Frontoethmoidal Extranasopharyngeal Angiofibroma With Orbital Pyocele.
We present the management of an angiofibroma in a rare site, within the frontal sinus with a concomitant orbital pyocele, which was completely excised via an endoscopic approach. ENAs should be considered as a differential diagnosis in patients with sinonasal mass and epistaxis. Awareness of this rare entity will avoid radical surgery thus decreasing postoperative morbidity. PMID: 33226849 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Ear, Nose and Throat Journal)
Source: Ear, Nose and Throat Journal - November 23, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Kurien R, Mehan R, Varghese L, Telugu RB, Thomas M, Rupa V Tags: Ear Nose Throat J Source Type: research

Standard Programming of Retrograde Electrode Insertion via Middle-Turn Cochleostomy in Labyrinthitis Ossificans.
Abstract Successful cochlear implantation in the setting of labyrinthitis ossificans is challenging. Various surgical techniques are described to circumvent the region of ossification and retrograde insertion of the electrode array is one such option. While reverse programming is often recommended in the case of retrograde electrode insertion, we present our experience of retrograde electrode insertion for labyrinthitis ossificans, where standard programming was adopted due to patient preference and provided satisfactory outcomes. PMID: 33226852 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Ear, Nose and Throat Journal)
Source: Ear, Nose and Throat Journal - November 23, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Reddy Y M, Lepcha A, Augustine AM, Philip A, Thomas P Tags: Ear Nose Throat J Source Type: research

A Pitfall in Prenatal Ultrasonic Detection of Submucous Cleft Palate.
CONCLUSION: A gap within the hard palate and verification of the visibility of the soft palate should be key points in the prenatal diagnosis of SMCP. Three-dimensional ultrasonic imaging is helpful for displaying the shape and extent of the bony defect in SMCP. PMID: 33226853 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Ear, Nose and Throat Journal)
Source: Ear, Nose and Throat Journal - November 23, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Hu JQ, Zhang YG, Feng W, Shi H Tags: Ear Nose Throat J Source Type: research

Role of Narrow Band Imaging Endoscopy in Preoperative Evaluation of Laryngeal Leukoplakia: A Review of the Literature.
CONCLUSION: Narrow band imaging can help otolaryngologists in the decision-making process on the necessity to perform a biopsy and transoral surgery or long-term follow-up. Larger studies are necessary to confirm the high association of NBI evaluation of the epithelium surrounding the leukoplakia with the histological diagnosis. PMID: 33213196 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Ear, Nose and Throat Journal)
Source: Ear, Nose and Throat Journal - November 20, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Campo F, Ralli M, Di Stadio A, Greco A, Pellini R, de Vincentiis M Tags: Ear Nose Throat J Source Type: research

Vestibular Function in Psoriasis Patients.
This study aimed to investigate the cervical vestibular-evoked myogenic potential (cVEMP) results of psoriasis patients and the effect of psoriasis on the vestibular system. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Randomly selected and included in the study were patients who had been admitted to the Dermatology Outpatient Clinic of the Afyon Kocatepe University Medical Faculty, between November 15, 2017, and March 15, 2018, with the diagnosis of psoriasis, in addition to a healthy control group. This research was designed as cross-sectional study. Ethics committee permission was received. Both cVEMP and distortion product otoacoustic ...
Source: Ear, Nose and Throat Journal - November 20, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Kınar A, Bucak A, Ulu Ş, Duman N, Baştuğ NB Tags: Ear Nose Throat J Source Type: research

Nodular Oncocytic Hyperplasia of Bilateral Parotid Glands With Parapharyngeal Space Extension.
We report a case of bilateral nodular oncocytic hyperplasia of parotid glands with parapharyngeal space extension in an 80-year-old woman whose initial presentation was recurrent parotitis. Our case may be the first report of nodular oncocytic hyperplasia in the parapharyngeal space, arising from the parotid gland. The patient underwent total parotidectomy and excision of parapharyngeal tumors using a transparotid transcervical approach, and at the 2-year follow-up, no evidence of recurrence was found. PMID: 33215532 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Ear, Nose and Throat Journal)
Source: Ear, Nose and Throat Journal - November 20, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Hung CJ, Liu YH, Liao JB Tags: Ear Nose Throat J Source Type: research

