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Unilateral vestibular lesion, as acoustic neuroma and its surgical removal, leads to impaired balance control. After initial vertigo and postural instability corresponding to unilateral vestibular deafferentation, improvement in symptoms and global balance functions occurs by a process called vestibular compensation. In this respect, this prospective study(More)
Vestibular compensation after unilateral vestibular deafferentation is modulated by certain individual characteristics, such as pre-operative visual neurosensory preference or vestibular pattern. Physical activity (PA) allows the implementation of new sensorimotor and behavioral strategies leading to an improvement of balance control. This study aimed to(More)
This longitudinal study aimed to assess the sensorimotor balance strategies before and after vestibular schwannoma (VS) surgery according to the degree of pre-operative vestibular lesion. Thirty-eight VS patients were split in three groups according to caloric vestibular test results before surgery; nine had a symmetrical vestibular response (vestibular(More)
Hybrid revascularization (HR) combines staged percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) on stenoses in the non-left anterior descending (LAD) territories with minimally invasive direct coronary artery bypass (MIDCAB) using the left internal thoracic artery (LITA) to the LAD. The LITA-to-LAD graft, which has a 5-year patency rate of 95%, is the major(More)
BACKGROUND Balance control performance after vestibular schwannoma surgical removal follows a course that is characterised by a deterioration in postural performance immediately after unilateral vestibular deafferentation (uVD) and a recovery process (vestibular compensation). However, sensory strategies for balance vary during tumoral growth, which could(More)
PURPOSE To determine the statistical correlation between visual acuity (VA) and various quantitative parameters relevant to birdshot retinochoroidopathy (BRC) evaluation. DESIGN Hospital-based retrospective observational study. METHODS setting: Institutional. STUDY POPULATION Consecutive HLA29+ BRC patients were included between May and August 2013 at(More)
BACKGROUND Salivary gland tumors represent 1% of head and neck tumors, with only 5% of these occurring in patients younger than 20 years. Mucoepidermoid carcinoma (MEC) is one of the most frequent salivary gland cancers among adults and children. METHODS This survey was conducted among 34 French pediatric oncology departments. From 1980 to 2000, 18 cases(More)
BACKGROUND Congenital central hypoventilation syndrome (CCHS) is a rare dysgenetic form of neurocristopathy associated with dysfunction of the autonomic nervous system. Ophthalmologic abnormalities are reported in CCHS children, and range from pupillary and iris abnormalities to ptosis, strabismus and convergence deficiency. Since earlier CCHS diagnosis and(More)
The time-course of central adaptive mechanisms after vestibular schwannoma surgical removal allows, 3 months after surgery (middle term), a satisfactory recovery of balance control. However, the long-term evolution of postural control beyond the end of usual medical follow-up remains unknown. This longitudinal prospective study aimed to assess the long-term(More)
PURPOSE To determine the prognostic factors of long-term visual outcome in birdshot retinochoroidopathy (BRC). METHODS Design: Retrospective case series. Study Population: Successive HLA-A29+ BRC patients whose latest visit was between May and August 2013 at a single tertiary center (Pitié-Salpétrière Hospital, Paris). OBSERVATION PROCEDURE Endpoint(More)