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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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
According to recent advances it is assumed that the gastroesophageal reflux (GER) is a possible co-promoting factor of the squamous-cell carcinoma development in the upper parts of the gastro-intestinal and respiratory systems, considering the higher frequency of lesions due to acid in the studied population interested by GER. The aim of this study is to(More)
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS Patients infected with HIV have an increased risk of developing sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL), yet pathogenesis of SNHL in HIV infection is still poorly understood. In subjects affected by bilateral profound or total SNHL, cochlear implantation may be the only possibility to restore a hearing level that allows them to have an(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)
OBJECTIVE The objective of the present study was to report our surgical strategy in the management of 81 patients with posterior petrous face meningiomas. STUDY DESIGN Retrospective study. SETTING This study was conducted at a quaternary private otology and cranial base center. PATIENTS Of 139 patients with posterior fossa meningioma, 81 occurred on(More)