Primary Heterotopic Meningioma of Nasal Cavity: Case Report and Literature Review.
Abstract Primary heterotopic meningiomas are lesions that are not associated with a cranial nerve foramen, vertebral canal, or intracranial structure. The most common histopathological subtype is meningeal epithelioma. In clinical practice, primary heterotopic nasal meningioma occurs relatively rarely, and its most common pathological type is psammomatous meningioma, whereas nasal fibrous meningioma is infrequent. In our case, a 31-year-old male patient was admitted to the hospital with "progressive nasal obstruction on the right side for half a year." Computed tomography examination of the paranasal sin...
Source: Ear, Nose and Throat Journal - November 20, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Hu X, Jiang M, Feng Z, Wang J, Wang P, Cai J Tags: Ear Nose Throat J Source Type: research

Hypertrophic Pachymeningitis of the Internal Auditory Canal Induced by a Labyrinthine Fistula Complicated With Cholesteatoma.
We report MRI image with literatures. PMID: 33215535 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Ear, Nose and Throat Journal)
Source: Ear, Nose and Throat Journal - November 20, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Park KS, Shin BJ, Jang CH Tags: Ear Nose Throat J Source Type: research

A Rare Case of Prostate Carcinoma Metastasis in the Orbital Apex.
In this report, we describe the case of a 79-year-old man with PC metastasis in the orbital apex. He presented to an ophthalmologist at our hospital with progressively worsening vision in his left eye over 3 to 4 months. He complained of a drooping eyelid in the same eye; thus, intracranial disease was suspected. Closer inspection with head computed tomography revealed a space-occupying lesion from the orbit to the posterior ethmoid sinus, and he was referred to our department. He had a history of PC, and we performed endoscopic sinus surgery for the diagnosis of malignancy, including metastasis of PC. As a result, the mas...
Source: Ear, Nose and Throat Journal - November 20, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Wada K, Tsuda T, Hanada Y, Maeda Y, Mori K, Nishimura H Tags: Ear Nose Throat J Source Type: research

Resection of a Giant Hypopharyngeal Liposarcoma Invading the Esophagus by Lateral Pharyngotomy: A Case Report.
Abstract Hypopharyngeal liposarcomas are extremely rare. Due to the lack of experience, pathologists and surgeons find it difficult to make a clear diagnosis and provide accurate, timely treatment. A 43-year-old man with a complaint of foreign body sensation in the throat for 6 months and swallowing difficulty for 2 months was admitted to our department. Contrast-enhanced computed tomography of the chest and larynx revealed a lesion with smooth surface in the esophagus, connected by a pedicle to the hypopharyngeal lesion. The same result was found by gastroscopy. Lateral pharyngotomy was performed for tumor remova...
Source: Ear, Nose and Throat Journal - November 12, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Zhang J, Lan, Chen J, Wei X Tags: Ear Nose Throat J Source Type: research

Posterior Pharyngeal Wall Tuberculosis-A Forgotten Entity Mimicking Malignancy.
CONCLUSION: Tuberculosis of PPW is an extremely uncommon entity and can mimic malignancy. It should be kept as one of the differential diagnosis as it can be cured solely by giving anti-tubercular therapy. PMID: 33174490 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Ear, Nose and Throat Journal)
Source: Ear, Nose and Throat Journal - November 11, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Kairo AK, Kajal S, Shamim SA, Barwad A Tags: Ear Nose Throat J Source Type: research

Concomitant Dehiscences of the Temporal Bone: A Case-Based Study.
Abstract Otic capsule dehiscences create a pathological third window in the inner ear that results in a dissipation of the acoustic energy consequent to the lowered impedance. Superior semicircular canal dehiscence (SSCD) was identified by Minor et al in 1998 as a syndrome leading to vertigo and inner ear conductive hearing loss. The authors also reported the relation between the dehiscence and pressure- or sound-induced vertigo (Tullio's phenomenon). Prevalence rates of SSCD in anatomical studies range from 0.4% to 0.7% with a majority of patients being asymptomatic. The observed association with other temporal b...
Source: Ear, Nose and Throat Journal - November 11, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Barbara M, Margani V, Voltattorni A, Monini S, Covelli E Tags: Ear Nose Throat J Source Type: research

