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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028970/diagnostic-and-therapeutic-difficulties-in-carotid-body-paragangliomas-based-on-clinical-experience-and-a-review-of-the-literature
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Karolina Dorobisz, Tadeusz Dorobisz, Hanna Temporale, Tomasz Zatoński, Marzena Kubacka, Mariusz Chabowski, Andrzej Dorobisz, Tomasz Kręcicki, Dariusz Janczak
BACKGROUND: Paragangliomas are rare neuroendocrine tumors, representing 0.03% of all tumors. Half of them develop in the head and neck, and among these 50% are sporadic cervical tumors. OBJECTIVES: The aim of the study was to carry out an epidemiological and clinical analysis of paraganglioma patients diagnosed and treated at the authors' clinics between 1985 and 2014. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The medical data of 47 patients were analyzed. All the patients were qualified for surgery...
November 2016: Advances in Clinical and Experimental Medicine: Official Organ Wroclaw Medical University
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28011121/temporal-bone-paragangliomas-15-years-experience
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Mehmet Düzlü, Hakan Tutar, Recep Karamert, Furkan Karaloğlu, Muammer Melih Şahin, Mehmet Göcek, Mehmet Birol Uğur, Nebil Göksu
INTRODUCTION: Temporal bone paragangliomas (TBPs) are benign tumors arising from neural crest cells located along the jugular bulbus and the tympanic plexus. In general surgical excision, radiotherapy and wait-and-scan protocols are the main management modalities for TBPs. OBJECTIVE: In this paper we aim to present our clinical experience with TBPs and to review literature data. METHODS: The patients who were operated for tympanomastoid paraganglioma (TMP) or tympanojugular paraganglioma (TJP) in our clinic in the last 15 years were enrolled in the study...
December 8, 2016: Brazilian Journal of Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28006083/definitive-carbon-ion-radiotherapy-for-locally-advanced-parotid-gland-carcinomas
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Masashi Koto, Azusa Hasegawa, Ryo Takagi, Hiroaki Ikawa, Kensuke Naganawa, Jun-Etsu Mizoe, Keiichi Jingu, Hirohiko Tsujii, Hiroshi Tsuji, Tadashi Kamada, Yoshitaka Okamoto
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to present our evaluation of the safety and efficacy of carbon-ion radiotherapy (C-ion RT) for locally advanced parotid gland carcinomas. METHODS: Clinicopathological features and outcomes were evaluated in 46 patients receiving C-ion RT for parotid gland carcinomas. RESULTS: Sixteen patients had adenoid cystic carcinoma; 8 had adenocarcinoma, 8 had mucoepidermoid carcinoma, and 14 had other carcinomas...
December 22, 2016: Head & Neck
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27981262/-pain-as-the-primary-symptom-of-a-malignant-parotid-tumour
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M F van der Kamp, F K J Leusink, A Al-Mamgani, P J F M Lohuis, M W M van den Brekel
The differential diagnosis of peri-auricular pain is comprehensive and arriving at a correct diagnosis is not always easy, which may result in a delay of treatment or even malpractice. Two patients presented themselves with facial peri-auricular pain. After a period of follow-up and control this pain turned out to be related to a malignant tumor in the glandula parotidea. These two cases show the importance for the dentist to refer patients with peri-auricular pain, with or without concomitant facial nerve palsy, to a specialist in a timely manner...
December 2016: Nederlands Tijdschrift Voor Tandheelkunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27976552/parotidectomy-outcomes-diagnosis-and-complications-on-pediatric-patients-twelve-years-of-experiences-in-a-tertiary-care-center
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Oğuz Kuşcu, Bahar Kayahan, Övsen Önay, Rıza Önder Günaydın, Mehmet Umut Akyol
The aim of this study is to evaluate parotid masses management in pediatric population. From June 2002 to December 2014, 13 patients under the age of 18 with parotid tumors were treated via surgery at Hacettepe University Department of Otorhinolaryngology. Information on patients' demographics, clinical and histopathologic tumor characteristics and treatment modalities with results was obtained from medical records, retrospectively. The age was ranging between 8-17 years. Ten (76.9%) patients had benign tumors and 8 (61...
