The optimal regimen is weekly debridement until normalization, or at least stabilization, of the endoscopic exam
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Evidence exists for employing both selective neck dissection and modified radical neck dissection in this setting
Partial tonsillectomy is equivalent to total tonsillectomy for the treatment of obstructive symptoms in children; however the outcomes are not standardized and many studies are limited
In many cases, LEMG can differentiate neural disruption from structural immobility and predict which patient will not recover vocal fold motion after a nerve injury
While there is no evidence that nasal surgery alone will improve objective measures of OSA, patients experience subjectively better sleep and quality of life following corrective nasal surgery
Computed tomography (CT) may be a better initial choice, but a dual approach is useful for a patient who may be a candidate for cochlear implant
Cartilage grafting has comparable postoperative hearing results to traditional fascia grafting in pediatric patients, as well as improvement in long-term closure of the tympanic membrane
Overnight monitoring is advised for patients with higher preoperative apneic indices, and/or cardiovascular comorbidities, and those undergoing tongue base surgery who may be at higher risk for respiratory complications
Delay in repairing mandible fractures post-injury can be associated with technical challenges and complications, but a delay of up to five days has not been shown to compromise outcomes in terms of bony union and occlusion.
Voice outcomes are similar whether patients are treated with endoscopic surgical resection or radiation therapy (XRT).