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Measurements of the facial recess anatomy: Implications for sparing the facial nerve and chorda tympani during posterior tympanotomy

October 1, 2010  |  Caglar Calli, MD, Ercan Pinar, MD, Semih Oncel, MD, Bekir Tatar, MD, and Mehmet Ali Tuncbilek, MD

Abstract

Posterior tympanotomy is commonly performed through the facial recess to facilitate cochlear implantation. A rare but serious complication of this procedure is paralysis of the facial nerve and/or the chorda tympani. These complications generally occur because of a limited...

Concurrent nasal surgery and tympanoplasty in adults

October 1, 2010  |  Theodore A. Schuman, MD and Robert F. Labadie, MD, PhD

Abstract

We conducted a retrospective chart review to determine if performing simultaneous nasal surgery and tympanoplasty jeopardizes tympanic membrane graft survival and the surgical outcome. Our study population consisted of 14 consecutively presenting adults with nasal septal...

Congenital cholesteatoma in the tympanic membrane

August 1, 2010  |  Min-Tsan Shu, MD, Hung-Ching Lin, MD, Cheng-Chien Yang, MD, and Yu-Chun Chen, MD

An insect on the tympanic membrane

March 1, 2010  |  Arun K. Gadre, MD, FACS, DORL

Tympanum-canal angles anteriorly, anteroinferiorly, and inferiorly: A postmortem study of 41 adult crania

September 1, 2009  |  N. Wendell Todd, MD, MPH

Abstract

The angles formed by the tympanic membrane and the external ear canal anteriorly, anteroinferiorly, and inferiorly can pose surgical challenges, and the spaces they form can harbor iatrogenic cholesteatoma. The range of values previously reported for these angles-27° to 60°-...

Ear trauma caused by a yucca plant leaf spine

June 1, 2009  |  Yoav P. Talmi, MD, FACS, Michael Wolf, MD, Lela Migirov, MD, and Jona Kronenberg, MD

Abstract

Three uncommon cases of ear trauma caused by a yucca plant leaf spine are presented. One patient presented with tympanic perforation and the second with mixed hearing loss after spontaneous closure. The third patient probably had a perilymphatic fistula with subsequent...

Aspergillus otomycosis in an immunocompromised patient

November 1, 2008  |  Amy L. Rutt, DO and Robert T. Sataloff, MD, DMA

Abstract

Aspergillus niger, an opportunistic filamentous fungus, was identified as the cause of chronic unilateral otomycosis in a 55-year old, immunocompromised man who had been unresponsive to a variety of treatment regimens. The patient presented with intermittent otalgia and...

Monitoring reimbursement for unit charges

September 26, 2008  |  Steven F. Isenberg, MD

Assessments of the size of tympanic membrane perforations: A comparison of clinical estimations with video-otoscopic calculations

September 26, 2008  |  Titus S. Ibekwe, FWACS, Onyekwere G.B. Nwaorgu, FWACS, Aderemi A. Adeosun, FWACS, Daniel D. Kokong, MBBS, Hakeem O. Lawal, MBBS, Patrick O. Okundia, MBBS, and Paul A. Onakoya, FWACS (Ib)

Abstract

We conducted a study to determine how accurate various ENT specialists were in estimating the size of 100 tympanic membrane (TM) perforations with standard otoscopy. The specialists included, in descending order of rank, 2 Consultant Surgeons, 2 Senior Registrars, and 2...

Results of exploratory tympanotomy following sudden unilateral deafness and its effects on hearing restoration

August 1, 2008  |  Wolfgang Maier, MD, Milo Fradis, MD, Susanne Kimpel, MD, Jörg Schipper, MD, and Roland Laszig, MD

Abstract

In cases of acute unilateral deafness, no consensus exists as to whether tympanotomy and sealing of the round window should be performed routinely. To further address this issue, we conducted a retrospective study of pre-, intra-, and postoperative findings in 97 patients who...

Hemotympanum

July 1, 2008  |  Marc K. Bassim, MD and Jose N. Fayad, MD

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