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Cefle, Ayşe
Localized laryngeal amyloidosis is an uncommon diease with limited long-term follow-up studies. The precise etiology and pathogenesis are not entirely clear. We present a case of localized laryngeal amyloidosis. 35 years old man suffered from hoarseness during the last six months. Laryngoscopic examination showed nodular infiltration of bilateral vocal cords. ...
Xu Wen - - 2007
CONCLUSIONS: With the cover layer injured, vocal function of mucosal ablation could be protected and even return to normal after surgery and vocal function of mucosal stripping was slightly affected with extensive mucosal injury. Once the body layer was injured, the compensatory mechanism would play an important role in phonation. ...
Piazza Cesare - - 2007
Major glottic incompetence is often encountered after total (Type IV) and extended (Type V) cordectomies and is responsible for poor vocal outcome. Even though the vast majority of patients do not complain of significant limitations in daily life, a selected number of them eventually require some sort of phonosurgical treatment ...
Bolzoni Villaret Andrea - - 2007
Treatment of glottic cancer by CO(2) laser endoscopic cordectomies can be associated with poor vocal outcome when the excision is extended beyond the superficial part of the thyro-arytenoid muscle. Different phonosugical techniques have been described in order to improve postoperative vocal outcome in patients undergoing this type of surgery. We ...
Dagli M - - 2008
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the outcomes of therapeutic intervention in patients with mutational falsetto, by applying perceptual and acoustic analysis before and after voice therapy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Forty-five consecutive patients with mutational falsetto were studied retrospectively. Acoustic analysis (i.e. fundamental frequency, jitter, shimmer, and ...
Netto Irene de Pedro Ide - - 2007
CONTEXT AND OBJECTIVE: Intraoperative nerve monitoring has emerged as a valuable tool to facilitate recurrent laryngeal nerve identification during thyroid surgery, thereby avoiding its injury. The aim was to evaluate vocal fold mobility in patients who underwent thyroidectomy with intraoperative nerve monitoring. DESIGN AND SETTING: Cohort formed by a consecutive ...
Fiorelli Vanessa Macedo Batista - - 2007
PURPOSE: To compare the results between recession of the lateral recti and monocular recess-resect procedure for the correction of the basic type of intermittent exotropia. METHODS: 115 patients with intermittent exotropia were submitted to surgery. The patients were divided into 4 groups, according to the magnitude of preoperative deviation and ...
Mocan Mehmet C - - 2007
PURPOSE: To compare the outcomes of 2 techniques of permanent tarsorrhaphy. METHODS: The clinical records of 30 patients who underwent tarsorrhaphy at a single university-based hospital clinic were reviewed. Patients underwent permanent tarsorrhaphy because they had a nonresolving facial palsy, neurotrophic keratopathy unresponsive to medical treatment, or both. Permanent tarsorrhaphies ...
Shindo Maisie - - 2007
OBJECTIVE: To compare the incidence of postoperative vocal cord paresis or paralysis in a cohort of patients who underwent thyroidectomy with and without continuous recurrent laryngeal nerve (RLN) monitoring by a single senior surgeon. We hypothesize that continuous RLN monitoring reduces the rate of nerve injury during thyroidectomy DESIGN: Retrospective ...
Bagheri Abbas - - 2007
PURPOSE: To compare the results of 2 methods of upper eyelid sling placement with autogenous fascia lata in the treatment of congenital ptosis. METHODS: In a randomized clinical trial, patients with congenital upper eyelid ptosis and poor levator function (<4 mm) were randomly assigned to either of 2 methods of ...
Nucci Paolo - - 2007
PURPOSE: To report the outcome of unilateral lateral rectus resection for treatment of small-angle residual esotropia following bilateral medial rectus muscle recession. METHODS: A retrospective medical record review was performed for all patients who had undergone bilateral medial rectus muscle recession for congenital esotropia prior to 6 years of age ...
Dawson Emma - - 2007
BACKGROUND: Scott described a method of achieving the effect of a posterior fixation procedure by combining resection and recession of a rectus muscle, while maintaining the ability to adjust primary position alignment with adjustable sutures. METHODS: A retrospective review of combined recession-resection procedures on rectus muscles between 1998 and 2002 ...
Asjes-Tydeman W L - - 2007
OBJECTIVE: To compare the postoperative alignment and sensory functions in patients with primary exotropia who had been operated at an early age (< 7 years) with those in patients who had been operated at an older age (> 7 years). METHODS: In a consecutive retrospective cohort study, 112 patients who ...
