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  • Management Strategy of Local Subcutaneous Effusion After Auricle Reconstruction.
    Microtia is a severe congenital malformation of the external ear, and auricular reconstruction is still a challenge for plastic surgeons because of the complicated procedures and rare conditions. This study aimed to describe the location of subcutaneous effusion after auricular reconstruction and explore the clinical efficacy of the indwelling needle puncture drainage method in the […]
  • The Diagnostic Yield of Excisional Biopsy in Cervical Lymphadenopathy: A Retrospective Analysis of 158 Biopsies in Adults.
    Cervical lymph nodes are the most common site of peripheral lymphadenopathy. The underlying etiologies are usually benign and self-limiting but may include malignancies or other severe life-threatening diseases. The aim of the current study was to investigate the various underlying pathologies of cervical lymphadenopathy as assessed by the diagnostic yield of excisional lymph node biopsies […]
  • Thyroglossal Duct Cyst Papillary Carcinoma With Airway Compromise.
    Thyroglossal duct cysts are typically benign and usually asymptomatic. Malignant transformation is uncommon. Intralaryngeal extension is rare and results in dysphonia or dyspnea. There is no literature nowadays reporting the thyroglossal duct cyst carcinoma combining the clinical features of intralaryngeal extension. The authors present a case of progressive hoarseness and midline neck mass for 2 […]
  • Subglottic Mass as Isolated Manifestation of Relapsing Polychondritis at Presentation.
    Relapsing polychondritis (RP) is a rare systemic disease that is characterized by recurrent episodic inflammation of the cartilaginous structures of the body, resulting in their progressive destruction and subsequent replacement with fibrotic scar. We present a case of RP that initially manifested with subglottic involvement and we propose an innovative strategy for the treatment for […]
  • The Role of Quantic Molecular Resonance (QMR) in the Treatment of Inferior Turbinate Hypertrophy (ITH): Our Experience With Long-Term Follow-Up in Allergic and Nonallergic Rhinitis Refractory to Medical Therapy. Preliminary Results.
    The aim of this study was to assess the long-term effectiveness of quantic molecular resonance (QMR) in the treatment of inferior turbinate hypertrophy (ITH) in allergic and nonallergic rhinitis refractory to medical therapy.This study enrolled 281 patients, 160 males (56.9%) and 121 females (43.1%), mean age 37.8 ± 4.1 years, range 18 to 71. Fifty-four […]
  • National Quality Evaluation of Medication Use for Pediatric Otitis Media With Effusion.
    Otitis media with effusion (OME) is characterized by the presence of fluid in the middle ear without the presentation of signs or symptoms of acute ear infection. The point prevalence of OME reaches as high as 60% in children younger than 2 years of age. We used the National Health Insurance Research Database (NHIRD) to […]
  • Rectal Staphylococcus aureus Carriage and Recurrence After Endoscopic Sinus Surgery for Chronic Rhinosinusitis With Nasal Polyps: A Prospective Cohort Study.
    Chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyps (CRSwNPs) remains a major challenge due to its high recurrence rate after endoscopic sinus surgery (ESS). We aimed to investigate the risk factors of recurrence among patients who underwent ESS for Chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS).Prospective cohort study including 391 cases in a single institution receiving ESS were included for analysis from […]
  • Effectiveness of the Treatment of Rhinogenic Headache Caused by Intranasal Contact.
    The aim of the study is to evaluate the effectiveness of the surgical and nonsurgical treatment of headache caused by contact points (CPs) between the nasal septum and inferior or middle turbinate.The research was designed as a prospective clinical case-series study. The patients with CP headaches were offered to choose between 2 treatment options, surgery […]
  • Extraneural Sclerosing Perineurioma of the Tongue.
    Perineurioma (PN) is an uncommon benign peripheral nerve sheath tumor. For the rarity of this tumor in the oral cavity, otolaryngologists and oral surgeons might not be familiar with this entity. Perineuriomas are typically benign and complete excision is deemed adequate management. Thus, their histological recognition is mandatory to avoid unnecessary overtreatment. We report the […]
  • Anatomical Features Around Eustachian Tube in Eosinophilic Otitis Media With Eosinophilic Sinusitis.
    This study investigated the relationships between anatomical findings around the eustachian tube (ET) and eosinophilic otitis media (EOM) accompanied by eosinophilic chronic rhinosinusitis (ECRS).This study employed axial, coronal, sagittal and oblique computed tomography.Patients who underwent endoscopic sinus surgery at the Department of Otolaryngology, Toho University Medical Center Omori Hospital and were diagnosed with ECRS (106 […]
  • Anatomical Features Around Eustachian Tube in Eosinophilic Otitis Media With Eosinophilic Sinusitis.
