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Intratympanic membrane cholesteatoma, occurring in the absence of trauma or surgery to the ear, is rare with less than 20 cases reported in the literature. We report a rare incidental finding of intratympanic membrane cholesteatoma in a 12-month-old girl and review the literature.
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS The incidence of human papillomavirus (HPV)-driven disease beyond the oropharynx varies greatly in the reported literature. STUDY DESIGN Case series. METHODS Two hundred twenty-one samples were strictly classified to the subsites of oral cavity, larynx, or hypopharynx at the time of primary surgery. Formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded… (More)
BACKGROUND Alternative splicing of the vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) gene results in a family of antiangiogenic isoforms (VEGFxxx b), not yet investigated in squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck (SCCHN). We examined, therefore, the prognostic value of the relative expression of VEGF isoforms in SCCHN. METHODS A tissue microarray… (More)
OBJECTIVE Head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) patients with N3 neck disease at presentation are the minority. Prognosis for such patients is poor, but there is disagreement about which treatment policy is best adopted. The aim of this study was to identify which groups of patients are best offered radical treatment, examining factors of… (More)
OBJECTIVES To test the validity of the comparative audit tool of POSSUM (Physiological and Operative Severity Score for the Enumeration of Mortality and Morbidity) against a cohort of 92 consecutive laryngectomies at a major tertiary referral centre for head and neck cancer. The major outcome measurements were 30-day mortality rates, formation of a… (More)
We describe a new technique of helix advancement meatoplasty. This technique is useful in both mastoid surgery and some cases of otitis externa. The technique is designed to avoid the problems of (1) inferior positioning of the meatoplasty at the time of surgery, and (2) later inferior migration of the pinna (as can occur when the suspensory ligaments of… (More)
Intractable epistaxis is a difficult problem to manage, particularly in a case complicated by Ehlers-Danlos syndrome. This is the first report describing intermittent self-packing of the nasal cavities at home to reduce hospital admissions and control symptoms. Some of the potential problems and complications are highlighted.
Orbital cellulitis and abscess formation are rare complications of sinusitis, however acute orbital inflammation is secondary to sinusitis in about 70% of cases. Delay in diagnosis must not occur to avoid serious complications such as blindness and life threatening intracranial sepsis. A case is reported in which despite late referral, emergency surgical… (More)
Diagnosing ingested dental prostheses can be difficult and delays in treatment may result in serious complications. Patients often present with a vague history and very few reliable clinical signs. In addition, the fact that dental plates are often radiolucent may lead to the diagnosis being overlooked with disastrous consequences. A case of successful… (More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to assess the impact on implant survival, abutment skin reaction and patient satisfaction in patients implanted with a bone-anchored hearing aid (BAHA), following the introduction of a multidisciplinary team (MDT) in 1997. DESIGN AND METHODS Part prospective and retrospective analysis. Implant survival and cause of… (More)