Somchai Srirompotong

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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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
The parotid is the salivary gland most affected by inflammatory process. The authors reviewed the records of 36 patients with acute suppurative parotitis admitted between July 1996 and June 2002. All patients had unilateral swelling of the cheek that extended to the angle of the jaw; 23 had fever (64%) and 6 diabetes (17%). Even though Staphylococcus aureus(More)
A clinical analysis of 6 patients with pathologically confirmed tonsillar tuberculosis was carried out retrospectively. The subjects comprised three men and three women, ranging in age from 20 to 74 years. All of the patients presented with a sore throat and 5 had lymphadenopathy. Ulcerations, masses and white patches characterized the tonsillar lesions;(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)
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)