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Aspergillus otomycosis in an immunocompromised patient

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


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)


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


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...


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

Recurrent tympanic membrane perforation following medial graft tympanoplasty

December 1, 2007  |  Arun K. Gadre, MD and Adam C. Augenstein, MD

Myringostapediopexy after tympanomastoidectomy

September 1, 2007  |  Matthew Taljebini, MD; Eric P. Wilkinson, MD; Jose N. Fayad, MD

A 53-year-old man presented with chronic otitis media in the right ear and a cholesteatoma in the right ear. Audiometric testing revealed a high-frequency sensorineural hearing loss in both ears and a mixed hearing loss in the right ear.


August 1, 2007  |  James Lin, MD; Jose N. Fayad, MD

Glomus tympanicum tumor

April 1, 2007  |  Troy Hutchins, MD; Enrique Palacios, MD


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