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Journal: Acta otorrinolaringologica espanola


Introduction and objectives: Behçet disease (BD) is a systemic immune-mediated vasculitis of unknown origin characterised by recurrent orogenital ulceration, ocular inflammation and skin lesions. The aim of our study was to identify ear, nose and throat (ENT) manifestations associated with BD.

Concepts: Inflammation, Rheumatoid arthritis, Tinnitus, Otolaryngology


It is unknown if patients who suffer from laryngeal cancer and undergo total laryngectomy experience as much emotional shock and psychological distress as patients with cancers in other locations do. The aim of the study was to identify the incidence of emotional and psychological disorders in laryngectomized patients and describe their symptomatological nuances.

Concepts: Psychology, Cancer, Oncology, Palliative care, Abnormal psychology, Psychiatry


It has been a long time since subjective tinnitus cases were described for the first time but they still lack a treatment with proven effectiveness. The main goal of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of cognitive behavioural therapy in these patients.

Concepts: Tinnitus


Vestibular schwannoma is the most frequent cerebellopontine angle tumor. The aim of our study is to reflect our experience in the surgical treatment of this tumor MATERIAL AND METHODS: Retrospective study of 420 vestibular schwannomas operated in our hospital between 1994-2014. We include tumor size, preoperative hearing, surgical approaches, definitive facial and hearing functional results, and complications due to surgery.

Concepts: Hospital, Surgery, Al-Andalus, Neurosurgery, Vestibular schwannoma, Schwannoma


Bisphosphonates are widely prescribed drugs whose principal capacity is inhibiting the osteoclast function. In 2003 a complication related to their administration, bisphosphonate-related osteonecrosis of the jaw (BRONJ), was described. The objectives of this study were to identify diagnosed cases of BRONJ in a third-level hospital over 8years, evaluating the main features in relation to the disease, the bisphosphonate and the presence of local or general risk factors that could trigger the BRONJ.

Concepts: Bisphosphonate, Osteoporosis, Pharmacology, Medicine, Epidemiology, The Canon of Medicine, Retrospective, Ring


Total laryngectomy (TL) and postoperative radiotherapy (RT), when indicated, have proven to be effective in treating cases of locally advanced laryngeal cancer. The aim of this study was to analyse the oncological outcomes of this procedure in patients with laryngeal cancer classified T3 and T4a.

Concepts: Cancer, Oncology, Chemotherapy, Trigraph


Vestibular rehabilitation therapy is an exercise-based programme designed to promote central nervous system compensation for inner ear deficit. The objective of the present study was to analyse the differences in the perception of handicap, the risk of falls, and gaze stability in patients diagnosed with chronic unilateral vestibular hypofunction before and after vestibular rehabilitation treatment with complementary Wii(®) therapy.

Concepts: Central nervous system, Nervous system, Present, Psychology, Brain, Medical terms, Sense, Inner ear


Early detection and appropriate treatment of hearing loss are essential to minimise the consequences of hearing loss. In addition to conventional audiometry (125-8,000Hz), extended high-frequency audiometry (9,000-20,000Hz) is available. This type of audiometry may be useful in early diagnosis of hearing loss in certain conditions, such as the ototoxic effect of cisplatin-based treatment, noise exposure or oral misunderstanding, especially in noisy environments. Eleven examples are shown in which extended high-frequency audiometry has been useful in early detection of hearing loss, despite the subject having a normal conventional audiometry. The goal of the present paper was to highlight the importance of the extended high-frequency audiometry examination for it to become a standard tool in routine audiological examinations.

Concepts: Decision theory, Otology, Tinnitus, Utility, Audiogram, Hearing, Noise pollution, Audiology


Assessment of factors related to pharyngeal anatomy and surgical technique as possible causes of post-tonsillectomy pain.

Concepts: Medicine, Surgery, Physician, Dentistry


The high variability of sinonasal anatomy requires the best knowledge of its three-dimensional (3D) conformation to perform surgery more safely and efficiently. The aim of the study was to validate the utility of Osirix(®) and stereolithography in improving endoscopic sinonasal surgery planning.