Interaction with voice recognition systems, such as Siri™ and Alexa™, is an increasingly important part of everyday life. Patients with voice disorders may have difficulty with this technology, leading to […]» Read more
Expression of ACE2 and TMPRSS2 proteins in the upper and lower aerodigestive tracts of rats: implications on COVID 19 infections.
Patients with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), exhibit not only respiratory symptoms but also symptoms of chemo-sensitive disorders. Cellular entry of SARS-CoV-2 […]» Read more
Strategies and Controversies in the Treatment With Carbon Dioxide Laser of Laryngeal Hemangioma: A Case Series and Review of the Literature.
The hemangioma is the most common vascular tumor, involving the head and neck in 60% of cases. It is rare in the larynx. In children, hemangiomas are more frequent on […]» Read more
Coexistence of Basaloid Squamous Cell Carcinoma and Large Cell Neuroendocrine Carcinoma in the Larynx: A Case Report and Literature Review.
Basaloid squamous cell carcinoma and large cell neuroendocrine carcinoma are not common in head and neck, these tumors rarely occur in the larynx but both have highly aggressive clinical behavior […]» Read more
The objective of this study was to investigate the glottic gap area as a significant marker for the severity of presbyphonia as it relates to patient-reported outcome measures (Voice Handicap […]» Read more
Voice-Related Quality of Life in Idiopathic Subglottic Stenosis: Effect of Serial Intralesional Steroid Injections.
Serial intralesional steroid injection (SILSI) is an emerging treatment for idiopathic subglottic stenosis (ISGS), providing improvement in both subjective symptoms and objective airflow parameters. Little is known about how this […]» Read more
Analysis of reflux as the etiology of laryngeal dysplasia progression through a matched case-control study.
Laryngeal dysplasia (LD) is a precancerous lesion of the larynx. In this study, the laryngeal tissue of patients with laryngeal dysplasia was taken as the research object, and the etiology […]» Read more
Race predicts overall mortality (OM) of laryngeal squamous cell carcinoma (LSCC) in the United States (US). We assessed whether racial disparities affect cancer-specific mortality (CSM) using the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and […]» Read more
In 2009, the Food and Drug Administration approved the use of the surgical robotic system for removal of benign and malignant conditions of the upper aerodigestive tract. This novel application […]» Read more
Treatment of advanced laryngeal and hypopharyngeal cancer has shifted from total laryngectomy (TL) toward laryngeal-preserving therapies due to a general perception that TL has a significantly negative impact on the […]» Read more
VT is often considered the preferred treatment for vocal feminization in transgender patients. However, Wendler glottoplasty offers a surgical option for increasing fundamental frequency and perception of vocal femininity. We […]» Read more
Anterior (Wendler) glottoplasty has become a popular surgery for voice feminization. However, there has been some discrepancy between its theoretical pitch-raising potential and what is actually achievable, and downsides to […]» Read more
Arytenoid dislocation and subluxations commonly are reduced surgically using Holinger and straight Miller-3 laryngoscopes. We present a case of arytenoid cartilage subluxation returned to good position using a 28-Jackson dilator. […]» Read more
Transoral Carbon Dioxide Microsurgery of the Larynx as a Day-Case Outpatient Procedure: An Observational, Retrospective, Single-Center Study.
Despite good results of transoral laser CO2 microsurgery (CO2TOLMS) of the larynx, a lack of data related to the safety of this technique as a day-case procedure across the literature […]» Read more
Primary Combined Small-Cell and Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Supraglottis: Case Report and Literature Review.
Combined small-cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma of the larynx is an exquisitely rare and underreported primary tumor the head and neck region, with an English literature review revealing only […]» Read more
Arytenoid adduction (AA) has been indicated for unilateral vocal fold paralysis (UVFP) patients with vertical vocal fold height mismatch and/or large posterior glottic gaps that are unable to be adequately […]» Read more
To determine insurance coverage for gender-affirming surgery and voice therapy for individuals who seek to align their voice with their gender identity, and to analyze differences based on state-by-state transgender […]» Read more
We retrospectively analyzed the laryngoscopy results and voice outcomes of patients with vocal polyps who received potassium titanyl phosphate (KTP) laser treatments in a clinician’s office, in order to establish […]» Read more
Outcomes of a Multidisciplinary Ear Nose and Throat Allied Health Primary Contact Outpatient Assessment Service.
Traditionally patients are seen by an Ear Nose Throat (ENT) surgeon prior to Allied Health referral for treatment of swallowing, voice, hearing, and dizziness. Wait-times for ENT consultations often exceed […]» Read more
The validity of the Acoustic Breathiness Index in the evaluation of breathy voice quality: A Meta-Analysis.
The evaluation of voice quality with acoustic measurements is useful to objectify the diagnostic process. Particularly, breathiness was highly evaluated and the Acoustic Breathiness Index (ABI) might have promising features.The […]» Read more
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 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
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
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
Trends in Subglottic Stenosis Management: Resource Utilization and Pediatric Otolaryngology Training.
The role for endoscopic management in children with subglottic stenosis (SGS) has grown, but there are no data on resource utilization or the impact on surgical training in pediatric otolaryngology. […]» Read more
Menopause adversely affecs power and endurance of the limb muscles. However, despite clinical observations that menopause corresponds to negative changes of the voice, the direct effects of estrogen deprivation on […]» Read more
Arytenoid adduction (AA) is performed to treat unilateral vocal fold paralysis with a large posterior glottal gap. However, the voice effects of AA suture position remain unclear. This study aimed […]» Read more
Validation of the Communicative Participation Item Bank as an Outcome Measure for Spasmodic Dysphonia.
Current patient-reported outcome measures do not adequately capture the impact of spasmodic dysphonia (SD) on communication in daily life situations. The aim of this study was to validate the Communicative […]» Read more
Pneumatic compression garment therapy (PCGT) has been established as treatment for postradiotherapy lymphedema, and its use in head and neck patients is becoming more common. Although effects on interstitial edema […]» Read more
5 Years of Diode Laser “Π” Technique for Bilateral Vocal Fold Immobility: A Technique That Improves Airway and Is Friendly to the Voice.
To demonstrate the efficacy of a new laser surgical technique for bilateral vocal fold immobility (BVFI) on postoperative quality of voice and swallowing.Prospective study in a tertiary university hospital and […]» Read more