Jonathan D Bennett

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STUDY DESIGN Retrospective analysis of a prospective cohort. OBJECTIVE Change in cervical angular alignment may be associated with dysphagia. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA Bony deformities of the cervical spine may be associated with secondary contractures of soft tissues in the neck. Acute surgical deformity correction causes in changes in soft tissue(More)
BACKGROUND CONTEXT Dysphagia is common in the early postoperative period after anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF). Several mechanisms, including soft-tissue swelling, have been implicated as a cause of postoperative dysphagia. PURPOSE To determine whether anterior soft-tissue swelling is greater in patients with postoperative dysphagia. (More)
OBJECTIVE The hemodynamic effects of local anesthetic administration with and without a vasoconstrictor were compared by using laser Doppler flowmetry. STUDY DESIGN Seventeen people participated in a single study session in which they were given 2 intraoral injections. The injections, which were administered in random order, consisted of 1.8 mL lidocaine(More)
The serious nature of laryngeal trauma sustained during sporting activity can be easily overlooked. Concomitant injury should not distract from the diagnosis of potential airway problems. The effects of head and neck trauma on the airway may be delayed. The assessment and management of a patient with suspected laryngeal injury should be carried out by(More)
Neonatal hypocalcemia secondary to maternal hypercalcemia is relatively rare. We describe two infants with hypocalcemia and generalized seizures at 2 weeks and at 5 days of age, respectively. In the first case the infant was delivered of a mother who was subsequently diagnosed as having hyperparathyroidism. In the second case the infant was a member of a(More)
Fibrous histiocytoma has a variable, unpredictable behaviour and potential for malignancy. The treatment of choice is wide local excision, which, in the larynx, entails total laryngectomy. A case of fibrous histiocytoma of the larynx, treated successfully by radiotherapy, is presented. A recurrence was treated with cryosurgery and the patient is well at(More)
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