Dennis M Crockett

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Due to its rarity, cervical thymic cyst is seldom included in the differential diagnosis of a neck mass. Approximately 80 cases have been reported thus far, and most of these cases have occurred asymptomatically in children and adults. Only 5 cases have involved patients younger than 1 year of age. The authors report four new patients with thymic cyst in(More)
During an 8-year period, 66 patients with recurrent respiratory papillomatosis underwent 890 laser microlaryngoscopy procedures. A retrospective analysis of immediate and delayed complications occurring with laser microlaryngoscopy in the treatment of these patients revealed that complications secondary to anesthetic technique and laser methodology were(More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate and discuss a three-layer rigid reconstruction technique for large anterior skull base defects. STUDY DESIGN Prospective, nonrandomized, non-blinded. SETTING Tertiary teaching medical center. METHODS Twenty consecutive patients underwent craniofacial resection for a variety of pathology. All patients had large anterior cranial(More)
Dyspnea is a fairly common complaint during pregnancy. However, if one excludes allergic nasal congestion of pregnancy, upper airway obstruction is a distinctly uncommon cause of dyspnea in the pregnant patient. Three cases of laryngeal rhinoscleroma in pregnant women requiring tracheostomy for airway management are reported. All three delivered healthy(More)
Nine children with airway obstructing hemangiomas were managed with corticosteroid therapy for durations of 6 weeks to 17 months. One patient required a tracheotomy. Steroid therapy improved the airways of the other 8 patients. Therapy was continued for 8 months or longer in 6 patients, none of whom developed life-threatening infections. Examinations 1 1/2(More)
A retrospective review of 45 children with mucopolysaccharidoses was performed to determine the frequency of complications related to the head and neck. In this series, every patient had at least one complication involving the head and neck region, and in over half, operative intervention by the otolaryngologist was required. Upper airway obstruction(More)
Although the general principles for evaluation and management of facial fractures in children are the same as for adults, some modification in assessment, timing, and technique must be considered. This article has a double purpose: to re-emphasize acute assessment and medical management so that the pediatrician can function as the coordinator of the(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine the methods of extracranial repair of traumatic defects in the cribriform plate and ethmoid roof resulting in persistent cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) rhinorrhea in pediatric patients. DESIGN Retrospective case series. SETTING A single-institution, tertiary care, pediatric hospital. PATIENTS Four children, ranging in age from 3 1/2 to(More)