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2013 | Number | Volume 5 | Issue 2

EDITORIAL

Editor's Speak

[Year:2013] [Month:Number] [Volume:5] [Number:2] [Pages:1] [Pages No:0 - 0]

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EDITORIAL

Sultan Pradhan

Guest Editorial

[Year:2013] [Month:Number] [Volume:5] [Number:2] [Pages:1] [Pages No:0 - 0]

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CASE REPORT

Hitesh Verma

Large and Long Standing Cavernous Hemangioma of Cheek

[Year:2013] [Month:Number] [Volume:5] [Number:2] [Pages:3] [Pages No:1 - 3]

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Abstract

Cavernous hemangiomas are relatively rare vascular malformations especially in an adult. The childhood hemangioma generally regresses spontaneously. We present the case report of a 52-year-old male patient, who had a hemangioma from the childhood and it had grown to such a large size so as to cause extreme cosmetic deformity for the patient. The long standing duration of almost 45 years and the extremely large size of the hemangioma make it a very rare case.

CASE REPORT

Arun B Nair, Ravi C Nayar

Macroglossia Secondary to Primary Amyloidosis of the Tongue

[Year:2013] [Month:Number] [Volume:5] [Number:2] [Pages:4] [Pages No:4 - 7]

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Abstract

Introduction

Amyloidosis is a disease entity characterized by the presence of proteinaceous material deposited extracellularly at various locations in the body and in the head and neck region.

Materials and methods

We present a case of macroglossia secondary to amyloidosis of the tongue in a 65-year-old male. He presented with gradually progressive diffuse enlargement of the tongue, difficulty in speech and progressive difficulty in breathing while sleeping. Patient was managed conservatively with steroids and alkylating agents.

Discussion

The most common sites of involvement in systemic amyloidosis are the tongue (63%) and the larynx (19%). Although lingual involvement is common, macroglossia as a presenting symptom, though pathognomonic is rare (5%). Amyloidosis of the tongue typically results in macroglossia, manifested by increased tongue volume, tongue protrusion beyond the alveolar ridge, speech impairment, drooling and dysphagia.

Conclusion

Amyloidosis of the tongue is almost always secondary to systemic disease. An extensive workup is required to differentiate between systemic and localized amyloidosis. The effect of treatment is difficult to estimate, and further research needs to be focused on this aspect. These obstacles can make the diagnosis and management of these lesions particularly challenging.

CASE REPORT

Hitesh Verma, RPS Punia

Schwannoma of Tonsillolingual Sulcus: First Case Report and Review of Literature

[Year:2013] [Month:Number] [Volume:5] [Number:2] [Pages:2] [Pages No:8 - 9]

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Abstract

Schwannoma is a benign, encapsulated tumor that is derived from schwann's cells. The most common site is parapharyngeal space of the neck; oropharyngeal occurrence is extremely rare. Fourteen year male boy presented with a history of difficulty in swallowing, more for solids for the last 8 months. The patient also had a change of voice for the last 5 months and was muffled in character. Examination showed single lobulated mass having smooth surface, of the size of approximately 5 × 4 cm and was arising from the tonsillolingual sulcus. The fine needle aspiration cytology from the lesion, reported to be schwannoma. The mass was excised completely under general anesthesia with the help of bipolar cautery. We report first case of schwannoma of tonsillolingual sulcus and also review the literature of the rare entity.

CASE REPORT

SG Smitha, Nirmala Maruthi

A Case Report of Giant Tonsillolith

[Year:2013] [Month:Number] [Volume:5] [Number:2] [Pages:2] [Pages No:10 - 11]

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Abstract

Tonsilloliths, also known as tonsil stones or tonsillar calculi, are clusters of calcified material that form in the crypts of palatine tonsils. They are usually of small size. Large or giant tonsilloliths are rare. We report a case of giant tonsillolith in the right palatine tonsil and literature is reviewed.

CASE REPORT

SG Smitha, Jagannath Bisanna, Nirmala Santhosh

Sarcoid-like Foreign Body Granuloma of Tongue

[Year:2013] [Month:Number] [Volume:5] [Number:2] [Pages:2] [Pages No:12 - 13]

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Abstract

We report a case of delayed granulomatous reaction of the tongue due to religious practice of piercing with a metal rod. There are very few cases reported in literature with complications of ritual oral and body piercing presenting as sarcoid-like foreign body granuloma.

