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Ectopic thymic tissue in subglottis of children: evaluation and management
Yihang Lin, Junyang Li, Lianyan Xue, Peixuan Sun, Qiao He, Youjin Li

  • Subglottic ectopic thymic tissue is rare and unexpected cause of stridor in children.

  • The knowledge of the typical ultrasonographic features can provide a hint to make a definitive diagnosis before surgery.

  • Modified laryngofissure may be an effective approach to removing the subglottic ectopic thymus and reconstructing the intact subglottic mucosa.

Open access
Available online 26 November 2021
Using RSI and RFS scores to differentiate between reflux-related and other causes of chronic laryngitis
Claudia Alessandra Eckley, Rodrigo Tangerina

  • Reflux laryngitis is highly prevalent in the adult population sharing symptoms of laryngeal and pharyngeal inflammation with a number of inflammatory, infectious and traumatic conditions.

  • Diagnosis of Laryngopharyngeal Reflux is challenging and mainly based on suggestive symptoms and videolaryngoscopic signs of inflammation. Objective tests, such as prolonged esophageal ph-metry and impedance-pHmetry, are costly and have low sensitivity.

  • To minimize the subjectivity of clinical diagnosis for Laryngopharyngeal Reflux a number of scores have been proposed, being the most widely used the Reflux Symptom Index (RSI) and the Reflux Finding Score (RFS).

  • The current study used the RSI and the RFS to try to differentiate between the most common causes of inflammatory and traumatic chronic pharyngitis and laryngitis.

Open access
Available online 26 November 2021
The efficacy of corticosteroid after facial nerve neurorrhaphy: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trial
Prapitphan Charoenlux, Nattawan Utoomprurkporn, Kachorn Seresirikachorn

  • The benefits of corticosteroid after facial nerve neurorrhaphy are questionable.

  • Corticosteroid was not provided benefits after coaptation in complete transection.

  • The benefits were judged by electrophysiology, histology, and functional recovery.

Open access
Available online 21 November 2021
Experimental cholesteatoma: a comparison between spontaneous and induced models
Felipe da Costa Huve, Jefferson André Bauer, Fábio André Selaimen, Maurício Noschang Lopes da Silva, Sady Selaimen da Costa

  • Cauterization of the Gerbils’ auditory tube not always induce cholesteatoma formation.

  • Gerbils’ models of cholesteatoma may differ from each other and those seen in humans.

  • Gerbils’ external auditory canal obliteration induces cholesteatoma in all cases.

Open access
Available online 20 November 2021
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

  • 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

  • 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
Pleomorphic adenoma of the parotid gland presenting as extensively ossified lesion with bone infiltration: a case report
Marcel Mayer, Ruben Thoelken, Monika Jering, Bruno Märkl, Abbas Agaimy, Johannes Zenk
Open access
Available online 17 November 2021
Predictive value of radiologic studies for malignant otitis externa: a systematic review and meta-analysis
Do Hyun Kim, Sung Won Kim, Se Hwan Hwang

  • The initial diagnosis of necrotizing otitis externa has not been established.

  • CT and MRI are the currently preferred imaging modalities.

  • The diagnostic sensitivity of technetium-99m, gallium-67, and MRI was favorable.

Open access
Available online 17 November 2021
Descriptive study of goat external and middle ear through computed tomography and endoscopic evaluation, compared with the human ear
Larissa Leal Coutinho, Pâmella Marletti de Barros, Mariana de Carvalho Leal, Silvio da Silva Caldas Neto, Thiago Freire Pinto Bezerra

  • The goat ear anatomy model is highly accessible in developing countries.

  • The goat's external auditory canal is tortuous and long.

  • The goat bone canal has a bony prominence in its lower portion.

  • It is necessary to drill the bone prominence to visualize the entire tympanic membrane.

  • The goat model allows training with an endoscope and otological surgery steps.

Open access
Available online 3 November 2021
Adaptation of the Pediatric Smell WheelTM to evaluate olfactory function in Brazilian children
Marco A. Fornazieri, Lucas K. Ebara, Rafael Goulart de Araújo, João Vitor Fernandes Lima, Felipe B. Favareto, Fábio R. Pinna, Richard L. Voegels, Richard L. Doty

  • This study developed and validated the Pediatric Smell Wheel™ (PSW) for testing Brazilian children.

  • The Brazilian PSW differentiated the olfactory function of children with adenoid hypertrophy from that of healthy children.

  • A score below 7 out of 11 is a useful cutoff for defining microsmia in young children.

Open access
Available online 31 October 2021
Brazilian Journal of Otorhinolaryngology (English Edition)

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