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We discuss four cases of postirradiation sarcomas of the head and neck. Two cases were metachronous sarcomas that appeared after operation and irradiation for primary sarcomas, 1 case was a mandibular malignant fibrous histiocytoma that developed on the opposite side of the jaw from a malignant histiocytic neoplasm that was irradiated 8 years previously,(More)
Rupture of the carotid artery has been one of the most feared postoperative complications in head and neck cancer patients. Traditional management of carotid artery rupture has been disappointing, and morbidity and mortality have been high. Experience with carotid artery rupture at the authors' institution over the past 20 years has been reviewed. The(More)
Neoplasms of the larynx showing neuroendocrine differentiation are uncommon, with less than 100 previously reported cases. These tumors encompass subcategories that have been designated heretofore as "malignant carcinoid" and "oat cell carcinoma" and have been associated with ectopic production of neuropeptides and biogenic amines. We report a case of(More)
Infantile lobar emphysema is a symptom complex representing a spectrum of diseases characterized by overdistention of a pulmonary lobe by a check valve mechanism. The earlier in life infantile lobar emphysema presents, the more severe are the symptoms. Half of the cases appear in the first 4 weeks of life. The chest radiograph is the best diagnostic tool(More)
Rhabdomyolysis is increasingly recognized as a cause of acute renal failure. Though often the result of extensive trauma, rhabdomyolysis may also appear in the postoperative period. We describe three recent cases in patients undergoing head and neck surgery. Early diagnosis is based on laboratory and clinical examination. Treatment aimed at renal(More)
BACKGROUND Following standard triple therapy, up to 20% of patients require further Helicobacter pylori eradication treatment. Data regarding the efficacy of re-treatment in these patients are scarce. AIM To evaluate the efficacy of a triple therapy after one or more consecutive treatment failures. METHODS A total of 51 patients with persistent H.(More)
A retrospective study of 112 consecutive patients with frontal sinus fractures who were available for follow-up is presented. Significant complications are possible, especially with fracture of the posterior sinus wall. When indicated, the sinus is reconstructed with wire using free denuded fragments if available. Severe complications in displaced posterior(More)
The findings and results of 50 consecutive nasofrontal duct reconstructions are analyzed and presented. Postoperative recurrence of frontal sinus disease occurred in 14% of the cases and there were no significant postoperative or intraoperative complications. There was no instance of failure in patients with a history of trauma to the nasofrontal duct and(More)
While a number of flaps are available that can "plug the hole" created by the resection of an oral cavity malignancy, the final functional and cosmetic result is often far from satisfactory. The ideal flap for this area should provide a one-stage, reliable reconstruction (regardless of previous surgery or irradiation) with the options of thin pliable skin(More)