2016: Turkish Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27967288/kabat-rehabilitation-for-bell-s-palsy-in-the-elderly
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Simonetta Monini, Antonella Buffoni, Martina Romeo, Mario Di Traglia, Chiara Filippi, Francesca Atturo, Maurizio Barbara
CONCLUSIONS: This study has confirmed the importance of combining the physical rehabilitation to the steroid treatment for a better outcome from BP in all age groups, especially in the old HB grade V. OBJECTIVES: To investigate the role played by aging in the recovery rate from peripheral facial nerve palsy. METHOD: In the present study, subjects affected by peripheral facial nerve palsy, distributed by age, were randomly assigned to medical treatment, either alone or associated with Kabat physical rehabilitation...
December 14, 2016: Acta Oto-laryngologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27966206/middle-ear-barotrauma-causing-transient-facial-nerve-paralysis-after-scuba-diving
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Matthew Lee Carmichael, K Paul Boyev
Middle ear barotrauma is a well known entity with typical injury occurring when diving or ascending in a commercial jetliner. Patients often present with symptoms of acute onset otalgia, hearing loss and sometimes haemotympanum (with or without tympanic membrane perforation). On rare occasions, facial nerve paralysis can occur when the tympanic segment of the facial nerve is dehiscent within the middle ear. We present a case of spontaneously resolving facial nerve palsy associated with middle ear barotrauma following a brief, shallow dive...
December 2016: Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine: the Journal of the South Pacific Underwater Medicine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27965072/rare-lesions-of-the-internal-auditory-canal
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Kentaro Watanabe, Mary In-Ping Huang Cobb, Ali R Zomorodi, Calhoun D Cunningham, Yoichi Nonaka, Shunsuke Satoh, Allan H Friedman, Takanori Fukushima
BACKGROUND: Approximately 95% of tumors occurring within the internal auditory canal (IAC) are vestibular schwannomas (VSs). Many undergo stereotactic radiation without definitive tissue diagnosis. Rare IAC tumors are not all radiosensitive and are poorly described. METHODS: Between 1992 and 2015, 289 consecutive patients with IAC lesions operated on were retrospectively reviewed. RESULTS: Fifteen patients (5.2%) (16 operations) had unusual histological findings, including non-vestibular schwannomas (two facial schwannomas, two cochlear schwannomas, two intermedius schwannomas), three meningiomas, three cavernous hemangiomas, a mucosa associated lymphoid tissue (MALT) lymphoma, an arachnoid cyst, and a lipochoristoma...
December 10, 2016: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27942599/fibrinogen-based-collagen-fleece-graft-myringoplasty-for-traumatic-tympanic-membrane-perforation
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Seung Hyo Choi, Hyoung Yong Song, Chan Il Song
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to investigate how fibrinogen-based collagen fleece (Tachocomb®) graft myringoplasty (FCGM), performed under microscopic guidance, improves both hearing and tympanic membrane tissue repair in patients with traumatic tympanic membrane perforation (TMP). SUBJECTS AND METHODS: Between August 2009 and March 2015, a total of 52 patients with traumatic TMP visited the department of otorhinolaryngology at a secondary medical center...
December 2016: Journal of Audiology & Otology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27939042/facial-palsy-after-dental-procedures-is-viral-reactivation-responsible
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Robert A Gaudin, Aaron K Remenschneider, Katie Phillips, Christian Knipfer, Ralf Smeets, Max Heiland, Tessa A Hadlock
OBJECTIVES: Herpes labialis viral reactivation has been reported following dental procedures, but the incidence, characteristics and outcomes of delayed peripheral facial nerve palsy following dental work is poorly understood. Herein we describe the unique features of delayed facial paresis following dental procedures. MATERIALS AND METHODS: An institutional retrospective review was performed to identify patients diagnosed with delayed facial nerve palsy within 30 days of dental manipulation...
