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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27929596/primary-solitary-intralabyrinthine-schwannoma-a-report-of-7-cases-and-a-review-of-the-literature
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Avi Shupak, Yehuda Holdstein, Margalit Kaminer, Itzhak Braverman
Intralabyrinthine schwannomas (ILSs) are uncommon benign tumors that originate in the Schwann cell sheath of the intralabyrinthine distal branches of the vestibulocochlear nerve. They have no initial involvement in the internal auditory canal, although that might develop later. These lesions can arise inside the cochlea, originate in the vestibule or, in rare cases, develop in the semicircular canals. From these sites, spread might take place via the anatomic connections between the perilymphatic spaces in the scala vestibuli and the anterior vestibule...
December 2016: Ear, Nose, & Throat Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926945/ear-structures-of-the-naked-mole-rat-heterocephalus-glaber-and-its-relatives-rodentia-bathyergidae
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Matthew J Mason, Hannah L Cornwall, Ewan St J Smith
Although increasingly popular as a laboratory species, very little is known about the peripheral auditory system of the naked mole-rat, Heterocephalus glaber. In this study, middle and inner ears of naked mole-rats of a range of ages were examined using micro-computed tomography and dissection. The ears of five other bathyergid species (Bathyergus suillus, Cryptomys hottentotus, Fukomys micklemi, Georychus capensis and Heliophobius argenteocinereus) were examined for comparative purposes. The middle ears of bathyergids show features commonly found in other members of the Ctenohystrica rodent clade, including a fused malleus and incus, a synovial stapedio-vestibular articulation and the loss of the stapedius muscle...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917898/incomplete-and-delayed-sox2-deletion-defines-residual-ear-neurosensory-development-and-maintenance
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Martina Dvorakova, Israt Jahan, Iva Macova, Tetyana Chumak, Romana Bohuslavova, Josef Syka, Bernd Fritzsch, Gabriela Pavlinkova
The role of Sox2 in neurosensory development is not yet fully understood. Using mice with conditional Islet1-cre mediated deletion of Sox2, we explored the function of Sox2 in neurosensory development in a model with limited cell type diversification, the inner ear. In Sox2 conditional mutants, neurons initially appear to form normally, whereas late- differentiating neurons of the cochlear apex never form. Variable numbers of hair cells differentiate in the utricle, saccule, and cochlear base but sensory epithelium formation is completely absent in the apex and all three cristae of the semicircular canal ampullae...
December 5, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898608/effect-of-spatial-orientation-of-the-horizontal-semicircular-canal-on-the-vestibulo-ocular-reflex
#4
Rebecca Maxwell, Constantin von Kirschbaum, Claudia Jerin, Nadine Lehnen, Eike Krause, Robert Gürkov
OBJECTIVE: To determine if an alignment of the horizontal semi-circular canal (hSCC) with the plane of rotation would enhance the vestibular-ocular reflex (VOR) gain result as it has been previously suggested. STUDY DESIGN: Comparative study of a physiological vestibular function test in healthy subjects. SETTING: Tertiary referral center for otology and neurotology. PATIENTS: Twenty two healthy volunteers were recruited for this study...
November 24, 2016: Otology & Neurotology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891421/imaging-modality-of-choice-for-pre-operative-cochlear-imaging-hrct-vs-mri-temporal-bone
#5
Poornima Digge, Rajendra N Solanki, Dipali C Shah, Rajesh Vishwakarma, Sandeep Kumar
INTRODUCTION: Congenital inner ear malformations occur as a result of the arrest or aberrance of inner ear development due to the heredity, gene mutation or other factors. Ever since the availability of cochlear implants, pre-operative evaluation by imaging of temporal bone has gained much attention. Precise selection of the candidate for cochlear implant dependent on preoperative radiological investigations. Only CT (Computed Tomography) and MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) can provide a better picture of anatomy and pathology...
October 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881797/deterioration-of-vestibular-cells-in-labyrinthitis
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Serdar Kaya, Patricia A Schachern, Vladimir Tsuprun, Michael M Paparella, Sebahattin Cureoglu
OBJECTIVE: To quantitatively assess the effect of serous labyrinthitis, suppurative labyrinthitis, and labyrinthitis ossificans on vestibular hair cells, dark cells, and transitional cells. METHODS: We examined human temporal bone specimens with serous labyrinthitis, suppurative labyrinthitis, and labyrinthitis ossificans, then compared them with age-matched control groups without labyrinthitis. We evaluated the density of type I and II vestibular hair cells, dark cells, and transitional cells in the peripheral sensorial organs...
November 22, 2016: Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27877114/ontogenetic-development-of-vestibulo-ocular-reflexes-in-amphibians
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REVIEW
Francisco Branoner, Boris P Chagnaud, Hans Straka
Vestibulo-ocular reflexes (VOR) ensure gaze stability during locomotion and passively induced head/body movements. In precocial vertebrates such as amphibians, vestibular reflexes are required very early at the onset of locomotor activity. While the formation of inner ears and the assembly of sensory-motor pathways is largely completed soon after hatching, angular and translational/tilt VOR display differential functional onsets and mature with different time courses. Otolith-derived eye movements appear immediately after hatching, whereas the appearance and progressive amelioration of semicircular canal-evoked eye movements is delayed and dependent on the acquisition of sufficiently large semicircular canal diameters...
