Category Archives: Otolaryngology

PREPRINT RELEASE: Laser Stapedotomy for Otosclerosis

Laser Stapedotomy for Otosclerosis
Duke University Medical Center
Calhoun D. Cunningham III, MD
C. Scott Brown, MD
Department of Surgery
Division of Head and Neck Surgery & Communication Sciences

In a staple surgery for conductive hearing loss, Dr. Calhoun Cunningham III performs a laser stapedotomy and prosthesis placement via transcanal approach. A thickened footplate does not preclude its success in alleviating the patient's longstanding hearing loss.

PREPRINT RELEASE: Middle Fossa Approach to Repair Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak

Middle Fossa Approach to Repair Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak
Duke University Medical Center
Calhoun D. Cunningham III, MD
C. Scott Brown, MD
Department of Surgery
Division of Head and Neck Surgery & Communication Sciences

Dr. Calhoun Cunningham III performs a repair of a cerebrospinal fluid leak into the mastoid cavity by way of a middle fossa craniotomy. His novel use of bone and fascia grafts allows for autologous closure. 

PREPRINT RELEASE: Laser Excision of Glomus Tympanicum (Transcanal Approach)

Laser Excision of Glomus Tympanicum (Transcanal Approach)
Duke University Medical Center
Calhoun D. Cunningham III MD
C. Scott Brown MD
Department of Surgery
Division of Head and Neck Surgery & Communication Sciences

A patient with pulsatile tinnitus is found to have a glomus tympanicum tumor of the right ear. Calhoun Cunningham III, MD performs a transcanal resection of the mass using the KTP laser.

PREPRINT RELEASE: Botox Injection

Botox Injection
Duke University Medical Center
Charles R. Woodard MD
C. Scott Brown MD
Helen A. Moses MD

Department of Surgery
Division of Head and Neck Surgery & Communication Sciences

Facial plastics surgeon Charles Woodard, MD instructs his residents on the principles of facial analysis. He then demonstrates the proper technique for administration of Botox during an injection workshop. While typically associated with facial wrinkles, Botox may also be used to help treat blepharospasm as well as migraine headaches.

 

PREPRINT RELEASE: Cochlear Implant

Cochlear Implant
Duke University Medical Center

Calhoun D. Cunningham III, MD
C. Scott Brown MD

Department of Surgery
Division of Head and Neck Surgery & Communication Sciences

Dr. Cunningham demonstrates the round window approach for placement of an Advanced Bionics Cochlear Implant into the right ear of a patient with severe to profound sensorineural hearing loss. Emphasis on surgical anatomy and technique is emphasized as he performs this delicate neurotological procedure.

PREPRINT RELEASE: DCR and Nasolacrimal System (Cadaver)

DCR and Nasolacrimal System (Cadaver)
Duke University Medical Center
Matthew D Ellison MD
Department of Surgery
Division of Head and Neck Surgery & Communication Sciences

Dr. Ellison leads the residents at Duke University in performing a dacryocystorhinostomy
while identifying the relevant nasolacrimal anatomy. Use of picture-in-picture offers our viewers insight into how the lower canaliculus probe is managed with endoscopic assistance.

PREPRINT RELEASE: Parotid Dissection (Cadaver)

Parotid Dissection (Cadaver)
Duke University Medical Center
Ramon M Esclamado MD, MS
Professor, Department of Surgery
Chief, Division of Head and Neck Surgery & Communication Sciences

Dr. Esclamado instructs a cadaver lab at Duke University Hospital to assist resident training on a standard parotid dissection. The approach should be adjusted depending on tumor malignancy, as Dr. Esclamado explains.

PREPRINT RELEASE: Frontal Sinus Dissection (Cadaver)

Frontal Sinus Dissection (Cadaver)
Duke University Medical Center
Ralph Abi-Hachem MD, MS
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Division of Head and Neck Surgery & Communication Sciences

Dr. Abi Hachem engages the ENT residents at Duke University Hospital, instructing them on how to dissect the nasal cavity to expose the frontal sinus, and identifying relevant anatomy along the way.

PREPRINT RELEASE: Ethmoid Artery Anatomy

Ethmoid Artery Anatomy
Duke University Medical Center
Dr. Jeevan Ramakrishnan
Department of Surgery
Division of Head and Neck Surgery & Communication Sciences

Dr. Ramakrishnan explores a cadaveric ethmoid sinus to identify clinically relevant arterial anatomy for the ENT residents at Duke University Hospital.

PREPRINT RELEASE: Thyroidectomy (Cadaver)

Thyroidectomy (Cadaver)
Duke University Medical Center
Daniel J. Rocke MD, JD,
Department of Surgery
Division of Head and Neck Surgery & Communication Sciences
C. Scott Brown MD,
Department of Surgery
Division of Head and Neck Surgery & Communication Sciences

Dr. Rocke instructs a cadaver lab at Duke University to train the residents on the finer points of a standard thyroidectomy. Anatomy is better visualized with the help of overlaying illustrations during the procedure.