January 2017: Journal of Cranio-maxillo-facial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27939040/facial-thirds-based-evaluation-of-facial-asymmetry-using-stereophotogrammetric-devices-application-to-facial-palsy-subjects
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Marina Codari, Valentina Pucciarelli, Fabiano Stangoni, Matteo Zago, Filippo Tarabbia, Federico Biglioli, Chiarella Sforza
Many conditions can compromise facial symmetry, resulting in an impairment of the affected person from both esthetic and functional points of view. For these reasons, a detailed, focused, and objective evaluation of facial asymmetry is needed, both for surgical planning and for treatment evaluation. In this study, we present a new quantitative method to assess symmetry in different facial thirds, objectively defined on the territories of distribution of trigeminal branches. A total of 70 subjects (40 healthy controls and 30 patients with unilateral facial palsy) participated...
January 2017: Journal of Cranio-maxillo-facial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932747/-a-rare-case-of-metastatic-brain-tumors-in-the-bilateral-cerebellopontine-angles
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Yasuhiro Node, Naoyuki Harada, Hiroyuki Masuda, Kosuke Kondo, Masaaki Nemoto, Nobuo Sugo
We encountered a rare case of metastatic brain tumors in the bilateral cerebellopontine angles. The patient was a 61-year-old man, who visited an otorhinolaryngology clinic with complaints of rapidly progressing bilateral hearing impairment and facial palsy. The patient was referred to our hospital because tumorous lesions were suspected in the bilateral cerebellopontine angles on brain magnetic resonance imaging. Regarding tumor markers, the patient's cancer antigen 19-9 and carcinoembryonic antigen levels were high, which suggested metastasis...
December 2016: No Shinkei Geka. Neurological Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931523/a-blue-middle-ear-mass-cholesterol-granuloma-mimicking-a-glomus-tumor-and-endolymphatic-sac-tumor
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Clara Olcott, Barry Strasnick
Cholesterol granuloma (CG) is the most common benign lesion of the petrous apex, however, it can grow significantly large and become destructive causing a diagnostic dilemma. This case presents a 25-year-old female with 2-year history of left-sided progressive and profound hearing loss, a transient left-sided facial paralysis and cranial nerve 10 palsy who presented with a blue middle ear mass. Her diagnosis did not become apparent until direct visualization intraoperatively. The objective of this case study is to highlight the destructive capabilities of CG and the importance to keep it in the differential diagnosis of a large, erosive, expansile skull base lesion in order to avoid overly aggressive resection or other unnecessary treatment...
January 2017: American Journal of Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27928380/facial-dystonia-with-facial-grimacing-and-vertical-gaze-palsy-with-round-the-houses-sign-in-a-29-year-old-woman
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J Crespi, G Bråthen, P Quist-Paulsen, J Pagonabarraga, C Roig-Arnall
A 29-year-old woman developed progressive dysarthria and coordination problems from the age of 15. Examination showed dysarthria, facial dystonia, bibrachial dystonia, hyperreflexia, ataxia, and emotional incontinence. Downward supranuclear gaze palsy was prominent with a "Round the Houses" sign. Magnetic resonance imaging of the brain and medulla, electroneurography, and cerebrospinal fluid were normal. A computed tomography scan showed hepatosplenomegaly. This combination of progressive neurological symptoms together with hepatosplenomegaly was suggestive of inborn error of metabolism...
February 2016: Neuro-ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911236/patient-versus-physician-reported-facial-disability-in-vestibular-schwannoma-an-international-cross-sectional-study
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Øystein Vesterli Tveiten, Matthew L Carlson, Frederik Goplen, Erling Myrseth, Colin L W Driscoll, Rupavathana Mahesparan, Michael J Link, Morten Lund-Johansen
OBJECTIVE Patient-reported outcomes are increasingly used in studies of vestibular schwannoma (VS); however, few studies have examined self-evaluated facial nerve function and its relation to physician-reported outcomes. The primary objective of this study was to compare patient self-evaluations of facial disability with physician-evaluated facial nerve status and with self-evaluations of a healthy control group. The second objective was to provide insight into the controversial subject of the optimal initial management of small- and medium-sized VSs; consequently, the authors compared patient-reported facial nerve disability following treatment via observation (OBS), Gamma Knife surgery (GKS), or microsurgery (MS)...
