Nasoseptal Flap for Skull Base Reconstruction in a Three-Year-Old Child With Nasofrontal Meningoencephalocele
In this report, we present a case of a pediatric frontonasal meningoencephalocele with an anterior skull base defect in a 3-year-old child that was successfully addressed transnasally following 4 failed transcranial approaches. The case highlights the importance of a thorough preoperative evaluation of the surgical approach as well as interdisciplinary management of these patients at a young age. Congenital anterior skull base defects with meningoencephaloceles and CSF leaks are rare clinical entities. Hence, an interdisciplinary approach is vital including experienced pediatricians, otolaryngologists, and neurosurgeons to...
Source: Ear, Nose and Throat Journal - March 1, 2021 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: J ördis Kristin Eden Arne B öttcher Christian Stephan Betz Source Type: research

Development of a New Device for Postoperative Self-Irrigation of the Maxillary and Frontal Sinus
CONCLUSION: This preliminary study showed that this device is safe and easy to use. However, further investigations are required to assess its potential role to reduce the risk of synechiae and revision surgery.PMID:33645265 | DOI:10.1177/0145561320983942 (Source: Ear, Nose and Throat Journal)
Source: Ear, Nose and Throat Journal - March 1, 2021 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Mohammad Al Omani Marie Crepy-Ameil Julia Grinholtz-Haddad Sa ïd Zaer Hakim Benkhatar Source Type: research

New-Onset Dysphonia: A Silent Manifestation of COVID-19
Ear Nose Throat J. 2021 Feb 27:145561321995008. doi: 10.1177/0145561321995008. Online ahead of print.NO ABSTRACTPMID:33645290 | DOI:10.1177/0145561321995008 (Source: Ear, Nose and Throat Journal)
Source: Ear, Nose and Throat Journal - March 1, 2021 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Jeyasakthy Saniasiaya Jeyanthi Kulasegarah Prepageran Narayanan Source Type: research

Nasoseptal Flap for Skull Base Reconstruction in a Three-Year-Old Child With Nasofrontal Meningoencephalocele
In this report, we present a case of a pediatric frontonasal meningoencephalocele with an anterior skull base defect in a 3-year-old child that was successfully addressed transnasally following 4 failed transcranial approaches. The case highlights the importance of a thorough preoperative evaluation of the surgical approach as well as interdisciplinary management of these patients at a young age. Congenital anterior skull base defects with meningoencephaloceles and CSF leaks are rare clinical entities. Hence, an interdisciplinary approach is vital including experienced pediatricians, otolaryngologists, and neurosurgeons to...
Source: Ear, Nose and Throat Journal - March 1, 2021 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: J ördis Kristin Eden Arne B öttcher Christian Stephan Betz Source Type: research

Development of a New Device for Postoperative Self-Irrigation of the Maxillary and Frontal Sinus
CONCLUSION: This preliminary study showed that this device is safe and easy to use. However, further investigations are required to assess its potential role to reduce the risk of synechiae and revision surgery.PMID:33645265 | DOI:10.1177/0145561320983942 (Source: Ear, Nose and Throat Journal)
Source: Ear, Nose and Throat Journal - March 1, 2021 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Mohammad Al Omani Marie Crepy-Ameil Julia Grinholtz-Haddad Sa ïd Zaer Hakim Benkhatar Source Type: research

New-Onset Dysphonia: A Silent Manifestation of COVID-19
Ear Nose Throat J. 2021 Feb 27:145561321995008. doi: 10.1177/0145561321995008. Online ahead of print.NO ABSTRACTPMID:33645290 | DOI:10.1177/0145561321995008 (Source: Ear, Nose and Throat Journal)
Source: Ear, Nose and Throat Journal - March 1, 2021 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Jeyasakthy Saniasiaya Jeyanthi Kulasegarah Prepageran Narayanan Source Type: research

