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Intratympanic steroid use for hearing salvage in Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada syndrome

December 15, 2011  |  Stanley Pelosi, MD and Sujana S. Chandrasekhar, MD, FACS


We discuss the rare case of a 68-year-old woman with Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada (VKH) syndrome and sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL) who was successfully treated with intratympanic corticosteroid injections. The patient had presented with bilaterally asymmetric (i.e., moderate and...

Congenital cholesteatoma of the tympanic membrane

December 15, 2011  |  Byung Don Lee, MD and Moo Kyun Park, MD

A case of a coexisting aberrant internal carotid artery and persistent stapedial artery: The role of MR angiography in the diagnosis

May 1, 2011  |  Hatice Gul Hatipoglu, MD, Mehmet Ali Cetin, MD, Enis Yuksel, MD, and Huseyin Dere, MD


We describe the case of a 37-year-old woman who presented with a complaint of recurrent headaches since childhood. Clinical examination revealed the presence of a reddish-bluish mass in the inferior half of the tympanic membrane in her right ear. Source and three-dimensional...

"Epithelial pearl" after tympanoplasty with the underlay technique

May 1, 2011  |  Min-Tsan Shu, MD and Yu-Chun Chen, MD

Incidence of tympanic membrane perforation after intratympanic steroid treatment through myringotomy tubes

April 1, 2011  |  Amy L. Rutt, DO, Mary J. Hawkshaw, BSN, RN, CORLN, and Robert T. Sataloff, MD, DMA, FACS


Intratympanic (IT) steroids are often used to treat inner ear disorders such as sudden idiopathic sensorineural hearing loss, autoimmune inner ear disease, and Ménière disease. Administration of corticosteroids via IT injection, via application with a pledget to the round...

Glomus jugulare

January 1, 2011  |  Jeffrey D. Suh, MD, Ashley E. Balaker, MD, Brian D. Suh, MD, and Keith E. Blackwell, MD

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


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


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


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


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...


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