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The classification and the most appropriate treatment of dysplastic lesions of the larynx continue to be controversial issues. Aim of present study was to evaluate the incidence of precancerous lesions of larynx, their potential to evolve in relation to grade of dysplasia, and the most appropriate treatment. The study is based on the review of a series of(More)
OBJECTIVES Epistaxis represents one of the most common ENT emergencies. In this paper, the authors report their experience in treating some cases of severe epistaxis by super-selective embolization of the afferent vessels of the nasal fossae. PATIENTS AND METHODS A retrospective study of 22 patients with severe recurrent epistaxis (1 anterior and 21(More)
OBJECTIVE The study provides a qualitative evaluation of unilateral vestibulopathy by comparing otolithic and canal function, to establish possible relationships between the type of dysfunction observed and the evolving clinical pictures associated with it. STUDY DESIGN Retrospective study of a series of cases. SETTING Department of Medical-Surgical(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of the study was to investigate the occurrence of equilibrium disturbances in headache patients, during the interictal period, by computerized static stabilometry. MATERIALS AND METHODS Sixty-seven patients were studied: 35 with migraine without aura (MwoA), 12 with tension-type headache (TTH) in the episodic form (ETTH) + MwoA, and 20(More)
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the cochlear function in patients with diabetes mellitus by analysis of evoked otoacoustic emissions (EOAE). EOAE were studied in 20 diabetic patients with normal hearing. The parameters used for analysis were the EOAE intensity and amplitude measured per 100 Hz frequency bands between 700 and 4000 Hz These data(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the effects of a specific aspect of the acquisition procedure, the averaging technique, on the evaluation of click-evoked otoacoustic emissions (CEOAEs) in newborns. DESIGN CEOAEs were recorded by an Otodynamic ILO88 system from 89 full-term newborns at the third day after delivery. For each ear and in the same test session,(More)
OBJECTIVE Comparative evaluation of two tests that, as a visual reference, respectively use a static light source (static testing) and a dynamic one (dynamic testing) to analyze subjective visual vertical in patients with unilateral vestibular dysfunction. STUDY DESIGN Prospective study. SETTING Otolaryngology and Cervicofacial Surgery Division,(More)
If all degrees of permanent uni- or bilateral hypoacusis are taken into consideration, hearing impairment is the most common congenital disease. Early detection of permanent infantile hearing impairment has become extremely important in preventive medicine, since steps can be taken with hearing aids and rehabilitation to ensure better development of(More)
CHARGE syndrome is a rare, polymalformative disease, representing one of the major causes of associated blindness and deafness. Bilateral, severe-profound, sensorineural hearing loss is common in CHARGE children. Aim of this study is to present our results in children with "CHARGE syndrome" submitted to cochlear implantation (CI). The frequency of anatomic(More)
Aim of this study was to examine possible relationships between several clinical aspects of paroxysmal positional vertigo and factors better defined as "intrinsic" to the patient, above all age. The disorder can affect essentially all age groups; nevertheless, the onset of age-linked degenerative processes, such as vascular damage, can have a negative(More)