Nasoseptal Flap for Skull Base Reconstruction in a Three-Year-Old Child With Nasofrontal Meningoencephalocele
In this report, we present a case of a pediatric frontonasal meningoencephalocele with an anterior skull base defect in a 3-year-old child that was successfully addressed transnasally following 4 failed transcranial approaches. The case highlights the importance of a thorough preoperative evaluation of the surgical approach as well as interdisciplinary management of these patients at a young age. Congenital anterior skull base defects with meningoencephaloceles and CSF leaks are rare clinical entities. Hence, an interdisciplinary approach is vital including experienced pediatricians, otolaryngologists, and neurosurgeons to...
Source: Ear, Nose and Throat Journal - March 1, 2021 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: J ördis Kristin Eden Arne B öttcher Christian Stephan Betz Source Type: research

Development of a New Device for Postoperative Self-Irrigation of the Maxillary and Frontal Sinus
CONCLUSION: This preliminary study showed that this device is safe and easy to use. However, further investigations are required to assess its potential role to reduce the risk of synechiae and revision surgery.PMID:33645265 | DOI:10.1177/0145561320983942 (Source: Ear, Nose and Throat Journal)
Source: Ear, Nose and Throat Journal - March 1, 2021 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Mohammad Al Omani Marie Crepy-Ameil Julia Grinholtz-Haddad Sa ïd Zaer Hakim Benkhatar Source Type: research

New-Onset Dysphonia: A Silent Manifestation of COVID-19
Ear Nose Throat J. 2021 Feb 27:145561321995008. doi: 10.1177/0145561321995008. Online ahead of print.NO ABSTRACTPMID:33645290 | DOI:10.1177/0145561321995008 (Source: Ear, Nose and Throat Journal)
Source: Ear, Nose and Throat Journal - March 1, 2021 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Jeyasakthy Saniasiaya Jeyanthi Kulasegarah Prepageran Narayanan Source Type: research

An Unusual Retained Choanal Foreign Body: A Possible Complication of COVID-19 Testing With Nasopharyngeal Swab
We present a complication occurred during a nasopharyngeal swab collection performed in a noncooperative patient where the plastic shaft of the swab fractured during the procedure, resulting in swab tip retention deep into the nasal cavity. The foreign body was found endoscopically, stuck between the nasal septum and the superior turbinate tail at the upper level of the left choana and removed under general anesthesia in a negative pressure operating room with the health care personnel wearing personal protective equipment. Unpleasant complications like the one described can happen when the swab is collected without the ne...
Source: Ear, Nose and Throat Journal - February 26, 2021 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Michele Gaffuri Pasquale Capaccio Sara Torretta Marco Daga Gian Vincenzo Zuccotti Lorenzo Pignataro Source Type: research

Endoscope-Assisted Multilayered Repair in Oronasal Fistula
Ear Nose Throat J. 2021 Feb 26:145561321997607. doi: 10.1177/0145561321997607. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTOronasal fistula following cleft palate repair is a considerable complication with a recurrence rate of 33% to 37% and remains a challenging problem for surgeons. Furthermore, many patients have undergone several operations and experienced scar problems and other forms of morbidity. Therefore, we report a multilayered technique for oronasal fistula closure using an endoscopic nasal inferior turbinate composite graft with a palatal advance flap. This will increase the success rate after closure of small-sized oronasa...
Source: Ear, Nose and Throat Journal - February 26, 2021 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Boo-Young Kim Bommi Florence Seo Source Type: research

EBV Positive Lymphomatoid Granulomatosis Following Dental Extractions
Ear Nose Throat J. 2021 Feb 26:145561321997536. doi: 10.1177/0145561321997536. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTEpstein-Barr virus (EBV) associated lymphoproliferative disorders includes a diverse group of diagnoses, encompassing both B-cell and T-cell lineages. With EBV mucocutaneous ulcers becoming a World health Organization diagnosis in 2018, introduction of the disease entity will be beneficial to the practicing otolaryngologist. We are reporting a case of a 69-year-old male with history of rheumatoid arthritis on methotrexate, recently undergoing dental extractions, who then developed multiple oral ulcerations and bony ...
Source: Ear, Nose and Throat Journal - February 26, 2021 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Joseph Derbyshire Rick Fornelli Brent Mascia Source Type: research

