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  1. Content type: Original research article

    3-Dimensional (3D) printing can be applied to virtual planning and creation of surgical guides for mandibular reconstruction. Such systems are becoming increasingly prevalent in head and neck reconstruction. H...

    Authors: Kimberly Luu, Amirreza Pakdel, Edward Wang and Eitan Prisman

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2018 47:75

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  2. Content type: Original research article

    We sought to expand upon preliminary data suggesting that metformin confers a survival benefit to patients with head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC).

    Authors: Alexandra E. Quimby, Nicole L. Lebo, Rebecca Griffiths, Stephen Hall, Jim Dimitroulakos and Stephanie Johnson-Obaseki

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2018 47:74

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  3. Content type: Original research article

    Marijuana is the most widely used illicit substance in Canada. To date, no conclusive study has looked at the epidemiologic basis of marijuana use and head and neck cancer (HNC). Due to the imminent recreation...

    Authors: Michael Xie, Michael K. Gupta, Stuart D. Archibald, B. Stanley Jackson, James Edward Massey Young and Han Zhang

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2018 47:73

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  4. Content type: Original research article

    Portable educational technologies, like simulators, afford students the opportunity to learn independently. A key question in education, is how to pair self-regulated learning (SRL) with direct instruction. A ...

    Authors: Josie Xu, Paolo Campisi, Vito Forte, Brian Carrillo, Allan Vescan and Ryan Brydges

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2018 47:70

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  5. Content type: Original research article

    Minimally Invasive Ponto Surgery (MIPS) was recently described to facilitate the placement of percutaneous bone anchored hearing devices. As early adopters of this new procedure, we sought to perform a quality...

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

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2018 47:71

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  6. Content type: Original research article

    Secretory Carcinoma (SC) is a recently described malignancy affecting salivary glands of the head and neck, with a paucity of evidence regarding the natural history, morbidity, and mortality. This study aimed ...

    Authors: David Forner, Martin Bullock, Daniel Manders, Timothy Wallace, Christopher J. Chin, Liane B. Johnson, Matthew H. Rigby, Jonathan R. Trites, Mark S. Taylor and Robert D. Hart

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2018 47:69

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  7. Content type: Short report

    Skin engraftment of intraoral defects is known to be inconsistent due to mobility of the oral structure, uneven wounds, and accumulation of saliva under the skin graft. To improve the success rate of oral skin...

    Authors: Eunkyu Lee, Song I Park, Donghyeok Kim, Hokyung Jin and Han-Sin Jeong

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2018 47:68

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  8. Content type: Original research article

    Chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) affects up to 16% of the population. When medical treatment fails, endoscopic sinus surgery (ESS) is considered. The value of resecting the middle turbinate to optimize surgical ou...

    Authors: Marc-Antoine Hudon, Erin D. Wright, Etienne Fortin-Pellerin and Marie Bussieres

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2018 47:67

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  9. Content type: Original research article

    Hemotympanum refers to both the presence of blood in the middle ear cavity and to ecchymosis of the tympanic membrane (TM), and a systematic study of intra-TM (iTM) hemorrhage without bleeding in the middle ea...

    Authors: Chang-Hee Kim and Jung Eun Shin

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2018 47:66

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  10. Content type: Original research article

    Accurate localization of parathyroid adenomas is of critical importance in surgical planning for minimally invasive parathyroidectomy. SPECT/CT is considered the investigation of choice but has limitations reg...

    Authors: Rachelle A. LeBlanc, Andre Isaac, Jonathan Abele, Vincent L. Biron, David W. J. Côté, Matthew Hearn, Daniel A. O’Connell, Hadi Seikaly and Jeffrey R. Harris

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2018 47:65

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  11. Content type: Original research article

    Propofol and remifentanil intravenous combination is one popular form of total intravenous anesthesia (TIVA) in mainstream clinical practice, but it has rarely been applied to a rat model for laryngoscopy and ...

    Authors: M. Gazzaz, J. Saini, S. Pagliardini, B. Tsui, C. Jeffery and H. El-Hakim

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2018 47:64

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  12. Content type: Original research article

    To date, no single molecular marker has been demonstrated as clinically useful in differentiating malignant from benign thyroid nodules when a fine needle aspiration falls in the “unknown significance” categor...

