Holly Patterson

Learn More
In the past decade the otolaryngologist has become interested in the problem of muscle reinnervation as it relates to laryngeal and facial paralysis. Although reinnervation by neuromuscular pedicle transfer has shown promising results in the laboratory and clinic, some investigators have had difficulty in achieving reliable results with this procedure. To(More)
A retrospective study of 61 consecutive patients with floor of mouth carcinoma and a clinically negative neck was done to determine the value of elective treatment to the neck. Subsequent histologically proven nodal disease was analyzed according to initial treatment modality (23 surgical, 38 irradiation), stage (29--T1,27--T2,5--T3), hemi-neck at risk(More)
Certain tip-projecting techniques require insertion of grafts and/or implants into the premaxillary region. These grafts may extend anteriorly into the columella or may have to reach all the way to the tip to exert the projecting forces exactly where the surgeon wishes to have them applied. The most direct technique for insertion of these long grafts is one(More)
Hamartomas of the hypopharynx are rare. Detailed microscopic study is necessary to differentiate these tumors from the adult-type rhabdomyoma, pleomorphic rhabdomyosarcoma, and granular cell tumor. To our knowledge, our case of a hypopharyngeal rhabdomyomatous hamartoma removed by a lateral pharyngotomy is the only verified hypopharyngeal case in the(More)