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Polymorphous low-grade adenocarcinoma (PLGA) is a relatively common malignancy of the oral cavity, representing 7% to 11% of all intraoral minor salivary gland tumors, and 19% to 26% of those that are malignant. However, it is a rare finding in the oropharynx, with only 6 cases reported in the...
Background: Bronchoscopic subcutaneous dilatational tracheostomy is fast becoming the method of choice for securing an airway in chronic ventilated patients in an intensive care setting. Many studies have demonstrated that it is a cost-effective and safe procedure in experienced hands....
Various surgical approaches have been employed to treat the medial orbital wall fracture. It has been necessary to use grafts or splints in these approaches. We introduced a new technique to treat our patient with diplopia resulting from medial orbital fracture. In this new method, rotational...
Prolongation of QT interval may lead to serious, potentially life-threatening, ventricular tachyarrhythmia, such as torsades de pointes. The cause may be an inherited or an acquired malfunction of ion channels at the myocardial cell membrane. Metabolic abnormalities, starvation, nervous system...
Introduction: Pharyngocutaneous fistula is one of the most common nonfatal laryngectomy complications (7.6% to 65% of all total patients). Preoperative radiotherapy, advanced tumor stage, poor preoperative medical status, and concomitant pharyngectomy are usually accepted causative factors in...
Purpose: The aim of the study was to evaluate the efficacy of low-dose dexamethasone sodium phosphate (5 mg) on the prophylaxis of nausea and vomiting after tympanomastoid surgery. Tropisetron hydrochloride (2 mg) and saline were used as controls. Materials and Methods: One hundred twenty...
Some regions of the larynx such as the inferior surface of the vocal fold and the subglottis cannot be adequately irradiated with a conventional laser instrument and a microscopic manipulator coupled to an operating microscope. To improve on this disadvantage, we present a method for CO 2 laser...
Purpose: To determine if position during bedrest is related to the canal affected in posterior canal benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV). Materials and Methods: Fifty-five individuals with posterior canal BPPV were investigated. Diagnosis was established if a consistent clinical history...
Purpose: To discuss the presentation of localized amyloidosis affecting the nasopharynx and discuss the management options. Amyloidosis in the head and neck is a rare and benign condition that usually takes the form of localized amyloidosis. Because systemic amyloidosis markedly shortens life...
Juvenile nasopharyngeal angiofibroma is a highly vascular tumor arising from the area around the sphenopalatine foramen. Various radical and extended radical surgeries have been advocated to surgically excise both extranasopharyngeal and nasopharyngeal juvenile angiofibromas. However...
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