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OBJECTIVES Functional endoscopic sinus surgery (FESS) requires a thorough understanding of the variability in sinonasal anatomy. Previous reports have relied primarily on anatomic studies of cadaveric specimens or skulls, or on radiographic analysis. Relatively few comparative anatomic data have been accumulated with endoscopic examination of living(More)
OBJECTIVE To report the efficacy of titanium middle ear prosthesis for ossicular reconstruction. STUDY DESIGN Retrospective chart reviews were performed for 25 patients who had undergone titanium ossicular implants between January 1, 1999, and June 1, 20001. SETTING Tertiary otology referral center. PATIENTS All patients had a minimum of 6 months of(More)
Acoustic neuroma results from abnormal proliferation of Schwann cells. These tumors originate in the region of Scarpa's ganglion at the junction of peripheral and central myelin of the vestibular nerve located in the internal auditory canal (IAC). The bony confine of the IAC houses the VII and the VIII cranial nerves. The presence of tumor mass compresses(More)
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS The objective was to assess whether the translabyrinthine approach for acoustic tumor removal offers better postoperative facial nerve function compared with the retrosigmoid approach. STUDY DESIGN Retrospective case review from a tertiary otology referral center. METHODS Patients who had undergone either retrosigmoid or(More)
OBJECTIVE To demonstrate the efficacy of intact canal wall procedure coupled with a second-stage exploration for the treatment of cholesteatoma. DESIGN Retrospective case study of patients with cholesteatomas treated with staged surgical extirpation. A minimum of 6 months' postoperative follow-up time was required for inclusion into the study. SETTING(More)
We describe a rare complication of stereotactic radiotherapy for large acoustic neuromas in a patient with type 2 neurofibromatosis. We retrospectively reviewed the case of a 14-year-old girl who had been referred to our tertiary care center. Prior to referral, the patient had been evaluated for hoarseness. During the work-up, magnetic resonance imaging(More)
HYPOTHESIS A modiolar return electrode significantly increases the current flow across spiral ganglion cells into the modiolus, and may decrease the cochlear implant's power requirements. BACKGROUND Ideal cochlear implants should maximize current flow into the modiolus to stimulate auditory neurons. Previous efforts to facilitate current flow through the(More)