    This study investigated the relationships between anatomical findings around the eustachian tube (ET) and eosinophilic otitis media (EOM) accompanied by eosinophilic chronic rhinosinusitis (ECRS).This study employed axial, coronal, sagittal and oblique computed tomography.Patients who underwent endoscopic sinus surgery at the Department of Otolaryngology, Toho University Medical Center Omori Hospital and were diagnosed with ECRS (106 […]
  • A Clinical Study of Platelet-Rich Fibrin Combined With Autologous High-Density Fat Transplantation in Augmentation Rhinoplasty.
    This study was designed to analyze the clinical effect of autologous fat-granule transplantation in augmentation rhinoplasty and explore methods to improve the fat retention rate.A total of 70 enrolled patients were randomly divided into 2 groups: the platelet-rich fibrin (PRF) combined with high-density fat transplantation group (combined group) and the conventional fat-granule transplantation group (control […]
  • Butterfly Cartilage Tympanoplasty as an Alternative to Conventional Surgery for Tympanic Membrane Perforations: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.
    To compare the effectiveness of butterfly cartilage tympanoplasty (BCT) with that of conventional surgical approaches in the treatment of tympanic membrane perforations.A systematic search was performed by screening the PubMed, Embase, and Cochrane Library databases up to October 31, 2020. Two coauthors independently identified studies in accordance with the selection criteria. Data were pooled and […]
  • Endoscopic Resection of a Massive Pleomorphic Adenoma of the Nasal Septum.
    Pleomorphic adenoma is a benign tumor that commonly arises from the major salivary glands, such as the parotid and submandibular glands. However, they rarely originate from the nasal cavity. Herein, we describe the case of a 49-year-old woman who presented with nasal obstruction. Preoperative evaluation revealed a giant pleomorphic adenoma attached to the nasal septum. […]
  • Rate of Submandibular Gland Atrophy Secondary to Chronic Sialolithiasis.
    The rate of salivary gland atrophy secondary to chronic obstructive sialolithiasis has not been well-documented. The combination of 5 imaging studies over 12 years in a patient with repeat imaging for an unrelated pathology provides a unique opportunity to assess glandular atrophy over time. We hope that this case will support previous literature with an […]
  • Sarcoidosis of the Ear, Nose and Throat: a review of the literature.
    Sarcoidosis is a multisystemic inflammatory disease with extrathoracic manifestations, most commonly affecting the young and middle-aged, female and black populations. Diagnosis usually requires evidence of non-caseating granulomata and, when treated, prognosis is usually favourable. We aim to establish the incidence, clinical features and optimal treatment of ENT manifestations of this disease.We performed a PubMed literature […]
  • Quality Indicators for the Diagnosis and Management of Sudden Sensorineural Hearing Loss.
    Sudden sensorineural hearing loss (SSNHL) is an ideal entity for quality indicator (QI) development, providing treatment challenges resulting in variable or substandard care. The American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery recently updated their SSNHL guidelines. With SSNHL demonstrating a large burden of illness, this study sought to leverage the updated guidelines and develop QIs […]
  • Transmastoid Superior Semicircular Canal Plugging: A Prospective Analysis of Surgical Outcomes.
    To assess the outcomes of the transmastoid superior semicircular canal plugging in patients with superior semicircular canal dehiscence (SSCD).Prospective cohort study.Tertiary, university center.Patients with SSCD undergoing transmastoid superior semicircular canal plugging within a 30-month period.Transmastoid superior semicircular canal occlusion.We documented the surgical technique, pre- and postoperative (3-month review) dizziness handicap inventory scores, average hearing thresholds, […]
  • Unilateral Choanal Atresia Presenting With Congenital Respiratory Distress and Recurrent Cyanotic Episodes.
    Congenital unilateral choanal atresia (CA) is not considered an emergent condition and should not cause respiratory distress in the newborn. Therefore, surgical repair of unilateral CA is usually delayed. This description of a newborn with congenital unilateral CA that caused significant respiratory distress, recurrent cyanotic episodes, and severe feeding difficulties highlights an exception to that […]
  • Cochlear Implantation in the Setting of Menière’s Disease after Labyrinthectomy: A Meta-Analysis.
