J Paul Willging

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OBJECTIVE To design and implement a functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) protocol to investigate the cortical and brainstem patterns of activity in children with regard to the act of swallowing. STUDY DESIGN Pilot study to assess the clinical feasibility of the project. METHODS Using a 3T Bruker Biospec 30/60 MRI scanner, images were obtained(More)
OBJECTIVE This guideline provides evidence-based recommendations on managing hoarseness (dysphonia), defined as a disorder characterized by altered vocal quality, pitch, loudness, or vocal effort that impairs communication or reduces voice-related quality of life (QOL). Hoarseness affects nearly one-third of the population at some point in their lives. This(More)
A patient with "far-advanced" otosclerosis with a profound bilateral hearing loss was evaluated for cochlear reserve using transtympanic electrocochleography (ECoG) and promontory stimulation. Results indicated that both ECoG and promontory responses were present, indicating that cochlear function was present bilaterally. A stapedectomy resulted in closure(More)
Lingual hamartoma is a rare tongue mass, primarily diagnosed in childhood. In most cases in the literature, the masses were surgically removed without preoperative imaging. There are only 3 cases reported in the clinical literature that describe preoperative imaging findings. We report the clinical and imaging findings in an infant with lingual hamartoma(More)
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