An Unusual Retained Choanal Foreign Body: A Possible Complication of COVID-19 Testing With Nasopharyngeal Swab
We present a complication occurred during a nasopharyngeal swab collection performed in a noncooperative patient where the plastic shaft of the swab fractured during the procedure, resulting in swab tip retention deep into the nasal cavity. The foreign body was found endoscopically, stuck between the nasal septum and the superior turbinate tail at the upper level of the left choana and removed under general anesthesia in a negative pressure operating room with the health care personnel wearing personal protective equipment. Unpleasant complications like the one described can happen when the swab is collected without the ne...
Source: Ear, Nose and Throat Journal - February 26, 2021 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Michele Gaffuri Pasquale Capaccio Sara Torretta Marco Daga Gian Vincenzo Zuccotti Lorenzo Pignataro Source Type: research

Endoscope-Assisted Multilayered Repair in Oronasal Fistula
Ear Nose Throat J. 2021 Feb 26:145561321997607. doi: 10.1177/0145561321997607. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTOronasal fistula following cleft palate repair is a considerable complication with a recurrence rate of 33% to 37% and remains a challenging problem for surgeons. Furthermore, many patients have undergone several operations and experienced scar problems and other forms of morbidity. Therefore, we report a multilayered technique for oronasal fistula closure using an endoscopic nasal inferior turbinate composite graft with a palatal advance flap. This will increase the success rate after closure of small-sized oronasa...
Source: Ear, Nose and Throat Journal - February 26, 2021 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Boo-Young Kim Bommi Florence Seo Source Type: research

EBV Positive Lymphomatoid Granulomatosis Following Dental Extractions
Ear Nose Throat J. 2021 Feb 26:145561321997536. doi: 10.1177/0145561321997536. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTEpstein-Barr virus (EBV) associated lymphoproliferative disorders includes a diverse group of diagnoses, encompassing both B-cell and T-cell lineages. With EBV mucocutaneous ulcers becoming a World health Organization diagnosis in 2018, introduction of the disease entity will be beneficial to the practicing otolaryngologist. We are reporting a case of a 69-year-old male with history of rheumatoid arthritis on methotrexate, recently undergoing dental extractions, who then developed multiple oral ulcerations and bony ...
Source: Ear, Nose and Throat Journal - February 26, 2021 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Joseph Derbyshire Rick Fornelli Brent Mascia Source Type: research

An Unusual Retained Choanal Foreign Body: A Possible Complication of COVID-19 Testing With Nasopharyngeal Swab
We present a complication occurred during a nasopharyngeal swab collection performed in a noncooperative patient where the plastic shaft of the swab fractured during the procedure, resulting in swab tip retention deep into the nasal cavity. The foreign body was found endoscopically, stuck between the nasal septum and the superior turbinate tail at the upper level of the left choana and removed under general anesthesia in a negative pressure operating room with the health care personnel wearing personal protective equipment. Unpleasant complications like the one described can happen when the swab is collected without the ne...
Source: Ear, Nose and Throat Journal - February 26, 2021 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Michele Gaffuri Pasquale Capaccio Sara Torretta Marco Daga Gian Vincenzo Zuccotti Lorenzo Pignataro Source Type: research

Endoscope-Assisted Multilayered Repair in Oronasal Fistula
Ear Nose Throat J. 2021 Feb 26:145561321997607. doi: 10.1177/0145561321997607. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTOronasal fistula following cleft palate repair is a considerable complication with a recurrence rate of 33% to 37% and remains a challenging problem for surgeons. Furthermore, many patients have undergone several operations and experienced scar problems and other forms of morbidity. Therefore, we report a multilayered technique for oronasal fistula closure using an endoscopic nasal inferior turbinate composite graft with a palatal advance flap. This will increase the success rate after closure of small-sized oronasa...
Source: Ear, Nose and Throat Journal - February 26, 2021 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Boo-Young Kim Bommi Florence Seo Source Type: research

EBV Positive Lymphomatoid Granulomatosis Following Dental Extractions
Ear Nose Throat J. 2021 Feb 26:145561321997536. doi: 10.1177/0145561321997536. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTEpstein-Barr virus (EBV) associated lymphoproliferative disorders includes a diverse group of diagnoses, encompassing both B-cell and T-cell lineages. With EBV mucocutaneous ulcers becoming a World health Organization diagnosis in 2018, introduction of the disease entity will be beneficial to the practicing otolaryngologist. We are reporting a case of a 69-year-old male with history of rheumatoid arthritis on methotrexate, recently undergoing dental extractions, who then developed multiple oral ulcerations and bony ...
Source: Ear, Nose and Throat Journal - February 26, 2021 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Joseph Derbyshire Rick Fornelli Brent Mascia Source Type: research