    Characterize the speech recognition and sound source localization of patients with unilateral Meniere’s disease who undergo labyrinthectomy for vertigo control with simultaneous or sequential cochlear implantation.PubMed, Embase, and Cochrane databases.The search was performed on May 6, 2020. The keywords utilized included: “Meniere’s disease AND cochlear implant”; “cochlear implant AND single sided deafness”; “cochlear implant AND […]
  • Effects of Moringa Extract on Aminoglycoside-Induced Hair Cell Death and Organ of Corti Damage.
    Moringa extract, a naturally occurring anti-oxidant, protects against aminoglycoside-induced hair cell death and hearing loss within the organ of Corti.Reactive oxygen species (ROS) arise primarily in the mitochondria and have been implicated in aminoglycoside-induced ototoxicity. Mitochondrial dysfunction results in loss of membrane potential, release of caspases, and cell apoptosis. Moringa extract has not previously been […]
  • Genetic Heterogeneity and Core Clinical Features of NOG-Related-Symphalangism Spectrum Disorder.
    To better distinguish NOG-related-symphalangism spectrum disorder (NOG-SSD) from chromosomal 17q22 microdeletion syndromes and to inform surgical considerations in stapes surgery for patients with NOG-SSD.Mutations in NOG cause a variety of skeletal syndromes that often include conductive hearing loss. Several microdeletions of chromosome 17q22 lead to severe syndromes with clinical characteristics that overlap NOG-SSD. Isolated deletion […]
  • Giant Parathyroid Adenoma Associated With Aberrant Subclavian Artery and Nonrecurrent Laryngeal Nerve.
    Parathyroid adenomas are responsible for 80% to 85% of cases of primary hyperparathyroidism. Giant parathyroid adenomas are a rare type of parathyroid adenoma defined as weighing >3.5 grams. Although giant parathyroid adenomas are rare entities whose clinical presentation may not be atypical, their surgical management can be challenging, especially in the setting of anatomical variants. […]
  • Impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Communication and Healthcare Access for Adults With Hearing Loss.
    Adults with hearing loss are at risk of negative impacts of the pandemic. Specific factors, such as hearing loss severity and location of residence, may disproportionately impact patients during the pandemic. The objective of this study was to assess the relative impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on hearing loss patients, based on hearing device type […]
  • Oligometastatic Parathyroid Carcinoma Presenting as Neck Pain: A Case Report.
    Parathyroid carcinoma (PC) is an exceedingly rare, slow-growing but progressive endocrine malignancy that represents a diagnostic and therapeutic challenge. Vertebral metastasis of PC is remarkable, with only 3 prior cases of spinal metastasis reported in the literature.A 62-year-old woman presented with 1 week of neck pain radiating down her right arm. Cervical x-ray revealed a […]
  • Speech Recognition as a Function of Age and Listening Experience in Adult Cochlear Implant Users.
    Speech recognition with a cochlear implant (CI) tends to be better for younger adults than older adults. However, older adults may take longer to reach asymptotic performance than younger adults. The present study aimed to characterize speech recognition as a function of age at implantation and listening experience for adult CI users.Retrospective review.A retrospective review […]
  • Bilateral Longus Colli Abscesses as a Complication of Advanced Bacterial Rhinosinusitis.
    Known complications of acute bacterial rhinosinusitis include retropharyngeal abscess, cavernous sinus thrombosis, intracranial abscess, and associated sequelae. We describe the case of a patient with longus colli abscess formation resulting from acute pansinusitis, complicated by bilateral cavernous sinus thrombosis in the setting of concurrent viral pneumonitis, severe sepsis, and a large area cerebral infarction. The […]
  • Central Processing in Tinnitus: fMRI Study Outlining Patterns of Activation Using an Auditory Discrimination Task in Normal Versus Tinnitus Patients.
    Elucidate brain activity differences between patients with tinnitus and controls.Cross-sectional cohort study.Outpatient Otolaryngology clinic.Three cohorts; 8 controls, 12 with subjective idiopathic tinnitus (tinnitus without hearing loss), and 12 with both tinnitus and hearing loss.An auditory oddball identification task was performed in fMRI scanner.Task performance and Tinnitus Handicap Inventory (THI) scores were recorded. Brain activation maps […]
  • Metastatic Prostate Cancer Involving the Sphenoid Sinus and Mandible.
    Prostate cancer is the third most leading cause of cancer in men in the United States. Although expected metastatic spread to bone, liver, and lymph nodes are often monitored, there are other rare presentations that can occur. This case report demonstrates a rare presentation of prostate cancer spreading to the paranasal sinuses and orbit. Not […]
  • Crayon in the Orbit and Sinuses in a Pediatric Patient.