    Authors: Laurent Fradet, Rabia Temmar, Frédéric Couture, Mathieu Belzile, Pierre-Hugues Fortier and Robert Day

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2018 47:63

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  13. Content type: Original research article

    The purpose of this study was to evaluate the benefit of induction chemotherapy followed by surgery in locally advanced unresectable stage IVb laryngeal and hypopharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma (LHSCC).

    Authors: Pichit Sittitrai, Donyarat Reunmarkkaew and Saisaward Chaiyasate

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2018 47:62

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  14. Content type: Original research article

    Given mounting pressure of work hour restrictions, resource constraints, and variability of clinical exposure, Otolaryngology–Head & Neck Surgery (OHNS) residency training has shifted away from the apprentices...

    Authors: Justin T Lui, Evan D Compton, Won Hyung A Ryu and Monica Y Hoy

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2018 47:61

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  15. Content type: Original research article

    Recent guidelines for the management of thyroid nodules incorporate mutation testing as an adjunct for surgical decision-making, however current tests are costly with limited accuracy. Droplet digital PCR (ddP...

    Authors: Vincent L. Biron, Ashlee Matkin, Morris Kostiuk, Jordana Williams, David W. Cote, Jeffrey Harris, Hadi Seikaly and Daniel A. O’Connell

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2018 47:60

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  16. Content type: Review

    Head and neck carcinomas (HNCs) collectively are the sixth most common cancer with an annual incidence of about 400,000 cases in the US. The most well-established risk factors for HNCs are tobacco and alcohol ...

    Authors: Changxing Liu, Daljit Mann, Uttam K. Sinha and Niels C. Kokot

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2018 47:59

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  17. Content type: Original research article

    To determine the impact of Human Papillomavirus (HPV) status on speech, swallowing, and quality of life (QOL) outcomes after surgical treatment of oropharyngeal cancer (OPSCC).

    Authors: Hani Z. Marzouki, Vincent L. Biron, Peter T. Dziegielewski, Andrew Ma, Jason Vaz, Gabriela Constantinescu, Jeffrey Harris, Daniel O’Connell and Hadi Seikaly

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2018 47:58

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  18. Content type: Original research article

    To describe and evaluate a four step systematic approach to dissecting the recurrent laryngeal nerve (RLN) starting at the cricothyroid junction during thyroid surgery (subsequently referred to as the retrogra...

    Authors: Oleksandr Butskiy, Brent A. Chang, Kimberly Luu, Robert M. McKenzie and Donald W. Anderson

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2018 47:57

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  19. Content type: Original research article

    An Infectious Disease vaccine specialist joined our institution’s Cochlear Implant Team in 2010 in order to address the high percentage of non-compliance to immunization prior to surgery identified previously ...

    Authors: Lisa Jin, Paula Téllez, Ruth Chia, Daphne Lu, Neil K. Chadha, Julie Pauwels, Simon Dobson, Hazim Al Eid and Frederick K. Kozak

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2018 47:56

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  20. Content type: Original research article

    Medullary thyroid cancer (MTC) cells are capable of secreting various tumor markers including calcitonin and carcinoembyronic antigen (CEA). The purpose of this study is to determine whether abnormal CEA level...

    Authors: Sena Turkdogan, Véronique-Isabelle Forest, Michael P. Hier, Michael Tamilia, Anca Florea and Richard J. Payne

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2018 47:55

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  21. Content type: Original research article

    Dizziness is a common presenting symptom in the emergency department (ED). The HINTS exam, a battery of bedside clinical tests, has been shown to have greater sensitivity than neuroimaging in ruling out stroke...

    Authors: Alexandra E. Quimby, Edmund S. H. Kwok, Daniel Lelli, Peter Johns and Darren Tse

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2018 47:54

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  22. Content type: Original research article

    Human papillomavirus (HPV)-related oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma (OPSCC) has an improved outcome and may allow for treatment de-escalation. High-risk HPV (HR-HPV) infection is associated with deregulat...

    Authors: Michaela Plath, Martina A. Broglie, Diana Förbs, Sandro J. Stoeckli and Wolfram Jochum

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2018 47:53

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  23. Content type: Original research article

    Patients with vestibular schwannomas (VS) are faced with complex management decisions. Watchful waiting, surgical resection, and radiation are all viable options with associated risks and benefits. We sought t...

