Olfactory disorders in coronavirus disease 2019 patients: a systematic literature review.
Authors: Fuccillo E, Saibene AM, Canevini MP, Felisati G PMID: 32928323 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Laryngology and Otology)
Source: Journal of Laryngology and Otology - September 17, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: J Laryngol Otol Source Type: research

Horizontal sound localisation and speech perception in Bonebridge-implanted single-sided deafness patients.
CONCLUSION: The Bonebridge device provides the benefit of improved speech perception performance in patients with single-sided deafness. Sound localisation abilities were neither improved nor worsened with Bonebridge implantation at the follow-up assessments. PMID: 32933596 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Laryngology and Otology)
Source: Journal of Laryngology and Otology - September 17, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: J Laryngol Otol Source Type: research

Minimising aerosol spread during endoscopic sinus and skull base surgery. Experimental model evaluation of the efficacy of the microscope drape method.
CONCLUSION: The method is an efficient adjunct that could reduce the risk of aerosol shedding and viral transmission to the operating theatre team. It potentially allows faster operating theatre turnover and more liberal use of powered instruments during endonasal surgery. PMID: 32921336 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Laryngology and Otology)
Source: Journal of Laryngology and Otology - September 16, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: J Laryngol Otol Source Type: research

Should adults with isolated serous otitis media be undergoing routine biopsies of the post-nasal space?
CONCLUSION: Suspicious findings pre-operatively predict sinister pathology. Biopsies are not recommended in cases of adult serous otitis media with normal nasendoscopy findings if no other risk factors exist. A UK-wide retrospective study or prospective study over the next 10 years will help provide the evidence necessary to support this guidance. PMID: 32907646 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Laryngology and Otology)
Source: Journal of Laryngology and Otology - September 13, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: J Laryngol Otol Source Type: research

The role of transoral fine needle aspiration in expediting diagnosis and reducing risk in head and neck cancer patients in the coronavirus disease 2019 era: a single-institution experience.
Authors: Touska P, Oikonomou G, Ngu R, Chandra A, Malhotra A, Fry A, Oakley R, Arora A, Jeannon JP, Simo R PMID: 32873344 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Laryngology and Otology)
Source: Journal of Laryngology and Otology - September 4, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: J Laryngol Otol Source Type: research

Epistaxis as a marker for severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2 status - a prospective study.
Authors: Hussain MH, Mair M, Rea P PMID: 32838816 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Laryngology and Otology)
Source: Journal of Laryngology and Otology - August 27, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: J Laryngol Otol Source Type: research

Relationship between anosmia and hospitalisation in patients with coronavirus disease 2019: an otolaryngological perspective.
Authors: Avci H, Karabulut B, Farasoglu A, Boldaz E, Evman M PMID: 32838819 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Laryngology and Otology)
Source: Journal of Laryngology and Otology - August 27, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: J Laryngol Otol Source Type: research

Petrous apex pneumatisation in children: a radiological study.
This study aimed to investigate petrous apex pneumatisation in children, as an understanding of petrous apex pneumatisation is useful in the diagnosis and surgical management of middle-ear disease. METHODS: Computed tomography head scans from 1700 patients aged 0-16 years were assessed. Petrous apex bone and air cell volumes were calculated to determine the degree of petrous apex pneumatisation. Scans were analysed for communicating tracts between the middle ear and petrous apex. RESULTS: Petrous apex pneumatisation was found in 21.0 per cent of patients. Positive relationships were found between age and petrous ap...
Source: Journal of Laryngology and Otology - August 25, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: J Laryngol Otol Source Type: research

Prolonged intra-operative thermal exposure in endoscopic ear surgery: is it really safe?
CONCLUSION: Light emitting diodes are associated with less significant middle-ear temperature rises and audiometric changes at higher frequencies when compared to xenon light sources. Hence, xenon should be replaced with cooler light sources. PMID: 32830635 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Laryngology and Otology)
Source: Journal of Laryngology and Otology - August 25, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: J Laryngol Otol Source Type: research