CASE REPORT

Hemantkumar Onkar Nemade, Subbalaxmi Atmaram Jaiswal, Vidhyadhar Rudrappa Borade

Schwannoma of Oropharynx: A Rare Presentation

[Year:2013] [Month:Number] [Volume:5] [Number:2] [Pages:3] [Pages No:14 - 16]

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Abstract

Schwannomas are slow growing, encapsulated, solitary, benign tumors. They can arise from any myelinated nerve as they are tumors of neural sheath Schwann cells. Schwannoma seen in head and neck region are most commonly found in tongue, floor of mouth but rarely in oropharynx and tonsils. They are usually asymptomatic and rarely undergo malignant transformation. Schwannomas are considered radioresistant and recure less frequently after complete excision. Hence, complete surgical excision is treatment of choice. We are presenting a case of elderly female with oropharyngeal schwannoma completely extirpated transorally by dissection method by cold instruments. Due to rarity of presentation the surgical approach to this lesion is not well established. Following surgery the raw area created was well epithelized and patient relieved symptoms without significant morbidity. We conclude that this is a cost-effective and simple approach for management of other similar cases in future.

CASE REPORT

Mohsin Ahmed Abdul Nabi Shaikh, Ankit Dilip Mahuvakar, Atish Balajirao Gujrathi, Vijayalaxmi Kishanrao Ambulgekar

An Ingested Foreign Body Presenting in Subcutaneous Plane on the Chest: A Rare Case

[Year:2013] [Month:Number] [Volume:5] [Number:2] [Pages:2] [Pages No:17 - 18]

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Abstract

Migration of an ingested foreign body into subcutaneous plane is a very rare event. Most common migrating foreign bodies reported in literature are fish bones. We present a rare case of ingested foreign body, a ball point refill, which migrated and presented in the subcutaneous plane on the chest.

CASE REPORT

SG Smitha, Smitha Soubhagya Gangaraj, Lakshmi Shantharam, Suguna Vijay

Neurofibroma of Soft Palate: A Rare Case Report

[Year:2013] [Month:Number] [Volume:5] [Number:2] [Pages:2] [Pages No:19 - 20]

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Abstract

Neurofibroma of soft palate is a rare tumor with this report being the fourth case reported in English literature. We are reporting this case of isolated neurofibroma of soft palate for its rarity. The mass was excised by intraoral approach without prior tracheostomy. Histopathological examination showed features of neurofibroma with secondary changes.

CASE REPORT

Ankit Dilip Mahuvakar, Darshan Premdas Meshram, Vijayalaxmi Kisanrao Ambulgekar, Mohsin Abdul Nabi Shaikh, Mohammad A Sameer

A Series of Two Cases of Intraoral Malignancies in Patients with Xeroderma Pigmentosa

[Year:2013] [Month:Number] [Volume:5] [Number:2] [Pages:4] [Pages No:21 - 24]

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Abstract

Xeroderma pigmentosum (XP) is an autosomal recessive genetic disorder characterized by an increased frequency of skin cancer following minimal sunlight exposure.

Multiple basal cell carcinomas and other skin malignancies frequently occur at a young age in those with XP. In fact, metastatic malignant melanoma and squamous cell carcinoma are the two most common causes of death in XP victims.

This series represent rare presentations of malignancies in non-sun-exposed areas in such patients.

REVIEW ARTICLE

Jagadish Tubachi, Vivek Jainkeri, Vinay Gadagi, Prasad Gunari

Surgical Incisions: Balancing Surgical and Cosmetic Outcomes in Head and Neck Oncosurgery

[Year:2013] [Month:Number] [Volume:5] [Number:2] [Pages:4] [Pages No:47 - 50]

Keywords: Oral cavity cancer,MacFee incision,Crile's incision

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Abstract

How to cite this article

Tubachi J, Jainkeri V, Gadagi V, Gunari P. Surgical Incisions: Balancing Surgical and Cosmetic Outcomes in Head and Neck Oncosurgery. Int J Otorhinolaryngol Clin 2013;5(2):47-50.

REVIEW ARTICLE

Ravi Varma, Sunita Tibrewala, Sudeep Roplekar

Computed Tomography Evaluation of Oral Cavity and Oropharyngeal Cancers

[Year:2013] [Month:Number] [Volume:5] [Number:2] [Pages:12] [Pages No:51 - 62]

Keywords: Computed tomography (CT),Oral cavity,Oropharynx

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Abstract

How to cite this article

Tibrewala S, Roplekar S, Varma R. Computed Tomography Evaluation of Oral Cavity and Oropharyngeal Cancers. Int J Otorhinolaryngol Clin 2013; 5(2):51-62.

