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First-bite syndrome, characterized by excruciating pain in the parotid region after the first few bites of food, can be seen after surgery of the parapharyngeal space. Herein we describe a patient with no prior surgical history who presented with facial pain consistent with first-bite syndrome. Imaging and ultrasound-guided FNA revealed a nonpalpable(More)
BACKGROUND Sinonasal undifferentiated carcinoma (SNUC) is a high-grade, aggressive neoplasm. Low incidence and poor outcomes make identification of prognostic factors and treatment standardization difficult. Similarly, little is known regarding the association of human papillomavirus (HPV) with SNUC. METHODS A retrospective review was conducted. Extracted(More)
IMPORTANCE Few studies have evaluated the pediatric voice objectively using acoustic measurements. Furthermore, consistency of these measurements across time, particularly for continuous speech, has not been evaluated. OBJECTIVES (1) To evaluate normal pediatric voice frequency and perturbation using both time-based and frequency-based acoustic(More)
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS Interferon regulatory factor 6 (IRF6), the gene that causes van der Woude syndrome (VWS), is a candidate gene for nonsyndromic cleft lip with or without cleft palate (NSCLP) because a number of studies have supported an association between NSCLP and single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in IRF6 in several populations. This project(More)
IMPORTANCE Few studies have used objective measures to evaluate the development of the normal pediatric voice. Cepstral analysis of continuous speech samples is a reliable method for gathering acoustic data; however, it has not been used to examine the changes that occur with voice development. OBJECTIVE To establish and characterize acoustic patterns of(More)
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is more common in children with Down syndrome, affecting up to 60% of patients, and may persist in up to 50% of patients after adenotonsillectomy. These children with persistent moderate to severe OSA require continuous positive airway pressure, which is often poorly tolerated, or even tracheotomy for severe cases. The(More)
INTRODUCTION Tumor immunotherapy have broadened therapeutic options for tumor treatment. The role of immune function in juvenile recurrent respiratory papillomatosis (JRRP) has not been investigated. Applying immunoblockade inhibitors as a novel disease treatment is unclear. Our study, for the first time, evaluates immune infiltration and immuno-suppressive(More)
Stress velopharyngeal incompetence (SVPI) commonly affects brass and wind musicians. We present a series of two patients who presented with nasal air emission following prolonged woodwind instrument practice. Neither patient demonstrated audible nasal air emission during speech, but endoscopy revealed localized air escape/bubbling from different sites for(More)
Chromosome 22q11.2 microdeletions result in multiple congenital abnormalities, including an increased risk of carotid medialization, which is an important consideration for preoperative planning in children with velopharyngeal insufficiency. Preoperative imaging of the neck vasculature is recommended. Here we describe a case in which a child had negative(More)
OBJECTIVE To cross-validate the Feeding Swallowing Impact Survey (FSIS), a quality of life instrument, specifically to a subpopulation of children who aspirate due to laryngeal cleft. INTRODUCTION The FSIS is a recently validated instrument used to describe caregiver quality of life (QOL) in children with aspiration due to various causes. To(More)