Adipose-Derived Mesenchymal Stromal Cells Persist in Tissue-Engineered Vocal Fold Replacement in Rabbits.
CONCLUSIONS: The emergent tissue after implantation of a tissue-engineered outer vocal fold replacement is derived both from initially embedded adipose-derived stromal cells and infiltrating native cells. Our results suggest this tissue-engineering approach can provide a well-integrated tissue graft with prolonged cell activity for repair of severe vocal fold scars. PMID: 30296832 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology)
Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology - October 8, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Goel AN, Gowda BS, Veena MS, Shiba TL, Long JL Tags: Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol Source Type: research

Polysomnographic Findings in Patients With Chronic Tinnitus.
CONCLUSIONS: This study shows that patients with tinnitus have significant alterations in REM sleep latency as well as the REM sleep phase. PMID: 30296843 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology)
Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology - October 8, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Teixeira LS, Oliveira CAC, Granjeiro RC, Petry C, Travaglia ABL, Bahmad F Tags: Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol Source Type: research

Oral Sensory-Motor Intervention for Children and Adolescents (3-18 Years) With Dysphagia or Impaired Saliva Control Secondary to Congenital or Early-Acquired Disabilities: A Review of the Literature, 2000 to 2016.
CONCLUSIONS: There is an urgent need for high-quality studies that could serve as the basis for strong recommendations relating to oral sensory-motor interventions for children with dysphagia and impaired saliva control. PMID: 30296844 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology)
Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology - October 8, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Sjögreen L, Gonzalez Lindh M, Brodén M, Krüssenberg C, Ristic I, Rubensson A, McAllister A Tags: Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol Source Type: research

Comparing the Nonlinear Dynamic Acoustic Parameters of Healthy Adult and Pediatric Voices.
CONCLUSIONS: In healthy subjects, SCR and ROD have discriminatory power for identifying adult versus pediatric voices, while jitter and shimmer cannot differentiate between the 2 groups. However, age- and gender-specific pediatric reference values must be determined to accurately classify voice types using SCR and ROD. PMID: 30295066 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology)
Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology - October 7, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Chou A, Schrof C, Polce E, Braden M, McMurray J, Jiang J Tags: Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol Source Type: research

Sex Differences in Time Trends on Incidence Rates of Oropharyngeal and Oral Cavity Cancers in Hong Kong.
Abstract OBJECTIVES: Worldwide studies have shown an increasing trend of oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma (OPSCC) but a decreasing trend of oral cavity cancers over the past 2 decades, particularly in developed countries with successful tobacco control. This trend has been attributed to the increase in the incidence of human papillomavirus (HPV)-associated OPSCC. The aim of this study was to examine sex differences in incidence trends of oropharyngeal and oral cavity cancers in Hong Kong from 1983 to 2014. METHODS: Using data from the Hong Kong Cancer Registry from 1983 to 2014, age-standardized incidenc...
Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology - September 29, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Chan MH, Wang F, Mang OM, Tse LA Tags: Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol Source Type: research

Endoscopic Endonasal Approach to the Lateral Wall of the Cavernous Sinus: A Cadaveric Feasibility Study.
CONCLUSIONS: Endonasal endoscopic separation of the lateral cavernous dural layers is feasible without crossing the motor cranial nerves, allowing better exposure of the MCF. PMID: 30269513 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology)
Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology - September 29, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Amin SM, Fathy H, Hussein A, Kamel M, Hegazy A, Fathy M Tags: Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol Source Type: research

Surgical Treatment Modalities for Iatrogenic Anterior Glottic Stenosis.
CONCLUSIONS: Treatment modalities for anterior glottic stenosis should be carefully chosen according to the etiology of the web, as well as the length and depth of the glottis involved. PMID: 30269514 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology)
Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology - September 29, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Cao Y, Sun G Tags: Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol Source Type: research

