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Elisabeth Sterrer, Franz Windisch, Kurt Frey, Klaus Rettensteiner, Benjamin Loader
BACKGROUND: Middle ear adenoma with neuroendocrine differentiation (MEA-ND), also known as carcinoid tumor of the middle ear, is an extremely rare neoplasm, especially when located within the tympanic cavity. To the best of our knowledge, this represents the first pediatric case of a MEA-ND described in Europe. Excluding the present case, only three other pediatric cases of this disease have been published globally. CASE REPORT: We report on a 15-year-old female patient who presented with conductive hearing loss of the right ear...
October 19, 2016: Wiener Klinische Wochenschrift
Kerem Öztürk, Sercan Göde, Servet Çelik, Mustafa Orhan, Okan Bilge, Cem Bilgen, Tayfun Kirazlı, Canan Y Saylam
BACKGROUND: The exposure of the round window (RW) through the facial recess (FR) is sometimes partial. The anatomic variations that alter RW exposure during cochleostomy have not been clearly defined to date. AIMS: The aim of this study was to assess the best FR position in which to achieve the widest exposure of the RW niche and to define the topographic relationship between two other important anatomical structures, the facial nerve (FN) and the chorda tympani (CT)...
September 2016: Balkan Medical Journal
Eliot J Martin, Matthew L Carlson, Eric J Moore, Ryan S Jackson
OBJECTIVE: To report hemifacial spasm (HFS) as a rare presenting symptom of a benign parotid neoplasm involving the stylomastoid foramen. METHODS: Case report with literature review. RESULTS: An 18-year-old woman presented with a 1-year history of a progressively enlarging right infra-auricular mass with new onset ipsilateral severe HFS. Clinical vetting unveiled a palpable 2 cm, firm, minimally mobile mass medial to the angle of the mandible...
October 12, 2016: Otology & Neurotology
Hyun-Min Lee, Keun-Ik Yi, Jae-Hoon Jung, Il-Woo Lee
We report an extremely rare case of hearing aid silicone impression material as a foreign body in the middle ear. Symptoms of the patient were otorrhea and vertigo after taking of a mold impression on his only hearing ear, and the symptoms mimicked chronic otitis media. A temporal bone CT scan revealed foreign body material in the middle ear and Eustachian tube. An intact canal wall mastoidectomy with a facial recess approach and type IV tympanoplasty was performed to remove the silicone impression material...
September 28, 2016: American Journal of Otolaryngology
Lilun Li, Bryan Ward, Margaret Cocks, Amir Kheradmand, Howard W Francis
OBJECTIVE: IgG4-related disease (IgG4-RD) is an idiopathic inflammatory condition that causes pseudotumor formation in single or multiple organs, including those of the head and neck. Temporal bone involvement is rare, with only 3 cases of unilateral temporal bone IgG4-RD described in the literature. We report the first known case of IgG4-RD of bilateral temporal bones and describe its clinical presentation, diagnosis, and treatment. METHODS: The patient was a 52-year-old man with latent tuberculosis (TB) who presented with a 10-year history of bilateral profound hearing loss and vestibular dysfunction...
October 10, 2016: Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology
Phayvanh P Sjogren, Richard K Gurgel, Albert H Park
OBJECTIVES: To determine whether a canal wall down mastoidectomy can provide long-term benefit for children with aural stenosis. METHODS: Retrospective case series of children with congenital aural stenosis having undergone a canal wall down mastoidectomy over a twelve-year period at a tertiary children's hospital. RESULTS: Data from thirteen children who underwent a total of twenty canal wall down mastoidectomies for aural stenosis were reviewed...
November 2016: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
Ahmed Omran, Fatthi Abdel Baki, Ahmed Amin
OBJECTIVE: To assess the effectiveness of glass ionomer bone cement (GIBC) in lateral attic wall reconstruction after primary acquired attic cholesteatoma surgery. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This prospective study was conducted on twenty children collected from the ENT outpatient clinics of a secondary and tertiary hospital. All patients presented with chronic suppurative otitis media with cholesteatoma of the primary acquired attic type. All patients underwent intact canal wall mastoidectomy (ICWM) with a transcanal atticotomy to address primary cholesteatoma involving the attic and the supratubal recess...
