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OBJECTIVE To define the role of wait-and-scan and radiotherapy (RT) in the treatment of temporal bone paragangliomas and to review the literature on the outcomes of RT as a treatment modality. MATERIALS AND METHODS This was a retrospective and literature review. The records of 381 patients with 382 tumors between 1988 and 2012 were analyzed. Patients who(More)
Pontine tegmental cap dysplasia (PTCD) is an exceptionally rare brain stem and cerebellar malformation characterized by ventral pontine hypoplasia, vaulted pontine tegmentum, hypoplasia of the vermis, subtotal absence of middle cerebellar peduncles, lateralized course of the superior cerebellar peduncles, and absence or alteration of the inferior olivary(More)
Nine congenitally deaf children who received a Nucleus CI24M cochlear implant and who were fitted with the SPrint speech processor participated in this study. All subjects were initially programmed with the SPEAK coding strategy and then converted to the ACE strategy. Speech perception was evaluated before and after conversion to the new coding strategy(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe our experience in the management of patients with squamous cell carcinoma of the temporal bone (TBSCC) and to identify factors predictive of outcome. STUDY DESIGN Retrospective study. SETTING Quaternary referral otology and skull base center. PATIENTS A total of 45 consecutive patients with histologically confirmed TBSCC were(More)
CONCLUSION Data obtained from a cohort of 10 post-lingually deaf adult patients indicated that use of a higher stimulation rate, in the setting of the main peak interleaved sampling (MPIS) strategy coupled with the Neurelec-MXM Digisonic SP cochlear implant system, gives a significant advantage in terms of speech perception if compared with a lower rate,(More)
Cochlear implantation in the setting of chronic otitis media or previous middle ear surgery poses several problems for the surgeon: possible spread of infection to the cochlea and the subarachnoid spaces with consequent meningitis, risk of electrode array extrusion and possible recurrence of the original disease. Several surgical strategies have been(More)
Cerebellopontine angle (CPA) lipomas are extremely rare lesions and usually unilateral. We describe a case of a 36-year-old man with bilateral aural fullness that was discovered to have bilateral CPA lipomas associated with an abnormal hindbrain segmentation appearance. The patient was evaluated with 3.0T magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) system. MRI(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of this study is to assess the post-implantation speech perception and intelligibility of speech produced by five profoundly deaf children with cerebral palsy. METHODS This study is derived by a review of a prospectively maintained data collection on all patients entering the cochlear implant program. Five children with cerebral palsy(More)
OBJECTIVES To report our personal experience in the surgical treatment of cholesteatoma in children with Down syndrome. STUDY DESIGN Retrospective study. SETTING Tertiary care otology and skull base centers. PATIENTS Nine patients with Down syndrome were surgically treated for cholesteatoma. Two patients had bilateral disease, resulting in a total of(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to report hearing results obtained in a group of subjects who received scala vestibuli implantation because of cochlear ossification and to compare these results to those in patients with scala tympani implantation. STUDY DESIGN Retrospective analysis of consecutive cochlear implant procedures. SETTING Department(More)