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  1. Content type: Case report

    Muckle-Wells syndrome (MWS) is a rare auto-inflammatory disease characterized by the presence of recurrent urticaria, deafness and amyloidosis. Progressive sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL) is reported to occu...

    Authors: Cinzia Marchica, Faisal Zawawi, Dania Basodan, Rosie Scuccimarri and Sam J. Daniel

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2018 47:9

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  2. Content type: Original research article

    Shoulder dysfunction is common after neck dissection for head and neck cancer (HNC). Brief electrical stimulation (BES) is a novel technique that has been shown to enhance neuronal regeneration after nerve inj...

    Authors: Brittany Barber, Hadi Seikaly, K. Ming Chan, Rhys Beaudry, Shannon Rychlik, Jaret Olson, Matthew Curran, Peter Dziegielewski, Vincent Biron, Jeffrey Harris, Margaret McNeely and Daniel O’Connell

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2018 47:7

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  3. Content type: Review

    Hyperthyroidism is associated with high incidence of thyroid carcinoma; furthermore, tumors arisen in hyperthyroid tissue show an aggressive behavior. Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH) and Thyroid-stimulating ...

    Authors: Fabio Medas, Ernico Erdas, Gian Luigi Canu, Alessandro Longheu, Giuseppe Pisano, Massimiliano Tuveri and Pietro Giorgio Calò

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2018 47:6

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  4. Content type: Original research article

    There has been renewed interest in the cochlear duct length (CDL) for preoperative cochlear implant electrode selection and postoperative generation of patient-specific frequency maps. The CDL can be estimated...

    Authors: John E. Iyaniwura, Mai Elfarnawany, Hanif M. Ladak and Sumit K. Agrawal

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2018 47:5

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  5. Content type: Original research article

    The purpose of this study was to examine the possible prognostics and clinicopathologic characteristics underlying the BRAFV600E mutation and papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC) coexisting or in absence of chron...

    Authors: Woon Won Kim, Tae Kwun Ha and Sung Kwon Bae

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2018 47:4

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  6. Content type: Original research article

    Epistaxis is the most common emergent consultation to otolaryngology-head & neck surgery (OHNS) and with 60% of the population having experienced an episode and 1.6 in 10,000 requiring hospitalization in their...

    Authors: Scott Murray, Adrian Mendez, Alexander Hopkins, Hamdy El-Hakim, Caroline C. Jeffery and David W. J. Côté

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2018 47:3

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  7. Content type: Letter to the Editor

    Choosing Wisely Canada, is a campaign designed to raise awareness regarding inappropriate or unnecessary tests and treatments. The Canadian Society of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery and the Canadian Asso...

    Authors: Antoine Eskander, Eric Monteiro, Dan O’Connell and S. Mark Taylor

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2018 47:2

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  8. Content type: Original research article

    Otologic diseases are common and associated with significant health care costs. While accurate diagnosis relies on physical exam, existing studies have highlighted a lack of comfort among trainees with regards...

    Authors: Peng You, Saad Chahine and Murad Husein

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2017 46:68

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  9. Content type: Original research article

    Our aim was to review our management of inverted papilloma (IP), perform a recurrence analysis, and review the literature.

    Authors: Oisín Bugter, Dominiek André Monserez, Floris Vincent Willem Joseph van Zijl, Robert Jan Baatenburg de Jong and Jose Angelito Hardillo

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2017 46:67

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  10. Content type: Original research article

    Characterization of the blood labyrinth barrier (BLB) is extremely important to determine whether the BLB can be manipulated pharmacologically. However, experiments to investigate the BLB are technically diffi...

    Authors: Trung N. Le and Brian W. Blakley

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2017 46:66

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  11. Content type: Original research article

    The diagnosis of chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) based on clinical presentation alone remains challenging. To improve the accuracy of clinical diagnosis, the Canadian Rhinosinusitis Guidelines recommend the use o...

    Authors: Paige Moore, Brian Blakley and Eric Meen

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2017 46:65

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  12. Content type: Original research article

    Recalcitrant chronic rhinosinusitis without polyposis (CRSsP) is a challenging condition to manage as traditional medical therapies and surgery fail to provide satisfactory clinical improvements. Colloidal sil...

    Authors: John R. Scott, Rohin Krishnan, Brian W. Rotenberg and Leigh J Sowerby

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2017 46:64

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  13. Content type: Original research article

    With an increasing proportion of the population living in cities, mass transportation has been rapidly expanding to facilitate the demand, yet there is a concern that mass transit has the potential to result i...