Is Timing of Tracheotomy a Factor Influencing the Clinical Course in COVID-19 Patients?
Abstract The timing of tracheotomy is a complex decision that requires understanding of the relative risks and benefits as compared with prolonging intubation. The role of tracheotomy during the COVID-19 pandemic remains to be determined. There is no evidence that early tracheostomy improves patient's clinical course and it is not impact on the natural history of these patients. In our opinion, the tracheotomy should be proposed in stable COVID-19 patients after 18th days after orotracheal intubation when the viral load is finished. Only in the case of patients with difficult of intubation do we perform earlier tr...
Source: Ear, Nose and Throat Journal - November 10, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Mesolella M Tags: Ear Nose Throat J Source Type: research

Pintail Comb Injury as a Rare Cause of Penetrating Temporal Bone Trauma With Facial Paralysis.
We describe a 42-year-old woman with acute facial paralysis, hearing loss, and dizziness following accidental tympanic membrane puncture. The patient underwent middle ear exploration with tympanoplasty and was found to have an intact but severely edematous facial nerve. The patient demonstrated less than 90% degeneration under electroneuronography and was treated medically without decompression, and by 6 months had exhibited complete resolution of facial nerve dysfunction with normal hearing. This case report highlights a unique cause of penetrating temporal bone trauma and supports the utility of electroneuronography in p...
Source: Ear, Nose and Throat Journal - November 10, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Cooper DJ, Pelosi S Tags: Ear Nose Throat J Source Type: research

Intraoperative Applications of Topical Corticosteroid Therapy for Chronic Rhinosinusitis.
CONCLUSION: A wide range of techniques and technologies have been introduced to enhance the topical delivery of corticosteroids into the neosinuses after ESS for CRS. Regarding efficacy, there is level 1A evidence to support the use of Propel stents. Most of the remaining strategies show some degree of efficacy. Direct comparisons across the different strategies are limited owing to the varied uses of delivery vectors, corticosteroid choices, and doses of corticosteroids. Propel stents and SinuBand have sufficient data to support systemic and ocular safety, whereas the remaining products have limited data to support their ...
Source: Ear, Nose and Throat Journal - November 10, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Lelegren MJ, Bloch RA, Lam KK Tags: Ear Nose Throat J Source Type: research

A Pilot Study of the Waterless Empirical Taste Test.
This study was performed to test the clinical applicability of a new taste test-the waterless empirical taste test (WETT). METHODS: Sixty healthy volunteers and 20 patients with oral cancer were enrolled. They all received the conventional solution-based whole-mouth suprathreshold taste test (WMTT), which contained sucrose, citric acid, sodium chloride, and caffeine solutions for tastants, along with the WETT. The WETT used plastic strips to deliver tastants. The strip was embedded with sucrose, citric acid, sodium chloride, caffeine, or monosodium glutamate taste enhancer in 4 different concentrations. Each strip was...
Source: Ear, Nose and Throat Journal - November 10, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Jiang RS, Liu SA, Wang CP, Wu SH, Wang JJ Tags: Ear Nose Throat J Source Type: research

Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma of the Larynx: A SEER Database Review.
Abstract BACKGROUND: Adenoid cystic carcinoma (AdCC) of the larynx is an uncommon malignancy of the head and neck with very little literature discussing treatment paradigms and prognostic factors influencing survival. METHODS: This retrospective cohort study uses data obtained from the Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Result database comprising of patients diagnosed with laryngeal AdCC from 1978 to 2016. RESULTS: A total of 89 records were analyzed. High histologic grade was a significant negative prognostic factor compared to low histologic grade disease for overall survival (OS; 5-year OS: 35.7% vs 90.5%, P
Source: Ear, Nose and Throat Journal - November 10, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Mur T, Jaleel Z, Agarwal P, Edwards HA Tags: Ear Nose Throat J Source Type: research

COVID-19 Reinfection and Second Episodes of Olfactory and Gustatory Dysfunctions: Report of First Cases.
PMID: 33170036 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Ear, Nose and Throat Journal)
Source: Ear, Nose and Throat Journal - November 10, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Lechien JR, Chiesa-Estomba CM, Vaira LA, Saussez S, Hans S Tags: Ear Nose Throat J Source Type: research