REVIEW ARTICLE

Arunesh Gupta, Amresh S Baliarsing, Tushar S Thorat, Uday Bhat, Sanchit Garg, Diptarka Bhattacharyya

Flap Selection in Head and Neck Cancer Reconstruction

[Year:2013] [Month:Number] [Volume:5] [Number:2] [Pages:14] [Pages No:63 - 76]

Keywords: Local flaps,Pedicled flaps,Free flaps,Maxilla and mandible reconstruction,Pharynx reconstruction

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Abstract

How to cite this article

Baliarsing AS, Thorat TS, Gupta A, Bhat U, Garg S, Bhattacharyya D. Flap Selection in Head and Neck Cancer Reconstruction. Int J Otorhinolaryngol Clin 2013;5(2):63-76.

RESEARCH ARTICLE

Retraction Notice

[Year:2013] [Month:Number] [Volume:5] [Number:2] [Pages:14] [Pages No:77 - 90]

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CASE REPORT

Hitesh Verma

Large and Long Standing Cavernous Hemangioma of Cheek

[Year:2013] [Month:Number] [Volume:5] [Number:2] [Pages:3] [Pages No:91 - 93]

Keywords: Cavernous hemangioma,Cheek,Excision

PDF  |  DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10003-1114  |  Open Access |  How to cite  | 

Abstract

How to cite this article

Gupta N, Verma H. Large and Long Standing Cavernous Hemangioma of Cheek. Int J Otorhinolaryngol Clin 2013;5(2):91-93.

CASE REPORT

Arun B Nair, Ravi C Nayar

Macroglossia Secondary to Primary Amyloidosis of the Tongue

[Year:2013] [Month:Number] [Volume:5] [Number:2] [Pages:4] [Pages No:94 - 97]

Keywords: Amyloidosis,Macroglossia,Tongue

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Abstract

Introduction

Amyloidosis is a disease entity characterized by the presence of proteinaceous material deposited extracellularly at various locations in the body and in the head and neck region.

Materials and methods

We present a case of macroglossia secondary to amyloidosis of the tongue in a 65-year-old male. He presented with gradually progressive diffuse enlargement of the tongue, difficulty in speech and progressive difficulty in breathing while sleeping. Patient was managed conservatively with steroids and alkylating agents.

Discussion

The most common sites of involvement in systemic amyloidosis are the tongue (63%) and the larynx (19%). Although lingual involvement is common, macroglossia as a presenting symptom, though pathognomonic is rare (5%). Amyloidosis of the tongue typically results in macroglossia, manifested by increased tongue volume, tongue protrusion beyond the alveolar ridge, speech impairment, drooling and dysphagia.

Conclusion

Amyloidosis of the tongue is almost always secondary to systemic disease. An extensive workup is required to differentiate between systemic and localized amyloidosis. The effect of treatment is difficult to estimate, and further research needs to be focused on this aspect. These obstacles can make the diagnosis and management of these lesions particularly challenging.

How to cite this article

Vamanshankar H, Nair AB, Correa M, Nayar RC. Macroglossia Secondary to Primary Amyloidosis of the Tongue. Int J Otorhinolaryngol Clin 2013;5(2):94-97.

CASE REPORT

Hitesh Verma, RPS Punia

Schwannoma of Tonsillolingual Sulcus: First Case Report and Review of Literature

[Year:2013] [Month:Number] [Volume:5] [Number:2] [Pages:2] [Pages No:98 - 99]

Keywords: Schwannoma,Tonsillolingual sulcus,Neurofibroma

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Abstract

How to cite this article

Verma H, Dass A, Punia RPS. Schwannoma of Tonsillolingual Sulcus: First Case Report and Review of Literature. Int J Otorhinolaryngol Clin 2013;5(2): 98-99.

CASE REPORT

SG Smitha, Nirmala Maruthi

A Case Report of Giant Tonsillolith

[Year:2013] [Month:Number] [Volume:5] [Number:2] [Pages:2] [Pages No:100 - 101]

Keywords: Tonsillolith,Tonsils,Calculus

PDF  |  DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10003-1117  |  Open Access |  How to cite  | 

Abstract

How to cite this article

Gangaraj SS, Maruthi N. A Case Report of Giant Tonsillolith. Int J Otorhinolaryngol Clin 2013;5(2):100-101.

