Simultaneous External Canal Cholesteatoma and Keratosis Obturans: A Rare Case Report
Anwar El Batawy, MD
Article Type: Case Report | First Published: June 30, 2021
Primaryexternal auditory canal cholesteatoma (EACC) is a rare entity. Its association with keratosis obturans (KO) was not documented. I report a rare case with co-existence of ipsilateral EACC and contralateral KO. From clinical presentation, radiological investigation, and operative finding; I conclude to describe this case with simultaneous external canal cholesteatoma and keratosis obturans. External auditory canal cholesteatoma (EACC) and keratosis obturans (KO) are diseases that primarily ...
Surgical Outcomes of Revision Myringoplasty
Ismail Alhiraki, MD
Article Type: Research Article | First Published: June 05, 2021
To evaluate the success rate of revision myringoplasty using temporalis fascia graft myringoplasty and to analyse the effect of potential influencing factors on closure of tympanic membrane (TM) and hearing outcome such as size of perforation (less or greater than 50% of tympanic membrane), site (anteriorly or posteriorly located) of perforation, whether the patient smokes or not, and condition of contralateral ear. Thirty patients were included in this prospective study, who underwent revision ...
Occult Facial Nerve Palsy: Cases of the Masquerading Malignancy
Yi Hai Li, MBChB, Aneesh Kumar, FRCS, FRACS (ORL-HNS) and Hans Stegehuis, FRACS (ORL-HNS)
Article Type: Case Series | First Published: May 31, 2021
Peripheral facial nerve palsy is mostly attributed to Bell’s palsy, however in 5-10% of cases it may be from an underlying malignancy. It can be difficult to distinguish initially, frequently leading to misdiagnosis and a delay in management, potentially compromising survival of these patients. A common distinguishing feature is that facial palsy from malignancy is typically gradual onset and progressive as opposed to sudden in that of Bell’s palsy, although other benign causes may also pres...
Endoscopic Transnasal Resection of Sinonasal Hemangiopericytoma: A Report of Two Cases
Tessei Kuruma, Mariko Arimoto, Mayuko Kishimoto, Kinga You, Yuka Kawade, Yasue Uchida, Ogawa Tetsuya and Yasushi Fujimoto
Article Type: Case Report | First Published: April 21, 2021
Hemangiopericytoma is an uncommon vascular tumor derived from the pericytes of Zimmermann, representing only a small proportion of head and neck tumors, and mostly occurring in the sinonasal tract. We report two cases of hemangiopericytoma of the sinonasal tract in a 78-year-old woman and a 77-yearold man, both presenting with symptoms of frequent epistaxis. In Case 1, a purple tumor was identified originating from the posterior olfactory fissure in the left nasal cavity. To reduce bleeding from...