Seth Zwillenberg

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Fetal rhabdomyoma is not generally considered part of nevoid basal cell carcinoma syndrome. However, a review of the literature revealed five patients with this syndrome who also had fetal rhabdomyomas in various locations. We report the first patient with nevoid basal cell carcinoma syndrome and a fetal rhabdomyoma of the tongue. We recommend that(More)
The diagnosis of low-grade B-cell lymphoma consistent with marginal-zone lymphoma has proven to be challenging when the disease involves the hard palate. The diagnosis is complicated by the nonspecific nature of the presenting symptoms and a difficult-to-differentiate histologic picture. We describe a case of low-grade B-cell lymphoma of the hard palate(More)
Many middle ear reconstructive procedures would be facilitated by use of a relatively safe surgical adhesive. A fibrinogen-based adhesive (Tisseel) has been effective in otologic surgery in Europe, but because it is derived from pooled human blood, it carries a risk of transmitting hepatitis, acquired immune deficiency syndrome, and other illnesses. This(More)
Twenty-two patients with synthetic ossicular replacements were studied with computed tomography (CT). Twelve patients had total ossicular replacement prostheses (TORPs), and ten patients had partial ossicular replacement prostheses (PORPs). Good results were achieved in 12 patients (eight with TORPs and four with PORPs). Four of these prostheses were(More)
Four patients with laryngeal mucocele (fluid-filled laryngocele) are described. Two laryngeal mucoceles were external, lying outside the thyrohyoid membrane, and two were combined, lying both internal and external to the membrane. The combined laryngeal mucoceles presented with both neck mass and hoarseness. The external lesions and one combined lesion were(More)
Erosions of the ossicular chain that occurred as a complication of noncholesteatomatous chronic otitis media were studied with computed tomography (CT) in 55 patients. The incus (particularly the long and lenticular processes) was the ossicle most commonly involved (50 cases). Coronal and axial CT sections were complementary in the diagnosis of these(More)
There are patients who have normal hearing below 3,000 Hz and normal speech discrimination who still complain of hearing difficulty, especially when background noise is present. The objective of this study is to document the fact that these individuals have a significant hearing impairment that is not detected with routine testing. We retrospectively(More)
Changes in the concepts regarding epiglottis have occurred over the last two decades. Supraglottis, once thought to occur exclusively in the pediatric population, is now recognized in adults. Supraglottis is a well-defined syndrome usually caused by a bacterial infection by Haemophilus influenzae type B. Recently, other organisms have been implicated as(More)
Esophageal hamartoma is a rare entity, as only 7 cases have been previously reported in the English-language literature. Common symptoms include dysphagia, weight loss, and vomiting. Life-threatening airway obstruction can also occur. Because of the nonspecific nature of the symptoms, patients with these dangerous polyps are often misdiagnosed as having(More)