Tympanostomy Tubes-Where We Were, Where We Are, and Where We Will Be: A State-of-The-Art Review
Ear Nose Throat J. 2021 Feb 24:145561321997612. doi: 10.1177/0145561321997612. Online ahead of print.NO ABSTRACTPMID:33626919 | DOI:10.1177/0145561321997612 (Source: Ear, Nose and Throat Journal)
Source: Ear, Nose and Throat Journal - February 25, 2021 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: J Alexander de Ru Source Type: research

Tympanostomy Tubes-Where We Were, Where We Are, and Where We Will Be: A State-of-The-Art Review
Ear Nose Throat J. 2021 Feb 24:145561321997612. doi: 10.1177/0145561321997612. Online ahead of print.NO ABSTRACTPMID:33626919 | DOI:10.1177/0145561321997612 (Source: Ear, Nose and Throat Journal)
Source: Ear, Nose and Throat Journal - February 25, 2021 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: J Alexander de Ru Source Type: research

Isolated Malignant Peripheral Nerve Sheath Tumor of the Scalp
Ear Nose Throat J. 2021 Feb 24:145561321991317. doi: 10.1177/0145561321991317. Online ahead of print.NO ABSTRACTPMID:33624549 | DOI:10.1177/0145561321991317 (Source: Ear, Nose and Throat Journal)
Source: Ear, Nose and Throat Journal - February 24, 2021 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Georgios Fyrmpas Efstathios Barkoulas Source Type: research

Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak During Stapes Surgery: The Importance of Temporal Bone CT Reconstructions in Oblique Anatomically Oriented Planes
Ear Nose Throat J. 2021 Feb 24:145561320984569. doi: 10.1177/0145561320984569. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTStapes gusher is a massive flow of perilymph and cerebrospinal fluid leak that fills the middle ear immediately after surgical opening of the labyrinth, such as during stapedectomy. Stapes gusher usually occurs as the result of a congenital malformation that causes an abnormal communication between the perilymphatic space and the subarachnoid space involving the internal auditory canal or the cochlear duct. To date, the potential risk of stapes gusher cannot be assessed preoperatively, as there are not pathognomonic...
Source: Ear, Nose and Throat Journal - February 24, 2021 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Massimo Re Mirko Giannoni Alfonso Scarpa Claudia Cassandro Massimo Ralli Pietro De Luca Teodoro Aragona Pasquale Viola Ettore Cassandro Federico Maria Gioacchini Stefano Sellari Franceschini Source Type: research

SARS-CoV-2 Nasopharyngeal Swab as a Foreign Body: A Case Report
Ear Nose Throat J. 2021 Feb 22:145561321996836. doi: 10.1177/0145561321996836. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTThe SARS-CoV-2 pandemic response utilizes nasopharyngeal swabbing as a prolific testing method for presence of viral RNA. The depth of the swab to the nasopharynx coupled with breakpoints along the shaft leads to a risk for foreign body retention. Here, we present a case of a nasopharyngeal swab that became a retained foreign body during routine swabbing to test for the SARS-CoV-2 virus. Bedside flexible fiberoptic endoscopy was performed and did not reveal a foreign body in the nasopharynx or larynx. Subsequent com...
Source: Ear, Nose and Throat Journal - February 22, 2021 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Madelyn N Stevens George T Lin Sarah M Tittman Kevin M Motz Source Type: research

Hearing Impairment and Introduction of Mandatory Face Masks
Ear Nose Throat J. 2021 Feb 22:145561321992514. doi: 10.1177/0145561321992514. Online ahead of print.NO ABSTRACTPMID:33617292 | DOI:10.1177/0145561321992514 (Source: Ear, Nose and Throat Journal)
Source: Ear, Nose and Throat Journal - February 22, 2021 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Sharaf Sheik-Ali Shirwa Sheik-Ali Azizi Sheik-Ali Source Type: research

