Yasmine A. Ashram

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First branchial cleft (FBC) anomalies are uncommon. The aim of this retrospective clinical study is to describe our experience in dealing with these sporadically reported lesions. Eighteen cases presenting with various FBC anomalies managed surgically during an 8-year period at a tertiary referral medical institution were included. Ten were males (56 %) and(More)
OBJECTIVE Although enormous attention has been directed to the localization and preservation of the facial nerve in acoustic neuroma surgery, the nervus intermedius has largely been ignored. In this article, we describe a method for intraoperative electrophysiologic identification of the nervus intermedius. STUDY DESIGN Retrospective case review. (More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the value of using a multichannel facial nerve (FN) monitoring setup in detecting mechanically elicited EMG activity during vestibular schwannoma (VS) surgery. STUDY DESIGN Prospective study. SETTING Tertiary referral center. PATIENTS AND METHODS This study was conducted on 42 patients operated for VS removal. The FN was(More)
The use of intraoperative facial nerve (FN) monitoring during surgical decompression of the FN is underscored because surgery is indicated when the FN shows more than 90 % axonal degeneration. The present study proposes including intraoperative monitoring to facilitate decision taking and provide prognostication with more accuracy. This prospective study(More)
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