Low-Grade Papillary Schneiderian Carcinoma of the Sinonasal Cavity and Temporal Bone.
CONCLUSIONS: This case represents the first report of concurrent low-grade papillary Schneiderian carcinoma of both the nasal cavity and mastoid. It emphasizes the importance of recognizing this new entity through pathologic analysis and suspecting it when the clinical course does not follow an expected pattern. PMID: 30269519 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology)
Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology - September 29, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Brown CS, Abi Hachem R, Pendse A, Madden JF, Francis HW Tags: Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol Source Type: research

Evaluation of Pharyngoesophageal Segment Using 320-Row Area Detector Computed Tomography.
CONCLUSIONS: Three hundred twenty-row area detector computed tomography provided new information about PES. This technique will facilitate further understanding of the mechanisms of PES opening and swallowing physiology. PMID: 30255711 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology)
Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology - September 26, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Wattanapan P, Kagaya H, Inamoto Y, Saitoh E, Shibata S, Iida T Tags: Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol Source Type: research

Intralesional Bevacizumab for the Treatment of Recurrent Sinonasal Hemangioma.
CONCLUSIONS: This report demonstrates the first reported successful treatment of a sinonasal hemangioma with intralesional bevacizumab. Intralesional bevacizumab confers an additional option for adjuvant treatment of sinonasal hemangiomas. Further evaluation of intralesional bevacizumab in the treatment of these tumors is warranted. PMID: 30246545 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology)
Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology - September 23, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Kinzinger MR, Strong EB, Bernard J, Steele TO Tags: Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol Source Type: research

Three-Dimensional Volumetric Evaluation of the Maxillary Sinuses in Chronic Rhinosinusitis Surgery.
The objective of this study was to ascertain whether the 3-dimensional volumetric measurement method could be used for the evaluation of operative treatment results in patients with chronic rhinosinusitis. METHODS: A total of 61 adult patients with chronic rhinosinusitis were analyzed. Cone-beam computed tomographic images of the paranasal sinuses were examined preoperatively and at 12 months postoperatively. The results were compared using the Sino-Nasal Outcome Test (SNOT-22) and the Lund-Mackay (LM) and Zinreich modified staging systems. RESULTS: The mean change in pneumatized volumes in the maxillary sinuses ...
Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology - September 22, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Valtonen O, Bizaki A, Kivekäs I, Rautiainen M Tags: Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol Source Type: research

The Role of Non-Echoplanar Diffusion-Weighted Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Diagnosis of Primary Cholesteatoma and Cholesteatoma Recidivism as an Adjunct to Clinical Evaluation.
CONCLUSION: If cholesteatoma is suspected clinically, non-EPI DW MRI is not necessary. If there is no clinical suspicion of cholesteatoma in second-look situations, sensitivity is low and serial follow-up MRI with long intervals is advised. PMID: 30244591 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology)
Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology - September 22, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Laske RD, Roth TN, Baráth K, Schuknecht B, Huber AM, Röösli C Tags: Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol Source Type: research

Effects of Upper Airway Surgery on Daytime Sleepiness in Nonobese Patients with Obstructive Sleep Apnea/Hypopnea Syndrome.
Abstract INTRODUCTION: The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of upper airway surgery on daytime sleepiness in nonobese patients with obstructive sleep apnea/hypopnea syndrome (OSA). METHODS: This retrospective study included 121 consecutive adult nonobese patients with OSA from a tertiary academic medical center. Patients with OSA who refused continuous positive airway pressure therapy, or in whom it was unsuccessful, and then underwent OSA surgery were enrolled. Evaluations of excessive daytime sleepiness using the Epworth Sleepiness Scale (ESS) and major parameters of objective full-night polyso...
Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology - September 21, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Lai CC, Lin PW, Lin HC, Friedman M, Chang HW, Salapatas AM, Lin MC, Huang KT Tags: Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol Source Type: research

