Jennifer H Ta, Yuan F Liu, Priya Krishna
OBJECTIVE: To examine aspects of litigation involving iatrogenic dysphonia and injury to the recurrent laryngeal nerve in the adult population. STUDY DESIGN: Legal database review. SETTING: Medicolegal judicial system. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: Jury verdicts and settlement reports listing voice impairment or recurrent laryngeal nerve dysfunction as a primary injury in adult patients were identified in the Westlaw Database...
January 2016: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
Petros D Karkos, Michael George, Jan Van Der Veen, Helen Atkinson, Raghav C Dwivedi, Dae Kim, Costa Repanos
OBJECTIVES: Vocal process granulomas (VPGs) are benign laryngeal lesions with controversial treatment and a tendency to recur. There are several treatment options with unpredictable results, high recurrence rates, and disappointing long-term outcome. The aims of this article are to focus on evidence-based current treatment strategies for primary lesions and recurrences. DATA SOURCES: The data came from a systematic review of the literature. METHODS: Main outcome measures were recurrence rate, reduction, and/or complete resolution...
May 2014: Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology
Douglas R Sidell, Stephanie Zacharias, Karthik Balakrishnan, Michael J Rutter, Alessandro de Alarcón
INTRODUCTION: The purpose of this study was to report our clinical experience in the surgical management of patients with posterior glottic diastasis (PGD) secondary to prolonged intubation and/or laryngotracheoplasty (LTP) during childhood. METHODS: We reviewed the charts of patients with a history of prolonged intubation and/or LTP who had undergone surgical correction for PGD at our institution between 2010 and 2014. We documented demographic data and pertinent information regarding medical and surgical histories...
January 2015: Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology
Ming-Wang Hsiung, Lu Pai, Bor-Hwang Kang, Bing-Long Wang, Chih-Shung Wong, Hsing-Won Wang
PURPOSE: Although difficult laryngeal exposure (DLE) is a common problem encountered after procedures using a rigid laryngoscope, to date, no anticipatory physical indicators have been formally noted as reliable predictors of DLE. The purpose of this paper is to identify useful and reliable indicators by which to predict, with acceptable accuracy, the occurrence of DLE following rigid laryngoscopy. STUDY DESIGN: Fifty-six patients, each of whom had undergone a rigid laryngoscope procedure, were classified as belonging to either the DLE group (n = 19) or the control group (n = 37) for purposes of this prospective study...
February 2004: Laryngoscope
Satoshi Ohno, Shigeru Hirano, Ichiro Tateya, Tsuyoshi Kojima, Juichi Ito
OBJECTIVES: Endolaryngeal microsurgery using a direct laryngoscope is a well-established procedure in phonosurgery. Adequate laryngeal exposure is essential, but in some cases sufficient view of the glottis cannot be obtained, leading to treatment failure. This study reports how to manage vocal fold lesions in difficult laryngeal exposure (DLE) cases. METHODS: From 2003 to 2009, 212 patients underwent endolaryngeal microsurgery at Kyoto Medical Center and Kyoto University Hospital...
June 2011: Auris, Nasus, Larynx
Ercan Pinar, Caglar Calli, Semih Oncel, Burcu Selek, Bekir Tatar
We investigated general and physical predictors of difficult laryngeal exposure in patients undergoing suspension laryngoscopy; 93 patients were included in this prospective study. The patients were classified as difficult laryngeal exposure group or non-difficult laryngeal exposure group based on the laryngeal view in suspension laryngoscopy. Twelve parameters (age, sex, body mass index, neck circumference, full mouth opening, modified mallampati index, hyoid-mental, thyroid-mental, horizontal thyroid-mental, vertical thyroid-mental, sternum-mental distance) that could predict difficult laryngeal exposure were evaluated...
May 2009: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
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