Nasal Decongestant Effects of Vitellaria Paradoxa (Shea Butter) Extracts: A Hospital Based Study
Opubo Benedict Lilly-Tariah, MBBS, FMCORL, FWACS, Iyeopu Miniakiri Siminialayi, BMed Sc, MBBS, MSc, MD, Sokiprim Akoko, MBBS, MSc, PhD, Ediriverere Nosa Oghenekaro, MBBS, FMCORL and Musa Stephen, MBBS, FMCPath
Article Type: Original Article | First Published: 2023/09/13
Mucosal inflammation underlies many of the specific and interrelated factors that contribute to nasal congestion and shea butter is used by local healers as a treatment for inflammatory conditions including nasal congestion. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of extracts of Shea butter on diagnosed patients with Nasal congestion....
Comparison of Speech Output between Conventional and Stereolithography Ear Moulds with and without Vent
Rashmi E, Banumathi, Vivek A, Devi N, PhD and Chandni Jain, PhD
Article Type: Original Article | First Published: 2023/09/06
Ear moulds effectively couple the hearing aid to the ears and provide a sound channel to the ear from the hearing aid. Ear moulds are usually prepared using manual procedure, but with the latest technology ear mould can also be prepared using stereolithography (SLA) printing processes. However, the speech output characteristics of this stereolithography printed ear moulds are not validated in the literature. ...
Accidental Application of Cyanoacrylate to the Ear
Alexandra T Bourdillon, MD, Parsa P Salehi, MD and Douglas Hildrew, MD
Article Type: Case Report | First Published: 2023/08/02
A 74-year-old man presented with right aural fullness after accidentally administering cyanoacrylate to his EAC. Dissolution with acetone and careful removal with alligator forceps was successful and led to complete resolution of symptoms without injury to the tympanic membrane or ear canal....
Successful Management of Multifocal Microcystic Adnexal Carcinoma of the Head and Neck
Hanqing Shang, BS, Mica Glaun, MD and David J Hernandez, MD
Article Type: Case Report | First Published: 2022/06/04
A 39-year-old male presented with multifocal MAC of the head and neck, which had been gradually increasing in size over 10-15 years. Wide local excision was performed with a total surgical defect of 430 cm2. An anterolateral thigh fasciocutaneous free flap and cervicofacial advancement flap were used to reconstruct the defect. The patient received adjuvant external beam radiotherapy (EBRT) and later underwent flap revision and contracture scar release for cosmetic corrections....
A Rare Case of Nasal Organized Hematoma with Identifiable Tumor Base
Akinori Yamashita, Katsuyuki Eto, Chie Ishida, Hirokazu Uemura, Takahiro Kimura and Tadashi Kitahara
Article Type: Case Report | First Published: 2023/05/25
Organized Hematoma (OH) are benign hemorrhagic lesion that developed in the nasal sinuses. This tumor is a disease that requires attention because it is sometimes accompanied by bone destruction and can grow invasively into the surrounding area. A 17-year-old Japanese male patient visited our hospital complaining of nasal obstruction from about a month ago. ...
Management of Oral Cavity Mucormycosis in a Ketoacidotic Patient with Targeted Debridement and a Palate Obturator
Jennifer Adams, BS and Adam Bender-Heine, MD
Article Type: Case Report | First Published: March 31, 2022
Mucormycosis is an opportunistic mycosis common in poorly-controlled insulin dependent diabetic patients particularly with ketoacidosis. It often begins as a nasal and paranasal sinus infection with inhalation of spores into the paranasal sinuses of a susceptible host. In this case report we review the clinical symptoms, relevant imaging, and management of a diabetic patient with mucormycosis threatening his better seeing eye. This case report offers the clinician a review of important clinical ...
Surgical Treatment of Frontoethmoid Osteomas
Carlos Santiago Ruggeri, Claudia Esper and Claudina Aguirre
Article Type: Original Article | First Published: March 17, 2022
Osteomas are benign tumors that can originate and grow in the paranasal sinuses. Many are asymptomatic and only require tomographic control. When they produce symptoms, treatment is surgical. Different surgical approaches have been proposed, with a trend in the last decade to perform endonasal surgery with endoscopes using simple, extended or combined transnasal approaches. To determine the efficacy of surgery to resect symptomatic frontoethmoidal osteomas, and to establish the factors that coul...
Gender Distribution in Otolaryngology Training Programs
Jeewanjot S. Grewal, MD, Kathleen McClain, DO, Amy M. Williams, PhD, Lamont R. Jones, MD, MBA, Kendall N. Pucket, Makayla Moultree and Kathleen Yaremchuk, MD
Article Type: Original Article | First Published: March 17, 2022
To investigate the gender distribution in current otolaryngology residency programs and examine associations between the presence of female program directors or department chairs, number of female faculty, and number of female residents within residency programs in the United States. A cross-sectional analysis of current otolaryngology programs, presence of female chairs, program directors, faculty and residents in 2019 was performed. The gender of the program director, departmental chair, numbe...
A Stony Coincidence in the Nose Mimicking Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma
Eric Wang Yuan Li, MBBS, Siti Halimahtun Sahab, MBBS, MSORL-HNS, Mas Ayu Baharudin, MBBS, MSORL-HNS, Noorizan Yahya, MBBCh, MSORL-HNS and Mohamad Khir Abdullah, M.D, MSORL-HNS
Article Type: Case Report | First Published: February 17, 2022
The number of adult cases of rhinolith is uncommon. Rhinoliths are hard stony mass that are found in the nose that can progress over a long period of time leading to nasal symptoms and sometimes ear symptoms. This is a case report of a 40-year-old lady that came with unilateral tinnitus and blood stained rhinorrhea, but on further investigation was found to have rhinolith mimicking symptoms of nasopharyngeal carcinoma due to the position of the rhinolith in the fossa of Rosenmuller. A 40-year-ol...
Smallest Missed Foreign Body in Neck: A Case Report
Article Type: Case Report | First Published: February 05, 2022
Foreign body impaction in the head and neck region may result from either a traumatic or an iatrogenic injury. Penetrating neck injuries with impacted foreign bodies are of special concern as the neck contains many vital structures. Hence, early detection and removal of the foreign bodies is imperative to prevent life threatening complications. Here, we report a 50-year-old male patient with a very small sharp metallic foreign body impacted in the soft tissue of the neck. The patient underwent w...