Current Indications for Transnasal Esophagoscopy: An American Broncho-Esophagological Association Survey.
Abstract INTRODUCTION: The aim of this study was to evaluate the current indications for and clinical factors influencing the use of transnasal esophagoscopy (TNE). METHODS: An online survey was sent to American Broncho-Esophagological Association members, including questions on demographics, indications, and factors influencing the use of TNE. RESULTS: Sixty of 251 members (24%) completed the survey. Ninety-three percent of respondents reported academic practices, while 98% practice in medium to large urban settings. Thirty-five (58%) completed laryngology fellowships. Mean monthly TNE procedure count was 7.15 (range,
Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology - September 21, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Best AR, Halum SL, Parker NP Tags: Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol Source Type: research

Eustachian Tube Balloon Dilation: Emerging Practice Patterns for a Novel Procedure.
CONCLUSIONS: Eustachian tube balloon dilation is a novel technique for the treatment of chronic ETD, and its role continues to evolve and develop. Current practice patterns demonstrate wide variability in the assessment of ETD, heterogeneity in the timing of ETBD, and controversy in preoperative CT screening. PMID: 30227726 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology)
Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology - September 19, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Micucci S, Keschner DB, Liang J Tags: Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol Source Type: research

Evaluating Quality of Life in Patients With Meniere's Disease Treated as Migraine.
CONCLUSIONS: Majority of MD patients who had all failed diuretic therapy responded positively to medications used for migraine prophylaxis, as indicated by a significant improvement in QOL. This study may further suggest a correlation between the pathophysiologic basis of disease in MD and vestibular migraine. Patients with MD may be successfully managed with medications intended to treat migraine. PMID: 30198300 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology)
Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology - September 9, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Ghavami Y, Haidar YM, Moshtaghi O, Lin HW, Djalilian HR Tags: Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol Source Type: research

Neck Muscle Mass Index as a Predictor of Post-Laryngectomy Wound Complications.
CONCLUSION: The PVM CSA measured at C3 level on pretreatment CT may help identify patients at higher risk of postoperative wound complications after total laryngectomy and who may particularly benefit from preoperative optimization of nutritional status. PMID: 30198302 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology)
Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology - September 9, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Bozkurt G, Elhassan HA, Mahmutoğlu AS, Çelebi İ, Mcleod RWJ, Soytaş P, Erol ZN, Sözen E Tags: Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol Source Type: research

Effect of Nasal Valve Shape on Downstream Volume, Airflow, and Pressure Drop: Importance of the Nasal Valve Revisited.
CONCLUSION: By decreasing the degree of bending and length at the nasal valve, inspiratory downstream nonoperated sites of the nasal cavity showed improvement in volume and airflow, suggesting that the nasal valve could play an oversized role in modulating the aerodynamics of the airway. This was confirmed with the physical model of nasal obstruction on downstream mucosa. PMID: 30191730 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology)
Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology - September 7, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Naughton JP, Lee AY, Ramos E, Wootton D, Stupak HD Tags: Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol Source Type: research

Digital Video Laryngoscopy and Flexible Endoscopic Biopsies as an Alternative Diagnostic Workup in Laryngopharyngeal Cancer: A Prospective Clinical Study.
CONCLUSION: Office-based biopsy under local anesthesia using flexible digital video laryngoscopy is safe, cost-effective, and successful in providing a histopathological diagnosis. It reduces the diagnostic workup time significantly in patients with laryngeal, oropharyngeal, and hypopharyngeal cancer, while also reducing the necessity to subsequently perform a rigid laryngopharyngoscopy under general anesthesia. PMID: 30192647 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology)
Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology - September 7, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Schutte HW, Takes RP, Slootweg PJ, Arts MJPA, Honings J, van den Hoogen FJA, Marres HAM, van den Broek GB Tags: Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol Source Type: research

