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OBJECTIVE To investigate the accuracy of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) as a preoperative imaging technique for cochlear implant candidates. STUDY DESIGN Retrospective, blinded. SETTING Tertiary medical center. PATIENTS 31 cochlear implant candidates with various causes of hearing loss. INTERVENTION Cochlear implant patients received preoperative… (More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Benign tumors of the internal auditory canal (IAC) may leave the confines of the IAC fundus and extend into inner ear structures, forming a dumbbell-shaped lesion. It is important to differentiate dumbbell lesions, which include facial and vestibulocochlear schwannomas, from simple intracanalicular schwannomas, as surgical techniques… (More)
We report the rare entity of an inverted papilloma arising from the sphenoid sinus that we expected to be a pituitary tumour on the basis of history, examination and pre-operative investigations, especially MRI appearance. Inverted sinonasal papilloma should be considered in the differential diagnosis of pituitary macroadenoma invading the sphenoid sinus.
The authors present the case of a 62-year-old male who presented with dysphagia for 1 month after emergency intubation after sustaining a myocardial infarction. Subsequent clinical evaluation discovered an impacted partial denture as the source of this dysphagia. This case highlights clinically relevant issues regarding the multidisciplinary management of… (More)