Derrick T. Lin

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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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
Objectives To characterize the temporal distribution and resolution rate of postoperative complications from endoscopic skull base surgery. Design Retrospective review of patients undergoing endoscopic resection of paranasal sinus or skull base neoplasm from 2007 to 2013. Setting Massachusetts General Hospital/Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary Cranial(More)
Liviu Constantinescu completed his PhD in computer science at the University of Sydney as part of the Biomedical and Multimedia Information Technology Research Group, specialising in software development and multimedia technologies. His research focuses on improving the practice of healthcare through state-of-the-art networking and software development(More)
Objective To report complications occurring at least 6 months after completion of treatment for patients with anterior skull base malignancy undergoing anterior craniofacial resection (CFR). Design Retrospective review of medical records of all patients undergoing traditional CFR for treatment of anterior skull base malignancy from 2002 through 2011.(More)