Mustapha Smail

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OBJECTIVE To evaluate the short-term facial prognostic value of a four-channel facial electromyographic device in vestibular schwannoma surgery. STUDY DESIGN Eighty-nine vestibular schwannomas operated on and intraoperatively monitored by a four-channel facial electromyographic device between October 2002 and September 2003 were included in this(More)
BACKGROUND In neurofibromatosis type 2 (NF2), multiple therapeutic options are available to prevent bilateral hearing loss that significantly affects the quality of life of patients. OBJECTIVE To evaluate the morbidity and functional results of internal auditory canal (IAC) decompression in NF2 patients with an only hearing ear. METHODS Twenty-one NF2(More)
Facial nerve schwannoma is an uncommon tumor and bilateral facial nerve tumors are extremely rare. A case is presented in which neuromas affecting the intracanalicular and labyrinthine portions of both facial nerves occurred. Radiologic assessment demonstrated the origin of these tumors. Eventual tumor involvement of the sole functioning cochlea resulted in(More)
AIM OF THE STUDY To review indications, anatomical results, and complications of cochlear implant (CI) surgery in adults for which middle ear and mastoid obliterations were performed. PATIENTS AND METHODS Thirty cases (26 patients, 4 bilaterally implanted) of 837 CI surgeries (3.5%) performed between January 2009 and December 2013 have been included in(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the functional results of otosclerosis surgery using diode laser. STUDY DESIGN Retrospective cohort analysis. PATIENTS One hundred seven patients operated on for otosclerosis with a diode laser (119 ears, all primary cases) and 141 patients operated on with a conventional technique (141 ears, all primary cases). Revision cases(More)
The objective of this study is to evaluate the anatomical and functional results of rehabilitation of canal wall down (CWD) mastoidectomy using granules of biphasic ceramic. This is a study design retrospective in a tertiary referral centre Fifty-seven patients (59 ears) operated on between 2006 and 2010 of mastoid obliteration with granules of biphasic(More)
Big Data is a new term used to identify the datasets that due to their large size and complexity, we cannot manage them with our current methodologies or data mining software tools. Big Data mining is the capability of extracting useful information from these large datasets or streams of data, that due to its volume, variability, and velocity, it was not(More)
CONCLUSION The TricOs™/MBCP(®) and fibrin sealant composite was a convenient, effective, and well-tolerated material for mastoid cavity filling and immediate reconstruction of the external auditory meatus after cholesteatoma surgery with canal wall down (CWD). OBJECTIVE To assess the tolerance and osteointegration of a bone graft substitute,(More)
Objective To assess through multivariate analysis the clinical pre- and intraoperative factors of facial nerve outcomes at day 8 and 1-year recovery of facial palsy, as compared with day 8 status among patients who underwent total resection of unilateral vestibular schwannoma. Study Design Case series with chart review. Setting Tertiary referral center.(More)
OBJECTIVE In large vestibular schwannoma (VS) surgery, the facial nerve (FN) is at high risk of injury. Near-total resection has been advocated in the case of difficult facial nerve dissection, but the amount of residual tumor that should be left and when dissection should be stopped remain controversial factors. The objective of this study was to report FN(More)