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BACKGROUND Fine-needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) is used to diagnose masses presenting in the head and neck region. No systematic review of FNAC in this group has yet been performed. METHODS A systematic review of the published literature and meta-analysis of data extracted from the included studies were compared with a 10-year review of head and neck(More)
Primary parapharyngeal space tumours are exceedingly rare. We present a series of 114 parapharyngeal space tumours, the second largest in the literature. The most frequent benign tumours were pleomorphic adenoma (34) and paraganglioma (33); the commonest malignancies were of salivary gland origin (12). The 5- and 10-year survival for benign tumours was(More)
Body temperature is an important clinical measurement. It can be estimated by sublingual, rectal, axillary or skin measurement. Pulmonary artery temperature measurement is the gold standard in the research setting, but is obviously inapplicable for routine clinical use. Infrared estimation of core temperature at the tympanic membrane has been proposed as an(More)
Prostaglandins and leukotrienes are implicated in conditions of both the upper and lower airways. In the former they are deranged in nasal polyposis, intrinsic rhinitis and allergic rhinitis while in the latter they are involved in the pathogenesis of asthma. The aim of the present study was to measure mucosal eicosanoid levels in the three types of(More)
The feasibility of paediatric day-case tonsillectomy (PDCT) depends on its safety and acceptance by parents and patients. The purpose of our retrospective study of paediatric day-case tonsillectomy was to review the role of the home care team (HCT) in improving the safety and acceptance of the procedure. Between January 1997 and June 1999, 352 consecutive(More)
We present a case of a 38-year-old man who was referred to us with a right-sided quinsy. However he was found to have a large lympho-epithelial cyst in his right parapharynx mimicking the signs of a quinsy to the unsuspecting eye. We describe this case to illustrate an unusual cause of a swelling of the lateral pharyngeal wall.
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