William F House

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Approximately 20% of patients with congenital sensorineural hearing loss have radiographic abnormalities of the inner ear. A broad spectrum of anomalous patterns have been described, most of which have been lumped together under the term "Mondini's dysplasia." We feel that this grouping of many dissimilar entities under a single umbrella term is(More)
Chondrosarcoma of the skull base is an uncommon neoplasm that comprises 0.15% of all intracranial tumors and 6% of skull base lesions. Compression of vital neurologic structures by tumor expansion as well as the histologic characteristics contribute to the malignant potential of these neoplasms. Tumor recurrence has been associated with incomplete resection(More)
We suggest a new explanation for the lack of auditory response to electric stimulation in children with cochlear implants: the very narrow internal auditory canal, 1 to 2 mm in diameter, and the probable absence of the cochlear nerve. This defect can be seen on high-resolution computed tomographic x-ray studies and may represent aplasia of the(More)
Preoperative selection criteria for hearing conservation surgery in patients with acoustic tumors continues to be unresolved. The level of hearing that is worth saving is still debatable. However, most acoustic tumor surgeons agree that hearing preservation is less likely the larger the tumor. We reviewed the results of 106 middle fossa acoustic tumor(More)
This paper presents results of a histologic study of 16 temporal bones with cochlear implants from 13 subjects. Damage caused by electrode insertion in the basal turn of the cochlea was evaluated. Dendrite and spiral ganglion cell populations were compared to clinical performance scores to determine structures necessary for stimulation and the minimum(More)
A new approach to tumors of the skull base is described. This approach is accomplished by forward extension of the translabyrinthine opening into the cerebellopontine angle. The facial nerve is mobilized in the temporal bone from the stylomastoid foramen to its entrance into the internal auditory canal. Having removed the barrier of the facial nerve,(More)
William House gives in the address the essential of his philosophy about cochlear implant: "My 30 years of experience with cochlear implants has gone by very quickly. It is only during the past 10 years that cochlear implants have been widely used throughout the world. During that 10 years we have seen a change in the attitudes of scepticism and outright(More)