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The concept that local infiltration of the operative area with a local anesthetic when using general anesthesia could alleviate postoperative pain is well known. We tested this concept on 129 patients scheduled for elective tonsillectomy. The patients were investigated in a double-blind, randomized study, and the operation was carried out via the standard(More)
To identify factors that could influence the success of tympanoplasties in children, a retrospective study was done of 51 tympanoplasties performed on children aged 9-14 years during the years 1984-1989. Surgical success was defined as an intact membrane found after 3 years' follow-up. The success rate of tympanoplasties was 92%. A functioning eustachian(More)
The volume of the mastoid air cell system was measured in 69 patients with normal middle ears. All patients underwent axial ultrahigh-resolution computed tomography. Mastoid pneumatization was marked on each axial slice, and 3-dimensional reconstruction was performed. The volumes were measured with a volumetric algorithm. A polyethylene tubing phantom with(More)
Tracheostomy is one of the oldest operations in medicine. The intraoperative and postoperative complications associated with this procedure are well established. Recently, percutaneous and open bedside tracheostomy in the intensive care unit has been reported as an alternative to tracheostomies performed in the operating room. We investigated the early(More)
Frey syndrome is a disorder characterized by unilateral sweating and flushing of the facial skin in the area of the parotid gland occurring during meals. The syndrome is a sequela of parotidectomy and may follow other surgical, traumatic, and inflammatory injuries of the parotid and submandibular glands and the cervical and upper thoracic portions of the(More)
In order to compare and evaluate bilateral inferior turbinectomy (BIT) and submucosal diathermy (SMD), we retrospectively examined these two well-known techniques for treatment of nasal obstruction due to bilateral congestion of the inferior turbinates. One hundred patients with bilateral nasal obstruction were divided into 4 groups according to their nasal(More)
In order to identify factors that could influence the success of tympanoplasties in adults, a retrospective study of 291 tympanoplasties performed on patients aged 15 years and older during the years 1984-1989 was carried out. Surgical success was defined as an intact membrane after two years follow-up and hearing improvement of at least 15 decibels. The(More)
Results of middle ear operations performed between 1984-1989 were analyzed. The operations included 139 simple mastoidectomies, 68 radical mastoidectomies, and 41 simple mastoidectomies with tympanoplasty. 342 tympanoplasties were also performed, 51 in children up to 14 years old and 291 in those over 14. We conclude that the Schuller view and CT are not(More)
In cases of attempted suicide by hanging, a combination of mechanisms causing local destruction of the pharynx, larynx, vessels, and spine, as well as neurologic complications, has to be considered. We present a case of hanging in which a deeply unconscious patient without any palpaple pulsation of the carotid arteries was referred to our otolaryngology(More)
Ischemic injury of the tracheal mucosa in the endotracheally intubated patient is directly proportional to the tracheal tube cuff pressure. At a cuff pressure of 30 cm H2O, the tracheal mucosal blood flow becomes partially obstructed, and at a pressure of 45 cm H2O, the obstruction to the tracheal mucosal blood becomes total, leading to tracheal mucosal(More)