Mustapha Smail

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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)
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)
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)
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