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This cadaver study assessed the value of navigation in cochlear implant surgery. Cochlear implantation was simulated on a cadaver using a Stryker-Leibinger navigation system and a Nucleus 24 Contour implant. A conventional surgical strategy consisting of mastoidectomy, posterior tympanotomy, and cochleostomy was performed. The navigated surgical procedure(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate contemporary trends in etiology, diagnosis, management, and outcome of descending necrotizing mediastinitis (DNM) and to draw the clinician's attention on this probably underappreciated disease. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA An uncommon but one of the most serious forms of mediastinitis is DNM which is caused by downward spread of deep(More)
Hymenoptera stings account for more deaths in United States that any other envenomation. Oropharyngeal stings, although rare, may produce life-threatening airway obstruction by way of localized swelling. We present 4 cases of bee stings in children that necessitated tracheal intubation and mechanical ventilation. Two children had breathing difficulties at(More)
OBJECTIVES The solitary fibrous tumor (SFT) is a potentially malignant spindle cell neoplasm of mesenchymal origin that was originally described as a thoracic lesion originating from pleural tissue. Recently, numerous extrapleural sites of origin have been described, frequently affecting the head and neck region. The purpose of this article is to focus on a(More)
INTRODUCTION This study was designed to compare the occurrences of postoperative cardio-respiratory adverse events during an 8-day follow-up period in the neonatal intensive care unit in small infants who underwent elective gastrointestinal surgery under general and combined spinal epidural anesthesia. METHODS Fifty infants who underwent elective primary(More)
OBJECTIVE Total or subtotal laryngectomy performed as surgical treatment of locally advanced laryngeal tumors requires a permanent laryngostomy or tracheostomy, and are both associated with severe and lifelong disability. The hitherto published reconstructive methods for the rehabilitation of patients after subtotal anterior laryngotracheal resection of(More)
BACKGROUND Endolymphatic sac tumours (ELSTs) have been known as an individual tumour entity only since 1984. ELSTs may occur either solitarily and sporadically or as a hereditary manifestation associated with von Hippel-Lindau (VHL) disease. The latter association was first observed in 1992 and confirmed by molecular genetic analysis of the VHL gene. No(More)