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.
This cohort study compares the use of 3-dimensional vs 2-dimensional endoscopes by surgeons performing endoscopic ear surgery.
This systematic review assesses whether preoperative tonsil size is associated with the success or failure of adenotonsillectomy surgery in pediatric patients.
This study examines the accuracy of Medicare Physician Fee Schedule valuations of commonly performed head and neck surgical procedures.
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.
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.
This cross-sectional survey study evaluates the outcomes of voice changes following surgery in patients with thyroid cancer.
This review summarizes the current evidence on the diagnosis and management of olfactory dysfunction.
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?
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.
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.
This case series assesses the outcomes of vocal fold steroid injection for fibrosis after microlaryngeal surgery.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
This study reports the incidence and trends in uvulopalatopharyngoplasty and concurrent surgical approaches in treating obstructive sleep apnea in adults in Taiwan.
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?
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