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PREPRINT RELEASE: Partial Glossectomy

Partial Glossectomy
Duke University Medical Center
Liana Puscas, MD, MHS
Associate Director, Otolaryngology Residency Program
Associate Professor of Surgery
C. Scott Brown, MD
Department of Surgery
Division of Head and Neck Surgery & Communication Sciences

A patient presented with a well-circumscribed lesion of her tongue that had been interfering with eating as it grew. After an in-office biopsy that diagnosed it as metastatic breast cancer, Dr. Liana Puscas and her resident perform a partial glossectomy to alleviate the patient’s symptoms.

PREPRINT RELEASE: Endolymphatic Sac Decompression

Endolymphatic Sac Decompression
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 intractable Meniere’s disease presents for decompression of the endolymphatic sac. Dr. Calhoun Cunningham demonstrates the anatomical boundaries of the sac and explains his approach of stenting the sac open in order to alleviate the patient’s symptoms.

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.