Edwards John - - 2007
OBJECTIVES: Acquired anterior glottic webs occur most commonly after endoscopic resection of laryngeal papilloma involving the anterior vocal folds. Treatment of anterior glottic webs has included a tracheotomy with laryngofissure and placement of a laryngeal stent or keel. We have used an endoscopic technique of web lysis and placement of ...
Mocan Mehmet C - - 2007
PURPOSE: To evaluate the clinical characteristics and surgical outcomes of medial rectus (MR) recessions in patients with Graves' ophthalmopathy. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The clinical records of 32 patients with Graves' ophthalmopathy who underwent MR recessions with adjustable sutures for restrictive esotropia were reviewed. The clinical characteristics of patients, the size ...
Kothari Mihir - - 2007
PURPOSE: To describe the clinical characteristics of spontaneous, late-onset comitant acute, nonaccommodative esotropia (ANAET) in children. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Clinical characteristics of a cohort of patients under 16 years of age with ANAET were studied retrospectively. RESULTS: Of 15 patients eight were females. Mean age was 7.15 years (range 2.5-13, ...
Takahashi Yasuhiro - - 2007
PURPOSE: To examine relationships between intraoperative and postoperative eyelid heights in relation to patient postures in blepharoptosis surgery. METHODS: Thirty eyelids in 15 patients with bilateral aponeurotic ptosis were selected. The margin reflex distance-1 (MRD-1) was measured with the patients in the sitting position preoperatively, intraoperatively, and in the postoperative ...
Murray Anthony David Neil - - 2007
BACKGROUND: Most studies of infantile esotropia concern patients diagnosed in infancy and treated throughout childhood. This prospective study addresses changes in the functional binocular status of older children and adults with previously untreated infantile esotropia, following late surgical realignment. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: Seventeen patients aged 8 years or more with ...
Hartnick Christopher J - - 2007
OBJECTIVE: To report preliminary results regarding the safety and efficacy of the 585-nm pulsed-dye laser (PDL) for the treatment of juvenile-onset recurrent respiratory papillomatosis (JORRP) in the pediatric population. DESIGN: Prospective longitudinal cohort study. SETTING: Two pediatric otolaryngology referral centers. PATIENTS: Twenty-three pediatric patients ranging in age from 6 months ...
Rosen Clark A - - 2007
OBJECTIVES: Evaluate the effectiveness of CaHA injection for patients with glottal incompetence. METHODS: Multi-center, open-label, prospective clinical study with each patient serving as his/her own control. Voice-related outcome measures were collected for pre-injection and 1, 3, and 6 months. RESULTS: Sixty-eight patients were available for evaluation. Fifty percent of the ...
Traissac L - - 2007
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the anatomy, as well as the probability of restoring voice (study of the methods of vocal recovery) with the Newvox voice prosthesis. MATERIAL AND METHODS: This study relates to 225 patients having undergone a total laryngectomy and a Newvox voice prosthesis (one or more prosthesis) between April ...
Schön P C - - 2007
Correct detection of estrus is a problem in dairy herds. In practice, several procedures exist for detection of estrus besides conventional visual observation by humans. These procedures deliver very different results regarding detection of estrus. It is known that the calls of female mammals can contain information about reproductive status. ...
Jothi Sumana - - 2007
OBJECTIVES: To describe a new method of postoperative eyelid suspension used for the prevention of eyelid malposition and to report its efficacy through an outcome study. STUDY DESIGN: An outcome study was performed on 10 patients who would potentially need postoperative eyelid suspension. Candidates included patients with entropion, ectropion, or ...
Kandoğan Tolga - - 2007
OBJECTIVES: The results of objective and subjective evaluation of postoperative vocal function were assessed in patients treated with thyroplasty for the correction of sulcus vocalis. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Six patients (5 males, 1 female; mean age 26 years; range 18 to 34 years) underwent thyroplasty for sulcus vocalis. Voice evaluations ...
Shokida Maria Felisa - - 2007
OBJECTIVE: To introduce a variation of adjustable suture recession surgery of the inferior rectus muscle by adding a non- absorbable "safety stitch" to reduce post surgery overcorrection. METHODS: Eleven patients with vertical strabismus who needed inferior rectus recession were the subjects of this study. The vertical deviation was measured preoperatively, ...
