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OBJECTIVE To review the presentation of nasal dermoid in children and present guidelines for its management. DESIGN Retrospective study (January 1, 1970, through December 31, 2000). SETTING Tertiary-care pediatric medical center. PATIENTS Number of patients: 42 (28 boys and 14 girls). Intervention Extensive review of the initial presentation,(More)
OBJECTIVE Mitomycin C (MMC) is an antineoplastic agent that has been shown to decrease scar tissue after ophthalmologic surgery. Our goal was to determine whether the application of MMC at the conclusion of sinus surgery decreases the incidence of postoperative adhesion formation. METHODS At the completion of endoscopic sinus surgery in 55 patients, a(More)
OBJECTIVES To present guidelines for the management of an orbital subperiosteal abscess (SPA) in children and to assess the efficacy and safety of transnasal endoscopic drainage of an orbital SPA. SETTING Tertiary care children's hospital. PATIENTS Nineteen patients treated for an SPA between July 1997 and December 1999. The age of the patients ranged(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the role of mitomycin in the prevention and treatment of scar formation in the pediatric aerodigestive tract. DESIGN Prospective study; institutional review board-approved clinical trial. SETTING Tertiary care pediatric medical center. PATIENTS Fifteen patients; choanal atresia in 5 patients, airway stenosis in 8 patients,(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the application and safety of transoral robotic surgery in the pediatric airway. DESIGN An institutional review board-approved study. Experimental laryngeal surgery was performed on 4 pediatric cadaver larynxes as controls. Application of robotic equipment for laryngeal surgery was attempted on 5 patients. SETTING Tertiary care(More)
OBJECTIVE To review the presentation and associated congenital abnormalities of laryngeal cleft and present guidelines for its evaluation and management. DESIGN A 10-year retrospective study (1994-2004) with institutional review board approval. SETTING Two pediatric tertiary care medical centers. PATIENTS Twenty-two pediatric patients (mean age, 21(More)
Biodegradable plates and screws are recommended for use in surgery of the craniofacial skeleton of children. To be effective and not interfere with growth of the child's skull, the plates must biodegrade sufficiently to release the holding power of the plate and screw within 1 year. It is also essential that excessive foreign body reaction and cyst(More)
The management of laryngeal and tracheal stenosis continues to challenge us, despite advances in surgical techniques and better understanding of the wound healing process. Injury to the airway mucosa is the inciting event, regardless of the cause of the stenosis. Mitomycin-C is an antineoplastic antibiotic that acts as an alkylating agent by inhibiting DNA(More)
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS To study the presentation, management, and long-term outcome of children presenting with lingual thyroid. STUDY DESIGN Institutional review board approved, retrospective study (1993-2004). METHODS The study was conducted at a tertiary care pediatric medical center. The main outcomes measured were initial presentation, radiographic(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the presentation, imaging characteristics and treatment outcome of pleomorphic adenoma of the parotid in the pediatric population. DESIGN Retrospective study with institutional review board approval. SETTING Tertiary care pediatric medical center. METHODS An extensive review of medical records with regard to presentation,(More)