The Study of Laryngoscopic and Autonomic Patterns in Exercise-Induced Laryngeal Obstruction.
CONCLUSIONS: "Paradoxical" inspiratory and blunted expiratory vocal fold pattern responses to exercise best characterize EILO. Group differences were only seen with exercise challenge, thus highlighting the utility of provocation and control groups to identify EILO. PMID: 30187760 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology)
Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology - September 6, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Shembel AC, Hartnick CJ, Bunting G, Ballif C, Vanswearingen J, Shaiman S, Johnson A, de Guzman V, Verdolini Abbott K Tags: Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol Source Type: research

Histopathology of the Mucosa of Eustachian Tube Orifice at the Middle Ear in Chronic Otitis Media With Effusion: Possible Insight Into Tuboplasty Failure.
CONCLUSION: In ears affected by OME, the mucosa of the Eustachian tubal orifice at the middle ear is most often severely thickened. Normal mucosa, mucosa with severe polypoid changes, or a complete fixed obstruction are possible but uncommon. The majority of specimens studied had sufficiently diseased mucosa to raise questions regarding whether thickened mucosa in the tubal orifice may act as a barrier to middle ear ventilation that would not be directly addressed by cartilaginous Eustachian tube balloon dilation. PMID: 30187761 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology)
Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology - September 6, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Christov F, Gluth MB Tags: Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol Source Type: research

Does Reinke's Edema Grade Determine Premalignant Potential?
CONCLUSIONS: Size of RE lesion does not reflect premalignancy. The majority of RE lesions, regardless of size, have little to no premalignant potential. Severe dysplasia/carcinoma in situ may be more likely seen in grade 4 lesions; however, the paucity of severe dysplasia published in RE data and in this cohort preclude any formal inference. Further study of grade 4 lesions is warranted. PMID: 30187764 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology)
Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology - September 6, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Tavaluc R, Herman H, Lin J, Tan M Tags: Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol Source Type: research

Study on Normal Laryngeal Electromyography of Thyroarytenoid Muscle, Cricothyroid Muscle, and Posterior Cricoarytenoid Muscle.
CONCLUSIONS: Under either deep inspiration or pronunciation, the TA, CT, and PCA muscles were activated. The TA may play a major role in phonating. The PCA may play a major role in the action of deep inspiration. PMID: 30187765 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology)
Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology - September 6, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Xu X, Yang P, Zhuang P, Yanchao J, Yanli M, Schrof C, Jiang JJ Tags: Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol Source Type: research

Mobile Applications for Allergic Rhinitis.
CONCLUSIONS: The collection of mobile apps developed for allergic rhinitis includes those for both educational and clinical use. Mobile apps may have an increasing role in otolaryngic allergy and rhinology practices in the future. Thus, continued research is warranted to determine the best way to ensure the accuracy and quality of app content as well as the extent mobile apps can benefit allergic rhinitis patients. PMID: 30187768 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology)
Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology - September 6, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Zhou AH, Patel VR, Baredes S, Eloy JA, Hsueh WD Tags: Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol Source Type: research

Bilateral Transorbital and Transnasal Endoscopic Resection of a Frontal Sinus Osteoblastoma and Orbital Mucocele: A Case Report and Review of the Literature.
CONCLUSION: Frontal sinus osteoblastoma is a rare condition. Complete surgical excision is considered curative. Various endoscopic and open approaches have been described. Here we show the feasibility and efficacy of a multiportal strategy in the successful management of a large frontal sinus osteoblastoma complicated by a right orbital mucocele. PMID: 30187776 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology)
Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology - September 6, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Hicks KL, Moe KS, Humphreys IM Tags: Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol Source Type: research

Effects of the Number of Muscle-Nerve-Muscle Grafts on Rat Facial Nerve Functional Recovery.
CONCLUSION: MNM grafting may be an alternative when other reanimation techniques are not possible. LEVEL OF EVIDENCE: NA. PMID: 30182724 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology)
Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology - September 5, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Foecking EM, Burgess BD, Fridrici ZC, Bialek SE, Low C, Charous SJ Tags: Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol Source Type: research

