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  1. 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

    Content type: Original research article

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  2. 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

    Content type: Original research article

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  3. 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

    Content type: Original research article

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  4. 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

    Content type: Correction

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

  5. 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

    Content type: Original research article

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  6. 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

    Content type: Original research article

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  7. 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

    Content type: Original research article

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  8. 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

    Content type: Original research article

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  9. 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

    Content type: Original research article

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  10. 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

    Content type: Original research article

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  11. 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

    Content type: Original research article

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  12. 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

    Content type: Case report

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  13. 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

    Content type: How I do it article

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  14. 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

    Content type: Original research article

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  15. 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

    Content type: Original research article

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  16. 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

    Content type: Original research article

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  17. 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

    Content type: Original research article

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  18. 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

    Content type: Original research article

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  19. 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

    Content type: Case report

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  20. 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

    Content type: Original research article

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  21. 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

    Content type: Review

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  22. 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

    Content type: Original research article

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  23. 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

    Content type: Original research article

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  24. 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

    Content type: Original research article

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  25. Distally impacted chronic tracheobronchial sharp foreign bodies in children are a management challenge that presents with clinical subtlety and extreme variability. The use of image guided techniques, imaginat...

    Authors: Sherif Idris, Russell A. Murphy, Manisha Witmans and Hamdy El-Hakim

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2018 47:26

    Content type: Short report

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  26. 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

    Content type: Case report

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  27. Inverted papillomas (IPs) are benign neoplasms, most commonly arising from the mucosal lining of the maxillary sinus. IPs can have single or multifocal sites of attachment. Although pedicle location is an impo...

    Authors: Vincent Wu, Jennifer Siu, Jonathan Yip and John M. Lee

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2018 47:24

    Content type: Original research article

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  28. The advent of chip tip technology combined with advanced endoscopy has revolutionized the field of laryngology in the past decade. Procedures such as transnasal esophagoscopy, site-specific steroid injections,...

    Authors: Yael Bensoussan and Jennifer Anderson

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2018 47:23

    Content type: Original research article

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  29. Patients who have undergone treatment for head and neck cancer are at risk for neck lymphedema, which can severely affect quality of life. Liposuction has been used successfully in cancer patients who suffer f...

    Authors: Uthman Alamoudi, Benjamin Taylor, Colin MacKay, Matthew H. Rigby, Robert Hart, Jonathan R. B. Trites and S. Mark Taylor

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2018 47:22

    Content type: Original research article

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  30. The American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS NSQIP) universal surgical risk calculator is an online tool intended to improve the informed consent process and surgical dec...

    Authors: Peter S. Vosler, Mario Orsini, Danny J. Enepekides and Kevin M. Higgins

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2018 47:21

    Content type: Original research article

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  31. Recent studies have examined the effects of brief electrical stimulation (BES) on nerve regeneration, with some suggesting that BES accelerates facial nerve recovery. However, the facial nerve outcome measurem...

    Authors: Adrian Mendez, Alex Hopkins, Vincent L. Biron, Hadi Seikaly, Lin Fu Zhu and David W. J. Côté

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2018 47:20

    Content type: Original research article

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  32. For early stage supraglottic squamous cell carcinoma (SCC), single modality treatment either in the form of primary organ preservation surgery alone or radiation alone is recommended. Thus, a definite treatmen...

    Authors: Krupal B. Patel, Anthony C. Nichols, Kevin Fung, John Yoo and S. Danielle MacNeil

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2018 47:19

    Content type: Original research article

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  33. Total ossicular replacement prostheses (TORP) are often used to re-establish ossicular coupling of sound in an ear lacking a stapes supra-structure. The use of TORPs, however, is associated with a 2/3 five yea...

    Authors: Margaret Aron, Thomas G. Landry and Manohar Bance

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2018 47:17

    Content type: Original research article

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  34. Piriform sinus fistulas occur due to developmental abnormalities of the third and fourth branchial arches, and almost always occur unilaterally. They generally present as recurrent abscesses in the anterior-in...

    Authors: Deanna Lammers, Ross Campbell, Jorge Davila and Johnna MacCormick

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2018 47:16

    Content type: Case report

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  35. Nasal valve collapse is a common cause of nasal obstruction in otolaryngology practice. Common examination methods, such as the Cottle Maneuver and modified Cottle Maneuver are available. However, these method...

    Authors: Hedyeh Ziai and James P. Bonaparte

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2018 47:15

    Content type: Original research article

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  36. The laryngeal framework provides a natural barrier preventing tumour spread to extralaryngeal structures. Transoral laser microsurgery (TLM) for laryngeal squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) may violate these bounda...

    Authors: P. Horwich, M. H. Rigby, C. MacKay, J. Melong, B. Williams, M. Bullock, R. Hart, J. Trites and S. M. Taylor

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2018 47:14

    Content type: Original research article

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  37. Long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) play an important role in tumorigenesis. Vocal cord leukoplakia is a precancerous lesion in otolaryngological practice. Till now, the expression patterns and functions of lncRNAs...

    Authors: Jianhua Peng, He Li, Jun Chen, Xianming Wu, Tao Jiang and Xiaoyun Chen

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2018 47:13

    Content type: Original research article

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  38. Sinonasal adenoid cystic carcinoma is a rare malignancy of the head and neck. Cavernous sinus invasion from sinonasal adenoid cystic carcinoma and its related management have rarely been investigated. This stu...

    Authors: Yi-Chan Lee, Ta-Jen Lee, Ngan-Ming Tsang, Yenlin Huang, Cheng-Lung Hsu, Li-Jen Hsin, Yi-Hsuan Lee and Kai-Ping Chang

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2018 47:12

    Content type: Original research article

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  39. The probability that a patient will need an MRI scan at least once in a lifetime is high. However, MRI scanning in cochlear implantees is associated with side effects. Moreover, MRI scan-related artifacts, dis...

    Authors: Ingo Todt, Grit Rademacher, Gloria Grupe, Andreas Stratmann, Arne Ernst, Sven Mutze and Philipp Mittmann

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2018 47:11

    Content type: Original research article

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  40. Our study analyzes the effect of magnesium supplementation on nephrotoxicity in patients receiving cisplatin for head and neck cancer.

    Authors: Takahiro Kimura, Taijiro Ozawa, Nobuhiro Hanai, Hitoshi Hirakawa, Hidenori Suzuki, Hiroshi Hosoi and Yasuhisa Hasegawa

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2018 47:10

    Content type: Original research article

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  41. 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

    Content type: Case report

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  42. HPV-related head and neck cancer rates have been increasing in recent years, with the tonsils being the most commonly affected site. However, the current rate of HPV infection in the pediatric population remai...

    Authors: Monika Wojtera, Josee Paradis, Murad Husein, Anthony C. Nichols, John W. Barrett, Marina I. Salvadori and Julie E. Strychowsky

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2018 47:8

    Content type: Review

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  43. 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

    Content type: Original research article

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  44. 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

    Content type: Review

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  45. 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

    Content type: Original research article

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  46. 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

    Content type: Original research article

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  47. 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

    Content type: Letter to the Editor

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