Effect of Chronic Kidney Disease on Olfactory Function: A Case-Control Study
Ear Nose Throat J. 2021 Feb 22:145561321996628. doi: 10.1177/0145561321996628. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTBACKGROUND: Olfactory function of patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) has been found to be defective, and patients are often unaware of it. This predisposes them to malnutrition with consequence on health recovery and quality of life.AIM: To assess the olfactory function and determine the pattern of olfactory dysfunction in patients with CKD attending the University College Hospital, Ibadan.MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was a prospective, hospital-based case-control study of adult patients with CKD. The control...
Source: Ear, Nose and Throat Journal - February 22, 2021 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: T Yusuf Y R Raji A Daniel O T Bamidele A J Fasunla O A Lasisi Source Type: research

A Trauma Patient in the Otology Clinic: A Vestibular Fracture in the Acute Setting
Ear Nose Throat J. 2021 Feb 22:145561321993935. doi: 10.1177/0145561321993935. Online ahead of print.NO ABSTRACTPMID:33617295 | DOI:10.1177/0145561321993935 (Source: Ear, Nose and Throat Journal)
Source: Ear, Nose and Throat Journal - February 22, 2021 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Marios Stavrakas Nikolaos Tsetsos George Psillas Konstantinos Markou Source Type: research

SARS-CoV-2 Nasopharyngeal Swab as a Foreign Body: A Case Report
Ear Nose Throat J. 2021 Feb 22:145561321996836. doi: 10.1177/0145561321996836. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTThe SARS-CoV-2 pandemic response utilizes nasopharyngeal swabbing as a prolific testing method for presence of viral RNA. The depth of the swab to the nasopharynx coupled with breakpoints along the shaft leads to a risk for foreign body retention. Here, we present a case of a nasopharyngeal swab that became a retained foreign body during routine swabbing to test for the SARS-CoV-2 virus. Bedside flexible fiberoptic endoscopy was performed and did not reveal a foreign body in the nasopharynx or larynx. Subsequent com...
Source: Ear, Nose and Throat Journal - February 22, 2021 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Madelyn N Stevens George T Lin Sarah M Tittman Kevin M Motz Source Type: research

Hearing Impairment and Introduction of Mandatory Face Masks
Ear Nose Throat J. 2021 Feb 22:145561321992514. doi: 10.1177/0145561321992514. Online ahead of print.NO ABSTRACTPMID:33617292 | DOI:10.1177/0145561321992514 (Source: Ear, Nose and Throat Journal)
Source: Ear, Nose and Throat Journal - February 22, 2021 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Sharaf Sheik-Ali Shirwa Sheik-Ali Azizi Sheik-Ali Source Type: research

Effect of Chronic Kidney Disease on Olfactory Function: A Case-Control Study
Ear Nose Throat J. 2021 Feb 22:145561321996628. doi: 10.1177/0145561321996628. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTBACKGROUND: Olfactory function of patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) has been found to be defective, and patients are often unaware of it. This predisposes them to malnutrition with consequence on health recovery and quality of life.AIM: To assess the olfactory function and determine the pattern of olfactory dysfunction in patients with CKD attending the University College Hospital, Ibadan.MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was a prospective, hospital-based case-control study of adult patients with CKD. The control...
Source: Ear, Nose and Throat Journal - February 22, 2021 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: T Yusuf Y R Raji A Daniel O T Bamidele A J Fasunla O A Lasisi Source Type: research

A Trauma Patient in the Otology Clinic: A Vestibular Fracture in the Acute Setting
Ear Nose Throat J. 2021 Feb 22:145561321993935. doi: 10.1177/0145561321993935. Online ahead of print.NO ABSTRACTPMID:33617295 | DOI:10.1177/0145561321993935 (Source: Ear, Nose and Throat Journal)
Source: Ear, Nose and Throat Journal - February 22, 2021 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Marios Stavrakas Nikolaos Tsetsos George Psillas Konstantinos Markou Source Type: research

Analysis of Factors Causing False-Negative Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction Results in Oropharyngeal and Nasopharyngeal Swabs of Patients With COVID-19
Ear Nose Throat J. 2021 Feb 19:145561321996621. doi: 10.1177/0145561321996621. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTOBJECTIVES: To analyze factors regarding patient characteristics, sampling techniques, and coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) specific manifestations that may cause false-negative reverse-transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR).MATERIALS AND METHODS: A cross-sectional study was conducted. For the diagnosis of COVID-19, patients with RT-PCR test positive in the first nasopharyngeal and oropharyngeal swabs were accepted as true positive, and patients with negative 3 consecutive swab results were considered t...
Source: Ear, Nose and Throat Journal - February 19, 2021 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Akif İşlek Mustafa Koray Balc ı Source Type: research

