Am J Otolaryngol 2020 Sep - Oct;41(5):102577. Epub 2020 Jun 2.
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, United States of America; New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai, Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, United States of America.
Otol Neurotol 2021 Jun;42(5):702-705
Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee.
Objective: Minimally invasive, image-guided cochlear implantation (CI) surgery consists of drilling a precise tunnel from the surface of the mastoid cortex through the facial recess to target the scala tympani. In the first set of clinical trials of this technique, heat-induced facial nerve paresis (House-Brackmann II/VI) occurred on a patient on the last day of the initial trial which was scheduled to be halted secondary to a change in the regulatory requirements dictated by the 2012 the Food and Drug Administration Safety and Innovation Act requiring Investigational Device Exemption approval for previously exempted customized medical device testing. To address this adverse event, extensive changes were made to the drilling protocol; additionally, a custom insertion tool was developed. Read More
Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol 2021 May 3. Epub 2021 May 3.
Department of Otolaryngology, Head Neck Surgery, University Hospital Gabriel Montpied, Clermont-Ferrand, France.
Background: Petrous bone pneumatization may be related to cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leak secondary to vestibular schwannoma surgery.Objective: To assess the association between petrous bone pneumatization and CSF leak in vestibular schwannoma surgery.Methods: A retrospective study included 222 consecutive vestibular schwannoma patients treated via a retrosigmoid or translabyrinthine approach in a 17-year period in one University Hospital. Read More
J Pediatr Intensive Care 2021 Jun 8;10(2):148-151. Epub 2020 May 8.
Division of Pediatric Immunology Diseases, Dr. Sami Ulus Maternity and Children's Training and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey.
septicemia is rare in previously healthy children. Skin lesions such as subcutaneous nodules and ecthyma gangrenosum may be the first manifestation of infection that have rarely been reported. Herein we reported a previously healthy 6-month-old boy patient who presented with suppurative otitis media, multiple nodules, septic shock, and was identified in cultures of the blood, skin lesions, and purulent material of his ears. Read More
Ear Nose Throat J 2021 Apr 18:1455613211007943. Epub 2021 Apr 18.
Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Chungnam National University College of Medicine, Daejeon, South Korea.
A congenital mastoid cholesteatoma (CMC) is a keratinizing epithelium originating from embryological epithelial tissue of the mastoid. It is often not diagnosed until it becomes large because of its rarity and indolent nature. Although there are a few reports on giant CMC, its exact extensions have not been well described, and detailed information regarding surgical methods is lacking, especially in giant CMC involving the occipital condyle and the middle and posterior cranial fossae. Read More
Ann Med Surg (Lond) 2021 Apr 4;64:102205. Epub 2021 Mar 4.
ENT, Head and Neck Surgery Department, Ibn Rochd UniversityHospital, Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy, Hassan II, Casablanca, Morocco.
Introduction: Primary lymphoma of the temporal bone is extremely rare, difficult to diagnose and to manage. It is essential that the clinician keeps in mind the possibility of this pathology as a differential diagnosis with the infections resistant to the usual treatment.Case Report: We report a rare case of a diffuse large B-cell lymphoma in a 70-year-old- woman, with history of diabetes. Read More