December 2, 2016: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903183/stereotactic-radiosurgery-for-vestibular-schwannomas-average-10-year-follow-up-results-focusing-on-long-term-hearing-preservation
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Shinya Watanabe, Masaaki Yamamoto, Takuya Kawabe, Takao Koiso, Tetsuya Yamamoto, Akira Matsumura, Hidetoshi Kasuya
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to reappraise long-term treatment outcomes of stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) for vestibular schwannomas (VSs). The authors used a database that included patients who underwent SRS with a unique dose-planning technique, i.e., partial tumor coverage designed to avoid excess irradiation of the facial and cochlear nerves, focusing on tumor control and hearing preservation. Clinical factors associated with post-SRS tumor control and long-term hearing preservation were also analyzed...
December 2016: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882903/results-of-hemihypoglossal-facial-nerve-anastomosis-in-the-treatment-of-facial-nerve-paralysis-after-failed-stereotactic-radiosurgery-for-vestibular-schwannoma
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Tomasz A Dziedzic, Przemysław Kunert, Andrzej Marchel
Vestibular schwannoma treatment with stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) carries a risk of facial nerve (CNVII) palsy that is lower than that with microneurosurgery. The results of hemihypoglossal-facial nerve anastomosis (HHFA) have not been described yet in CNVII palsy after failed stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS). Here we report a case series of the first four consecutive patients (three women; average age 58.5, age range: 46-74), who underwent HHFA due to failed SRS. All patients were admitted because of progressive peripheral facial nerve palsy...
2017: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27879225/efficacy-of-posterior-canal-wall-reconstruction-using-autologous-auricular-cartilage-and-bone-p%C3%A3-t%C3%A3-in-chronic-otitis-media-with-cholesteatoma
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Min Kwan Baek, Sung Ho Choi, Dong Young Kim, Chang Hyun Cho, Yong Woo Kim, Kwang Ha Moon, Ju Hyoung Lee
OBJECTIVE: This study was designed to investigate the long-term results using the technique of canal wall up mastoidectomy and reconstruction of the posterior canal wall using bone pâté and auricular cartilage in the treatment of chronic otitis media with cholesteatoma. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective review was performed on 42 patients who underwent canal wall up mastoidectomy and posterior canal wall reconstruction at a single institution between November 2005 and November 2012...
November 23, 2016: Journal of International Advanced Otology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27859341/quality-of-life-before-and-after-different-treatment-modalities-in-peripheral-facial-palsy-a-systematic-review
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Robin E Luijmes, Sjaak Pouwels, Carien H G Beurskens, Ingrid J Kleiss, Ietske Siemann, Koen J A O Ingels
OBJECTIVES: A systematic review was conducted to investigate the effect of peripheral facial palsy (PFP) on the quality of life (QoL). Secondly, we investigated if different treatment modalities influence the QoL of patients with PFP. METHODS: A multidatabase systematic literature search was performed using the following databases: PubMed, Embase, MEDLINE, and The Cochrane Library from the earliest date of each database up to August 2015. The inclusion criteria were either prospective and/or retrospective cohort trials and/or case series measurement of QoL before and after treatment, patients with PFP (irrespective of etiology), and various treatment modalities (medication, physical therapy, botulinum toxin injections, and several types of surgical procedures)...
November 12, 2016: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27815992/contralateral-hearing-loss-and-facial-palsy-in-an-operated-case-of-vestibular-schwannoma-case-report
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Abhijit Warade, Pawan Chawla, Anshu Warade, Ketan Desai
INTRODUCTION: Contralateral ear hearing loss (CHL) is an extremely rare but a potentially devastating complication in a patient with already compromised hearing due to a Vestibular schwannoma (VS). Our patient had CHL accompanied by contralateral facial palsy. Our case is only the second case reported in literature to the best of our knowledge. PRESENTATION OF CASE: A 55-year elderly male presented with right sided sensorineural hearing loss, cerebellar signs and Grade II House & Brackmann (H&B) facial nerve weakness for last1-year...
2016: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
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