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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453620/long-term-hearing-results-of-stapedotomy-analysis-of-factors-affecting-outcome
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Dhooge Ingeborg, Desmedt Stéphanie, Maly Thomas, Loose David, Van Hoecke Helen
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate long-term hearing results of stapedotomy and analyze the influence of patient-, disease-, and procedure-related variables. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective case series. SETTING: Tertiary referral center. PATIENTS: 230 ears (202 patients, 10-74 years) underwent stapedotomy for otosclerosis between January 2008 and August 2014. All cases had early postoperative follow-up (4 weeks post-surgery) and 181 cases had late postoperative follow-up (≥ 1 year, average 32...
February 16, 2018: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453209/recurrent-epistaxis-leading-to-diagnosis-of-primary-sinonasal-melanoma
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Karine Tawagi, Rita Akaraz-Avedissian, Irina Burman-Solovyeva
A 48-year-old man presented to urgent care with recurrent epistaxis over 6 months. Initially, nosebleeds were controlled with packing or cautery. Ultimately, he was referred to ear, nose and throat department and underwent nasal endoscopy which revealed polypoid tissue. A biopsy of the polyp showed non-specific inflammation with no evidence of malignancy. Follow-up maxillofacial CT revealed a large mass lesion in the right maxillary sinus, right nasal fossa, much of the ethmoids and right sphenoid, with destruction of adjacent bony structures...
February 16, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29451456/clival-meningocele-causing-bilateral-hearing-loss-in-a-child-due-to-superficial-siderosis-of-the-central-nervous-system-case-report
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Stephen J Johans, Kevin N Swong, Daniel J Burkett, Michael P Wemhoff, Sean M Lew, Chirag R Patel, Anand V Germanwala
Superficial siderosis (SS) of the CNS is a rare and often unrecognized condition. Caused by hemosiderin deposition from chronic, repetitive hemorrhage in the subarachnoid space, it results in parenchymal damage in the subpial layers of the brain and spinal cord. T2-weighted MRI shows the characteristic hypointensity of hemosiderin deposition, classically occurring around the cerebellum, brainstem, and spinal cord. Patients present with progressive gait ataxia and sensorineural hearing impairment. Although there have been several studies, case reports, and review articles over the years, the clear pathophysiology of subarachnoid space hemorrhage remains to be elucidated...
February 16, 2018: Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29447898/challenges-and-outcomes-of-cholesteatoma-management-in-children-with-down-syndrome
#4
Saied Ghadersohi, Bharat Bhushan, Kathleen R Billings
INTRODUCTION: The high incidence of chronic otitis media with effusion and Eustachian tube dysfunction in children with Down syndrome (DS) may predispose them to cholesteatoma formation. Establishing the diagnosis, choosing the appropriate operative intervention, and post-operative care can be challenging. OBJECTIVE: To describe management strategies for cholesteatoma diagnosis, surgical treatment, and post-operative management in children with Down syndrome. METHODS: Retrospective case series of 14 patients (17 total ears) with Down syndrome diagnosed with cholesteatoma over a 9-year period...
March 2018: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29447797/the-anatomic-applicability-of-transcanal-endoscopic-ear-surgery-in-children
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Wan-Hsuan Sun, Chin-Lung Kuo, Tzu-Chin Huang
OBJECTIVE: The feasibility of TEES in dealing with pediatric middle ear disease is still under investigation. The goal of this study was to compare anatomical dimensions of the EAC between children and adults, and to analyze the anatomic applicability of TEES in children. METHODS: Forty pediatric (18 years old and younger) and 20 adult patients who received TB-HRCT to evaluate middle ear conditions were enrolled from December 2010 to December 2015. Dimensions including the diameters of the EAC orifice, isthmus and tympanic membrane annulus, the length of EAC, the height of the middle ear, and the angle between tympanic membrane and EAC axis were determined according to the TB-HRCT data...
February 2018: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29445527/drug-induced-sleep-endoscopy-its-role-in-evaluation-of-the-upper-airway-obstruction-and-patient-selection-for-surgical-and-non-surgical-treatment
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Bhik Kotecha, Andrea De Vito
Sleep related breathing disorders cause obstruction of the upper airway which can be alleviated by continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy, oral devices or surgical intervention. Non-surgical treatment modalities are not always accepted by patients and in order to attain successful surgical outcomes, evaluation of the upper airway is necessary to carefully select the patients who would benefit from surgery. There are numerous techniques available to assess the upper airway obstruction and these include imaging, acoustic analysis, pressure transducer recording and endoscopic evaluation...
January 2018: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29444790/localised-nasopharyngeal-amyloidosis-the-importance-of-postoperative-follow-up
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Sanathorn Chowsilpa, Saisawat Chaiyasate, Komson Wannasai, Teerada Daroontum
Localised nasopharyngeal amyloidosis is rare. Findings on physical examination and invasive pattern on CT scan can be misleading as it can resemble nasopharyngeal carcinoma. A 64-year-old man presented with left aural fullness for 6 months. The physical examination showed straw-coloured fluid in the left middle ear and irregular reddish mass at the left side of the nasopharynx. The CT scan showed a lobulated heterogeneous mass at the left side of the nasopharynx involving the left Eustachian tube opening. Pathology report was amyloidosis, thus, surgery was done...
