Robert F Aarstad

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This study was designed to quantitatively characterize the time course of facial palsy and the relationship between electroneurography and the facial nerve grading percentage as a function of onset time. Bilateral electroneurographic recordings during different stages in the course of the disease were repeated and compared with categorized videotaped facial(More)
OBJECTIVE The most appropriate treatment of locally advanced carcinoma of the larynx remains to be ascertained. Management of T4 laryngeal cancer patients with postoperative radiotherapy after total laryngectomy is generally advocated and not often debated. However, the effects of this combined treatment approach are poorly documented. We reviewed the(More)
Posterior glottic stenosis with arytenoid fixation is an uncommon complication of laryngeal injury. Though etiologies vary; the most common is prolonged intubation. Patients with this problem are tracheotomy dependent and have compromised voice production. There has been no acceptable approach to reconstruction of the larynx, the majority of patients being(More)
Patients with newly diagnosed head and neck cancer (HNC) during a 13-year period were retrospectively studied for the development of spinal epidural compression (SEC). Of the 759 patients studied, 5 developed epidural compression (1%), 4 of whom were relatively young. SEC occurred simultaneously with HNC in 2 patients and long after the diagnosis of HNC in(More)
A retrospective determination of the yield from screening bone scintigraphy in detecting bone metastasis when used for disease staging of 93 asymptomatic patients with locally extensive head and neck cancer was undertaken. The bone scintigraphy findings were correlated with observations from other radioimaging studies done within 1 month of head and neck(More)
Rhinophyma is a benign tumor of the nose. It possesses both functional and cosmetic implications. The pathophysiology of the disease is reviewed to illustrate the basis for the treatment options. Many different therapeutic modalities have been reported in the literature, each with reasonable success. A new treatment approach to this condition is developed(More)