Author:  Kevin T Kavanagh, MD, MS, FACS.   Clinical Associate Professor, University of Kentucky, Department of Surgery, Division of Otolaryngology.  Somerset, KY, USA.

Abstract:  A treatment protocol for chronic otitis media is described using Gentian Violet, Ketoconazole Cream and iodine and dexamethasone drops.  Because of the ototoxic nature of Gentian Violet. It should not be used in patients with tympanic membrane perforations

Authors:  Sinha V.*, Chhaya V.**, Mehta K.***, Prajapati V.***, Patel P.***, & Patil S.***
* Dean & Professor, ** Professor & Head, ***Resident

From: Department of Otorhinolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery
M.P. Shah Medical College, Saurashtra university, Jamnagar (Gujarat) India

Author:  Kapre, Madan - Director, Neeti Clinics,  Nagpur, Maharashtra, India

Abstract:  This article presents the importance of surgical anatomy of the superior and inferior thyroid arteries for the preservation of the parathyroid glands during total thyroidectomy.  A superior to inferior surgical dissection technique is described for the preservation of these glands.   Following the principles outlined in this report the the incidence of post-operative hypoparathyroidism decreased by 77%.   

Author:  Kapre, Madan - Director, Neeti Clinics,  Nagpur, Maharashtra, India

Abstract:  A concise logical review of the evaluation of a patient with a thyroid nodule is presented.  Important items in the physical examination and history are presented along with the techniques of fine needle biopsy of the thyroid and thyroid ultrasonography.  Three cases are presented: One of a patient with a right true vocal cord paralysis due to papillary carcinoma, another with a thyroid nodule and a third with tubercular lymphadenitis presenting as a possible thyroid mass.  

Authors: Caner Sahin*, Yavuz Fuat Yilmaz*, Ali Titiz*,  Ramazan Ocalan*, Muge Ozcan**
*  Attending Otolaryngologist,  **  Associate Professor

Institution: Ankara Numune Education and Research Hospital 1st ENT Clinic, Ankara, Turkey

Correspondence Author Dr. Caner Sahin
Akat street 3/7 Cebeci, Ankara  (Turkey)
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Phone: +90 505 2400746

Author:  Milan Stankovic,
ENT Clinic Nis, University of Nis, Serbia

Author's Contact Information:  Milan Stankovic, ORL Clinic, Medical Faculty Nis, Serbia
Pustorecka 33, 18 000 Nis, Serbia
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Author:  Dr. Jayant Watve M.S. (E.N.T.)
Assoc. Prof. Dr. D.Y.Patil Medical College, Kolhapur, India

Abstract: The management of puberphonia (the persistence of a high-pitched voice in males past puberty) has in the past been speech therapy.  The author presents his results using an alternate surgery which involves performance of a direct laryngoscopy and stretching of the patient's vocal cords.  Ten patients are reported and nine patients had good improvement in their voice with one or two treatments.

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