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Recent World Journal of Otorhinolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery Articles

Recently published articles from World Journal of Otorhinolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery.

Septoplasty alone is not suitable for most structural nasal obstructions

Available online 4 July 2020
Jin-Feng Liu | Zhan-Feng Yan | Zhi-Jin Zhang | Ning-Yu Wang

Septoplasty is widely used in the treatment of structural nasal obstructions, and it also has a good effect and a high degree of postoperative satisfaction. However, there a large number of structures...

Prevention of nosocomial COVID-19 infections in Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery

Available online 3 July 2020
Jie Ren | Xilin Yang | Zhen Xu | Weiwei Lei | Kun Yang | Yonggang Kong | Jining Qu | Hua Liao | Yi He | Huidong Chen | Yan Wang | Feng Zeng | Qingquan Hua

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has rapidly evolved into a pandemic, causing a global public health crisis. Many frontline healthcare workers providing ear, nose and throat services have been reported...

Perioperative management of endoscopic transsphenoidal pituitary surgery

June 2020
Martin Hanson | Hao Li | Eliza Geer | Sasan Karimi | Viviane Tabar | Marc A. Cohen

The contemporary embrace of endoscopic technology in the approach to the anterior skull base has altered the perioperative landscape for patients requiring pituitary surgery. Utility of a multi-disciplinary...

Endoscopic trans-pterygoid resection of a low-grade cribriform cystadenocarcinoma of the infratemporal fossa

June 2020
Vikram G. Ramjee | Landon J. Massoth | John P. Richards | Kibwei A. McKinney

This article presents a case of low-grade cribriform cystadenocarcinomas (LGCCC), a rare salivary gland tumor manifesting in the infratemporal fossa (ITF). The lesion in this case is unique in its location,...

Endoscopic endonasal approaches to the craniovertebral junction: The Otolaryngologist's perspective

June 2020
Qasim Husain | Matthew H. Kim | Ibrahim Hussain | Vijay K. Anand | Jeffrey P. Greenfield | Theodore H. Schwartz | Ashutosh Kacker

To review indications and techniques for the endoscopic endonasal approach to the craniovertebral junction (CVJ), analyze postoperative outcomes, and discuss important technical considerations....

Predictors of nodal metastasis in sinonasal squamous cell carcinoma: A national cancer database analysis

June 2020
Viran J. Ranasinghe | Vanessa C. Stubbs | Danielle C. Reny | Ramie Fathy | Jason A. Brant | Jason G. Newman

We present the largest population based study of sinonasal squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) to identify risk factors for presentation with nodal metastasis....

Pediatric sinonasal and skull base lesions

June 2020
Charles A. Riley | Christian P. Soneru | Jonathan B. Overdevest | Marc L. Otten | David A. Gudis

Pediatric skull base lesions are complex and challenging disorders. Safe and comprehensive management of this diverse group of disorders requires the expertise of an experienced multidisciplinary skull...

Free tissue reconstruction of the anterior skull base: A review

June 2020
Elizabeth Bradford Bell | Erin R. Cohen | Zoukaa Sargi | Jason Leibowitz

There has been a significant shift from open craniofacial resection of the anterior skull base to endoscopic approaches that accomplish the same outcomes in tumor ablation. However, when open resection...

Skull base chordomas review of current treatment paradigms

June 2020
Dan Yaniv | Ethan Soudry | Yulia Strenov | Marc A. Cohen | Aviram Mizrachi

Chordomas are locally invasive neoplasms, arising from notochordal remnants and can appear anywhere along the axial skeleton. Local recurrences are common, and distant metastases may occur years after...

Surgical approaches to the petrous apex

June 2020
Kevin L. Li | Vijay Agarwal | Howard S. Moskowitz | Waleed M. Abuzeid

The petrous apex is a difficult to reach surgical area due to its deep position in the skull base and many vital surrounding structures. Petrous apex pathology ranges from extradural cholesterol granulomas,...