    Penetrating transorbital injury with skull base involvement is a rare occurrence from a crayon. We report a case of a 2-year-old male who sustained a penetrating crayon injury through the right orbit and lamina papyracea into the posterior ethmoid sinus complicated by cerebrospinal fluid leak. There have been no other reported cases of this type […]
  • Delayed Tracheal Perforation After Partial Thyroidectomy: A Case Report and Review of the Literature.
    Tracheal perforation is an extremely rare and potentially dangerous complication of a partial thyroidectomy. The current case represents a unique presentation of delayed tracheal perforation following an uncomplicated thyroid isthmusectomy for tissue diagnosis of an aggressive appearing thyroid mass in the setting of high-dose steroid administration and recent intubation and self-extubation. While conservative management of […]
  • Training in endoscopic ear surgery using the papaya petiole.
    Endoscopic ear surgery is a game changer in the field of otology. Training in endoscopic skills is essential for ENT residents, and is especially important during the coronavirus disease 2019 lockdown period. In such difficult times, ENT residents and surgeons can undergo hands-on training using a papaya petiole, even within their homes.Endoscopic ear surgery training […]
  • Training, supervision, and performance of Community Health Workers in the delivery of ear and hearing care to 321 community members in rural Uganda.
    Community Health Workers are one way to address the shortage of ear and hearing care specialists in low resource settings. However, there are few reports evaluating training and service delivery by Community Health Workers.We trained 13 Community Health Workers in primary ear and hearing care in Mukono District, Uganda. Community Health Workers attended a two-day […]
  • The Correlation of Clinical Corticosteroid Responsiveness With Expression of IL-6 in Peripheral Blood Immune Cells (PBMC) in Patients With Autoimmune Inner Ear Disease (AIED).
    Autoimmune inner ear disease (AIED) patients will differentially express interleukin (IL)-6 based on corticosteroid responsiveness.AIED is characterized by periods of acute sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL). In a majority of patients corticosteroid responsiveness is lost over time. The mechanisms that control corticosteroid responsiveness have not been fully elucidated.Thirty-five AIED patients and 13 age-matched control subjects were […]
  • Intracochlear Electrocochleography and Speech Perception Scores in Cochlear Implant Recipients.
    Previous studies have demonstrated that electrocochleography (ECochG) measurements made at the round window prior to cochlear implant (CI) electrode insertion can account for 47% of the variability in 6-month speech perception scores. Recent advances have made it possible to use the apical CI electrode to record intracochlear responses to acoustic stimuli. Study objectives were to […]
  • A Novel Performance-Based Paradigm of Care for Cochlear Implant Follow-Up.
    Utilize a multi-institutional outcomes database to determine expected performance for adult cochlear implant (CI) users. Estimate the percentage of patients who are high performers and achieve performance plateau.Retrospective database study.Outcomes from 9,448 implantations were mined to identify 804 adult, unilateral recipients who had one preoperative and at least one postoperative consonant-nucleus-consonant (CNC) word score. Results […]
  • Cochlear implantation in auditory neuropathy spectrum disorders: role of transtympanic electrically evoked auditory brainstem responses and serial neural response telemetry.
    To evaluate the utility of pre-operative transtympanic electrically evoked auditory brainstem responses and post-operative neural response telemetry in auditory neuropathy spectrum disorder patients.Four auditory neuropathy spectrum disorder patients who had undergone cochlear implantation and used it for more than one year were studied. All four patients underwent pre-operative transtympanic electrically evoked auditory brainstem response testing, […]
  • Preoperative Differences in Intracranial Facial Versus Vestibular Schwannomas: A Four Nerve Assessment.
    Assesses whether preoperative functional testing can distinguish vestibular schwannomas from facial nerve schwannomas medial to the labyrinthine segment.Retrospective cohort.Retrospectively review surgically managed intracranial facial and vestibular schwannomas between January 2015 and December 2019 at two tertiary care centers. Patients with neurofibromatosis 2 and surgery for recurrence were excluded. Preoperative functional testing to include House-Brackmann scores, […]
  • Bilateral Vocal Fold Granuloma and Anterior Glottic Web After Papilloma Excision.
    We present a case of delayed vocal process granulomas and anterior glottic web after treatment of vocal fold papillomas with a laryngeal microdebrider and CO2 laser ablation. This case highlights a risk of vocal fold granuloma in the setting of recurrent respiratory papillomatosis and microdebrider use, warranting close follow-up and consideration of prophylactic voice therapy, […]
  • Cost Analysis of Open Surgical Bedside Tracheostomy in Intensive Care Unit Patients.
