Lawrence R Grobman

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We present six patients with hemifacial spasm and multiple sclerosis. To our knowledge, this association has not been described previously in the North American literature. Magnetic resonance imaging was obtained in all the patients and plaques consistent with multiple sclerosis were identified. In two patients the plaques were seen in the area of the(More)
INTRODUCTION We describe indications and surgical technique for dividing the stapedius and tensor tympani tendons during middle ear surgery. Middle ear muscle reflexes involve contraction of the tensor tympani muscle (TTM) and stapedius muscle (SM) to increase impedance of the middle ear, and may shield the inner ear from loud, continuous nonimpact noise.(More)
Central neurofibromatosis is a genetic disorder of neural crest tissue derivatives that includes bilateral acoustic neuromas and other central nervous system tumors, usually meningiomas or gliomas. This is different from peripheral neurofibromatosis because of the primary central nervous system manifestations and frequent lack of accompanying peripheral(More)
Most cases of osteomyelitis of the skull base occur as a result of inadequately treated localized malignant otitis externa. We present four patients with osteomyelitis of the skull base who did not present initially as malignant otitis externa. Increased morbidity may occur when these atypical cases are not promptly recognized and treated.
This retrospective study looked at the role of indium 111-labeled white blood cell (111In WBC) scintigraphy in head and neck infections. The efficacy of 111In WBCs was compared to gallium 67 citrate (67Ga) and technetium Tc99m methylene diphosphonate (99mTc MDP) scintigraphy in detecting and monitoring the resolution of infection. For 22 active infections,(More)
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