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Intra-aural tick infestation was detected in 29 patients presenting with acute ear pain in the central province of Sri Lanka during June 1999 to January 2002. The ages ranged from 9 months to 67 years. All showed oedematous aural canals and enlarged adjacent lymph nodes. Of 30 ticks removed, 29 were nymphs of Dermacentor auratus and 1 and male Hyalomma… (More)
OBJECTIVE To study the feasibility of tympanic neurectomy in the treatment of parotid fistulae. DESIGN Five patients with parotid fistulae were treated by tympanic neurectomy at the ENT Department, General Hospital, Kandy. RESULTS Four were completely and one was partially cured.
OBJECTIVE To assess the success of surgical treatment of otosclerosis by stapedectomy and replacement with prostheses and to compare the results with other series. DESIGN 115 operations done in 109 patients at one of the ENT units of the General Hospital Kandy. RESULTS AND CONCLUSIONS After post-operative periods varying from 1 to 6 years the patients… (More)
Two patients with bilateral abductor vocal cord palsy were treated by lateralisation of one cord (1), with two modifications. These modifications have not been documented before. The second modification makes the operation more suitable for developing countries as an operating microscope is not necessary. The surgical procedure is described.
Necrotising sialometaplasia of the nasopharynx with nasal extension in a 43 year old man, with no preceding history of trauma, is reported. Some unusual histological features are described.
BACKGROUND Squamous carcinoma of the oesophagus, is a common tumour in Sri Lanka. A thickened and pale appearance of the oral, hypopharyngeal and oesophageal mucosa, has been observed during endoscopy. The aim of this study was to document the histological changes of the mucosa thus affected in 93 patients with squamous carcinoma of the oesophagus. METHOD… (More)
BACKGROUND Middle ear surgical procedures such as myringoplasty, stapedectomy and tympanolasty are traditionally performed under general anaesthesia, with induced hypotension. METHODS We performed middle ear surgery in 73 patients, without induced hypotension, under local anaesthesia with sedation, and assessed feasibility, safety and acceptability. … (More)