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  1. Paradoxical vocal fold motion (PVFM) is a common condition where the vocal folds inappropriately adduct during inspiration. This results in dyspnea and occasionally significant distress. The condition is thoug...

    Authors: Rachelle Alyce LeBlanc, Daniel Aalto and Caroline C. Jeffery

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2021 50:13

    Content type: Original research article

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  2. Recurrent nasopharyngeal carcinoma (rNPC) can be salvaged with re-irradiation, open nasopharyngectomy, and more recently endoscopic nasopharyngectomy. However, long-term outcomes of endoscopic approaches are l...

    Authors: Andrew Thamboo, Vishal S. Patel and Peter H. Hwang

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2021 50:12

    Content type: Original research article

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  3. Listening to music through personal listening devices (PLDs) has become more prevalent during last decades. The aim of this study was to evaluate music listening habits through PLDs in adolescents with a smart...

    Authors: Danique E. Paping, Jantien L. Vroegop, Simone P. C. Koenraads, Carlijn M.P. le Clercq, André Goedegebure, Robert J. Baatenburg de Jong and Marc P. van der Schroeff

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2021 50:11

    Content type: Original research article

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  4. Superficial parotidectomy has a potential to be performed as an outpatient procedure. The objective of the study is to evaluate the safety and selection profile of outpatient superficial parotidectomy compared...

    Authors: Daniel J. Lee, David Forner, Christopher End, Christopher M. K. L. Yao, Shireen Samargandy, Eric Monteiro, Ian J. Witterick and Jeremy L. Freeman

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2021 50:10

    Content type: Original research article

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  5. Close margins influence treatment and outcome in patients with oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC). This study evaluates 187 cases of surgically treated OSCC regarding the impact of close margins on recurrence...

    Authors: Joseph Solomon, Ashley Hinther, T. Wayne Matthews, Steven C. Nakoneshny, Rob Hart, Joseph C. Dort and Shamir P. Chandarana

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2021 50:9

    Content type: Original research article

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  6. Noise in operating rooms (OR) can have negative effects on both patients and surgical care workers. Noise can also impact surgical performance, team communication, and patient outcomes. Such implications of no...

    Authors: Gianluca Sampieri, Amirpouyan Namavarian, Marc Levin, Justine Philteos, Jong Wook Lee, Anni Koskinen, Vincent Lin and John Lee

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2021 50:8

    Content type: Review

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  7. Chronic tympanic membrane (TM) perforation associated with ventilation tube (VT) insertion was commonly encountered in pediatric patients with chronic otitis media with effusion (COME) treatment and eustachian...

    Authors: Zhengcai Lou

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2021 50:6

    Content type: Letter to the Editor

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  8. The primary method of surveillance for the presence of SARS-CoV-2 is with nasopharyngeal swabs. Given the significant demand for nasopharyngeal swabs, a large number of previously untrained and unfamiliar staf...

    Authors: Nole M. Hiebert, Breanna Ashley Chen and Leigh J. Sowerby

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2021 50:5

    Content type: Original research article

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  9. This prospective study investigated the change of swallowing ability using the Swallowing Ability Scale System (SASS) and swallowing-related quality of life (QOL) by Performance Status Scale for Head and Neck ...

    Authors: Takumi Hasegawa, Nanae Yatagai, Tatsuya Furukawa, Emi Wakui, Izumi Saito, Daisuke Takeda, Yasumasa Kakei, Akiko Sakakibara, Ken-ichi Nibu and Masaya Akashi

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2021 50:4

    Content type: Original research article

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  10. Tracheostomy, as an aerosol-generating procedure, is considered as a high-risk surgery for health care workers (HCWs) during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. Current recommendations are to perform ...

    Authors: Kai Xu, Xin-Hao Zhang, Xiao-Bo Long, Xiang Lu and Zheng Liu

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2021 50:3

    Content type: Original research article

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  11. Dysphagia is one consequence of head and neck cancer that has a significant impact on quality of life for head and neck cancer survivors. While survival rates continue to improve, focus has shifted to maximizi...

    Authors: Irene Loewen, Caroline C. Jeffery, Jana Rieger and Gabriela Constantinescu

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2021 50:2

    Content type: Review

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  12. Definitive treatment of primary middle ear lymphoepithelial carcinoma (LEC) is not well established owing to the rarity of this disease entity. We report a case of locally advanced primary middle ear LEC treat...

    Authors: Pei Yuan Fong, Tiong Yong Tan and Kimberley Liqin Kiong

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2021 50:1

    Content type: Case report

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  13. The study aimed to evaluate the anatomical differences between positional and non-positional OSA, and to identify the potential predictors for distinguishing between these two types of OSA.

