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)
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)
OBJECTIVES Determine the prevalence of carotid artery injury (CAI) in patients with basilar skull fractures and describe significant demographic and radiographic risk factors for CAI. STUDY DESIGN From January 2004 to December 2008, medical records of 1,279 consecutive adult patients treated for basilar skull fractures at a tertiary care academic hospital(More)
BACKGROUND Facial nerve preservation surgery for large vestibular schwannomas is a novel strategy for maintaining normal nerve function by allowing residual tumor adherent to this nerve or root-entry zone. OBJECTIVE To report, in a retrospective study, outcomes for large Koos grade 3 and 4 vestibular schwannomas. METHODS After surgical treatment for(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)