February 14, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29442163/accuracy-and-feasibility-of-a-dedicated-image-guidance-solution-for-endoscopic-lateral-skull-base-surgery
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Christoph Rathgeb, Lukas Anschuetz, Daniel Schneider, Cilgia Dür, Marco Caversaccio, Stefan Weber, Tom Williamson
OBJECTIVE: We aimed to design, build and validate a surgical navigation system which fulfills the accuracy requirements for surgical procedures on the ear and the lateral skull base, and which integrates with the endoscopic workflow and operating room setup. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The navigation system consists of portable tablet computer (iPad Pro, Apple Computer, USA) and an optical tracking system (Cambar B1, Axios3D, Germany), both connected via a wireless Bluetooth link and attached directly to the OR table...
February 13, 2018: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29440154/outcomes-comparison-of-different-surgical-strategies-for-the-management-of-severe-aortic-valve-stenosis-study-protocol-of-a-prospective-multicentre-european-registry-e-avr-registry
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Francesco Onorati, Riccardo Gherli, Giovanni Mariscalco, Evaldas Girdauskas, Eduardo Quintana, Francesco Santini, Marisa De Feo, Sandro Sponga, Piergiorgio Tozzi, Mohamad Bashir, Andrea Perrotti, Aniello Pappalardo, Vito Ruggieri, Giuseppe Santarpino, Mauro Rinaldi, Silva Ronaldo, Francesco Nicolini
INTRODUCTION: Traditional and transcatheter surgical treatments of severe aortic valve stenosis (SAVS) are increasing in parallel with the improved life expectancy. Recent randomised controlled trials (RCTs) reported comparable or non-inferior mortality with transcatheter treatments compared with traditional surgery. However, RCTs have the limitation of being a mirror of the predefined inclusion/exclusion criteria, without reflecting the 'real clinical world'. Technological improvements have recently allowed the development of minimally invasive surgical accesses and the use of sutureless valves, but their impact on the clinical scenario is difficult to assess because of the monocentric design of published studies and limited sample size...
February 10, 2018: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29429175/-middle-ear-teratoma-in-infant-report-of-three-cases-and-review-of-the-literatures
#10
Z Peng, Z X Wang, J Xie, L E Wang, Y Liu, S S Gong
Objective: To summarize the clinical characteristics and therapeutic experiences of the middle ear teratoma in infants. Methods: Three cases of middle ear teratoma, from 2012-2015 in Beijing Friendship Hospital were analyzed. Results: The three cases all developed slowly and presented unilateral otorrhea and hearing loss. Otoscopy showed the granulation tissue in the external ear canal. Audiological changes varied according to the degree of severity. Imaging features showed the pocket-like occupancy lesions in the Eustachian tube area...
February 7, 2018: Zhonghua Er Bi Yan Hou Tou Jing Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29429025/risk-factors-for-complications-in-cochlear-implant-surgery
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Henricus J Theunisse, Ronald J E Pennings, Henricus P M Kunst, Jef J Mulder, Emmanuel A M Mylanus
PURPOSE: The objective of this study was to achieve uniform reporting of complications and failures in cochlear implantation, to analyze complications and failures and to identify risk factors for complications in a series of over 1300 cochlear implantations. METHODS: In a retrospective chart review and observational study, data from all cochlear implantations from 1987 to 2015 were entered in a custom-made database. Complications were classified using the contracted form of the Clavien-Dindo system and risk factors were identified by statistical analysis...
February 10, 2018: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29429024/middle-ear-microvascularization-an-in-vivo-endoscopic-anatomical-study
#12
Matteo Alicandri-Ciufelli, Pierre Guarino, Filippo Fabbri, Elio Maria Cunsolo, Livio Presutti, Lukas Anschuetz
PURPOSE: To describe the in vivo vascularization of middle ear by an endoscopic point of view, particularly focusing on the medial wall of tympanic cavity and incudostapedial region (ISR). STUDY DESIGN: Case series with surgical videos review and anatomical description. METHODS: 48 videos from exclusive endoscopic middle ear surgery performed at the University Hospital of Modena from November 2015 to July 2017 were reviewed. Data about anatomy of vessels, and blood flow direction (BFD) were collected in an appropriate database for further analyses...
February 10, 2018: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29428320/minimally-traumatic-stapes-surgery-for-otosclerosis-risk-reduction-of-post-operative-vertigo
#13
An-Suey Shiao, Chin-Lung Kuo, Mao-Che Wang, Chia-Huei Chu
BACKGROUND: The author (Dr. Shiao) modified traditional stapes surgery (TSS) specifically for patients with otosclerosis. The proposed technique, referred to as minimally traumatic stapes surgery (MTSS), reduces the risk of subjective discomfort (i.e. vertigo and tinnitus) following surgery. This paper compares the effectiveness of MTSS with that of TSS. METHODS: The medical records of patients with otosclerosis after stapes surgery (TSS or MTSS) were analyzed. Outcome variables included post-operative vertigo, tinnitus, and hearing success...
