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Multiple prospective studies have confirmed safety and efficacy of laparoscopic inguinal herniorraphy with single-port compared to multiport surgery. This prospective randomized controlled trial aimed to assess safety, efficacy and potential benefits of single-port total extraperitoneal inguinal herniorraphy beyond the learning curve. All referred patients(More)
BACKGROUND Inverted papilloma surgery is currently performed primarily with an endoscopic approach, a technique that has a recurrence rate of 12%. However, a recent study reported a recurrence rate of 5% with a strategy based on subperiosteal dissection of the tumor, with limited indications for using an external approach. The aim of this work was to(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Lumbar puncture is a common procedure highly contributive to neurological diagnosis. It can also cause serious adverse side effects including subdural hematoma and intracranial hypotension as illustrated by this case report. CASE REPORT A 38-year-old women presented severe intracranial hypotension after a lumbar puncture. Magnetic(More)
Tinnitus is a public health issue in France. Around 1% of the population is affected and 30,000 people are handicapped in their daily life. The treatments available for disabling tinnitus have until now been disappointing. We are reporting on the surgical treatment by electrical stimulation of the auditory cortex of a female patient affected by disabling(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine in a guinea pig model the factors of invasiveness of a bipolar electrode implanted in the horizontal semicircular canal (HSC) and to evaluate the consequences on hearing of electrical stimulation of the ampullary nerve. DESIGN Sixteen guinea pigs divided into four groups underwent surgical opening of the HSC of one ear as follows:(More)
OBJECTIVE To report on the creation and administration of an online Script Concordance Test (SCT) for ear, nose, and throat (ENT), the ENT-SCT. DESIGN Prospective study. SETTING Two tertiary care university centers. PARTICIPANTS In total, 132 individuals were asked to test an ENT-SCT of 20 cases and 94 questions based on the major educational(More)
Invasive aspergillosis (IA) is a severe disseminated fungal disease that occurs mostly in immunocompromised patients. However, central nervous system IA, combining meningitis and skull base involvement, does not occur only in groups with classic risk factors for IA; patients with chronic renal failure and diabetes mellitus are also at risk for more chronic(More)
To report on the presence of olfactory arachnoid dilatations (OAD), a previously undescribed radiologic feature of spontaneous cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) rhinorrhea originating from the cribriform plate of the ethmoid bone. The medical records of all patients treated between 2001 and 2011 at a tertiary care center for a spontaneous CSF rhinorrhea originating(More)
OBJECTIVE We aimed to evaluate rehabilitation of complete facial palsy with 3 procedures for hypoglossal-facial anastomosis: end-to-end ("original"), partial end-to-end with interpositional jump grafting ("jump") and the new partial end to end without grafting ("modified"). METHODS A medical jury reviewed videos of 36 patients with complete facial palsy(More)
The paper assesses the role of institutional mechanisms in generating technological knowledge spillovers. The estimation is over panel datasets of federal patent grants, and innovations that were granted prizes at annual industrial fairs of the American Institute of New York, between 1835 and 1870. The first section tests the hypothesis of spatial(More)