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Otologic Surgery: Manual Of Oto-Surgical Techniques

Otologic Surgery: Manual Of Oto-Surgical Techniques Beaumont, G Dean Michel Portmann and Didier Portmann (Translated by Anthony E.S. Richards MD) Hard cover, 1998, 286 pages Singular Publishing Group Inc. ISBN 1-56593-939-5 Originally published as Manuel pratique de chirurgie otologique (Masson, Editeur, Paris, 1997), this book has been translated into English by Anthony Richards, consultant ENT […]

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An evaluation of the use of saccharin clearance time as a measure of nasal function

An evaluation of the use of saccharin clearance time as a measure of nasal function Havas, Thomas Saccharin Clearance Time (SCT) has been used for many years as a test of mucociliary function in the nasal cavity. We attempted to replicate the previous findings of studies that used Saccharin Clearance Time as a measurement of […]

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LASER HAIR REMOVAL FOR THE TREATMENT OF HYPERTRICHOSIS OF THE EXTERNAL EAR

LASER HAIR REMOVAL FOR THE TREATMENT OF HYPERTRICHOSIS OF THE EXTERNAL EAR – CASE REPORT Shahidi, Shahram Laser hair removal has rapidly gained acceptance as a noninvasive technique for long-term reduction in unwanted facial and body hair. This article presents the first published case report of laser assisted hair removal for the treatment of hypertrichosis […]

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OPTIONS IN FACELIFT SURGERY

OPTIONS IN FACELIFT SURGERY Shahidi, Shahram Facelift continues to evolve over the past century. Initial surgical development probed into deeper layers of the SMAS to create a stronger lift of greater duration. Recently patients have requested smaller procedures which provide reduced risk and less time away from work in recovery. This article demonstrates how different […]

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Congenital sensorineural deafness associated with phalangeal hypoplasia of the feet

Congenital sensorineural deafness associated with phalangeal hypoplasia of the feet Mansell, N J Inherited deafness accounts for half of all congenital deafness, of which 30% is autosomal dominant, 68% autosomal recessive and 2% X-linked. Congenital sensorineural hearing loss is found in over 70 well documented genetic syndromes but is rarely associated with peripheral bony abnormality. […]

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CASE REPORT OF LYMPHANGIOMA OF THE TONSIL

ASYMMETRIC TONSIL HYPERTROPHY: CASE REPORT OF LYMPHANGIOMA OF THE TONSIL Boardman, S Introduction Lymphangiomas are benign lymphatic tumours typically composed of dilated lymphatic channels, which often occur subcutaneously in the head and neck region. Tonsillar lymphangiomas have been reported rarely in the literature and on clinical examination are indistinguishable from malignant tonsillar tumours. Histological confirmation […]

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Internet in otolaryngology practice, The

Internet in otolaryngology practice, The Mendelsohn, Martyn The internet revolution is playing an increasing role in otolaryngology practice in Australia. The internet serves as a source of communication and information for doctors and patients. There are thousands of otolaryngology sites, beyond the review potential of each clinician in practice. Medical information found on the internet […]

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Cocaine use in nasal surgery by ENT surgeons in Australia

Cocaine use in nasal surgery by ENT surgeons in Australia Irani, Danesh Objectives: To analyse the practices of Australian Otolaryngologists with regard to cocaine use in nasal surgery. Methods: 400 questionnaires regarding cocaine usage during nasal surgery were mailed to all Australian Otolaryngologists. Results: There were 150 responses. Ninety-six respondents (64%) routinely used cocaine in […]

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Bilateral peritonsillar and parapharyneal abscesses with cervial necrotizing fasciitis

Bilateral peritonsillar and parapharyneal abscesses with cervial necrotizing fasciitis Burstin, Perry Cervical necrotizing fascittis is a life-threatening, progressive, polymicrobial soft tissue infection of the neck characterized by gas formation and extensive tissue necrosis. Rarely, peritonsillar abscess can lead to cervical necrotizing fasciitis which is usually of dental origin. This is the first reported case of […]

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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 […]