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January 2021, Vol 147, No. 1, Pages 3-116

Viewpoint

Delays to Low-risk Thyroid Cancer Treatment During COVID-19—Refocusing From What Has Been Lost to What May Be Learned and Gained

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2021;147(1):5-6. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2020.3878

This Viewpoint examines the potential benefits that delaying low-risk thyroid surgical procedures may provide for patients as the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic continues to alter treatment timelines.

Editorial

Clinician Be My Guide in Active Surveillance of Papillary Thyroid Microcarcinoma

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2021;147(1):7-8. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2020.4237
Original Investigation

Effect of Vitamin B12 Injection on the Vocal Performance of Professional Singers: A Randomized, Double-blind, Placebo-Controlled, Crossover Trial

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2021;147(1):9-15. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2020.4026

This randomized clinical trial assesses the presence and magnitude of the effect of empirical vitamin B12 injection on the vocal performance of singers.

Outcomes of Patients With Single-Node Metastasis of Human Papillomavirus–Related Oropharyngeal Cancer Treated With Transoral Surgery

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2021;147(1):16-22. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2020.3870

This cohort study evaluates recurrence and survival in patients with human papillomavirus–related oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma with single–lymph node metastasis treated with transoral surgery.

Subtotal Petrosectomy and Cochlear Implantation: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2021;147(1):23-33. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2020.3380

This systematic review and meta-analysis provide an overview of indications for and complications of subtotal petrosectomy and cochlear implantation and compare outcomes between single vs multistage procedures and between pediatric vs adult populations.

Association of Hypertension With the Risk and Severity of Epistaxis

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2021;147(1):34-40. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2020.2906

This cohort study uses a nationwide population cohort to evaluate the risk of epistaxis in patients with hypertension and assesses the association of hypertension with the methods of managing epistaxis.

Timing, Complications, and Safety of Tracheotomy in Critically Ill Patients With COVID-19

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2021;147(1):41-48. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2020.3641

This cohort study assesses the complications, safety, and timing of tracheotomy performed for critically ill patients with COVID-19.

Association Between Olfactory Dysfunction and Mortality in US Adults

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2021;147(1):49-55. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2020.3502

This cohort study investigates the association of olfactory dysfunction with all-cause 5-year mortality in US adults 40 years or older.

Cochlear Implantation in Children With Single-Sided Deafness: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2021;147(1):58-69. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2020.3852

This systematic review and meta-analysis evaluates the speech perception, sound localization, device use, and subjective outcomes reported in published studies of pediatric patients who received a cochlear implant for single-sided deafness.

Evaluation of the Incidence and Potential Mechanisms of Tracheal Complications in Patients With COVID-19

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2021;147(1):70-76. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2020.4148

This cohort study evaluates whether patients with COVID-19 have a higher incidence of full-thickness tracheal lesions and tracheoesophageal fistulas than matched controls and investigates potential mechanisms.

Thyroid Cancer Active Surveillance Program Retention and Adherence in Japan

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2021;147(1):77-84. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2020.4200

This cohort study examines the use of ultrasonography in an active surveillance program to suggest continued surveillance vs surgery in patients with low-risk papillary thyroid cancer.

Invited Commentary

The Specter of Olfactory Impairment: Lessons About Mortality in Older US Adults

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2021;147(1):56-57. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2020.3745
Review

Swallowing and Communication Management of Tracheostomy and Laryngectomy in the Context of COVID-19: A Review

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2021;147(1):85-90. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2020.3720

This review synthesizes the literature regarding tracheostomy and laryngectomy management in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Clinical Challenge

Radiology

An Unusual Retropharyngeal Lesion

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2021;147(1):91-92. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2020.2703

A female smoker in her 50s was referred for hyperparathyroidism and a multinodular goiter. What is your diagnosis?

Pathology

A Painful Right Maxillary Swelling

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2021;147(1):93-94. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2020.2967

A 19-year-old woman presented with a 3-month history of right-sided maxillary pain and swelling, and an impacted right maxillary first premolar. What is your diagnosis?

Radiology

A Young Patient With Painless Neck Swelling

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2021;147(1):95-96. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2020.1595

A 7-year-old girl presents with painless neck swelling for 2 months; examination and workup findings include submandibular space swelling, leukocytosis with neutrophilia, anemia, and enlarged hyperemic lymph nodes. What is your diagnosis?

Radiology

Newborn With Unilateral Exophthalmos and Rapidly Growing Parotid Mass

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2021;147(1):97-98. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2020.3763

A newborn has unilateral exophthalmos and a rapidly growing parotid mass. What is your diagnosis?

Research Letter

Prevalence of Xerostomia Among Cochlear Implant Recipients

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2021;147(1):99-101. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2020.3409

This cross-sectional study examines the prevlance of xerostomia in adult cochlear implant recipients.

Association of Study Methods and Industry Sponsorship With Inconsistent Performance of Molecular Assays for Indeterminate Thyroid Nodules

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2021;147(1):101-103. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2020.3252

This meta-analysis examines the association of methodologic differences in study design with observed performance of molecular assays for indeterminate thyroid nodules.

Observation

From the American Head and Neck Society

Pediatric Unicentric Castleman Disease of the Temporalis Muscle

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2021;147(1):103-104. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2020.1929

This case report describes a man who first presented with unicentric Castleman disease at age 12 years who presented at age 25 years with compressive symptoms during mastication and asymmetry of the temporal region.

Reconstruction of Nasopharynx Defect Using a Free Flap After Endoscopic Nasopharyngectomy—Feasibility and Technical Considerations

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2021;147(1):104-106. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2020.2187

This case report describes of a man in his 60s with nasopharyngeal carcinoma who underwent concurrent chemoradiotherapy and subsequently developed local recurence.

Sinonasal Teratocarcinosarcoma—A Rare and Highly Aggressive Neoplasm

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2021;147(1):106-108. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2020.2413

This case report describes a man in his 20s who presented with a 2-month history of epistaxis and progressive nasal obstruction and was subsequently diagnosed with a sinonasal teratocarcinosarcoma.

Comment & Response

Use of Bookwalter Retractor to Create a Working Space for Tracheostomy During the Coronavirus Disease 2019 Pandemic

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2021;147(1):108. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2020.3589

Use of Bookwalter Retractor to Create a Working Space for Tracheostomy During the Coronavirus Disease 2019 Pandemic—Reply

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2021;147(1):109. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2020.3593

Understanding COVID-19–Related Olfactory Dysfunction

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2021;147(1):109. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2020.4269

Understanding COVID-19–Related Olfactory Dysfunction—Reply

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2021;147(1):109-110. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2020.4272

Regarding Use of Topical Steroids in Patients With COVID-19–Associated Olfactory Loss

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2021;147(1):110. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2020.4275

Regarding Use of Topical Steroids in Patients With COVID-19–Associated Olfactory Loss—Reply

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2021;147(1):110-111. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2020.4276
Correction

Error in Author Byline Order

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2021;147(1):111. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2020.4751

Errors in Age Ranges

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2021;147(1):111. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2020.4882

Error in Figure

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2021;147(1):111. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2020.5024
JAMA Otolaryngology Patient Page

What Are Ear Tubes?

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2021;147(1):116. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2020.2753

This Patient Page describes the risks and benefits of ear tube use for treatment of hearing loss and ear infections.

JAMA Otolaryngology–Head & Neck Surgery Masthead

JAMA Otolaryngology–Head & Neck Surgery

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2021;147(1):3. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2020.3342
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