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The ENT problems following the Birmingham bombings of 1974 are presented. It is during the positive phase of bomb blast that the tympanic membrane ruptures. Spalling is a likely explanation for the mechanism of rupture of the tympanic membrane specially in large perforations. Tympanic membrane defects involving 80 per cent of the surface area of the… (More)
Pneumosinus dilatans is an abnormal dilatation of the paranasal sinuses, which contains only air and is lined by normal mucosa. It is a rare condition, the aetiology of which is unclear. We describe four patients who presented to our department with pneumosinus dilatans. The aetiology was either developmental hydrocephalus (n = 1), post-traumatic (n = 1) or… (More)
We present a case of tuberculous otitis media in which a facial palsy occurred after the start of appropriate chemotherapy. To our knowledge this circumstance has not been described previously. It has been argued that radical surgery is completely unnecessary if chemotherapy is commenced early in the disease. We would suggest that this is not always the… (More)
A retrospective study was carried out to determine the prevalence of abnormality in the paranasal sinuses in a British population having magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans for neurological signs and symptoms. The T2-weighted scans of 130 patients were studied. Abnormalities in the paranasal sinuses show as high signal on the T2-weighted scans and thus… (More)
Ceruminous glands should no longer be regarded as purely apocrine glands, but as apoeccrine glands with both apocrine and eccrine modes of secretion. We present two cases of pleomorphic adenoma of ceruminous glands, among the rarest of such tumours. The use of such terms as 'ceruminoma' and 'hidradenoma' should finally be abandoned, and 'ceruminous gland… (More)
BACKGROUND Otitis media is a potentially serious disorder, since there is a risk of permanent hearing loss. Culture methods are not useful in characterisation of populations of bacteria in the middle ear. We have used a PCR-based method that does not depend on prior knowledge of the bacteria identified by culture. METHODS Middle-ear effusion fluid was… (More)
Three cases of penetrating sinus injuries due to air gun pellets are presented in order to illustrate the potentially serious consequences of air gun injuries. Primary surgery was performed in all cases. The clinical presentation, methods of accurate pre-operative localization and surgery are discussed.
A retrospective study was performed to assess the incidence of sinus disease in patients with MS. The MRI scans of 108 patients referred to a regional Neurosciences Unit with a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis were examined. There were 71 females and 37 males with an age range of 22 to 67 years (mean: 39.7 years). The sagittal and axial images were reviewed… (More)
Leiomyosarcoma of the larynx is extremely rare. A patient with respiratory obstruction due to such a tumour is presented. This was originally misdiagnosed as hysteria. The treatment of choice was an emergency laryngectomy.
A case of embryonal rhabdomyosarcoma of the middle ear and mastoid is presented. The patient was treated by irradiation and Actinomycin D, and survived 4-5 months.