Functional rhinoplasty is an umbrella term used to describe the various surgical techniques that alter the external nasal structure with the goal of improving nasal breathing. Numerous techniques have been described and shown to be successful.
Is the Best Modality to Assess Vocal Fold Mobility in Children Flexible Fiberoptic Laryngoscopy or Ultrasound?
The gold standard in the evaluation of VFI in children is awake flexible fiberoptic laryngoscopy (FFL) but over the past decade, ultrasound (US) has gained increasing attention as a modality for assessing vocal fold mobility in children.
Is Tranexamic Acid Effective for Hemostasis During Endoscopic Sinus Surgery?
TRIO Best Practice articles are brief, structured reviews designed to provide the busy clinician with a handy outline and reference for day-to-day clinical decision making. The ENTtoday summaries below include […]
Should Injection Laryngoplasty Be Performed for Acute Unilateral Vocal Fold Paralysis to Improve Swallowing Safety?
Outpatients with voice and swallowing complaints are often referred to otolaryngologists who diagnose UVFP and may perform injection laryngoplasty under local anesthesia in the office setting.
What Is the Role of Induction Chemotherapy in the Treatment of Locally Advanced Sinonasal Squamous Cell Carcinoma?
Sinonasal neoplasms have a wide spectrum of histopathologies and biological behaviors, but close proximity to critical structures, such as the skull base and orbit, can make surgical resection a challenge.
Does Surgery for Nasal Obstruction Improve Eustachian Tube Dysfunction?
Eustachian tube dysfunction (ETD) is often associated with nasal obstruction and inferior turbinate hypertrophy; is nasal surgery an option?
What Is the Role of Adjuvant Radiotherapy in Head and Neck Melanoma in the Era of Systemic Therapy?
In the era of effective adjuvant systemic therapies, the use of ICI alone in the adjuvant setting may be insufficient to effectively reduce regional failure.
Can Electrocautery Replace the Scalpel for Surgical Skin Incision?
Surgical incision using electrocautery can be quicker, with less blood loss and better postoperative pain scores.
Is Posterior Nasal Nerve Ablation Effective in Treating Symptoms of Allergic Rhinitis?
There is enough evidence to support posterior nasal nerves (PNN) as an effective treatment for allergic rhinitis symptoms, particularly nasal congestion and rhinorrhea.
Is Percutaneous Tracheostomy Safe?
The current literature unequivocally demonstrates that endoscopic percutaneous dilatational tracheostomy is at least as safe as open surgical tracheostomy.
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