Myles L Pensak

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OBJECTIVES On the basis of survey results of the Acoustic Neuroma Association, we report patient ratings of facial dysfunction and outcomes for various facial rehabilitative therapies after surgical treatment of acoustic neuroma (AN). We assessed patients' perceived quality of life (QOL) and reviewed the literature regarding facial dysfunction and its(More)
OBJECTIVE This study reviewed the management and outcomes of facial neuromas during the past decade at our institution. The goal was to analyze differences in presentation on the basis of location of the facial neuroma, review facial nerve function and hearing preservation postoperatively, and understand the characteristics of patients with tumors limited(More)
Transpetrosal operations have been shown to offer distinct advantages over traditional operations in approaching lesions of the petroclival area. Confusion about these approaches exists due to the variety of names given to these procedures and the lack of detailed descriptions needed to perform them. After extensive review of the literature, we have(More)
OBJECTIVE In this case report, delayed facial palsy developed in a patient without any direct manipulation of the main part of the facial nerve during an anterior petrosal approach. We discuss putative etiologies and management techniques that may help avoid this problem. CLINICAL PRESENTATION A 21-year-old woman underwent anterior petrosectomy for gross(More)
7:30am Conference registration and breakfast ‐ lobby of Kingsgate Ballroom, 2 nd floor 8:00am‐8:25am Opening and welcome ‐ Kingsgate Ballroom 9:20am " Telehealth: The global perspective " Charles R. Doarn 9:35am " Access to Pediatric Voice Therapy: A telehealth solution? " Lisa N. Kelchner 9:50am " Breaking the Sound Barrier ‐ meeting the challenge of(More)
BACKGROUND To better understand the drainage patterns of the 3 largest superficial anastomotic veins (SAVs), namely, vein of Labbé (VL), the vein of Trolard (VT), and the superficial sylvian vein (SSV). To assess the dominance of the VL in the superficial cortical venous system, because this vein may be encountered in neurotologic surgery and its(More)
Intravascular papillary endothelial hyperplasia (IPEH), also known as Masson's tumor, is a rare vascular lesion characterized by intravascular proliferation of endothelial-lined papillae and a propensity for manifestation in the head and neck. Signs and symptoms associated with IPEH generally occur due to compressive effects of the lesion on adjacent(More)
In this case report, a 49-year-old woman developed subarachnoid hemorrhage in the right cerebellopontine angle cistern and blood into the fourth ventricle from a ruptured peripheral aneurysm of the anterior inferior cerebellar artery (AICA) located at the meatal loop. Concomitantly, a contralateral peripheral aneurysm was found in the posterior inferior(More)
OBJECTIVE Use of hydroxyapatite cement has been advocated for closure of transpetrosal defects to decrease the incidence of cerebrospinal fluid leaks. We previously identified delayed extrusion of this cement as a significant complication associated with this closure technique and now update our long-term experience. METHODS In our retrospective review,(More)