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Otolaryngology and RhinologyISSN: 2572-4193

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 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-4193.1510134

Collaborative Approach for Patient Management: Parapharyngeal Metastasis of Papillary Thyroid Carcinoma

Mengqi Yuan and Aneesh Kumar

Article Type: Case Report | First Published: March 31, 2023

A collaborative approach is important in the management of patients, in order to facilitate discussion, and allow cross-checking, in order to achieve the optimal outcome for patient care. Here we present a case, where a collaborative approach allowed the pre-operative identification of an unusual site of metastasis for recurrent papillary thyroid cancer, leading to the change of treatment plan....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-4193.1510133

Eye Movements Induced by Stimulation of the Utricle

Hiroaki Ichijo, MD, PhD

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: February 28, 2023

Pathophysiology of benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) is canalolithiasis in the semicircular canal. The principle of Epley maneuver is moving debris from a long arm to the utricle, therefore debris stimulates the utricular macula in the sitting position after the treatment. To clarify the characteristics of eye movements evoked by the stimulation of unilateral macula of the utricle....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-4193.1510132

Pasteurella multocida Submandibular Gland Abscess and Sepsis: Case Report and Literature Review

Antonio Mastroianni, MD, Sonia Greco, MD, Valeria Vangeli, MD, Maria Vittoria Mauro, MD, Daniela Perugini, MD, Francesca Greco, MD and Roberto Manfredi, MD

Article Type: Case Report | First Published: February 23, 2023

Pasteurella multocida, a gram-negative coccobacillus, part of the normal oral flora of many domestic and wild mammals, has been described a widespread veterinary pathogen and has the potential to cause zoonotic infections in humans resulting from injuries caused by household or wild pets. Skin and soft tissue infections following a cat or dog bite are the more common manifestations of human infection. Salivary gland infections are somewhat common and viral infections, such as mumps, and bacteria...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-4193.1510131

Long COVID and COVID-Induced Ménière’s Disease: Overview and Recommendations

Elizabeth S England-Kennedy, PhD, MPH, CHES and Mahmoud Abdelfatah, BPS, MBA, FPGEE

Article Type: Literature Review | First Published: January 29, 2023

SARS-CoV-2, the infectious agent causing the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, often has long-term impacts on the health of those who survive initial infection and can lead to premature death. An understudied outcome of COVID-19 is its effect on the audiovestibular system. Impacts of the virus on this system create a pattern of disability similar to that of Ménière’s Disease (MD), a progressively degenerative condition that can cause severe falls and deafness. COVID-induced MD (CMD) impacts physica...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-4193.1510130

Combining Artificial Intelligence and Automatic Analysis to Study of the Closure Characteristics of Healthy Human Vocal Cords during Phonation Using Synchronous Electroglottography and Laryngeal High-Speed Videoendoscopy

Wang Xi, Xuan Jiacheng, Zhao Caidan, Zhuang Peiyun and Huang Lianfen

Article Type: Original Research | First Published: January 09, 2023

To use an artificial intelligence neural network to automatically analyze images from high-speed videoendoscopy and synchronous electroglottographic signals in healthy vocal folds to obtain the accurate glottal opening and closing instants in the glottal cycle. This method will be compared to the traditional electroglottography point derivation method to explore the glottal opening and closing characteristics of the vocal folds and better interpret the opening and closing instances of the electr...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-4193.1510129

Isolated Tonsillar Sarcoidosis Presenting with Dysphonia, Dysphagia, Unilateral Edema and Swelling of Oropharynx and Hypopharynx

Avisham Ramphul, Aneesh Kumar and Hans Stegehuis

Article Type: Case Report | First Published: December 10, 2022

Sarcoidosisis a chronic granulomatous condition that primarily affects the respiratory system. Its aetiology remains poorly understood. Isolated sarcoidosis of the palatine tonsils, when there is no evidence of disease elsewhere, is very rare occurrence, with only a few reported cases in the literature. We report the case of a 59-year- old man presenting with unilateral swelling of a tonsillar pillar, associated with dysphagia and dysphonia....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-4193.1510128

Earmold Impression Material Foreign Body in the Middle Ear as a Hearing Aid Impression Complication: A Case Report

Hawa SK, MD, SK Azura, B. Audiology, Halimahtun SS, MS ORL-HNS, Noorizan Y, MS ORL-HNS and Khir MA, MS ORL-HNS

Article Type: Case Report | First Published: August 19, 2022

Hearing aid is an electronic device fitted to the ear and designed to amplify and deliver sound to the ear. Upon fitting a hearing aid, patients are required to make an earmold impression material for device fixation based on patient’s personal preference, the shape and texture of the ear. Complications while making an earmold for hearing aids are rare but during this process, the impression material can be accidentally entered in the middle ear through a perforation on the tympanic membrane.....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-4193.1510127

Nasal and Neuropsychiatric Disorders in Post Mild Acute COVID-19

Diego Monteiro de Carvalho, Prof. Dr. José Cardoso Neto, Prof. Dr. João Bosco Lopes Botelho, Prof. Dr. Álvaro Siqueira da Silva, Dr. Carlos Mauricio Oliveira de Almeida, Dr. Marcus Vinicius Della Coletta, Ricardo de Queiroz Freitas, Wenberger Lanza Daniel de Figueiredo, Juliana Costa dos Santos and Luana Mattana Sebben

