Journal Information
Vol. 89. Issue 5.
(September - October 2023)
Time to reflect on diversity, equity, and inclusion in otolaryngology head and neck surgery academic setting
Carlos Takahiro Chone
Braz J Otorhinolaryngol. 2023;89:101319
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Original articles
Protocol for capturing 3D facial meshes for rhinoseptoplasty planning
Taíse Leitemperger Bertazzo, Marcos Cordeiro D’Ornellas
Braz J Otorhinolaryngol. 2023;89:101289

  • 3D Anthropometry is an effective and safe method for measuring facial distances.

  • Photogrammetry is performed quickly and non-invasively.

  • Photogrammetry allows measurements, surgical simulation, and prediction of results.

  • Photogrammetry by OrtogOnBlender (OOB) is affordable and cost-effective.

  • OOB produces satisfactory meshes for Rhinoplasty planning.

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Flowchart for selecting an appropriate surgical airway in neurologically impaired pediatric intubated patients: a case series
Mitsuyoshi Imaizumi, Kazuhide Suyama, Aya Goto, Mitsuaki Hosoya, Shigeyuki Murono
Braz J Otorhinolaryngol. 2023;89:101290

  • Survival rate of severely impaired children requiring tracheostomy is increasing.

  • Appropriate surgical airway selection in intubated children is difficult.

  • We designed a flowchart for surgical airway selection in intubated pediatric patients.

  • Effectiveness of the flowchart for selecting a surgical airway was demonstrated.

  • Pediatricians and caregivers will be able to select an appropriate surgical airway.

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AQUACEL® Ag Advantage reduces the stress of postoperative packing removal after endoscopic sinus surgery
Kei Hosoya, Yohei Maeda, Taro Komachi, Kazuki Sato, Kimihiro Okubo
Braz J Otorhinolaryngol. 2023;89:101292

  • Packing removal after endoscopic nasal sinus surgery causes stress to the physician.

  • Physician stress in packing removal is lower with AQUACEL® Ag Advantage than control.

  • AQUACEL® Ag Advantage is useful for packing after endoscopic nasal sinus surgery.

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Comprehensive analysis of clinicopathologic and sonographic features in thyroid cancer with skip lymph node metastasis: establish and assessment of a prediction nomogram
Liang Jiwang, Bai Jinghui, Fang Fengqin, Yu Tao, Zhao Yuejiao
Braz J Otorhinolaryngol. 2023;89:101301

  • A few studies have focused on skip metastasis, and the clinical and pathological risk factors remain uncertain. Some researchers have also proposed different models for predicting its occurrence, but their models were only based on the clinicopathologic characteristics, and none of them included US features. In this study, we retrospectively examined the incidence and related clinicopathologic and US characteristics of skip metastasis in PTC and papillary thyroid microcarcinoma.

  • We established a nomogram for predicting the possibility of skip metastasis according to the clinicopathological and US features.

  • The number of patients in this study is 1037, this sample is relatively larger than other study. The results of our study might be less bias.

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The prognostic value of peripheral blood parameters on all-frequency sudden sensorineural hearing loss
Hongcun Sun, Wenbo Jiang, Jian Wang
Braz J Otorhinolaryngol. 2023;89:101302

  • The effective rate of all-frequency SSNHL is 61.5%.

  • The fibrinogen level is a useful predictor for the prognosis of all-frequency SSNHL.

  • CRP, NLR, and PLR don’t have a significant prognostic effect on all-frequency SSNHL.

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Effect of rapid maxillary expansion on masticatory and swallowing functions in children with posterior crossbite
Tais H. Grechi, Carla E. Itikawa, Fernanda W.M. Gallarreta, Wilma T. Anselmo-Lima, Fabiana C.P. Valera, Luciana V.V. Trawitzki
Braz J Otorhinolaryngol. 2023;89:101304

  • Multidisciplinary study pre and post orthodontic intervention.