    Authors: Christopher M.K.L. Yao, Andrew K. Ma, Sharon L. Cushing and Vincent Y.W. Lin

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2017 46:62

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  14. Content type: Original research article

    Chronic suppurative otitis media can be recalcitrant and difficult to treat, particularly with the increasing occurrence of antibiotic resistance. Lactobacillus plantarum is a probiotic that has been shown to dec...

    Authors: Carol Nhan, Aren Bezdjian, Shyamali Saha, Satya Prakash, Lily H. P. Nguyen and Sam J. Daniel

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2017 46:63

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  15. Content type: Original research article

    Human papillomavirus (HPV) has recently been implicated as a causative agent in a rapidly growing number of oropharyngeal cancers. Emerging literature supports the hypothesis that HPV vaccination may protect a...

    Authors: Scott Anderson, Andre Isaac, Caroline C. Jeffery, Joan L. Robinson, Daniela Migliarese Isaac, Christina Korownyk, Vincent L. Biron and Hadi Seikaly

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2017 46:61

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  16. Content type: Original research article

    We describe a modification of the conventional subtotal parathyroidectomy operation where the parathyroid gland(s) remnant is repositioned with intact vascular supply to a plane superficial to the infrahyoid s...

    Authors: Tsu-Hui ( Hubert) Low and John Yoo

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2017 46:60

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  17. Content type: Correction

    Authors: Agnieszka Dzioba, Daniel Aalto, Georgina Papadopoulos-Nydam, Hadi Seikaly, Jana Rieger, Johan Wolfaardt, Martin Osswald, Jeffrey R. Harris, Daniel A. O’Connell, Cathy Lazarus, Mark Urken, Ilya Likhterov, Raymond L. Chai, Erika Rauscher, Daniel Buchbinder, Devin Okay…

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2017 46:59

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    The original article was published in Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2017 46:56

  18. Content type: Short report

    Severe epistaxis is often difficult to control in patients with hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia (HHT). Propranolol has been shown to have antiangiogenic properties in vitro and in vivo and is commonly us...

    Authors: Meir Mei-Zahav, Hannah Blau, Elchanan Bruckheimer, Eyal Zur and Neta Goldschmidt

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2017 46:58

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  19. Content type: Letter to the Editor

    This article describes a paradigm shift in what is considered to be good care for patients living with and after (head and neck) cancer. HNO patients often experience severe and difficult physical and psychoso...

    Authors: Chiquit van Linden van den Heuvell, Florence van Zuuren, Mary Wells, Geert van der Laan and Harry Reintsema

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2017 46:57

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  20. Content type: Original research article

    While aggressive treatment for oral cancer may optimize survival, decrements in speech and swallowing function and quality of life often result. This exploratory study investigated how patients recover their c...

    Authors: Agnieszka Dzioba, Daniel Aalto, Georgina Papadopoulos-Nydam, Hadi Seikaly, Jana Rieger, Johan Wolfaardt, Martin Osswald, Jeffrey R. Harris, Daniel A. O’Connell, Cathy Lazarus, Mark Urken, Ilya Likhterov, Raymond L. Chai, Erika Rauscher, Daniel Buchbinder, Devin Okay…

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2017 46:56

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    The Correction to this article has been published in Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2017 46:59

  21. Content type: Original research article

    The proportion of females enrolling into medical schools has been growing steadily. However, the representation of female residents among individual specialties has shown considerable variation. The purpose of...

    Authors: Sarah Chorfi, Joseph S. Schwartz, Neil Verma, Meredith Young, Lawrence Joseph and Lily H. P. Nguyen

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2017 46:55

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  22. Content type: Original research article

    Pharyngocutaneous fistula (PCF) is a problematic complication following total laryngectomy. Disagreement remains regarding predisposing factors. This study examines perioperative factors predicting PCF followi...

    Authors: Nicole L. Lebo, Lisa Caulley, Hussain Alsaffar, Martin J. Corsten and Stephanie Johnson-Obaseki

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2017 46:54

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  23. Content type: Original research article

    Endoscopic transcanal approaches to the facial nerve allow excellent exposure of the tympanic facial nerve. This approach becomes limited when access is required to the more proximal geniculate ganglion and la...

    Authors: Nicholas Jufas and Manohar Bance

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2017 46:53

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  24. Content type: Original research article

    Human papillomavirus (HPV) has been identified as an etiopathogenetic factor in oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma. The HPV E6 and E7 oncogenes are instrumental in promoting proliferation and blocking differen...