    Authors: Ming-Chin Lan, Stanley Yung-Chuan Liu, Ming-Ying Lan, Yun-Chen Huang, Tung-Tsun Huang and Yen-Bin Hsu

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2020 49:83

    Content type: Original research article

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  14. Pharyngeal arch anomalies are the second most common form of head and neck congenital defect. The second arch anomalies are the most common, and compromise 95% of cases. Little is known about the 3rd and 4th a...

    Authors: A. O. Kotwica, J. Rudd and D. J. Howard

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2020 49:82

    Content type: Case report

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  15. Healthcare services in many countries have been partially or completely disrupted by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic since its onset in the end of 2019. Amongst the most impacted are the elective medical a...

    Authors: Yvonne Chan, Sarfaraz M. Banglawala, Christopher J. Chin, David W. J. Côté, Dustin Dalgorf, John R. de Almeida, Martin Desrosiers, Richard M. Gall, Artur Gevorgyan, A. Hassan Hassan, Arif Janjua, John M. Lee, Randy M. Leung, Bradford D. Mechor, Dominik Mertz, Eric Monteiro…

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2020 49:81

    Content type: Review

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  16. Vocal fold mass lesions can affect vocal fold oscillation patterns and therefore voice production. It has been previously observed that perturbation values from audio signals were lower with increased loudness...

    Authors: Matthias Echternach, Michael Döllinger, Marie Köberlein, Liudmila Kuranova, Donata Gellrich and Marie-Anne Kainz

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2020 49:80

    Content type: Original research article

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  17. Fourth branchial apparatus anomalies, are rare clinical entities, and present as complex cysts, sinuses and fistulae in the neck that can be difficult to manage.

    Authors: Wan-Xin Li, Yanbo Dong, Aobo Zhang, Jun Tian, Cheng Lu, Jean Pierre Jeannon and Liangfa Liu

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2020 49:79

    Content type: Original research article

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  18. Distant metastasis in thyroid cancer significantly reduces survival in patients with well-differentiated thyroid carcinoma (WDTC). There is limited information available to clinicians regarding pathological fe...

    Authors: Usman Khan, Ayham Al Afif, Abdullah Aldaihani, Colin MacKay, Matthew H. Rigby, Murali Rajaraman, Syed Ali Imran, Martin J. Bullock, S. Mark Taylor, Jonathan R. B. Trites and Robert D. Hart

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2020 49:78

    Content type: Original research article

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  19. The COVID-19 pandemic has raised concerns of inadvertent SARS-CoV-2 transmission to healthcare workers during routine procedures of the aerodigestive tract in asymptomatic COVID-19 patients. Current efforts to...

    Authors: Syed H. S. Naqvi, Martin J. Citardi, Davide Cattano, Luis Ostrosky-Zeichner, Mark I. Knackstedt and Ron J. Karni

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2020 49:77

    Content type: Letter to the Editor

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  20. The novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) has created a worldwide deadly pandemic that has become a major public health challenge. All semi-urgent and elective medical care has come to a halt to conserve capacity to ca...

    Authors: Y. Chan, D. Angel, M. Aron, T. Hartl, S. P. Moubayed, K. A. Smith, D. D. Sommer, L. Sowerby, P. Spafford, D. Mertz and I. J. Witterick

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2020 49:76

    Content type: Review

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  21. The submental island flap (SIF) is a reliable option for reconstructing defects in the facial region and offers several advantages when compared to free-flap alternatives. While the reconstructive applications...

    Authors: Usman Khan, Sebastian Haupt, Matthew Rigby, S. Mark Taylor, Martin Corsten and Jonathan Trites

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2020 49:75

    Content type: Case report

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  22. The aim of this study is to assess the feasibility and effectiveness of using peri-operative brachytherapy (BRTx) for positive/narrow margins present post primary surgical resection of oral tongue squamous cel...

    Authors: Ilia Ianovski, Alex M. Mlynarek, Martin J. Black, Boris Bahoric, Khalil Sultanem and Michael P. Hier

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2020 49:74

    Content type: Original research article

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  23. To identify an age at which initiation of whole nut into the pediatric diet could be considered safe, by evaluating the age distribution of children undergoing bronchoscopy with removal of nut or seed material...

    Authors: Jill N. D’Souza, Taher S. Valika, Bharat Bhushan and Jonathan B. Ida

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2020 49:73

    Content type: Original research article

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  24. Patients undergoing superficial parotidectomy for benign parotid lesions are at risk of postoperative complications, most notably cosmetic complications such as facial paralysis and contour defects, and functi...

