Kenneth D Rodriguez

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BACKGROUND Allergic fungal rhinosinusitis (AFRS) is a refractory subtype of chronic rhinosinusitis. There is a paucity of data investigating the association of epidemiologic markers of disease severity. The primary objective of this study is to evaluate components of disease severity with socioeconomic status and health care access. METHODS A(More)
BACKGROUND Glomus jugulare tumors are rare, typically benign, tumors that arise from the neural crest cells that are associated with the autonomic ganglia in and around the jugular bulb. Treatment options for glomus jugulare tumors include embolization followed by resection, fractionated external beam radiation therapy (EBRT), stereotactic radiosurgery(More)
OBJECTIVES 1) Compare rates of post-tonsillectomy bleeding in pediatric patients with and without von Willebrand disease (vWD). 2) Identify factors that may increase the risk for post-tonsillectomy bleeding in children with and without vWD. STUDY DESIGN Historical cohort study. SETTING Tertiary care, university-based pediatric hospital. SUBJECTS AND(More)
OBJECTIVE To quantify maxillary sinus volume and mucosal surface area (SA) that is accessible endoscopically via a middle meatal antrostomy and to explore the financial implications of using multiple disposable instruments for this procedure. METHODS Eight cadaver maxillary sinuses configured with image guidance software were evaluated. In each sinus, a(More)
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS To examine the relationship between cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) rhinorrhea and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). STUDY DESIGN Retrospective chart review of patients who underwent surgical repair of encephaloceles and/or CSF rhinorrhea at a tertiary medical center over a 12-year period. METHODS Pertinent demographic, clinical, and(More)
Vascular tumors of the nasal cavity can represent a variety of pathologies. In this case report, we discuss two patients presenting with a large vascular lesion occupying the nasal cavity. Significant bleeding was encountered during the initial attempts for endoscopic surgical resection. One lesion was successfully excised following preoperative(More)
BACKGROUND Clival metastases of adenocarcinomas are exceptionally rare tumors, especially when they arise from the small intestine. We present the first, to our knowledge, report of a metastasis of a duodenal adenocarcinoma to the clivus. We also present a systematic review detailing metastasis to the clivus. METHODS Studies were identified using the(More)
BACKGROUND Clear anterior rhinorrhea is commonly observed in older adults and is widely known as "senile rhinorrhea." Although appreciated in the literature, no studies support that clear rhinorrhea increases with age. Our goal was to determine the prevalence of clear rhinorrhea in adults and the variation between young and old. Additionally, we sought to(More)
Steroid-releasing sinus stents have emerged as a safe and effective tool in endoscopic sinus surgery. In this case report, we present two patients with recurrent cystic sellar masses. Transsphenoidal approach was used to access the sella. Following resection and drainage of the cystic pathology, a Propel (Menlo Park, CA) stent was placed through the(More)
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