A limited number of three-dimensionally (3D)-printed laryngeal simulators have been described in the literature, only one of which is specifically designed for percutaneous injection laryngoplasty (PIL) training and is currently […]» Read more
The Utility of Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Examination Versus Positron Emission Tomography-Computed Tomography in the Detection of Second Primary Lesions in Korean Patients With Head and Neck Cancer.
Head and neck cancer often accompany a synchronous secondary primary lesion in the digestive tract. The aim of this study was to compare detection rates between positron emission tomography-computed tomography […]» Read more
Audiological Performance in Children with Inner Ear Malformations Before and After Cochlear Implantation: A Cohort Study of 274 Patients.
Inner Ear malformations (IEMs) are common in children with hearing loss. The different types of IEMs form a unique subgroup of cochlear implant (CI) candidates. We aimed to evaluate the […]» Read more
Blue Light Laser Results in Less Vocal Fold Scarring Compared to KTP Laser in Normal Rat Vocal Folds.
Preliminary investigations suggest that a novel blue light (BL) laser with a wavelength of 445 nm is comparable to the commonly utilized potassium titanyl phosphate (KTP) laser (532 nm) for treatment of […]» Read more
Patient-Perceived Nasal Appearance After Septorhinoplasty With Spreader Versus Extended Spreader Graft.
Standard spreader grafts (SSGs) are commonly used in septorhinoplasty to treat internal nasal valve narrowing and have been shown to improve nasal airway obstruction. Extended spreader grafts (ESGs) have also […]» Read more
The neuroendocrine carcinomas (NECs) of the head and neck are rare. The purpose of this article is to explore the diagnosis and treatment of NECs in the ear and larynx. […]» Read more
New findings in a retrospective study on the efficacy of precision sound therapy of 156 tinnitus: “Drift” of tinnitus sites.
The purpose of this study was to explore the role of the newly emerging concept that involves “shifting” the tinnitus pitch and loudness in relation to the efficacy of precision […]» Read more
Understanding transgender voice is in nascent stages. This study describes voice characteristics in treatment-seeking transwomen by comparing two validated questionnaires-Voice Handicap Index-10 (VHI-10) and Transsexual Voice Questionnaire (TVQMtF )-and reports […]» Read more
A comparative study of endoscopic cartilage myringoplasty used to treat wet and dry ears with mucosal-type chronic otitis media.
The outcomes of dry and wet ears were compared following endoscopic cartilage myringoplasty performed to treat chronic tympanic membrane perforations in patients with mucosal chronic otitis media.Patients with chronic perforations, […]» Read more
It is rare for intraductal papilloma, a benign papillary tumor, to occur in the salivary glands. To our knowledge, intraductal papilloma occurring in the minor salivary glands of the larynx […]» Read more
Pituitary carcinomas are rare tumors with only 170 cases reported in the literature.1 They form a very small proportion of pituitary tumors, which are commonly benign adenomas. Metastatic disease diagnosed […]» Read more
Use of suction drain after superficial parotidectomy (SP) is based on national consensus considered best practice, but there is no evidence on the effect of the treatment. The aim of […]» Read more
When Opposites Attract: Pediatric Cochlear Implantation in the Setting of Cerebrospinal Fluid Shunts.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has recently raised concern regarding the safety of cochlear implantation in the setting of programmable cerebrospinal fluid shunts. The purpose of this study was […]» Read more
The presence and distribution of ionized calcium binding adaptor 1 and CD68 macrophages in the human cochlea is altered in cochlear implantation (CI) compared with the normative or nonimplanted cochlea.It […]» Read more
To assess the benefits of bimodal listening (i.e., addition of contralateral hearing aid) for cochlear implant (CI) users on real-world tasks involving high-talker variability speech materials, environmental sounds, and self-reported […]» Read more
Congenital Hearing Loss Is Associated With a High Incidence of Central Nervous System Abnormalities.
To assess the incidence of central nervous system abnormalities in pediatric subjects with sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL).One hundred forty-three pediatric subjects evaluated for SNHL at a single academic center from […]» Read more
To demonstrate face and content validity of a home-made simulation model as a training tool for front of neck access (FONA) procedures.This was a prospective evaluation study, in which experienced […]» Read more
Hearing Outcomes of Treatment for Acute Noise-Induced Hearing Loss: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.
To determine the efficacy of various treatment modalities used for acute noise-induced hearing loss (aNIHL) from acute acoustic trauma (AAT) via a systematic review and meta-analysis.PubMed, Cochrane, and Scopus databases.The […]» Read more
To determine the feasibility of a patient-specific, three-dimensionally (3D)-printed reconstruction plate for repair of lateral skull base defects.Prospective case series and cadaveric study.A university-based, tertiary care hospital.Three patients with lateral […]» Read more
1. Combined radiation therapy and every-3-weeks high-dose cisplatin has been often reported for head and neck cancer. However, this regimen can cause both severe acute complications and late complications. 2. […]» Read more
Characterization of Sensorineural Hearing Loss in Adult Patients With Sickle Cell Disease: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis.
To determine the prevalence of sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL) attributable to sickle cell disease (SCD) in the global adult population and to identify factors contributing to its severity.Systematic Review and […]» Read more
1. To systematically review the currently available evidence investigating the association between olfactory dysfunction (OD) and the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). 2. To analyse the prevalence of OD in patients who […]» Read more
Waardenburg syndrome (WS) is a rare disorder characterized by varying combinations of sensorineural hearing loss and abnormal pigmentation of the hair and skin. WS is classified into four subtypes (WS1-WS4) […]» Read more
Endoscopic stapes surgery is a technically demanding procedure that is increasing in popularity. Surgical outcomes and complication rates have been demonstrated to be comparable to traditional microscopic techniques. The surgical […]» Read more
Comparing Cochlear Duct Lengths Between CT and MR Images Using an Otological Surgical Planning Software.
We sought to examine the intra- and interobserver variability in measuring the cochlear duct length (CDL) from magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) images versus computed tomography (CT) images using an otological […]» Read more
Changes in Bone Conduction Implant Geometry Improve the Bone Fit in Mastoids of Children and Young Adults.
In 2012 the first active bone conduction implant was introduced, but did not fit into the mastoids of some adults and many children. Thus, a geometry change of the transducer […]» Read more
A Case of Incus Necrosis Following Oral and Intratympanic Steroid Administration for Sensorineural Hearing Loss.
Intratympanic (IT) steroid injections are often used for the treatment of inner ear pathologies, including sudden sensorineural hearing loss. IT steroids are also commonly used in conjunction with or in […]» Read more
Reducing the rate of fistula: does a fibrin sealant act as an adjunct in pharyngeal closure? A two-centre experience.
Pharyngocutaneous fistula is a troublesome complication. Recently, synthetic materials such as fibrin sealant have been used as a secondary measure to treat fistula. This work assessed whether the primary use […]» Read more
Sleep apnea has been associated with dizziness, but the clinical characteristics of this dizziness have not been fully described. This study evaluated clinical descriptions of dizziness, vestibular diagnoses, and the […]» Read more
Temporal bone osteoradionecrosis (TBORN) is a rare, chronic complication of head and neck radiation. Initial treatment consists of conservative management, with surgical resection of necrotic bone indicated for cases of […]» Read more