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INTRODUCTION We present our experience in endoscopic laser assisted dacryocystorhinostomy (DCR) analyzing the results obtained with a new technique that involves placing bicanalicolar silicone stent more Teflon tube, in combination with paraseptal silastic sheet. MATERIALS AND METHODS In our study 49 of 57 patients (85%) at a mean follow up of at least 12(More)
Ménière's disease is a clinical disorder, characterized by fluctuating hearing loss, recurrent spontaneous episodic vertigo, tinnitus and aural fullness, which may be defined as the idiopathic syndrome of endolymphatic hydrops. The most important test for diagnosis of Ménière's disease is the glycerol test. This is a simple and rapid method and several(More)
Myasthenia gravis (MG) induces a reduction of transient evoked otoacoustic emissions (TEOAEs) and distortion product otoacoustic emissions (DPOAEs) that reverses partially after administration of an acetylcholinesterase (AChE) inhibitor. In normal subjects a contralateral acoustic stimulation (CAS) produces an amplitude reduction of TEOAEs and DPOAEs. This(More)
The initial diagnosis and subsequent treatment of rhino-orbital mucormycoses is quite difficult, particularly because the patient may find it difficult to accept aggressive therapeutic protocols, even when free of any endocranial involvement. The authors draw inspiration from a clinical case of rhino-orbital mucormycosis in a patient suffering from(More)
The aim of this study is to describe the reduction of medial orbital wall fractures using a combination of two different techniques: the endoscopic reduction and the navigation aided reconstruction. The endoscopic approach avoids an external incision and allows the observation of the fracture site clearly. Navigation-aided reconstruction is essential to(More)
Outer hair cells (OHCs) are the source of otoacoustic emissions, following a tropomyosin-miosin-dependent contraction, which are regulated by the olivocochlear bundle via the release of acetylcholine (ACh). ACh acts on ACh receptors (AChR) located on the OHC post-synaptic membrane. In myasthenia gravis (M.G.) neuromuscular transmission is reduced due to the(More)
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