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OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to compare the discriminatory power of the Multi-Dimensional Voice Program (MDVP) and Praat in distinguishing the gender of euphonic adults. STUDY DESIGN This is a cross-sectional study. METHODS The recordings of 100 euphonic volunteers (50 males and 50 females) producing a sustained vowel /a/ were analyzed with MDVP(More)
OBJECTIVES Phosphorylated (activated) STAT3 (pSTAT3) is a regulator of numerous genes that play an essential part in the onset, development and progression of cancer; it is involved in cell proliferation and preventing apoptosis, and in invasion, angiogenesis, and the evasion of immune surveillance. This study aimed mainly to investigate the potential(More)
OBJECTIVE Inverted papilloma (Schneiderian-type papilloma), involving the middle ear and mastoid as a primary lesion or as an extension of a sinonasal papilloma, is an extremely rare occurrence. STUDY DESIGN The study design was a case report format with a review of the literature. Epidemiologic, diagnostic, therapeutic and follow-up problems are(More)
OBJECTIVE Tinnitus is not an uncommon symptom in the pediatric population and, despite its incidence, is still an unrecognized problem, particularly in normal hearing children. As tinnitus is frequently described by adults without evidence of ear disease, reports of tinnitus can be obtained also from a group of children without otological pathology. The(More)
Non-disseminated malignant lymphomas of salivary glands occurring in association with Warthin's tumour have rarely been reported. We describe the first case of association of an extranodal mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue (MALT)-type non-Hodgkin's lymphoma with Warthin's tumour of the parotid gland. Total parotidectomy with preservation of the facial nerve(More)
OBJECTIVES Although deep neck infections are less common nowadays because of the widespread use of antibiotics, they continue to carry significant morbidity and mortality rates. METHODS Between 2000 and 2008, deep neck infections were treated in 233 patients at the University of Padova. Cases of peritonsillar abscess, superficial infections, infections(More)
Clinical evidence of non-lymphatic distant metastasis has been reported in approximately 10% of cases of head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC). The lungs are the commonest site of distant metastasis of HNSCC, followed by the bones, liver and skin. A 65-year-old male underwent supraglottic laryngectomy and left modified neck dissection for a(More)
Facial nerve paralysis associated with parotid gland mass is usually caused by malignant neoplasms and facial nerve dysfunction due to parotid infection is exceedingly rare. A review of the literature revealed approximately 15 cases of facial nerve palsy associated with suppurative parotitis or parotid abscess. We report the first case of candidal abscess(More)
Considering clinical evidence,<2% of laryngeal malignancies are distant metastases. Cutaneous melanomas are the preponderant primaries metastasizing to the larynx, followed by renal cell carcinomas, breast and lung carcinomas. Colonic adenocarcinoma metastases to the larynx are extremely rare: only 13 cases have been described since 1972. We present the(More)
CONCLUSIONS The present preliminary results suggest that endoglin (CD105)-assessed micro-vessel density (MVD) in primary oral and oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinomas (SCCs) may identify patients at risk of disease recurrence or poor oncological outcome after treatment. OBJECTIVES MVD is an independent prognostic indicator in several human malignancies.(More)