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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895001/surgical-management-and-hearing-outcome-of-traumatic-ossicular-injuries
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Stefan Delrue, Nicolas Verhaert, Joost van Dinther, Andrzej Zarowski, Thomas Somers, Christian Desloovere, Erwin Offeciers
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to investigate etiological, clinical, and pathological characteristics of traumatic injuries of the middle ear ossicular chain and to evaluate hearing outcome after surgery. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Thirty consecutive patients (31 ears) with traumatic ossicular injuries operated on between 2004 and 2015 in two tertiary referral otologic centers were retrospectively analyzed. Traumatic events, clinical features, ossicular lesions, treatment procedures, and audiometric results were evaluated...
November 28, 2016: Journal of International Advanced Otology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27855986/human-cochlear-hydrodynamics-a-high-resolution-%C3%AE-ct-based-finite-element-study
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Annalisa De Paolis, Hirobumi Watanabe, Jeremy T Nelson, Marom Bikson, Mark Packer, Luis Cardoso
Measurements of perilymph hydrodynamics in the human cochlea are scarce, being mostly limited to the fluid pressure at the basal or apical turn of the scalae vestibuli and tympani. Indeed, measurements of fluid pressure or volumetric flow rate have only been reported in animal models. In this study we imaged the human ear at 6.7 and 3-µm resolution using µCT scanning to produce highly accurate 3D models of the entire ear and particularly the cochlea scalae. We used a contrast agent to better distinguish soft from hard tissues, including the auditory canal, tympanic membrane, malleus, incus, stapes, ligaments, oval and round window, scalae vestibule and tympani...
November 10, 2016: Journal of Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27837423/the-effects-of-surgery-type-and-different-ossiculoplasty-materials-on-the-hearing-results-in-cholesteatoma-surgery
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Sultan Şevik Eliçora, Duygu Erdem, Aykut Erdem Dinç, Murat Damar, Sultan Bişkin
To investigate the effects of surgery type [intact canal wall (ICW) or canal wall down (CWD) mastoidectomy] and different ossiculoplasty materials on hearing outcome in single-staged cholesteatoma surgery. A retrospective case-control study. A total of 116 cases (97 adults, 29 children) underwent surgery, including ossiculoplasty, between 2012 and 2015 for cholesteatoma. Patients who had undergone surgery for the first time, and whose grafts were successful, were included in the study. Patients with adhesive otitis media, unsuccessful grafts, revision and recurrent cases, radical mastoidectomy, and craniofacial anomalies were excluded...
November 11, 2016: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27833873/pre-operative-indicators-of-ossicular-necrosis-in-tubotympanic-csom
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Celina Lovely Jayakumar, Leeberk R Inbaraj, George J O Pinto
Ossicular necrosis and erosion is commonly seen in CSOM with cholesteatoma but can also occur in tubotympanic CSOM. This usually comes as a surprise during surgery. Preoperative knowledge of ossicular necrosis helps the surgeon to be better prepared for the surgery and ossicular construction if required. Hence, this study is intended to identify the pre-operative indicators of ossicular necrosis. This cross sectional study was conducted in Father Muller Medical College in Mangalore. Sixty nine consecutive patients with tubotympanic CSOM underwent a detailed clinical examination with pure tone audiometry and subsequently tympanoplasty with or without cortical mastoidectomy...
December 2016: Indian Journal of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27832008/transmastoid-endoscopic-assisted-eustachian-tube-packing-after-translabyrinthine-tumor-resection-a-cadaveric-feasibility-study
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Nicholas L Deep, Peter A Weisskopf
HYPOTHESIS: Endoscopically assisted packing of the Eustachian tube (ET) will improve visualization of the protympanic space compared with standard techniques with the microscope. BACKGROUND: Postoperative cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leakage after translabyrinthine tumor resection remains a problem. Current techniques of packing the ET are limited by inadequate visualization. The objective of this study is to demonstrate the feasibility and usefulness of transmastoid endoscopic-assisted ET packing during translabyrinthine tumor resection...
November 9, 2016: Otology & Neurotology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27808006/radiologic-detectability-of-the-cochlear-implant-electrode-fixation-clip-using-cone-beam-computed-tomography
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Victor Helmstaedter, Eva Bueltmann, Thomas Lenarz, Magnus Teschner
INTRODUCTION: With the aim of preventing migration of cochlear implantation electrodes in the postoperative course, an electrode fixation clip has been developed. It is characterized by two clips of double U-geometry. The bone fixation clip will be clamped on the bony incus bridge, and the electrode fixation clip is clamped to the electrode lead. Although made of titanium, the detectability in radiologic imaging appears limited. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Six patients, who received a cochlear implant between August 2014 and March 2015, were retrospectively analyzed for the detectability of the Med-El Electrode Fixation Clip in postoperative cone beam CT scans...
