Are factors such as age, gender, degree of vocal fold atrophy and the burden of medical problems associated with voice therapy outcomes for presbyphonia? Background: Although voice therapy is generally considered the mainstay of rehabilitation for the aging voice, there is little data on its efficacy for this indication, especially with regard to the effects of […]
Literature Reviews » Laryngology
What is the diagnostic value of laryngeal videostroboscopy in pediatric patients with dysphonia? Background: Laryngeal videostroboscopy has been proven to be a valuable tool in the evaluation of adult voice disorders. It allows for detailed assessment of glottal closure, mucosal pliability and subtle vocal fold lesions. Pediatric dysphonia is found in six percent to nine percent […]
What is the efficacy of combined positron emission tomography-computed tomography (PET-CT) in identifying salivary gland malignancies, and what is its role in the management of these patients? Background: In early studies, PET information improved the sensitivity of CT in detecting primary salivary tumors, cervical metastases and distant metastases, but the small number of patients and the […]
What type of in vivo tissue engineering construct best facilitates tissue regeneration after vocal fold scarring? Background: Vocal fold scarring is the cause of most cases of voice deficiencies after vocal fold injury. Current surgical and pharmaceutical interventions are often unsatisfactory and result in inconsistent short- and long-term outcomes. Study Design: Stability and compatibility of […]
Otolaryngologists-head and neck surgeons have suggested that performing tonsillectomy among patients who present with neck metastases from an occult primary tumor can identify a high percentage of primary tumors-an even better success rate in locating the malignancies than can be obtained with deep tonsil biopsy.