Kaylie and colleagues report on the evaluation of patients with recurrent vertigo and present a discussion of the many different medical and surgical options that are available to treat such patients. The medical history and physical examination provide most of the information that is necessary for diagnosis.
Strychowsky et al conduct a systematic review with meta-analysis to determine the efficacy and safety of sialendoscopy in the treatment of obstructive diseases of the salivary glands in adults. Thirty-six studies that satisfied the inclusion criteria were identified. Weighted pooled proportion, 95% confidence intervals, and test results for heterogeneity are reported.
Theunissen and colleagues evaluated the functional outcomes after total laryngectomy for a dysfunctional larynx in 25 patients with head and neck cancer that was in complete remission after (chemo)radiotherapy. The study patients were selected from a cohort of 217 consecutive cases of TLE performed at The Netherlands Cancer Institute, Amsterdam, over a period of slightly more than 10 years.
Wilson and colleagues investigate the prognostic significance of p16 in patients with hypopharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma (HPSCC) and evaluate the relationship between p16 and human papillomavirus (HPV).
Hoff and Koltai describe the cyclical vascular enlargement that occurs in the postcricoid region during the expiratory phase on an infant's cry and consider the anatomic, physiologic, and clinical implications of this phenomenon, which they term the “postcricoid cushion.”
Between 1998 and 2011, Chan and Wei recruited 252 patients to study the safety and oncological outcome of salvage surgery for local tumor recurrence after previous maxillary swing nasopharyngectomy.
Ward and colleagues studied temporal trends and relationships between volume and in-hospital deaths, central nervous system complications, length of hospitalization, and costs to characterize contemporary practice patterns and outcomes of vestibular schwannoma surgery in the state of Maryland over a 20-year period through an analysis of statewide data.