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Middle ear surgical

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
Miki Ikehata, Shigeto Ohta, Yasuo Mishiro, Hirokazu Katsura, Shinya Miuchi, Kenzo Tsuzuki, Masafumi Sakagami
OBJECTIVE: The eustachian tube (ET) has two important functions, ventilation and clearance of the middle ear. We evaluated the ET ventilator function by the sonotubometry and the inflation-deflation test that are widely used today, and the ET clearance function by the saccharin test. Results of both tests were compared with surgical outcomes, and assessed which test was more closely related to the surgical outcomes. STUDY DESIGN: Prospective case series. SETTING: A single university hospital...
October 12, 2016: Otology & Neurotology
Hilary C McCrary, Erynne A Faucett, Saranya Reghunathan, F Zahra Aly, Rihan Khan, Raymond F Carmody, Abraham Jacob
OBJECTIVE: Cutaneous neuroendocrine lesions of the external auditory canal (EAC) are exceptionally rare, with only five cases reported in the literature. In this case report, we present a patient with a recurrent carcinoid tumor in the EAC, which has yet to be described. PATIENTS: A 38-year-old woman presenting with otalgia, aural fullness, and decreased hearing was found to have a recurrent EAC carcinoid tumor, 8-years after initial resection at an outside facility...
September 30, 2016: Otology & Neurotology
Matthew E Smith, James R Tysome
OBJECTIVE: Balloon eustachian tuboplasty (BET) has entered clinical use as a treatment for eustachian tube dysfunction. Some surgeons perform myringotomy prior to BET due to concerns that the increase in middle ear (ME) pressure caused by BET may cause otic barotrauma. We investigated the ME pressure changes occurring during BET in cadavers. STUDY DESIGN: Human cadaver investigation of a surgical technique SETTING: Laboratory study at a tertiary referral center...
October 11, 2016: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
Musaed Alzahrani, Rami Alhazmi, Manon Bélair, Issam Saliba
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the ability of preoperative mastoid high resolution Computerized tomography (CT Scan) fusion with the postoperative diffusion weighted magnetic resonance imaging (Non-EPI DWI) to accurately localize the residual cholesteatoma thus sparing an unnecessary postoperative CT scan radiation. PATIENTS AND METHODS: this is a prospective study performed in our tertiary care center. We followed up prospectively a consecutive group of patients presenting with middle ear cholesteatoma using preoperative mastoid CT scans, postoperative mastoid CT scan and mastoid diffusion weighted MRI (DWI) between 2012 and 2013...
November 2016: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
Chul Ho Jang, Eun Kyung Jung, Chung Man Sung, Seung Beom Kim, Young Yoon Kim, Jong Yuap Seong, Sung Hoon Kang, Yong Beom Cho
OBJECTIVE: Recently, minimally invasive transcanal myringotomy (MITM), which is a useful surgical technique for early stage congenital cholesteatoma (CC) in children, was introduced. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the short-term surgical results of MITM in pediatric early stage CC. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the charts of 24 patients who underwent MITM between January 2013 and October 2015. RESULTS: The patients' ages ranged from 1 to 16 years (mean, 2...
November 2016: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
Luca Bruschini, Annalisa Ciabotti, Stefano Berrettini
Worldwide, tuberculosis is a widespread disease, with 8.7 million new cases occurring annually. Its etiologic agent, Mycobacterium tuberculosis, essentially causes pneumonia. However, this organism affects the middle ear in rare cases, accounting for 0.04-0.09% of all chronic middle ear otitis cases in Western countries. In this report, we describe the case of a young woman affected by tuberculosis of the middle ear. In our experience, empiric therapy was not beneficial. Adequate treatment was possible only after obtaining a specific diagnosis through a difficult process requiring surgical sampling for culture examination...
August 2016: Journal of International Advanced Otology
Harukazu Hiraumi, Shin-Ichi Kanemaru, Makoto Miura, Norio Yamamoto, Tatsunori Sakamoto, Juichi Ito
The goal of cholesteatoma surgery is total removal of the cholesteatoma matrix and prevention of recurrence. Preservation of soft tissue in the attic is reported to improve post-operative middle ear aeration, and thus prevents recurrence. However, the histology and nature of the preserved tissue have rarely been reported. The aim of this study is to clarify the histology of the preserved soft tissue in cholesteatoma surgery, and to show its relationship to the clinical course. Surgical specimens were obtained from ten patients with pars flaccida-type cholesteatoma...
October 3, 2016: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
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
Brian A Neff, Stephen G Voss, Matthew L Carlson, Erin K O'Brien, Joseph H Butterfield
OBJECTIVE/HYPOTHESIS: Eosinophilic otitis media (EOM) is a variant of chronic otitis media that is characterized by the development of thick mucoid middle ear effusion, adult onset bronchial asthma, sinonasal polyposis, and aspirin sensitivity. EOM is typically refractory to corticosteroid therapy and surgical intervention. Pegylated interferon (PEG-IFN) has effectively treated hypereosinophilic syndrome in clinical trials; however, the efficacy of this medication for EOM treatment remains undefined...
