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2010 AAO-HNSF new research highlights: Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2010
Date:9/28/2010

le, and with apparently less postoperative pain.

The greatest difficulty for introducing the method is the change in operating room preparation and commitment of the team to a new way performing surgeries. The limitations of the method are those concerning the volume of the gland and nodules, and the presence of thyroiditis, especially in the first cases.

Analysis of Pediatric Facial Dog Bites
Presenters: Anna Neumeier, BS; Vikram Durairaj, MD; Henry Chen, MD, MBA
Time: 10:30 am
Location: Room 156

Boston, MA Children younger than 5 years are at high risk of being bitten in the face by a familiar dog.

In a paper at the 2010 AAO-HNSF Annual Meeting & OTO EXPO in Boston, researchers characterized and reported the epidemiological data regarding pediatric facial dog bites.

The majority of victims were less than 5 years old (60%), with the highest incidence occurring in 3-year-olds (16%). Incidence decreased with increasing age. The vast majority (88%) of the dogs were familiar to the children. The most common breeds included mixed breeds (16%), Labrador retrievers (16%), and terriers (10%). Repair in the operating room was required in 67 (12%) patients. Consultation services were called for 128 (24%) patients, with otolaryngology, ophthalmology, and plastic surgery being the most common. Inpatient treatment was required in 129 (24%) patients.


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Contact: Mary Stewart
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703-535-3762
American Academy of Otolaryngology -- Head and Neck Surgery
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