Sam E. Kinney

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OBJECTIVES Chronic subjective tinnitus is a prevalent condition that causes significant distress to millions of Americans. Effective tinnitus treatments are urgently needed, but evaluating them is hampered by the lack of standardized measures that are validated for both intake assessment and evaluation of treatment outcomes. This work was designed to(More)
Thirteen patients with schwannomas of the jugular foramen were operated on at the Cleveland Clinic between 1974 and 1983. The authors' experience in managing these rare tumors is presented. Three major growth patterns of jugular foramen schwannoma were seen, and it is postulated that the position of the tumor depends on its point of origin from the nerves(More)
PURPOSE To compare the outcome of salvage radiotherapy (RT) and surgery for recurrent head-and-neck chemodectomas. MATERIALS AND METHODS We retrospectively studied 70 patients with benign chemodectomas of the head and neck treated with surgery at the Cleveland Clinic between July 1969 and August 1999; 29 of these patients were diagnosed with recurrent(More)
The middle ear and temporal bone are often involved in accidents involving trauma to the head. The accidents most frequently encountered are those involving motor vehicles; however, industrial and athletic injuries may also present potential lesions in the temporal bone and middle ear. Appropriate use of safety devices, both in automobiles and in industrial(More)
We determined the course of otitis media in a prospective, longitudinal study of infants who were enrolled at birth and followed to age 1 year. Bilateral chronic otitis media with effusion developed in eight of 24 (33%) with onset of otitis media before age 2 months, compared to two of 30 (7%) with later onset (P = 0.012). Infants with bilateral chronic(More)
Facial electromyographic (EMG) activity was continuously monitored via loudspeaker during eleven translabyrinthine and nine suboccipital consecutive unselected acoustic neuroma resections. Ipsilateral facial EMG activity was synchronously recorded on the audio channels of operative videotapes, which were retrospectively reviewed in order to allow detailed(More)
Postinflammatory ossicular fixation in chronic ear surgery is a common problem faced by the otologic surgeon. This thesis presents a review of the evolution of the three forms of postinflammatory ossicular fixation. The surgical techniques used to correct ossicular fixation are discussed. A detailed evaluation of 311 patients diagnosed as having clinical(More)
When combined with computed tomography, IV DSA is usually of sufficient quality to replace conventional angiography in most patients with abnormalities of the larger intracranial veins and sinuses. Preoperatively, IV DSA can be used to evaluate normal anatomic variations of venous outflow to determine what sinuses can be safely occluded if necessary in the(More)
Brain stem auditory evoked potential (BAEP) testing has been demonstrated to be a useful diagnostic tool in the presence of severe or complete sensorineural hearing loss. From a series of 38 patients with tumors in the vicinity of the VIIIth nerve, 13 patients with tumors larger than 2 cm had abnormal BAEP results contralateral to the involved side. The(More)
A retrospective review of 53 consecutive patients who underwent a retrosigmoid vestibular nerve section (VNS) or microvascular decompression (MVD) through a modified suboccipital craniectomy with a minimum follow-up of 2 years was performed. Technical modifications to the suboccipital craniectomy included a skin incision designed to avoid the lesser and(More)