CASE REPORT

SG Smitha, Jagannath Bisanna, Nirmala Santhosh

Sarcoid-like Foreign Body Granuloma of Tongue

[Year:2013] [Month:Number] [Volume:5] [Number:2] [Pages:2] [Pages No:102 - 103]

Keywords: Tongue piercing,Foreign body,Sarcoid-like,Granulomatous nodule

PDF  |  DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10003-1118  |  Open Access |  How to cite  | 

Abstract

How to cite this article

Bisanna J, Gangaraj SS, Santhosh N. Sarcoid-like Foreign Body Granuloma of Tongue. Int J Otorhinolaryngol Clin 2013;5(2):102-103.

CASE REPORT

Hemantkumar Onkar Nemade, Subbalaxmi Atmaram Jaiswal, Vidhyadhar Rudrappa Borade

Schwannoma of Oropharynx: A Rare Presentation

[Year:2013] [Month:Number] [Volume:5] [Number:2] [Pages:3] [Pages No:104 - 106]

Keywords: Schwannoma,Transoral,Oropharynx

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Abstract

How to cite this article

Nemade HO, Jaiswal SA, Borade VR. Schwannoma of Oropharynx: A Rare Presentation. Int J Otorhinolaryngol Clin 2013;5(2):104-106.

CASE REPORT

Mohsin Ahmed Abdul Nabi Shaikh, Ankit Dilip Mahuvakar, Atish Balajirao Gujrathi, Vijayalaxmi Kishanrao Ambulgekar

An Ingested Foreign Body Presenting in Subcutaneous Plane on the Chest: A Rare Case

[Year:2013] [Month:Number] [Volume:5] [Number:2] [Pages:2] [Pages No:107 - 108]

Keywords: Ingested foreign body,Migrated,Subcutaneous plane

PDF  |  DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10003-1120  |  Open Access |  How to cite  | 

Abstract

How to cite this article

Shaikh MAAN, Mahuvakar AD, Gujrathi AB, Ambulgekar VK. An Ingested Foreign Body Presenting in Subcutaneous Plane on the Chest: A Rare Case. Int J Otorhinolaryngol Clin 2013;5(2):107-108.

CASE REPORT

SG Smitha, Smitha Soubhagya Gangaraj, Lakshmi Shantharam, Suguna Vijay

Neurofibroma of Soft Palate: A Rare Case Report

[Year:2013] [Month:Number] [Volume:5] [Number:2] [Pages:2] [Pages No:109 - 110]

Keywords: Neurofibroma,Soft palate,Excision,Schwannoma

PDF  |  DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10003-1121  |  Open Access |  How to cite  | 

Abstract

How to cite this article

Thimmaiah AH, Shantharam L, Gangaraj SS, Vijay S. Neurofibroma of Soft Palate: A Rare Case Report. Int J Otorhinolaryngol Clin 2013;5(2):109-110.

CASE REPORT

Ankit Dilip Mahuvakar, Vijayalaxmi Kishanrao Ambulgekar, Darshan Premdas Meshram, Shaikh Mohsin Ahmed Abdul Nabi, Mohammad A Sammer

A Series of Two Cases of Intraoral Malignancies in Patients with Xeroderma Pigmentosa

[Year:2013] [Month:Number] [Volume:5] [Number:2] [Pages:4] [Pages No:111 - 114]

Keywords: Xeroderma pigmentosum,Intraoral malignancy,Non-sun-exposed areas

PDF  |  DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10003-1122  |  Open Access |  How to cite  | 

Abstract

How to cite this article

Mahuvakar AD, Meshram DP, Nabi SMAA, Ambulgekar VK, Sammer MA. A Series of Two Cases of Intraoral Malignancies in Patients with Xeroderma Pigmentosa. Int J Otorhinolaryngol Clin 2013;5(2):111-114.

CASE REPORT

RF Chinoy, D Dalmia, RS Mundhe, MA DeSouza, V Rane

Aggressive Metastasizing Pleomorphic Adenoma— A Wolf in Sheep's Clothing: A Case Report with Review of Literature

[Year:2013] [Month:Number] [Volume:5] [Number:2] [Pages:5] [Pages No:115 - 119]

Keywords: Salivary gland,Pleomorphic adenoma,Metastasizing,Immunohistochemistry,Differential diagnosis

PDF  |  DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10003-1123  |  Open Access |  How to cite  | 

Abstract

How to cite this article

Chinoy RF, Dalmia D, Mundhe RS, DeSouza MA, Rane V. Aggressive Metastasizing Pleomorphic Adenoma—A Wolf in Sheep's Clothing: A Case Report with Review of Literature. Int J Otorhinolaryngol Clin 2013;5(2):115-119.

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