Heitham A Gheriani

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OBJECTIVE To compare NasoPore (Stryker Canada, Hamilton, ON, Canada) and a traditional middle meatal spacer (MMS) composed of Merocel ((Medtronic Xomed, Mississauga, ON, Canada) placed in a vinyl glove finger in functional endoscopic sinus surgery (FESS) with regard to postoperative bleeding, wound healing, and patient comfort. DESIGN A prospective,(More)
Few studies have investigated the effect of steroids on idiopathic sudden hearing loss (ISHL). Recently, Wilson, et al., reported a double blind study demonstrating a statistically significant improvement of hearing using steroids is ISHL. This report, fashioned after the Wilson study, confirms his findings and analyzes the relationship of several factors(More)
Amyloidosis of the ear is rare. We describe the case of a 41-year-old man who had localized amyloidosis that involved the external auditory canal and middle ear. To the best of our knowledge, only 4 other cases of amyloidosis involving the external auditory canal have been previously reported; in none of these cases was the middle ear involved. We also(More)
Paradoxical vocal cord motion disorder (PVCM), also called vocal cord dysfunction, is an important differential diagnosis for asthma. The disorder is often misdiagnosed as asthma leading to unnecessary drug use, very high medical utilisation and occasionally tracheal intubation or tracheostomy. Laryngoscopy is the gold standard for diagnosis of PVCM. Speech(More)
BACKGROUND This study was designed to compare differences in intraoperative blood loss, mean arterial blood pressure (MABP), and duration of surgery when 0.25% bupivacaine with 1:200000 epinephrine is injected, preoperatively, versus normal saline (NS), during functional endoscopic sinus surgery (FESS). METHODS A prospective, double-blind randomized(More)
Primary cervical tuberculosis is uncommon, although its incidence has risen somewhat over the past few years. In this article, we describe a rare case in which the patient developed a dual pathology-cervical tuberculosis and a malignant squamous cell carcinoma-in a group of lymph nodes on one side of the neck. Initially, tuberculosis was diagnosed on the(More)
Thyroid cancer represents approximately 0.5–1% of all human malignancy1. In the UK the incidence of thyroid cancer is 23 per 100,000 populations 2. In geographical areas of low iodine intake and in areas exposed to nuclear disasters the incidence of thyroid cancer is higher. Benign thyroid conditions are much more common. In the UK approximately 8 % of the(More)
BACKGROUND Endoscopic management of sphenoid sinus disease has great potential for surgical complications. A variety of endoscopic surgical techniques have been described for entering the sphenoid sinus. The utility of these surgical techniques is based on the position of the superior turbinate attachment to the sphenoid face (Parson's ridge). We introduce(More)
Vocal fold granuloma induced by polytef (Teflon) injection is rare. This condition requires surgical intervention in order to restore the voice. In this report, we discuss the use of an endoscopic laryngeal microdebrider blade in successfully treating this condition. To the best of our knowledge, this procedure has not been previously described in the(More)
The incidence of primary squamous cell carcinoma in salivary gland tumours is rare. The first presenting symptom of a salivary gland tumour is usually a painless lump. Acute facial paralysis is uncommon to be the initial presentation. This case report describes a patient of acute facial paralysis due to primary squamous cell carcinoma of parotid gland who(More)