Aaron S. Griffin

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BACKGROUND Laryngeal fracture is a rare condition that can lead to significant problems with airway patency, voice production, and swallowing. Conflict in the literature exists regarding the most suitable way to manage this injury. CASE REPORT We present the case of a 29-year-old Caucasian man who sustained a displaced fracture of the thyroid cartilage(More)
Facial nerve paralysis because of penetrating trauma through the external auditory canal is extremely rare, with a paucity of published literature. The objective of this study is to review the literature on transtympanic facial nerve paralysis and increase physician awareness of this uncommon injury through discussion of its clinical presentation,(More)
Schneiderian-type papilloma of the middle ear is a rare finding. We present a 46-year-old Aboriginal man with a large tympanic membrane perforation and a Schneiderian-type papilloma filling the middle ear. The aim of this study is to familiarize clinicians with this uncommon disease through discussion of its clinical presentation, diagnostic considerations(More)
BACKGROUND Vascular malformations are generally detected in childhood or adolescence with first presentations in adulthood being rare. CASE REPORT We report the case of a 52-year-old female with threatened compromise of her airway after expectorating a massive arteriovenous malformation anchored at the supraglottis. The only preceding symptom was(More)
INTRODUCTION Internal abdominal hernias account for 1% of all hernias but 5.8% of all bowel obstructions and hence are of significant clinical importance. Similarly Spigelian hernias account for only 0.12-2% of all abdominal wall hernias. CASE PRESENTATION We present and discuss the management of a case that presented with concurrent falciform ligament(More)
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