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Vol. 89. Issue 4.
(July - August 2023)
Current evidence on pre-swallowing tasks during FEES: are they predictive of swallowing function?
José Vergara, Anna Miles
Braz J Otorhinolaryngol. 2023;89:101280
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Original articles
Imaging nodal volume and survival in oral tongue cancer with cervical lymph node metastasis
Rattawut Wiengnon, Chakkapong Chakkabat, Napadon Tangjaturonrasme, Worawat Rawangban
Braz J Otorhinolaryngol. 2023;89:1269

  • In General, TNM staging which primary tumor and nodal volume is not included, been used to predict the prognosis of oral cavity cancer.

  • Recent studies, primary tumor volume has increasing evidence for predict prognosis.

  • We studied the role of nodal volume in oral tongue cancer for the survival outcomes.

  • The result showed that nodal volume of ≥3.95 cm3 was a poor prognostic factor for distant metastasis.

  • Nodal volume may use in adjunct with TNM staging to predict disease prognosis in oral tongue cancer.

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Recipient vessels for free flaps in advanced facial oncologic defects
Bruno Albuquerque Sousa, Fernando Luiz Dias, Marcus A. Acioly de Sousa, Marco Antônio Pinto, Jéssica Marquet Silva, Cláudio Roberto Cernea
Braz J Otorhinolaryngol. 2023;89:1271

  • Advanced oncologic defects of midface and scalp are challenging for reconstruction.

  • Free flaps in the midface and scalp region are the gold standard for advanced cases.

  • No consensus in the literature on the best recipient vessels for microanastomosis.

  • Superficial temporal and cervical vessels are reliable options for microanastomosis.

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Hearing recovery prediction and prognostic factors of idiopathic sudden sensorineural hearing loss: a retrospective analysis with a deep neural network model
Tae Woong Uhm, Seongbaek Yi, Sung Won Choi, Se Joon Oh, Soo Keun Kong, Il Woo Lee, Hyun Min Lee
Braz J Otorhinolaryngol. 2023;89:1273

  • Various machine learning methods used to predict hearing recovery in ISSHL patients.

  • The deep neural network method showed the highest predictive performance.

  • Initial and early post-treatment hearing levels were significant prognostic factors.

  • Machine learning may help predict ISSHL prognosis, as shown in the study.

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Visual-perceptive assessment of glottic characteristics of vocal nodules by means of high-speed videoendoscopy
Gustavo Polacow Korn, Ana Cristina Côrtes Gama, Ualisson Nogueira do Nascimento
Braz J Otorhinolaryngol. 2023;89:1275

  • Vocal nodules present mid-posterior triangular chink.

  • Vocal nodules present irregular free edge contour.

  • In vocal nodules glottal cycle is symmetric and periodic.

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Geriatric benign paroxysmal positional vertigo: a single-center study
Ning Song, Yuexia Wu, Xiang Li, Qianqian Wang, Xinyan Ma, Xu Yang
Braz J Otorhinolaryngol. 2023;89:101277

  • Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV) was more common in women.

  • The proportion of men with BPPV increased with age.

  • Geriatric BPPV patients often had risk factors associated with atherosclerosis.

  • Horizontal canal-BPPV and multi-canal-BPPV were more common in geriatric patients.

  • The effectiveness of canalith repositioning procedure may decrease with age.

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The protective role of Wnt3a in peroxynitrite-induced damage of cochlear hair cells in vitro
Fengyun Cui, Zhimin Cao, Qianru Zhang, Zhixin Cao
Braz J Otorhinolaryngol. 2023;89:101278

  • Peroxynitrite could induce Hair Cells (HCs) damage in vitro on mouse cochlear.

  • Peroxynitrite eventuated HCs loss in a basal-apical gradient manner.

  • Outer HCs were more vulnerable to peroxynitrite injury than inner HCs.

  • Peroxynitrite could cause mitochondria oxidative damage to HCs.

  • Low concentrations of Wnt3a have a protective effect on the oxidative damage of HCs.

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Comparison of clinical characteristics and vestibular function test results in patients with vestibular migraine and Menière’s disease
Yuexia Wu, Xia Ling, Ning Song, Shuangmei Yan, Wenting Wang, Xu Yang, Ping Gu
Braz J Otorhinolaryngol. 2023;89:1274

  • Spontaneous internal vertigo was experienced by most VM patients.

  • Most VM patients have CT intolerance.

  • Spontaneous external vertigo was experienced by most MD patients.

  • MD patients mostly have severe vestibular symptoms and autonomic responses.

  • Most MD patients show CT(+) with vHIT(−) with the presence of saccades.

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Angiectatic nasal polyps with pleomorphism ‒ a diagnostic pitfall
Xiaoli Zhao, Changli Yue, Hongfei Wan, Li Xing, Honggang Liu, Yingshi Piao
Braz J Otorhinolaryngol. 2023;89:101281

  • A very rare type of benign sinonasal polyps.

  • Potential misdiagnosis as malignancy.

  • Immunohistochemical stains are very contributive to diagnosis.

