Hearing Threshold Level among Adult Diabetics in South-Western Nigeria
Omoregie J Idugboe, Babatope A Kolawole and Ebidisemene L Totyen
Article Type: Research Article | First Published: November 03, 2018
Among the most common chronic disorders of modern time, diabetes mellitus remains unique because of its multifactorial ramifications. Apart from the well-described association between congenital deafness and maternally inherited type of diabetes mellitus, the relationship between type 2 diabetes and hearing loss has been the subject of debate since Jordao reported a case of hearing loss with incipient diabetes coma almost 150 years ago. Documentation of this relationship among adult diabetics in...
Squamous Cell Carcinoma in Pinna and External Auditory Canal: A Case Report
Meichan Zhu, Guangyao He, Songhua Tan and Anzhou Tang
Article Type: Case Report | First Published: October 27, 2018
Squamous cell carcinoma in pinna and external auditory canal is rare and aggressive variant of cell carcinoma. We report the case of squamous cell carcinoma in pinna and external auditory canal. The case is presented, along with a brief literature review concerning squamous cell carcinoma in pinna and external auditory canal. The patient experienced locally invasive squamous cell carcinoma in his right pinna and external canal with invasive of the right parotid, temporomandibular joint, external...
Antrochoanal Polyp: A Literature Update
Francisco Andre Escamilla Islas, Jose Luis Treviño Gonzalez and Jose Martin Martinez Camarillo
Article Type: Review Article | First Published: October 17, 2018
The antrochoanal polyp (ACP) is a unilateral, solitary, pear shaped mass with a cystic stalk, differing from the inflammatory polyps in the formation of a constricted sac, half in the maxillary antrum and the other half in the nose, extruding in a variable extent to the nasopharynx. The ACP has a clinic diagnosis, with image studies as the CT scan and the MRI for the differential diagnosis. By microscopy ACP lacks minor mucoserous glands and a well-developed eosinophilic inflammatory infiltrate,...
Study of the Suture-Patch Device through the Tongue for Sleep Apnea using Fluid-Structure Interaction Modeling
Yang Liu, Yitung Chen, Woosoon Yim and Robert C Wang
Article Type: RESEARCH ARTICLE | First Published: September 24, 2018
The prevalence of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) has been growing over the last few decades, but the treatment outcome differs from person to person. Interest in patient-specific modeling has increased substantially. The availability of detailed clinical data together with efficient numerical methods has now made the fluid-structure interaction modeling feasible. The current study uses 3-D two-way fluid-structure interaction to provide simulation results of the sleep apnea symptom in a female pat...
Silent Sinus Syndrome: A Case Report and Review of Literature
Sumana CV and Suhel Hasan
Article Type: Case Report | First Published: July 12, 2018
Silent sinus syndrome is a rare clinical entity affecting the maxillary sinus, causing progressive enophthalmos and hypoglobus resulting from retraction of maxillary sinus walls with increase in the orbital volume. We report a case of a 29-year-old male who presented with painless enophthalmos, without any disturbances in vision or ocular movements, with no history of sinusitis in the past....