Endoscopic endonasal intraconal orbit surgery

June 2020
Catherine Banks | Qasim Husain | Benjamin S. Bleier

Endoscopic endonasal orbital surgery is evolving. With increasing knowledge, expertise, and technology, the historical limits of the endonasal endoscopic approach to the orbit have been redefined. This...

Completion thyroidectomy: is timing important for transcervical and remote access approaches?

Available online 30 June 2020
Juan Pablo Dueñas | Carlos Simón Duque | Laura Cristancho | Manuela Méndez

Completion thyroidectomy (CT) is employed after lobectomy when histopathological results mandates total removal of the gland as in case of well differentiated thyroid carcinoma (DTC). It is also employed...

Imaging and choosing the right patients for transoral endoscopic parathyroidectomy vestibular approach

Available online 30 June 2020
Rohit Ranganath | Mohammad Shaear | Christopher R. Razavi | Pia Pace-Asciak | Jonathon O. Russell | Ralph P. Tufano

Advances in imaging for preoperative localization have propelled the widespread adoption of minimally invasive/focused parathyroidectomy in primary hyperparathyroidism. Though it is performed through...

Predictors of success in hypoglossal nerve stimulator implantation for obstructive sleep apnea

Available online 30 June 2020
Tiffany N. Chao | Erica R. Thaler

Current guidelines for hypoglossal nerve stimulator (HGNS) implantation eligibility include drug-induced sleep endoscopy (DISE) findings and other patient characteristics but lead to highly variable...

The pros and cons of additional axillary arm for transoral robotic thyroidectomy

Available online 30 June 2020
Hoon Yub Kim | Dawon Park | Antonio A.T. Bertelli

Transoral vestibular approach thyroidectomy using robotic system has advantages with articulating instrumentation. Transoral robotic thyroidectomy (TORT) can be done either using just two robot arms...

Biologic therapies versus surgical management for aspirin-exacerbated respiratory disease: A review of preliminary data, efficacy, and cost

Available online 23 June 2020
Alan D. Workman | Benjamin S. Bleier

Aspirin-exacerbated respiratory disease (AERD) patients with CRSwNP suffer from reduced quality of life, reduced economic productivity, and higher risk of depression and sleep dysfunction. These patients...

Radiologic anatomy of the round window relevant to cochlear implantation and inner ear drug delivery

Available online 20 June 2020
Peter L. Nguy | Sheela Saidha | Ann Jay | H. Jeffrey Kim | Michael Hoa

To determine anatomic relationships and variation of the round window membrane to bony surgical landmarks on computed tomography....

Unusual locations for differentiated thyroid cancer nodal metastasis

Available online 16 June 2020
Rohit Ranganath | Vaninder K. Dhillon | Mohammad Shaear | Lisa Rooper | Jonathon O. Russell | Ralph P. Tufano

Lymph node metastasis is common in differentiated thyroid cancer especially papillary thyroid cancer. Presence of lymph node metastasis does not have an impact on survival in younger patients. Therapeutic...

The role of surgeon-performed ultrasound in transoral endoscopic thyroidectomy vestibular approach (TOETVA)

Available online 13 June 2020
Christopher R. Razavi | Mohammad Shaear | Angkoon Anuwong | Jonathon O. Russell

Transoral Endoscopic Thyroidectomy Vestibular Approach (TOETVA) is a recently described surgical technique where the thyroid and central neck can be accessed without a cutaneous incision. To date nearly...

Impact of early eyelid weight placement on the development of synkinesis and recovery in patients with idiopathic facial paralysis

Available online 12 June 2020
Keon M. Parsa | Caroline Rieger | Dara Khatib | Jennifer R. White | Jodi Barth | Chad C. Zatezalo | Michael J. Reilly

Determine the impact of upper eyelid weight placement at 3 months post onset of idiopathic facial paralysis (IFP) on the recovery of facial function in patients with lagophthalmos....