Article Type: Original Research | First Published: August 04, 2022

The spread of SARS-CoV-2 has triggered discussions on various forms of presentation of the COVID-19 and its possible sequelae. In particular, manifestations, including olfactory dysfunctions and neuropsychiatric manifestations, such as sleep disorders and anxiety....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-4193.1510126

Subcutaneous Emphysema in COVID-19 Managed with Surgical Tracheostomy: A Case Series

Dayang Anis Asyikin Ahmad Nazari*, Athira Farasyafiqa Azaman, Siti Halimahtun Sahab, Noorizan Yahya and Mohamad Khir Abdullah

Article Type: Case Report | First Published: July 29, 2022

The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a multi-system infection which predominantly affects the respiratory system. Subcutaneous emphysema with or without pneumomediastinum and pneumothorax been recently reported as an unusual complication in cases of severe COVID-19 pneumonia....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-4193.1510125

Metastatic Hypopharyngeal Carcinoma without Nodal Involvement

Robert Taylor, BMedSci MBChB, MRCS (ENT), Atia Khan, MBChB, BSc, MRCS (ENT), Eugene Omakobia, MA (hons)(cantab), MB.BChir, MRCS (ENT), FRCS (ORL-HNS) and Raad John Glore, MD MRCSEd DO-HNS FRCS (ORL-HNS)

Article Type: Case Report | First Published: July 20, 2022

In the UK, patients with hypopharyngeal carcinoma are managed via a multidisciplinary team approach based on UK National MDT Guidelines. Hypopharyngeal cancer often presents late, 80% of patients presenting with Stage III or IV disease, with PET-CT recommended for these patients to assess for metastases....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-4193.1510124

A Rare Incidental Encounter of a Foreign Body in the Nasopharynx during Endoscopic Assisted Adenoidectomy

Mahdy Mohammed Nassar

Article Type: Case Report | First Published: July 07, 2022

Otolaryngologists frequently encounter nasal foreign bodies, particularly among children and mentally retarded patients. Upper aerodigestive tract may harbour foreign bodies such as sponges, grains, toy parts, paper and cotton. Majority of inhaled foreign bodies may pass unnoticed and others can be a source of serious morbidity with occasional mortality if not identified on time and properly treated....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-4193.1510123

How I Do It: Compressive Neck Dressing in Immediate Post- Laryngectomy Period To Reduce Pharyngocutaneous Fistula Rate

Tam Ramsey, MD, Katherine L. Webb, BS, Vilok Desai, BS, Gillian Ridler, BS, Shivaali Maddali, BS, Neil Gildener Leapman, MD and Lisa Galati, MD

Article Type: Original Article | First Published: June 30, 2022

Pharyngocutaneous fistula (PCF) is the most common complication of total laryngectomy. Our objective is to present our compressive neck dressing protocol and demonstrate its effectiveness in reducing the rate of pharyngocutaneous fistula (PCF) development in patients after primary total laryngectomy (TL) and salvage TL....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-4193.1510115

Voice Prosthesis Ingestion Causing Intestinal Perforation: A Case Report

Claudia Benvenuti and Sina Grape

Article Type: Case Report | First Published: February 26, 2022

A 75-year-old patient, known for a glottosupraglottic carcinoma who had undergone total laryngectomy with voice prosthesis replacement, was referred for acute abdominal pain....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-4193.1510120

Exploring the Spectrum of Laryngeal Solitary Fibrous Tumor: A Comparative Analysis of 31 Cases with Systematic Review

Leoncini Giuseppe, MD, Zanetti Livio, MD, Centonze Giovanni, Msc and Milione Massimo, MD, PhD

Article Type: Review Article | First Published: April 28, 2022

The present review is based on a critical literature revision and aimed to identify the overall clinical behavior of laryngeal solitary fibrous tumor (SFT). Laryngeal hemangiopericytomas (HPC) were included, according to both their re-classification as the SFT’s cellular variant and the NAB2-STAT6 fusion gene. A case series was builded including a new case and other 30 previously published cases of laryngeal SFTs (Medline 1956 to 2021) with comparative purpose. Immunohistochemistry and molecul...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-4193.1510121

Two Stage Surgical Resection of a Retrochiasmatic Craniopharyngioma: A Case Study

Kaitlin I McArthur, BS, Ethan Miles, BS, Hector Perez, MD and Kenneth De Los Reyes, MD

Article Type: Case Report | First Published: May 11, 2022

Here we report on a rare case of a retrochiasmic craniopharyngioma that required a two stage surgical resection to achieve near total resection. The pterionalorbital approach was chosen for initial resection, given the small size of the sinus corridor on imaging, but due to fear of damaging local structures complete resection was not achieved. The patient returned to the operating room 12 days following the first surgery for a combined neurosurgeryotolaryngology approach for endonasal endoscopic...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-4193.1510119

Chronic Rhinosinusitis and Coronary Heart Disease: A Population-Based Study

Chiung-Chang Lin, MD, Jen-Kai Weng, MD, Tsung-Han Yang, MD, Cheng-Ming Luo and Yung-An Tsou

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: April 07, 2022

Chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) is a well-known heterogeneous disorder due to its potentially infectious status along with long-term inflammation of the nose, paranasal sinuses, and lining of the nasal passages, which lasts for 12 consecutive weeks or longer. Although the definite pathophysiological mechanism is not clear, recent studies have postulated bacterial infections with biofilm or fungal colonization as the pathophysiological mechanisms. Coronary heart disease (CHD) is a critical public he...

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