OBJECTIVE To assess whether the incidence of complications of stapes surgery depended on the sequence of surgical steps and CO2 laser use in stapes surgery. STUDY DESIGN AND SETTING Retrospective and prospective analysis of 420 consecutive stapedotomies was set in tertiary referral University Hospital. PATIENTS 376 patients with otosclerosis in whom 420… (More)
In order to evaluate the vocal quality of tracheo-oesophageal (TE) and oesophageal (E) speech, several acoustic parameters were measured in the acoustic waveform (fundamental frequency, maximum phonation time, maximum intensity) and in the frequency spectrum: harmonicity-to-noise ratio [HNR], pitch perturbation [Jitter], Shimmer. Thirteen patients using… (More)
The aim of the study was to analyze the incidence of anatomical variations and abnormalities of the facial nerve found during stapedectomy. Specific management in the case of an anomalous course of the facial nerve was also described. A retrospective analysis of clinical records of 316 stapedectomies was carried out in search for facial nerve anomalies. In… (More)
On the basis of three operated patients a posterior, lateral and antero-lateral approaches to the atlas and axis are presented. The type of approach depends on location and extent of a lesion in the vertebra.
The threshold and loudness comparison techniques of the Bing test were performed in a quantitative manner in both ears of 14 subjects. The results were related to their air-bone gap at 500 Hz. The study showed that the air-bone gap influenced a positive occlusion effect, but did not influence its subsequent magnitude. The magnitudes of the results of the… (More)
Pure tone audiometry performed on 67 alcoholics showed a sensorineural hearing loss in 70% of the ears examined. The prevalence of the hearing loss was related to the duration of heavy drinking. Twenty-two subjects with hearing loss were evaluated using impedance audiometry, SISI test, tone decay test and fixed frequency Békésy recording. The results of… (More)