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Golda Grinblat, Sampath Chandra Prasad, Gianluca Piras, Jingchun He, Abdelkader Taibah, Alessandra Russo, Mario Sanna
OBJECTIVE: 1) To describe the surgical technique of drill canaplasty for exostosis and osteoma and to evaluate our results. 2) To propose a new grading system for external auditory canal stenosis (EACS). 3) To review the recent literature. STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective review. SETTING: Quarternary referral center for Otology & Skull Base surgery. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: Two hundred seventeen patients (256 ears) with exostosis or osteoma were included in the study...
October 12, 2016: Otology & Neurotology
Reuven Ishai, Christopher F Halpin, Jennifer J Shin, Michael J McKenna, Alicia M Quesnel
OBJECTIVES: 1) To evaluate the long-term incidence and degree of the sensorineural component of hearing loss (SNHL) in patients with otosclerosis after accounting for expected age-related hearing loss. 2) To identify variables that might predict development of sensorineural hearing loss due to otosclerosis. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective audiometric database and chart review. SETTING: Tertiary referral center. PATIENTS: Consecutive patients with otosclerosis observed between 1994 and 2004, with ≥10 years follow-up, excluding patients with postoperative hearing loss or surgery before the initial audiogram...
October 12, 2016: Otology & Neurotology
Verónica Gómez Toledo, Ileana Gutiérrez Farfán, Antonio Verduzco-Mendoza, Emilio Arch-Tirado
BACKGROUND: Tinnitus is defined as the conscious perception of a sensation of sound that occurs in the absence of an external stimulus. This audiological symptom affects 7% to 19% of the adult population. The aim of this study is to describe the associated comorbidities present in patients with tinnitus usingjoint and conditional probability analysis. PATIENTS: Patients of both genders, diagnosed with unilateral or bilateral tinnitus, aged between 20 and 45 years, and had a full computerised medical record, were selected...
October 13, 2016: Cirugia y Cirujanos
Sertac Yetiser
Objective. The aim of this study is to analyze the hearing and vestibular outcome of patients with otosclerosis who have been operated on by fiber optic flexible CO2 laser. Study Design. A preliminary and retrospective study was conducted in 30 patients with otosclerosis. Results. Comparative analysis of average air conduction thresholds (53.41 ± 11.81 dB versus 26.37 ± 11.04 dB) and air-bone gaps (34 ± 9.92 dB versus 12.03 ± 6.02 dB) before and after the surgery were statistically significant (<0...
2016: International Journal of Otolaryngology
Sait Karaca, Oğuz Basut, Uygar Levent Demir, Ömer Afşın Özmen, Fikret Kasapoğlu, Hakan Coşkun
OBJECTIVE: Various types of laser, microdrill, and perforator are effectively used in the surgical treatment of otosclerosis. However, they have certain disadvantages along with advantages. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of carbon dioxide (CO2) laser and perforator stapedotomy techniques on audiological outcomes and postoperative vestibular functions via videonystagmography (VNG). MATERIALS AND METHODS: This prospective and randomized clinical study was conducted in an academic tertiary medical center...
August 2016: Journal of International Advanced Otology
Michihiko Sone, Tadao Yoshida, Satofumi Sugimoto, Kyoko Morimoto, Yuriko Okazaki, Masaaki Teranishi, Shinji Naganawa, Tsutomu Nakashima
CONCLUSIONS: The presence of endolymphatic hydrops (EH) in the vestibule on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) might be a high-risk factor for complications in cases that are candidates for stapes surgery. OBJECTIVE: Pre-operative detection of EH could be valuable in cases that are candidates for stapes surgery to prevent unpredictable complications following surgery. Pre-operative MRI findings and post-operative findings following stapes surgery were compared to evaluate the efficacy of such MRI evaluation for the management of cases with otosclerosis...
September 27, 2016: Acta Oto-laryngologica
Vânia Henriques, Rafaela Teles, Ana Sousa, Roberto Estevão, Jorge Rodrigues, Alexandra Gomes, Francisco Silva, Ângelo Fernandes, Fausto Fernandes
Congenital middle ear malformations are rare. Most part of them are usually associated with other malformations, such as aural atresia, microtia, and dysmorphic craniofacial features. A clinical case of a 24-year-old male with a right-sided conductive hearing loss since his childhood, without craniofacial malformation, is presented. He was proposed for exploratory tympanotomy under the suspicious diagnosis of otosclerosis. The surgery revealed an abnormal location of stapes' superstructure, which was attached to the promontory and had an isolated and mobile osseous footplate in the oval window...
