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October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month — Dr. Armstrong is a Volunteer Physician with AAFPRS FACE TO FACE Program


In honor of October as National Domestic Violence Awareness month, the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS) and FACE TO FACE have teamed up to share the following infographic to spotlight the important issue of Domenstic Violence. Dr. Armstrong is a volunteer for the FACE TO FACE program , which provides free […]

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When should I stop my anti-coagulation before surgery?


Anticoagulants are commonly prescribed to prevent blood clots in the heart, leg veins and lungs, especially in patients with a history of atrial fibrillation, artificial heart valves, deep venous thrombosis or pulmonary embolism.  Anticoagulants will increase the risk of bleeding with any surgical procedure.  The need for anticoagulation should be balanced against the risk of […]

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Guest Post: Learning from the Specialist – My time at Richmond ENT


By Ava Torjani – Princeton Class of 2018 When I was first offered the Princeternship at Richmond ENT, I was given the perfect reason to be excited for an otherwise lonely spring break back at Princeton. I have had previous work experience in medicine but never in the field of otolaryngology (a.k.a. ear, nose, and throat), […]

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Exostosis of the external auditory canal


Not all ear wax is created equal! This 11-year-old girl came to me with chronic earwax problems. In her ear was a peanut-sized bony tumor. The mass was gently pried out with a small chisel, relieving her obstruction. Exostoses of the external ear canal are also known as “surfers nodules.” They generally occur in adults, […]

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3-D Printed Ear


Cornell bioengineers and physicians have created an artificial ear using 3-D printing and injectable gels made of living cells—that looks and acts like a natural ear. Over a three-month period, these ears grew cartilage to replace the collagen that was used to mold them. This gives hope not only to the thousands of children born […]

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