Postoperative Monitoring Following Adenotonsillectomy for Severe Obstructive Sleep Apnea.
Abstract INTRODUCTION: Patients undergoing adenotonsillectomy (T&A) for severe obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) are usually admitted for observation, and many surgeons use the intensive care unit (ICU) for observation due to the risk of postsurgical airway obstruction. Given the limited resources of the pediatric ICU (PICU), there is a push to better define the patients who require postoperative monitoring in the PICU for monitoring severe OSA. METHODS: Forty-five patients were evaluated. Patients who had cardiac or craniofacial comorbidities were excluded. Patients undergoing T&A for severe OSA were mon...
Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology - September 5, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Rhodes CB, Eid A, Muller G, Kull A, Head T, Mamidala M, Gillespie B, Sheyn A Tags: Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol Source Type: research

Inpatient Pediatric Epistaxis: Management and Resource Utilization.
CONCLUSIONS: Pediatric epistaxis admissions often do not require long hospital stays or procedural control of the bleed. However, significant charges are incurred treating epistaxis. Awareness of factors impacting these charges can potentially improve resource utilization. PMID: 30183327 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology)
Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology - September 5, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Ni JS, Kohn J, Levi JR Tags: Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol Source Type: research

Idiopathic Unilateral Vocal Fold Paralysis in Older Patients: Characteristics in the Disease Course and Implication of Computed Tomography for Evaluation of Etiology.
CONCLUSIONS: The CT scans provided significantly higher diagnostic yields in older patients than younger patients. The degrees of symptoms and complications and likelihood of natural recovery did not significantly differ between younger and older patients with IUVFP. PMID: 30183334 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology)
Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology - September 5, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Kwon M, Bae MR, Lee YS, Roh JL, Choi SH, Nam SY, Kim SY Tags: Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol Source Type: research

Magnetic Resonance Imaging of M énière's Disease After Intravenous Administration of Gadolinium.
This study was designed to investigate the ELH characteristics in clinically diagnosed definite MD and to explore the pathology of MD with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). METHODS: One hundred fifty-four patients with definite MD were included in this study. All patients underwent the IV method. The grades of ELH were analyzed on each image, regions of interest of the cochlear perilymph and the cerebellum white matter were determined, and the signal intensity ratio of the former to the latter (CC ratio) on both sides in patients with unilateral MD was subsequently evaluated. RESULTS: Endolymphatic hydrops was ob...
Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology - August 29, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Shi S, Guo P, Wang W Tags: Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol Source Type: research

Self-Perceived Hearing Loss, Hearing-Help Seeking and Hearing Aid Adoption Among Older Adults in Malaysia.
CONCLUSION: The underestimation of hearing loss in the majority of older adults in this study poses a potential barrier to hearing loss intervention. PMID: 30139270 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology)
Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology - August 23, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Mukari SZMS, Wan Hashim WF Tags: Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol Source Type: research

Association between Upper Respiratory Infection and Idiopathic Unilateral Vocal Fold Paralysis.
CONCLUSIONS: This study suggests that symptoms of upper respiratory infection frequently occur with the presentation of IUVFP. The onset of symptoms tended to occur between December and February. The mechanism of viral-mediated UVFP has not been established. Future studies to explore this pathophysiology are needed. PMID: 30124061 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology)
Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology - August 20, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Bhatt NK, Pipkorn P, Paniello RC Tags: Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol Source Type: research

Primary Middle Ear Mucosal Melanoma: Case Report and Comprehensive Literature Review of 21 Cases of Primary Middle Ear and Eustachian Tube Melanoma.
CONCLUSIONS: Middle ear and eustachian tube mucosal melanomas are exceedingly rare, with middle ear melanomas demonstrating a worse prognosis. Multimodality therapy is commonly used; however, outcomes are poor, with high mortality among affected patients. PMID: 30103615 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology)
Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology - August 13, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Maxwell AK, Takeda H, Gubbels SP Tags: Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol Source Type: research

