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Significant orbital trauma can result in orbital floor fractures with subsequent prolapse of the orbital contents into the paranasal sinuses. Prolapse of the periorbita can result in extraocular muscle entrapment, diplopia, enophthalmos, and even visual loss. Management of orbital floor fractures traditionally has been accomplished through transconjunctival(More)
OBJECTIVES Recent literature has suggested that histopathologic analysis of routine tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy (T&A) specimens may be unnecessary. This study investigates T&A specimen handling practices in the United States between 1989 and 1999. METHODS Surveys were sent to 4715 members of the American Academy of Otolaryngology. Surveys assessed(More)
Orbital floor blow-out fractures (OBFs) result from trauma to the globe and periorbita. These fractures occur in repeatable patterns that can be endoscopically classified as either medial or lateral to the infraorbital nerve (V2). Medial fractures are the most common and can be separated into "trap door" and "blow-out" fractures. Fractures that extend(More)
Peritonsillar cellulitis and peritonsillar abscess are similar clinical entities with markedly different methods of treatment. Therefore, accurate diagnosis is paramount to appropriate treatment. This pilot study was designed to evaluate the sensitivity and specificity of intraoral ultrasound as a noninvasive method of differentiating abscess from(More)
INTRODUCTION Traditional advanced imaging modalities such as CT and MRI are limited in their ability to perform accurate linear distance and angular measurements regardless of anatomical orientation. The construction of 3D models has been used to perform anthropometric analyses as well as in the reconstruction of rapid prototypes. We hypothesized that such(More)
After posterior nasal packing, the two most common therapies for intractable epistaxis are transantral ligation of the internal maxillary artery and percutaneous embolization of the distal internal maxillary artery. However, optimal management of intractable posterior epistaxis remains controversial. We retrospectively reviewed the charts of 21 patients(More)
PURPOSE Recent advances in computer-modeling software allow reconstruction of facial symmetry in a virtual environment. This study evaluates the use of preoperative computer modeling and intraoperative navigation to guide reconstruction of the maxillofacial skeleton. METHODS Three patients with traumatic maxillofacial deformities received preoperative,(More)
OBJECTIVE The most accurate orbital reconstructions result from an anatomic repair of the premorbid orbital architecture. Many different techniques and materials have been used; unfortunately, there is currently no optimal method. This study compares the use of preformed vs intraoperative bending of titanium mesh for orbital reconstruction in 2-wall orbital(More)
PURPOSE OF REVIEW Computer applications in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery continue to evolve as image-guided surgical technology and software applications improve. Surgeons use these technological advances in order to simplify complex and historically challenging reconstructive issues. This paper reviews the recent literature pertaining to(More)
OBJECTIVES To analyze 202 consecutive frontal sinus fracture (FSF) patients treated between 1974 and 2002 at the University of California, Davis. METHODS A retrospective chart review was performed, including all patients with frontal sinus fractures from 1987 to 2002. This and 72 previously reported patients (1974-1986) were analyzed, comparing age,(More)