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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)
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)
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)
OBJECTIVE Intracanalicular meningiomas are extremely rare, and only 36 cases have been reported to date. The aim of this study is to describe the clinical, radiologic, and histopathologic features of 13 intracanalicular meningiomas highlighting important aspects of tumor diagnosis and treatment. STUDY DESIGN Retrospective study. SETTING Quaternary(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the short- (6 mo) and long-term (5 yr) outcomes of modified Bondy technique, with particular reference to hearing results. STUDY DESIGN Retrospective study. SETTING Quaternary referral otology and cranial base center. PATIENTS Two hundred thirty ears of 222 patients were operated on, using a modified Bondy technique between 1983(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)
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)
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)
The benefits of cochlear implantation in the adult and paediatric populations are well established. Cochlear implantation in the geriatric population still remains controversial because of the misconception that elderly patients might perform poorly. The purpose of this study was to report the speech performance of 16 patients over 65 years of age implanted(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)