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OBJECTIVE The objective of this study was to analyze the circumstance, demographic features, clinical findings, and complications of caustic ingestion in relation to the type and amount of caustic substance. STUDY DESIGN The authors conducted a retrospective cohort study in a tertiary medical center. METHODS The authors reviewed medical records from(More)
A prospective study was performed on 45 patients for an assessment of the use of computed tomography (CT) in the management of a suspected esophageal fish bone or chicken bone. All patients had negative findings on laryngoscopy; therefore, pharyngeal and hypopharyngeal foreign bodies were excluded from further consideration. The patients underwent(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to evaluate the routine use of packing or local hemostatic agents in endoscopic sinus surgery (ESS). METHODS Packing and/or hemostatic agents were used only when necessary in 100 consecutive adult ESS patients in a tertiary academic hospital. Necessity for packing the nose after excessive bleeding was analyzed in(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe our experience with sclerosing treatment of lymphangiomas in the head and neck region by intralesional injections of OK-432. STUDY DESIGN Case series. METHODS Patients with the diagnosis of a macrocystic-type cervical lymphangioma were treated by one to three intralesional injections of OK-432 (0.01 mg of OK-432/1 mL of(More)
Allergic, inflammatory, and immune responses carried out by eosinophils are regulated by the cross talk between activatory and inhibitory signals. While much data has been obtained on activatory signals, inhibitory receptors on these cells have received scant attention. Therefore, we screened the surface of human peripheral blood eosinophils for inhibitory(More)
BACKGROUND Mast cells (MCs) and eosinophils (Eos) are the key effector cells of the allergic reaction. Although classically associated with different stages of the response, the cells co-exist in the inflamed tissue in the late and chronic phases in high numbers and are likely to cross-talk. While some mediators of MCs are known to affect Eos biology and(More)
BACKGROUND A mild reaction to surgical sutures after thyroid surgery is common and is characterized by local edema and inflammation around the surgical scar. Severe reaction with microabscesses and granulomatous masses is quite rare. METHODS AND RESULTS Two cases of severe reaction to silk sutures after thyroid surgery are presented. Meticulous surgical(More)
Laryngotracheal trauma may result in lifelong complications or even death if diagnosis or treatment is delayed. Emergency room physicians, trauma surgeons, anesthesiologists, and especially otolaryngologists should maintain a high level of awareness of and suspicion for laryngotracheal trauma whenever a patient presents with multiple trauma in general or(More)
Head and neck cancer patients treated by radiation commonly suffer from a devastating side effect known as dry-mouth syndrome, which results from the irreversible loss of salivary gland function via mechanisms that are not completely understood. In this study, we used a mouse model of radiation-induced salivary hypofunction to investigate the outcomes of(More)
OBJECTIVES Our intent was to review the clinical signs, computed tomography (CT) scans, treatment, and outcome of parapharyngeal space infections (PPIs), and to define 2 types of infections of the parapharyngeal space (PPS) according to the location of the infectious process. METHODS We performed a retrospective analysis of patients hospitalized in a(More)