August 2016: Journal of International Advanced Otology
William J Parkes, Sharon L Cushing, Blake C Papsin, Susan I Blaser, Adrian L James
OBJECTIVE: To use magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to assess the extent of mastoid opacification after canal wall up (CWU) cholesteatoma surgery. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Thirty-five children in whom post-operative MRI had been obtained after CWU surgery. Cholesteatoma confined to the meso- and/or epi-tympanum was removed using a transcanal approach (n=18). More extensive disease required a combined approach tympanomastoidectomy (CAT, n=17). Mastoid opacification was assessed in both ears by a neuroradiologist blind to surgical details using an ordinal scale from 0 (no opacification) to 6 (completely opacified)...
August 2016: Journal of International Advanced Otology
Renato Torres, Guillaume Kazmitcheff, Daniele De Seta, Evelyne Ferrary, Olivier Sterkers, Yann Nguyen
It has previously reported that alignment of the insertion axis along the basal turn of the cochlea was depending on surgeon' experience. In this experimental study, we assessed technological assistances, such as navigation or a robot-based system, to improve the insertion axis during cochlear implantation. A preoperative cone beam CT and a mastoidectomy with a posterior tympanotomy were performed on four temporal bones. The optimal insertion axis was defined as the closest axis to the scala tympani centerline avoiding the facial nerve...
October 4, 2016: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
Sameep Kadakia, David Chan, Yadranko Ducic, Ricardo Cristobal, Moustafa Mourad
OBJECTIVE: We analyzed patients with advanced parotid malignancy requiring proximal facial nerve exposure undergoing mastoidectomy versus lateral temporal bone resection to determine differences in local and distant recurrence. STUDY DESIGN: The study design is a case series with chart review. SETTING: The setting is in Tertiary care practice in Fort Worth, Texas from January1998 to January 2014. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: The study included 120 patients with advanced parotid malignancy, 82 males between 19 and 87 years, and 38 females between 26 and 83 years...
September 30, 2016: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Rishabh Sethia, Thomas F Kerwin, Gregory J Wiet
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this report is to provide a review of the current literature for assessment of performance for mastoidectomy, to identify the current assessment tools available in the literature, and to summarize the evidence for their validity. DATA SOURCES: The MEDLINE database was accessed via PubMed. REVIEW METHODS: Inclusion criteria consisted of English-language published articles that reported use of a mastoidectomy performance assessment tool...
September 27, 2016: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
T Bakaj, L Bakaj Zbrozkova, R Salzman, M Tedla, I Starek
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the correlation between preoperative non-echo planar diffusion-weighted (non-EPI DWI) MR imaging with surgical findings of recidivous middle ear cholesteatoma after canal wall up (CWU) and canal wall down (CWD) mastoidectomy. BACKGROUND: The detection of recidive cholesteatoma after CWU and after CWD procedures, when the trepanation cavity is spontaneously closed by soft tissue, is possible by second-look and revision surgery. However, many cases prove to be negative of the disease...
2016: Bratislavské Lekárske Listy
X Y Yeoh, P S Lim, K C Pua
Intracranial complications of chronic otitis media have been on the decline with advent of antibiotics. Septic thrombosis of the sigmoid sinus is rarer compared to commoner complications such as otogenic brain abscesses and meningitis. This patient presented with recurrent infection after left mastoidectomy secondary to cholesteatoma and a contralateral internal jugular vein thrombosis with parapharyngeal abscess, which was drained. He recovered well postoperatively with antibiotics.
2016: Case Reports in Otolaryngology
Ana Castro Sousa, Vânia Henriques, Jorge Rodrigues, Rui Fonseca
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The goal of ossiculoplasty is to improve hearing. Successful ossiculoplasty depends on several factors. This retrospective study was carried out to analyze hearing results of ossiculoplasty in ears with chronic otitis media (COM) and evaluate clinical outcomes and factors predictive of hearing improvement. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: We reviewed the results of 153 patients with COM (with cholesteatoma (COMC) and without cholesteatoma (COMWC)) who underwent ossiculoplasty between January of 2002 to December of 2011...
