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PURPOSE Through a 10-year retrospective study, we report our experience in the management of descending necrotizing mediastinitis (DNM), a rare and often lethal complication of odontogenic and oropharyngeal infections. PATIENTS AND METHODS We reassessed 23 patients between the ages of 16 and 69 years (mean, 49 years) seen between 1996 and 2005, with DNM(More)
The tracheotomy, one of the oldest surgical procedures, has in recent years been the focus of particular attention given the undoubted, and not always justified, increase in indications, and by the introduction of dilatational tracheotomy techniques, particularly in critically patients. The present work compares the standard surgical tracheotomy with the(More)
Subjective disturbances, due to hearing loss, are auditory disability and handicap which can be evaluated with a questionnaire. The present study refers to a population of industrial workers affected by noise-induced hearing loss. Aim of the study is to identify the minimal level of hearing loss over which the patient felt changes in his quality of life,(More)
CONCLUSION The high rate of flogistic suffering of the controlateral ear seems to suggest a correlation between tubal dysfunction and acquired cholesteatoma but the low rate of pathological reports regarding the anterior mesotympanic region exclude a eustachian tube dysfunction (EDT) at the time of surgery. These observations support the hypothesis that ETD(More)
Based on today's common hearing aid design and technology, the team of researchers successfully designed a DPI which allows the worker to be "protected" against loudness and in the same time guarantee a good level of communication and perception of the surrounding environment. The design of this new device is very much similar to a standard BTE hearing aid(More)
The aim of our study is to assess, with objective measures, the impact on digestion of a coffee-flavoured iced dessert ingested at the end of a standardized meal; moreover, a subjective assessment, using a specific questionnaire, was carried out in order to compare objective and subjective data. Ten healthy male volunteers, after ENT and psychological(More)
BACKGROUND Chemodectomas of the head and neck are tumors that originate from the neural crest. The authors report a case of carotid body tumor with chronic hypoxia secondary to congenital cyanogenic cardiac malformation, radiologically and surgically treated. METHODS AND RESULTS A 37-year-old woman presented 1-year history of a slow-growing right(More)
Educational objectives at the conclusion of this presentation, the participant should be able to identify the different criteria that lead to the surgical approach rather than to the medical treatment (radiation therapy -RT--and/or chemotherapy--CT). Introduction. When we have to deal with medium or big recurrence of an oral or oropharingeal cancer is very(More)
Mucous membrane plasmacytosis (MMP) is a rare idiopathic condition characterized by infiltration of the mucosa by non neoplastic plasma cells. In this report we describe a case of mucous membrane plasmacytosis of the nose in a 72-year-old woman patient affected by B-cell chronic lymphocytic leukemia (B-CLL). Two different biopsies of the lesion showed(More)
AIM This study was designed to evaluate the incidence of severe ocular injuries associated to maxillofacial fractures and report their management in the Emergency Department. PATIENTS AND METHODS Among the 1779 patients admitted for maxillofacial fractures, those with partial or total loss of vision at the time of emergency consultation were included in(More)