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Anterior mediastinal tracheostomy (AMT) is a rare but challenging operation associated with a high morbidity and mortality rate mainly related to the invasiveness of the procedure. In order to provide a more conservative technique with a lower risk of major postoperative complications, we proposed: (1) to reduce the extent of chest wall resection to only a(More)
The causes of transient hypocalcemia after thyroid surgery are not fully understood. In 95 consecutive patients undergoing total thyroidectomy (n = 30), subtotal thyroidectomy (n = 14), or hemithyroidectomy (n = 51), we serially measured total calcium, parathyroid hormone (PTH), and proteins before surgery and 6, 24, 48, 72, and 96 hours after surgery, and(More)
The authors undertook a study of changes in bone conduction (BC) during 800 operations carried out over a 5 years period (1979-1984) for chronic otitis or sequelae of chronic otitis. After elimination of ears with deafness (47) and cases unsuitable for evaluation (39), they finally included 714 records in the study. Only comparison of free and(More)
Three patients were noted to have unusual zones of osteitis during salvage myringoplasty. The first case involved the whole upper wall of the bony canal and was camouflaged by a weeping mucopolypoid carpet. In the second case there was a wide zone of osteitis of the posterosuperior angle of the canal and another smaller zone in the anteroinferior tympanic(More)
There is theoretically no major surgical problem for implantation. The basic techniques all include on an approach through the windows. The authors describe a solution (which has already been used previously) for cophotic hollowing-out cavities, with a suprapetrosal way and an approach on the hidden aspect of the cochlea. The transcutaneous passage can be(More)