January 14, 2022

Jim Connors Benefits from Minimally Invasive Sialendoscopy

A relatively small percentage of sialolithiasis, or salivary gland stones, involves the largest salivary glands, the parotids, with symptoms that include painful swelling at meal times. “Although I didn’t have pain, my left cheek would swell up right before I…

November 30, 2021

Multidisciplinary Removal of a Large Carotid Body Tumor

In 2009, at the age of 31, Diona Manning underwent a tonsillectomy. Prior to the surgery, her ENT found a small, asymptomatic carotid body tumor where her left carotid artery branches into smaller vessels that carry blood to the brain….

November 2, 2021

Minimally Invasive Sialendoscopy Provides Relief for Aster Kebreab

For nearly a decade, Aster Kebreab’s right cheek swelled when she ate, and if she pressed on it, it was painful. During those years she saw her dentist, an allergist, and several ENTs, all of whom prescribed various antibiotics.  “The…

October 8, 2021

The Greatest Gift: Bilateral Cochlear Implants Help a Toddler Meet Her Milestones

When Lucy Laker failed her newborn hearing screening twice, her pediatrician referred her to Audrey Taylor, AuD, at UT Physicians Audiology for auditory brainstem response (ABR) testing. Dr. Taylor confirmed Lucy’s hearing loss in December 2019, with a natural sleep…

September 16, 2021

UT Physicians Audiologist Looks Beyond Hearing Loss to Resources for Life

In 2014, Haley Woodfin, then a freshman in college, started having surprising symptoms of chronic rhinosinusitis, accompanied by fever and ongoing general illness. She underwent a number of surgeries, including balloon sinuplasty, placement of an ear tube, rhinoplasty for a…

August 20, 2021

Ten Years Out, Jim Finley Looks Back on Beating Cancer

Jim Finley, who has been in the newspaper business for more than 36 years, writes a humor column for the Baytown Sun, a community newspaper published three days a week in Baytown, Texas, 25 miles east of Houston. In September…

July 11, 2021

Advanced Imaging and Surgical Skill Ensures Successful Removal of a Parathyroid Adenoma

When Joselyn Lee’s calcium levels were high in 2018, her endocrinologist referred her to Kunal Jain, MD, a head and neck cancer surgeon in the Department of Otorhinolaryngology at McGovern Medical School at UTHealth, who also specializes in parathyroid surgery….

July 11, 2021

A Patient Regains Her Hearing After Sudden Sensorineural Hearing Loss

Kristine Carioggia had just made a career change from medical device rep to home-based monitoring of remote transmissions from pacemakers, defibrillators, and implantable heart monitors, when she suffered a severe migraine. “I hadn’t had a migraine in a while, and…

June 1, 2021

Endoscopic Surgery for a Rare Presentation of Sinonasal Osteoma

When Phoebe Murphy first complained of headaches, her parents, both of whom suffer from migraines, thought she might have inherited the tendency.  “We spent two years trying different medications for her headaches, but nothing relieved them,” says Phoebe’s mother, Jeannie…

May 21, 2021

Minimally Invasive In-office Treatment for Nasal Polyps

Rick Jackson was failing maximal medical treatment and well on his way to a third trip to the OR for nasal polyposis, when his rhinologist Martin J. Citardi, MD, suggested that he try SINUVA®. The corticosteroid-eluting implant is indicated for…