Comparison of Clinical Presentation and Surgical Outcomes Between Recurrent Acute Rhinosinusitis and Chronic Rhinosinusitis.
CONCLUSION: The different anatomic variants found among patients with RARS, CRSsNP, and CRSwNP can facilitate surgical prognostic evaluation. PMID: 30095001 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology)
Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology - August 10, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Sohn HG, Park SJ, Ryu IS, Lim HW, Song YJ, Yeo NK Tags: Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol Source Type: research

Reporting and Description for Congenital Middle Ear Malformations to Facilitate Surgical Management.
CONCLUSIONS: The authors describe the different types of congenital middle ear malformations. This category description considers ear embryogenesis and is focused on stapes deformity. It may provide better understanding of disease development and guide modern hearing reconstructive surgery. PMID: 30091369 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology)
Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology - August 9, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Yang F, Liu Y Tags: Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol Source Type: research

Papillary-Type Carcinoma of the Thyroglossal Duct Cyst: The Case for Conservative Management.
CONCLUSION: Thyroglossal duct cyst carcinoma is uncommon and management is controversial. In low-risk patients (single tumor focus, negative margins, normal preoperative neck/thyroid imaging, no extension of TGDC carcinoma beyond the cyst wall), the Sistrunk procedure alone with observation of the thyroid may be sufficient. In this patient population, RAI is unlikely to be of any substantial benefit. PMID: 30091370 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology)
Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology - August 9, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Wood CB, Bigcas JL, Alava I, Bischoff L, Langerman A, Kim Y Tags: Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol Source Type: research

Book Review: The Elite Facial Surgery Practice: Development and Management McCollough E. Gaylon . The Elite Facial Surgery Practice: Development and Management . New York, NY : Thieme ; 2018 . 154 pages.
PMID: 30012009 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology)
Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology - July 18, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Malone M Tags: Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol Source Type: research

In Memoriam: Bruce Neil Procter Benjamin, 1931-2018.
PMID: 30012010 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology)
Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology - July 18, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Bauman N Tags: Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol Source Type: research

Book Review: Cutaneous Malignancies a Surgical Perspective Gastman Brian R . Cutaneous Malignancies a Surgical Perspective . New York, NY : Thieme ; 2018 . Hard cover, illustrated, 445 pages.
PMID: 30012011 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology)
Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology - July 18, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Kaul V, Rosenberg JD Tags: Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol Source Type: research

Prolonged Intubation Injuries of the Larynx: Endoscopic Diagnosis, Classification, And Treatment.
Abstract Laryngeal trauma from prolonged endotracheal intubation occurs in patients of all ages. Most changes are superficial and heal quickly. Injuries that are found consistently during intubation include nonspecific changes, edema, granulation tissue, ulceration, and othermiscellaneous injuries. In thispapersignificant, severe, and lasting trauma of the larynx has been classified on thebasis of theknown factors in pathogenesis, observations made atendoscopy, and photographic documentation. This classification has required introduction of new descriptive terminology: "tongues of granulation tissue," &q...
Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology - July 18, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Benjamin B Tags: Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol Source Type: research

The Role of Hyperbaric Oxygen as Salvage Therapy for Sudden Sensorineural Hearing Loss.
CONCLUSION: The present study demonstrated no significant difference in hearing outcomes between patients receiving salvage therapy with HBO2 and IT steroids compared to patients receiving IT steroids alone. Larger, prospective randomized trials are needed to better define the role of HBO2 as salvage therapy for SSNHL. PMID: 30009614 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology)
Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology - July 1, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Almosnino G, Holm JR, Schwartz SR, Zeitler DM Tags: Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol Source Type: research

Compound Motor Action Potential Measures Acute Changes in Laryngeal Innervation.
CONCLUSIONS: CMAP amplitude is a quantitative measure that may correlate with the degree of vocal fold innervation in canines. Following RLN injury, CMAP may help clinicians quantify the number of intact axons, assess the likelihood of recovery, and counsel patients on their prognosis. PMID: 30009631 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology)
Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology - July 1, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Bhatt NK, Kao WTK, Paniello RC Tags: Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol Source Type: research

