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OBJECTIVE The goal of this study was to assess the effectiveness of the conservative management in patients with acoustic neuroma (vestibular schwannoma). STUDY DESIGN This retrospective study was performed in a university hospital. PATIENTS Patients were selected for this wait-and-see policy on the basis of age, general condition, audiometric results,(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate a narrow internal auditory canal (IAC) syndrome using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) of the auditory cortex. STUDY DESIGN The study design was a case report. The follow-up period lasted 18 months. SETTING The study was carried out in the audiology clinic of an ear, nose, and throat department and in the department(More)
BACKGROUND The number of peripheral blood (PB) CD34+ cells has been widely used to monitor the timing of leukapheresis for autologous transplantation. However, no cutoff value for CD34+ cells in PB has been defined as a guideline for the identification of patients in whom the harvest would be effective and those in whom there was a high probability of(More)
This study was designed to compare the efficacy and safety of betahistine dihydrochloride and flunarizine. All patients included in this multicenter, double-blind, randomized trial showed a specific pattern of vertigo, i.e. recurrent paroxysmal vertigo with or without the cochlear symptoms typical of Meniere's disease. Fifty-five patients were treated for 2(More)
A wide variety or techniques have been developed over the years in an effort to reduce the devastating impact of facial paralysis on the patient. The authors choose to perform hypoglossal-facial nerve anastomosis when facial facial nerve anastomosis, or cross-over, or microvascular muscle transplantation are impossible. Nevertheless, these results appear(More)
A retrospective study was done of 43 patients operated on for acoustic neuroma by a translabyrinthine approach with intraoperative facial nerve monitoring. Direct stimulation of the facial nerve at the level of the cerebellopontine angle (CPA) and the internal auditory canal (IAC) permits the calculation of a R ratio that has a predictive value for(More)
For the new ISO26262 standard deployment into the Automotive industry, failure rate estimation becomes a key issue to design new electronic products. The `IEEE1413.1 Guide for Selecting and Using Reliability Predictions' has identified difficulties to work from field returns. We present an innovative methodology addressing these issues for integrated(More)
A case of aneurysm of the horizontal intratemporal carotid artery with compression of the facial nerve is presented. Exclusion of the aneurysm with an intraluminal balloon did not relieve the facial nerve compression. Surgical resection of the aneurysm and repair of the facial nerve continuity was successfully performed through a combined transmastoid(More)