Yane Melo Santana, Angela Maria De Amorim Sozio, Dayse Kelle Nascimento Ribeiro, Juliana Costa Santos, Luana Mattana Sebben, Diego Monteiro De Carvalho and Fabricia Louzada Depizzol Vito Sobrinho
Article Type: Case Report | First Published: August 28, 2021
The authors report the case of a 14-year-old girl with Melkersson-Rosenthal syndrome in its classical form, with the triad of recurrent peripheral facial paralysis, upper lip edema and fissured tongue. A rare disease of unknown etiology, it has a chronic and progressive course, and clinical diagnosis is usually by exclusion. An individualized, multidisciplinary approach is fundamental for the treatment of the symptoms and avoids complications and permanent sequelae. The therapeutic options are v...
Ana Carolina Riveros, Valentina Proietti, Candelaria Serrano and Carlos Santiago Ruggeri
Article Type: Original Research | First Published: August 25, 2021
Schwannomas of the nasal cavity and paranasal sinuses are uncommon. Treatment is surgical and endoscopic excision is a main indication. Our aim was to determine the incidence of rhinosinusal Schwannomas and the effectiveness of endonasal surgery with endoscopes to treat these tumors. The electronic medical records of all patients diagnosed with head and neck schwannomas were reviewed, excluding acoustic nerve neurilemomas and neurofibromas. Those who presented tumors located in the nose or paran...
Endoscopic Surgery of Supraorbital Cells Mucoceles
Carlos Santiago Ruggeri, Valentina Proietti and Ana Carolina Riveros
Article Type: Original Article | First Published: August 21, 2021
Mucoceles originating from supraorbital ethmoid cells are difficult to treat. Due to its lateral location the endonasal approach with endoscopes is sometimes not sufficient to achieve adequate exposure and the use of extended transnasal techniques and even external approaches is required. To determine the success rate of surgical treatment performed endonasally with endoscopes or combined, endonasal and trough a transpalpebral approach to treat mucoceles originating in supraorbital cells. Patien...
Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices of General Practitioners Regarding Ear Infections in Lomé (Togo)
Winga Foma, Essobozou Pegbessou, Warou Dolou, Mèhèza Bamassi, Bathokedeou Amana and Essohanam Boko
Article Type: Original Article | First Published: August 07, 2021
This paper describes how Togolese general practitioners deal withear infections by assessing their level of knowledge about the disease. Furthermore, this research work identifies their attitudes and practices regarding presumptive symptoms of ear infections. This study was conducted in the municipality of Greater Lomé, the capital of Togo. It was a cross-sectional study with a descriptive aim which took place over a period of six (06) months using a questionnaire filled in the presence of the ...
Temperature-Controlled Radiofrequency Treatment of the Nasal Valve and Nasal Airway Obstruction: Early Results of a Prospective, Multi-Center Study
William C. Yao, MD, Randall A. Ow, MD and Henry P. Barham, MD
Article Type: Case Report | First Published: July 10, 2021
Nasal valve collapse is a primary cause of nasal obstruction. Patients with nasal airway obstruction suffer from a variety of symptoms that affect quality of life including congestion, headache, sleep problems, daytime sleepiness, and snoring. To evaluate the effectiveness of a low-power temperature-controlled radiofrequency procedure to treat the nasal valve and measure symptomatic improvement in patients diagnosed with nasal airway obstruction due to nasal valve collapse. A prospective, single...