G Patrick Bridger

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PURPOSE Sinonasal mucosal melanoma is a rare and aggressive disease and its incidence does not mimic that of its cutaneous counterpart in the Australian population. The present study examines one unit's experience with the disease and proposes a treatment strategy. The significance of macroscopic widespread mucosal melanosis and histological melanoma in(More)
This retrospective analysis of 100 patients revealed a postoperative pharyngocutaneous fistula rate of 15.3% following total laryngectomy, and 21.4% following partial pharyngolaryngectomy. All fistulae were benign. None resulted in mortality. The most significant risk factor for the development of fistulae is prior radiotherapy, especially high dose(More)
Three cases of plunging ranula are described and the literature is reviewed. In many cases, a plunging ranula is iatrogenic and follows surgery to an oral ranula. In the cases presented, the cervical swelling was associated with prolongations of sublingual gland into or through the mylohyoid muscle. All patients were cured by partial or total excision of(More)
AIMS To evaluate a single centre's experience with subglottic laryngeal carcinoma. MATERIALS AND METHODS The laryngeal cancer database at the Prince of Wales Hospital was sourced to define a sub-population of patients presenting with primary subglottic carcinoma. Excluded from the analysis were patients having a glottic origin for their carcinoma and(More)
BACKGROUND Combined anterior craniofacial resection (CFR) has been in use for more than 25 years. The advent of the free revascularized tissue transfer flap in l980 permitted safe resection of tumors that had spread beyond the confines of the paranasal sinuses with immediate reconstruction of the sino-orbital cranial defect. The purpose of this study was to(More)
A 69-year-old male patient with hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia presented with severe epistaxis requiring repeated transfusions. Both nasal passages were densely populated with these vascular malformations that involved the entire nasal mucosa. A total rhinotomy was performed and all the nasal mucosa and turbinates were excised. Both nasal passages(More)
Two surgical approaches were used for nasal and ethmoid cancers involving the anterior skull base. A craniofacial operation with the assistance of a neurosurgeon was employed when the cribriform plate was infiltrated. A frontofacial operation through the frontal sinus was preferred when the cribriform plate was radiologically intact. Thirty patients(More)