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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)
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)
CONCLUSION Ear, nose and throat (ENT) involvement is common in Churg-Strauss syndrome (CSS), usually manifesting as allergic rhinitis and chronic rhinosinusitis with or without polyps. Otolaryngologists may play a pivotal role in making an early diagnosis of this disease. OBJECTIVES CSS is a systemic vasculitic disorder that affects small to medium-sized(More)
The objective was to evaluate the long-term clinical outcome of the bony outer attic wall reconstruction (scutumplasty) by using autogenous bone paté in a series of patients who underwent canal wall up (CWU) mastoidectomy for middle ear cholesteatoma. In addition, an histological analysis of bone paté graft specimens taken during the second-look procedure(More)
OBJECTIVES Churg-Strauss syndrome (CSS) is a systemic vasculitic disorder of unknown etiology that affects small-to-medium-size blood vessels. Patients affected by CSS frequently show ear, nose, and throat manifestations, which are often present at the time of disease onset. The purpose of this study was to determine the frequency of nasal polyposis in a(More)
OBJECTIVE Glomus tumors are slow-growing benign lesions and represent the most common primary neoplasms of the middle ear. The objective of the present study is to report our surgical strategy in the management of glomus tympanicum tumors. METHODS Between December 1988 and July 2008, 68 patients with histologically confirmed glomus tympanicum tumor(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)
We present two cases of congenital cholesteatoma of the tympanic membrane. Congenital cholesteatoma within the tympanic membrane is a rare entity with only few cases documented. The aetiopathogenesis of this lesion is still unknown. An embryologic origin is hypothesized when cholesteatoma develops in patients without previous history of otitis as in the two(More)
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)
The aim of this study was to report the postoperative lower cranial nerves (LCNs) function in patients undergoing surgery for tympanojugular paraganglioma (TJP) and to evaluate risk factors for postoperative LCN dysfunction. A retrospective case review of 122 patients having Fisch class C or D TJP, surgically treated from 1988 to 2012, was performed. The(More)