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OBJECTIVE Review of postoperative morbidity and facial nerve outcomes of cystic vestibular schwannoma (CVS) patients compared with solid vestibular schwannoma (SVS) patients and a proposal for a new CVS classification system. STUDY DESIGN Retrospective review. SETTING Tertiary care facility. PATIENTS Ninety-six patients with surgically treated CVS(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of our study was to assess quality of life (QOL) among patients who underwent microsurgical excision of vestibular schwannoma (VS) compared with those managed conservatively. STUDY DESIGN Retrospective study. SETTING Tertiary care center. PATIENTS There was a total sample population of 376 patients diagnosed with a unilateral VS. (More)
Trauma is the commonest cause of death in children over a year old. The injuries sustained and management of these children differs to adults, due to differences in anatomy and physiology. Careful thought must also be given to exposing children to radiation, and CT scans should be performed only in select patients. This article reviews these important(More)
Persistent measles viruses (MVs) causing lethal human brain diseases are defective, and the structure of several mutated matrix genes has been elucidated previously. The present study of four persistent MVs revealed a high number of differences from a consensus sequence also in other genes. Amino acid changes accumulated in the carboxyl terminus of the(More)
The biological activity of monoclonal antibodies specific for the hemagglutinin protein of measles virus strain CAM recognizing six epitope groups according to their binding properties to measles virus strain CAM/R401 was investigated in vivo in our rat model of measles encephalitis. When injected intraperitoneally into measles virus-infected suckling rats,(More)
We sought to investigate the utility of new non-invasive tests of semicircular-canal and otolith function that are usable in the neuro-otology office practice in patients with vestibular schwannoma. Fifty patients with vestibular schwannoma were assessed using a 5-item battery consisting of air-conducted cervical- and bone conducted ocular-vestibular-evoked(More)
The pathogenesis of Ménière's disease is associated with a disorder of ionic homeostasis, with the pathologic correlate being endolymphatic hydrops. Despite uncertainty as to its particular mode of action, it is accepted wisdom that intra-tympanic gentamicin has a definite therapeutic role in the control of symptoms in patients who fail to respond to(More)
The existence of dual inner ear pathology such as unilateral Meniere's disease (MD) with a contralateral vestibular schwannoma (VS) is very rare, but provides the otologist with a significant management dilemma. In this study, we present 5 cases of unilateral disabling MD with a contralateral VS in the better hearing ear. Conservative management of the VS(More)
OBJECTIVE Description of a technique of middle ear obliteration (MEO) with blind sac closure of the external auditory canal with discussion of the indications for its use in cases of recalcitrant chronic otitis and in far advanced disease. PATIENTS All patients underwent otologic examination and audiologic and radiologic assessments in a quaternary(More)