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The role of vein grafts in reconstructive head and neck microsurgery
Chih-Sheng Lai, Yi-Ting Chang, Ching-Hui Shen, Yueh-Chi Tsai, Chen-Te Lu, Jung-Hsing Yen, I-Chen Chen, Yi-Ling Lin
10.1016/j.bjorl.2021.09.004
Highlights

  • Vein grafting is a reliable option for challenging head and neck reconstruction.

  • Vein grafting is a reliable option in free flap salvage cases.

  • High free flap survival rate shows vein graft reliability.

  • An increased postoperative complication in free flap with vein grafting is noted.

Open access
Available online 20 November 2021
Age-dependent differences of the depth of olfactory fossa in children
Mehmet Güven, Halil Elden, Atılay Yaylacı, Ebru Mihriban Güven, Ahmet Kara, Ayla Tekin Orha
10.1016/j.bjorl.2021.09.006
Highlights

  • The shape of the anterior skull base changes with age and is directly linked to the development of the paranasal sinuses.

  • Considering children under the age of 6, questions arise about the validity of Keros classification.

  • The high Keros I ratio and the low Keros III ratio in children aged 1–6 and the high rate of Keros III in the 12–18 age group were remarkable findings.

Open access
Available online 17 November 2021
Analysis of the status of treatment of benign thyroid diseases — a public health problem aggravated in the COVID-19 pandemic era
Giulianno Molina Melo, Antonio José Gonçalves, Fernando Walder, Carolina Ferraz, Murilo Catafesta Neves, Marcio Abrahão, Onivaldo Cervantes
10.1016/j.bjorl.2021.08.008
Highlights

  • The COVID-19 pandemic have negatively impacted the surgical treatment of Goiters.

  • The postponed surgical treatment was worsened by closure of hospital beds and bad public management.

  • With safety protocols, surgeries for goiter and benign thyroid conditions can still be performed.

  • The restart surgeries for goiters will reduce the negative economic and patient health impact.

Open access
Available online 17 November 2021
Critical analysis of moderate and severe retractions in the pars tensa and pars flaccida of the tympanic membrane
Inesângela Canali, Letícia Petersen Schmidt Rosito, Vittoria Dreher Longo, Sady Selaimen da Costa
10.1016/j.bjorl.2021.10.005
Highlights

  • The literature is scarce in demonstrating the correlation between the degree of severity of retractions and the degree of hearing loss.

  • To analyse the differences in the location, the severity, and the air-bone gap of moderate and severe tympanic membrane retractions in children and adults.

  • In this study, we analyzed the prevalence of retractions in different areas of the Tympanic Membrane (TM) and the correlations between the involvement of the pars tensa and pars flaccida.

  • We believe that our study makes a significant contribution to the literature because after a global analysis of the behavior of moderate and severe retractions in the TM, we observed the need for classifications that do not sector the retractions in the TM but evaluate them globally.

  • Identification of these gaps in literature and in clinical practice is relevant so that the focus may be shifted on these topics and proper studies may be implemented.

Open access
Uncorrected Proof. Available online 17 November 2021
Delayed vocal fold palsy caused by an undetected fish bone impacted in the tracheoesophageal groove
Daquan Wu, Meng Wang, Na Shen
10.1016/j.bjorl.2021.04.013
Open access
Uncorrected Proof. Available online 17 November 2021
Development and validation of a 3D laryngeal model in surgical skills training
Thiago Victal Saliba, Rui Sérgio Monteiro de Barros
10.1016/j.bjorl.2021.09.010
Highlights

  • 3D model adequate for training in laryngeal endoscopic surgery.

  • Simulation of different vocal fold lesions.

  • Learning and teaching of laryngeal microsurgery in the laboratory.

  • Surgical training with low cost, accessibility and replicability.

  • New technologies for acquiring surgical skills.

Open access
Uncorrected Proof. Available online 17 November 2021
Effectiveness of conventional versus virtual reality-based vestibular rehabilitation exercises in elderly patients with dizziness: a randomized controlled study with 6-month follow-up
Tuba Kanyılmaz, Oya Topuz, Fazıl Necdet Ardıç, Hakan Alkan, Saadet Nur Sena Öztekin, Bülent Topuz, Füsun Ardıç
10.1016/j.bjorl.2021.08.010
Highlights

  • Vestibular rehabilitation supported with virtual reality appears to be effective in elderly patients with dizziness.

  • Virtual reality-based vestibular rehabilitation is superior to conventional vestibular rehabilitation therapy alone.

  • The implementation of the virtual reality environment in the vestibular rehabilitation program may be useful.

Open access
Available online 17 November 2021
Effects of vestibular rehabilitation in the management of patients with and without vestibular migraine
Ahmet Koc, Elvan Cevizci Akkılıc
10.1016/j.bjorl.2021.07.011
Highlights

  • Vestibular Migraine (VM) is the second most common cause after Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo in patients with vertigo.

  • Drugs used in migraine headaches are also used in the treatment of VM, but complaints of dizziness/vertigo may progress.

  • Vestibular Rehabilitation (VR) provide significant improvement in vestibular symptoms and quality of life in VM patients.

  • VR should be considered in addition to medical treatment in patients with vestibular migraine.

Open access
Available online 17 November 2021
Impact of COVID-19 on maxillofacial surgery practice: a systematic review
Luís Eduardo Charles Pagotto, Thiago de Santana Santos, Gabriel Pires Pastore
10.1016/j.bjorl.2021.09.002
Highlights

  • COVID-19 directly affected the routine of oral and maxillofacial professionals.

  • Demands for personal protective equipment increased significantly.

  • A high prevalence of anxiety was observed among professionals during the COVID-19.

Open access
Available online 17 November 2021
Is there a change in P300 evoked potential after 6 months in cochlear implant users?
Maria Stella Arantes do Amaral, Victor G. Calderaro, Henrique Furlan Pauna, Eduardo T. Massuda, Ana Cláudia. M.B. Reis, Miguel Angelo Hyppolito
10.1016/j.bjorl.2021.10.002
Highlights

  • The lowest latency of P3 occurred six months after CI-activation for the tone burst stimulus.

  • The lowest latency of P3 occurred Pre-CI with speaking stimulus.

  • There was a poor correlation between the mean latency of P3 and the time of hearing loss for the speech stimulus.

  • There was no variation of the P3 amplitude after 6 months using cochlear implant.

  • There was an increase of P3 latency in individuals older than 45 years, for both puretone and speech stimuli.

Open access
Available online 17 November 2021
Idiomas
Brazilian Journal of Otorhinolaryngology (English Edition)

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