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September 2015, Vol 141, No. 9, Pages 779-857

In This Issue of JAMA Otolaryngology

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2015;141(9):779. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2014.2172
Original Investigation

Prevalence and Patient-Level Risk Factors for 30-Day Readmissions Following Free Tissue Transfer for Head and Neck Cancer

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2015;141(9):783-789. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2015.1323

This study analyzed the rate, causes, and patient risk factors for 30-day readmission in patients who underwent free flap reconstruction for head and neck cancer.

Characteristics of Human Papillomavirus–Associated Head and Neck Cancers in a Veteran Population

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2015;141(9):790-796. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2015.1447

This medical record review investigated the incidence and characteristics of human papillomavirus–positive head and neck squamous cell carcinoma in a Veterans Affairs population.

Long-term Functional Outcomes of Total Glossectomy With or Without Total Laryngectomy

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2015;141(9):797-803. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2015.1463

This cohort study uses electronic medical record review data to compare glossectomy defect reconstructive techniques and to identify factors associated with improved long-term speech and swallowing function in patients undergoing total glossectomy with or without total laryngectomy for tongue cancer.

Initial Experience of a Patient Navigation Model for Head and Neck Cancer

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2015;141(9):804-809. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2015.1467

This case-series review assessed the effect of a patient-centric navigation system using a nurse coordinator on the time from presentation to formulation of treatment planning for patients with squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck.

Prediction of Hearing Loss Due to Cisplatin Chemoradiotherapy

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2015;141(9):810-815. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2015.1515

This cohort study evaluates posttreatment bone conduction hearing thresholds to determine which characteristics predict posttreatment hearing loss in patients with head and neck cancer undergoing concomitant radiotherapy and cisplatin-based chemotherapy.

Use of the Teres Major Muscle in Chimeric Subscapular System Free Flaps for Head and Neck Reconstruction

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2015;141(9):816-821. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2015.1485

This case series describes the use of the teres major muscle as a free flap for reconstruction in patients with head and neck defects.

Teriparatide Therapy and Reduced Postoperative Hospitalization for Postsurgical Hypoparathyroidism

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2015;141(9):822-827. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2015.1497

This case series of adults treated with teriparatide for symptomatic postthyroidectomy hypocalcemia occurring immediately after thyroidectomy tests the hypothesis that teriparatide therapy would expedite relief of symptomatic hypocalcemia and reduce the duration of hospitalization.

Laryngotracheal Cleft Repair in Children With Complex Airway Anomalies

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2015;141(9):828-833. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2015.1419

This study shows that additional airway findings were common in children with laryngotracheal clefts, but these anomalies did not affect surgery-specific or overall surgical success.

Cystic Lesions of the Jaw in ChildrenA 15-Year Experience

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2015;141(9):834-839. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2015.1423

This medical record review assesses the clinical presentation, radiologic features, management, and outcomes of jaw cysts in children treated at a single academic institution.

Hearing Loss After Vestibular Implantation in Sand Rats With Normal Hearing

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2015;141(9):840-844. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2015.1347

This study evaluates the effect of vestibular implant insertion on hearing in a sand rat model with normal hearing (Psammomys obesus), which has a unique aural anatomy that permits access to the inner ear.

Clinical Challenge

Pathology

A Lesion in the Parotid Gland

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2015;141(9):845-846. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2015.1412

A woman with a history of localized invasive ductal carcinoma of the right breast treated with wide local excision 13 years previously presented with right-sided lower motor neuron facila nerve palsy and discomfort around her right ear. What is the diagnosis?

Pathology

Superficial Postauricular Mass in an Infant

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2015;141(9):847-848. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2015.1440

An infant with a postauricular mass underwent ultrasonography that revealed a nonvascular, well-circumscribed lesion in the soft tissue with a heterogenous echotexture that was hypoechoic without internal vascularity or distinct calcifications. What is the diagnosis?

Radiology

Mass of the Anterior Mandible

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2015;141(9):849-850. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2015.1456

A man with painless progressive swelling of the anterior mandible underwent computed tomography, which demonstrated severe erosion of the facial and lingual cortices with a remarkable scalloping pattern and wispy, ill-defined intralesional septa, and indicated a cystic and solid mass. What is the diagnosis?

Radiology

Submental Neck Mass in an Adolescent Female

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2015;141(9):851-852. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2015.1501

An adolescent girl with a 1-year history of submental swelling underwent ultrasonography, which revealed a well-circumscribed, avascular, homogeneous, isoechoic lesion. What is the diagnosis?

Endoscopy

Waxy Laryngeal Mass

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2015;141(9):853-854. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2015.1491

A woman in her 60s presented with a history of persistent globus pharyngis. Laryngoscopy revealed yellowish, floppy granular proliferation affecting the bilateral arytenoids and posterior aspects of the aryepiglottic folds, with symmetrical vocal cord motion. What is the diagnosis?

Observation

Facial Paresis Secondary to an Aggressive Acute Bacterial Rhinosinusitis

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2015;141(9):856-857. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2015.1086
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Error in Byline

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2015;141(9):857. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2015.1625
JAMA Otolaryngology–Head & Neck Surgery Masthead

JAMA Otolaryngology–Head & Neck Surgery

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2015;141(9):781. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2014.2173
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