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OBJECTIVE To review the oncologic outcomes of a series of supracricoid partial laryngectomy. DESIGN Case series with chart review. SETTING La Paz University Hospital, Madrid, Spain. PATIENTS Forty-one patients with glottic or supraglottic squamous cell carcinoma who underwent supracricoid partial laryngectomy between 1998 and 2008 at the authors'(More)
Percutaneous bone conduction implants are widely used in patients with conductive and mixed hearing loss with no benefit from conventional air conduction hearing aids. These devices have several complications including skin reaction, wound infection, growth of skin over the abutment, and implant extrusion. We describe a case of a transcutaneous bone(More)
BACKGROUND Supracricoid partial laryngectomy is a surgical technique that preserves laryngeal function. METHODS A retrospective review of clinical records identified 41 patients that underwent supracricoid partial laryngectomy at our institution since 1998. In all, 26 patients with a minimum follow-up of 3 months were alive with a functioning larynx. All(More)
The Nijmegen Cochlear Implant Questionnaire (NCIQ) is a specific and quantifiable self-assessment health-related quality of life (QoL) questionnaire. It was developed to determine the subjective benefits of a cochlear implant (CI). The present study aimed to determine the validity and reliability of the NCIQ in Spanish. Seventy-six adult, Spanish speaking,(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe the clinical course, diagnostic features and management of a case of reversible posterior leukoencephalopathy syndrome after a lateral cranial base removal. PATIENT A 58-year-old male patient with an inconspicuous clinical history presented with a lethargic state without localized neurologic deficit in the postoperative period of a(More)
To evaluate cochlear implant (CI) users’ self-reported level of sound quality and quality of life (QoL). Sound quality was self-evaluated using the hearing implant sound quality index (HISQUI29). HISQUI29 scores were further examined in three subsets. QoL was self-evaluated using the glasgow benefit inventory (GBI). GBI scores were further examined in three(More)
In recent years, the outcome assessment of subjects undergoing otorhinolaryngological (ORL) intervention has relied increasingly upon patient-reported questionnaires. The English Glasgow Benefit Inventory (GBI) is a reliable, sensitive and validated post-intervention questionnaire that is used to determine health-related quality-of-life (QoL) in patients(More)
OBJECTIVES We evaluated the quality of life following cochlear implantation in elderly postlingually deaf adults. METHODS Data were studied concerning demographics and audiometric evaluation in postlingually deaf adults at least 60 years of age who underwent cochlear implantation in 3 institutions. The Glasgow Benefit Inventory was used to quantify the(More)