About the Authors

Zhijie Niu

Affiliations Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Xiangya Hospital, Central South University, Changsha, PR China, Key Laboratory of Otolaryngology Major Disease Research of Hunan Province, Changsha, PR China, Department of Otolaryngology (D-48), University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL, United States of America

Yong Feng

Affiliations Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Xiangya Hospital, Central South University, Changsha, PR China, Key Laboratory of Otolaryngology Major Disease Research of Hunan Province, Changsha, PR China, State Key Laboratory of Medical Genetics, Central South University, Changsha, PR China

Lingyun Mei

Affiliations Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Xiangya Hospital, Central South University, Changsha, PR China, Key Laboratory of Otolaryngology Major Disease Research of Hunan Province, Changsha, PR China

Jie Sun

Affiliations Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Xiangya Hospital, Central South University, Changsha, PR China, Key Laboratory of Otolaryngology Major Disease Research of Hunan Province, Changsha, PR China

Xueping Wang

Affiliations Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Xiangya Hospital, Central South University, Changsha, PR China, Key Laboratory of Otolaryngology Major Disease Research of Hunan Province, Changsha, PR China

Juncheng Wang

Affiliations Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Xiangya Hospital, Central South University, Changsha, PR China, Key Laboratory of Otolaryngology Major Disease Research of Hunan Province, Changsha, PR China

Zhengmao Hu

Affiliation State Key Laboratory of Medical Genetics, Central South University, Changsha, PR China

Yunpeng Dong

Affiliation Department of Otolaryngology (D-48), University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL, United States of America

Hongsheng Chen

Affiliations Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Xiangya Hospital, Central South University, Changsha, PR China, Key Laboratory of Otolaryngology Major Disease Research of Hunan Province, Changsha, PR China

Chufeng He

Affiliations Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Xiangya Hospital, Central South University, Changsha, PR China, Key Laboratory of Otolaryngology Major Disease Research of Hunan Province, Changsha, PR China

Yalan Liu

Affiliations Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Xiangya Hospital, Central South University, Changsha, PR China, Key Laboratory of Otolaryngology Major Disease Research of Hunan Province, Changsha, PR China

Xinzhang Cai

Affiliations Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Xiangya Hospital, Central South University, Changsha, PR China, Key Laboratory of Otolaryngology Major Disease Research of Hunan Province, Changsha, PR China

Xuezhong Liu

Affiliations Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Xiangya Hospital, Central South University, Changsha, PR China, Department of Otolaryngology (D-48), University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL, United States of America

Lu Jiang

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Affiliations Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Xiangya Hospital, Central South University, Changsha, PR China, Key Laboratory of Otolaryngology Major Disease Research of Hunan Province, Changsha, PR China

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceptualization: ZJN LJ YF. Data curation: ZJN JCW YLL. Formal analysis: YPD XZL. Funding acquisition: LYM LJ YF HSC. Investigation: ZJN JCW JS LJ. Methodology: YF LJ ZJN. Project administration: ZJN XPW JCW ZMH. Resources: JS XPW JCW YPD CFH XZC XZL. Software: ZMH XZC HSC. Supervision: YF LJ. Validation: LJ. Visualization: ZJN LYM YPD. Writing – original draft: ZJN LJ YF. Writing – review & editing: LJ ZJN.