The Relationship Between Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease and Laryngopharyngeal Reflux Based on pH Monitoring.
CONCLUSION: Laryngopharyngeal reflux can be combined with GERD or it can exist as an independent diagnosis. In patients with GERD&LPR, the total reflux time and the percentage of reflux time in the laryngopharynx are higher than those in the iLPR group. Reflux episodes in the laryngopharynx of patients with GERD&LPR may be derived from GERD. PMID: 33170043 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Ear, Nose and Throat Journal)
Source: Ear, Nose and Throat Journal - November 10, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Wu Y, Wang J, Huang Q, Peng T, Zhao L, Feng G, Liu Y Tags: Ear Nose Throat J Source Type: research

Rectal Cancer With Synchronous Tonsillar Metastasis: A Case Report and Literature Review.
Abstract Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer globally and nearly one fourth of distant metastases are found at the time of the primary diagnosis. Synchronous metastasis of colorectal cancer to the palatine tonsil is rare. To date, only 5 cases have been published in the English literature. In such cases, the prognosis is worse than in other common metastatic sites. Herein, we report a case of rectal adenocarcinoma who presented with a tonsillar mass initially. PMID: 33167683 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Ear, Nose and Throat Journal)
Source: Ear, Nose and Throat Journal - November 9, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Huang YJ, Chen CT, Hsieh YW, Wu SH Tags: Ear Nose Throat J Source Type: research

Prothrombotic Factors in Obstructive Sleep Apnea: A Systematic Review With Meta-Analysis.
CONCLUSIONS AND SIGNIFICANCE: This meta-analysis indicated the relationship between prothrombotic factors in OSA hypopnea. Obstructive sleep apnea-related effects may underline the importance of considering the dysfunction of the hemostatic system. The prothrombotic factors in OSA can influence making a choice of appropriate therapy. PMID: 33167693 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Ear, Nose and Throat Journal)
Source: Ear, Nose and Throat Journal - November 9, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Qiu Y, Li X, Zhang X, Wang W, Chen J, Liu Y, Fang X, Ni X, Zhang J, Wang S, Tai J Tags: Ear Nose Throat J Source Type: research

Sensorineural Hearing Loss After Surgery to Treat Chronic Otitis Media.
CONCLUSIONS: High-frequency SNHL may develop after surgery to treat COM, especially in young patients with cholesteatoma. PMID: 33155831 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Ear, Nose and Throat Journal)
Source: Ear, Nose and Throat Journal - November 6, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Lee D, Kim Y, Kim DK Tags: Ear Nose Throat J Source Type: research

Risk Factors for Mortality in 220 Patients With COVID-19 in Wuhan, China: A Single-Center, Retrospective Study.
CONCLUSION: Clinical and laboratory parameters predicting poor prognosis including older age, baseline SOFA score>2, and respiratory rate>24 per minute were identified. PMID: 33155834 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Ear, Nose and Throat Journal)
Source: Ear, Nose and Throat Journal - November 6, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Zhou S, Mi S, Luo S, Wang Y, Ren B, Cai L, Wu M Tags: Ear Nose Throat J Source Type: research

Observation of Retropharyngeal Fluid Collection in 2 COVID-19 Positive Patients.
Abstract Our understanding of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, is growing; yet, there remains much we do not understand, and unique presentations are abundant. One potential presentation is retropharyngeal edema, defined as fluid in the retropharyngeal space. Multiplanar imaging with computed tomography or magnetic resonance imaging is ideal for characterizing and diagnosing these fluid collections rapidly as possible life-threatening complications may develop (eg, airway obstruction and mediastinitis). Here, we discuss the presentation, imaging identification, treatment, and recovery of retropharyngeal fluid coll...
Source: Ear, Nose and Throat Journal - November 6, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Steehler AJ, Ballestas SA, Scarola D, Henriquez OA, Moore CE Tags: Ear Nose Throat J Source Type: research

