R. E. Neilan

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BACKGROUND Precepts about acute pancreatitis, necrotizing pancreatitis, and pancreatic fluid collections or pseudocyst rarely include the impact of pancreatic ductal injuries on their natural course and outcomes. We previously examined and established a system to categorize ductal changes. We sought a unifying concept that may predict course and direct(More)
OBJECTIVE To identify and classify laryngeal clefts in a novel mouse model. DESIGN In vivo animal study. SETTING Academic research laboratory. SUBJECTS 129/CD1 mice with the ephrin-B2 gene disrupted by the β-galactosidase (lacZ) gene were humanely killed at embryonic day 18 (E18) and evaluated for the presence and characterization of a laryngeal(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare outcomes of stapedectomy in patients with congenital stapes fixation versus juvenile otosclerosis. METHODS A retrospective chart review was performed from January 1, 1999 until January 1, 2011 to identify patients under 18 years old who underwent a stapedectomy. Age, gender, pre- and postoperative audiograms, intraoperative findings(More)
STUDY DESIGN Case report. SETTING A tertiary care pediatric hospital. PATIENT A 7-year-old boy complained of retroauricular pain 3.5 years after cochlear implantation. Temporal bone computed tomographic scan revealed a soft tissue density filling the mastoid and middle ear space. There was extensive osseous erosion involving the cochlear promontory that(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe the recovery outcomes in pediatric patients with otogenic lateral sinus and internal jugular vein thrombosis. METHODS An inpatient database from a tertiary care pediatric hospital was queried from 1999 to 2010 for the diagnosis code [325] thrombosis of intracranial venous sinus. Demographics, extent of thrombosis, surgical(More)
Otalgia, pain in the ear, can be a consequence of otologic disease (primary or otogenic otalgia), or can arise from pathologic processes and structures other than the ear (secondary or referred otalgia). In children, ear disease is far and away the most common cause of otalgia, but in adults, secondary or referred otalgia is more common. Otalgia can be the(More)
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