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BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE The imaging appearance of facial nerve schwannomas (FNSs) has been described as an enhancing tubular mass (using T1-enhanced MR) within an enlarged facial nerve canal (using CT). The purpose of this study is to identify how often the FNS imaging findings conform to this description and determine whether there are underlying anatomic(More)
Anomalies of the course of the facial nerve have been reported in association with middle and inner ear malformations. Bifurcation of its intratemporal portion is a rare malformation in which focal splitting of one or more facial nerve segments occurs. We describe the CT appearance of this anomaly and discuss its possible embryology. Facial nerve(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE High-resolution T2-weighted fast spin-echo MR imaging provides excellent depiction of the cisternal and intracanalicular segments of the vestibulocochlear and facial nerves. Absence or reduction in caliber of the cochlear nerve (deficiency) has been described in association with congenital sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL). Depiction(More)
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS Cochlear nerve stimulation using a linear array of electrodes, the cochlear implant, has become an accepted treatment for profound deafness. Major limitations of this technology are high threshold of stimulation, poor performance in a noisy background, cross-talk between electrodes, unsatisfactory channel selectivity, and variable(More)
Necrotizing fasciitis of the face is extremely rare. However, dentists should be familiar with the presentation of this condition because of the suddenness of its onset, the rapidity of its spread, the resulting drastically disfiguring morbidity and the high rate of mortality associated with it. In this paper, we describe the presentation and treatment of a(More)
OBJECTIVE The rostral middle fossa faces the temporal pole and is the endocranial anterosuperior aspect of the greater wing of the sphenoid. Standard approaches to this region, such as the subtemporal, pterional, or orbitozygomatic approaches, require significant brain retraction or manipulation of the temporalis muscle. We report an endoscopic sublabial(More)
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