CT is the diagnostic test of choice in elucidating stapes surgery failure (with persistent or recurrent conductive hearing loss), whereas SSCD should be systematically considered among its causes.
Lacrimal tumors should be considered in the differential diagnosis of a banal chronic epiphora. The ENT practitioner must associate this factor to any clinical evaluation. The management of these lesions requires a complete surgical resection, routinely associated with postoperative radiation.
Lack of specific clinical and radiological signs makes the diagnostic challenging. The adenoid cystic carcinoma is a rare neoplasm of the external auditory canal. An initial aggressive wide "en bloc" surgical resection is mandatory.
CT scan demonstrated its great value in the evaluation of the patient with a neck mass.
In the context of hearing loss complicating otosclerosis surgery, an imaging workup should include a CT scan. In case of a suspected expansive and inflammatory mass, it should be completed by an MRI (CISS sequence and gadolinium injection). An inflammatory lesion of the inner ear could indicate extensive pseudotumor.
CT scan permits diagnosis of radicular cyst invading maxillary sinus, in the event of obscured maxillary sinus, when double dense thin rim corresponding to the repulsed wall of the sinus is looking.
Even if intrathyroid metastasis are rare, the practitioner must suggest the diagnosis if the patient had a thyroid tumor and a past history of cancer. A fine-needle aspiration can help the diagnosis. The surgical management is recommended for isolated metastasis to the thyroid gland especially in renal cancer.
The systematic cervical lymph node dissection remains the most effective means to obtain the neck control of squamous cell cancers of the oral cavity. It however was applied without therapeutic value for 45% of the patients of this series. The validation of the sentinel node concept as a method of cervical staging should make it possible to avoid t...
The cases described suggest that systematic dosage of Willebrand factor before septorhinoplasty could be advantageous and that functional prognosis can be impaired by uncontrolled epistaxis.