Postoperative cerebrospinal fluid leak, smoking status, and non-Caucasian ethnicity are associated with significantly increased costs following endoscopic transphenoidal pituitary surgery.
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Current heterogeneity in peritonsillar abscess management includes differences in workup, investigation, and post-discharge analgesic prescription.
The recipient site of the initial failed free flap is the most important factor affecting its management and, in many cases, a second free flap in the acute setting is appropriate.
The practice of neck drain insertions in patients undergoing thyroidectomies is associated with higher risks of hematomas and surgical site infections, and longer hospital stays.
Pretreatment sarcopenia as radiologically defined by decreased skeletal muscle index (SMI) or skeletal muscle mass (SMM) correlates with poor survival in HNC patients.
A look at the impact of regression on sentinel node status and the likelihood of recurrence in primary cutaneous melanoma of the head and neck.
Although the incidence of post-TORS hemorrhage is low, large tumors, perioperative anti-coagulation, and prior radiation are associated with significantly increased risk of this event.
Circulating tumor cells are not associated with prognosis in patients with locally advanced and metastatic squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck (SCCHN), but circulating tumor cells (CTCs) are present.
Temporal bone metastasis (TBM) is uncommon but should be considered in patients with subacute otologic symptoms or facial palsy and history of distant malignancy.
Efforts to increase patient comfort with overlapping surgery and surgical training should include strategies to address past negative experiences and foster trust in trainees and the delegation process.