Long-Term Follow-Up After Maxillary Sinus Balloon Sinuplasty and ESS
CONCLUSION: Although the patient groups expressed equal satisfaction and change in symptoms after the operations, the need for revision surgery was higher after balloon sinuplasty than after ESS. This should be emphasized when counselling patients regarding surgical options.PMID:33601904 | DOI:10.1177/0145561320986030 (Source: Ear, Nose and Throat Journal)
Source: Ear, Nose and Throat Journal - February 19, 2021 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Anni Koskinen Marie Lundberg Markus Lilja Jyri Myller Matti Penttil ä Heini Huhtala John M Lee Karin Blomgren Sanna Toppila-Salmi Source Type: research

Analysis of Factors Causing False-Negative Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction Results in Oropharyngeal and Nasopharyngeal Swabs of Patients With COVID-19.
Abstract OBJECTIVES: To analyze factors regarding patient characteristics, sampling techniques, and coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) specific manifestations that may cause false-negative reverse-transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR). MATERIALS AND METHODS: A cross-sectional study was conducted. For the diagnosis of COVID-19, patients with RT-PCR test positive in the first nasopharyngeal and oropharyngeal swabs were accepted as true positive, and patients with negative 3 consecutive swab results were considered true negative. Those who had a negative initial swab were considered false negatives i...
Source: Ear, Nose and Throat Journal - February 19, 2021 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: İşlek A, Balcı MK Tags: Ear Nose Throat J Source Type: research

Long-Term Follow-Up After Maxillary Sinus Balloon Sinuplasty and ESS.
CONCLUSION: Although the patient groups expressed equal satisfaction and change in symptoms after the operations, the need for revision surgery was higher after balloon sinuplasty than after ESS. This should be emphasized when counselling patients regarding surgical options. PMID: 33601904 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Ear, Nose and Throat Journal)
Source: Ear, Nose and Throat Journal - February 19, 2021 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Koskinen A, Lundberg M, Lilja M, Myller J, Penttilä M, Huhtala H, Lee JM, Blomgren K, Toppila-Salmi S Tags: Ear Nose Throat J Source Type: research

Salivary Gland Choristoma of the Middle Ear in a Child: A Case Report.
We present the case of a 10-year-old girl with unilateral conductive hearing loss. Tympanotomy showed a nonspecific middle ear mass, absence of stapes, anomaly of incus, and displaced facial nerve. It was not possible to remove the mass completely. Histology confirmed salivary gland choristoma. The hearing in this case can be improved with a bone-anchored hearing aid. PMID: 33591818 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Ear, Nose and Throat Journal)
Source: Ear, Nose and Throat Journal - February 16, 2021 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Jančíková J, Šikolová S, Machač J, Ježová M, Pavlovská D, Urík M Tags: Ear Nose Throat J Source Type: research

Eccrine Hidradenoma of the Nasal Vestibule: A Rare Clinical Entity.
Abstract Eccrine hidradenoma is a relatively rare benign tumor of sweat gland origin but with possible malignant transformation. It usually consists of solitary, well-demarcated papules or nodules covered with normal skin. Common sites of involvement are the scalp, face, limbs, and anterior trunk. Although the lining of the nasal vestibule includes hair follicles, sebaceous glands, and sweat glands, an eccrine hidradenoma originating in the nasal vestibule has yet to be reported. Herein, we describe a rare clinical presentation of nasal eccrine hidradenoma, treated successfully using a transnasal endoscopic approa...
Source: Ear, Nose and Throat Journal - February 15, 2021 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Cheon YI, Kim SD, Choi KU, Cho KS Tags: Ear Nose Throat J Source Type: research

