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BACKGROUND Esthesioneuroblastoma is a rare tumor arising from olfactory epithelium. This retrospective review analyzed the patterns of failure and long term outcome of patients with esthesioneuroblastoma evaluated at a single institution. METHODS Forty patients with esthesioneuroblastoma were evaluated at the University of Virginia, with a median(More)
BACKGROUND The purpose of this study is to evaluate the survival of patients treated at the University of Virginia Health Sciences Center with an anterior craniofacial resection in conjunction with radiotherapy and/or chemotherapy for malignancies of the superior sinonasal cavity. In addition, the impact of aggressive salvage therapy for patients with(More)
Sixteen cases of schneiderian-type mucosal papillomas arising in the nasopharynx and oropharynx are reported. The patients include 11 men and 5 women ranging in age from 45 to 79 years (median 62 years). In 12 patients, the papilloma was discovered as an incidental finding, and 2 patients complained of nasal airway obstruction. In the remaining 2 cases,(More)
Transillumination of the cervical airway with the light wand for blind intubation is a valuable adjunct to anesthesiologists and emergency room physicians, particularly for management of the complicated airway in which direct visualization of the larynx is not possible. However, as an alternative to traditional methods, this technique should be practiced in(More)
BACKGROUND Since 1980, Pearson and his associates at the Mayo Clinic have accrued an increasing number of patients whom they have treated with what is now designated as a "near-total" laryngectomy rather than a total laryngectomy. Despite the positive reports of the value of this procedure in providing speech by an internal shunt, the use of this total(More)
OBJECTIVE The postoperative management of patients with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) has been based primarily on the potential loss of the airway. Our hypothesis is that not all patients with OSAS require placement in the intensive care unit after surgery. METHODS We undertook a prospective, nonrandomized study (N = 38). Data included(More)
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