  • Study by using of use videofluoroscopy before and after orthodontic treatment.

  • Rapid maxillary expansion did not influence the studied masticatory and swallowing variables.

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Effect of obesity, lipids and adipokines on allergic rhinitis risk: a Mendelian randomization study
Chenxi Lin, Jia Li, Ye Deng, Xiongwen Li, Shirong Li
Braz J Otorhinolaryngol. 2023;89:101306

  • Obesity and lipids cannot genetically increase the risk of allergic rhinitis.

  • Interleukin-6 might contribute to the development of this disease.

  • Adipocyte fatty acid-binding protein perhaps promoted the onset of this disease.

  • Bonferroni correction had the ability to eliminate these two correlations.

  • The above findings can be instructive for future research on allergic rhinitis.

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High-grade tumor budding is a risk factor for survival in patients with laryngeal squamous cell carcinoma
Li Luo, Honggang Liu
Braz J Otorhinolaryngol. 2023;89:101310

  • Novel prognostic factors need to be developed in laryngeal cancer.

  • Tumor budding is related to smaller tumor cell nest in laryngeal cancer.

  • Tumor budding is related to higher pT stage in laryngeal cancer.

  • Tumor budding is related to the low levels of TILs in laryngeal cancer.

  • Tumor budding may predict recurrence and death of laryngeal cancer patients.

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Reliability of nasofibroscopy for the evaluation of adenoid hypertrophy and its correlation with clinical symptoms
Juliana Pascutti Sant’Ana, Isabella Cristina Fasanella Mastrandonakis, Renata Santos Bittencourt Silva, Andre de Campos Duprat, Caio Gomes Floriano, Marcel Menon Miyake
Braz J Otorhinolaryngol. 2023;89:101307

  • Nasofibroscopy is a reliable test for assessing adenoid hypertrophy in children.

  • No correlation has been demonstrated between adenoid hypertrophy and quality of life.

  • Body mass index as an independent factor in the impact on quality of life.

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A novel mutation in COL1A1 causing osteogenesis imperfecta/hearing loss
Ti-Ti Pan, Lin Han, Hong-Wei Zheng, Zhi-Min Xing, Li-Sheng Yu, Yuan-Jun Liu
Braz J Otorhinolaryngol. 2023;89:101312

  • We report a novel mutation in COL1A1 causing osteogenesis imperfecta/hearing loss.

  • Stapes surgery leads a significant reduction in hearing threshold and air-bone gap.

  • Patients can obtain short- and long-term benefit from the stapes surgery.

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Revisiting the orbital complications of acute rhinosinusitis
Wilma T. Anselmo-Lima, Mateus R. Soares, Jefferson P. Fonseca, Denny M. Garcia, Antonio A. Velasco e Cruz, Edwin Tamashiro, Fabiana C.P. Valera
Braz J Otorhinolaryngol. 2023;89:101316

  • Orbital complications should be monitored by clinical signs and CT findings.

  • ARS is rarely present in patients with eyelid cellulitis.

  • OA is frequently associated with other complications.

  • In front of an OA, surgery and IV antibiotics should be immediately started.

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Evaluation of the relationship between endolymphatic hydrops and hearing loss in Meniere’s disease based on three-dimensional real inversion recovery sequence
Yan Huang, Pengfei Zhao, Zhihao Han, Jing Xie, Yuhe Liu, Shusheng Gong, Zhenchang Wang
Braz J Otorhinolaryngol. 2023;89:101314

  • Endolymphatic Hydrops (EH) in Meniere's Disease (MD) may be related to hearing loss.

  • We investigated the relationship between EH and hearing loss characteristics in MD.

  • Type and site of EH based real IR sequence can indicate the degree of hearing loss in MD.