Combined Lid Crease and Endoscopic Approach to Lateral Frontal Sinus Disease With Orbital Extension.
CONCLUSION: The combined lid crease and endoscopic approach is a safe and effective technique for accessing the lateral frontal sinus and orbit. PMID: 29972305 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology)
Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology - July 1, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Makary CA, Limjuco A, Nguyen J, Ramadan HH Tags: Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol Source Type: research

Letter to the Editor Regarding Comparison of 2 and 4 Intratympanic Steroid Injections in the Treatment of Idiopathic Sudden Sensorineural Hearing Loss by Suzuki et al.
PMID: 29911911 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology)
Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology - June 20, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Sutton L, McElveen JT, Brookes G, Shaida A, Lechner M Tags: Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol Source Type: research

Connexin 26 Immunohistochemistry in Temporal Bones With Cochlear Otosclerosis.
CONCLUSIONS: Cx26-IR reduction in the spiral ligament of subjects with CO likely plays a role in hearing loss. PMID: 29911391 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology)
Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology - June 1, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Miller ME, Lopez IA, Linthicum FH, Ishiyama A Tags: Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol Source Type: research

Epidemiology of Swallowing Disorders in Rheumatoid Arthritis: Prevalence, Risk Factors, and Quality of Life Burden.
CONCLUSION: Chronic, longstanding swallowing disorders are common in individuals with RA and appear to increase with disease severity. Those individuals with dysphagia reported greater reductions in quality of life as compared to those without, highlighting the need for improved awareness, exploration, and management of swallowing disorders in this population. PMID: 29911396 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology)
Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology - June 1, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Roy N, Tanner KM, Merrill RM, Wright C, Pierce JL, Miller KL Tags: Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol Source Type: research

Transient Hyperthyroidism Induced by Thyroid Ultrasound.
CONCLUSIONS: We believe this is the first report of a euthyroid individual who developed hyperthyroidism caused by thyroid ultrasonography. We hypothesize that pressure from the ultrasound probe during the examination compressed her large nodules, releasing stored hormone. PMID: 29911397 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology)
Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology - June 1, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Yatavelli RK, Levine SN Tags: Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol Source Type: research

Application of Local Intrinsic Dimension for Acoustical Analysis of Voice Signal Components.
Abstract PURPOSE: The overall aim of this study was to apply local intrinsic dimension ( Di) estimation to quantify high-dimensional, disordered voice and discriminate between the 4 types of voice signals. It was predicted that continuous Di analysis throughout the entire time-series would generate comprehensive descriptions of voice signal components, called voice type component profiles (VTCP), that effectively distinguish between the 4 voice types. METHOD: One hundred thirty-five voice recording samples of the sustained vowel /a/ were obtained from the Disordered Voice Database Model 4337 and spectrographi...
Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology - June 1, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Liu B, Polce E, Jiang J Tags: Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol Source Type: research

Factors Impacting Online Ratings for Otolaryngologists.
CONCLUSION: Though younger otolaryngologists with greater online presence tend to have higher ratings, weak correlations suggest that age and online presence have only a small impact on the content found on ratings websites. While most written comments are positive, deficiencies in bedside manner or other physician-independent factors tend to elicit negative comments. PMID: 29882425 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology)
Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology - June 1, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Calixto NE, Chiao W, Durr ML, Jiang N Tags: Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol Source Type: research

Human Superior Olivary Nucleus Neuron Populations in Subjects With Normal Hearing and Presbycusis.
CONCLUSION: Normative data for superior olivary nucleus neuron populations are further established in the data presented in this study that includes subjects with normal hearing and also presbycusis. PMID: 29862839 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology)
Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology - June 1, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Christov F, Nelson EG, Gluth MB Tags: Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol Source Type: research