Laser vs microdebrider eustachian tuboplasty for the treatment of chronic adult eustachian tube dysfunction: A systematic review

Available online 11 June 2020
Waqas Jamil | Steve Izzat

Multiple treatments are described in the literature for the treatment of chronic Eustachian tube dysfunction but high-level quality evidence seems missing to support these treatments. This systematic...

BPPV Viewer: A downloadable 3D BPPV model for study of otolith disease

Available online 8 June 2020
Henri Traboulsi | Michael Teixido

To develop a downloadable three-dimensional (3D) study tool of the membranous labyrinth in order to facilitate the study of benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV)....

Otorhinolaryngology, head and surgery practice during the COVID-19 pandemic

Available online 6 June 2020
Kimberley Yu | Jun-Min Wei | Da-Qing Li | Yu-Xin Fang

Research software in cochlear duct length estimation, Greenwood frequency mapping and CI electrode array length simulation

Available online 5 June 2020
Anandhan Dhanasingh

The size of the cochlea varies a lot among the human population bringing the necessity for electrode arrays to be available in various lengths irrespective of the cochlear implant (CI) brand. This research...

Airway management of angioedema patients during the COVID-19 pandemic

Available online 5 June 2020
Tiffany N. Chao | Joshua H. Atkins | Zaffer Qasim | James J. Kearney | Natasha Mirza | Christopher H. Rassekh

The COVID-19 pandemic is characterized by high transmissibility from patients with prolonged minimally- or asymptomatic periods, with a particularly increased risk of spread during aerosol-generating...

Electrocochleagraphy in cochlear implantation: Development, applications, and future directions

Available online 4 June 2020
Jason H. Barnes | Linda X. Yin | Aniket A. Saoji | Matthew L. Carlson

Presentation and outcomes of chronic rhinosinusitis following liver and kidney transplant

Available online 4 June 2020
Aviv Spillinger | Christopher M. Low | Byron M. Smith | Janalee K. Stokken | Erin K. O'Brien | Garret Choby

This study aims to describe presenting characteristics of patients diagnosed with non-invasive chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) following liver or kidney transplant and determine factors associated with...

Telehealth in the times of SARS-CoV-2 infection for the otolaryngologist

Available online 30 May 2020
Victoria W. Huang | Sarah A. Imam | Shaun A. Nguyen

In response to the American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery's recommendations to limit patient care activities in the times of SARS-CoV-2, many elective surgeries have been canceled...

Emergent and urgent otologic surgeries during the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic: a protocol and review of literature

Available online 30 May 2020
Elise E. Zhao | Joshua A. Lee | Theodore R. McRackan | Shaun A. Nguyen | Ted A. Meyer

To review guidelines for otologic procedures during the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic and to present a protocol for emergent or urgent mastoidectomy at our institution....

Diagnosis and treatment of emergency surgeries in otorhinolaryngology, head and neck surgeryduring the covid-19 outbreak: a single center experience

Available online 19 May 2020
Yu Sun | Li Zhang | Qing Cheng | Yujuan Hu | Hongjun Xiao

The 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV, SARS-CoV-2) infection has already been assigned as a Class B infectious disease requiring Class A management strategy according to “the Law on the Prevention and...

Is SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) postviral olfactory dysfunction (PVOD) different from other PVOD?

Available online 19 May 2020
Sarah A. Imam | Wilson P. Lao | Priyanka Reddy | Shaun A. Nguyen | Rodney J. Schlosser

The SARS-CoV-2 virus continues to spread rapidly across the globe afflicting many with Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). As the infection rates rise, a growing number of SARS-CoV-2 positive individuals...

Using the internet search data to investigate symptom characteristics of COVID-19: A big data study

Available online 19 May 2020
Hui-Jun Qiu | Lian-Xiong Yuan | Qing-Wu Wu | Yu-Qi Zhou | Rui Zheng | Xue-Kun Huang | Qin-Tai Yang

Analyzing the symptom characteristics of Coronavirus Disease 2019(COVID-19) to improve control and prevention....

