Hadlock presents an introductory review of iatrogenic facial paralysis, from initial evaluation and decision making to the full range of conservative and operative management.
Fewer than one-third of patients with Bell’s palsy experience functional, psychosocial, and esthetic sequelae after treatment. Berg and coauthors investigated whether adding prednisolone to antiviral treatment of Bell’s palsy reduces the severity of these sequelae.
Pritchett and Thorne compare the incidence of acute mastoiditis in the US pediatric population using data from Healthcare Costs and Utilization Project-Kids' Inpatient Database.
Andreoli and coauthors present a retrospective database review of 1241 cases of parotid acinic cell carcinoma in the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results Program database from 1988 to 2007.
Kinnari and colleagues use confocal scanning laser microscopy and polymerase chain reaction microarray to analyze epithelial biopsy specimens from true vocal folds of patients with chronic laryngitis undergoing diagnostic laryngomicroscopy to determine the incidence of biofilm.
Alexander and coauthors discuss treatment of lateral recess of the sphenoid sinus cerebrospinal fluid leaks, which present unique challenges to the otolaryngologist. They highlights concepts critical to achieving successful repair and avoiding intracranial complications.
Lee and coauthors performed a retrospective evaluation of the efficacy of the mandibular advancement device (MAD) for the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea in Korean patients. Using the apnea-hypopnea index, the authors investigated the role of positional dependency in effective treatment.
Gilbert and colleagues describe the outcomes for a selected group of patients undergoing vertical partial laryngectomy for salvage of radiation treatment failure for rT1 and rT2 glottic carcinoma. They present a novel reconstructive technique using the temporoparietal fascial free flap combined with a mucosal and cartilage graft to reconstruct the hemilaryngeal defect.
The long-term efficacy of bilateral endoscopic vidian neurectomy in the management of moderate to severe persistent allergic rhinitis was assessed by Tan et al.
Turri-Zanoni and coauthors review their experience with the surgical treatment of frontoethmoidal osteomas, focusing on the osteomas that were either localized laterally in the frontal sinus or showing intraorbital involvement.
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