Combined protocol for treatment of secondary effects from facial nerve palsy
Monini S, De Carlo A, Biagini M, Buffoni A, Volpini L, Lazzarino AI, Barbara M; Acta Oto-Laryngologica (May 2011)
Abstract Conclusion: Rehabilitation was significantly efficient in both groups of patients with synkinesis, especially in those in whom treatment with botulinum toxin type A (BTX-A) preceded physical rehabilitation.
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Assessment of post-radiotherapy salivary glands
Cheng SC, Wu VW, Kwong DL, Ying MT; British Journal of Radiology 84 (1001), 393-402 (May 2011)
Salivary glands are usually irradiated during radiotherapy for head and neck cancers, which can lead to radiation-induced damage.
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Radiologic characteristics of sinonasal fungus ball: an analysis of 119 cases
Seo YJ, Kim J, Kim K, Lee JG, Kim CH, Yoon JH; Acta Radiologica (Apr 2011)
Background: It is important to differentiate sinonasal fungus ball from non-fungal sinusitis and other forms of fungal sinusitis in order to determine the optimal treatment. In particular, a sinonasal fungus ball, a non-invasive fungal sinusitis, can be characterized by radiologic findings before surgery.
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Endovascular Treatment of Epistaxis: Indications, Management, and Outcome
Strach K, Schröck A, Wilhelm K, Greschus S, Tschampa H, Möhlenbruch M, Naehle CP, Jakob M, Gerstner AO, Bootz F, Schild HH, Urbach H; Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology (Apr 2011)
OBJECTIVE: Epistaxis is a common clinical problem, and the majority of bleedings can be managed conservatively. However, due to extensive and sometimes life-threatening bleeding, further treatment, such as superselective embolization, may be required.
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The Top 10 Considerations in Pediatric Ossiculoplasty
Cushing SL, Papsin BC; Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery 144 (4), 486-490 (Apr 2011)
Pediatric ossiculoplasty presents the surgeon with a number of unique challenges relating, for example, to timing, choice of graft material, stabilization, and reconstruction.
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Parapharyngeal space tumors without mandibulotomy: our experience
Presutti L, Molteni G, Malvè L, Marchioni D, Ghidini A, Tassi S, Chiarini L, Alicandri-Ciufelli M; European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology (Apr 2011)
Parapharyngeal space (PPS) tumors are rare and benign in 80% of cases. Since surgeons first resected this anatomical region, the surgical approach to PPS bulks has been a hot topic due to their shape and the important structures involved.
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