Winter 2017

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News for Physicians from Johns Hopkins Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery

Predicting the Future for HPV-Related Cancers

Otolaryngologist–head and neck surgeon Carole Fakhry and colleagues are working on methods to predict recurrence and long-term survival in patients with this subset of cancers. The goal: to determine how aggressive treatment should be.

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Articles in this Issue

  • Advising the White House on Hearing Loss

    Otolaryngologist–head and neck surgeon Frank Lin advises the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology at the White House. The group directly advises the president on matters of hearing loss.

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  • Completely Scarless Thyroidectomies

    Traditional thyroidectomies through a transervical approach leave large, highly visible scars. Johns Hopkins surgeons recently began offering an entirely scarless procedure for select patients.

    Two women show no scarring on their necks after thyroidectemy.
  • Comprehensive Treatment of Laryngotracheal Stenosis

    The Johns Hopkins Complex Airway Clinic comprehensively treats patients with laryngotracheal stenosis using a multidisciplinary approach—often necessary due to the severity and extent of scar tissue caused by the condition.

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