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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 between sensorineural hearing loss and chronic otorrhea

November 3, 2017  |  Fernanda Martinho Dobrianskyj, MS; Isis Rocha Dias Goncalves, DO; Yumi Tamaoki, DO; Edson Ibrahim Mitre, MD; Fernando A. Quintanilha Ribeiro, PhD

Abstract

Many studies have attempted to correlate chronic otorrhea in children and in adults with the sensorineural hearing loss in the affected ear, with contradictory results. This loss might be the result of the likely toxicity of the bacteria involved, effects of inflammatory...

Management of benign middle ear tumors: A series of 7 cases

November 3, 2017  |  Z. Jason Qian, MD; Amy M. Coffey, MD; Kathleen M. O'Toole, MD; Anil K. Lalwani, MD

Abstract

Benign middle ear tumors represent a rare group of neoplasms that vary widely in their pathology, anatomy, and clinical findings. These factors have made it difficult to establish guidelines for the resection of such tumors. Here we present 7 unique cases of these rare and...

A novel etiology for pneumolabyrinth after temporal bone fracture without otic capsule involvement

November 3, 2017  |  Thomas J. Muelleman, MD; Vidur Bhalla, MD; Hinrich Staecker, MD, PhD

Abstract

Pneumolabyrinth has been considered an indicator of otic capsule involvement in temporal bone fractures. We present a novel theory for the etiology of pneumolabyrinth in a trauma patient without an otic capsule fracture: passage of intrathecal air into the labyrinth. Our...

A controlled comparison of auditory steady-state responses and pure-tone audiometry in patients with hearing loss

November 3, 2017  |  Raman Wadhera, MS; Sharad Hernot, MS; Sat Paul Gulati, MS; Vijay Kalra, MS

Abstract

We performed a prospective interventional study to evaluate correlations between hearing thresholds determined by pure-tone audiometry (PTA) and auditory steady-state response (ASSR) testing in two types of patients with hearing loss and a control group of persons with normal...

"Live" tinnitus

November 3, 2017  |  Chia-Chun Liu, MD; Ming-Yee Lin, MD

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Long-standing, near total tympanic membrane perforation

September 18, 2017  |  J. Scott Greene, MD, FACS

Although most spontaneous perforations heal, repeated ruptures and chronic suppuration can lead to permanent perforations.

Social media in otolaryngology-head and neck surgery

September 18, 2017  |  Modupe Oyewumi, MD; John Lee, MD, MSc, FRCSC; Allan Vescan, MD, FRCSC

Abstract

The objective of this study was to assess the current use of social media tools within Canadian otolaryngology-head and neck surgery (OHNS) programs and to assess the interest within these programs to integrate social media for networking, social, and educational programs. A...

Surgical trainees and powered-drill use do not affect type I tympanoplasty hearing outcomes

September 18, 2017  |  David T. Kent, MD; David H. Chi, MD; Dennis J. Kitsko, DO

Abstract

The purposes of this study were to determine if use of a powered drill or trainee involvement during tympanoplasty is associated with a decline in sensorineural hearing, as well as to examine whether trainee involvement affected tympanic membrane (TM) closure rates. This study...

Cerebrospinal fluid leak during stapes surgery: Gushing leaks and oozing leaks, two different phenomena

August 24, 2017  |  Juan Luis Quesada, MD; Giovanni Cammaroto, MD; Lilla Bonanno, PhD; Francesco Galletti, MD; Pedro Quesada, MD

Abstract

Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leak is an uncommon event that can occur during stapes surgery. Such leaks can be classified as gushing leaks (stapes gushers) and oozing leaks. A stapes gusher is a massive flow of CSF through the perforated footplate that fills the...

Assessment of discrimination ability in ipsilateral and contralateral ears with a unilateral bone-anchored hearing system

August 24, 2017  |  Bahtiyar Celikgun, MSc; M. Tayyar Kalcioglu, MD

Abstract

This study aimed to determine the speech discriminatory ability of the contralateral ear of users of a unilateral bone-anchored hearing system (BAHS). The Oticon Medical Ponto Pro/Ponto Pro Power device brand was used for all patients. Five BAHS users (3 men, 2 women)...

Platelet-rich plasma myringoplasty: A new office procedure for the repair of small tympanic membrane perforations

August 24, 2017  |  Mohammad Waheed El-Anwar, MD; Ismail Elnashar, MD; Yaser Ahmad Foad, MD

Abstract

We conducted a prospective study to assess the effectiveness of a platelet-rich plasma hourglass graft in the repair of small tympanic membrane perforations as an office-based procedure. Our study population was made up of 25 patients-10 men and 15 women, aged 19 to 45 years (...