May 9, 2022

Repair of a Left Ethmoid Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak

For months, Janie Lee’s nose wouldn’t stop running. Clear fluid ran from her left nostril during the day and down her throat at night. A nurse at Woodland Heights Medical Center in Lufkin, Texas, Lee stuffed tissue in her nostrils…

May 9, 2022

Management of Maxillofacial Gunshot Wounds Requiring Free Tissue Transfer

Physician researchers at McGovern Medical School at UTHealth have shown that free flaps can be used safely and effectively in secondary head and neck reconstruction following gunshot wounds (GSW). The study results, presented at the spring meeting of American Academy…

May 9, 2022

An ARS Research Grant Allows a Resident to Test AI and Machine Learning to Identify Tumor Sites

Researchers in the Department of Otorhinolaryngology at McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston are investigating the use of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning to identify attachment sites for inverted papillomas. Arising in the nasal cavity and paranasal sinuses, papillomas…

May 9, 2022

Recap: AAO Panel Discussion on In-Office ENT Procedures

For the past 5 years, Amber Luong, MD, PhD, professor and vice chair for research in the Department of Otorhinolaryngology at McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston, has organized a panel discussion on in-office procedures at the annual meeting of…

April 20, 2022

Elliott and Elizabeth: Managing Sensorineural Hearing Loss in Siblings

When Elizabeth Maddox failed her newborn hearing screening after an early delivery by cesarean section, her pediatrician referred her to Audrey Taylor, AuD, with UT Physicians Audiology, the clinical practice of McGovern Medical School at UTHealth. This was familiar territory…

April 20, 2022

NSAIDS Prove Effective for Pain Control Following Common ENT Surgeries

Both a non-narcotic and a narcotic pain medication provided the same relief after nasal and sinus surgery in a randomized, controlled study conducted by physician researchers in the Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at McGovern Medical School at UTHealth….

April 20, 2022

Aerosol-Generating Procedures Presentation Garners a First-Place HSO Resident Research Award

The Houston Society of Otolaryngology awarded chief otorhinolaryngology resident Bailey LeConte, MD, its first-place research award for her presentation on aerosol-generating procedures (AGPs) at the organization’s annual resident research competition. Her research was published as a letter to the editor…

April 19, 2022

Dr. William Yao Named a Castle Connolly Rising Star

Rhinologist William C. Yao, MD, co-director of the UTHealth Rhinology and Skull Base Fellowship in the Department of Otorhinolaryngology at McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston, has been named among 2021 Castle Connolly Rising Stars. The awardees are recognized throughout…

March 9, 2022

Reconstructive Rhinoplasty Gives a Young Girl Her Confidence Back

In mid-December 2020, 13-year-old Leighia Robles was crossing the street to get the mail when a pick-up truck approached her head on. She jumped out of the way but was hit in the face by the side-view mirror, crushing her…

March 9, 2022

Endoscopic Surgery for a Large Laryngeal Neurofibroma

Neurofibromas of the larynx are extremely rare in the pediatric population, with few cases reported in the literature. When a five-year-old girl with neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF-1) presented with a large laryngeal mass, physicians in the Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and…