Max M. April

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OBJECTIVE To describe our clinical experience with congenital teratomas of the head and neck. STUDY DESIGN A retrospective review of the six patients as well as a review of the literature in the setting of academic referral centers. METHODS In six infants with teratomas, four in the cervical region and two arising from the nasopharynx, surgical excision(More)
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS To examine differences between total tonsillectomy and partial intracapsular tonsillectomy techniques that may lead to differences in overall cost and resource utilization between these procedures. Preoperative, perioperative, and postoperative management and outcome factors were examined. STUDY DESIGN Retrospective review at two(More)
Coronal computed tomography (CT) scans are currently the optimal study to display the normal and abnormal anatomy in children with chronic and recurrent acute sinusitis after failure of medical therapy. To assess the extent and distribution of disease as well as associated anatomic abnormalities in this pediatric population, 74 coronal CT scans of children(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the efficacy of powered intracapsular tonsillectomy (PIT, e.g. regrowth rate) in children who underwent PIT at three different institutions. We also wanted to determine if the trend to greater safety through reduced bleeding and re-admission for dehydration, noted in our initial reports, would become statistically significant in a(More)
UNLABELLED Prior to 1999, the diagnosis of otomycosis as a cause of persistent otorrhea was rare. An increase incidence has been seen in among our outpatient pediatric otolaryngology practice. The purpose of this study is to assess the contribution of ototopical antibiotic drops to the development of otomycosis. DESIGN Retrospective study. SETTING(More)
OBJECTIVES To study complications of powered intracapsular tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy (PITA) in pediatric patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). STUDY DESIGN Retrospective chart review and long-term follow-up in office or by telephone interview. METHODS We studied 278 patients who underwent PITA between September 2000 and October 2002.(More)
The differential diagnosis of large cystic masses in the newborn should include heterotopic brain tissue. This lesion is attributed to early displacement of pluripotential cells and cyst formation may result from cerebrospinal fluid production by choroid plexus-like structures. Treatment consists of surgical excision.
OBJECTIVE To perform a systematic literature review and data synthesis of level-1 evidence comparing recovery-related outcomes after intracapsular tonsillectomy (IT) (any technique) with those of total tonsillectomy (TT) (any technique) in a pediatric population. DATA SOURCES Two independent reviewers searched the following databases: Ovid MEDLINE,(More)
Pneumoparotitis is a rare cause of enlargement of the parotid gland; it is often misdiagnosed and therefore incorrectly treated. We report three pediatric cases of self-induced pneumoparotitis and detail the clinical presentation, pathogenesis, radiographic findings, and treatment options. We also review the literature on the subject. In children,(More)
A retrospective study of pediatric patients with obstructive sleep apnea who underwent adenotonsillectomy between 1987 and 1990 was undertaken to determine the frequency of postoperative respiratory compromise and to determine if risk factors for its development could be identified. Sixty-nine patients less than 18 years old had polysomnographically(More)