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2020-07-14 Research Article

Management of acute tongue swelling

Siew Min Keh, Mohammad Hasan, Vamsidhar Vallamkondu and Muhammad Shakeel*


Background: Tongue swelling often presents as an acute upper airway obstruction.
Aim: To present a case series of patients presenting with an acute tongue swelling sharing our experience in managing these patients.

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2020-07-02 Case Report

An exceptional case of bilateral vestibular areflexia complicating acute otitis media

Chiraz Halwani, Sarra Zribi and Salem Bouomrani*


Introduction: Bilateral vestibular areflexia is a rare pathological entity whose most frequent etiology is drug ototoxicity. We report an unusual case of bilateral vestibular areflexia complicating acute otitis media through which we raise the difficulties of...

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2020-06-22 Opinion

Why are more otorhinolaryngology surgeons dying from Covid-19 than any other surgical specialty?

Daryll Baker*

Covid-19 infection is caused by the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2. This has resulted in the present pandemic from which thousands of people have died including many front-line health care workers. Of the surgeons who have died from covid-19 it would appear that otorhinolaryngology surgeons have made the...

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2020-02-24 Research Article

Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV) and microvasculitis: A comparative study between nasal cytology and pathology

Armone Caruso Arturo*, Del Prete Salvatore*, Marasco Daniela, Veronica Viola, Sabato Leo, Andrea Fulgione, Daniele Naviglio and Monica Gallo


Purpose: Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) is the most frequent peripheral vertigo syndrome in otoneurological clinical practice and is characterized by short and paroxysmal objective vertigo crises caused by changes in the position of the head on s...

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2019-12-31 Research Article

Burden of hearing loss in Subsaharan Africa: Snapshot from an ENT clinic in Nigeria

Ogunkeyede SA*, Adebola SO, Daniel A and Adeyemo AA


Background: Disabling hearing loss is a prevalent public health issue, with significant impact on patients’ communication. The disability associated with hearing loss depends on the severity of the hearing loss. There are limited rehabilitative measures ...

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2018-07-17 Case Report

Leiomyosarcoma of Maxillary Sinus – A Rare Clinical Entity

Sah BP*, Chettri ST, Karki S, Shah SP, Manandhar S and Jaiswal RK


Leiomyosarcoma is a malignant smooth-muscle tumor that has a predilection for the gastrointestinal and female genital tract and is a rare entity in the paranasal sinuses. It is locally fast-spreading and highly aggressive, and the prognosis is poor. We report a rare case of l...

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2017-11-06 Case Report

The transnasal bilobed flap for medial canthal reconstruction

Corredor-Osorio Rafael*, Massaro-Corredor Martha Gabriela and Buitrago-Corredor Vanessa Gabriela


Reconstruction of the eyelids, especially medial canthal area, is one of the greatest challenges faced by the oculoplastic, head and neck surgeons. A patient with a medial canthal defect, following oncological resection involving the medial canthus, upper and lower eyelids, a...

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2017-09-26 Case Report

CT signs of pressure induced expansion of paranasal sinus structures

Peter AR Clement* and Stijn Halewyck


Several articles have been written about hyper inflated sinus structures. Never before, however, a complete overview of all possible pressure induced variations of sinus anatomy have been published. The aim of this study was to make an inventory of the most common CT signs of ...

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2017-09-20 Case Report

Kikuchi’s disease in a young Scandinavian woman

Sannia Mia Sveningsen Sjostedt*, Eva Hebbelstrup Rye Rasmussen, Anette Bygum and Line Kanstrup Springborg


A 21 year-old woman presented with cervical lymphadenopathy and night sweats. Initially, lymphoma was suspected and one of the enlarged lymph nodes was excised in order to make a diagnosis. Histopathological examination revealed Kikuchi’s disease, which is usually a ben...

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