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OBJECTIVE We aimed to evaluate and compare the auditory performance of neurofibromatosis type 2 (NF2) patients with bilateral total deafness fitted with cochlear or auditory brainstem implants. PATIENTS AND METHODS A retrospective case review was performed. Nine patients suffering from NF2 who underwent hearing rehabilitation by means of cochlear (4(More)
OBJECTIVE Retrospective study and review of the complications other than those related to the facial nerve and hearing, encountered in acoustic neuroma surgery. Also, an evaluation of hospital stay and its relation with various factors. STUDY DESIGN Retrospective case review. SETTING Tertiary neurotologic and skull base referral center. PATIENTS A(More)
A labyrinthine fistula is the most common complication of cholesteatomatous chronic ear disease. Its treatment remains a controversial subject. The present paper reports our approach to the management of this complication. Operations were performed on 1,226 cases of chronic otitis media with cholesteatoma between January 1971 and December 1985. A(More)
OBJECTIVE Review of postoperative morbidity and facial nerve outcomes of cystic vestibular schwannoma (CVS) patients compared with solid vestibular schwannoma (SVS) patients and a proposal for a new CVS classification system. STUDY DESIGN Retrospective review. SETTING Tertiary care facility. PATIENTS Ninety-six patients with surgically treated CVS(More)
To compare the results of hearing preservation surgeries using different approaches--the enlarged middle cranial fossa approach and the retrosigmoid approach--and different classification systems, stressing the importance of preserving "normal hearing," we performed a retrospective case review in a tertiary care medical center. The charts of 107 patients(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study is to assess patients' quality of life after acoustic neuroma surgery, and if some patients' characteristics, parameters of tumor and surgical parameters affect patients' quality of life. STUDY DESIGN Retrospective study. SETTING Tertiary care center. PATIENTS A group of 386 patients who underwent acoustic neuroma(More)
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS Temporal bone meningoencephalic herniation is a rare condition with potentially dangerous complications. The aim of this study is to analyze the pathogenesis, clinical presentation, surgical treatment, and postoperative outcome of 133 cases of surgically confirmed temporal bone meningoencephalic herniations. A review of the literature(More)
OBJECTIVE To discuss the classification of petrous bone cholesteatoma (PBC) and add a subclassification; to review the existing literature and to propose the ideal surgical management of PBC based upon the experience of the largest series published in the literature until now. STUDY DESIGN Retrospective analysis. SETTING Quaternary referral(More)