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OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS To describe the natural history of primary inner ear schwannomas (PIES) and evaluate management outcomes and relationship between PIES location, clinical presentation, and time to diagnosis. STUDY DESIGN Retrospective chart review and systematic review of the literature. METHODS Vestibular schwannoma confined to or arising from the(More)
Many anatomic structures of the middle and inner ear are not optimally depicted at computed tomography (CT) with image reconstruction in the standard axial and coronal planes. Recent advances in multidetector CT, including the development of scanners with 32 detector rows, allow the acquisition of isotropic voxels that can be reconstructed in any plane of(More)
OBJECTIVES To review our experiences with some of the preoperative and postoperative findings in five children who were diagnosed with auditory neuropathy and were provided with cochlear implants. We describe changes in auditory function, which enabled these children to have significant improvement in their hearing and communication skills. STUDY DESIGN(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the results of cochlear implantation in patients with neurofibromatosis Type 2 (NF2) and bilateral vestibular schwannoma. STUDY DESIGN Retrospective case review. SETTING Three academic tertiary referral centers. PATIENTS Seven patients with NF2 and bilateral vestibular schwannoma who lost hearing in at least one ear after(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare presentations of Ménière's disease (MD), vestibular migraine (VM), and Ménière's disease plus vestibular migraine (MDVM), with and without comorbid chronic subjective dizziness (CSD). STUDY DESIGN Retrospective review with diagnosis confirmed by consensus conference of investigators using published criteria for MD, VM, and CSD. (More)
OBJECTIVE To characterize the evolving management of vestibular schwannoma (VS) in the United States. STUDY DESIGN Retrospective analysis of the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) database. SETTING SEER database. SUBJECTS AND METHODS All patients with a diagnosis of VS were analyzed. Data were described and compared using trend(More)
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS To describe the presentation and clinical course of cerebellopontine angle (CPA) and internal auditory canal (IAC) lipomas. STUDY DESIGN Retrospective cohort study at a tertiary academic referral center. METHODS All patients presenting with a CPA or IAC mass radiographically consistent with a lipoma on high-resolution magnetic(More)
OBJECT The aim in this study was to describe the clinical presentation, differential diagnosis, and risk for neurofibromatosis Type 2 (NF2) in pediatric patients presenting with cerebellopontine angle (CPA) and internal auditory canal (IAC) tumors. METHODS The authors conducted a retrospective study at a tertiary care academic referral center. All(More)
OBJECTIVE Published data evaluating the rate of dysequilibrium after acoustic neuroma removal are inconsistent. The purpose of this investigation was to determine the incidence and severity of dysequilibrium and quality of life in a group of patients after acoustic neuroma surgery. STUDY DESIGN The study design was a retrospective chart review and survey(More)
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS To compare electrode array position, and depth of insertion of the Cochlear Hybrid-L24 electrode array following traditional cochleostomy and round window (RW) insertion. STUDY DESIGN Prospective cadaveric temporal bone study. METHODS Ten cadaveric temporal bones were implanted with the Hybrid-L24 electrode array; half were(More)