Extramedullary Plasmacytoma of False Vocal Cord: Case Report.
We present a larynx EMP that arises from the false cord without systematic involvement. After surgical resection, the patient received adjuvant radiotherapy and was recurrence-free during the 8-month follow-up. PMID: 33155846 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Ear, Nose and Throat Journal)
Source: Ear, Nose and Throat Journal - November 6, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Lu G, Zhang Q Tags: Ear Nose Throat J Source Type: research

Endoscope-Assisted Resection of a Vagal Neurofibroma Using a Posterior Styloid Approach.
Abstract It is very challenging to expose and remove tumors above the hard palate in the retrostyloid space using the typical cervical approach. Other approaches, such as the cervical-parotid approach, may result in prominent scars, facial paralysis, or masticatory dysfunction. Here, we report a case of a vagal neurofibroma between the internal carotid artery and internal jugular vein in the retrostyloid space. We used a 3D model to design a surgical approach that reduced the risk to the surrounding vessels and nerves. We performed an endoscope-assisted resection of the tumor using a posterior styloid approach. Fo...
Source: Ear, Nose and Throat Journal - November 6, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Han QJ, Wang Y, Wei HQ Tags: Ear Nose Throat J Source Type: research

A Novel Technique for Reconstruction of a Congenitally Absent Earlobe.
CONCLUSIONS: Malformations rarely involve the lobule or lower third of the ear primarily. Literature regarding lobule reconstruction for congenital malformations is scarce. We present a novel technique for lobule reconstruction of a congenitally absent earlobe performed in a single stage that avoids a visible neck scar and allows for simultaneous conchal cartilage harvest. The technique demonstrated satisfactory cosmesis regarding contour and overall appearance and these results remained stable at 1-year follow up. PMID: 33155853 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Ear, Nose and Throat Journal)
Source: Ear, Nose and Throat Journal - November 6, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Saadi RA, Ziai K, Lighthall JG Tags: Ear Nose Throat J Source Type: research

Accuracy of Frozen Section Examination in Oral Cavity Cancers.
CONCLUSION: As a result of intraoperative frozen examination, we found conformity between the postoperative pathology results of patients with positive and negative surgical margins. Frozen section examination could be used safely to examine intraoperative surgical margins of oral squamous cell carcinoma. PMID: 33155855 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Ear, Nose and Throat Journal)
Source: Ear, Nose and Throat Journal - November 6, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Demir B, Incaz S, Uckuyulu EI, Oysu C Tags: Ear Nose Throat J Source Type: research

Methotrexate-Associated Lymphoproliferative Disorders Mimicking Granulomatosis With Polyangiitis: A Radiological Diagnostic Challenge.
We describe a case of a 53-year-old woman with MTX-LPD mimicking GPA in the nasal cavity and lungs. She complained of left nasal obstruction and discharge, general fatigue, and continual fever for 2 months. The patient had been diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis and received methotrexate (MTX) for over 10 years. Contrast-enhanced computed tomography revealed unenhanced masses in the nasal cavity and multiple masses with cavitary changes in the bilateral lungs, suggesting GPA. However, histological examination of the nasal lesion and a history of MTX treatment indicated a diffuse large B-cell lymphoma type MTX-LPD. Two wee...
Source: Ear, Nose and Throat Journal - November 6, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Tachibana T, Sasaki T, Wani Y, Komatsubara Y, Kuroda K, Naoi Y, Gion Y, Orita Y, Nishizaki K, Sato Y Tags: Ear Nose Throat J Source Type: research

ENT Manifestations of Celiac Disease: A Scholarly Review.
CONCLUSIONS: Celiac disease can cause extraintestinal ENT manifestations and requires a high index of suspicion from the otolaryngologist to diagnose and suitably manage. A gluten-free diet may result in sufficient symptom resolution for most manifestations. Sensorineural hearing loss due to celiac disease appears to be progressive and permanent and may require frequent audiological monitoring. PMID: 33155859 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Ear, Nose and Throat Journal)
Source: Ear, Nose and Throat Journal - November 6, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Karunaratne D, Karunaratne N Tags: Ear Nose Throat J Source Type: research

Transcervical Epiglottopexy for the Management of Type 3 Laryngomalacia.
We describe a method of TE using easily available instruments. This method we believe can easily be adapted for any kind of epiglottic prolapse. PMID: 33147060 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Ear, Nose and Throat Journal)
Source: Ear, Nose and Throat Journal - November 4, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Kanotra SP Tags: Ear Nose Throat J Source Type: research

