Andy M Courson

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OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS To analyze trends in the surgical management of frontal and fronto-ethmoid mucoceles through meta-analysis. STUDY DESIGN Meta-analysis and case series. METHODS A systematic literature review on surgical management of frontal and fronto-ethmoid mucoceles was conducted. Studies were divided into historical (1975-2001) and(More)
BACKGROUND The diagnosis of necrotizing, or “malignant,” otitis externa (NOE) is typically made by the clinical picture of a severe otitis externa, often in a diabetic or immunocompromised patient, with associated skull base soft tissue infection and osteomyelitis, as visualized on magnetic resonance (MR) or computed tomographic (CT) scanning. While(More)
OBJECTIVES We demonstrate indications for external mechanical stapler diverticulectomy in the modern era of endoscopic treatment. We review treatment of a large diverticulum and discuss considerations that should be made in deciding on the type of surgical treatment. METHODS The index case was in a 75-year-old man who had undergone open cricopharyngeal(More)
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