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

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The patient was a 35 year old male who presented with hoarseness.  Rigid video endoscopy revealed a polyp on right vocal cord and a thorn like projection on the corresponding surface of the left true vocal cord. The two lesions were removed with microlaryngeal surgical instruments.  The patient had a marked improvement in his voice after surgery.

Author:  Jayant K. Watve,  Professor and Head, Dept of E.N.T.  Rajarshi Chhatrapati Shahu Maharaj Govt. Medical College (RCSMGMC)  Kolhapur, India. 

Abstract:  A case report and video showing a technique of removing a laryngeal polyp.

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%.   

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