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A case of sphenoid sinus carcinoma causing blindness

A case of sphenoid sinus carcinoma causing blindness Saxena, R Anthony A Primary carcinoma of the sphenoid sinus is very rare and often difficult to diagnose. We report a case of primary carcinoma of the sphenoid sinus causing blindness. The Sphenoid sinus was first described by Vesalius in 1515. Primary carcinoma of the sphenoid sinus […]

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A case report and proposed pathogenesis

Trilobed Zenker’s diverticulum: A case report and proposed pathogenesis Fahy, Colm Objectives/Hypothesis: To report the first described case of a trilobed Zenker’s Diverticulum (pharyngeal pouch) and review the current theories advocated on the pathogenesis of Zenker’s diverticulum. Study Design: A case report with review of the literature. Methods: A review of the case notes of […]

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Correlating classification of laryngopharyngeal reflux with treatment outcome

Correlating classification of laryngopharyngeal reflux with treatment outcome Havas, Thomas There is an increasing role for the Otolaryngologist in the diagnosis and management of gastroesophageal reflux induced laryngopharyngeal pathology. This requires knowledge of the symptoms and clinical findings related to the laryngeal manifestations of reflux and current treatment options. In this evolving field, the standardisation […]

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Large internal auditory meatus, inner ear anomalies, and progressive hearing loss

Large internal auditory meatus, inner ear anomalies, and progressive hearing loss Birman, Catherine The present paper describes a case demonstrating an abnormality of a large internal auditory meatus (LIAM) together with other inner ear anomalies. The otic capsule was affected by a widened, bulbar internal auditory meatus with loss of the bony wall dividing the […]

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Modified radical mastoidectomy: Techniques to prevent failure

Modified radical mastoidectomy: Techniques to prevent failure Becvarovski, Zoran The aims of surgical treatment for cholesteatoma include complete removal of disease, the formation of a dry, self-cleaning ear, and hearing reconstruction. This presentation concentrates on the techniques of open mastoid surgery or Modified Radical Mastoidectomy (MRM) required to achieve a successful cavity. This study analyses […]

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Fishbones in the upper airway: An Australian perspective

Fishbones in the upper airway: An Australian perspective Jumeau, Philip Introduction Foreign bodies lodged in the upper aerodigestive tract are a frequent presentation to busy emergency departments. Fishbones generally account for over 50% of these foreign bodies1,2, depending on the study and the country of origin. Following a full history and thorough examination, including laryngoscopy, […]

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Functional and Selective Neck Dissection

Functional and Selective Neck Dissection Lewis, Richard Functional and Selective Neck Dissection Javier Gavilan Jesus Herranz Lawrence W. DeSanto Cesar Gavilan Hard cover, 161 pages, 2002 ISBN 3 13 124631 6 Published by Thieme This book will appeal to a broad range of readers for differing reasons. The main aim of the authors is to […]