    Authors: Jonathan C. Melong, Matthew H. Rigby, Martin Corsten, Jonathan R. B. Trites, Angela Bulter and S. Mark Taylor

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2020 49:72

    Content type: Original research article

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  25. Within Neurotology, special draping systems have been devised for mastoid surgery recognizing that drilling of middle ear mucosa is an aerosol generating medical procedure (AGMP) which can place surgical teams...

    Authors: Justin Cottrell, Justin Lui, Trung Le and Joseph Chen

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2020 49:71

    Content type: Short report

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  26. Foreign body ingestion is a common problem in pediatrics. Each foreign body can present its’ own unique challenges during removal, and we present the management of an ingested Spotted Tussock Moth (Lophocampa mac...

    Authors: Amar K. Bhardwaj, Naif Fnais and Christopher J. Chin

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2020 49:70

    Content type: Case report

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  27. Chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) negatively affects quality of life (QoL), and balloon catheter sinuplasty (BCS) has shown good outcomes in adult patients. However, there has not been much research on the effects ...

    Authors: Ahmad A. Mirza, Hatim Y. Shawli, Talal A. Alandejani, Sattam M. Aljuaid, Mahmoud Alreefi, Razan A. Basonbul, Shahad K. Alhomaiani, Banan A. Althobaity, Dhuha A. Alhumaidi and Faisal Zawawi

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2020 49:69

    Content type: Review

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  28. Chronic rhinosinusitis with polyps (CRSwNP) is a global health concern. Nasal nitric oxide (nNO), a clinical biomarker, have been studied to assess the presence of airway mucosal inflammation. This study aimed...

    Authors: Mengdi Zhu, Xuehuan Gao, Zhuang Zhu, Xiaoqing Hu, Hui Zhou and Jisheng Liu

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2020 49:68

    Content type: Original research article

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  29. Pedicled nasoseptal flap (PNSF) has significantly improved the surgical outcomes of endoscopic endonasal approach (EEAs) by reducing cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leakage. The purpose of this study is to assess th...

    Authors: Kyoung Su Sung, Jaejoon Lim, Minkyun Na, Sanghun Lee, Ju-Seong Kim, Je Beom Hong, Chang-Ki Hong and Ju Hyung Moon

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2020 49:67

    Content type: Original research article

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  30. We present the case of an eight year old boy who presented with foreign body aspiration during the COVID-19 pandemic. The patient was taken the operating room for rigid bronchoscopy and foreign body removal. T...

    Authors: Darren Jonathan Leitao and Jodi L. P. Jones

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2020 49:66

    Content type: Case report

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  31. The purpose of this study was to develop an effective method of reducing metal artifacts in cochlear implant (CI) electrodes.

    Authors: Fanqin Wei, Jiahui Li, Chunxiang Zhou, Yun Li, Xianren Wang, Bixue Huang, Qiyang Sun and Guanxia Xiong

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2020 49:65

    Content type: Original research article

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  32. This study was performed to evaluate the clinicopathologic characteristics of Lymph Node metastasis between investing layer of Cervical fascia and deep fascia of infrahyoid strap Muscles (LNCM) in papillary thyro...

    Authors: Qianqian Yuan, Jinxuan Hou, Yiqin Liao, Lewei Zheng, Fang Lu, Kun Wang and Gaosong Wu

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2020 49:64

    Content type: Original research article

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  33. Computer-assisted learning has been shown to be an effective means of teaching anatomy, with 3-D visualization technology more successfully improving participants’ factual and spatial knowledge in comparison t...

    Authors: Joshua J. Gnanasegaram, Regina Leung and Jason A. Beyea

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2020 49:63

    Content type: Original research article

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  34. Acute exacerbations (AE) in chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) have been increasingly recognized as an important clinical issue. The purpose of this study is to summarize the current definitions and evaluation param...

    Authors: Dawei Wu, Benjamin Bleier and Yongxiang Wei

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2020 49:62

    Content type: Review

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  35. Subcutaneous cervical emphysema is a clinical sign associated with many conditions, including laryngotracheal trauma, pneumothorax and necrotizing deep tissue infections.

    Authors: Adnan Busuladzic, Melissa Patry, Laurent Fradet, Valérie Turgeon and Marie Bussieres

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2020 49:61

    Content type: Case report

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  36. Spontaneous salivary otorrhea is a rare presentation only previously documented twice in literature where parotid salivary secretions are found in the external auditory canal. Conventional treatment of spontan...

    Authors: Teffran J. Chan, Trevor A. Lewis and Doron D. Sommer

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2020 49:60

    Content type: Case report

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  37. With the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been significant changes and challenges in the management of oncology patients. One of the major strategies to reduce transmission of the virus between patients and health...