    Authors: M. Elise Graham, Brian D. Westerberg, Jane Lea, Paul Hong, Simon Walling, David P. Morris, Andrea L. O. Hebb, Rochelle Galleto, Emily Papsin, Maeve Mulroy, Hannah Foggin and Manohar Bance

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2018 47:52

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  24. Content type: Original research article

    Cochlear implant (CI) insertion depth can affect residual hearing preservation, tonotopic range coverage, and Mapping. Therefore, determining insertion depth has the potential to maximize CI performance. A pos...

    Authors: Vinay Fernandes, Yiqiao Wang, Robert Yeung, Sean Symons and Vincent Lin

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2018 47:50

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  25. Content type: Original research article

    The American Thyroid Association published revised guidelines in 2015 on the management of differentiated thyroid cancer in adults. One of the key changes introduced in the revision proposes that diagnostic bi...

    Authors: D. S. Chan, K. Gong, M. G. Roskies, V. I. Forest, M. P. Hier and R. J. Payne

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2018 47:51

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  26. Content type: Original research article

    Patients with a ventricular assist device (VAD) are at risk for epistaxis due to the need for anticoagulation. Additionally, these patients develop acquired von Willebrand syndrome (AvWS) due to these devices....

    Authors: Clifford Scott Brown, Ralph Abi-Hachem and David Woojin Jang

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2018 47:48

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  27. Content type: Correction

    Following publication of the original article [1], the authors reported an error in one of the author names. In this Correction the incorrect and correct author names are listed.

    Authors: Jason K. Wasserman, Ryan Rourke, Bibianna Purgina, Lisa Caulley, Jim Dimitroulakos, Martin Corsten and Stephanie Johnson-Obaseki

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2018 47:49

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    The original article was published in Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2017 46:3

  28. Content type: Original research article

    An analysis of the scope of practice of recent Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery (OHNS) graduates working as general otolaryngologists has not been previously performed. As Canadian OHNS residency program...

    Authors: Antoine Eskander, Paolo Campisi, Ian J. Witterick and David D. Pothier

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

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  29. Content type: Original research article

    A nasal septal deviation can have a significant detrimental effect on a patient’s quality of life. Nasal valve collapse (NVC) often co-exists with a septal deviation. The Cottle maneuver is one of the most com...

    Authors: James P. Bonaparte and Ross Campbell

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2018 47:45

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  30. Content type: Original research article

    Different organisms such as bacteria, molds and humans produce and release a relative unknown class of metabolites which are responsible for the individual olfactory pattern. These volatile organic metabolites...

    Authors: Philipp Opitz and Olf Herbarth

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2018 47:42

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  31. Content type: Original research article

    The accurate diagnosis of Eustachian tube (ET) dysfunction can be very difficult. Our aim is to determine whether a 678 Hz probe tone is a more accurate indicator of Patulous ET (PET) than the 226 Hz probe ton...

    Authors: Justin M. Pyne, Tarek Ibrahim Lawen, Duncan D. Floyd and Manohar Bance

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2018 47:43

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  32. Content type: Original research article

    Drug induced sleep endoscopy (DISE) is hoped to identify reasons of failure of adenotonsillectomy (AT) in treating pediatric sleep disordered breathing (SDB). Maxillomandibular disproportion has been studied a...

    Authors: S. Anderson, N. Alsufyani, A. Isaac, M. Gazzaz and H. El-Hakim

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2018 47:41

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  33. Content type: Case report

    Conversion disorder refers to functional bodily impairments that can be precipitated by high stress situations including trauma and surgery. Symptoms of conversion disorder may mimic or complicate otolaryngolo...

    Authors: Lisa Caulley, Scott Kohlert, Hazen Gandy, Janet Olds and Matthew Bromwich

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2018 47:39

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  34. Content type: Original research article

    Patients with Chronic Rhinosinusitis (CRS) can suffer from a significant decline in their quality of life. CRS patients have a high prevalence of comorbid conditions and it is important to understand the impac...

    Authors: Kimberly Luu, Jason Sutherland, Trafford Crump, Giuping Liu and Arif Janjua

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2018 47:40

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  35. Content type: How I do it article

    Providing adequate ventilation may remain complex in patients with severe proximal laryngotracheal stenosis, especially when the airway is shared with the surgeon during tracheal resection surgery. We describe...

    Authors: Victoria Van Regemorter, Arnaud Potié, Sandra Schmitz, Jean-Louis Scholtes, Laurent Veevaete and Michel Van Boven

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2018 47:38

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  36. Content type: Original research article

    The 2016 American Thyroid Association guidelines indicate that patients with Graves’ disease who undergo a thyroidectomy should be rendered euthyroid through the use of antithyroid drugs (ATD) prior to surgery...