    Open surgical tracheostomy (OST) is a common procedure performed on intensive care unit (ICU) patients. The procedure can be performed bedside in the ICU (bedside open surgical tracheostomy, BeOST) or in the operating room (operating room open surgical tracheostomy, OROST), with comparable safety and long-term complication rates. We aimed to perform a cost analysis and […]
  • Effects of Age on Recovery of Olfactory Function After Endoscopic Sinus Surgery and Related Risk Factors.
    To study the effects of age on the olfactory function recovery of chronic rhinosinusitis patients after endoscopic sinus surgery and related risk factors.A total of 176 chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) patients enrolled from February 2017 to October 2019 were divided into child, youth, middle-aged, and elderly groups. Their baseline data, T&T olfactory test score, visual analogue […]
  • Inflammatory Myofibroblastic Tumor (IMT) of the Trachea Excised by Transtracheal Surgery: Case Report.
    This report describes an extremely rare case of a primary inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor of the trachea. The patient underwent surgical resection by a transtracheal approach and reconstruction with esophageal tracheoplasty. This case report highlights the rarity of such tumors and a minimally invasive and safe surgical technique for tumors around the central neck structures. View […]
  • Precisely Closed Reduction of Nasal Bone Fracture Assisted With Plain Film Measurements Under the Picture Archiving and Communication System.
    To prevent aesthetic and functional deformities, precisely closed reduction is crucial in the management of nasal fractures. Plain film radiography (PF), ultrasonography (USG), and computed tomography can help confirm the diagnosis and classification of fractures and assist in performing closed reduction. However, no study in the literature reports on precisely closed reduction assisted with PF […]
  • Residual Perforation Risk Assessment of Intratympanic Steroids via Tympanostomy Tube Versus Transtympanic Injections.
    To investigate the risk of residual tympanic membrane (TM) perforation after intratympanic (IT) steroidal treatment administered via transtympanic injection compared with trans-tympanostomy tube (TyT).Case series, systematic review and meta analysis.Data were retrieved from the medical files of an original cohort of all consecutive patients with sudden sensorineural hearing loss necessitating IT steroidal treatment in a […]
  • The Moth-Eaten Mandible: Osteomyelitis.
    Inflammatory lesions such as osteomyelitis of the jaw may share some of the radiographic features of malignancy; however, a demonstrable dental cause for it usually exists. In addition, inflammatory lesions generally stimulate a sclerotic bone reaction, which is uncommon in malignancy. The imaging modality of choice for aiding in the differential diagnosis is computed tomography […]
  • Comparison of Tympanic Membrane Perforation With and Without Calcification of Anterior Mallear Ligament Under Transcanal Endoscopic Type I Tympanoplasty.
    Chronic suppurative otitis media (CSOM) induced tympanic membrane perforation (TMP) can be accompanied by anterior mallear ligament (AML) calcification. So far, comparative evaluations of TMP with and without AML calcification have rarely been reported. The aim of the current study is to compare the hearing outcomes of TMP with and without calcification of AML under […]
  • First Branchial Cleft Anomalies: Rare Work Type I and Type II Entities.
    First branchial cleft anomalies (FBCAs) are the most infrequent malformations that occur during the development of the branchial apparatus, appearing in less than 8% of all branchial anomalies. Traditionally, they are classified into Work type I and II, depending on their origin. We present a pair of rare FBCAs: a case of a preauricular Work […]
  • Needle in the Haystack: Wire Bristle Foreign Body Presenting Deep Within the Tongue Base.
    To report a case of ingested wire bristle embedded within the extrinsic musculature of the tongue requiring a transcervical approach for removal and to provide a revised algorithm for the management of ingested wire bristles.The clinical record of 1 patient who ingested a grill brush wire bristle was reviewed. A literature review was also conducted […]
  • Pediatric Oral Neurovascular Hamartoma of the Hard Palate: A Clinicopathologic Report.
    We hereby present the first-reported pediatric case of a hard palate neurovascular hamartoma in a male newborn, in which the diagnosis was established following an initial nondiagnostic biopsy, extensive radiological investigations, and eventual wide local excision. These benign lesions can easily be mistaken for malignant diagnoses, leading to increased parental and child anxiety as well […]
  • Sigmoid Sinus Thrombosis as a Complication of Acute Otitis Media in a 6-Year-Old Male.