2016: Frontiers in Neural Circuits
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27872606/an-exploratory-study-to-detect-m%C3%A3-ni%C3%A3-re-s-disease-in-conventional-mri-scans-using-radiomics
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E L van den Burg, M van Hoof, A A Postma, A M L Janssen, R J Stokroos, H Kingma, R van de Berg
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this exploratory study was to investigate whether a quantitative image analysis of the labyrinth in conventional magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans using a radiomics approach showed differences between patients with Ménière's disease (MD) and the control group. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this retrospective study, MRI scans of the affected labyrinths of 24 patients with MD were compared to the MRI scans of labyrinths of 29 patients with an idiopathic asymmetrical sensorineural hearing loss...
2016: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27861193/a-comparison-of-surgical-treatments-for-superior-semicircular-canal-dehiscence-a-systematic-review
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Fuat Ziylan, Ahmet Kinaci, Andy J Beynon, Henricus P M Kunst
OBJECTIVE: We investigate the postoperative subjective and objective outcomes of different surgical treatments for superior semicircular canal dehiscence (SSCD): vestibular signs, auditory signs, vestibular evoked myogenic potential test, pure tone audiogram, speech audiogram, or video-nystagmography. DATA SOURCES: An electronic search performed in the PubMed, Cochrane Library, and EMBASE databases on 15th of September 2015. A systematic search was conducted. Articles were included if written in English, Dutch, German, or French language...
November 16, 2016: Otology & Neurotology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27856148/evaluation-of-benign-paroxysmal-positional-vertigo-following-le-fort-i-osteotomy
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K Deniz, S S Akdeniz, A Ö Koç, S Uçkan, L N Ozluoğlu
The Le Fort I osteotomy is widely used to correct dentofacial deformities. Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) is a common vestibular end organ disorder characterized by short, often recurrent episodes of vertigo. Head trauma is one of the known causes of BPPV. During pterygoid osteotomy, the surgical trauma induced by percussion with the surgical mallet and osteotomes can displace otoliths into the semicircular canal, resulting in BPPV. The aim of this study was to evaluate the potential risk of occurrence of BPPV in individuals undergoing Le Fort I osteotomy...
November 14, 2016: International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27851656/does-otosclerosis-affect-dark-and-transitional-cells-in-the-human-vestibular-labyrinth
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Serdar Kaya, Michael M Paparella, Sebahattin Cureoglu
HYPOTHESIS: The density of vestibular dark cells (DCs) and vestibular transitional cells (TCs) can be quantitatively decreased in human temporal bones with otosclerosis. BACKGROUND: Previous reports have shown that otosclerosis can lead to vestibular symptoms. METHODS: We examined 61 human temporal bone specimens from 52 deceased donors with otosclerosis group-with and without endosteal involvement (EI), and with and without endolymphatic hydrops (EH)-versus 25 specimens from 18 age-matched controls...
November 15, 2016: Otology & Neurotology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27844245/a-model-of-signal-processing-at-the-isolated-hair-cell-of-the-frog-semicircular-canal
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Rita Canella, Marta Martini, Maria Lisa Rossi
A computational model has been developed to simulate the electrical behavior of the type II hair cell dissected from the crista ampullaris of frog semicircular canals. In its basolateral membrane, it hosts a system of four voltage-dependent conductances (g A , g KV , g KCa , g Ca ). The conductance behavior was mathematically described using original patch-clamp experimental data. The transient K current, IA, was isolated as the difference between the currents obtained before and after removing IA inactivation...
November 15, 2016: Journal of Computational Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27832265/prevalence-of-semicircular-canal-hypoplasia-in-patients-with-charge-syndrome-3c-syndrome
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Andre Wineland, Maithilee D Menezes, Joshua S Shimony, Marwan S Shinawi, Timothy E Hullar, Keiko Hirose
Importance: CHARGE syndrome refers to a syndrome involving coloboma, heart defects, atresia choanae, retardation of growth and development, genitourinary disorders, and ear anomalies. However, Verloes revised the characteristics of CHARGE syndrome in 2005 to define this syndrome more broadly. Deficiency of the semicircular canals is now a major criterion for CHARGE syndrome. Objective: To characterize patients with CHARGE syndrome at our center using Verloes' criteria and to reevaluate the nomenclature for this condition...
