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Emma L Houck, Krista A Keller, Michelle G Hawkins, Andrew G Burton, Keriann M Casey, Kevin Keel, Nathan Tong, David Sanchez-Migallon Guzman
A 28-year-old female Congo African grey parrot ( Psittacus erithacus erithacus) was evaluated because of a mass in the left external auditory meatus. Results of a computed tomography scan revealed an osteolytic left hemimandibular mass with irregular bone production and a soft tissue mass in the left external auditory meatus. Results of cytologic examination of fine needle aspirates of the hemimandible were interpreted as adenocarcinoma with reactive osteoblasts. The owner chose palliative treatment, and a debulking procedure was performed on the left external auditory meatus mass 52 days after initial presentation to control self-trauma...
September 2016: Journal of Avian Medicine and Surgery
Anna Jarosz, Sylweriusz Kosiński, Tomasz Darocha, Peter Paal, Robert Gałązkowski, Hubert Hymczak, Rafał Drwiła
OBJECTIVES: When establishing the Severe Hypothermia Treatment Centre, certain problems and pitfalls regarding the qualification for extracorporeal rewarming were encountered. The authors shared their experience and opened a discussion with other centers that deal with severe, accidental hypothermia. DESIGN: Retrospective analysis of medical records of all patients examined by the hypothermia coordinator. SETTING: Patients consulted and treated by the Severe Hypothermia Treatment Centre...
May 13, 2016: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
Chi-Kyou Lee, Hyun Ju Lee
A solitary fibrous tumor (SFT) is an extremely rare, distinct otological soft-tissue tumor. Only two such tumors in the external auditory canal have been reported. A SFT related to hemangiopericytomas (HPC), which commonly arise in the central nervous system. HPCs act malignant in many cases, while SFTs at other sites are mainly benign. A 25-year-old female presented with highly vascular tumor at the right external auditory meatus and bleeding from the mass when a crust was removed from its surface. After excisional biopsy followed by pre-operative embolization, this tumor confirmed with SFT...
September 2016: Journal of Audiology & Otology
Sohum K Desai, Da'Marcus Baymon, Eric Sieloff, Kenneth Maynard, Marc Moisi, Achal P Patel, Joel T Patterson
AIMS: Lateral transtemporal approaches are useful for addressing lesions located ventral to the brainstem, especially when the pathologic diagnosis of the tumor dictates that a gross or near total resection improves outcomes. One approach, the presigmoid approach receives little attention in the pediatric population thus far. We sought to characterize morphometric changes, particularly the clival depth and the petroclival Cobb angle, that occur in the temporal bones of children and draw implications about doing a presigmoid approach in children...
April 2016: Journal of Pediatric Neurosciences
Bruno Areias, Carla Santos, Renato M Natal Jorge, Fernanda Gentil, Marco Pl Parente
The ear is one of the most complex organs in the human body. Sound is a sequence of pressure waves, which propagates through a compressible media such as air. The pinna concentrates the sound waves into the external auditory meatus. In this canal, the sound is conducted to the tympanic membrane. The tympanic membrane transforms the pressure variations into mechanical displacements, which are then transmitted to the ossicles. The vibration of the stapes footplate creates pressure waves in the fluid inside the cochlea; these pressure waves stimulate the hair cells, generating electrical signals which are sent to the brain through the cochlear nerve, where they are decoded...
September 2, 2016: Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Part H, Journal of Engineering in Medicine
Vladimir V Popov, Evgeniya V Sysueva, Dmitry I Nechaev, Alena A Lemazina, Alexander Ya Supin
Using the auditory evoked response technique, sensitivity to local acoustic stimulation of the ventro-lateral head surface was investigated in a beluga whale (Delphinapterus leucas). The stimuli were tone pip trains of carrier frequencies ranging from 16 to 128 kHz with a pip rate of 1 kHz. For higher frequencies (90-128 kHz), the low-threshold point was located next to the medial side of the middle portion of the lower jaw. For middle (32-64 kHz) and lower (16-22.5 kHz) frequencies, the low-threshold point was located at the lateral side of the middle portion of the lower jaw...