Ruotsalainen J H - - 2007
Poor voice quality due to functional dysphonia can lead to a reduced quality of life. In occupations where voice use is substantial it can lead to a loss of employment. To evaluate the effectiveness of interventions to treat functional dysphonia in adults. We searched MEDLINE (PubMed, 1950 to 2006), EMBASE ...
Lin I-Chan - - 2007
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: Various alloplastic materials are used in orbital wall reconstruction. This study investigated the outcome of patients treated with porous polyethylene sheet implants in the reconstruction of orbital floor fracture. METHODS: Twenty-one patients who underwent orbital reconstructions using 0.85-mm porous polyethylene sheets for the repair of orbital floor fracture were ...
Schaefer Daniel P - - 2007
Many surgical techniques have been developed to address eyelid retraction with varying results. Identifying and evaluating the anatomical and pathophysiological factors involved will assist in its surgical treatment. This prospective study evaluated the graded levator hinge procedure, in combination with a Müllerectomy and/or lateral canthoplasty when indicated, in an attempt ...
Hamilton D W - - 2007
AIM: To compare voice performance following Bioplastique injection with that following Isshiki thyroplasty. MEASURES: A 12 item, self-reported voice performance questionnaire was completed and observer-rated perceptual voice analysis scores were also measured, before and after Bioplastique injection, for 14 patients. Results were compared with our previously reported outcomes for 28 ...
Lombardi Celestino Pio - - 2006
BACKGROUND: We performed a prospective analysis on voice and swallowing alterations following total thyroidectomy (TT), in the absence of recurrent nerve injury. METHODS: Patients aged 21 to 65 years undergoing TT, in the absence of laryngeal/pulmonary disease, previous neck surgery, or malignant diseases, were subjected to videostrobolaryngoscopy (VSL), acoustic voice ...
Biesman Brian S - - 2006
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the efficacy of a novel 0.25 cm(2) monopolar radiofrequency (RF) treatment tip for aesthetic rejuvenation of the eyelids. STUDY DESIGN/MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was a prospective, multicenter trial in which the eyelids of 72 patients were treated. Patients underwent a single treatment session and were then followed ...
Pellini Raul - - 2006
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the postoperative course and functional outcomes achieved in patients treated with supracricoid partial laryngectomy (SPL) with cricohyoidopexy. DESIGN: Retrospective analysis. SETTING: National Cancer Institute "Regina Elena." PATIENTS: Eighty-two consecutive patients who underwent SPL with cricohyoidopexy between September 1, 1988, and June 30, 2005, were evaluated. The patient ...
Peretti Giorgio - - 2006
OBJECTIVES: Endoscopic supraglottic laryngectomy (ESL) by carbon dioxide laser for selected T1-T3 supraglottic squamous cell carcinomas is a sound procedure with oncological results comparable to those obtained by open-neck supraglottic laryngectomy (ONSL). The aim of this study was to retrospectively evaluate functional outcomes after ESL in comparison with ONSL. METHODS: ...
Chang Yoon-Hee - - 2006
We evaluated the one-stage intraoperative adjustment strabismus surgery with adjustable suture under topical anesthesia. Medical records of the patients who had intraoperative adjustment surgery under topical anesthesia for horizontal or vertical strabismus in our hospital from March 1997 to March 2003 with follow-up of 6 months were analyzed retrospectively. Of ...
Schindler Antonio - - 2008
Unilateral vocal fold paralysis (UVFP) is associated with changes in acoustic and aerodynamic voice measurements and can have a significant impact on a patient's quality of life. Few objective data regarding the efficacy of voice therapy for UVFP exist. The aim of this study was to retrospectively analyze voice modifications ...
Oysu Cagatay - - 2006
OBJECTIVE: To compare functional and oncological outcomes of cricohyoidoepiglottopexy (CHEP) and near-total laryngectomy with epiglottic reconstruction (NTLER) techniques in early glottic carcinoma. DESIGN: Case series, clinical study. SETTING: Two tertiary care referral centers. PATIENTS: Seventeen patients with T1b glottic squamous cell carcinoma were treated with CHEP and 21 were treated ...
Hussain Ibrar - - 2006
OBJECTIVE: To determine the results of three sutures aponeurosis tuck procedure in patients with congenital ptosis. DESIGN: A quasi-experimental study. PLACE AND DURATION OF STUDY: Department of Ophthalmology, Khyber Teaching Hospital, Peshawar from January 2004 to January 2005. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Twenty-four eyes of 20 patients (13 males and 7 ...
