Edwin M Monsell

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Tissue samples from 37 acoustic neuromas were assayed for estrogen and progesterone hormone receptor binding by radioimmunoassay using a dextran-coated charcoal method and Scatchard plot analysis. Twenty-one of the samples were from men, and 16 of the samples were from women. Seven of 37 samples (19%) were positive for estrogen receptor and six of 36(More)
Osteomyelitis of the clavicle is rare; however, it may occur following head and neck surgery. Risk factors include radiation, long-standing tracheitis, disruption of the periosteum or the cortical bone with interruption of the blood supply to the clavicle. Proper management includes early diagnosis, surgical debridement of soft tissue and bone, appropriate(More)
Technological advances in neuroradiology and the development of skull base surgery in neurotology have improved diagnosis and management of lesions eroding the tegmen tympani. The diagnosis of brain hernia is to be suspected in patients with a history of complicated chronic ear surgery and a slowly developing pulsatile mass with CSF leak. Patients are best(More)
The purpose of this report is to introduce the technique of superselective embolization (SSE) and to review our experience in surgically treating glomus jugulare tumors with and without preoperative SSE. Retrospective chart review was performed to determine estimated blood loss and operative time, and illustrative case reports are presented. The technique(More)
Tumors involving the facial nerve are rare and challenging in both diagnosis and treatment. In this paper we report 18 cases of benign and malignant neoplasms involving the temporal portion of the facial nerve. The selection of those patients with facial paralysis who require detailed evaluation is discussed. Often, despite thorough evaluation of these(More)
  • E M Monsell
  • Otolaryngology--head and neck surgery : official…
  • 1995
is hereby transferred to the American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery Foundation, Inc. (for U.S. government employees: to the extent transferable), effective if and when the article is accepted for publication in Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery. Copyright is assigned in all forms and media (whether now known or hereafter developed),(More)
Arachnoid cysts of the posterior fossa are rare. When arachnoid cysts are encountered, the presenting symptoms are frequently otologic, with hearing loss and imbalance occurring commonly. Three cases are presented with a previously unreported otologic symptom, that of bilateral hearing loss, which in one case was fluctuant. None of the patients had the(More)
OBJECTIVE Outcomes for patients with otitis media were assessed in this prospective, multicenter study. STUDY DESIGN AND SETTING Thirty-one otolaryngologists enrolled 272 pediatric patients with otitis media; caregivers completed surveys at 3-month intervals, and clinical and treatment data was also collected. The Otitis Media 6 (OM-6) was the primary(More)
There are several types of eustachian tube dysfunction, including obstruction and abnormal patency. This article presents an update on several selected areas of eustachian tube function and dysfunction, including surfactants, cleft palate, tympanic membrane atelectasis, abnormal eustachian tube patency, and long-term middle ear ventilation.