August 2016: Journal of the Acoustical Society of America
Stephanie M Beeman, Andrew R Kemper, Stefan M Duma
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to quantify the effects of active muscles (e.g. conscious bracing, resting tone, and reflex response) and acceleration severity on the neck forces and moments generated during low-speed frontal sled tests with adult male human volunteers and post mortem human surrogates (PMHSs). METHODS: A total of 24 frontal sled tests were analyzed including male volunteers of approximately 50th percentile height and weight (n = 5) and PMHSs (n = 2)...
September 2016: Traffic Injury Prevention
F Y Russo, D De Seta, I Mosnier, O Sterkers, D Bernardeschi
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August 11, 2016: Clinical Otolaryngology
Maimi Ozeki-Satoh, Aoi Ishikawa, Shigehito Yamada, Chigako Uwabe, Tetsuya Takakuwa
We describe the three-dimensional morphogenesis of the middle ear ossicles (MEOs) according to Carnegie stage (CS) in human embryos. Seventeen samples including 33 MEOs from CS18 to 23 were selected from the Kyoto Collection. The primordia of the MEOs and related structures were histologically observed and three-dimensionally reconstructed from digital images. The timing of chondrogenesis was variable among structures. The stapes was recognizable as a vague condensation of the mesenchymal cells in all samples from CS18, whereas the malleus and incus were recognizable at CS19...
October 2016: Anatomical Record: Advances in Integrative Anatomy and Evolutionary Biology
P Casserly, P L Friedland, M D Atlas
BACKGROUND: Subtotal petrosectomy combined with cochlear implantation is a procedure required in specific situations. METHODS: A retrospective review of all cases of subtotal petrosectomy in cochlear implant surgery over a five-year period was performed. The indications, complications and outcomes for this procedure are outlined. RESULTS: Sixteen patients underwent cochlear implantation in combination with subtotal petrosectomy and blind sac closure of the external auditory meatus from 2008 to 2013...
July 2016: Journal of Laryngology and Otology
G A Cordero, C M Berns
Integration of evolutionary and developmental biology has stimulated novel insights on the origins and maintenance of phenotypic variation. For instance, phenotypic accommodation predicts that trait covariance originates via a novel developmental input caused by genetic change in one trait, but not the other. Darwin provided a striking example of this process in the 'lop-eared' rabbit by demonstrating that artificial selection for long external ears induced variation in the external auditory meatus. Although this intriguing pattern has been interpreted as evidence of phenotypic accommodation, it is unclear whether it exists and, if it does, whether it is selectively maintained in nature...
July 28, 2016: Journal of Evolutionary Biology
Phawana Asawapittayanont, Ryoukichi Ikeda, Hidetoshi Oshima, Toshiaki Kikuchi, Hiromitsu Miyazaki, Tetsuaki Kawase, Yukio Katori, Toshimitsu Kobayashi
OBJECTIVE: To re-evaluate the incidence of Eustachian tube closing failure in acquired middle ear cholesteatoma. METHOD: Thirty-one cases with acquired middle ear cholesteatoma who received surgery were enrolled. Presence of Eustachian tube closing failure was determined through two Eustachian tube function tests. First Step Tests: Test 1: Positive sniff test identified by retraction of the tympanic membrane upon sniffing was observed. Test 2: The pressure in the external auditory meatus was found to change synchronously with that of the nasopharynx during respiration or upon sniffing...
July 11, 2016: Auris, Nasus, Larynx
Xinping Hao, Shubin Chen, Zilong Yu, Fenghe Liang, Yongxin Li
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the feasibility of the treatment of otosclerosis using laser stapedotomy with mini incision in the external auditory meatus. METHOD: Thirteen patients(15 ears) with otosclerosis evidence on clinic history. They were all operated using the laser assisted stapedotomy by mini incision in external auditory meatus because of the wide straight canal. Laser resection the tendo musculistapedius and anterior and postrior arch, breaking the articulatioincudostapedia, removing the stapes superstructure, making a hole of 6mm diameter in the rear of stapes footplate by laser drilling, implanting the corresponding length Piston artificial ossicle...
