James L. Buxbaum

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OBJECTIVES To ascertain the effect of age on hearing preservation, facial nerve outcome, and complication rates after acoustic neuroma surgery. STUDY DESIGN Retrospective chart review. Two study arms were used: a comparison of the authors' oldest patients with their youngest patients (extremes of age arm) and an analysis of all middle fossa surgical(More)
OBJECTIVE To define the presentation of patients with skull base chondrosarcoma, to elucidate surgical strategies, and to identify the role of postoperative radiotherapy. STUDY DESIGN Retrospective review. SETTING Tertiary referral center. PATIENTS All patients (n = 33) with skull base chondrosarcoma managed at our institution. The average follow-up(More)
BACKGROUND/AIM To determine the yield of endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration (EUS-FNA) in combination with immunostains in diagnosing unusual solid pancreatic masses (USPM) in comparison with pancreatic adenocarcinoma (ACP). PATIENTS AND METHODS All EUS-FNA of solid pancreatic masses performed with a 22-gauge needle were included. Data on(More)
CONTEXT Endoscopically placed metal stents, which are patent for 4-9 months, have been the favored decompressive strategy for biliary obstruction due to inoperable pancreatic cancer in order to minimize interventions. However, in the past decade chemotherapeutic options have improved survival. This raises the question of whether metal stents will continue(More)
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