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1/18. Furlow palatoplasty to restore velopharyngeal competence following tonsillectomy avulsion of a pharyngeal flap.

    OBJECTIVE: We report the successful use of a Furlow palatoplasty to salvage velopharyngeal competence following iatrogenic avulsion of a pharyngeal flap that had been previously established to treat velopharyngeal insufficiency associated with a submucous cleft palate. INTERVENTION: A tonsillectomy, conducted by a surgeon unaffiliated with a cleft palate team, was used to remove enlarged tonsils that had developed after pharyngeal flap surgery and extended into the lateral ports causing nasal obstruction and hypernasality because of mechanical interference with port closure. A posttonsillectomy evaluation revealed avulsion of the pharyngeal flap, which was successfully treated using a Furlow palatoplasty. CONCLUSIONS: To our knowledge, this is the first report of iatrogenic avulsion of a pharyngeal flap caused by tonsillectomy. Based on a review of the literature and this case experience, we would conclude that tonsillectomy should not be regarded as a routine procedure in patients previously treated with a pharyngeal flap. If required, it should be performed by a skilled otolaryngologist, preferably one affiliated with a multidisciplinary cleft palate team who is familiar with pharyngoplasty surgery. Finally, our experience would suggest that the Furlow palatoplasty is sufficiently robust to be used as a secondary salvage procedure to restore velopharyngeal sufficiency following iatrogenic avulsion of a pharyngeal flap.
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2/18. Primary nasopharyngeal tuberculosis in a patient with the complaint of snoring.

    Isolated nasopharyngeal tuberculosis is a rare condition, even in endemic tuberculosis areas. The most common presentation of nasopharyngeal tuberculosis is with a cervical lymphadenopathy followed by nasal discharge or obstruction. Here we present a 58-year-old patient with nasopharyngeal tuberculosis whose only complaint was snoring. Her oropharyngeal and anterior rhinoscopic examination was normal. On endoscopic examination, mucosal oedema and hyperaemia of the nasopharynx was observed. There was no cervical lymphadenopathy. The tuberculin skin test was positive and histopathological examination of the biopsy taken from posterior nasopharyngeal wall supported the diagnosis of tuberculosis. After anti-tuberculosis therapy, the snoring stopped and the nasopharyngeal examination was normal.
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3/18. Genioglossal advancement--a simple surgical procedure for sleep apnea. Case report and literature review.

    Although the use of a standard nasal continuous positive airway pressure device to combat obstructive sleep apnea is often effective, it is neither curative nor universally well tolerated. Thus, surgical intervention is often inevitable. We describe a simple, conservative surgical procedure performed on a patient with profound mandibular retrognathia (dolichofacial type), accompanied by sleep apnea. The procedure resulted in a significant pharyngeal airway enlargement of 53 and 87% at the mandible angle and hyoid bone levels, respectively, increased oxygen saturation, reduction in the respiratory disturbance index by 50%, and improved sleep quality. We present a procedure for patients whose sleep apnea is due to extensive mandibular retrognathism with concomitant retrolingual narrowing and collapse.
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4/18. Primary Hodgkin's disease of the nasopharynx: a rare but bona fide disease.

    We report an uncommon case of Hodgkin's disease confined to the nasopharynx. An isolated polypoid mass of the nasopharynx was observed in a 41-year-old man presenting with increasing bilateral nasal obstruction. Histological study revealed a mixed cellularity type of Hodgkin's disease. Immunohistochemical analysis revealed CD30 and LMP1 expression and a lack of reactivity to CD15, CD3 and CD20. Serological tests excluded recent infection with Epstein-Barr virus. HD of nasopharynx is rare, but has to be recognized as such in view of appropriate treatment.
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5/18. Blocked nose and snoring in a 6-year-old boy.

    nasal obstruction, mouth-breathing, snoring and deafness are common symptoms seen in children presenting to the otorhinolaryngology clinic. The aetiopathologies are frequently due to adenotonsillar hypertrophy and otitis media with effusion. Rarely however, nasal obstruction and snoring may be associated with more sinister pathology. We report a case of a child with nasopharyngeal B-cell Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma whose initial symptoms were of nasal obstruction and snoring.
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6/18. Antrochoanal polyp and obstructive sleep apnoea in children.

    Antrochoanal polyps were first documented in the 18th century. They represent one of the most common types of nasal polyps in children without cystic fibrosis. Only a few reports on children who had a history of snoring due to an antrochoanal polyp and only two cases where the antrochoanal polyp caused documented obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) have been published so far. This report adds a third case of paediatric OSA induced by an antrochoanal polyp in a 12-year-old boy. After endonasal endoscopically-controlled polypectomy and a recurrence, transoral osteoplastic antrotomy in combination with endoscopic endonasal polypectomy eliminated the antrochoanal polyp and OSA was resolved. The authors have reviewed essential historical aspects about children suffering from snoring and/or OSA caused by an antrochoanal polyp.
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7/18. Resolution of nocturnal enuresis in snoring children after treatment with nasal budesonide.

    nocturnal enuresis has been associated with obstructive sleep apnea-hypopnea and may resolve after adenotonsillectomy. Nasal corticosteroids have improved symptoms and polysomnography findings in children with snoring. Two children with primary nocturnal enuresis, chronic nasal obstruction, and loud snoring underwent polysomnography. The apnea-hypopnea index was 4.9 and 7.3 episodes/hr, and the oxygen desaturation of hemoglobin index was 4.6 and 5.2 episodes/hr. After administration of budesonide, the frequency of snoring decreased, the polysomnography findings improved, and the enuresis resolved completely. Six months after treatment, both children were still dry at night. Administration of nasal corticosteroids is associated with resolution of enuresis in children with mild obstructive sleep-disordered breathing.
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8/18. Nasal pain disrupting sleep as a presenting symptom of extraesophageal acid reflux in children.

    A constellation of otolaryngologic signs and symptoms has been suggested to identify the association between extraesophageal reflux disease (EERD) and pediatric otolaryngologic disorders. We describe chronic nasal pain as a manifestation of laryngopharyngeal acid reflux in a 4-year-old boy who presented with frequent night awakenings due to severe nasal pain. His presentation, relevant history physical examination, diagnostic studies, and response to therapy are described. This is the first report documenting nasal pain resolved with acid suppressive therapy in a child with EERD. The incidence and pathogenesis of EERD induced nasal symptoms in children merits further investigation.
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9/18. Giant pleomorphic adenoma of soft palate leading to obstruction of the nasopharyngeal port.

    Pleomorphic adenoma is the most common tumor of minor salivary glands, but it is rarely located in the soft palate. It is generally a small mass at the time of diagnosis, but if it is neglected it can rarely become larger, leading to obstructive symptoms such as snoring, hypernasal speech, and dysphagia. Surgical removal of the mass is curative. In this paper, we present a case of an unusually large pleomorphic adenoma of the soft palate leading to snoring and hypernasal speech. The defect that resulted from the excision of the mass is covered with a uvular flap.
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10/18. Severe obstructive sleep apnea and associated snoring documented during external tocography.

    Severe obstructive sleep apnea, a disturbance of sleep resulting from intermittent periodic obstruction of the upper airway, was diagnosed after cardiotocography during which the external tocodynamometer disclosed a pattern initially thought to represent uterine activity. In spite of this obstructive sleep apnea with associated markedly low, hypoxic oxygen saturation levels and daytime somnolence of 10 to 12 hours from 32 weeks until delivery, subsequent fetal outcome was good.
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