Effectiveness of Continuous Positive Airway Pressure Versus Mandibular Advancement Device in Severe Obstructive Sleep Apnea Patients With Mandibular Retrognathia: A Prospective Clinical Trial.
Abstract AIM: Some obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) patients may have mandibular retrognathia (ANB> 4.7° and SNB
Source: Ear, Nose and Throat Journal - November 4, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Lai H, Huang W, Chen W, Wang D Tags: Ear Nose Throat J Source Type: research

Application of Lip Biopsy for the Histological Diagnosis of Immunoglobulin G4-Related Disease.
We describe the case of a 51-year-old woman with immunoglobulin G4-related disease (IgG4-RD) diagnosed using lip biopsy. She reported having bilateral submandibular nodules for a month. Magnetic resonance imaging showed diffuse swelling in the bilateral submandibular glands (SMGs), suggesting inflammatory changes. Laboratory data revealed an elevated level of serum IgG4. Fine needle aspiration cytology of the SMG showed a considerable number of lymphocytes with degeneration but did not demonstrate specific findings for a definitive diagnosis of IgG4-RD. Lip biopsy was performed, and a biopsy specimen from the labial saliva...
Source: Ear, Nose and Throat Journal - November 4, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Tachibana T, Orita Y, Wani Y, Komatsubara Y, Kuroda K, Naoi Y, Gion Y, Makino T, Nishizaki K, Sato Y Tags: Ear Nose Throat J Source Type: research

Tracheobronchopathia Osteochondroplastica: A Case Report.
CONCLUSION: The diagnosis of TO is difficult, and early fiber-optic bronchoscopy and pathological examination should be performed to facilitate the diagnosis. PMID: 33124932 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Ear, Nose and Throat Journal)
Source: Ear, Nose and Throat Journal - October 30, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Zhang YW, Zhu WF, Shi QM Tags: Ear Nose Throat J Source Type: research

Comparative Study Between the Auditory and Vestibular Functions in M énière's Disease.
CONCLUSIONS: Audiometric changes do not directly correspond with the vestibular ones; therefore, no specific correlation exists between them. Thus, for therapy planning and diagnosis, both tests are necessary. PMID: 33124933 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Ear, Nose and Throat Journal)
Source: Ear, Nose and Throat Journal - October 30, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Maihoub S, Molnár A, Gáborján A, Tamás L, Szirmai Á Tags: Ear Nose Throat J Source Type: research

Tonsillar Artery Pseudoaneurysm in a Patient With Spontaneous Oropharyngeal Bleeding.
PMID: 33124934 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Ear, Nose and Throat Journal)
Source: Ear, Nose and Throat Journal - October 30, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Shafqat I, Han AY, Wang MB, Carle TR Tags: Ear Nose Throat J Source Type: research

Congenital Inner Ear Abnormalities and COVID-19-Related Ear Infections.
Abstract Congenital deformities of the labyrinth of the inner ear may be associated with an increased risk of infection and varying degrees of otologic and vestibular dysfunction. Lateral semicircular canal abnormalities specifically can be associated with either normal hearing or hearing loss (conductive or sensorineural). In our patient, the acute symptoms of vertigo and tinnitus coincided with the diagnosis of COVID-19. It is unlikely that the symptomatology was related to the acute infection, even in the face of the underlying congenital abnormality. It has been shown that there is no correlation between the s...
Source: Ear, Nose and Throat Journal - October 23, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Maharaj S, Hari K Tags: Ear Nose Throat J Source Type: research

An Unusual Source of Sinonasal Disease in an Immunocompromised Patient: A Case Report of the Clinical Presentation, Diagnosis, and Treatment of Acanthamoeba Rhinosinusitis.
We present the case a 58-year-old renal transplant patient with a history of vasculitis and immunosuppression who presents with subjective headache and facial pain, nasal crusting, and isolated left ethmoid sinusitis. She developed extensive intranasal necrosis and underwent multiple endoscopic sinus surgeries with intraoperative biopsies, which played a critical role in her workup and eventual diagnosis of Acanthamoeba rhinosinusitis. Although she endured a difficult course, proper diagnosis and treatment allowed for her recovery over time. The differential diagnosis for intranasal necrosis is often broad. This case highl...
Source: Ear, Nose and Throat Journal - October 23, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Guirguis D, Kashat L, Moradi S, Bonaiuto GS Tags: Ear Nose Throat J Source Type: research

