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BACKGROUND Endoscopic trans-sphenoidal surgery has been increasingly replacing microscopic surgery as the state of the art trans-sphenoidal approach. OBJECTIVE OF REVIEW To assess the efficacy and safety of pure endoscopic approach in comparison with microscopic approach in pituitary surgery. TYPE OF REVIEW Literature review and meta-analysis. SEARCH(More)
BACKGROUND Extranodal lymphomas limited to the larynx are rare, accounting for less than 1% of all laryngeal neoplasms. The aim of this study was to report the experience of our department in the management of these aggressive lesions, as they require special diagnostic and therapeutic attention. METHODS The case records of 3 patients with the diagnosis(More)
BACKGROUND Intracranial lipomas are extremely rare tumors, with certain clinical and radiological characteristics. METHODS We considered the diagnostic evaluation and treatment options of seven patients presenting with lipoma in the cerebellopontine angle or internal acoustic meatus in our department. RESULTS Mean age was 51, with four out of seven(More)
OBJECTIVES Nocturnal enuresis has been associated with obstructive sleep-disordered breathing mostly in hospital-referred adults and children. To investigate whether primary nocturnal enuresis is significantly associated with habitual snoring in the general pediatric population irrespective of subjects' age and sex, we studied children attending six(More)
IMPORTANCE The management of patients with unilateral acute vestibular neuritis (VN) has not been established to date. OBJECTIVE To compare the use of vestibular exercises vs corticosteroid therapy in the recovery of patients with acute VN. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS Prospective, single-blind, randomized clinical trial at a primary referral center.(More)
OBJECTIVES Castleman's disease is an uncommon disease of benign lymph node hyperplasia primarily affecting the mediastinum, with the head and neck region being the second most common site. CASE REPORT A 27-year-old woman was admitted to our department due to a left lateral cervical mass. After a complete clinical and imaging examination, a neck dissection(More)
OBJECTIVE Malignant transformation of vestibular schwannoma is considered a rare clinical entity. Radiotherapy, as a treatment option for vestibular schwannoma, is regarded as a potential risk factor for secondary malignancy. Recently, radiotherapy with dose fractionation has been proposed, intended to diminish the risk of radiation-induced neuropathy. (More)
OBJECTIVE To systematically review and meta-analyze the results of all randomized controlled trials comparing corticosteroids with placebo for the treatment of patients with vestibular neuritis. DATA SOURCES An electronic search was performed in MEDLINE, EMBASE, Cochrane Library, and CENTRAL databases, and then extensive hand-searching was performed for(More)
OBJECTIVE To review systematically and meta-analyze the results of all randomized controlled trials (RCTs) for the treatment of patients with Bell palsy with corticosteroids vs corticosteroids plus antiviral agents. DATA SOURCES A MEDLINE, EMBASE, Cochrane Library, and CENTRAL database search, followed by extensive hand-searching for the identification of(More)
Osteomata of the frontal and ethmoid sinuses have traditionally been surgically removed via external approaches. However, endoscopic techniques have increasingly been used for the surgical management of selected cases. Advances in visualization and instrumentation, as well as the excellent access provided by the Draf type 3 procedure, expanded the reach of(More)