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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)
OBJECTIVES To describe the clinical presentations and discuss the guidelines for surgical management of pilomatrixoma involving the head and neck in children. DESIGN Retrospective study. SETTING A tertiary care center. PATIENTS Thirty-three patients, with a mean age of 4.5 years, underwent surgical treatment for pilomatrixoma (n = 38) between 1989 and(More)
Palatal myoclonus is an uncommon, rhythmic, "shock-like" involuntary movement of the muscles of the soft palate, throat, and other structures derived from the branchial arcs. Objective tinnitus is frequently neglected in review articles about childhood tinnitus. Our aim was to present the case of a 7-year-old girl with bilateral objective tinnitus due to(More)
Anterior laryngeal webs can be congenital or acquired and occur secondary to a surgical procedure, intubation, or infection. Clinical presentation can include vocal and respiratory symptoms. The first step in managing a laryngeal web is performing flexible laryngoscopy, followed by a direct laryngoscopy under general anesthesia. Treatment remains a(More)
The successful management of subglottic hemangioma with propranolol has been reported. We report three cases of subglottic hemangioma treated with the cardioselective beta-blocker acebutolol, 8 mg/kg/day. Treatment was efficient in two cases while an open procedure was necessary in the third child. In our experience, acebutolol could be easily administered(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess cidofovir plasma concentration after intralesional airway administration for recurrent respiratory papillomatosis. DESIGN Prospective study. SETTING Tertiary care teaching hospital. PATIENTS AND METHOD The study comprised 21 patients (10 children and 11 adults). Plasma samples were collected at 10 and 45 minutes (T10, T45) or at 10(More)
After more than 20 years of clinical experience in children, bone-anchored hearing aids, essentially BAHA(®), have become the standard treatment for conductive or mixed hearing loss. Based on a general review of the literature and the authors' own experience, this article reviews the use of bone-anchored hearing aids in children. The main indications for(More)
A retrospective study in the ENT departments of the Timone Children's Hospital in Marseille and the Armand Trousseau Hospital in Paris and a review of the literature was performed in order to update knowledge about fourth branchial pouch anomalies. Over the 12-year period studied, a total of six children were treated: three boys and three girls. The lesions(More)
OBJECTIVE To review cricotracheal resection (CTR) in children weighing less than 10 kg. DESIGN AND SETTING Retrospective study of 17 patients (mean follow-up, 23 months) from 3 ear, nose, and throat pediatric centers. PATIENTS Seventeen children (10 boys and 7 girls; mean age, 14.6 months; and mean weight, 7.6 kg) undergoing CTR from June 1995 to March(More)
Inferior turbinate surgery has been proposed as a treatment modality in severe childhood hypertrophic rhinitis refractory to medical treatment. The authors present a series of 38 children treated in the otorhinolaryngology department of the Timone University Hospital, Marseille, and the Rangueil University Hospital, Toulouse. Thirty eight children between 9(More)