The rationale for FLEX (cochlear implant) electrode with varying array lengths

Available online 14 May 2020
Anandhan Dhanasingh

With cochlear implantation (CI) being the standard of care for profoundly deaf cases, more and more patients with low frequency residual hearing are currently being treated with CI. In view of preserving...

Nasal endoscopy protocols in the era of COVID-19

Available online 14 May 2020
Jacob Fried | Sarah A. Imam | Joshua A. Lee | Shaun A. Nguyen

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy in malignant otitis externa: A systematic review of the literature

Available online 4 May 2020
Young Jae Byun | Jaimin Patel | Shaun A. Nguyen | Paul R. Lambert

To review the role of adjuvant hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) in the treatment of malignant otitis externa (MOE)....

Analysis of thyroid dysfunction in patients with sudden sensorineural hearing loss

Available online 29 April 2020
Yuhua Zhu | Dan Bing | Dayong Wang | Lidong Zhao | Zifang Yin | Qiujing Zhang | Jing Guan | Qiuju Wang

Sudden sensorineural hearing loss (SSHL) refers to the sudden occurrence of unexplained sensorineural hearing loss. The present study showed that different systemic diseases had different influence...

Cochlear implantation in patients with Meniere's disease: A systematic review

Available online 23 April 2020
Vincent M. Desiato | Jaimin J. Patel | Shaun A. Nguyen | Ted A. Meyer | Paul R. Lambert

Meniere's disease (MD) is an idiopathic disorder of the inner ear, which manifests as cochleo-vestibular dysfunction. Hearing loss will progress to a profound levelin a subset of patients with MD, and...

Advanced concepts in the surgical management of thyroid and parathyroid disease

Available online 18 April 2020
Ralph P. Tufano | Mohammad Shaear

Anosmia, hyposmia, and dysgeusia as indicators for positive SARS-CoV-2 infection

Available online 17 April 2020
Wilson P. Lao | Sarah A. Imam | Shaun A. Nguyen

Suggestions on the prevention of COVID-19 for health care workers in department of otorhinolaryngology head and neck surgery

Available online 2 April 2020
Kai Xu | Xiaoquan Lai | Zheng Liu

The epidemic of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) has presented as a grim and complex situation recently. More than 77,000 cases of COVID-19 has been confirmed in China until February 25th, 2020,...

Clinical outcomes for nasopharyngeal cancer with intracranial extension after taxane-based induction chemotherapy and concurrent chemo-radiotherapy in the modern era

March 2020
Sarbani Ghosh-Laskar | Avinash Pilar | Carlton Johnny | Kumar Prabhash | Amit Joshi | Jai Prakash Agarwal | Tejpal Gupta | Ashwini Budrukkar | Vedang Murthy | Monali Swain | Vanita Noronha | Vijay Maruthi Patil | Prathamesh Pai | Deepa Nair | Devendra Arvind Chaukar | Shivakumar Thiagarajan | Gouri Pantvaidya | Anuja Deshmukh | Pankaj Chaturvedi | Sudhir Nair | Anil D'Cruz

To evaluate the survival outcomes for a cohort of nasopharyngeal cancer with intracranial extension (ICE) treated with induction chemotherapy (ICT) followed by chemo-intensity-modulated radiotherapy...

Real time in-vivo miniature endoscopic surveillance system for imaging of nasopharynx

March 2020
Chwee Ming Lim | Gangodu Nagaraja Rao | Hongliang Ren

To test the feasibility of a real time miniature endoscope system for imaging the nasopharynx....

Dysphagia after chemo-radiation for nasopharyngeal cancer: A scoping review

March 2020
Raymond Fong | Elizabeth C. Ward | Anna F. Rumbach

Nasopharyngeal cancer (NPC) has distinct characteristics regarding its global prevalence, initial presentation, management and patient outcomes compared to other subtypes of head and neck cancer (HNC)....

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