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Painful rash of the auricle: Herpes zoster oticus

December 19, 2014  |  Chao-Yin Kuo, MD; Yuan-Yung Lin, MD; Chih-Hung Wang, MD, PhD

A PCR assay in addition to conventional serologic testing provides quick confirmation of the diagnosis of herpes zoster oticus infection.

Red ear syndrome: Perspectives for the otolaryngologist

December 10, 2018  |  Sheldon P. Hersh, MD; Joshua N. Hersh, MD


Red ear syndrome (RES) is an unusual, often unrecognized condition that has rarely been reported in the otolaryngology literature despite the presence of symptoms and associated disorders of relevance to the otolaryngologist. When present, RES may have diagnostic value when...

KTP-laser-assisted endoscopic management of glomus tympanicum tumors: A case series

December 10, 2018  |  Julia E. Noel, MD; Hamed Sajjadi, MD


Endoscopic technology is widely used in rhinology and anterior skull base surgery, but it has been less quickly incorporated into otologic practice. The design of the instrumentation forces surgeons to work one-handed and limits depth perception. Nevertheless, endoscopy also...

Stapes footplate defect as a source of CSF leak and otogenic meningitis in a patient with a cochlear implant

December 10, 2018  |  Maria Vartanyan, MD; Fiona Hill, MBBS; Kumiko Orimoto, MD, PhD; Stephen O'Leary, PhD, FRACS, FAHMS

Clinicians should be proactive in ensuring that cochlear implant patients have received comprehensive immunization.

Association of Meniere disease with human leukocyte antigen in Taiwanese population

December 10, 2018  |  Kai-Chieh Chan, MD; Che-Ming Wu, MD; Wan-Ling Ho, MD, PhD; Ping-Chin Lai, MD, PhD


The etiology of Ménière disease (MD) is multifactorial; genetic factors seem to play an important role. The associations between MD and human leukocyte antigen (HLA) status have been studied previously in several populations and have shown that the HLA alleles imparting...

Effects of acidic and nonacidic reflux on the eustachian tube: An animal experiment

December 10, 2018  |  Erbil Kilic, MD; Mustafa Gerek, MD; Omer Karakoc, MD; Mehmet Gamsizkan, MD


We investigated the effects of pepsin/hydrochloric acid and bile acids on eustachian tube function and eustachian tube mucosa in 40 Sprague-Dawley rats. The animals were randomly assigned to groups of 10: one group received pepsin/hydrochloric acid (pepsin/HCl group), another...

Primary cutaneous histoplasmosis

November 8, 2018  |  Blake Raggio, MD

Diagnosis of cutaneous histoplasmosis hinges on evidence of fungus in the wound and absence of systemic disease.

Anxiety and depression in patients with sudden one-sided hearing loss

November 8, 2018  |  Fatih Arslan, MD; Emre Aydemir, MD; Yavuz Selim Kaya, MD; Hasan Arslan, MD; Abdullah Durmaz, MD


Sudden sensorineural hearing loss is a hearing loss of >30 dB in at least three consecutive frequencies that occurs in 3 days. The aim of this study was to investigate anxiety and depression caused by sudden, idiopathic, one-sided hearing loss. The levels of anxiety and...

Risk of developing sudden sensorineural hearing loss in patients with hepatitis B virus infection: A population-based study

November 8, 2018  |  Yao-Te Tsai, MD; Ku-Hao Fang, MD; Yao-Hsu Yang, MD, MSc; Meng-Hung Lin, PhD; Pau-Chung Chen, MD, PhD; Ming-Shao Tsai, MD; Cheng-Ming Hsu, MD


Sudden sensorineural hearing loss (SSNHL) has significant impact on quality of life. It may result from viral infection, but the relationship between hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection and SSNHL remains uncertain. To investigate the risk of developing SSNHL in patients with HBV...

The effect of zoledronic acid on middle ear osteoporosis: An animal study

November 8, 2018  |  Ozgur Surmelioglu, MD; Feyha Kahya Aydogan, MD; Suleyman Ozdemir, MD; Ozgur Tarkan, MD; Aysun Uguz, MD; Ulku Tuncer, MD; Lutfi Barlas Aydogan, MD


Hearing function in older patients may be related to bone structure. We conducted an experiment to evaluate the effect of zoledronic acid on osteoporotic middle ear ossicles in an animal model. Our subjects were 19 female New Zealand white rabbits (38 ears) weighing 2 to 4 kg....

Iatrogenic external auditory canal cholesteatoma with mastoid erosion

November 8, 2018  |  Yen-Hui Lee, MD; Chih-Yu Hu, MD; Wen-Yu Chuang, MD; Kai-Chieh Chan, MD

Large, complicated iatrogenic EAC cholesteatomas usually require surgical management, with the selected technique generally based on the extent of disease and the surgeon's preference.

Clinical outcome of revision cartilage tympanoplasty

November 8, 2018  |  Pei-Yin Wei, MD; Chia-Hui Chu, MD, MPH; Mao-Che Wang, MD, PhD


We retrospectively reviewed 32 ears from 30 adult patients with chronic otitis media who underwent revision tympanoplasty using cartilage graft (performed by a single surgeon) from January 10, 2011, to May 10, 2016. All procedures were performed using an endaural incision for...