Category Archives: Announcement

PREPRINT RELEASE: Anterior Skull Base Resection of Esthesioneuroblastoma (Endoscopic)

Anterior Skull Base Resection of Esthesioneuroblastoma (Endoscopic)

David W. Jang, MD
Head and Neck Surgery & Communication Sciences
Duke University

Ali R. Zomorodi, MD
Neurosurgery
Duke University

C. Scott Brown, MD
Resident Physician
Head and Neck Surgery & Communication Sciences
Duke University

Feras Ackall, MD
Resident Physician
Head and Neck Surgery & Communication Sciences
Duke University

A patient with anosmia and intermittent epistaxis is found to have an esthesioneuroblastoma. Rhinologist and skull base specialist Dr. David Jang facilitates exposure for neurosurgeon Dr. Ali Zomorodi in this endoscopic, transnasal approach to the anterior skull base. #ENT #Neurosurgery #Duke

PREPRINT RELEASE: Transmastoid Repair of Superior Semicircular Canal Dehiscence

Transmastoid Repair of Superior Semicircular Canal Dehiscence
Duke University Medical Center

David M. Kaylie, MD, MS
Associate Professor of Surgery1
C. Scott Brown, MD
Resident Physician1

1Division of Head and Neck Surgery & Communication Sciences

Dr. David Kaylie repairs a superior semicircular canal dehiscence via a transmastoid approach in a patient who experienced autophany and aural fullness by plugging the anterior and posterior limbs of the canal. #neurotology #ENT #Duke

PREPRINT RELEASE: Right Laparoscopic Adrenalectomy

Right Laparoscopic Adrenalectomy
Massachusetts General Hospital

Richard Hodin, MD
Professor of Surgery
Harvard Medical School

In this case, a 58-year-old female was found to have hyperaldosteronism, and a CT scan revealed bilateral cortical adenomas. Here, Dr. Richard Hodin, MD, walks the viewer through the analysis of adrenal vein sampling and performs a right laparoscopic adrenalectomy at MGH.

PREPRINT RELEASE: Right Posterior Retroperitoneoscopic Adrenalectomy

Right Posterior Retroperitoneoscopic Adrenalectomy
Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale New Haven

Tobias Carling, MD, PhD, FACS
Associate Professor of Surgery
Yale School of Medicine

One of the early adaptors of the approach, Tobias Carling, MD, PhD, FACS, performs a right posterior retroperitoneoscopic adrenalectomy on a patient that presented with subclinical Cushing's syndrome. Specifically, she had elevated urinary cortisol, failed a dexamethasone suppression test, and had a growing adrenal tumor as revealed by serial imaging. Due to the patient’s anatomy, Dr. Carling used a lateral approach to ligating the right adrenal vein; this video includes his usual medial approach as an additional module.

PREPRINT RELEASE: Hypoglossal Nerve Stimulator

Hypoglossal Nerve Stimulator
Duke University Medical Center

Russel Kahmke, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery1
Adam Honeybrook, MBBS
Resident Physician1
C. Scott Brown, MD
Resident Physician1

1Division of Head and Neck Surgery & Communication Sciences

Dr. Russel Kahmke implants a hypoglossal nerve stimulator in a patient with obstructive sleep apnea. He is one of only several surgeons currently performing this procedure in North Carolina. 

PREPRINT RELEASE: Mako Robotic Arm Assisted Total Knee Arthroplasty

Mako Robotic Arm Assisted Total Knee Arthroplasty
Tufts Medical Center
Jeffrey S. Zarin, MD
Chief, Division of Arthroplasty

In this case a 66-year-old patient presents with arthritis predominantly in the medial compartment. Dr. Jeffrey Zarin explains how to use the Mako robot to precisely plan and perform a total knee arthroplasty surgery on this patient. Preoperatively, he uses a CT scan to create a model of the patient in order to determine the appropriate implant size, and intraoperatively, he utilizes the Mako robot to assist in ligament and gap balancing, perform the osteotomies, and make precise corrections. 

PREPRINT RELEASE: Minimally Invasive Parathyroidectomy under Local Cervical Block

Minimally Invasive Parathyroidectomy under Local Cervical Block
Yale School of Medicine
Tobias Carling, MD, PhD, FACS
Associate Professor of Surgery

A 60-year-old female’s biochemical workup concluded she had primary hyperparathyroidism, and preoperative images suggested a left lower parathyroid lesion. Consequently, Dr. Tobias Carling performed a minimally invasive parathyroidectomy under local cervical anesthesia while preserving the esophagus and recurrent laryngeal nerve. Intraoperative PTH proved complete resection.

Pilot Study Finds Watching JOMI Videos Improves Understanding of Surgical Concepts

“Utility of Annotated Surgical Case Videos for Resident Education: A Pilot Study” – presented by C. Scott Brown, MD at the Combined Otolaryngology Spring Meetings on April 19th & 20th.

Dr. C. Scott Brown at Duke used JOMI “to assess the educational value of annotated surgical videos on the comprehension of surgical anatomy and operative procedures.” The results: residents went from scoring 59.4% on a test before watching JOMI content to 93.6% afterwards (p = 0.001). The video used was Dr. Cunningham III and Dr. Brown’s “Laser Excision of Glomus Tympanicum (Transcanal Approach).”

While this was a small study, we are very excited to see the impact of video education (and especially JOMI articles) being rigorously quantified!