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Verbal auditory agnosia implies the failure to recognize sounds in a patient who is nevertheless not deaf. We present a child referred to the ENT outpatients for suspected hearing loss investigation. At one point she had grommets inserted on the basis of a flat tympanogram but with no effect. All hearing tests, including electrocochleography and distraction(More)
We present a case report of a lady who received a Nucleus 22 Channel cochlear implant in July, 1992. She presented again in April, 1994 when the cochlear implant had extruded spontaneously. The possible aetiology of this extrusion, as well as the technique of surgical management, is discussed.
Thirty-two species of Egyptian marine algae of Chlorophycophyta, Phaeophycophyta and Rhodophycophyta collected from the Mediterranean (17 spp.) and Red (15 spp.) Seas has been analyzed for their content of iodine. ' Distribution of iodine in Egyptian marine algae showed noticeable local differences. The highest values were obtained in the species collected(More)
One of the problems of prolonged ventilatory therapy in acute respiratory failure (ARF) is the need to choose between tracheostomy after 48 to 72 hours of translaryngeal (TL) tracheal intubation or the continuous use of the TL tube for a period of 10 days. Too often the choice has been based on retrospective studies or personal preference. To investigate(More)
A series of 15 patients with intractable benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) who had fenestration and occlusion of the posterior semicircular canal (FOP) surgery commencing in December 1990 are reported. Follow-up was from 14 to 40 months. All patients reported a cure of their positional vertigo. No patient regretted having the surgery. All patients(More)
We present a case of an 82-year-old lady with recurrent neck swelling and a history of intermittent stridor who subsequently developed a contusion over her lower neck and upper chest. The patient collapsed on her way to have a CT scan and died 24 hours later of a leaking aortic aneurysm. At initial presentation the complete resolution of poorly localizing(More)