    Authors: Robert E. Brown, Syed Naqvi, Mary F. McGuire, Jamie Buryanek and Ron J. Karni

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2017 46:52

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  25. Content type: Original research article

    Although 20–40% of primary care complaints are Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery (OtoHNS) related, little emphasis is placed on OtoHNS instruction at the undergraduate medical education level. An OtoHNS cle...

    Authors: Grace Margaret Scott, Corliss Ann Elizabeth Best and Damian Christopher Micomonaco

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2017 46:51

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  26. Content type: Original research article

    Only few therapeutic options exist for patients with refractory sudden idiopathic sensorineural hearing loss (SISHL). Little is known about the efficacy of second-line therapies. Rheopheresis seems to be an ef...

    Authors: Milan Kostal, Jakub Drsata, Milan Bláha, Miriam Lánská and Viktor Chrobok

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2017 46:50

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  27. Content type: Case report

    We have identified a cause of falsely elevated parathyroid hormone (PTH) levels after total parathyroidectomy with forearm auto-transplantation (TPT-ATx). Our cases highlight the need to draw PTH samples remot...

    Authors: Diana Khalil and Paul D. Kerr

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2017 46:49

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  28. Content type: Review

    Tympanoplasty is a common procedure performed by Otolaryngologists. Many types of autologous grafts have been used with variations of techniques with varying results. This is the first systematic review of the...

    Authors: Caroline C. Jeffery, Cameron Shillington, Colin Andrews and Allan Ho

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2017 46:48

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  29. Content type: Original research article

    Eustachian tube (ET) dysfunction can be very difficult to diagnose accurately. Our aim is to determine whether a newly developed sonotubometric test using clicks can reliably detect ET opening during swallowin...

    Authors: Justin M. Pyne, Yaw Amoako-Tuffour, Guy Earle, Graham McIntyre, Michael B. Butler and Manohar Bance

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2017 46:47

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  30. Content type: Original research article

    Minimally Invasive Ponto Surgery (MIPS) was recently described as a new technique to facilitate the placement of percutaneous bone anchored hearing devices.

    Authors: Yaeesh Sardiwalla, Nicholas Jufas and David P. Morris

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2017 46:46

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  31. Content type: Original research article

    Head and neck cancer of unknown primary (HNCUP) is rare and prospective studies are lacking. The impact of different prognostic factors such as age and N stage is not completely known, the optimal treatment is...

    Authors: Lars Axelsson, Jan Nyman, Hedda Haugen-Cange, Mogens Bove, Leif Johansson, Shahin De Lara, Anikó Kovács and Eva Hammerlid

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2017 46:45

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  32. Content type: Review

    Vestibular disorders have been reported following cochlear implant (CI) surgery, but the literature shows a wide discrepancy in the reported clinical impact. The aim of this meta-analysis is to quantify the ef...

    Authors: Iman Ibrahim, Sabrina Daniela da Silva, Bernard Segal and Anthony Zeitouni

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2017 46:44

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  33. Content type: Original research article

    Practice variability exists for the extent of neck dissection undertaken for papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC) metastatic to the lateral neck nodes, with disagreement over routine level V dissection.

    Authors: Jason J. Xu, Eugene Yu, Caitlin McMullen, Jesse Pasternak, Jim Brierley, Richard Tsang, Han Zhang, Antoine Eskander, Lorne Rotstein, Anna M. Sawka, Ralph Gilbert, Jonathan Irish, Patrick Gullane, Dale Brown, John R. de Almeida and David P. Goldstein

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2017 46:43

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  34. Content type: Original research article

    Learners often utilize online resources to supplement formalized curricula, and to appropriately support learning, these resources should be of high quality. Thus, the objectives of this study are to develop ...

    Authors: Nathan Yang, Sarah Hosseini, Marco A. Mascarella, Meredith Young, Nancy Posel, Kevin Fung and Lily H. P. Nguyen

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2017 46:42

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  35. Content type: Review

    Noise-induced hearing loss is one of the most common forms of sensorineural hearing loss, is a major health problem, is largely preventable and is probably more widespread than revealed by conventional pure to...

    Authors: Trung N. Le, Louise V. Straatman, Jane Lea and Brian Westerberg

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2017 46:41

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  36. Content type: Original research article

    The inserted cochlear implanted electrode is covered at the site of the round window or cochleostomy to prevent infections and leakage. In a surgically hearing preservational concept, low intracochlear pressur...

