John K. Goudakos

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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 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)
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)
Intracranial lipomas are extremely rare tumors, with certain clinical and radiological characteristics. 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. Mean age was 51, with four out of seven cases being women. Balance(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)
Otosclerosis is the primary disease affecting the homeostasis of otic capsule and is among the most common causes of acquired hearing loss. Otosclerosis is considered as a multifactor disease, caused by both genetic and environmental factors. The aim of the present review is to summarize and analyze the bibliographic data, associated with the etiology of(More)
AIM The most effective therapeutic approach for patients with supraglottic laryngeal carcinoma (SGLC) and clinically negative neck (cN0) remains a subject of much debate. The purpose of this systematic review was to answer the following question: among patients with SGLC and cN0 neck, are the survival and occurrence of neck metastases significantly(More)
OBJECTIVES The objectives of the study were to describe the clinical presentation, diagnostic process, surgical treatment, and outcome of patients with spontaneous dural defect of temporal bone and to explore the possible contribution of idiopathic intracranial hypertension. METHODS Medical records of consecutive patients with spontaneous defects of the(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)