Derrick T. Lin

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In Plasmodium falciparum, the causative agent of human malaria, the catalytic subunit gene of cAMP-dependent protein kinase (Pfpka-c) exists as a single copy. Interestingly, its expression appears developmentally regulated, being at higher levels in the pathogenic asexual stages than in the sexual forms of parasite that are responsible for transmission to(More)
Objectives To update the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary (MEEI) experience in the management of esthesioneuroblastoma (ENB) with multimodality therapy and to reassess treatment outcomes and complications in a larger cohort with longer follow-up times. Design A retrospective chart review. Setting A tertiary(More)
Objectives To describe the presentation, work-up, and management of patients with metastatic renal cell carcinoma (RCC) to the sinonasal cavity and skull base, and to describe our current treatment algorithm of endoscopic surgical resection followed by radiation therapy. Design Retrospective review of two recent cases from our institution over a 1-year(More)
Computer-assisted corneal topographic analysis was used to evaluate the corneal contour of four patients with Terrien's marginal degeneration. The corneal topography in these patients was characterized by flattening over the areas of peripheral thinning produced by the disorder. When thinning was restricted to the superior and/or inferior areas of the(More)
Objective To determine trends in sinonasal undifferentiated carcinoma (SNUC) survival patterns in the United States. Design Retrospective review of national database. Participants All cases of SNUC in the National Cancer Institute's Surveillance Epidemiology and End Results program from 1973 to 2010 were examined. Main Outcome Measures Age-adjusted(More)
Objectives Review outcomes of lateral temporal bone resections for ear and temporal bone malignancy. Design, Setting, and Participants Retrospective review of all lateral temporal bone resections performed from 2008 to 2015 at a single tertiary care center. Main Outcome Measures Patient demographics, perioperative variables, overall survival, disease-free(More)
OBJECTIVE To characterize our experience with the surgical management of anterior skull base malignancy, and to propose an algorithm for surgical approach to anterior skull base malignancies. DESIGN Retrospective review. SETTING Academic cranial base center. PARTICIPANTS Sixty-seven patients who underwent resection of paranasal sinus or anterior skull(More)
Background: Sphenoid sinus fungal balls (SSFB) are rare entities that can result in serious orbital and intracranial complications. There are few published reports of complications that result from SSFB. Objective: To review the incidence of skull base erosion and orbital or intracranial complications in patients who present with SSFB. Methods: A(More)
OBJECTIVE To collect data on skull base surgery training experiences and practice patterns of otolaryngologists that recently completed fellowship training. DESIGN A 24-item survey was disseminated to physicians who completed otolaryngology fellowships in rhinology, head and neck oncology, or neurotology between 2010 and 2014. RESULTS During a typical(More)
Introduction The radial forearm flap has fallen out of favor in lateral skull base reconstruction in recent literature. However, especially when used in a double layer, a radial forearm may be able to provide the thickness of a large flap while taking advantage of the pliability for which the flap is renowned. Objective To report the results of the(More)