Safe Removal of a Centipede From the Ear By Using an Innovative Practicable Method: A Case Report.
In conclusion, centipedes can express distinct and threatening behavior, and clinicians should pay attention to the activity of the lodged centipede and possibly use the proposed method to safely remove it. PMID: 33587651 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Ear, Nose and Throat Journal)
Source: Ear, Nose and Throat Journal - February 15, 2021 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Ding MC, Tsai YT, Tsai MS, Hsu CM, Chang GH Tags: Ear Nose Throat J Source Type: research

Trichofolliculoma in the Auricle.
PMID: 33587670 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Ear, Nose and Throat Journal)
Source: Ear, Nose and Throat Journal - February 15, 2021 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Lee HY, Kim EK, Choi HS, Jeong J Tags: Ear Nose Throat J Source Type: research

Salvage Eustachian Tube Cartilage Chip Insertion After Multiple Transnasal Shim Operations in Intractable Patulous Eustachian Tube.
This article presents 2 cases of extremely intractable patulous Eustachian tube following multiple transnasal shim insertion. These cases highlight the disadvantages of repeat transnasal shim operations, including enlargement of the Eustachian tube lumen, frequent dislocation, repeat surgery, recurrent middle ear infection, and shim misswallowing. The patients in these cases were successfully treated with Eustachian tube cartilage chip insertion through a postauricular approach. We describe the surgical technique and advantages of this promising management method. PMID: 33587675 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (So...
Source: Ear, Nose and Throat Journal - February 15, 2021 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Lee WT, Hsu HJ Tags: Ear Nose Throat J Source Type: research

Vestibular Neuritis as Clinical Presentation of COVID-19.
We present a case of a 13-year-old girl with left superior vestibular neuritis confirmed by Video Head Impulse Test during a proven COVID-19 infection. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first case associating VN and COVID-19 that was demonstrated with an objective peripheral assessment. Physicians may be aware about the occurrence of VN in patients with COVID-19, keeping in mind that this condition may develop not only in adults. Early detection of SARS-CoV-2 in this pandemic is required to prevent its spread. PMID: 33570425 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Ear, Nose and Throat Journal)
Source: Ear, Nose and Throat Journal - February 11, 2021 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Mat Q, Noël A, Loiselet L, Tainmont S, Chiesa-Estomba CM, Lechien JR, Duterme JP Tags: Ear Nose Throat J Source Type: research

Carotid Sympathetic Plexus Schwannoma Presenting as Middle Ear and External Auditory Canal Mass.
This report represents the first documented case of a CSP schwannoma, which involved the middle ear and external auditory canal. PMID: 33570426 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Ear, Nose and Throat Journal)
Source: Ear, Nose and Throat Journal - February 11, 2021 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Kim H, Hong R, Cho SI Tags: Ear Nose Throat J Source Type: research

In Reference to Transoral Robotic Surgery for Cancer of the Soft Palate Posterior Surface.
nez M PMID: 33570427 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Ear, Nose and Throat Journal)
Source: Ear, Nose and Throat Journal - February 11, 2021 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Mayo-Yánez M Tags: Ear Nose Throat J Source Type: research

Cervical Necrotizing Fasciitis, Diagnosis and Treatment of a Rare Life-Threatening Infection.
Abstract IMPORTANCE: Necrotizing fasciitis is a relatively uncommon and potentially life-threatening soft tissue infection, with morbidity and mortality approaching 25% to 35%, even with optimal treatment. The challenge of diagnosis for necrotizing soft tissue infections (NSTIs) is their rarity, with the incidence of approximately 1000 cases annually in the United States. Given the rapid progression of disease and its similar presentation to more benign processes, early and definitive diagnosis is imperative. FINDINGS: Signs and symptoms of NSTIs in the early stages are virtually indistinguishable from those ...
Source: Ear, Nose and Throat Journal - February 11, 2021 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Hua J, Friedlander P Tags: Ear Nose Throat J Source Type: research

