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October 1994

Combined Otolaryngology Society Meetings

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San Diego, Calif

Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1994;120(10):1156-1158. doi:10.1001/archotol.1994.01880340096017

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This report concerns the combined otolaryngology society meetings held at The Breakers, Palm Beach, Fla, from May 7 through 13, 1994.

American Rhinologic Society  Using acoustic rhinometry, Valerie J. Lund, MS, FRCS, Edward Fisher, MD, and Ming Liu, MD, London, England, measured the minimal nasal cross-sectional area and nasal cavity volume in 15 patients after they underwent laryngectomy. Measurements were recorded two to three times per hour for 6 hours. Although the nasal cycle was not regular nor necessarily alternating, they demonstrated that there was not total ablation after total laryngectomy.In a retrospective study of 262 consecutive patients who underwent endoscopic sinus surgery, previous middle turbinate resection did not effect the incidence of postoperative disease within the frontal sinus. Paul Swanson, Donald C. Lanza, MD, and David Kennedy, MD, Philadelphia, Pa, and Eugenia M. Vining, MD, New Haven, Conn, found an increased incidence of diffuse polyposis, aspirin-sensitivity triad, and

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