Coronavirus disease 2019: olfactory and gustatory function, negative impact of personal protective equipment on communication, and an antigen testing complication.
Authors: Fishman J, Fisher E PMID: 32821031 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Laryngology and Otology)
Source: Journal of Laryngology and Otology - August 22, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: J Laryngol Otol Source Type: research

Comparison of gustatory function between mucosal and squamous disease: a randomised controlled study.
Authors: Anant A, Lal P, Pradhan P Abstract OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate and compare the gustatory function between patients with chronic mucosal and squamous diseases before and after the surgery. METHOD: A total of 33 patients with mucosal diseases and 34 patients with squamous diseases were evaluated for gustatory function both in the pre-operative and post-operative periods. The taste scores were compared between the two groups. RESULTS: The gustatory scores in the mucosal disease group were significantly better than the scores in the squamous disease group (p
Source: Journal of Laryngology and Otology - August 18, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: J Laryngol Otol Source Type: research

En Hamac tympanoplasty and canalplasty for optimal type 1 tympanoplasty outcomes.
CONCLUSION: Using the en hamac technique for anterior perforations as well as systematically performing a complete canalplasty provides multiple surgical advantages with excellent post-operative results. PMID: 32787982 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Laryngology and Otology)
Source: Journal of Laryngology and Otology - August 15, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: J Laryngol Otol Source Type: research

Acute mastoiditis in infants aged six months or younger.
CONCLUSION: Acute mastoiditis in infants aged six months or less can be safely diagnosed and treated using a standardised algorithmic approach, similar to that used for older children. PMID: 32787992 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Laryngology and Otology)
Source: Journal of Laryngology and Otology - August 15, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: J Laryngol Otol Source Type: research

A comparative study of endoscopic cartilage myringoplasty used to treat wet and dry ears with mucosal-type chronic otitis media.
CONCLUSION: The wet or dry status of ears in patients with chronic perforations with mucosal chronic otitis media did not affect graft success rate or hearing gain after endoscopic cartilage myringoplasty. However, ears with mucopurulent discharge were associated with increased failure rates and graft collapse, whereas ears with mucoid discharge were associated with higher graft success rates. PMID: 32753085 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Laryngology and Otology)
Source: Journal of Laryngology and Otology - August 14, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: J Laryngol Otol Source Type: research

The impact of coronavirus disease 2019 on head and neck cancer services: a UK tertiary centre study.
CONCLUSION: It is suggested that further research be conducted into the reasons why fewer patients were referred, particularly elderly patients, and why laryngopharyngeal reflux is so prevalent in fast-track referrals. PMID: 32758307 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Laryngology and Otology)
Source: Journal of Laryngology and Otology - August 14, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: J Laryngol Otol Source Type: research

Tracheostomy in the coronavirus disease 2019 patient: evaluating feasibility, challenges and early outcomes of the 14-day guidance.
Authors: Glibbery N, Karamali K, Walker C, O'Connor IF, Fish B, Irune E PMID: 32758308 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Laryngology and Otology)
Source: Journal of Laryngology and Otology - August 14, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: J Laryngol Otol Source Type: research

The UK national registry of ENT surgeons with coronavirus disease 2019.
Authors: Stephenson K, Sowerby L, Hopkins C, Kumar N PMID: 32758319 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Laryngology and Otology)
Source: Journal of Laryngology and Otology - August 14, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: J Laryngol Otol Source Type: research

Use of a sternocleidomastoid rotational and cervical-fascial advancement flap for closure of a persistent mastoid cutaneous fistula.
CONCLUSION: This novel technique provided definitive obliteration of a persistent cutaneous mastoid fistula. Utilising a double-layered flap and a facelift incision results in excellent functional and cosmetic outcomes. PMID: 32772935 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Laryngology and Otology)
Source: Journal of Laryngology and Otology - August 14, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: J Laryngol Otol Source Type: research

