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Comparison of the thermal effects of Coblation and Radiofrequency waves in a porcine turbinate model

REFERENCES 1. Hol MK, Huizing EH. Treatment of inferior turbinate pathology: a review and critical evaluation of the different techniques. Rhinology. 2000;38(4):157-66. 2. Passali D, Loglisci M, Politi L, Passali GC, Kern E. Managing turbinate hypertrophy: coblation vs. radiofrequency treatment. Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol. 2016;273(6):1449-53. DOI: 10.1007/s00405-015-3759-6. Epub 2015 Aug 31. 3. Vogt K, Enache R. Radiofrequency turbinotomy: basic, practice and statistics. Romanian Journal of Rhinology. 2012;2(7):133-8. 4. Cukurova I

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Polysomnography outcomes on patients with obstructive sleep apnea after upper airways repermeabilization surgery

. Permeabilization surgery of the upper respiratory tract and its effects on sleep fragmentation and REM sleep. Romanian Journal of Rhinology. 2017;7(25);47-56. DOI: 10.1515/rjr-2017-0006.

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Literature review. Noninvasive fungal rhinosinusitis

;27(5):1283-1296. 4. Workshop on Fungal Sinusitis. http://www.isham.org/pdf/Report,%20fungal%20sinusitis%20workshop.pdf (vizitat 30.05.2016). 5. Thompson G.R. 3rd, Patterson T.F. - Fungal disease of the nose and paranasal sinuses. J Allergy Clin Immunol., 2012;129(2):321-326. doi: 10.1016/j. jaci.2011.11.039. Epub 2011 Dec 28. 6. Patrascu E., Manea C., Sarafoleanu C. - Difficulties in the diagnosis of fungal rhinosinusitis -Literature review. Romanian Journal of Rhinology, 2016;6(21):11-17. 7. Lop-Gros J., Gras-Cabrerizo J.R., Bothe

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Epistaxis management - our point of view and literature review

Epistaxis. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2015;153(5):851-6. DOI: 10.1177/0194599815589583. Epub 2015 Jun 30. 21. Schreiner L. Complications and errors in the management of nose bleeding (author’s transl). Laryngol Rhinol Otol (Stuttg). 1976;55:257-63. 22. Manea C, Sabaru I, Sanda C. Nasal packing in endonasal surgery - a literature review. Romanian Journal of Rhinology. 2011;1(4):210-4. 23. Moumoulidis I, Draper MR, Patel H, Jani P, Price T. A prospective randomised controlled trial comparing Merocel and Rapid Rhino nasal tampons in the treatment of

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The diagnosis of a cervical tumefaction in children

. Murthy P., Shenoy P., Khan N.A. - First branchial fistula in a child - a modified surgical technique. J Laryngol Otol., 1994;108:1078-80. 17. Mitroi M., Dumitrescu D., Simionescu C., Popescu C., Mogoanta C., Cioroianu L., Surlin C., Capitanescu A., Gerogescu M. - Management of second branchial cleft anomalies. Romanian Journal of Morphology and Embryology, 2008;49(1):69-74. 18. Koeller K.K., Alamo L., Adair C.F., Smirniotopoulos J.G. - Congenital cystic masses of the neck: radiologic-pathologic correlation. Radiographics, 1999

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Hereditary angioedema - an otolaryngologist’s perspective

References 1. Moldovan D., Bara N., Gábos G., Mihály E. - Deaths caused by Hereditary Angioedema Attacks. Data from the Romanian HAE Registry. Revista Societatii Romane de Alergologie si Imunologie Clinica, 2015;XII(2):24-26. 2. Bygum A., Aygören-Pürsün E., Caballero T., Beusterien K., Gholizadeh S., Musingarimi P., Wait S., Boysen H. - The hereditary angioedema burden of illness study in Europe (HAE-BOIS-Europe): background and methodology. BMC Dermatol., 2012;12:4. doi: 10.1186/1471-5945-12-4. 3. Ghazi A

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The role of cartilage and bone allografts in nasal reconstruction

REFERENCES 1. Ozkan O., Coskunfirat O.K., Ozkan O. - Midface Reconstruction. Semin Plast Surg., 2010;24(2):181-187. 2. Michelotti B., Mackay D. - Nasal reconstruction. Clin Anat., 2012;25(1):86-98. 3. Yadav P. - Head and neck reconstruction. Indian J Plast Surg., 2013;46(2):275-282. 4. Ionita S., Lascar I. - Clinical study regarding nasal reconstruction methods. Romanian Journal of Rhinology, 2015;5(17):37-44. 5. Rodriguez E.D., Losee J.E., Neligan P.C. - Plastic Surgery: Volume 3: Craniofacial, Head and Neck Surgery and Pediatric

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An unusual combined parotideal and neck abscess - Case report

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Cervical and parotideal abscess is a rare finding in all populations and even more so in the paediatric population. The antibiotic resistance of the bacteria that cause these diseases can make it very dangerous. We present a paediatric case in which there is a combined left-cervical and parotideal abscess in a female 3-month-old baby who presented fever, pain and cervical swelling.

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Odontogenic myxoma invading the maxillary sinus – Case presentation

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Tumors of the maxillary sinus pose difficult challenges in a young patient. Our paper presents a very rare case of an odontogenic myxoma extended to the maxillary sinus, in a 14-year-old girl. The clinical picture suggested a malignancy or a local infection. The surgical removal was complete and the diagnosis was confirmed by immunohistochemistry. Discussions are made from the perspective of already published cases. A review of the disease is performed.

CONCLUSION. Myxoma is a benign but aggressive tumor, needing complete surgical excision for a good long-term outcome.

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Stent technique for endoscopic dacryocystorhinostomy – Our expertise

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BACKGROUND. Endoscopic dacryocystorhinostomy is known to be the ideal treatment for saccal and postsaccal stenosis of the lacrimal apparatus. Following this surgery, an important inconvenient would be the stenosis of the created ostium with consecutive epiphora.

MATERIAL AND METHODS. 20 patients with chronic unilateral lacrimal duct obstruction were operated in “Prof. Dr. D. Hociota” Institute of Phono-Audiology and Functional ENT Surgery, Department I, between January 2015 and July 2015. After creating the dacryocystorhinostoma, a stent was inserted transnasally to the bottom edge of the lacrimal sac and positioned to the bony margin of the ostium. Stents used varied in size from 1 to 3 mm in diameter. We followed-up our patients at 2 weeks and 1, 3, 6 months, assessing the symptoms of the lacrimal apparatus, especially the epiphora.

RESULTS. The mean age of patients varied between 31 and 65. Most of our patients were women (n=14). In a total number of 16 patients epiphora disappeared, it decreased in 2 patients, and persisted in 2 patients. There were two patients with no changes who have spontaneously eliminated the stent 2 or 3 days after the surgery. The most widely used stent size was 3 mm diameter, with a success rate of 90%.

CONCLUSION. The endoscopic approach may be an effective procedure in patients with pathologies of the lacrimal apparatus. In order to achieve an efficient result, both a preoperative rigorous preparation and also postoperative medical care are necessary. In conclusion, ostium stenting represents a better way to ensure a longer period of maintaining the permeability of the lacrimal apparatus.

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