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October 2015, Vol 141, No. 10, Pages 867-948

In This Issue of JAMA Otolaryngology

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2015;141(10):867. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2014.2177
Original Investigation

Quality of Life in Patients With Chronic Rhinosinusitis and Sleep Dysfunction Undergoing Endoscopic Sinus Surgery: A Pilot Investigation of Comorbid Obstructive Sleep Apnea

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2015;141(10):873-881. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2015.1673

This multisite cohort study of the effect of comorbid obstructive sleep apnea on chronic rhinosinusitis disease-specific quality of life and sleep dysfunction in patients with chronic rhinosinusitis following functional endoscopic sinus surgery found significant improvements after surgery.

Assessment of Vibratory Characteristics in Children Following Airway Reconstruction Using Flexible and Rigid Endoscopy and Stroboscopy

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2015;141(10):882-887. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2015.1740

This study of children evaluated for post–airway reconstruction dysphonia found that endoscopy was successfully completed in most but that vibratory characteristics were often not assessed adequately using videolaryngostroboscopy.

Association Between Multimodality Neck Treatment and Work and Leisure Impairment: A Disease-Specific Measure to Assess Both Impairment and Rehabilitation After Neck Dissection

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2015;141(10):888-893. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2015.2049

This cross-sectional study of patients with head and neck cancer who underwent selective neck dissection or modified radical neck dissection reports that more aggressive treatment was associated with worse shoulder function and quality of life.

Determinants of Objective Compliance During Oral Appliance Therapy in Patients With Sleep-Disordered Breathing: A Prospective Clinical Trial

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2015;141(10):894-900. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2015.1756

This prospective clinical trial reports on the parameters that are correlated with objectively measured compliance during oral appliance therapy in patients with sleep-disordered breathing.

Utility of Inferior Turbinoplasty for the Treatment of Nasal Obstruction in Children: A 10-Year Review

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2015;141(10):901-904. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2015.1560

This review of medical records examines the safety and effectiveness of isolated inferior turbinoplasty in children with nasal obstruction.

Epidemiology, Prognostic Factors, and Treatment of Malignant Submandibular Gland Tumors: A Population-Based Cohort Analysis

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2015;141(10):905-912. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2015.1745

This cohort study of SEER data investigated the correlates of survival in patients with primary malignant tumors of the submandibular gland.

Learning Curves of Virtual Mastoidectomy in Distributed and Massed Practice

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2015;141(10):913-918. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2015.1563

This cohort study looks at the use of virtual reality simulation training of medical students in performing mastoidectomy with comparison of distributed vs mass practice and tutored vs nontutored sessions.

Trends in US Pediatric Otolaryngology Fellowship Training

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2015;141(10):919-922. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2015.1570

This trend analysis examines training and placement of pediatric otolaryngology graduates in fellowships over the past 10 years.

Patterns and Predictors of Sensorineural Hearing Loss in Children With Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2015;141(10):923-926. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2015.1670

This retrospective cohort study examines the prevalence of sensorineural hearing loss among children with congenital diaphragmatic hernia and the need for close follow-up for hearing and speech development.

The Endoscopic Endonasal Approach to the Hypoglossal Canal: The Role of the Eustachian Tube as a Landmark for Dissection

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2015;141(10):927-933. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2015.1749

This cadaveric study describes the eustachian tube and other elements of nasopharyngeal anatomy as consistent landmarks that provide important points of reference when approaching the hypoglossal canal through an endoscopic endonasal approach.

Clinical Challenge

Pathology

Base of Tongue Mass

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2015;141(10):935-936. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2015.1727

A woman with intermittent left-sided throat and ear pain underwent surgery for left base of tongue resection via suprahyoid approach along with a left-sided neck dissection of levels I to IV. What is the diagnosis?

Pathology

Rapid Progression of Necrotic Lesion of the Mandibular Gingiva in a Pancytopenic Patient

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2015;141(10):937-938. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2015.1733

A woman with a history of essential thrombocythemia was diagnosed as having acute myelogenous leukemia and during the course of the second chemotherapy treatment developed left-sided mandibular pain and ecchymoses along the mandibular buccal-gingival borders. What is the diagnosis?

Radiology

A Mandibular Mass With Maxillary Erosion

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2015;141(10):939-940. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2015.1648

A woman in her 60s was referred for a large, left-sided, progressively enlarging mandibular mass; contrasted CT revealed an exophytic complex mass with areas of calcification and ossification inferiorly and a necrotic, cystic irregularly enhancing portion superiorly. What is the diagnosis?

Radiology

A Puzzle in the Carotid Space

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2015;141(10):941-942. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2015.2062

A young man presented with a painless gradually increasing swelling in the right side of the neck of 6 years’ duration; a CT scan revealed a solid right carotid space mass with a few cystic areas and coarse specks of calcification. What is the diagnosis?

Research Letter

Association of Hearing Impairment and Mortality in the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2015;141(10):944-946. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2015.1762

This study uses data from the cross-sectional National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey to report that, in adults 70 years or older, moderate or more severe hearing impairment was significantly associated with a 54% increased risk of mortality.

Observation

Consideration of Submandibular (Undescended) Ectopic Parathyroid Glands in Surgery and Localization Studies

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2015;141(10):943-944. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2015.2069

This case series describes 3 patients with undescended symptomatic parathyroid adenomas that required reoperation or advanced imaging to localize.

Comment & Response

Unusual Lacrimal Gland Tumor Epidemiology Explained

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2015;141(10):946. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2015.2042

Unusual Lacrimal Gland Tumor Epidemiology Explained

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2015;141(10):946-947. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2015.2045

Brodsky and Friedman Scales and Clinical Tonsil Size Grading in Children

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2015;141(10):947-948. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2015.2056

Removal of Detail in Table and Results to Comply With Funder Data Use Agreement

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2015;141(10):948. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2015.1998

Brodsky and Friedman Scales and Clinical Tonsil Size Grading in Children—Reply

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2015;141(10):948. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2015.2059
Correction

Removal of Detail From Table and Results

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2015;141(10):948. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2015.1977

Incorrect Manuscript Submission Date

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2015;141(10):948. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2015.2034
JAMA Otolaryngology–Head & Neck Surgery Masthead

JAMA Otolaryngology–Head & Neck Surgery

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2015;141(10):869. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2014.2178
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