OTOLARYNGOLOGY

Office-Based Diagnosis of Sinonasal Disorders

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Introduction Nasal endoscopy is integral to the physical examination of patients with sinonasal symptoms seeking management from the otolaryngologist. With proper local decongestion and anesthesia, it is possible to obtain…

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Deep Lobe Parotidectomy

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Introduction The most common indication for surgery of the parotid gland is the presence of a mass or tumor. The majority of distinct parotid masses are neoplasms with benign tumors…

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Excision of the Submandibular Gland

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Introduction The submandibular gland is one of three paired major salivary glands that drains into the oral cavity. It is midway in size and location between the largest, the parotid…

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Mass in the Buccal Space

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Introduction A mass appearing within the substance of the cheek is unusual and suggests a tumor of the buccal space or the accessory lobe of the parotid gland. The buccal…

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Superficial Parotidectomy

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Introduction Tumor resection is the most common indication for superficial parotidectomy. Approximately 85% of parotid neoplasms are benign. Malignant tumors vary greatly in behavior, from the indolent (acinic cell carcinoma)…

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Salivary Endoscopy

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Introduction Salivary endoscopy is a minimally invasive technique for the treatment of a variety of inflammatory salivary gland pathologies. The procedure has been in practice globally since the early 1990s….

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Office-Based Procedures

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Introduction The breadth of office-based procedures continues to expand within the field of otolaryngology. Office-based procedures allow for prompt, low-cost diagnosis and management of many otolaryngological conditions. Fine needle aspiration…

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Surgical Management of Ranula

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Introduction A ranula is an extravasation mucocele that arises in the floor of mouth secondary to trauma to the sublingual gland or obstruction of the salivary ducts. The term ranula…

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Parathyroidectomy for Secondary Hyperparathyroidism

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Introduction Secondary hyperparathyroidism (SHPT) is a consequence of the decreased concentration of ionized calcium in the blood, which may have many causes. SHPT is characterized by increased compensatory parathyroid hormone…

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Reoperative Parathyroidectomy

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Introduction Parathyroidectomy for primary hyperparathyroidism has a success rate of 90% to 95% among experienced surgeons. However, management of persistent hyperparathyroidism following surgery can be challenging. Careful preoperative analysis of…

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