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Review articles
Effect of melatonin on otoprotection in rodents: a systematic review with meta-analysis
Natália Lombardi Assumpção, Juliana Gusmão de Araújo, Lucieny Silva Martins Serra, Vanessa Veis Ribeiro, Maria Luiza Queiroz Sampaio, Andressa Alves Caram, André Luiz Lopes Sampaio
Braz J Otorhinolaryngol. 2023;89:101288

  • Melatonin provide protection against the ototoxic effects at 5, 6 and 8 kHz.

  • The available paper’s methodology did not meet the rigor for replicability.

  • New studies that establish a dose-effect curve of melatonin should be encouraged.

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Sialendoscopy for treatment of major salivary glands diseases: a comprehensive analysis of published systematic reviews and meta-analyses
Lucas Kallas-Silva, Maria Fernanda Dias Azevedo, Fátima Cristina Mendes de Matos, Silvia Picado Petrarrolha, Rogério Aparecido Dedivitis, Marco Aurélio Vamondes Kulcsar, Leandro Luongo Matos
Braz J Otorhinolaryngol. 2023;89:101293

  • Sialendoscopy was effective and safe in obstructive salivary glands diseases.

  • Although it was an effective intervention, studies showed important heterogeneity.

  • All reviews had critically low quality of evidence when using the AMSTAR-2 tool.

  • We still lack comparative observational and interventional studies in sialendoscopy.

  • Future reviews should follow guidelines to improve study conduction and reporting.

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Cochlear radiation dose and hearing loss in patients with vestibular schwannoma undergoing radiosurgery: systematic review
Gabriela Silva Teixeira Cavalcanti, Andrea Lemos, Eduarda C. Moretti, Camilla Maria G.A. Lucena, João Gabriel R. Gomes, Lílian F. Muniz, Leonardo G.A. Venâncio, Silvio Caldas, Mariana C. Leal
Braz J Otorhinolaryngol. 2023;89:101300

  • The authors are unaware of a similar review until the search date.

  • Cochlear dose measurement method varied between studies.

  • The criterion to define the decline in hearing function also differed between studies.

  • Publication bias was noted in the cohorts due to incomplete presentation of data.

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Brazilian Society of Otology task force – Otosclerosis: evaluation and treatment
Vagner Antonio Rodrigues Silva, Henrique Furlan Pauna, Joel Lavinsky, Guilherme Corrêa Guimarães, Nicolau Moreira Abrahão, Eduardo Tanaka Massuda, Melissa Ferreira Vianna, Cláudio Márcio Yudi Ikino, ... Arthur Menino Castilho
Braz J Otorhinolaryngol. 2023;89:101303

  • There is no evidence that pregnancy increases the risk of developing or worsening otosclerosis.

  • The use of the endoscope in stapes surgery is equally as safe as the use of the microscope.

  • No prosthesis material is superior to another in stapedotomy regarding hearing outcomes.

  • Among nonsurgical treatment options, hearing devices provide the best result.

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Case reports
Pediatric laryngeal embryonal rhabdomyosarcoma
Bruna de Alencar Custodio Lupoli, Bárbara Paiva Mira, Carolina Sponchiado Miura, Elvis Terci Valera, Francesca Maia Faria, Gustavo Santos Boasquevisque, Fabiana Cardoso Pereira Valera
Braz J Otorhinolaryngol. 2023;89:101291
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Sinus pericranii: a case report and literature review
Alan Rodrigues de Almeida Paiva, Eduardo Machado Rossi Monteiro, Tereza Sebastião Nogueira, Matheus Chaves de Oliveira, Pedro Filgueiras de Campos, Rebeca Carolina Campos de Almeida Silva
Braz J Otorhinolaryngol. 2023;89:101305
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Unusual cause of progressing dysphonia and stridor in a child
Marina Paese Pasqualini, Mariele Bressan, João Pedro Neves Lubianca, Talita Lopes Silva, Germana Viana Gomes Foinquinos, José Faibes Lubianca Neto
Braz J Otorhinolaryngol. 2023;89:101308
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Brazilian Journal of Otorhinolaryngology (English Edition)
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