September 20, 2016: Acta Otorrinolaringológica Española
Michael A Siebold, Neal P Dillon, Loris Fichera, Robert F Labadie, Robert J Webster, J Michael Fitzpatrick
BACKGROUND: When robots mill bone near critical structures, safety margins are used to reduce the risk of accidental damage due to inaccurate registration. These margins are typically set heuristically with uniform thickness, which does not reflect the anisotropy and spatial variance of registration error. METHODS: A method is described to generate spatially varying safety margins around vital anatomy using statistical models of registration uncertainty. Numerical simulations are used to determine the margin geometry that matches a safety threshold specified by the surgeon...
September 21, 2016: International Journal of Medical Robotics + Computer Assisted Surgery: MRCAS
Anne Conlin, Jane Lea, Manohar Bance, Neil Chadha, Shaun Kilty, Frederick Kozak, Julian Savage, Ravindar Sidhu, Joseph Chen, Brian D Westerberg
BACKGROUND: Mental practice, the cognitive rehearsal of a task in the absence of overt physical movement, has been successfully used in teaching complex psychomotor tasks including sports and music, and recently, surgical skills. The objectives of this study were, 1) To develop and evaluate a mental practice protocol for mastoidectomy 2) To assess the immediate impact of mental practice on a mastoidectomy surgical task among senior Otolaryngology─Head & Neck Surgery (OHNS) residents...
2016: Journal of Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery
Nam-Gyu Ryu, Jin Kim
Unexpected iatrogenic facial nerve paralysis not only affects facial disfiguration, but also imposes a devastating effect on the social, psychological, and economic aspects of an affected person's life at once. The aims of this study were to postulate where surgeons had mistakenly drilled or where obscured by granulations or by fibrous bands and to look for surgical approach with focused on the safety of facial nerve in mastoid surgery. We had found 14 cases of iatrogenic facial nerve injury (IFNI) during mastoid surgery for 5 years in Korea...
September 2016: Journal of Audiology & Otology
Anu Laulajainen-Hongisto, Antti A Aarnisalo, Jussi Jero
Acute otitis media is a common infection in children. Most acute otitis media episodes can be treated at an outpatient setting with antimicrobials, or only expectant observation. Hospital treatment with parenteral medication, and myringotomy or tympanostomy, may be needed to treat those with severe, prolonged symptoms, or with complications. The most common intratemporal complication of acute otitis media is acute mastoiditis. If a child with acute mastoiditis does not respond to this treatment, or if complications develop, further examinations and other surgical procedures, including mastoidectomy, are considered...
October 2016: Current Allergy and Asthma Reports
Ho Jun Lee, Janet Ren Chao, Yeung Kyu Yeon, Vijay Kumar, Chan Hum Park, Hyung-Jong Kim, Jun Ho Lee
OBJECTIVES: To reduce the mastoid cavity-associated problems secondary to canal wall down mastoidectomy, we designed a new surgical procedure that includes canal wall reconstruction using free-floating cartilages and double musculoperiosteal flaps. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective study. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Thirty-three patients were enrolled in this study. Preoperative and postoperative pure tone audiometry/speech discrimination score and postoperative status (complications and EAC status) were analyzed...
September 7, 2016: Laryngoscope
Jia Xu, Haijin Yi, Xin Li, Wenjing Chen, Jinkun Xu
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the surgical treatment and related experience of lateral skull base lesions. METHODS: In a retrospective, clinical data analysis of 20 patients with lateral skull base diseases, 11 cases with temporal bone space-occupying lesions and intracranial invasion were treated by translabyrinthine surgery, mastoid cavity drainage, or transmastoid surgery to remove the lesion; two cases of cholesteatoma with destruction of tympanic cavity and tympanic sinus canopy with intracranial invasion were treated by extended radical mastoidectomy; seven cases with lateral skull base bone destruction with cerebrospinal fluid otorrhea caused by trauma and deformity were treated by translabyrinth and transmastoid repair...
August 31, 2016: Acta Oto-laryngologica
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