Somchai Srirompotong

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Ludwig's angina is caused by a rapidly expanding cellulitis of the floor of the mouth and is characterized by a brawny induration of the floor and suprahyoid region (bilaterally), with an elevation of the tongue potentially obstructing the airway. In the pre-antibiotic era, Ludwig's angina was frequently fatal; however, antibiotics and aggressive surgical(More)
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS To present the clinical manifestation of nasopharyngeal tuberculosis. STUDY DESIGN Clinical analysis of 23 patients with pathologically confirmed nasopharyngeal tuberculosis was carried out retrospectively. SETTING Srinagarind Hospital, Khon Kaen University. Thailand. RESULTS The most common presenting symptom was cervical(More)
OBJECTIVE To review the clinical manifestations and the follow-up hearing results of the treatment modalities in the patients with otosyphilis. STUDY DESIGN AND SETTINGS A retrospective review between 1984 and 2000 at a university hospital. Patients who presented with cochleovestibular symptoms and were confirmed seropositive for specific treponemal tests(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe the clinical manifestations of tuberculosis in the upper aerodigestive tract. DESIGN Retrospective chart analysis. SETTING Srinagarind Hospital, Department of Otolaryngology, Faculty of Medicine, Khon Kaen University, Khon Kaen, Thailand. METHODS A review of medical records of patients diagnosed with mycobacterial infection of(More)
BACKGROUND Sudden sensorineural hearing loss is one of the most controversial unsolved mysteries in Otolaryngology. Lack of a universally accepted definition of sudden sensorineural hearing loss, insufficient knowledge of pathogenesis, lack of a standard method for evaluating the patients, in addition to a high spontaneous recovery rate, all complicate the(More)
BACKGROUND Unilateral vocal cord paralysis (UVCP) is a common finding in the practice of otolaryngology. It usually presents with hoarseness, although more severe symptoms may include aspiration, choking or pneumonia. OBJECTIVE To evaluate the etiology, outcomes and sensitivity of diagnostic tests. PATIENTS Patients with UVCP. SETTING Department of(More)
Ear wiggling tics are a rare disorder and there is no reported satisfactory treatment. We had a patient present with ear wiggling tics, which we treated with injections (totaling 40 units) of botulinum toxin A to the pinna muscle (i.e., the auricularis anterior and superior). The tics completely disappeared within 9 days of injection without any side(More)
INTRODUCTION Foreign bodies in the external auditory canal are common in both adults and children. Removal of the foreign body requires skill, but is usually successfully performed in the emergency department. We report a case of a child with a bullet in ear canal which was pushed into the middle ear during an attempt to remove it. CASE PRESENTATION A(More)
INTRODUCTION Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) is one of the most common causes of vertigo. The diagnosis is confirmed by observing a classical response during the Dix-Hallpike maneuver. The cause of BPPV is usually idiopathic. There are two popular hypotheses described regarding the pathogenesis of BPPV. The first one is the "cupulolithiasis"(More)
Retropharyngeal space infections are relatively rare since the widespread use of modern antibiotics. In children, retropharyngeal space infections usually occur following an upper respiratory tract infection, while in adults they are usually caused by trauma, foreign bodies or extension from adjacent spaces. The authors reviewed 12 patients with(More)