Total Tonsillectomy

Total Tonsillectomy

Sarah Maurrasse MD, Vikash Modi MD
Weill Cornell Medicine, Department of Otolaryngology

Tonsillectomy is one of the most common surgical procedures performed in children. The two main indications for tonsillectomy are sleep disordered breathing and recurrent infections, both of which are common in the pediatric population. This video includes 1) a detailed introduction including relevant anatomy 2) a discussion of the indications for total tonsillectomy 3) surgical videos and diagrams to explain the steps of the surgical procedure and 4) an explanation of possible post-operative complications.

Excision of Thyroglossal Duct Cyst (Sistrunk Procedure)

This video demonstrates an excision of a thyroglossal duct cyst with special focus on 1) using the thyrohyoid membrane as a landmark and 2) dissection of the posterior hyoid space, which is the space between the thyrohyoid membrane and the posterior surface of the hyoid bone.

Contributors: John Maddalozzo MD, FAAP, FACS; Monica Herron, MPAS, PA-C; Sarah Maurrasse, MD; Jesse Arseneau (editor)

Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago

Supraglottoplasty and Epiglottopexy for Sleep-Variant Laryngomalacia

Here we present a 6-year-old girl with sleep-variant laryngomalacia treated successfully with endoscopic epiglottopexy and supraglottoplasty.

Johanna L. Wickemeyer, MD1
Sarah E. Maurrasse, MD2,3
Douglas R. Johnston, MD, FACS2,3
Dana M. Thompson, MD, MS, FACS2,3

1Department of Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery, University of Illinois—Chicago, 1855 West Taylor Street, Chicago, IL 60612
2Division of Pediatric Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery, Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, 225 E. Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60611
3Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, 420 E Superior St, Chicago, IL 60611

Superficial Parotidectomy for a First Branchial Cleft Cyst

This video demonstrates a superficial parotidectomy approach for the excision of a first branchial cleft cyst in a pediatric patient. This particular patient was a 4-year-old girl who presented with intermittent swelling in the region of the left parotid. On MRI, she was found to have a lobular mass consistent with a first branchial cleft cyst. Here we outline the steps of the recommended surgical procedure.

Authors: Sarah Maurrasse, MD1,2; Monica Herron, MPAS, PA-C1; John Maddalozzo MD, FAAP, FACS1,2
Editors: Sarah Maurrasse1,2; Jesse Arseneau1
Voiceover: Vidal Maurrasse

1Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago
2Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Direct Laryngoscopy and Bronchoscopy: Purpose & Setup

This video is an introduction to operative direct laryngoscopy and bronchoscopy (DLB) and will demonstrate 1) How to set up the equipment for a safe and comprehensive DLB and  2) How to assemble a rigid bronchoscope. 

Authors: Alexander Moushey1; Taher Valika, MD2; Erik H. Waldman, MD3; Sarah E. Maurrasse, MD3
Voiceover: Vidal Maurrasse

1Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT
2Department of Surgery, Division of Pediatric Otolaryngology, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
3Department of Surgery, Section of Pediatric Otolaryngology, Yale School of Medicine, Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital

Endoscopic Repair of Unilateral Choanal Atresia

This video provides background information regarding the diagnosis and management of choanal atresia and demonstrates the endoscopic repair of a unilateral choanal atresia.

Authors: Alexander Moushey1; Kiley Trott, MD2; Sarah E. Maurrasse, MD2
Voiceover: Vidal Maurrasse

1Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT
2Department of Surgery, Section of Pediatric Otolaryngology, Yale School of Medicine, Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital

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