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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.

Correlation among external auditory canal anomaly, temporal bone malformation, and hearing levels in patients with microtia

June 20, 2017  |  Kun Chen, MS; Liu Liu, MS; Runjie Shi, MD; Peihua Wang, MD; Dong Chen, MD; Hua Xiao, MD

Abstract

We conducted a retrospective study to evaluate the relationship between external auditory canal (EAC) anomaly, temporal bone abnormality, and hearing levels using objective scoring systems in Chinese patients with microtia. The study population consisted of 106 ears of 94...

Infestation of mites in external auditory canal

June 20, 2017  |  Denis Massatsugu Ueda, MD; Ricardo Borges, MD; José Eduardo Poloni da Silva, BS

Dermatophagoides spp comprise one of the most prevalent genera of house mites that, although well-known as allergens, rarely also parasitize the human body.

The protective effect of intratympanic dexamethasone on streptomycin ototoxicity in rats

June 20, 2017  |  Aylin Gul, MD; Engin Sengul, MD; Beyhan Yilmaz, MD; Fazil Emre Ozkurt, MD; Mehmet Akdag, MD; Aysenur Keles, MD; Ismail Topcu, MD

Abstract

The purpose of this experimental study was to investigate the protective role of intratympanically administered dexamethasone on the inner ears of rats that were exposed to streptomycin ototoxicity. Twenty-four adult Wistar albino rats were separated into 4 groups: Group 1 (...

Facial nerve mimicking the fibrocartilaginous annulus of the tympanic membrane

April 30, 2017  |  Hande Senem Deveci, MD; Tülay Erden Habeşoğlu, MD; Cem Karataş, MD; Selami Uzun, MD

In this case, the mastoid segment of the facial nerve was mobilized with a microelevetor at the posterior quadrant, but the facial nerve was preserved.

Stapes-pyramidal fixation by a bony bar

April 30, 2017  |  N. Wendell Todd Jr., MD, MPH; Kai-Chieh Chan, MD

Speech perception and auditory performance following cochlear implantation in elderly Koreans

March 24, 2017  |  Sungsu Lee, MD, PhD; Hyong-Joo Park, MD; Hyong-Ho Cho, MD, PhD; Yong-Beom Cho, MD, PhD

Abstract

The benefits of cochlear implantation (CI) in the elderly remain debatable in terms of sound and speech perception. Moreover, the results of CI may be affected by the intensity and pitch of spoken language. We conducted a retrospective study to evaluate surgical and...

Glomus jugulare manifesting as angiogenesis of the external ear canal

March 24, 2017  |  Sei Y. Chung, BS; James K. Liu, MD, FACS; Richard Chan Woo Park, MD, FACS; Robert W. Jyung, MD

On otoscopic examination, one will usually see a red-blue vascular mass behind the tympanic membrane, often described as a “rising sun” emanating from the hypotympanum.

How successful is the fitting of digital hearing aids? Implications for the allocation of resources within national health systems

March 24, 2017  |  Petros V. Vlastarakos, MD, MSc, PhD; Alastair I. Cameron, BA (Hons), PGDip, MSc; Thomas P. Nikolopoulos, MD, DM, PhD

Abstract

We conducted a retrospective study to determine the success rate of initial fittings in digital hearing aid (DHA) users. We also addressed the implications of national health systems' continuing to provide access to these devices. We identified 1,597 consecutively presenting...

Auricular complications in parotid, temporal bone, infratemporal fossa, and lateral skull base surgery

February 20, 2017  |  Patrick S. Carpenter, MD; Ryan C. Burgette, MD; John P. Leonetti, MD; Sam J. Marzo, MD

Abstract

Neoplasms located in the parotid region, temporal bone, infratemporal fossa, and lateral skull base represent a challenge due to their difficult anatomic location and surrounding neurovascular structures. A variety of surgical approaches are appropriate to access this area,...

Is malignant otitis externa on the increase? A retrospective review of cases

February 20, 2017  |  Diana Bhasker, MBBS, MRCS(ENT); Angela Hartley, MBchB; Frank Agada, FRCS, RCS(ORL-HNS)

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We performed a retrospective review of all patients with malignant otitis externa (MOE) treated in our center between July 2004 and December 2012 to evaluate the current epidemiology in our region and to ascertain causative factors associated with the perceived increase in the...