Péter Koltai

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OBJECTIVES To identify the clinical and anatomical presentations and to discuss the guidelines for surgical management of anomalies of the first branchial cleft. DESIGN Retrospective study. SETTING Three tertiary care centers. PATIENTS Thirty-nine patients with first branchial cleft anomalies operated on between 1980 and 1996. INTERVENTION All(More)
Within the last 10 to 15 years, a significant amount of research in tonsil surgery has focused on reduction of post-operative pain and recovery time. In order to minimize or avoid morbidity, a number of otolaryngologists in the United States and Europe have revived a historical procedure, previously known as 'tonsillotomy', specifically for those patients(More)
OBJECTIVE To quantify that the use of powered instrumentation for adenoidectomy is an improvement over traditional techniques. DESIGN Retrospective case series of 40 consecutive children undergoing power-assisted adenoidectomy compared with 40 consecutive children undergoing conventional transoral adenoidectomy with a curet. SETTINGS Tertiary care(More)
OBJECTIVES To assess whether a classification system for congenital cholesteatoma (CC) can be derived from analysis of a large clinical sample of cases and to assess whether such a classification system is a reliable guide for surgical intervention, reexploration, and hearing outcome. DESIGN A retrospective review of clinical and surgical records of 119(More)
OBJECTIVE We sought to reintroduce a historical procedure-intracapsular tonsillar reduction (partial tonsillectomy or tonsillotomy)-for tonsillar hypertrophy causing obstructive sleep disordered breathing (OSDB) in children, as well as to determine whether partial tonsillectomy, compared with conventional (total) tonsillectomy when performed by more than(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effect of body mass index (BMI, calculated as weight in kilograms divided by height in meters squared) and medical comorbidities on outcomes after lingual tonsillectomy and supraglottoplasty performed for obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) caused by lingual tonsillar hypertrophy and occult laryngomalacia. DESIGN(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the safety and efficacy of power-assisted adenoidectomy (PAA) vs adenoid curette adenoidectomy (ACA). DESIGN A prospective randomized study. SETTING Children's hospital of a tertiary care medical center. PATIENTS Ninety patients (aged 1-13 years) underwent PAA, and 87 patients (aged 1-12 years) underwent ACA. MAIN OUTCOME(More)
OBJECTIVE To review our experience with intracapsular tonsillectomy using powered instrumentation in the management of tonsillar hypertrophy causing obstructive sleep-disordered breathing in children. STUDY DESIGN Retrospective case series. METHODS Intracapsular tonsillectomy, a form of partial tonsillectomy performed with an endoscopic microdebrider,(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)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate a stepped-dose protocol for intralesional injection of cidofovir in children with recurrent respiratory papillomatosis (RRP). DESIGN Prospective, nonrandomized case series. SETTING Tertiary care children's hospital. PARTICIPANTS Eleven children undergoing evaluation for RRP from June 1, 2000, through December 31, 2001. (More)