2016: Case Reports in Otolaryngology
Inge Wegner, Mostafa M A S Eldaebes, Thomas G Landry, Wilko Grolman, Manohar L Bance
HYPOTHESIS: The use of larger-diameter pistons in stapedotomy leads to better hearing outcomes compared with the use of smaller-diameter pistons. There is an interaction between stapes piston diameter and fenestration diameter. BACKGROUND: Otosclerosis can be treated surgically by removing part of the stapes and bypassing the stapes footplate with a prosthesis. Available piston shaft diameters range between 0.3 and 0.8 mm. There has been a tendency toward the use of smaller-diameter pistons, because of a suspected decreased risk of cochlear trauma and subsequent sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL) with smaller pistons...
September 16, 2016: Otology & Neurotology
P Bertholon, A Karkas
This chapter will focus on vertigo/dizziness due to inner-ear malformations, labyrinthine fistula, otosclerosis, infectious processes, and autoimmune inner-ear disorders. Inner-ear malformation due to dehiscence of the superior semicircular canal is the most recently described inner-ear malformation. Vertigo/dizziness is typically induced by sound and pressure stimuli and can be associated with auditory symptoms (conductive or mixed hearing loss). Labyrinthine fistula, except after surgery for otosclerosis, in the context of trauma or chronic otitis media with cholesteatoma, still remains a challenging disorder due to multiple uncertainties regarding diagnostic and management strategies...
2016: Handbook of Clinical Neurology
Giannicola Iannella, Giuseppe Magliulo
OBJECTIVE: Analyze the surgical outcomes of endoscopic stapes surgery, comparing the results with a conventional stapes surgery under microscopic approach. Estimate the operation type of each surgical approach and show a learning curve of endoscopic stapes surgery. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective study. SETTING: Tertiary referral center. PATIENTS: Twenty patients who underwent endoscopic stapedotomy for otosclerosis and 20 patients who underwent microscopic stapedotomy for otosclerosis...
October 2016: Otology & Neurotology
Hiroki Koizumi, Hideaki Suzuki, Rintaro Kawaguchi, Koichi Hashida, Nobusuke Hohchi, Jun-Ichi Ohkubo, Takahisa Tabata, Takuro Kitamura
CONCLUSIONS: Osteoclasts are unlikely to be involved in bone resorption in middle ear cholesteatoma. OBJECTIVE: The authors searched for osteoclasts in undecalcified bone sections in patients with middle ear cholesteatoma to determine whether and to what extent these cells are involved in this disease. METHODS: Twelve patients, eight men and four women, aged 30-87 years, who underwent tympanomastoidectomy were enrolled. Six patients had primary acquired middle ear cholesteatoma (cholesteatoma group) and the other six patients had other otologic diseases including otosclerosis, non-cholesteatomatous chronic otitis media, adhesive otitis media, perilymphatic fistula and ossicular malformation (control group)...
August 30, 2016: Acta Oto-laryngologica
Onur Ismi, Osman Erdogan, Mesut Yesilova, Cengiz Ozcan, Didem Ovla, Kemal Gorur
INTRODUCTION: Otosclerosis (OS) is the primary disease of the human temporal bone characterized by conductive hearing loss and tinnitus. The exact pathogenesis of tinnitus in otosclerosis patients is not known and factors affecting the tinnitus outcome in otosclerosis patients are still controversial. OBJECTIVES: To find the effect of stapedotomy on tinnitus for otosclerosis patients. METHODS: Fifty-six otosclerosis patients with preoperative tinnitus were enrolled to the study...
August 2, 2016: Brazilian Journal of Otorhinolaryngology
Bruno Kenway, Petros V Vlastarakos, Anand V Kasbekar, Patrick R Axon, Neil Donnelly
Our aim was to critically assess the influence of preoperative computed tomography (CT) scans on implantation decisions for adult cochlear implant candidates. The working hypothesis was that these routine scans might not provide critical additional information in most adult cochlear implant candidates. The charts of 175 adults with unilateral cochlear implantation were reviewed. Preoperative CT scan reports were audited, and scans with reported pathology were examined by an Otologist/ENT Surgeon. Clinic notes and multidisciplinary team meeting summaries were also analyzed to assess whether the results of the radiology report had influenced the decision to implant or the laterality of implantation...
August 2016: Ear, Nose, & Throat Journal
Katarina Berling Holm, Johan Knutsson, Karin Strömbäck, Niklas Danckwardt Lillieström, Georgios Papatziamos, Andreas Rosenblad, Magnus Von Unge
CONCLUSION: The incidence of taste disturbance after stapes surgery is high (61.9%), whereas the majority (94.8%) recovers within 1 year. More severe surgical nerve trauma caused more disturbance, implying that the nerve should be handled carefully during surgery. OBJECTIVES: Patients operated on for otosclerosis seem more often to complain about post-operative taste disturbance than those operated on for chronic otitis media, although the chorda tympani nerve more seldom becomes maltreated in stapedotomy...
