Osama A. Marglani

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OBJECTIVES Mucormycosis is an acute and often fatal infection caused by a fungus of the Mucorales order of the Zygomycetes class. In the majority of cases, it is associated with an underlying disorder, such as diabetes mellitus with ketoacidosis, or with immunocompromising factors, but it may appear in healthy people, although rarely. Early diagnosis and(More)
Allergic fungal sinusitis (AFS) is a non-invasive form of allergic sinusitis, resulting from the IgE-mediated hypersensitivity reaction to fungal antigen in atopic individuals. It was first described in 1983 by Katzenstein.1 It usually follows a slow, non-aggressive course, and a wide variety of fungal agents have been implicated, with the vast majority(More)
OBJECTIVE Evidence surrounding systemic absorption of gentamicin during intraoperative irrigation of the paranasal sinuses is lacking. The objectives of this study were to determine (1) if topical gentamicin is absorbed from the paranasal sinuses, (2) if hearing loss occurs following topical administration of gentamicin, and (3) if gentamicin placed within(More)
Thyroid metastasis originating from colon cancer is an uncommon clinical entity. We present a case of a 40-year-old Saudi male patient that was known to have metastatic adenocarcinoma of the colon, and who presented initially with hoarseness of voice. A left thyroid lesion was found and fine-needle aspiration biopsy showed that it was a colon cancer(More)
Desmoid tumors (fibromatosis) are rare benign tumors, they arise from musculoaponeurotic structures throughout the body. They are locally infiltrative, resulting in a high rate of local recurrence following surgical resection. Due to the rarity of these tumors in the head and neck region, we report a case of a patient with a desmoid tumor in the upper neck(More)
BACKGROUND With continuing advancements in minimally invasive endoscopic nasal and sinus surgical techniques, image-guided endoscopic transsphenoidal approaches to the pituitary gland and anterior skull base have progressively become more popular. METHODS Clinical records were reviewed retrospectively from 2001 to 2006. Twenty-nine consecutive patients(More)
Laryngocele is an uncommon condition that represents a benign dilatation of the laryngeal saccule with air and/or fluid, arising in the region of the laryngeal ventricle. Laryngoceles, or laryngomucocele can be classified as internal, or combined. The aim of presenting this rare case of a bilateral combined laryngocele, are to emphasize the importance of(More)