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OBJECTIVE The canalith repositioning procedure (CRP), as described by Epley, is a well-established method of treatment for benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV). Debate exists as to whether simultaneous application of a mastoid oscillator confers any added benefit. The aim of this study was to examine this question. STUDY DESIGN Prospective… (More)
Self citation of a journal may affect its impact factor. Self citations during 1997 and 1998 were investigated in six 'general' otolaryngology journals. The citations each journal gave to other journals, including itself, and the citations each journal received from the other journals, differed significantly among the six journals (chi2= 2794, d.f. = 25, P… (More)
We report a case of a patient who experienced transient recurrent facial nerve palsies during flights on commercial aeroplanes. Although this condition is well recognized in divers, only six cases have been reported to occur on flying. The pathophysiology of this condition is discussed.
Primary laryngeal amyloidosis is a rare benign disease of unknown aetiology. It can present with dysphonia or stridor. A woman presenting with airway compromise, who required a tracheostomy, is reported.
PURPOSE OF REVIEW The purpose of this paper is to review the presentation and management of thyroglossal duct carcinoma. RECENT FINDINGS Recent articles have analyzed the value of preoperative investigation and have addressed some of the controversies in the management of such tumors; in particular, the optimal surgical management of the thyroid gland, as… (More)
OBJECTIVES One third of recurrences after radiotherapy for early laryngeal cancer remain localized. Salvage conservation laryngeal surgery, with total laryngectomy held as reserve, is a surgical management option that is arguably underused. The aim of this review is to report the oncologic and functional results of salvage conservation laryngeal surgery,… (More)
Chronic parotitis is an insidious inflammatory disorder, which is characterized by a recurrent, often painful, swelling of the gland or glands. Sialography remains the investigation of choice. Diagnostic siladenoscopy may complement or supersede sialography as the diagnostic procedure of choice, as more experience is gained in this technique and its use… (More)
Gradenigo's syndrome, which is characterised by the triad of suppurative otitis media, pain in the distribution of the trigeminal nerve, and abducens nerve palsy may give rise to potentially fatal complications. Knowledge of the aetiology and appropriate investigations can lead to early diagnosis. A case is reported which illustrates this.
BACKGROUND Although the lateral pharyngotomy is a well-known surgical procedure, to our knowledge, no published reports have described the results achieved with a lateral pharyngectomy approach in patients with isolated and previously untreated selected invasive squamous cell carcinoma of the lateral wall of the pyriform sinus. METHODS The medical files… (More)
Otitis media with effusion (OME) is a constant finding in children with mucopolysaccharidoses (MPS). Affected children may also present the anaesthetist with a difficult airway. A 7-year retrospective review of the management of OME in individuals with MPS was carried out. Nine patients were identified. All had a number of short-term ventilation tube… (More)