Endoscopic mastoid surgery is difficult to learn, performed in a tight space, and will probably never replace conventional open procedures.
ENTtoday: May 2007
I would like to commend Robert H. Miller, MD, on a well-balanced discussion in the February issue of ENToday concerning the pros and cons of pay for performance (P4P).
Frank Sinatra purportedly said of Rosemary Clooney that she was able to hit a note right in its center.
This is a short narrative of the experience of this otolaryngologist, who was deployed to Iraq to participate in Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Otolaryngology is not just another specialty in the wars of the twenty-first century.
The gold standard for oral cancer diagnosis is visual examination followed by biopsy and histological analysis of suspicious lesions.
Doctors, faced with challenging problems of mending nasal septal perforations, suggested that the use of fibrin glue to hold into place an AlloDerm graft is effective and likely cost-saving.
Doctors said they have successfully corrected anterior commissure web formation in papilloma patients with a unique endoscopic microflap laryngoplasty that actually makes use of excess tissue produced in patients with recurrent respiratory papillomatosis.
Balloon sinuplasty-still a controversial area for otolaryngologists-appears to be gaining favor, although functional endoscopic balloon remodeling is still in its infancy, said Raymond Weiss, MD, medical director of the Sinus Center of the South in Ocean Springs, MS.
A three-year retrospective study of in-office transnasal esophagoscopy appears to show that the procedure can be adopted for safe use in private practice-and with considerable savings to the health care industry when compared with rigid esophagoscopy.
Medical identity theft is stealing health information for personal profit.
Facial plastic surgeon John Rhee, MD, MPH, sees many patients with nonmelanoma skin cancer (NMSC).
Advances in image guidance systems for endoscopic sinus surgery (ESS) are providing benefits to surgeons-and by extension, to their patients-say experienced sinus surgeons interviewed recently for ENToday.
With the federal government shouldering 45% of health care costs through five huge entitlements (see ENToday, April 2007) and a large federal deficit, the chance of politicians enacting a new federal entitlement for universal health insurance coverage is as likely as their conducting a smear-free political campaign.