Yamashita, Mami Matsunaga, Koichi Omori, Takayuki Nakagawa Source Type: research

Reply to G. Marioni et al.
Thank you for your important comments. We also feel that histopathology is important prognostic factor in temporal bone malignancies. In our paper “Clinical management for T1 and T2 external auditory canal cancer”, we excluded patients with non-SCC histopathology in order to eliminate histopathologic bias [1]. As Dr Gino Marioni mentioned, Malignant tumors that originate from temporal bones vary in histologic type and are very rare tumors, so it is extremely difficult to examine differences in prognosis based on differences in histologic types. (Source: Auris, Nasus, Larynx)
Source: Auris, Nasus, Larynx - July 23, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Hirotaka Shinomiya Source Type: research

Pituitary-adrenal dysfunction caused by nivolumab for head and neck cancer
We report a case of pituitary-adrenal dysfunction to isolated adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) deficiency as an irAE of nivolumab in a patient treated for head and neck cancer. This is the first report of an irAE of nivolumab in the field of head and neck squamous cell cancer. (Source: Auris, Nasus, Larynx)
Source: Auris, Nasus, Larynx - July 23, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Kosuke Hihara, Hiroki Sato, Isaku Okamoto, Yasuaki Katsube, Ryo Maruyama, Ryota Tomioka, Hideki Tanaka, Kiyoaki Tsukahara Source Type: research

Erratum to “High frequency jet ventilation during endolaryngeal surgery: Risk factors for complications” [Auris Nasus Larynx 45 (2018) 1047–1052]
The publisher regrets that the abstract was missing in the original publication of this article. (Source: Auris, Nasus, Larynx)
Source: Auris, Nasus, Larynx - July 23, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Demet Altun, Emre Çamcı, Mukadder Orhan-Sungur, Nükhet Sivrikoz, Bora Başaran, Tülay Özkan-Seyhan Tags: Erratum Source Type: research

Response
Thank you for your important comments. We also feel that histopathology is important prognostic factor in temporal bone malignancies. In our paper “Clinical management for T1 and T2 external auditory canal cancer”, we excluded patients with non-SCC histopathology in order to eliminate histopathologic bias [1]. As Dr Gino Marioni mentioned, Malignant tumors that originate from temporal bones vary in histologic type and are very rare tumors, so it is extremely difficult to examine differences in prognosis based on differences in histologic types. (Source: Auris, Nasus, Larynx)
Source: Auris, Nasus, Larynx - July 23, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Hirotaka Shinomiya Source Type: research

Unilateral bamboo node of the vocal fold associated with anti-SS-A and anti-SS-B antibody
We present a 27-year-old woman with hoarseness, sore throat, and a unilateral bamboo node of the vocal fold. Serum anti-SS-A and -SS-B antibodies were positive, but she had no systemic signs or symptoms suggestive of Sj ögren’s syndrome. (Source: Auris, Nasus, Larynx)
Source: Auris, Nasus, Larynx - July 20, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Shunichiro Hanai, Takeo Sato, Yoichiro Akiyama, Katsuya Nagatani, Takao Nagashima, Masahiro Iwamoto, Takeharu Kanazawa, Seiji Minota Source Type: research

Erratum to “Adenoid cystic carcinoma of head and neck: A retrospective clinical analysis of a single institution” [Auris Nasus Larynx 45 (2018) 831–837]
The publisher regrets that the abstract was missing in the original publication of this article. (Source: Auris, Nasus, Larynx)
Source: Auris, Nasus, Larynx - July 19, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Chin-Fang Chang, Ming-Yu Hsieh, Mu-Kuan Chen, Ming-Chih Chou Tags: Erratum Source Type: research

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Source: Auris, Nasus, Larynx - July 18, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Usability of intravenous thiamine injection test compared with odor stick identification test for Japanese patients with severe traumatic brain injury
Olfactory dysfunction is often observed after severe traumatic brain injury (sTBI). Its diagnosis is difficult because patients with sTBI have a communication disability following impaired consciousness and communication disorder. The intravenous thiamine injection (IT) test is one of the representative diagnostic examinations to identify dysfunction, and it is often used in medical certification for liability insurance of automobiles in Japan because it could be judged by a simple reaction. However, the extent of usefulness of the IT test in the diagnosis of olfactory dysfunction in patients with sTBI is unknown. (Source:...
Source: Auris, Nasus, Larynx - July 17, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Tomohiro Yamaki, Nobuo Oka, Masaru Odaki, Shigeki Kobayashi Source Type: research

Risk factors of post-tonsillectomy dysgeusia
To investigate risk factors for dysgeusia after tonsillectomy. (Source: Auris, Nasus, Larynx)
Source: Auris, Nasus, Larynx - July 16, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Shiori Kitaya, Toshiaki Kikuchi, Izumi Yahata, Ryoukichi Ikeda, Kazuhiro Nomura, Tetsuaki Kawase, Yukio Katori Source Type: research

Surgical outcomes of myringoplasty using platelet-rich plasma and evaluation of the outcome-associated factors
Tympanic membrane perforations must be closed with surgery; however, most surgical procedures are considerably invasive in nature. The aim of this study was to evaluate the outcomes of minimally invasive myringoplasty using platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and an atelocollagen sponge for closure of chronic tympanic membrane perforations, as well as to identify the factors affecting the surgical outcome. (Source: Auris, Nasus, Larynx)
Source: Auris, Nasus, Larynx - July 15, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Yousaku Shiomi, Yoshiko Shiomi Source Type: research