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There has been no published research on muscle tension dysphonia (MTD) in speakers who use a tonal language. Using a sample of 47 Northern Vietnamese female primary school teachers with MTD, we aimed to discover whether professional voice users of tonal languages presented with the same symptoms of MTD as speakers of nontonal languages and whether they… (More)
Cystic lymphangioma is a congenital lesion which rarely presents in adult life and even less commonly arises within salivary tissue. We report the sudden appearance of a large cystic lymphangioma within the parotid gland of a young man and discuss the management of this rare condition.
Aspirin and other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID) are being used increasingly. A positive correlation has been shown between epistaxis and the use of NSAID in the over 50s. This prospective study compared the NSAID intake and platelet function in 50 patients with epistaxis and 50 controls. Standard haematological parameters and the platelet… (More)
We report a case of a Nepalese who developed a recrudescence of malignant falciparum malaria whilst taking systemic corticosteroids. The malaria was resistant to chloroquine at the RI level, the first such case reported from BMH Dharan.
A 67-year-old man presented with a 45-year history of a week voice. This was result of polio which had left him with a right vocal cord palsy. The patient underwent a Teflon injection of the right vocal cord under general anaesthesia to improve the quality of his voice. In the immediate post-operative period, he suffered acute upper airway obstruction. The… (More)
The use of phlebotomy for a full blood count (FBC) and group and serum storage (G&S) prior to tonsillectomy with or without adenoidectomy was assessed by means of a postal questionnaire sent to consultant otolaryngologists within the South West Thames region. This was compared with 'countrywide' practice assessed by means of questions to attenders at an… (More)
Peri-operative acute upper airway obstruction may be life-threatening. A case is reported of a child with severe adenotonsillar hypertrophy who developed acute upper airway obstruction after a routine surgical procedure and required emergency adenotonsillectomy. The importance of pre-operative assessment is stressed.
Combined glottography shows clinical potential but has only had limited use in monitoring laryngeal function before and after surgery. Eight patients undergoing Polytetrafluoroethylene (Teflon) injection for unilateral vocal cord palsies had pre- and post-operative combined glottography performed. Grossly abnormal waveforms pre-operatively confirmed poor… (More)