Pre- Versus Post-Tonsillectomy Intraoperative Bupivacaine Injection in the Pediatric Population: An Age- and Surgical Indication-Stratified Analysis.
This study aims to compare the impact of bupivacaine on postoperative pain and sedation in various pediatric age and surgical indication subgroups. METHODS: This is a case series with chart review of 181 patients
Source: Ear, Nose and Throat Journal - October 23, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Ji KSY, Greene NH, Eapen RJ, Commesso E, Raynor EM Tags: Ear Nose Throat J Source Type: research

Traumatic Stapediovestibular Dislocation With Intact Stapes: Report and Review.
We described a case of a 60-year-old female with stapediovestibular dislocation with associated perilymph fistula. She presented with symptoms including hearing loss, vertigo, and tinnitus after a penetrating injury by an ear pick. After 4 months of conservative management, her symptoms failed to improve. Therefore, she underwent surgery which resolved completely her vestibular symptoms and her hearing loss had partially improved. The restoration of the stapes to its normal anatomical position coupled with ossiculoplasty and closure of the tympanic membrane are effective in patients with stapediovestibular dislocation. ...
Source: Ear, Nose and Throat Journal - October 23, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Ren Q, Su J, Si J, Li Y, Ding X Tags: Ear Nose Throat J Source Type: research

Lingual Osseous Choristoma Causing Odynophagia in a Young Female.
PMID: 33095676 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Ear, Nose and Throat Journal)
Source: Ear, Nose and Throat Journal - October 23, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Leigh N, Anteby R, Awan T, Sinclair C Tags: Ear Nose Throat J Source Type: research

Bone Damage in Chronic Otitis Media.
Abstract The middle ear bone destruction in chronic otitis media is activated and regulated by inflammation. Chronic otitis media with granulation is a highly active inflammatory process in which many cytokines are released. The bone is degraded by osteoclasts but, at the same time, protected by cytokines, growth factors, adhesion molecules and osteotropic hormones. Tumor necrosis factor-α, interleukin (IL)-1, IL-6, and OPG/RANKL present in cholesteatoma and granulation accelerate bone lysis and increase the destructive effect on the middle ear. PMID: 33090898 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source...
Source: Ear, Nose and Throat Journal - October 22, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Kuczkowski J, Brzoznowski W, Nowicki T Tags: Ear Nose Throat J Source Type: research

Sinonasal Small Cell Carcinoma-Case Series of a Rare Malignancy.
We describe 2 cases of this poorly understood malignancy and review imaging, pathology, and treatment decisions. A 41-year-old male and a 64-year-old female presented to a tertiary center in 2019 after developing nasal obstruction and were found to have sinonasal masses on imaging. Both biopsies showed strong expression of pancytokeratin with dot-like reactivity and expression of neuroendocrine markers chromogranin and synaptophysin. The findings were diagnostic of SNEC. Staging positron emission tomography/computed tomography and brain MRI were performed, and patients were discussed at a multidisciplinary tumor board. Nei...
Source: Ear, Nose and Throat Journal - October 22, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Chapurin N, Totten DJ, Louis PC, Lewis JS, Chowdhury NI, Turner J, Chandra RK Tags: Ear Nose Throat J Source Type: research

Causes of Vocal Fold Paralysis.
CONCLUSION: Surgery and in particular, thyroidectomy, was the most common cause of VFP for these series. Central nervous system disorders were the cause of VFP (4.5%). Central nervous system disorders, especially cerebrovascular accidents that induced VFP, could not be neglected. Radiation-induced cranial nerve paralysis in the head and neck cancer was possible causes. The percentage for the causes of unilateral VFP, surgery increased and the percentage for neoplasm decreased for Taiwan. PMID: 33090900 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Ear, Nose and Throat Journal)
Source: Ear, Nose and Throat Journal - October 22, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Wang HW, Lu CC, Chao PZ, Lee FP Tags: Ear Nose Throat J Source Type: research