November 10, 2016: JAMA Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27780909/benign-paroxysmal-positional-vertigo-secondary-to-mild-head-trauma
#14
Dimitrios G Balatsouras, George Koukoutsis, Andreas Aspris, Alexandros Fassolis, Antonis Moukos, Nicolas C Economou, Michael Katotomichelakis
OBJECTIVES: We studied the clinical characteristics, nystagmographic findings, and treatment outcome of a group of patients with benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) secondary to mild head trauma and compared them with a group of patients with idiopathic BPPV. METHODS: The medical records of 33 patients with BPPV associated with mild head trauma were reviewed. Data of a complete otolaryngological, audiological, neurotologic, and imaging evaluation were available for all patients...
January 2017: Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27780160/semicircular-canal-size-and-locomotion-in-colobine-monkeys-a-cautionary-tale
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Todd C Rae, Paul Martin Johnson, Wataru Yano, Eishi Hirasaki
The semicircular canals of the inner ear constitute the organ of balance, tracking head rotation during movement and facilitating stabilisation of vision. Morphological characteristics of the canals are correlated with agility scores related to locomotion. To date, however, the relationship between canal morphology and specific locomotor behaviours, such as leaping, is unclear. Knowledge of such a relationship could strengthen the inferences of locomotion of extinct taxa. To test this, crania of two sets of closely related primate species (Presbytis melalophos and P...
2016: Folia Primatologica; International Journal of Primatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27760820/vestibular-implants-studied-in-animal-models-clinical-and-scientific-implications
#16
Richard F Lewis
Damage to the peripheral vestibular system can result in debilitating postural, perceptual, and visual symptoms. A new potential treatment for this clinical problem is to replace some aspects of peripheral vestibular function with an implant that senses head motion and provides this information to the brain by stimulating branches of the vestibular nerve. In this review I consider animal studies performed at our institution over the past fifteen years, which have helped elucidate how the brain processes information provided by a vestibular (semicircular canal) implant and how this information could be used to improve the problems experienced by patients with peripheral vestibular damage...
October 19, 2016: Journal of Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27752754/visualization-of-anatomy-in-normal-and-pathologic-middle-ears-by-cone-beam-ct
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Christian Güldner, Isabell Diogo, Eva Bernd, Stephanie Dräger, Magis Mandapathil, Afshin Teymoortash, Hesham Negm, Thomas Wilhelm
Cone beam computed tomography (CBCT, syn. digital volume tomography = DVT) was introduced into ENT imaging more than 10 years ago. The main focus was on imaging of the paranasal sinuses and traumatology of the mid face. In recent years, it has also been used in imaging of chronic ear diseases (especially in visualizing middle and inner ear implants), but an exact description of the advantages and limitations of visualizing precise anatomy in a relevant number of patients is still missing. The data sets of CBCT imaging of the middle and inner ear of 204 patients were analyzed regarding the visualization of 18 different anatomic structures...
October 17, 2016: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27746761/vestibular-function-tests-for-vestibular-migraine-clinical-implication-of-video-head-impulse-and-caloric-tests
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Woo Seok Kang, Sang Hun Lee, Chan Joo Yang, Joong Ho Ahn, Jong Woo Chung, Hong Ju Park
Vestibular migraine (VM) is one of the most common causes of episodic vertigo. We reviewed the results of multiple vestibular function tests in a cohort of VM patients who were diagnosed with VM according to the diagnostic criteria of the Barany Society and the International Headache Society and assessed the efficacy of each for predicting the prognosis in VM patients. A retrospective chart analysis was performed on 81 VM patients at a tertiary care center from June 2014 to July 2015. Patients were assessed by the video head impulse test (vHIT), caloric test, vestibular-evoked myogenic potentials (VEMPs), and sensory organization test (SOT) at the initial visit and then evaluated for symptomatic improvement after 6 months...
2016: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27746123/subjective-visual-vertical-after-treatment-of-benign-paroxysmal-positional-vertigo
#19
Maristela Mian Ferreira, Maurício Malavasi Ganança, Heloisa Helena Caovilla
INTRODUCTION: Otolith function can be studied by testing the subjective visual vertical, because the tilt of the vertical line beyond the normal range is a sign of vestibular dysfunction. Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo is a disorder of one or more labyrinthine semicircular canals caused by fractions of otoliths derived from the utricular macula. OBJECTIVE: To compare the subjective visual vertical with the bucket test before and immediately after the particle repositioning maneuver in patients with benign paroxysmal positional vertigo...
September 28, 2016: Brazilian Journal of Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27742966/-dehiscence-syndromes-diagnosis-and-treatment
#20
A Ernst, I Todt, J Wagner
BACKGROUND: Dehiscence syndromes of the semicircular canals are a relatively new group of neurotological disorders. They have a variety of symptoms with hearing/balance involvement. Younger patients have clinically relevant symptoms in only about one third of cases. In addition to etiology and pathogenesis, the present paper describes diagnostic and therapeutic possibilities using a patient series of the authors. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This nonrandomized prospective study included 52 patients with uni-/bilateral dehiscence syndromes of the superior and/or posterior canal (SCDS/PCDS), diagnosed with high-resolution computed tomography (HR-CT) of the petrous bone...
October 14, 2016: HNO
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