Association of Obstructive Sleep Apnea With the Risk of Repeat Adverse Cardiovascular Events in Patients With Newly Diagnosed Acute Coronary Syndrome: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.
Abstract BACKGROUND: The impact of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) on subsequent cardiovascular events in patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) remains inconclusive. AIM: Our aim was to systematically assess the relationship between preexisting OSA and adverse cardiovascular events in patients with newly diagnosed ACS by conducting a systematic review and meta-analysis. METHODS: We systematically searched PubMed, EMBASE, and Cochrane library for studies published up to May 1, 2020, that reported any association between OSA and cardiovascular events in patients with newly diagnosed ACS. The main outco...
Source: Ear, Nose and Throat Journal - February 11, 2021 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Yang SH, Xing YS, Wang ZX, Liu YB, Chen HW, Ren YF, Chen JL, Li SB, Wang ZF Tags: Ear Nose Throat J Source Type: research

ENT Referral From Emergency Department During COVID-19: A Single-Center Experience.
Abstract PURPOSE: COVID-19 pandemic transformed the health system response worldwide. The aim of this study is to report changes about numbers and reason for ENT consultations in emergency department (ED) during COVID-19 pandemic comparing with those occurred the previous year (2019). METHODS: Data about patients admitted to adult and pediatric ED were collected from March 1 to May 31, 2019 and 2020. Patients referred for urgency from general practitioners were excluded from the study. RESULTS: Global ED admission (except for dyspnea or COVID-19-related symptoms) dramatically decreased during pandemic (-...
Source: Ear, Nose and Throat Journal - February 11, 2021 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Campagnoli M, Cerasuolo M, Renna M, Dell'Era V, Valletti PA, Garzaro M Tags: Ear Nose Throat J Source Type: research

Outcomes After Tracheostomy for Patients With Respiratory Failure due to COVID-19.
CONCLUSION: Patients with respiratory failure from COVID-19 who underwent tracheostomy had a high likelihood of being liberated from mechanical ventilation and discharged. Tracheostomy and subsequent ventilator weaning management can be performed safely. Tracheostomy allowed for decompression of higher acuity medical units in a safe and effective manner. PMID: 33570431 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Ear, Nose and Throat Journal)
Source: Ear, Nose and Throat Journal - February 11, 2021 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Cardasis JJ, Rasamny JK, Berzofsky CE, Bello JA, Multz AS Tags: Ear Nose Throat J Source Type: research

Association Between the Air-Bone Gap and Vibration of the Tympanic Membrane After Myringoplasty.
This study aimed to evaluate the relationship between tympanic membrane (TM) vibration using laser Doppler vibrometry (LDV) and ABG after myringoplasty. Between January 2013 and January 2015, 24 patients with ABG of unknown cause after myringoplasty were enrolled at the Beijing Tongren Hospital. Thirty normal controls were recruited from the hospital staff. All patients underwent primary overlay myringoplasty. Pre- and postoperative air conduction (AC) and bone-conduction (BC) thresholds, and ABG were measured. Umbo velocity transfer function (UVTF) for vibration of TM was measured with LDV. Air conduction thresholds were ...
Source: Ear, Nose and Throat Journal - February 11, 2021 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Zhang Y, Wang J, Wang Y, Fu Q, Li Y Tags: Ear Nose Throat J Source Type: research

The Effects of Using Bioglue in Nasal Septal Surgery.
CONCLUSIONS: The results of this study show that Bioglue caused segmental cartilage injury; therefore, it may not suitable for use following septal surgery. PMID: 33559491 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Ear, Nose and Throat Journal)
Source: Ear, Nose and Throat Journal - February 9, 2021 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Subasi B, Guclu E Tags: Ear Nose Throat J Source Type: research

Inferior Surface Leukoplakia of Vocal Folds: Risk of Recurrence: A Preliminary Study.
CONCLUSION: The presence of VFL lesions on the inferior surface is a significant risk factor for recurrence. PMID: 33559492 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Ear, Nose and Throat Journal)
Source: Ear, Nose and Throat Journal - February 9, 2021 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Hasegawa H, Matsuzaki H, Makiyama K, Oshima T Tags: Ear Nose Throat J Source Type: research

Accuracy of Age-Based Formula to Predict the Size and Depth of Cuffed Oral Preformed Endotracheal Tubes in Children Undergoing Tonsillectomy.
CONCLUSION: Prediction of the size of cuffed preformed endotracheal tubes using the formula of Motoyama was accurate in most patients, except in thin patients (body mass index
Source: Ear, Nose and Throat Journal - February 9, 2021 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Tareerath M, Mangmeesri P Tags: Ear Nose Throat J Source Type: research