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OBJECTIVE To determine on an ongoing basis the safety and efficacy of expanded polytetrafluoroethylene (Gore-Tex soft tissue patch and preformed nasal implants) as an implant in rhinoplasty. DESIGN A retrospective study of 309 consecutive patients who underwent rhinoplasty, including augmentation with Gore-Tex, during a 10-year period. SETTING Two major(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the safety and efficacy of expanded polytetrafluoroethylene (Gore-Tex soft-tissue patch, W. L. Gore & Assoc Inc, Flagstaff, Ariz) as an implant in rhinoplasty. DESIGN A retrospective study of 137 patients who underwent rhinoplasty including augmentation with Gore-Tex over a 6-year period. A review of the medical literature(More)
In an effort to determine if the endotracheal tube-leak pressure has prognostic value in relation to a successful outcome after one-stage laryngotracheal reconstruction or cricoid split surgery, a retrospective analysis was performed on 17 children who had undergone such surgery. The daily leak pressures, length of intubation, and ultimate outcome of(More)
The fourth branchial pouch sinus is a congenital anomaly which most frequently manifests itself by recurrent episodes of neck abscess or acute suppurative thyroiditis. This lesion usually becomes symptomatic before the age of 10 years and is more common than has previously been suspected. It has been found on the left side in 93% of the 28 cases reported in(More)
The term tension nose is known to many rhinoplastic surgeons, yet confusion exists as to its precise meaning. We define the tension deformity as excessive growth of the quadrilateral cartilage, resulting in a high nasal dorsum and anterior and sometimes inferior displacement of the nasal tip cartilages. A review of the surgical literature shows that little(More)
Among the problems that confront the vascular surgeon, a pulsatile, right-sided neck mass requires a careful and logical evaluation. It has long been known that tortuosity of the right common carotid artery, frequently associated with advanced hypertension, can physically mimic a right carotid aneurysm. The question, then, is whether carotid angiography,(More)
OBJECTIVES To report the long-term results of 72 consecutive patients treated with Radiesse (BioForm Inc, Franksville, Wis) and 29 patients treated with Radiesse and Restylane (Q-Medical, Uppsala, Sweden) and to share recommendations based on our experience. METHODS A total of 72 patients were treated with Radiesse between October 2003 and December 2004.(More)
The purpose of this prospective study was to assess safety, efficacy, and hospital costs (excluding medications) and laboratory tests related to general (GA) and regional anesthesia (RA) for carotid endarterectomy (CEA). One hundred patients underwent CEA; 50 received GA and 50 received RA. Thirty-eight men (eight diabetic) and 12 women (two diabetic), with(More)
The transoropalatal approach to the atlantoaxial-clival area provides excellent exposure for neurosurgical decompression and fusion procedures. The technique has been effectively applied in the treatment of bony and soft tissue abnormalities of the anterior spinal region. Although this approach is safe and reliable, it is not part of the otolaryngologist's(More)
Although compression stockings have long been recognized as a physiologically significant tool for the promotion of venous return from the lower extremity, the role of nonprescription, commercially available support hose has not been assessed in this regard. The present study involved 100 consecutive women with no known prior history of vascular disease,(More)