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Obstructive sleep apnea screening in different age groups: performance of the Berlin, STOP-Bang questionnaires and Epworth Sleepiness Scale
Daniel Villela e Silva, Davi da Silveira Barroso Alves, Mariana da Rocha Rodrigues Nóbrega, Felipe Braga Coelho Gomes Ribeiro, Leandro Yukio Yatabe Franco, Isadora Rodrigues da Silva, Lucia Joffily, Maira da Rocha, Paulo Henrique Godoy
Braz J Otorhinolaryngol. 2023;89:101283

  • Performance of screening instruments for obstructive sleep apnea.

  • Obstructive sleep apnea screening in different age groups.

  • The STOP-Bang questionnaire has high sensitivity for screening OSA.

  • ROC curve and area under the curve of three sleep disorder screening instruments.

  • Age has no significant influence on the screening for obstructive sleep apnea.

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The development of the cognitive vestibular function scale in the elderly complaints of imbalance: a study on validity and reliability
Aysenur Ozkul, Ozlem Konukseven
Braz J Otorhinolaryngol. 2023;89:101282

  • Clinical and laboratory studies show the relationship of vestibular inputs to various high functions.

  • Cognitive Vestibular Function Scale is developed to detect cognitive problems associated with vertigo/imbalance.

  • The basic component analysis is used to evaluate the validity of the scale Cronbach alpha coefficient for its reliability.

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Anatomical findings in patients with chronic rhinosinusitis without nasal polyps requiring revision surgery
Anna Sophie Englhard, Georg Johannes Ledderose
Braz J Otorhinolaryngol. 2023;89:101287

  • Data from a large patient collective identify risk factors for recurrent sinusitis.

  • Inadequate surgery determines to a large extent the need for revision sinus surgery.

  • Special attention in the area of the ostiomeatal complex may reduce the failure rate.

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Review articles
Efficacy of OK-432 sclerotherapy for different types of lymphangiomas: a review and meta-analysis
Jiali Sun, Changfeng Wang, Dan Song, Changhua Wu, Lei Guo
Braz J Otorhinolaryngol. 2023;89:1270

  • OK-432 sclerotherapy for macrocystic lymphangiomas was more effective.

  • This meta-analysis to verify whether the efficacy of OK-432 was related to classification for the first time.

  • OK-432 should be used to therapy LMs with a lesion diameter greater than 1cm.

  • The classification basis is very important to the effect of sclerotherapy treatment.

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Efficacy of different oral H1 antihistamine treatments on allergic rhinitis: a systematic review and network meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials
Dongdong Hong, Juanling Weng, Meiting Ye, Yuanxian Liu
Braz J Otorhinolaryngol. 2023;89:1272

  • Rupatadine is the most effective for allergic rhinitis among various oral H1 antihistamines.

  • Rupatadine 20 mg is more effective for allergic rhinitis than rupatadine 10 mg.

  • Loratadine 10 mg has inferior efficacy for allergic rhinitis to the other oral H1 antihistamines.

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Dissociation between video head impulse test and caloric test: a marker of menière's disease? – A systematic review and meta-analysis
Jonas Belchior Tamanini, Raquel Mezzalira, Maria Gabriela Bonilha Vallim, Guilherme Paiva Gabriel, Guita Stoler, Carlos Takahiro Chone
Braz J Otorhinolaryngol. 2023;89:101279

  • The prevalence of the altered caloric test + normal vHIT dissociation was 47%.

  • The dissociation of findings between the two tests may be a result of the tonotopy of hair cells in the ampullary crest.

  • This condition could help for the diagnosis of Meniere’s disease.

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The efficacy of bleomycin sclerotherapy in the treatment of lymphatic malformations: a review and meta-analysis
Jiali Sun, Changfeng Wang, Jing Li, Dan Song, Lei Guo
Braz J Otorhinolaryngol. 2023;89:101285

  • Bleomycin was highly effective in treating LMs.

  • The usage will affect the efficiency of bleomycin.

  • The dosage will affect the efficiency of bleomycin.

  • The efficacy of bleomycin was related to classification.

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Case reports
Thyroid metastasis from cervical carcinoma
Shuto Hayashi, Takumi Kumai, Tomohiko Michizuka, Takashi Osaki
Braz J Otorhinolaryngol. 2023;89:1268
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Long-term follow-up after surgical management of laryngeal malignant pleomorphic sarcoma ‒ a case report
Giorgio Bandiera, Edoardo Covelli, Haitham H. Elfarargy, Evelina Rogges, Maurizio Barbara, Luigi Sabino, Chiara Filippi
Braz J Otorhinolaryngol. 2023;89:1276
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Amyloidosis of the tongue: a rare case report
Ying Tao, Xiaoling Qiu, Fan Ye, Zhencheng Liao, Pingan Wu
Braz J Otorhinolaryngol. 2023;89:101286
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Chondromatosis of the temporomandibular joint as a cause of reflex otalgia
Marcelo Augusto Cini, Mariana Demarchi Avelino, João Guilherme Lacy Araújo Machado, Ricardo Lorota de Resende Junior, Alan dos Santos
Braz J Otorhinolaryngol. 2023;89:101284
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