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OBJECTIVES To review our experiences with some of the preoperative and postoperative findings in five children who were diagnosed with auditory neuropathy and were provided with cochlear implants. We describe changes in auditory function, which enabled these children to have significant improvement in their hearing and communication skills. STUDY DESIGN(More)
Adenomas and adenocarcinomas originating from the middle ear are few in number and have met with significant controversy in the literature. Our experience with 11 previously described patients is updated and five new cases are added. These tumors were seen in persons whose ages ranged from 7 to 77 years. The most common initial symptom was decreased hearing(More)
This study revealed that some patients with cochlear implants have symptoms of vertigo and imbalance following implant surgery. Although most experience a resolution of these symptoms, some patients have more persistent disturbances of balance. A total of 52 patients were implanted with a Nucleus 22 channel cochlear implant device between September 1988 and(More)
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS To describe the prevalence, clinical course, and outcomes of facial nerve paresis following cochlear implantation and to identify variables associated with poor definitive facial nerve function. STUDY DESIGN Retrospective cohort study with systematic literature review. METHODS All patients who underwent cochlear implantation(More)
The records of 225 patients with surgically documented acoustic neuromas seen at the Mayo Clinic between 1966 and 1976 were studied. Included in this group were 4 patients who had von Recklinghausen's disease with bilateral ear involvement, 7 patients with recurrence of acoustic neuroma, and 8 patients who were referred because of recurrent acoustic(More)
One hundred eighty cases of Meniere's disease were identified in the Rochester, MN population during the 30-year period, 1951 through 1980. The annual age-adjusted incidence rate per 100,000 population was 15.3; the preponderance for females (16.3) over males (13.3) was not statistically significant. There was no change in annual incidence rate from 1951(More)
Hearing loss, tinnitus, and vertigo have long been associated with Paget's disease of the bone. We reviewed the records of 463 patients with Paget's disease who were seen in the otolaryngology department. Hearing loss was common. It was our observation that mixed hearing losses were part of the disease process. Sensorineural hearing loss was the most(More)
OBJECTIVE Recent studies have shown that transtympanic gentamicin for Ménière's syndrome is effective. Current treatment protocols vary. One concept has been to perform a chemical ablation; the other has been to perform a chemical alteration. Ablation requires multiple injections and is effective in controlling the vertigo, but it is associated with a(More)
The modified Lynch operation (Neel-Lake) differs in several ways from the operation described by Lynch. The operation begins with an intranasal anterior ethmoidectomy. The agger nasi cells are removed by curetting forward between the frontal process of the maxilla and the septum. The middle turbinate, normal-appearing mucosa of the frontal-ethmoid complex,(More)