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OBJECTIVE To share our experience in treating a large cohort of infants with congenital vallecular cysts using endoscopic laser marsupialization. We describe the clinical characteristics of infants with pediatric vallecular cysts and compare these characteristics between infants with and without concurrent laryngomalacia and those who did or did not require(More)
This paper introduces a multiple human objects tracking system to detect and track multiple objects in the crowded scene in which occlusions occur. Our method assign each pixel to different human object based on its relative distance to that object and the corresponding color model. If no occlusion, we easily track each object independently based on each(More)
BACKGROUND Our study aimed to compare the outcomes of surgical treatment of tongue cancer patients in three different age groups. METHODS From 2004 to 2013, we retrospectively analyzed the clinical data of 1,712 patients who were treated in the four institutions constituting the Chang Gung Memorial Hospitals (CGMH). We divided and studied the patients in(More)
Medialization laryngoplasty is the standard surgical treatment for unilateral vocal fold paralysis. This study presents a modified approach in which a thyroid cartilage graft is implanted in medialization laryngoplasty. 22 patients who underwent this approach were included in the study. The results revealed that glottal incompetence and vocal performance(More)
BACKGROUND Uremia is likely a risk factor for deep neck infection (DNI). However, only a few relevant cases have been reported, and evidence sufficient to support this hypothesis is lacking. The aim of the study is to investigate the effects of end-stage renal disease (ESRD) on DNI. METHODS We used the database of the Registry for Catastrophic Illness(More)
Metastatic head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) is a rare cause of cardiac tamponade. We report on a 62-year-old male who presented with metastatic squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) that caused cardiac tamponade secondary to a primary SCC originating from the retromolar trigone of the oral cavity. The clinical diagnosis was confirmed by physical(More)
BACKGROUND Most suppurative parotid abscesses are unilateral and result from bacterial infection via Stensen's duct. Formation of bilateral parotid abscesses rarely occur, and cases arising in the setting of parasite infection have not been described to date. METHODS AND RESULTS A 41-year-old man presented with bilateral parotid abscesses and underwent(More)
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