    Authors: David P. Goldstein, Gilbert Ralph, John R. de Almeida, Ashok R. Jethwa, Jonathan Irish, Douglas B. Chepeha, Dale Brown, Patrick Gullane, John Waldron, Elana Aziza and Lisa Durkin

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2020 49:59

    Content type: How I do it article

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  38. The BONEBRIDGE (MED-EL, Innsbruck, Austria) is a bone-conduction implant used in the treatment of conductive and mixed hearing loss. The BONEBRIDGE consists of an external audio processor and a bone-conduction...

    Authors: Seyed Alireza Rohani, Mandolin Li Bartling, Hanif M. Ladak and Sumit K. Agrawal

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2020 49:58

    Content type: Original research article

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  39. Malformations of the temporal bone present different challenges to the implantation of a transcutaneous active bone conduction device, such as Bonebridge (Med-el, Innsbruck, Austria). This study aims to descri...

    Authors: Jinsong Yang, Chunli Zhao, Yujie Liu, Mengdie Gao, Ran Ren, Danni Wang, Zhigang Huang and Shouqin Zhao

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2020 49:57

    Content type: Original research article

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  40. The lack of objective data makes it difficult to establish the prognostic value of chemosensitive disorders in coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) patients. We aimed to prospectively monitor patients diagnosed...

    Authors: Luigi Angelo Vaira, Claire Hopkins, Marzia Petrocelli, Jerome R. Lechien, Damiano Soma, Federica Giovanditto, Davide Rizzo, Giovanni Salzano, Pasquale Piombino, Sven Saussez and Giacomo De Riu

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2020 49:56

    Content type: Original research article

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  41. Second branchial cleft fistulae are rare pediatric anomalies managed with surgical excision and, in certain cases, ipsilateral tonsillectomy to prevent postoperative recurrence or wound infection. Limited info...

    Authors: Abhita Reddy, Taher Valika and John Maddalozzo

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2020 49:55

    Content type: Original research article

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  42. To identify and describe the dynamic features of velopharyngeal dysfunction (VPD) in patients with 22q11.2 deletion syndrome relative to patients with non-syndromic cleft palates.

    Authors: Sebastiano Failla, Peng You, Chandheeb Rajakumar, Anne Dworschak-Stokan, Philip C. Doyle and Murad Husein

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2020 49:54

    Content type: Short report

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  43. The SARS-CoV-2 virus (COVID19) pandemic has placed extreme pressures on the Canadian Healthcare system. Many health care regions in Canada have cancelled or limited surgical and non-surgical interventions on p...

    Authors: Daniel A. O’Connell, Hadi Seikaly, Andre Isaac, Justin Pyne, Robert D. Hart, David Goldstein and John Yoo

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2020 49:53

    Content type: Review

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  44. Operating room (OR) efficiency is related to minutes spared from surgical time and has been linked to the make up of surgical teams and operating room workplace. The research on the efficiency of surgical nurs...

    Authors: Kaishan Aravinthan, Connor Holmes, Sreejit P. Nair, Anil R. Sharma and Russell A. Murphy

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2020 49:52

    Content type: Original research article

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  45. Frailty is linked to perioperative morbidity and mortality. We evaluated the impact of preoperative frailty on inpatient outcomes of patients undergoing surgery for thyroid malignancy.

    Authors: Dong Xu, Mengjia Fei, Yi Lai, Yuling Shen and Jiaqing Zhou

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2020 49:51

    Content type: Original research article

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  46. Benign vocal fold lesions identified in professional voice users, frequently require further treatment after failure of conservative measures. The role of vocal fold steroid injection as a treatment option for...

    Authors: Mohamed Al-Ali and Jennifer Anderson

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2020 49:50

    Content type: Original research article

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  47. To describe indications for injection augmentation (IA), endoscopic repair (ER) and conservative methods for the management of type 1 laryngeal cleft (LC1) and propose a management algorithm. We also aimed to ...

    Authors: Andre Isaac, Orysya Svystun, Wendy Johannsen and Hamdy El-Hakim

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2020 49:49

    Content type: Original research article

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  48. Adenoid cystic carcinoma (ACC) is the second most common malignancy of the salivary glands, accounting for ~ 1% of malignant tumors of the head and neck region and 10% of salivary gland neoplasms. Predicting t...

    Authors: Susan Park, Manali Vora, Annemieke van Zante, Joseph Humtsoe, Hyun-Su Kim, Sue Yom, Shweta Agarwal and Patrick Ha

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2020 49:48

    Content type: Original research article

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  49. Homeless individuals frequently experience poor access to healthcare, delayed clinical presentation, and higher disease burden. Providing subspecialty otolaryngology care to this population can be challenging....

    Authors: Vincent Wu, Christopher W. Noel, David Forner, Florence Mok, Molly Zirkle, Antoine Eskander, Vincent Lin and John M. Lee

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2020 49:47

    Content type: Original research article

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