February 7, 2018: Journal of the Chinese Medical Association: JCMA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29427199/proceedings-of-the-rami-section-of-otorhinolaryngology-head-and-neck-surgery-orl-hns-winter-meeting-friday-8th-december-2017-education-and-research-centre-royal-victoria-eye-and-ear-hospital-adelaide-road-dublin-2
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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29426271/long-term-results-of-atresiaplasty-in-patients-with-congenital-aural-atresia
#15
Juuso Pellinen, Juha-Pekka Vasama, Ilkka Kivekäs
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate long-term benefits of atresiaplasty on hearing and the impact of surgery on quality of life (QoL) in congenital aural atresia (CAA) patients. METHODS: We evaluated the long-term hearing results, the impact of atresiaplasty on QoL, the meatal diameter of the operated ear canal, and the cumulative number of post-operative hospital visits in 14 CAA patients, on average, 12 years (range: 4-17 years) post-operatively. RESULTS: The mean preoperative pure tone average (PTA) was 61 dB HL...
February 9, 2018: Acta Oto-laryngologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29424819/temporal-bone-meningo-encephalic-herniation-etiological-categorization-and-surgical-strategy
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Golda Grinblat, Manjunath Dandinarasaiah, Sampath Chandra Prasad, Gianluca Piras, Enrico Piccirillo, Andrea Fulcheri, Mario Sanna
OBJECTIVE: To study the clinical presentation, intraoperative findings and surgical management in meningo-encephalic-herniation (MEH) based on the etiology. STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective clinical study and is a follow-up on the previously published report in 2009. SETTING: A quaternary referral otology and skull base center PATIENTS AND METHODS:: The inclusion criteria were intraoperatively verified MEH in patients with a minimum follow-up of 12 months, which yielded 262 operated ears...
March 2018: Otology & Neurotology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29424493/is-it-safe-to-inject-local-anaesthetic-with-adrenaline-into-the-pinna-and-external-nose
#17
Emma Millar, Arthur Henderson, Angus Waddell
Adrenaline containing lidocaine preparations such as lignospan are routinely used in ear, nose and throat (ENT) care. Despite this, textbooks and internet resources warn against their use in peripheries, including the nose and ear. As a result, they are commonly avoided by other specialties, such as emergency medicine. This article reports on the findings of a review undertaken to assess the evidence of harm associated with using lignospan in the pinna and external nose. A literature search was carried out, and retrospective data were collected on all elective facial skin lesion surgery in the ENT department at the Great Western Hospital in Swindon between 2005 and 2015...
February 9, 2018: Emergency Nurse: the Journal of the RCN Accident and Emergency Nursing Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29422774/a-comparison-of-symptoms-and-quality-of-life-before-and-after-nasal-septoplasty-and-radiofrequency-therapy-of-the-inferior-turbinate
#18
Ann Helen Nilsen, Anne-Sofie Helvik, Wenche Moe Thorstensen, Vegard Bugten
Background: The primary goal of this study is to compare pre- and postoperative symptoms and health related quality of life (HQOL) in 57 patients who underwent septoplasty (group-1), 56 patients who underwent septoplasty combined with radiofrequency therapy of inferior turbinates (RFIT) (group-2) and 58 patients who underwent RFIT alone (group-3). The secondary goal is to investigate if the change in symptoms and HQOL differed between these three patient groups after surgery. Methods: All patients reported symptoms on a visual analogue scale (VAS) and HQOL on Sino-Nasal-Outcome-Test-20 (SNOT-20) and Short-Form-Health-Survey-36 (SF-36) before and 6 months after surgery...
2018: BMC Ear, Nose, and Throat Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29419592/refinements-in-elevation-of-the-reconstructed-auricle-the-zigzag-incision
#19
So-Eun Han, Yeseul Eom, Kap Sung Oh
OBJECTIVE: Auricular elevation with superficial temporal fascia and skin graft is widely used in microtia reconstruction using costal cartilage. However, in some patients, there has been occurrence of contraction of skin graft, which led to insufficient projection of the elevated auricle and diminished auriculocephalic angle with unfavorable long-term results. In this article, the authors introduce their multiple triangular flaps with zigzag incision to maintain stable projection and natural retroauricular sulcus appearance in auricular reconstruction patients...
February 6, 2018: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29417275/cochlear-implantation-using-the-underwater-technique-long-term-results
#20
Konrad Johannes Stuermer, David Schwarz, Andreas Anagiotos, Ruth Lang-Roth, Karl-Bernd Hüttenbrink, Jan Christoffer Luers
INTRODUCTION: The opening of the round window and the insertion of the electrode array into the scala tympani during cochlear implant surgery can lead to a pressure shock of the delicate inner ear structures. By filling the tympanic cavity with Ringer Solution during these surgical steps (underwater technique), the hydrostatic pressure of the fluid acts as a smooth pressure stabilizer, avoiding a pressure shock of the inner ear structures. The aim of this retrospective study was to present long-term results of this new method of cochlear implantation in underwater technique...
February 7, 2018: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
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