Murray Waldron

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The mitochondrial myopathy, encephalopathy, lactic acidosis and stroke-like episodes (MELAS) syndrome is a rare congenital disorder of mitochondrial DNA (mt-DNA). Patients with this syndrome may present to the otolaryngologist with sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL), which is genetic in origin. A high index of suspicion is required because this hearing loss(More)
Intrathecal fluorescein injection has a long history of use by surgeons to determine the exact site of a cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leak from the skull base. This method, however accurate, is not without complications. We present a case of grand mal and absence seizure after intrathecal fluorescein injection and discuss the possible aetiological factors. We(More)
There is increasing interest in the effect, otitis media with effusions (OME) has on the balance in children. The aim of our investigation was to determine whether a universal effect on balance could be demonstrated in children with OME by using sway posturography. Assessment was made in 20 children with proven OME before and after the insertion of(More)
Glomus tumours can present in several sites in the head and neck. A red mass in the middle ear, visible on otoscopy generally indicates a glomus tympanicum or glomus jugulare. We present photographic and radiologic evidence of such a lesion arising from the course of the intra-tympanic facial nerve, the Fallopian canal, and review the differential diagnoses.
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