Tinnitus, also called phantom auditory perception, is a major health problem in western countries. As such, a significant amount of effort has been devoted to understanding its mechanisms, including studies in animals wherein a supposed "tinnitus state" can be induced. Here, we studied on the same awake animals the effects of a high-dose of salicylate and… (More)
In an effort to extend the potential relationship between the methylation status of MGMT promoter and response to CENU therapy, we examined the methylation status of MGMT promoter in 44 patients with glioblastomas. Tumor specimens were obtained during surgery before adjuvant treatment, frozen and stored at -80 degrees C until for DNA extraction process. DNA… (More)
Lingual nerve damage is one of the most common complications of lower third molar removal. However evaluation of the factor involved in these lesions is difficult since most previous series are heterogeneous. The purpose of this prospective randomized study was to ascertain the impact of lingual nerve protection in a homogeneous series including only… (More)
Large series of cauda equina tumors in adults are seldom reported. This French series retrospectively reviews 231 cases collected for the congress of the Societe Francaise de Neurochirurgie in 1996. The authors first analyze this series and then discuss the pertinent literature. Schwannoma was the most frequent benign tumor in this series, followed by… (More)
Posterior displacement of the temporo-mandibular joint disk is exceptional. The most typical clinical sign is sudden onset unilateral molar open bite. This lateral open bite is accompanied by a sensation of an intra-articular foreign body and more rarely by painful episodes. The joint sounds are not characteristic. Mouth opening is slightly limited. There… (More)
In literature, the authors demonstrate that progressive distraction osteogenesis, according to the Ilizarov method, is applicable to the mandible. Mandibular distraction is achievable through external approach or through oral approach. Further experimental and clinical studies will be necessary to define the most stable apparatus and the best indications… (More)
With reference to a case reported here, the authors emphasize the importance of reducing the length of the ramus of the jaw in rather exceptional forms of gaps between the upper and lower jaws with an increase in the posterior height of the face. This procedure provides more stable results and the patient's gums are no longer revealed when smiling.