    Authors: Ingo Todt, Julica Utca, Dania Karimi, Arne Ernst and Philipp Mittmann

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2017 46:40

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  37. Content type: Original research article

    We aim to characterize the workup received by and identify any delays to diagnosis or treatment in patients referred to a tertiary cancer centre with the diagnosis of squamous cell carcinoma in neck node(s) an...

    Authors: Kevin Martell, Joanna Mackenzie, Warren Kerney and Harold Yeehau Lau

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2017 46:39

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  38. Content type: Original research article

    This was a diagnostic accuracy study to develop an algorithm based on administrative database codes that identifies patients with Chronic Rhinosinusitis (CRS) who have endoscopic sinus surgery (ESS).

    Authors: Kristian I. Macdonald, Shaun J. Kilty and Carl van Walraven

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2017 46:38

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  39. Content type: Original research article

    Adenotonsillectomy (AT) is the most commonly performed procedure for sleep disordered breathing (SDB) in pediatrics. However, 20-40% of patients will have persistent signs and symptoms of SDB after AT. Drug-in...

    Authors: Noura Alsufyani, Andre Isaac, Manisha Witmans, Paul Major and Hamdy El-Hakim

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2017 46:37

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  40. Content type: Original research article

    Eosinophilic chronic frontal sinusitis is difficult to treat compared with non-eosinophilic sinusitis because of recurring inflammation and polyp formation in the frontal recess after the post-operative follow...

    Authors: Kazunori Kubota, Sachio Takeno, Takayuki Taruya, Atsushi Sasaki, Takashi Ishino and Katsuhiro Hirakawa

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2017 46:36

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  41. Content type: Original research article

    Research productivity is an important component of the CanMEDS Scholar role and is an accreditation requirement of Canadian Otolaryngology training programs. Our objective was to determine if an association ex...

    Authors: Scott Kohlert, Laura Zuccaro, Laurie McLean and Kristian Macdonald

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2017 46:34

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  42. Content type: Original research article

    Autologous and synthetic nasal and auricular frameworks require skin coverage. The surgeon’s decides on the appropriate skin coverage for reconstruction based on colour matching, subcutaneous tissue thickness,...

    Authors: M. F. Griffin, B. C. Leung, Y. Premakumar, M. Szarko and P. E. Butler

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2017 46:33

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  43. Content type: Original research article

    Hypertrophy of the lingual tonsil tissue in the adult patient is thought to contribute to the pathophysiology of obstructive sleep apnea. The underlying etiology of lingual tonsil hypertrophy (LTH) in the adul...

    Authors: Matthew S. Harris, Brian W. Rotenberg, Kathryn Roth and Leigh J. Sowerby

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2017 46:32

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  44. Content type: Original research article

    The surgical excision of anatomic obstructions such as adenoids, palatine or lingual tonsils are commonly performed in children with sleep disordered breathing (SDB). Imaging studies measuring airway changes p...

    Authors: Noura A. Alsufyani, Michelle L. Noga, Manisha Witmans, Irene Cheng, Hamdy El-Hakim and Paul W. Major

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2017 46:31

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  45. Content type: Original research article

    Plate-related complications following head and neck cancer ablation and reconstruction remains a challenging problem often requiring further management and reconstructive surgeries. We aim to identify an assoc...

    Authors: Christopher M. Yao, Hedyeh Ziai, Gordon Tsang, Andrea Copeland, Dale Brown, Jonathan C. Irish, Ralph W. Gilbert, David P. Goldstein, Patrick J. Gullane and John R. de Almeida

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2017 46:30

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  46. Content type: Original research article

    The incidence of thyroid nodules is increasing among patients in North America. Few of these nodules harbour malignancy, thus further research is required to identify predictive markers of malignant thyroid di...

    Authors: Mark Sasson, Emily Kay-Rivest, Rami Shoukrun, Anca Florea, Michael Hier, Veronique-Isabelle Forest, Michael Tamilia and Richard J. Payne

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2017 46:28

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  47. Content type: Original research article

    Thyroid nodules are common and often benign, although prove to be malignant upon surgical pathology in 5–15% of cases. When assessed with ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration (USFNA), 15–30% of the nodules...

    Authors: Emily Kay-Rivest, Jamie Tibbo, Sarah Bouhabel, Michael Tamilia, Rebecca Leboeuf, Veronique-Isabelle Forest, Michael P. Hier, Loren Savoury and Richard J. Payne

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2017 46:25

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