Vandana P Thorawade

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The triple-c cartilage tympanoplasty i.e. (composite chondroperichondrial clip) technique was devised by Fernandes in 2003. Objectives: The objective of our case series was to assess the success rate and efficacy of the triple-c cartilage tympanoplasty by transcanal approach. Study Design: A retrospective analysis of patients subjected to the technique was(More)
Langerhans cell histiocytosis (LCH) is a rare disorder of mononuclear phagocytic system whose clinical presentation varies from the localised involvement of a single bone to a widely disseminated disease. Langerhans cell histiocytosis rarely involves the thyroid gland and isolated involvement of thyroid is even rarer. We report a case of an eight-year-old(More)
Spontaneous cerebrospinal fluid rhinorrhoea with encephalocele restricted to the sphenoid sinus is rare clinical finding. As of today, only 17 cases encephalocele protruding through the Sternberg’s canal and extending into the lateral recess of sphenoid sinus, have been described in literature. Patients presenting with this special clinical entity usually(More)
Aims: The aim of this study was to test the effectiveness of intratympanic dexamethasone injections as a treatment for severe disabling tinnitus and also observe its effect on hearing loss if any. Materials and Methods: Thirty patients with severe disabling tinnitus in the age group 20 to 60 years were selected and randomly assigned to receive intratympanic(More)
Cyst is a fluid accumulated in a cavity lined by epithelium. Cyst over the hard palate is very infrequent. Cyst is commonly seen along nasoalveolar duct or midline palatal cyst which are congenital. Only few cases of palatine cysts have been reported in literature. We present here a case of 21 years old male with a cystic lesion over the hard palate since 2(More)
Chondromas are common benign cartilaginous tumours in the skeletal system usually found in extremities. Extra skeletal chondromas are relatively uncommon of which those in head and neck regions are rarely documented. Although the tongue is one of the most common sites of oral soft tissue chondroma, lingual chondromas are rare as evidenced by the fact that(More)
Aural polyps are a common clinical entity encountered by otorhinolaryngologist in daily practice. Polyps are frequently seen in paediatric patients, usually inflammatory in nature. In children rhabdomyosarcomas (RMS) can mimic all the cinical features of chronic suppurative otitis media which usually present as external auditory canal mass or polyp. Here we(More)
Cancer of the external auditory canal (EAC) and middle ear (ME) is rare, accounting for less than 1% of all head-and-neck malignancies [1] [2] of which squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) is the most common. Even though squamous cell carcinoma [SCC] of the middle ear and chronic suppurative otitis media (CSOM) co-exist, no definitive correlation has been proven.(More)
In 1994, the American Otological Society reported favourable experience with composite cartilage shield tympanoplasty. The tragal cartilage with a grommet inserted in it was used for tympanoplasty in our patient with unilateral CSOM, supposedly because of severe chronic eustachian tube dysfunction. The marriage of cartilage tympanoplasty with grommet(More)