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May 2018, Vol 144, No. 5, Pages 395-462

In This Issue of JAMA Otolaryngology

Highlights

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2018;144(5):395. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2017.1951
Viewpoint

A Novel Approach to the National Resident Matching Program—The Star System

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2018;144(5):397-398. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2018.0068

This Viewpoint details a star system for matching otolaryngology–head and neck surgery applicants with programs.

Original Investigation

Association Between Age and Weight as Risk Factors for Complication After Tonsillectomy in Healthy Children

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2018;144(5):399-405. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2017.3431

This cohort study examines the association between posttonsillectomy complication rate and the age and weight of the child at the time of surgery.

Analysis of Vocal Fold Motion Impairment in Neonates Undergoing Congenital Heart Surgery

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2018;144(5):406-412. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2017.3459

This cross-sectional analysis evaluates the cost, postprocedure length of stay, and outcomes for neonates with vocal fold motion impairment after congenital heart surgery.

Self-reported Hearing Difficulty and Risk of Accidental Injury in US Adults, 2007 to 2015

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2018;144(5):413-417. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2018.0039

This cross-sectional analysis examines 2007 to 2015 data from the National Health Interview Survey to assess the association of hearing difficulty with risk of accidental injury in US adults.

Preoperative Facial Nerve Mapping to Plan and Guide Pediatric Facial Vascular Anomaly Resection

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2018;144(5):418-426. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2018.0054

This historically controlled study investigates if preoperative facial nerve mapping is associated with intraoperative facial nerve injury risk and safe surgical approach options compared with standard nerve integrity monitoring.

Thyroidectomy Practice After Implementation of the 2015 American Thyroid Association Guidelines on Surgical Options for Patients With Well-Differentiated Thyroid Carcinoma

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2018;144(5):427-432. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2018.0042

This cohort study assesses surgical practice changes regarding lobectomy, up-front thyroidectomy, and completion thyroidectomy in a tertiary medical center before and after the implementation of the 2015 American Thyroid Association guidelines for well-differentiated thyroid carcinoma.

Life Experience of Patients With Unilateral Vocal Fold Paralysis

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2018;144(5):433-439. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2018.0067

This mixed methods study (surveys and interviews) promotes patient-centered care by characterizing the patient experiences of living with unilateral vocal fold paralysis.

Review

Single-Stage Mastoid Obliteration in Cholesteatoma Surgery and Recurrent and Residual Disease RatesA Systematic Review

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2018;144(5):440-446. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2017.3401

This systematic study analyzes the literature on recurrent and residual cholesteatoma rates after single-stage canal wall up and canal wall down tympanoplasty with mastoid obliteration.

Clinical Challenge

Pathology

An Aggressive Sinonasal Mass With Parameningeal Extension

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2018;144(5):447-448. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2017.3446

A woman in her 60s presented with sinus pressure progressing to dental pain; imaging revealed a mass arising from the skull base and nasopharynx and involvement of the right posterior orbit. What is your diagnosis?

Radiology

A Rare Cause of Oropharyngeal and Supraglottic Airway Narrowing

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2018;144(5):449-450. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2018.0009

A man presented with right lower quadrant abdominal pain; imaging of the neck revealed a submucosal soft-tissue mass containing few punctate calcifications centered in the epiglottis narrowing of the oropharyngeal and supraglottic laryngeal airways by the enlarged epiglottis. What is your diagnosis?

Radiology

Pulsatile Tinnitus With Imaging

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2018;144(5):451-452. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2018.0014

A woman in her 40s presented with right pulsatile tinnitus with a whooshing quality for 4 years; the external auditory canals were clear bilaterally, tympanic membranes were intact and mobile bilaterally, and there was no evidence of any vascular masses in the middle ear space. What is your diagnosis?

Radiology

Tubular Neck Mass

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2018;144(5):453-454. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2018.0019

A man in his 60s had right-sided lateral neck pain; palpation demonstrated a mass running along the lateral border of the sternocleidomastoid (SCM) muscle and imaging showed an elongated enhancing tubular structure along the lateral surface of the right SCM muscle. What is your diagnosis?

Research Letter

Association of Facility and System Factors With Survival Among Pediatric Patients With Surgically Treated Head and Neck Sarcomas

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2018;144(5):455-456. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2018.0183

This study investigates the role of facility and system factors associated with survival in pediatric patients with head and neck sarcomas.

Observation

Novel Ingested Foreign Bodies—A Fidget Spinner Case Report

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2018;144(5):456-457. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2017.2685

This is the report of a case of a young woman with a complex mental health history including depression and eating disorder who presented with severe neck pain and vomiting after reporting ingestion of a fidget spinner toy broken into 3 pieces.

Postoperative Facial Baroparesis While FlyingA Rare Complication of Decompressing a Facial Nerve Schwannoma

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2018;144(5):457-459. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2018.0048

This case report describes a unique iatrogenic mechanism of baroparesis in a patient who underwent surgical treatment of a facial nerve schwannoma.

Comment & Response

Hypercoagulability, Obstructive Sleep Apnea, and Pulmonary Embolism

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2018;144(5):459. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2017.3440

Multidisciplinary Clinical Treatment of Head and Neck Cancer

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2018;144(5):460-461. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2017.3437

Hypercoagulability, Obstructive Sleep Apnea, and Pulmonary Embolism—Reply

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2018;144(5):460. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2017.3454

A Child’s Complaint of “Throat Freeze”—Not Brain Freeze—and Experiences With Zenker Diverticulum

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2018;144(5):461-462. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2017.3443

Multidisciplinary Clinical Treatment of Head and Neck Cancer—Reply

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2018;144(5):461. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2017.3451

Errors in Items and Algorithm in Questionnaire Used in Validation Study

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2018;144(5):462. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2018.0029
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JAMA Otolaryngology–Head & Neck Surgery

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2018;144(5):396. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2017.1952
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