Quality of Life After Thyroidectomy for Hashimoto Disease in Patients With Persistent Symptoms.
CONCLUSIONS: Quality of life in patients with Hashimoto thyroiditis who undergo thyroidectomy is equivalent to the general population, and the majority are satisfied with surgery. Thyroidectomy is a consideration for patients with persistent symptoms despite optimization on medical therapy. PMID: 33090901 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Ear, Nose and Throat Journal)
Source: Ear, Nose and Throat Journal - October 22, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Thatipamala P, Noel JE, Orloff L Tags: Ear Nose Throat J Source Type: research

A Retrospective Study of Lymph Node Yield in Lateral Neck Dissection for Papillary Thyroid Carcinoma.
CONCLUSION: These results suggest an association between LNY and postoperative sTG level, with an estimated threshold of 43 nodes. This has implications for adequate therapeutic LND; additional work is needed to validate thresholds for clinical practice. PMID: 33090902 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Ear, Nose and Throat Journal)
Source: Ear, Nose and Throat Journal - October 22, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Issa K, Stevens MN, Sun Y, Thomas S, Collins A, Cohen J, Esclamado RM, Rocke DJ Tags: Ear Nose Throat J Source Type: research

A Scholarly Review of the Safety and Efficacy of Intranasal Corticosteroids Preparations in the Treatment of Chronic Rhinosinusitis.
CONCLUSIONS: High-level evidence publications and position papers support the role of INCS in medical treatment for CRS. Significant improvement in disease-specific and general quality of life measures is observed with all formulations of INCS. Overall, the use of both FDA and published non-FDA INCS appears to be safe. Several novel distribution devices might improve penetration to specific areas within the sinuses. PMID: 33084428 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Ear, Nose and Throat Journal)
Source: Ear, Nose and Throat Journal - October 21, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Macias-Valle L, Psaltis AJ Tags: Ear Nose Throat J Source Type: research

Metastatic Soft Tissue Sarcoma Presenting as a Subcutaneous Facial Mass.
PMID: 33076713 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Ear, Nose and Throat Journal)
Source: Ear, Nose and Throat Journal - October 20, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: McKenna KA, Spiro JD, Wu Q, Falcone TE Tags: Ear Nose Throat J Source Type: research

Predictive Significance of Enhanced Level of Angiogenesis and Tissue Neutrophils for Antrochoanal Polyps Recurrence in Children.
Abstract BACKGROUND: The pathologic features and potential predictive biomarkers for recurrence of antrochoanal polyps (ACPs) in children are not fully understood. OBJECTIVES: To identify the pathologic differences between recurrent and nonrecurrent group and to explore potential clinical markers which predict recurrence of ACPs in children. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A total of 11 recurrent and 21 nonrecurrent ACPs children were enrolled into this retrospect study. Clinical basic information was collected before the first surgery. The counts of vessels were evaluated by hematoxylin-eosin (HE) staining, and C...
Source: Ear, Nose and Throat Journal - October 20, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Yang Y, Song B, Yang X, Zhou C, Tang L, Lu J, Wang P, Chu P, Han S, Guo Y, Ge W Tags: Ear Nose Throat J Source Type: research

Head and Neck Cancer Screening Events Are a Mixed Bag, in Response to: "Follow-Up Phone Interviews and Attendance Motivation From A Free Head and Neck Cancer Screening".
Head and Neck Cancer Screening Events Are a Mixed Bag, in Response to: "Follow-Up Phone Interviews and Attendance Motivation From A Free Head and Neck Cancer Screening". Ear Nose Throat J. 2020 Oct 20;:145561320968311 Authors: Straughan AJ, Zapanta PE, Goodman JF Abstract We read with great interest, "Follow-Up Phone Interviews and Attendance Motivation From A Free Head and Neck Cancer Screening." Having recently hosted a community head and neck cancer screening event and shared these findings with the otolaryngology community, we greatly appreciate this most recent contributi...
Source: Ear, Nose and Throat Journal - October 20, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Straughan AJ, Zapanta PE, Goodman JF Tags: Ear Nose Throat J Source Type: research