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September 2019, Vol 145, No. 9, Pages 779-880

In This Issue of JAMA Otolaryngology

Highlights

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2019;145(9):779. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2018.2798
Viewpoint

Discussing Age-Related Hearing Loss and Cognitive Decline With Patients

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2019;145(9):781-782. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2019.1667

This Viewpoint examines potential associations between age-related hearing loss and cognitive decline in elderly patients and discusses how to counsel patients about hearing loss and cognitive decline.

Original Investigation

Comparison of Postmarketing Findings vs the Initial Clinical Validation Findings of a Thyroid Nodule Gene Expression Classifier: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2019;145(9):783-792. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2019.1449

This systematic review and meta-analysis uses PubMed to find postmarketing studies of a common molecular test for cytologically indeterminate thyroid nodules in an effort to clinically validate the test.

Association of Midlife Hearing Impairment With Late-Life Temporal Lobe Volume Loss

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2019;145(9):794-802. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2019.1610

This cohort study uses data from the Baltimore Longitudinal Study of Aging to examine the association between midlife hearing impairment and late-life temporal lobe volume loss.

Incidence of Multilevel Surgical Procedures and Readmissions in Uvulopalatopharyngoplasty in Taiwan

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2019;145(9):803-810. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2019.1656

This study reports the incidence and trends in uvulopalatopharyngoplasty and concurrent surgical approaches in treating obstructive sleep apnea in adults in Taiwan.

Assessment of Patient Outcomes After Adjuvant Vocal Fold Steroid Injection for Fibrosis After Microlaryngeal Surgery

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2019;145(9):811-816. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2019.1682

This case series assesses the outcomes of vocal fold steroid injection for fibrosis after microlaryngeal surgery.

Association of Feeding Evaluation With Frenotomy Rates in Infants With Breastfeeding Difficulties

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2019;145(9):817-822. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2019.1696

In this quality improvement study, a multidisciplinary team evaluated a comprehensive feeding examination program for infants with ankyloglossia who were having breastfeeding difficulties to determine whether frenotomy was necessary.

Assessment of Voice Outcomes Following Surgery for Thyroid Cancer

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2019;145(9):823-829. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2019.1737

This cross-sectional survey study evaluates the outcomes of voice changes following surgery in patients with thyroid cancer.

Association Between Annual Surgeon Total Thyroidectomy Volume and Transient and Permanent Complications

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2019;145(9):830-837. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2019.1752

This study uses Kaiser Permanente data to investigate a cut point for the association between annual surgeon total thyroidectomy volume and the rates of transient and permanent postoperative hypoparathyroidism and/or vocal cord paralysis among patients who underwent the procedure during 2008-2015.

Comparison of 3- vs 2-Dimensional Endoscopy Using Eye Tracking and Assessment of Cognitive Load Among Surgeons Performing Endoscopic Ear Surgery

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2019;145(9):838-845. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2019.1765

This cohort study compares the use of 3-dimensional vs 2-dimensional endoscopes by surgeons performing endoscopic ear surgery.

Invited Commentary

Molecular Testing for Indeterminate Thyroid Nodules—When the Rubber Meets the Road

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2019;145(9):792-793. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2019.1465
Review

Clinical Diagnosis and Current Management Strategies for Olfactory Dysfunction: A Review

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2019;145(9):846-853. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2019.1728

This review summarizes the current evidence on the diagnosis and management of olfactory dysfunction.

Association of Preoperative, Subjective Pediatric Tonsil Size With Tonsillectomy Outcomes: A Systematic Review

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2019;145(9):854-859. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2019.1842

This systematic review assesses whether preoperative tonsil size is associated with the success or failure of adenotonsillectomy surgery in pediatric patients.

Clinical Challenge

Pathology

Incidental Sphenoid Mass Found on Facial Trauma Workup

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2019;145(9):860-861. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2019.1662

A healthy 30-year old man presented with facial trauma after an assault; physical examination was notable for tenderness over the nasal bones, and computed tomography scan of the head revealed nasal bone fractures and an incidental 7-mm tissue density within the posterior aspect of the left sphenoid sinus. What is your diagnosis?

Pathology

Unilateral Nasal Mass in a Woman in Her 20s

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2019;145(9):862-863. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2019.1671

A 29-year-old healthy woman presented with a 2-month history of left-sided epiphora, headache, and facial pressure; a polypoid lesion was identified at the left lateral nasal wall and computed tomography showed a hyperdense mass involving the left medial canthus extending through the nasolacrimal duct into the left nasal cavity. What is your diagnosis?

Radiology

A Case of Childhood Hearing Loss

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2019;145(9):864-865. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2019.1701

A young boy presents with hearing loss accompanied by enlarged vestibular aqueducts and a family medical history of childhood hearing loss in the patient’s maternal grandfather. What is your diagnosis?

Research Letter

Valuation of Commonly Performed Head and Neck Surgical Procedures in the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2019;145(9):866-868. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2019.1943

This study examines the accuracy of Medicare Physician Fee Schedule valuations of commonly performed head and neck surgical procedures.

Observation

Plasmablastic Lymphoma of the Nasal Septum

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2019;145(9):868-869. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2019.1719

This case report describes an HIV-negative man who presented with a 12-month history of left-sided nasal congestion and obstruction despite medical treatment.

Congenital Tuberculosis With Oropharyngeal Mass Presenting as Neonatal Stridor

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2019;145(9):869-871. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2019.1708

This case report describes a male neonate who was born via normal delivery and presented with inspiratory stridor at 6 hours of life and was subsequently diagnosed with congenital tuberculosis.

Transient Abducens Nerve Palsy After Sphenopalatine Block Following Endoscopic Sinus Surgery

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2019;145(9):871-873. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2019.1875

This case report describes a woman who presented with bilateral nasal obstruction, thick nasal discharge, and facial pain and pressure, recalcitrant to 3 prior surgeries, immunotherapy, and medical therapy, and subsequently developed a left abducens nerve palsy resulting from local anesthesia after revision endoscopic sinus surgery.

Comment & Response

Quality of Life After Surgical Treatment for Thyroid Cancer

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2019;145(9):873. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2019.1758

Quality of Life After Surgical Treatment for Thyroid Cancer—Reply

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2019;145(9):873-874. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2019.1754

Inner Ear Malformations and Unilateral Sensorineural Hearing Loss—the Elephant in the Room

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2019;145(9):874-875. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2019.1761

Inner Ear Malformations and Unilateral Sensorineural Hearing Loss—the Elephant in the Room—Reply

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2019;145(9):875. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2019.1756
JAMA Otolaryngology Patient Page

Saline Irrigation and Topical Nasal Steroids

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2019;145(9):880. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2019.1713

This Patient Page describes the use of a saline nasal rinse to reduce the frequency and severity of the symptoms associated with inflammation of the nose owing to allergies or other causes.

JAMA Otolaryngology–Head & Neck Surgery Masthead

JAMA Otolaryngology–Head & Neck Surgery

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2019;145(9):780. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2018.2799
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