McCracken Michael S - - 2006
PURPOSE: To describe the methods and results of a new technique of eyelash trephination for treatment of trichiasis and distichiasis. METHODS: The medical records of all patients who underwent eyelash trephination by the authors to treat trichiasis or distichiasis were reviewed. Gender, diagnosis, number of eyelids treated, follow-up time, and ...
Koo Nam-Kyun - - 2006
PURPOSE: The surgical technique for intermittent exotropia [X(T)] is quite simple. However, in many cases, the condition recurs due to any one of a number of causes, including undercorrection. This study examined the factors associated with undercorrection on X(T) patients. METHODS: The study examined 199 X(T) patients who underwent bilateral ...
Amin Milan R - - 2006
OBJECTIVES: I performed a retrospective chart review to evaluate the patient tolerance and clinical results of a new technique for office-based vocal fold augmentation. METHODS: Ten patients undergoing the thyrohyoid approach for vocal fold augmentation were asked to rate their tolerance of the procedure using a 10-point rating scale (1 ...
Bihari A - - 2006
The aim of this study was to objectively evaluate the voices of patients suffering from unilateral vocal cord paralysis, before and after endoscopic augmentation and thyroplasty. In the past, we used injectable Teflon to treat this condition; later techniques included collagen injection and Isshiki thyroplasty. In the last 7 years, ...
Lauer Günter - - 2006
PURPOSE: In this study the efficacy of computer-assisted surgery (CAS) used for secondary orbital reconstruction after midfacial fractures was evaluated, comparing the clinical outcome with that after conventional surgery (CS). Special consideration was given to whether CAS can reduce the number of secondary corrections. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Twenty consecutive patients ...
Thevasagayam M S - - 2006
AIMS: To demonstrate the efficacy of bilateral medialization thyroplasty as a treatment for severe, chronic aspiration. To review the literature on surgical options available in the treatment of severe aspiration. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Three cases that underwent bilateral medialization thyroplasty are described. The technique used was the standard medialization thyroplasty ...
Ben Simon Guy J - - 2006
PURPOSE: To evaluate the effect of deep lateral wall orbital decompression with intraconal fat debulking on strabismus in thyroid-related orbitopathy (TRO) patients using automated Hess screen (AHS). DESIGN: Prospective nonrandomized clinical study. PARTICIPANTS: Eleven TRO patients (19 surgeries) operated on at the Jules Stein Eye Institute from January, 2004, through ...
Petro Melanie L - - 2006
OBJECTIVE: To develop a reliable, user-friendly, intraoperative, electromyographic monitoring technique to decrease the incidence of injury to the recurrent and superior laryngeal nerves. DESIGN: Prospective, nonrandomized, clinical trial of a nerve monitoring technique. SETTING: Private tertiary care community hospital. PATIENTS: A population-based sample of 31 patients scheduled to undergo thyroid ...
Romanchuk Kenneth G - - 2006
PURPOSE: We studied patients with distance intermittent exotropia with at least 5 years follow-up before any surgical therapy, to determine how often amblyopia developed, whether there was progressive worsening in the angle or control of the exodeviation, whether there was deterioration in binocular vision, and other parameters. METHODS: Retrospective review ...
Greenberg Burt M - - 2006
Trigonocephaly accounts for approximately 10% of all craniosynostosis. Severe trigonocephaly results in a triangular-shaped forehead, superior-lateral orbital depression, hypotelorism, and compensatory occipital-parietal calvarial changes. Radiographic findings include ovoid orbits with parallel medial borders, thickened keel-shaped frontal bone, small ethmoid sinuses, and a short anterior cranial fossa with pitched sphenoid wings. ...
Cansiz Harun - - 2006
PURPOSE: We evaluated the results of the 2-wall and 3-wall orbital decompression in patients with Graves' disease. PATIENTS AND METHODS: In this study, we present a consecutive series of 12 patients (18 orbits) who were submitted to orbital decompression by endoscopic transnasal medial wall combined with transantral inferior wall approach ...
Friedhofer Henri H Division of Plastic Surgery, Faculty of Medicine of São Paulo Hospital das Clínicas, São Paulo, Brazil. - - 2006
Blepharophimosis is a rare autosomal-dominant syndrome involving the periorbital region. It is characterized mainly by eyelid ptosis, palpebral phimosis, telecanthus, and epicanthus inversus. Ten patients ranging in age from 2 to 22 years who presented with blepharophimosis were retrospectively studied over the past 14 years; they had an average follow-up ...
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