Saman and Tatum review recent advances in pharyngeal modification procedures for the treatment of velopharyngeal insufficiency (VPI) in patients with cleft palate after primary repair and discuss some of the advantages and disadvantages of the various pharyngoplasty techniques, as well as their safety and efficacy.
Rhee and Daramola describe the application of the best available evidence gained from the scientific method to clinical decision making to improve outcomes.
Apaydin investigated the use of trimmed cartilage as a support material for both internal and external valves.
The authors explored the complications and associated risks factors after orbital exenteration and lateral skull base defect repair.
Revenaugh and coauthors describe a method for single-stage reconstruction during radical parotidectomy to restore facial form and function without additional morbidity.
The authors describe a surgical technique for total palatomaxillary and orbital reconstruction using a fibula osteocutaneous free flap in a layered fashion.
Kishi and co-authors describe a 1-step nasal reconstruction technique for use in lieu of a paramedian forehead flap that is usually raised at the location of the supratrochlear artery.
Haubner, Ohmann, and colleagues evaluated possible botulinum toxin A effects in a cell culture model.
Ben Simon, Brown, and McNab evaluated whether final ostium size is determined by the osteotomy created during dacryocystorhinostomy (DCR).
Sclafani and McCormick performed a study to evaluate the histological changes induced in human skin by injection of autologous platelet-rich fibrin matrix (PRFM).
Quilichini and coauthors reviewed their experience of facial reconstruction with split-thickness skin grafts (STSGs) harvested from the scalp.