J M Thomassin

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Primary ectopic meningiomas are uncommon. The authors report a case of a 12-year-old boy with a meningioma presenting as a neck mass. The conclusion of the initial biopsy was chemodectoma, but on surgical resection, the tumour was found to have invaded the petrous bone. Post-operative follow-up was uneventful but magnetic resonance imagery revealed(More)
BACKGROUND Sunitinib is a tyrosine kinase inhibitor approved for the treatment of renal cell carcinoma (RCC). Few data evaluated severe buccodental adverse events. The aim of this study was to evaluate sunitinib buccodental toxicity in patients with metastatic RCC and to compare it with that of standard chemotherapy in patients with other solid cancers. (More)
OBJECTIVE To describe the fat graft as a reconstructive material in myringoplasty. METHOD In a review of 45 patients conducted between 1993 and 1999, the authors analyzed their patients' outcomes after having myringoplasties with fat graft. Median follow-up was 2.5 years (range, 6 mo-6 yr). RESULTS We achieved a success rate of 91.1%. Different features(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE The aim of this study was to assess tolerance and efficacy of gamma knife radiosurgery on vestibular schwannomas for patients affected with neurofibromatosis type 2. METHODS Between July 1992 and December 1997, a gamma knife procedure was performed on 35 vestibular schwannomas affecting 27 patients (12 females and 15 males, mean(More)
138 acoustic schwannomas were treated by Gamma Knife surgery from July 1992 to May 1994. Cases with neurofibromatosis were excluded because of differences in the patterns of growth and development of tumors in these cases. Hearing was evaluated by tonal and vocal audiometry and classified using the Gardner and Robertson score. 104 patients were observed at(More)
Numerous cases of early dysphonia in children are due to congenital lesions of the vocal cord. Others, developing later, appear within a context of maltreatment of the vocal cords, and become part of the child's psychological and psychomotor developmental disorder. Hearing and seeing dysphonia are the two parts of our diagnostic stage, assisted by the use(More)
Voice clinicians, as well as singers, always correlate the assessment of the singing voice to the vocal and corporal gestures that model singing, and among these parameters, especially timbre. The authors have shown how and what to see in the timbre; first of all, through analysis of the voice by oscillography and sonagraphy, then through observation of the(More)
The authors describe a study of the labio-columellar region and of the alae of the nose in corrective rhinoplasty excluding malformations. Esthetic characteristics and the anatomical structure of this junctional area between the mobile nose and the facial plane are revealed. Surgical problems are analyzed with study in succession of surgical approaches,(More)
A procedure was sought for shortening duration of operation through an enlarged translabyrinthine (ETL) approach in acoustic neurinoma surgery. Two factors appear to be of primary importance. First, the equipment used must be adapted for the purpose and of reliable quality: the 3 M craniotome for the extralabyrinthine phase, the Zimmer AMSCO ototome for the(More)