November 3, 2016: Cochlear Implants International
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/27727526/our-approach-to-revision-stapes-surgery-and-the-outcomes-from-49-procedures-at-a-uk-tertiary-centre
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H Kanona, M F Bhutta, J Lavy
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October 11, 2016: Clinical Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27716599/lateral-attic-wall-reconstruction-with-glass-ionomer-bone-cement-in-the-management-of-primary-acquired-attic-cholesteatoma-in-children-a-preliminary-experience
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27671643/morphology-and-function-of-neandertal-and-modern-human-ear-ossicles
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Alexander Stoessel, Romain David, Philipp Gunz, Tobias Schmidt, Fred Spoor, Jean-Jacques Hublin
The diminutive middle ear ossicles (malleus, incus, stapes) housed in the tympanic cavity of the temporal bone play an important role in audition. The few known ossicles of Neandertals are distinctly different from those of anatomically modern humans (AMHs), despite the close relationship between both human species. Although not mutually exclusive, these differences may affect hearing capacity or could reflect covariation with the surrounding temporal bone. Until now, detailed comparisons were hampered by the small sample of Neandertal ossicles and the unavailability of methods combining analyses of ossicles with surrounding structures...
October 11, 2016: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27604838/malformations-of-the-middle-and-inner-ear-on-ct-imaging-in-22q11-deletion-syndrome
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Elke Loos, Nicolas Verhaert, Annelore Willaert, Koenraad Devriendt, Ann Swillen, Robert Hermans, Katya Op de Beeck, Greet Hens
The 22q11 deletion syndrome (22q11DS), the most frequent microdeletion syndrome in humans, presents with a large variety of abnormalities. A common abnormality is hearing impairment. The exact pathophysiological explanation of the observed hearing loss remains largely unknown. The aim of this study was to analyze the middle and inner ear malformations as seen on computer tomographic imaging in patients with 22q11DS. We retrospectively reviewed the charts of 11 22q11DS patients who had undergone a CT of the temporal bone in the past...
November 2016: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27552829/novel-syndrome-with-conductive-hearing-loss-and-congenital-glaucoma-in-three-generations
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Kazuhiko Takeuchi, Masako Kitano, Hiroshi Sakaida, Sawako Masuda
The objective of this paper was to describe the clinical and otological findings in multiple members of a family with congenital glaucoma, cardiac anomaly, and conductive hearing loss due to ossicular chain anomalies. We performed a retrospective review of the medical charts and otological materials of multiple members of the same family. Congenital glaucoma and hearing loss were inherited by the proband and her daughter, son, and mother, suggesting autosomal dominant inheritance. The son and daughter also showed atrial septal defects...
August 20, 2016: Auris, Nasus, Larynx
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27525709/stapedectomy-in-teunissen-cremers-syndrome-intraoperative-findings-and-hearing-outcomes
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Alice C Coombs, Philip A Bird
OBJECTIVE: To describe the intraoperative findings and outcomes of stapedectomy surgery in Teunissen-Cremers syndrome. PATIENTS: A family of three patients with bilateral conductive hearing loss because of Teunissen-Cremers syndrome. INTERVENTION: Six exploratory tympanotomies and stapedectomies, including one revision operation. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Intraoperative findings and postoperative hearing results. RESULTS: There was an increased distance between the incus and the vestibule, a thicker long process of the incus, and slight variation in the relative position of the ossicles in all patients...
October 2016: Otology & Neurotology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27525620/transcanal-endoscopic-ear-surgery-for-the-management-of-congenital-ossicular-fixation
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Vivian F Zhu, Yann-Fuu Kou, Kenneth H Lee, Joe Walter Kutz, Brandon Isaacson
OBJECTIVES: 1) To describe the technique for transcanal endoscopic management of congenital ossicular chain fixation. 2) To highlight the utility and outcomes of the endoscopic approach for management of congenital ossicular fixation. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective patient series. SETTING: Academic tertiary pediatric hospital. PATIENTS: Pediatric patients (age 6-12) undergoing transcanal endoscopic management of congenital ossicular fixation from May 2014 to December 2014...
