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Transmastoid exposure of the labyrinthine segment of the facial nerve: an anatomical study
Gulay Guclu Aslan, Asim Aslan, Selcuk Surucu
10.1016/j.bjorl.2021.07.002
Highlights

  • Surgical decompression of the labyrinthine segment of the facial nerve is important.

  • The main approach is the middle fossa approach, which has serious morbidities.

  • It is also possible to reach the labyrinthine segment by transmastoid approach.

  • Detailed anatomic knowledge about surgical area for the transmastoid approach is essential.

Open access
Available online 28 August 2021
Assessment of knowledge regarding tracheostomy care and management of early complications among healthcare professionals
Tooba Khanum, Sadaf Zia, Tahseer Khan, Saima Kamal, Muhammad Nasir Khoso, Javeria Alvi, Arif Ali
10.1016/j.bjorl.2021.06.011
Highlights

  • Healthcare workers should be well versed in identifying tracheostomy management, its complications and responding accordingly.

  • Doctors and nurses (131 = 52%) possessed good knowledge about various aspects of tracheostomy care and management.

  • The poorest scores were regarding cuff pressure (38.9%), suction pressure (39.4%) and first response in tube blockade (31.1%).

  • Higher scores were found in age group 26 to 30 years (54.2%) and those having 1-3 years of clinical experience (41.2%).

  • No statistically significant assoiation of knowledge regarding tracheostomy care was apparent with age, gender or years of practice.

Open access
Available online 20 August 2021
Long-term functional outcomes and quality of life after partial glossectomy for T2 squamous cell carcinomas
Giuseppe Riva, Silvia Sapino, Mattia Ravera, Giulia Elia, Giancarlo Pecorari
10.1016/j.bjorl.2021.06.009
Highlights

  • Partial glossectomy and reconstruction strategy influences speech and swallowing.

  • Patients with a higher tongue motility had better articulation and less dysphagia.

  • Worse functional outcomes induced a lower quality of life.

Open access
Available online 16 August 2021
Effect of Wendler glottoplasty on voice and quality of life of transgender women
Mateus Morais Aires, Daniela de Vasconcelos, Jonia Alves Lucena, Adriana de Oliveira Camargo Gomes, Bruno Teixeira de Moraes
10.1016/j.bjorl.2021.06.010
Highlights

  • There was an increase of 47 Hz in fundamental frequency after glottoplasty.

  • There was no worsening in other acoustic measures and quality of voice.

  • Voice-related quality of life improved after surgery.

  • Glottoplasty was safe and effective for feminizing the voice of transgender women.

Open access
Available online 15 August 2021
Determining attributed factors of hearing handicap in individuals with auditory sensory and neural pathology
Sindhu Parthasarathy, Hemanth Narayan Shetty
10.1016/j.bjorl.2021.06.003
Highlights

  • The study investigates the effect of site of lesion on the contributory factors of hearing handicap.

  • The study provides insight into how much the mild ANSD subject suffers against their counterparts who have a sensory impairment.

  • The finding purports that “mild” ANSD subjects have listening impairment similar to that of “severe” degree of SNHL subjects.

Open access
Available online 2 August 2021
Microanatomic analyses of extratemporal facial nerve and its branches, hypoglossal nerve, sural nerve, and great auricular nerve
Ibrahim Erdim, Veysel Gurbuz, Emrah Sapmaz, Selcuk Cetin, Fikret Gevrek
10.1016/j.bjorl.2021.06.006
Highlights

  • The amount of interfascicular connective tissue in sensory and motor nerves.

  • Which nerve graft seems more logical for facial nerve anastomosis.

  • Axons number of great auricular nerve.

Open access
Available online 2 August 2021
Olfactory neuroepithelium in the middle turbinate: is there any impact on olfaction function after lateral marsupialization for concha bullosa surgery?
Onur İsmi, Feyzi Meşe, Harun Gür, İclal Gürses, Yusuf Vayısoğlu, Kemal Görür, Cengiz Özcan
10.1016/j.bjorl.2021.06.005
Highlights

  • Lateral marsupialization is an effective method for restoration of both smell function and nasal breathing in concha bullosa patients.

  • The presence and quantity of olfactory mucosa in the middle turbinate may not significantly affect the postoperative smell function.

  • The underlying cause of olfactory deficit in middle turbinate concha bullosa patients seems to be middle meatus obstruction.

Open access
Available online 2 August 2021
Outcomes of endoscopic and open resection of sinonasal malignancies: a systematic review and meta-analysis
Sijie Jiang, Ruohao Fan, Hua Zhang, Weihong Jiang, Zhihai Xie
10.1016/j.bjorl.2021.06.004
Highlights

  • The overall survival rate of the endoscopic resection group was comparable with the open resection group.

  • The disease-free survival rate of the endoscopic resection group was higher than the open resection group.

  • The surgery approaches, the adjuvant therapy, the histopathology, and the T-stage have independent effects on the survival outcomes.

Open access
Available online 2 August 2021
Validation of a classification and scoring system for the diagnosis of laryngeal and pharyngeal squamous cell carcinomas by confocal laser endomicroscopy
Matti Sievert, Konstantinos Mantsopoulos, Sarina K. Mueller, Robin Rupp, Markus Eckstein, Florian Stelzle, Nicolai Oetter, Andreas Maier, Marc Aubreville, Heinrich Iro, Miguel Goncalves
10.1016/j.bjorl.2021.06.002
Highlights

  • Confocal laser endomicroscopy enables real-time, non-invasive identification of malignancy in pharynx and larynx.

  • Confocal laser endomicroscopy classification scores for the oral mucosa are also valid in pharynx and larynx.

  • Sensitivity and specificity for carcinoma was 81.3% and 85.5%, respectively.

  • Confocal laser endomicroscopy can be performed with substantial interrater agreement (k = 0.64).

  • Presently confocal laser endomicroscopy can aid intraoperative assessment but does not replace histology.

Open access
Available online 2 August 2021
The circadian timing of noise exposure influences noise-induced inflammatory responses in the mouse cochlea
Shichang Li, Hongwei Zheng, Zhimin Xing, Yan Liu, Lin Han, Zijing Wang, Lisheng Yu
10.1016/j.bjorl.2021.05.010
Highlights

  • A 1-hr exposure to 6∼12 kHz noise at 100 dB SPL could cause a temporary threshold shift in C57BL/6J mice without hair cell loss.

  • The circadian timing of noise exposure did not affect ABR threshold shifts.

  • The circadian timing of noise exposure influences noise-induced inflammatory responses in the mouse cochlea.

  • Daytime noise may induce a greater inflammatory response than that of nighttime noise.

Open access
Available online 2 July 2021
Idiomas
Brazilian Journal of Otorhinolaryngology (English Edition)

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