August 19, 2016: Acta Oto-laryngologica
Julian Danino, Jameel Muzaffar, Alistair Mitchell-Innes, James Howard, Chris Coulson
OBJECTIVE: Evaluate the type, content, and quality of information available via the Internet for patients with common otological conditions. METHODS: The Google search engine was used to generate responses for the following search terms: glue ear, otitis media, otosclerosis, Ménière's disease, cholesteatoma, and ear perforation. The first 10 websites for each search term were selected for analysis. Websites were evaluated with the validated DISCERN instrument (Institute of Health Sciences, University of Oxford, UK), the LIDA tool (Minervation Ltd, Oxford, UK), the Flesch Readability Formula, the Simple Measure Of Gobbledygook (SMOG) readability score, and against the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) criteria...
September 2016: Otology & Neurotology
S A Karpishchenko, A A Zubareva, V N Filimonov, M A Shavgulidze, E A Azovtseva
The objective of the present study was to analyze the potential of cone beam computed tomography of the temporal bones in the patients presenting with otosclerosis for the detection of surgically significant specific structural features of the labyrinth wall of the tympanic cavity. More than 400 tomograms of the temporal bones were obtained with the use of a cone beam tomographwere available for the investigation during the period from 2012 till 2016. The study was carried out in several steps, viz. the search for the optimal (for the given instrument) position of the patient, the experimental stage, the retrospective analysis of the tomograms and the comparison of the temporal bones of different types (pneumatic, mixed, and sclerotic) in individual patients, the comparison of the results of cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) with the intraoperative observations, and the modification of the algorithm for the analysis of temporal bone cone beam tomograms...
2016: Vestnik Otorinolaringologii
U P Santosh, M S Sudhakar Rao
INTRODUCTION: Meniere's disease is a disorder of the membranous labyrinth of the inner ear manifesting as vertigo, tinnitus, sensory neural hearing loss and aural fullness of known or unknown origin. Some patients may present after years into typical forms. The endocrine disorders, especially hypothyroidism and the factors like inflammation, trauma, otosclerosis, autoimmunity explains the multifactorial causation for the basis of Meniere's disease. Endolymphatic hydrops is the pathologic term named for the defective regulation of endolymph volume with respect to production and absorption...
May 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
Saurabh Priyadarshi, Kirtal Hansdah, Chinmay Sundar Ray, Narayan Chandra Biswal, Puppala Venkat Ramchander
Otosclerosis (OTSC) is defined by abnormal bone remodeling in the otic capsule of middle ear which leads to conductive hearing loss. In our previous study, we have identified a de novo heterozygous mutation -832G > A in the promoter of TGFB1 in an otosclerosis patient. In the present study, we progressively screened this mutation in a cohort of 254 cases and 262 controls. The family members of the patient positive for -832G > A variation were also screened and found inheritance of this variation only to her daughter...
2016: Scientific Reports
Katarzyna Banasik, Monika Kwacz
Stapes protheses are designed for patients with otosclerosis resulting immobilization or significant reduction of the stapes mobility. All currently used prostheses are called - piston prosthesis. However, its use to stimulate the cochlea is still imperfect. New chamber stapes prosthesis allows the perilymph excitation more effective than the piston prothesis. Moreover, the chamber prosthesis eliminates the common causes of piston-stapedotomy failures. The most important element of the new prosthesis is a flexible membrane...
June 30, 2016: Otolaryngologia Polska. the Polish Otolaryngology
Elif Baysal, Secaattin Gulsen, Ismail Aytac, Fatih Celenk, Nuray Ensari, Seyithan Taysi, Habib Binici, Cengiz Durucu, Semih Mumbuc, Muzaffer Kanlikama
OBJECTIVES: Otosclerosis is a disease involving abnormal bone turnover in the human otic capsule that results in hearing loss. Several hypotheses have been suggested for the etiopathogenesis of otosclerosis; however, its etiology remains unclear. METHODS: This study evaluated the correlation between otosclerosis and levels of paraoxonase-1 (PON1), arylesterase, total antioxidant status, total oxidant status (TOS), oxidative stress index (OSI), total sulfhydryl (-SH) groups, lipid hydroperoxide, and ceruloplasmin in the serum of otosclerosis patients and healthy subjects with respect to oxidative stress...
July 8, 2016: Redox Report: Communications in Free Radical Research
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