A modified longitudinal incision via transoral sublabial approach for removal of the nasal vestibular cyst: a clinical observation.
CONCLUSION: Removal of nasal vestibular cysts via a transoral sublabial approach with a modified longitudinal incision is a minimally invasive and simple surgical method with few complications and a quick recovery. PMID: 32772937 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Laryngology and Otology)
Source: Journal of Laryngology and Otology - August 14, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: J Laryngol Otol Source Type: research

Smell and taste recovery in coronavirus disease 2019 patients: a 60-day objective and prospective study.
Authors: Vaira LA, Hopkins C, Petrocelli M, Lechien JR, Chiesa-Estomba CM, Salzano G, Cucurullo M, Salzano FA, Saussez S, Boscolo-Rizzo P, Biglioli F, De Riu G PMID: 32782030 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Laryngology and Otology)
Source: Journal of Laryngology and Otology - August 14, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: J Laryngol Otol Source Type: research

Reducing the rate of fistula: does a fibrin sealant act as an adjunct in pharyngeal closure? A two-centre experience.
CONCLUSION: The incidence of pharyngocutaneous fistula post-radiation and post-chemoradiotherapy in laryngectomy cases has been quoted as 23 per cent and 34 per cent respectively. This study represents the first patient series on the use of fibrin sealant as an adjunct in primary closure following laryngectomy. The results are promising, encouraging the use of Tisseel as an adjunct to meticulous closure. PMID: 32741379 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Laryngology and Otology)
Source: Journal of Laryngology and Otology - August 5, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: J Laryngol Otol Source Type: research

Survey and analysis of knowledge, attitude and practice among otolaryngologists in a state in eastern India in relation to the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic.
Authors: Banerjee S, Sarkar S, Bandyopadhyay SN PMID: 32723403 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Laryngology and Otology)
Source: Journal of Laryngology and Otology - July 31, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: J Laryngol Otol Source Type: research

Pharyngeal closure after a total laryngectomy: mechanical versus manual technique.
CONCLUSION: Mechanical suturing of the pharynx after total laryngectomy is an oncologically safe technique if used in suitable cases. PMID: 32723416 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Laryngology and Otology)
Source: Journal of Laryngology and Otology - July 31, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: J Laryngol Otol Source Type: research

Pharmacotherapy failure and progression to botulinum toxin injection in vestibular migraine.
Authors: Liu YF, Macias D, Donaldson L, Dornhoffer JR, Rizk HG Abstract OBJECTIVE: Given the lack of evidence on patients with medically refractory vestibular migraine, this study aimed to identify factors associated with pharmacotherapy failure and progression to botulinum toxin injection in vestibular migraine. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study was conducted on definite vestibular migraine patients from September 2015 to July 2019 who completed the Dizziness Handicap Inventory at least six weeks apart.. RESULTS: The study comprised 47 patients (mean age = 50.2 ± 15.8 years), with a mean follow-...
Source: Journal of Laryngology and Otology - July 29, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: J Laryngol Otol Source Type: research

Cochlear nerve canal stenosis and associated semicircular canal abnormalities in paediatric sensorineural hearing loss: a single centre study.
This study aimed to evaluate the association between cochlear nerve canal dimensions and semicircular canal abnormalities and to determine the distribution of bony labyrinth anomalies in patients with cochlear nerve canal stenosis. METHOD: This was a retrospective study in which high-resolution computed tomography images of paediatric patients with severe-to-profound sensorineural hearing loss were reviewed. A cochlear nerve canal diameter of 1.5 mm or less in the axial plane was classified as stenotic. Semicircular canals and other bony labyrinth morphology and abnormality were evaluated. RESULTS: Cochlear nerve c...
Source: Journal of Laryngology and Otology - July 29, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: J Laryngol Otol Source Type: research