March 2016: Journal of Clinical Otorhinolaryngology, Head, and Neck Surgery
Peng Yao, Yi-Yong Deng, Tao Hong, Zhi-Bin Wang, Jia-Ming Ma, Yong-Qiang Zhu, Hong-Xi Li, Yuan-Yuan Ding, Shi-Nong Pan
Radiofrequency thermocoagulation (RFT) is widely used to treat trigeminal neuralgia (TN); however, the optimal temperature at which RFT is most efficacious remains under much debate. Thus, the aim of the present study was to determine the lowest temperature at which morbidity could be minimized and patient outcomes maximized.A multivariate analysis was used to study 1354 patients who underwent computed tomography (CT)-guided RFT for V2/V3 idiopathic trigeminal neuralgia (ITN) during from June 2006 to May 2015...
June 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
O V Fedorova, G B Shadrin
The objective of the present study was to evaluate the clinical effectiveness and safety of the local application of triderm for the treatment of diffuse external otitis. The study included 68 patients presenting with bacterial and fungal diffuse external otitis. The treatment in the form of local empiric therapy was continued till the results of microbiological treatment became apparent. The beneficial outcome achieved in 91.2% of the patients was clinically manifest as the regression of the inflammatory process in the external auditory meatus...
2016: Vestnik Otorinolaringologii
V F Antoniv, V I Popadyuk, V M Aksenov, T V Antoniv, I A Korshunova
The objective of the present work was to improve the effectiveness of the treatment of atresia of the external auditory canal (EAC). Atresia of external acoustic meatus is a result of a mechanical or thermal injury but can also develop after a surgical intervention for the removal of foreign bodies, benign and malignant tumours. This condition is frequently associated with the narrowing and obliteration of EAC leading to the marked impairment of hearing despite preservation of the middle ear structures. Plastic correction of the external auditory canal for the purpose of its broadening does not always produce the desired result...
2016: Vestnik Otorinolaringologii
Robert Nash, Anooj Majithia, Arvind Singh
OBJECTIVE: There are a number of published criteria for the investigation of asymmetrical audiovestibular symptoms. Our aim was to determine the agreement between these protocols when determining whether to investigate a group of patients treated at our institution. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Retrospective audit of the indications for arranging 854 consecutive magnetic resonance imaging scans of the internal auditory meatus. These indications were compared to the Oxford, Northern, Charing Cross, and Nashville guidelines on the investigation of asymmetrical audiovestibular symptoms...
April 2016: Journal of International Advanced Otology
James G Barr, Pranay K Singh
We present a rare case of pediatric conductive hearing loss due to a high lateralized jugular bulb. An 8-year-old boy with a right-sided conductive hearing loss of 40 dB was found to have a pink bulge toward the inferior part of the right eardrum. Computed tomography showed a high, lateralized right jugular bulb that had a superolaterally pointing diverticulum that bulged into the lower mesotympanum and posterior external auditory meatus. It was explained to the child's parents that it is important never to put any sharp objects into the ears because of the risk of injury to the jugular vein...
June 2016: Ear, Nose, & Throat Journal
M Stapper, T Stange
Isolated fracture of the handle of the malleus is a rare cause of conductive hearing loss and represents a challenge for the otolaryngologist in terms of past medical history, diagnostics, and therapy.
June 6, 2016: HNO
Michaël Risoud, Nicolas-Xavier Bonne, Martin Fourdrinier, Thomas Hubert, Christophe Vincent
The Mongolian gerbil (Meriones unguiculatus) is commonly used in hearing research because the hearing frequency spectrum of the gerbil is rather similar to that of the human being. However, a precise description of the surgical post-auricular route has not been reported. The aim of this technical note is to provide details on the procedure and the surgical anatomy of the post-auricular route in the Mongolian gerbil. Surgery was performed under general anesthesia on eight (2 males and 6 females) adult Mongolian gerbils...
July 2016: Hearing Research
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