September 26, 2016: Laryngoscope
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
Mario Milazzo, Serena Danti, Francesco Inglese, Godfried Jansen van Vuuren, Vera Gramigna, Gabriella Bonsignori, Andrea De Vito, Luca Bruschini, Cesare Stefanini, Stefano Berrettini
This study shows the fabrication of innovative ossicular replacement prostheses (ORPs) based on banked cortical bone using computer numerically controlled ultraprecision micromilling, as a substantial improvement of "second generation" ORPs. Our aim is to combine optimal middle ear compatibility and surgical manageability in a single device, by releasing off-the-shelf homograft ORPs provided with the appealing features of synthetic ORPs, such as lightness, safety, measurement accuracy, surface decoration, and geometric plasticity...
September 23, 2016: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part B, Applied Biomaterials
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
Magdalena Kozerska, Janusz Skrzat, Alexandru Spulber, Jerzy Walocha, Sebastian Wroński, Jacek Tarasiuk
PURPOSE: To depict the anatomy of the tympanic segment of the facial canal using a 3D visualization technique, to detect dehiscences, and to evaluate their frequency, location, shape, and size. METHODS: Research included 36 human temporal bones (18 infant and 18 adult samples) which were scanned using a Nanotom 180N device. The final resolution of the reconstructed object was 18 µm. Obtained micro-CT data were subsequently processed by the volume rendering software...
September 16, 2016: Surgical and Radiologic Anatomy: SRA
Rasim Yanmaz, Şemsettin Okuyucu, Gülen Burakgazi, Hanifi Bayaroğullari
OBJECTIVES: Presence of aberrant internal carotid artery (ICA) in the tympanic cavity is a very rare case and therefore the diagnosis is a challenge. Here, the authors aimed to address the importance of the diagnosis since the intervention to the middle ear and implants is increasing in number and this condition may lead to life-threatening bleeding. METHODS: Between 2012 and 2016, among the patients referred to the authors' Radiology Department from the Department of Otolaringology for the evaluation of the temporal region for various indications, the authors reported this anomaly in 6 patients and multidetector computerized tomography of these 6 patients and magnetic resonance imaging of 2 were assessed in detail...
September 9, 2016: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
Tetsuya Tono, Masafumi Sakagami, Hiromi Kojima, Yutaka Yamamoto, Keiji Matsuda, Manabu Komori, Naohito Hato, Yuka Morita, Sho Hashimoto
In order to provide a basis for meaningful exchange of information among those treating cholesteatoma, the Committee on Nomenclature of the Japan Otological Society (JOS) was appointed in 2004 to create a cholesteatoma staging system as simple as possible to use in clinical practice in Japan. Following the announcement of preliminary criteria for the staging of pars flaccida (attic) cholesteatoma in 2008, we proposed the 2010 JOS staging system for two major types of retraction pocket cholesteatoma, pars flaccida and pars tensa cholesteatoma...
September 8, 2016: Auris, Nasus, Larynx
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
Jean-Philippe Van Damme, Géraldine Heylen, Chantal Gilain, Pierre Garin
Dehiscent internal carotid artery (ICA) in the middle ear is a rare condition, with conservative treatment primarily recommended. We report the case of a 63-year-old patient referred to the Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) ward for unbearable pulsatile tinnitus. Otoscopy revealed a normal right tympanic membrane, with pulsatile tinnitus but without hearing impairment. Based on imaging studies, including computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the temporal bone, as well as Doppler ultrasound of the internal carotid artery and sigmoid sinus, the diagnosis of ICA canal dehiscence into the tympanic cavity was established, thus excluding the diagnosis of aberrant ICA...
September 1, 2016: Auris, Nasus, Larynx
Ruwan Kiringoda, Elliott D Kozin, Daniel J Lee
Endoscopic ear surgery (EES) provides several advantages compared with traditional binocular microscopy, including a wide-field view, improved resolution with high magnification, and visual access to hidden corridors of the middle ear. Although binocular microscopic-assisted surgical techniques remain the gold standard for most otologists, EES is slowly emerging as a viable alternative for performing otologic surgery at several centers in the United States and abroad. In this review, we evaluate the current body of literature regarding EES outcomes, summarize our EES outcomes at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, and compare these results with data for microscopic-assisted otologic surgery...
October 2016: Otolaryngologic Clinics of North America
Matteo Alicandri-Ciufelli, Daniele Marchioni, Seiji Kakehata, Livio Presutti, Domenico Villari
The main application of endoscopic surgery relies on the middle ear cholesteatoma surgical treatment, although for a definitive validation and acceptance by scientific community, long-term results are needed about recurrent and residual rates of the pathology. The aim of the present paper was to analyze the single institution experience with the long-term results of surgical treatment of attic cholesteatoma.
October 2016: Otolaryngologic Clinics of North America
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