    Sigmoid sinus thrombosis (SST) is a potentially life-threatening complication of otitis media which is nowadays rare due to the widespread use of antibiotics. A high index of suspicion is necessary to allow for a timely diagnostic and therapeutic intervention. Intravenous wide-spectrum antibiotics and a cortical mastoidectomy are the mainstay of treatment. There is no consensus […]
  • Reliability of Postsurgical Soft Tissue Reaction Grading Scales for Bone-anchored Hearing Implants.
    This study aims to assess and compare the reliability of the Holgers, the IPS, and the Tullamore scales for skin tolerability assessment of postoperative bone-anchored hearing implant images.A survey study and retrospective review of percutaneous osseointegrated auditory implant images for scoring using three skin classification scales.McGill University Health Center, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.Healthcare workers experienced and […]
  • Robotics for Cochlear Implantation Surgery: Challenges and Opportunities.
    Recent advancements in robotics have set forth a growing body of evidence for the clinical application of the robotic cochlear implantation (RCI), with many potential benefits. This review aims to summarize these efforts, provide the latest developments in this exciting field, and explore the challenges associated with the clinical implementation of RCI.MEDLINE, PubMed, and EMBASE […]
  • Nasal Septum Hemangioma in a 9-Year-Old Boy.
    Hemangiomas of the head and neck account for about 7% of all benign tumors in children. Τhey are rare in the nasal cavity and especially in the nasal septum. Only 16 cases of intranasal hemangiomas in childhood have been previously described in the literature and 6 of them arising from the nasal septum. We present […]
  • Safety of a New Sinus Irrigation Device in Rhinosinusitis: A Pilot Study.
    Puncture and lavage of the paranasal sinuses, previously the primary treatment for unresponsive acute bacterial rhinosinusitis before surgery, has been abandoned due to procedural discomfort and advancements in antibiotic efficacy and endoscopic surgery. The rise in antibiotic-resistant bacteria has renewed the interest in minimally invasive sinus lavage to both avoid aggressive surgical interventions and identify […]
  • Accurate Operative Time Prediction in Thyroid Surgery: A Rural Tertiary Care Facility Experience.
    To determine whether surgeons can estimate thyroid operative time more accurately than a system-generated average time estimate.Four otolaryngologists at a single institution with extensive endocrine surgery experience were asked to predict their operative times for all eligible thyroid surgeries. These estimates were compared to system-generated operative time predications based on averaging the surgeon’s previous 10 […]
  • Central Retinal Artery Occlusion Due to Subperiosteal Orbital Abscess Caused by Acute Sinusitis in a Child: A Case Report.
    Central retinal artery occlusion (CRAO) is an ophthalmic emergency and has poor visual prognosis. It is commonly found in elderly people and very rare in child. We reported an 8-year-old girl who suffered from acute sinusitis, periorbital swelling, and the visual acuity of her right eye was only light perception. She was diagnosed with CRAO, […]
  • Effect of Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery on Gustatory Function in Patients With Chronic Rhinosinusitis.
    In this study, we investigated the effect of functional endoscopic sinus surgery (FESS) on gustatory function in patients with chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS).Forty-three patients with CRS who underwent FESS were included in this study. Prior to FESS and 3 months after surgery, the severity of rhinosinusitis was assessed using the Taiwanese version of the 22-item SNOT […]
  • A Large Intratemporal Facial Nerve Schwannoma Presenting as an Occluding External Auditory Canal Mass.
    Facial nerve schwannomas are rare, benign, slow-growing tumors that can occur in any segment of the facial nerve, although 71% of cases are intratemporal. Surgical resection can lead to facial nerve injury. Facial function recovery after reanimation is usually not better than House-Brackmann (HB) grade III. Thus, for cases of intratemporal facial nerve schwannomas (IFNSs) […]
  • A Novel Use of Coblation in the Treatment of Tracheal Tumors.
    Radiofrequency coblation is a new method of electrosurgical intervention. Most recently, its use has been reported in the treatment of laryngotracheal pathology. However, studies on coblation for tracheal tumors have not been reported. In this article, we described a novel use of coblation technology, in which a new type of airway-specific wand was used to […]
  • A Protocol for Imaging of Cochlear Implantation.
    Correct electrode placement is a challenge of cochlear implant surgery, which occurs because electrode position cannot be directly visualized. This work aims to 1) develop a protocol for a practical, consistent, single view plain radiograph able to be used to confirm cochlear implantation, 2) confirm its usefulness on patients, and 3) confirm its usefulness for […]