The changing nature of paediatric otomycosis in the mid-west of Ireland.
This study aimed to review the children diagnosed with otomycosis at the University Hospital Limerick with reference to frequency, causative organism, predisposing factors and management. METHODS: A retrospective review was conducted of paediatric patients from 2001 to 2015. Patients with positive fungal ear swabs and a diagnosis of otomycosis were identified. RESULTS: Ninety-three patients were positive for candida (mean age, 5.8 years), 10 patients were positive for aspergillus (mean age, 9.1 years) and 1 patient had mixed fungal infection containing both fungi. There was a positive correlation between a diagnosi...
Source: Journal of Laryngology and Otology - July 29, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: J Laryngol Otol Source Type: research

The challenge of performing mastoidectomy using the operating microscope with coronavirus disease 2019 personal protective equipment.
Authors: Clamp PJ, Broomfield SJ PMID: 32718359 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Laryngology and Otology)
Source: Journal of Laryngology and Otology - July 29, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: J Laryngol Otol Source Type: research

Novel technique using surgical scrub sponges to protect the nose and face during prone ventilation for coronavirus disease 2019.
Authors: Stubington TJ, Mansuri MS PMID: 32718361 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Laryngology and Otology)
Source: Journal of Laryngology and Otology - July 29, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: J Laryngol Otol Source Type: research

High-resolution computed tomography evaluation of congenital aural atresia - how useful is this?
CONCLUSION: Microtia grade was not significantly associated with mean hearing levels or other ear malformations, except for external auditory canal and facial nerve (mastoid segment) anomalies. High-resolution computed tomography is essential in congenital aural atresia, before management strategy is decided. PMID: 32686623 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Laryngology and Otology)
Source: Journal of Laryngology and Otology - July 22, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: J Laryngol Otol Source Type: research

Third window approach assisted middle meatal antrostomy: prospective cohort study of the two ports technique in management of hard to reach maxillary sinus pathology.
CONCLUSION: A prelacrimal recess approach assisted middle meatal antrostomy is a reliable and safe technique to manage pathologies in hard to reach regions within the maxillary sinus. PMID: 32686629 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Laryngology and Otology)
Source: Journal of Laryngology and Otology - July 22, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: J Laryngol Otol Source Type: research

Identification of pathogens causing invasive fungal rhinosinusitis in surgical biopsies using polymerase chain reaction.
CONCLUSION: Polymerase chain reaction can provide rapid identification of fungal pathogens in paraffin-embedded tissue, enabling prompt treatment of invasive fungal rhinosinusitis. PMID: 32686637 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Laryngology and Otology)
Source: Journal of Laryngology and Otology - July 22, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: J Laryngol Otol Source Type: research

Validation study of an ex vivo porcine auricular model for simulation training in otoplasty.
CONCLUSION: This study is the first to formally validate the ex vivo porcine auricular model as a useful tool for training in otoplasty. The model should be incorporated into simulation training for otoplasty in order to improve learning, enable acquisition of specific surgical skills and improve operative outcomes. PMID: 32669151 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Laryngology and Otology)
Source: Journal of Laryngology and Otology - July 18, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: J Laryngol Otol Source Type: research

Cerebrospinal fluid rhinorrhoea: does fibrin glue change the surgical outcome?
CONCLUSION: There was no statistically significant difference in the results of cerebrospinal fluid leak repair with and without fibrin glue. PMID: 32672143 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Laryngology and Otology)
Source: Journal of Laryngology and Otology - July 18, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: J Laryngol Otol Source Type: research

Restructuring ENT out-patient services during the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic - an iterative approach.
Authors: Halliwell-Ewen M, Atkin B, Huins CT, Dalton CL PMID: 32660655 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Laryngology and Otology)
Source: Journal of Laryngology and Otology - July 16, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: J Laryngol Otol Source Type: research

Test, test, test - a complication of testing for coronavirus disease 2019 with nasal swabs.
Authors: Mughal Z, Luff E, Okonkwo O, Hall CEJ PMID: 32641170 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Laryngology and Otology)
Source: Journal of Laryngology and Otology - July 11, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: J Laryngol Otol Source Type: research

