Gilles Despreaux

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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 authors report 27 new cases of osteomatous chronic otitis, with (15) or without (12) cholesteatomas, with perforated (13) or intact (14) drum, the latter sometimes having a very atypical appearance (2), frankly purulent or simply inflammatory. This results in a wide range of clinical appearances. There are two macroscopic forms: the diffuse(More)
The authors report six cases of rare ear diseases: fibrous dysplasia of the tympanum mimicking an partially obstructive osteoma of the external auditory canal. The authors draw a parallel between the rarity of these monostotic forms of the temporal bone which are strictly localised to a single region (tympanum-mastoid-atrium) and the diffuse forms which(More)
The experience with cochlear implantation at Avicenne hospital prompted us to carry out a retrospective study on tinnitus in a population of operated patients. Improvement or disappearance of the symptoms was noted in all cases. These results, which partly match those found in the literature, are probably produced by rehabilitation inhibiting the(More)
The authors report 15 cases collected over a period of 13 years (1972 - 1984) of a particularly serious eventuality affecting certain evacuation cavities: Early recurrence of diffuse hypertrophic osteitis (E.R.D.H.O.). This is a rare complication, occurring in 1.5% of cases of chronic otitis. However, the fact of having operated upon 7 cases in 1984 alone,(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)
Amongst the various sites for stimulation of the internal ear, in monocanal-extra-cochlear system, the fenestra ovale has virtually never been used. The authors suggest a cup-shaped electrode placed at the end of an incudo-vestibular prosthesis, such as a teflon piston, after stapedectomy and interposition of connective tissue. The immediate advantage of(More)
The authors report their experience of tubal insufflation in the post-operative care of cavity évidement. Their indications consist of évidement cavities with persistent residual muco-purulent otorrhoea or "glue ear" from the atrial area which remains thickened, while the rest of the cavity is healed (about 15% in their statistics). The technique is simple,(More)