Peter Lister Rigby

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OBJECTIVE Numerous studies have investigated the outcome of acoustic neuroma (AN) treatment using classical medical measures. In an effort to describe the long-term lifestyle consequences of AN removal from the patient's perspective, patients filled out detailed questionnaires concerning their functional status. STUDY DESIGN This was a retrospective(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate a new technique for correction of severe caudal septal defects. DESIGN For all patients, preoperative photographs were graded with regard to the severity of caudal septal defects. Preoperatively, nasal airway breathing surveys were conducted and nasal tip projection (NTP) measurements were recorded. The caudal septal defects were(More)
OBJECTIVE This study aimed to assess the impact of acoustic neuroma (AN) surgery on socioeconomic function. STUDY DESIGN This study was a retrospective postal survey. SETTING The study was performed at a tertiary referral center. PATIENTS One hundred thirty late postoperative AN patients were surveyed a minimum of 6 months after surgery (average 39(More)
OBJECTIVE To define a clinicopathologic syndrome associated with persistent cerebellar dysfunction after acoustic neuroma (AN) excision. STUDY DESIGN Case series derived from radiographic and clinical chart review. SETTING Tertiary referral center. PATIENTS In 12 patients with AN, persistent cerebellar dysfunction developed after AN removal. Each case(More)
BACKGROUND The postauricular area is often explored by reconstructive and otologic surgeons. We previously reported on the use of postauricular tissues as a graft for wrapping hydroxyapatite implants in orbital reconstruction. This procedure reduced the incidence of implant exposure, while achieving acceptable cosmetic results. Although much is known about(More)
High resolution CT has played a pivotal role in temporal bone imaging since the early 1980s. Although the appearance of MR imaging technology with its superior demonstration of fluid-containing spaces of the inner ear and the posterior fossa structures, CT continues to offer distinct advantages for the evaluation of conductive hearing loss, and petrous apex(More)
Forty volunteers were asked to compare pain from injection of buffered versus unbuffered local anesthetics given for upper lid and lower lid blepharoplasty. The concentration of the solution was 1 part 8.4% sodium bicarbonate to 5 parts local anesthetic. The surgeons performing the operations were asked to identify any difference in onset of action,(More)
Conventional computed tomography (CT) has been considered a mainstay in the evaluation of the larynx. A major difficulty with utilizing this modality, especially in the study of the arytenoid, is the time necessary to perform a thin-slice examination through a structure that has a propensity to move with respiration and swallowing. Helical CT not only(More)
The authors retrospectively reviewed maxillofacial trauma admissions at University Medical Center in Lafayette, Louisiana, a Level II trauma center, over the 2-year period from July 1, 1990 to June 30, 1992. This study encompassed 208 fractures in 166 patients. All patients in this study group required surgical intervention for their maxillofacial injury.(More)