Secondary tracheoesophageal puncture (TEP) performed in the office on total-laryngectomy patients, using transnasal esophagoscopy, yielded good results, researchers have reported.
ENTtoday: November 2009
Patients with cancer of the larynx who are treated at teaching and research hospitals that see high volumes of such patients are the least likely to die within a year of their diagnoses, researchers said at the annual meeting of the American Head and Neck Society.
With the all-consuming grind of seeing patients, it is often difficult for head and neck surgeons to sit back and ask some important questions: Just how well are we doing our jobs?
Mounting evidence suggests that human papillomavirus (HPV)-positive oropharyngeal cancer has an improved prognosis compared with HPV-negative disease. The most recent supportive evidence comes from an analysis of a Phase III trial presented at the 2009 annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology.
When a 30-year-old woman from Colombia who had had severe stenosis from airway tuberculosis was referred to the University College London Centre for Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine, there were more questions than answers.
SAN DIEGO-How much will I make? That question is, understandably, front and center for many otolaryngology residents and fellows weighing their first career opportunity.
SAN DIEGO-For patients who undergo surgery for obstructive sleep apnea, failure of surgery to achieve success presents a number of challenges to otolaryngologists. First and foremost is the challenge of correctly assessing the outcome of surgery followed by the need to choose additional therapy tailored to the particular needs of each patient.