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Three-dimensional (3D) surface renderings were obtained from routine axial computed tomographic (CT) images in 15 patients with a variety of complex temporal bone abnormalities. The 3D CT reformations served as an adjunct to conventional sectional CT examination. While no diagnosis was substantially changed because of the 3D CT images, they did provide a(More)
An aberrant internal carotid artery (ICA) in the middle ear is rare. If unrecognized, it may lead to massive hemorrhage or other catastrophic results during even a minor surgical procedure of the tympanic membrane or middle ear. Recognition of this entity is particularly significant to the primary care or emergency department physician who performs(More)
Three-dimensional (3D) surface renderings of the temporal bone were created from routine axial computed tomographic (CT) images in 15 subjects and in cadaver specimens. The displayed anatomy was correlated with these specimens, as well as with images from the routine study. Six sets of viewing angles were derived for optimal display of surgically important(More)
Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) otorrhea is usually associated with a history of trauma or previous surgery. Spontaneous CSF otorrhea is uncommon. When such spontaneous CSF leakage occurs, it may be associated with dural herniation, with the production of conductive hearing loss from impingement on the ossicles. This type of leakage has characteristic findings(More)
We present a case of Legionnaires' disease complicated by cold agglutinin disease. Therapy with erythromycin gluceptate was associated with resolution of both the pneumonia and the hemolysis. Complement-fixing antibody levels to Mycoplasma pneumoniae, influenza A, and adenoviruses were measured repeatedly throughout the clinical illness and were(More)
The incidence of hypertension following radical neck dissection was examined in 94 consecutive patients. Nine patients (9.6%) had postoperative blood pressure readings of 200/100 mm Hg or higher (n = 4) or of more than 40 mm Hg systolic and more than 20 mm Hg diastolic above preoperative levels (n = 5); ten patients (10.6%) had blood pressure readings of(More)
IMPORTANCE Though the effects of cochlear implantation (CI) on patients with hearing loss has been well described, its effect on the auditory and vestibular symptoms in patients with Ménière's disease (MD) has not been firmly established. OBJECTIVES To determine whether CI in patients with MD improves hearing performance as measured by standard post-CI(More)