Kevin F Wilson

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OBJECTIVE With different mastoidectomy approaches available to the surgeon for treatment of cholesteatoma, we review long-term outcomes of intact canal wall (ICW) mastoidectomy with tympanoplasty. STUDY DESIGN Case series with chart review. SETTING Academic medical center. SUBJECTS AND METHODS All cases of cholesteatoma treated with ICW mastoidectomy(More)
OBJECTIVES Review the literature for intraoperative techniques and postoperative practices after functional endoscopy sinus surgery (FESS) that may improve outcomes in patients with cystic fibrosis (CF). DATA SOURCES PubMed and the Cochrane Library. REVIEW METHODS A systematic review of the literature was performed. Articles from 1990 to 2012 were(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine biomarkers of recurrence and survival in patients with spindle cell variant squamous cell carcinoma (SpSCC) of the head and neck. STUDY DESIGN Retrospective case control study. SETTING Tertiary academic center. SUBJECTS AND METHODS Thirty-two SpSCC patients (mean age, 68.8) between 1987 and 2009 were identified and reviewed. A(More)
OBJECTIVES Multiple treatment options exist for management of adenoid cystic carcinoma of the lacrimal gland. Our objective was to perform an analysis of outcomes in a cohort of patients with adenoid cystic carcinoma of the lacrimal gland treated identically with an orbitocranial approach. METHODS We performed a retrospective review of 7 consecutive(More)
OBJECTIVES (1) Determine the amount of exposure to otolaryngology in medical training of non-otolaryngology residents. (2) Evaluate the general otolaryngic knowledge in these residents. STUDY DESIGN Cross-sectional survey. SETTING Academic medical center. SUBJECTS AND METHODS A 10-question multiple-choice quiz was given to residents in family(More)
BACKGROUND Nasal closure has been shown to effectively manage severe epistaxis refractory to other treatments in patients with hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia (HHT). The nasal closure procedure may be underutilized because of its surgical complexity and flap breakdown. METHODS This work is a retrospective review of 13 HHT patients treated for severe(More)
Rhinitis is a familiar disorder affecting up to 20% of the general population. Chronic rhinitis can be broadly classified into allergic, infectious, or nonallergic or noninfectious, which are distinguished mainly by a careful history and allergy testing. The pathophysiology of nonallergic rhinitis likely involves a combination of inflammatory and neurogenic(More)
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS Assess the role of combined antimicrobial and surgical therapy for difficult-to-treat nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) lesions of the head and neck in children. STUDY DESIGN Retrospective cohort. METHODS Retrospective review of pediatric head and neck NTM lesions at a tertiary children's hospital from 1999 to 2012. RESULTS(More)
The mammalian auditory epithelium (AE) cannot replace supporting cells and hair cells once they are lost. Therefore, sensorineural hearing loss associated with missing cells is permanent. This inability to regenerate critical cell types makes the AE a potential target for cell replacement therapies such as stem cell transplantation. Inserting stem cells(More)