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OBJECTIVES On the basis of survey results of the Acoustic Neuroma Association (ANA), we report patient ratings of postoperative headache (POH) symptoms, determine its effect on quality of life (QOL), and review the literature regarding POH after acoustic neuroma (AN) treatment. STUDY DESIGN In this cohort study, 1,657 patients who underwent surgical(More)
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS To develop a pediatric otolaryngology fellowship selection standardized letter of recommendation (SLOR). STUDY DESIGN SLOR and narrative letter of recommendation (NLOR) comparison study. METHODS An SLOR was created to investigate qualities desired in fellows using five content-based categories: writer background, comparison of the(More)
The roof of the parapharyngeal space (PPS) is poorly defined. Although it is generally described as having prestyloid and poststyloid compartments, we believe that these terms are imprecise. Therefore, we define its boundaries, partition, and compartments. We completed macroanatomical and microanatomical dissections in 10 specimens from 5 human cadaver(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)
The VII-XII anastomosis has been employed for more than a decade by The Otology Group, P.C., in the facial reanimation of patients undergoing extirpation of tumors involving the cerebellopontine angle and the skull base. A retrospective review based upon a detailed questionnaire and submitted photographic documentation from 61 patients forms the basis for(More)
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)
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)
In this study we characterized clinically and evaluated molecularly a large family with maternally inherited hearing impairment. Relatives were evaluated audiologically and clinically, the most likely pattern of inheritance was deduced, and molecular DNA analysis for the known mitochondrial mutations associated with hearing impairment was performed.(More)