    Authors: Abrar Al Jassim, Tim Wallace, Sarah Bouhabel, Agnieszka Majdan, Michael Hier, Veronique-Isabelle Forest and Richard Payne

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2018 47:37

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  37. Content type: Original research article

    Unplanned returns to hospital are common, costly, and potentially avoidable. We aimed to investigate and characterize reasons for all-cause readmissions to hospital as in-patients (IPs) and visits to the Emerg...

    Authors: Vincent Wu and Stephen F. Hall

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2018 47:36

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  38. Content type: Original research article

    Internal derangement is the clinical and pathological condition of disc displacement of the temporomandibular joint. Management of these cases involve conservative and surgical treatment options. Minimally inv...

    Authors: Candan Efeoglu, Aylin Sipahi Calis, Huseyin Koca and Esra Yuksel

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2018 47:33

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  39. Content type: Original research article

    Cricopharyngeus muscle dysfunction (CPMD) is a common cause of dysphagia. We employ a progressive series of three double-balloon dilations separated by 4–6 weeks between procedures as a primary treatment optio...

    Authors: Derrick R. Randall, Lisa M. Evangelista, Maggie A. Kuhn and Peter C. Belafsky

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2018 47:35

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  40. Content type: Original research article

    Randomized controlled trials are the gold standard in medical and surgical research to assess the efficacy of therapeutic interventions. The reporting of these trials should be of high quality to allow readers...

    Authors: Yu Qing Huang, Katsiaryna Traore, Badr Ibrahim, Maida J. Sewitch and Lily H. P. Nguyen

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2018 47:34

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  41. Content type: Case report

    HPV-associated OSCC (HPV-OSCC) has been determined to be a distinct disease entity from non-HPV associated OSCC. Patients affected by HPV-OSCC generally have a more favourable prognosis, with improved rates of...

    Authors: David Forner, Derek Wilke, Matthew H. Rigby, Sidney Croul, Anuradha Mishra, Emad Massoud, David B. Clarke and Nathan Lamond

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2018 47:32

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  42. Content type: Original research article

    Operative endoscopy and flexible fiber-optic in-office tissue biopsy are common techniques to assess suspicious laryngopharyngeal lesions.

    Authors: Francisco Lee, Kristine A. Smith, Shamir Chandarana, T. Wayne Matthews, J. Douglas Bosch, Steven C. Nakoneshny and Joseph C. Dort

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2018 47:31

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  43. Content type: Review

    Flexible nasolaryngoscopy is an essential component of the otolaryngological physical exam. Historically, the ability to create and share video recordings of these endoscopic exams has been limited by poor mob...

    Authors: A. E. Quimby, S. Kohlert, L. Caulley and M. Bromwich

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2018 47:30

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  44. Content type: Original research article

    Our study quantifies the effectiveness of perioperative pain control in a cohort of patients undergoing major head and neck surgery with free flap reconstruction. Our long-term goal is to improve pain control ...

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

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2018 47:29

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  45. Content type: Original research article

    Management of locoregional recurrence (LRR) and distant metastasis (DM) in adenoid cystic carcinoma (ACC) is guided by limited data. We investigated mortality risks in patients diagnosed and treated for recurr...

    Authors: Melody J. Xu, Tara J. Wu, Annemieke van Zante, Ivan H. El-Sayed, Alain P. Algazi, William R. Ryan, Patrick K. Ha and Sue S. Yom

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2018 47:28

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  46. Content type: Original research article

    Defects following resection of tumors in the head and neck region are complex; more detailed and defect-specific reconstruction would likely result in better functional and cosmetic outcomes. The objectives of...

    Authors: Sherif Idris, Alex M. Mlynarek, Khalid Ansari, Jeffrey R. Harris, Nabil Rizk, David Cote, Daniel A. O’Connell, Heather Allen, Peter Dziegielewski and Hadi Seikaly

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2018 47:27

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  47. Content type: Case report

    This is the first case to our knowledge of a serious adverse event following the Epley maneuver, which is the treatment of choice for benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV), the most common vestibular dis...

    Authors: Paige Moore, Trung Le, Brian Blakley, Jason Beiko and Eric Meen

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2018 47:25

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