September 2016: Otology & Neurotology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27500982/morphogenesis-of-the-middle-ear-ossicles-and-spatial-relationships-with-the-external-and-inner-ears-during-the-embryonic-period
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Maimi Ozeki-Satoh, Aoi Ishikawa, Shigehito Yamada, Chigako Uwabe, Tetsuya Takakuwa
We describe the three-dimensional morphogenesis of the middle ear ossicles (MEOs) according to Carnegie stage (CS) in human embryos. Seventeen samples including 33 MEOs from CS18 to 23 were selected from the Kyoto Collection. The primordia of the MEOs and related structures were histologically observed and three-dimensionally reconstructed from digital images. The timing of chondrogenesis was variable among structures. The stapes was recognizable as a vague condensation of the mesenchymal cells in all samples from CS18, whereas the malleus and incus were recognizable at CS19...
October 2016: Anatomical Record: Advances in Integrative Anatomy and Evolutionary Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27456698/early-development-of-the-malleus-and-incus-in-humans
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Charlotte M Burford, Matthew J Mason
It is widely accepted by developmental biologists that the malleus and incus of the mammalian middle ear are first pharyngeal arch derivatives, a contention based originally on classical embryology that has now been backed up by molecular evidence from rodent models. However, it has been claimed in several studies of human ossicular development that the manubrium of the malleus and long process of the incus are actually derived from the second arch. This 'dual-arch' interpretation is commonly presented in otolaryngology textbooks, and it has been used by clinicians to explain the aetiology of certain congenital abnormalities of the human middle ear...
December 2016: Journal of Anatomy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27413411/minimally-invasive-surgery-for-intracochlear-schwannoma-removal-and-simultaneous-cochlear-implantation
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Ricardo Ferreira Bento, Eloisa Maria Mello Santiago Gebrim, Ana Tereza de Matos Magalhães, Larissa Vilela Pereira, Anna Carolina de Oliveira Fonseca
INTRODUCTION: Hearing preservation has not yet been reported in patients undergoing resection of intracochlear schwannomas. This study describes a minimally invasive procedure for intracochlear schwannoma resection with simultaneous cochlear implantation that resulted in good hearing. OBJECTIVE: This study aims to describe a minimally invasive procedure for intracochlear schwannoma resection with simultaneous cochlear implantation. DATA SYNTHESIS: The technique described in this study was developed for a 55-year-old male with a 20-year history of bilateral progressive hearing loss and tinnitus that had a mass in the left apical turn of the cochlea measuring 0...
July 2016: International Archives of Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27388506/a-new-floating-piezoelectric-microphone-for-the-implantable-middle-ear-microphone-in-experimental-studies
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Xian-Hao Jia, Na Gao, Xin-da Xu, Yong-Zhen Wu, Hou-Yong Kang, Fang-Lu Chi
CONCLUSIONS: The new floating piezoelectric microphone is feasible for use as an implantable middle ear microphone in a totally implantable cochlear implant. OBJECTIVES: A piezoelectric sensor that is driven by the acoustic vibration of the ossicles is one possible design for a microphone for a totally implantable cochlear implant. Such a new floating piezoelectric microphone has been manufactured in the lab. The purpose of this article was to study the frequency response of the new floating piezoelectric microphone in the intact ossicular chain and to identify whether it is usable and implantable...
July 8, 2016: Acta Oto-laryngologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27334513/a-new-surgical-approach-for-direct-acoustic-cochlear-implant-a-temporal-bone-study
#19
Luca Bruschini, Francesca Forli, Andrea De Vito, Stefano Berrettini
OBJECTIVES: The direct acoustic cochlear implant (DACI) is among the latest developments in the field of implantable acoustic prostheses. The surgical procedure requires a mastoidectomy and a posterior-inferior tympanotomy, with access to the facial recess at the level of the oval window, in a complex and lengthy surgical approach. Here, we report a new and considerably shorter surgical approach. METHODS: The new approach involves positioning of artificial incus above the oval window through the superior-anterior tympanotomy...
December 2016: Clinical and Experimental Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27276992/numerical-evaluation-of-implantable-hearing-devices-using-a-finite-element-model-of-human-ear-considering-viscoelastic-properties
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Jing Zhang, Jiabin Tian, Na Ta, Xinsheng Huang, Zhushi Rao
Finite element method was employed in this study to analyze the change in performance of implantable hearing devices due to the consideration of soft tissues' viscoelasticity. An integrated finite element model of human ear including the external ear, middle ear and inner ear was first developed via reverse engineering and analyzed by acoustic-structure-fluid coupling. Viscoelastic properties of soft tissues in the middle ear were taken into consideration in this model. The model-derived dynamic responses including middle ear and cochlea functions showed a better agreement with experimental data at high frequencies above 3000 Hz than the Rayleigh-type damping...
August 2016: Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Part H, Journal of Engineering in Medicine
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