Reducing potential aerosol generation in flexible nasolaryngoscopy: a novel method.
Authors: Curran J, Calder N, Yaneza M, Iyer A PMID: 32641171 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Laryngology and Otology)
Source: Journal of Laryngology and Otology - July 11, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: J Laryngol Otol Source Type: research

The negative impact of wearing personal protective equipment on communication during coronavirus disease 2019.
Authors: Hampton T, Crunkhorn R, Lowe N, Bhat J, Hogg E, Afifi W, De S, Street I, Sharma R, Krishnan M, Clarke R, Dasgupta S, Ratnayake S, Sharma S PMID: 32641175 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Laryngology and Otology)
Source: Journal of Laryngology and Otology - July 11, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: J Laryngol Otol Source Type: research

Learning curves, undergraduate ENT, patulous Eustachian tube anatomy and managing necrotising otitis externa.
Authors: Fisher EW, Fishman J PMID: 32633709 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Laryngology and Otology)
Source: Journal of Laryngology and Otology - July 9, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: J Laryngol Otol Source Type: research

A survey of ENT undergraduate teaching in the UK.
CONCLUSION: There is wide variability in ENT undergraduate education in UK medical schools. Careful consideration of which topics are prioritised, and the teaching modalities utilised, is essential. In addition, ENT learning opportunities for undergraduates outside of the medical school curriculum should be augmented. PMID: 32624009 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Laryngology and Otology)
Source: Journal of Laryngology and Otology - July 8, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: J Laryngol Otol Source Type: research

Coronavirus disease 2019 communication: novel sign language system to aid surgical tracheostomy whilst wearing a respirator.
Authors: Wilkinson S, Irvine E, Valsamakis T PMID: 32624010 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Laryngology and Otology)
Source: Journal of Laryngology and Otology - July 8, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: J Laryngol Otol Source Type: research

The Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Hospital for Diseases of the Throat, Ear and Nose (1886-1947): its formation, rise and demise.
CONCLUSION: The specialist hospital was deemed unfit and unsuitable to compete with the comprehensive service provided by the Nottingham General Hospital. PMID: 32616080 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Laryngology and Otology)
Source: Journal of Laryngology and Otology - July 5, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: J Laryngol Otol Source Type: research

Radiotherapy dose and survival outcomes in human papillomavirus positive oropharyngeal cancer.
CONCLUSION: Human papillomavirus positive oropharyngeal carcinoma patients had excellent outcomes with definitive radiotherapy doses of 50 Gy to less than 66 Gy. These results further support patients enrolling into clinical trials for radiation dose de-escalation. PMID: 32616096 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Laryngology and Otology)
Source: Journal of Laryngology and Otology - July 5, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: J Laryngol Otol Source Type: research

Extended role of transnasal oesophagoscopy: a review of the literature.
CONCLUSION: This study presents a summary of the literature showing that transnasal oesophagoscopy can be used as a safe and cost-effective alternative or adjunct to traditional rigid endoscopes for therapeutic procedures. PMID: 32616097 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Laryngology and Otology)
Source: Journal of Laryngology and Otology - July 5, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: J Laryngol Otol Source Type: research

Investigating the learning curve in endoscopic compared to microscopic myringotomy and ventilation tube insertion.
CONCLUSION: The absence of a significant difference shows that the learning rates of each technique are statistically indistinguishable. This suggests that surgeons are not justified when citing 'steep learning curve' in arguments against the use of endoscopes in middle-ear surgery. PMID: 32618522 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Laryngology and Otology)
Source: Journal of Laryngology and Otology - July 5, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: J Laryngol Otol Source Type: research

Novel use of high-flow nasal cannula therapy in the management of pyriform aperture stenosis: case report.
Authors: Fuzi J, Teng A, Saddi V, Soma M Abstract BACKGROUND: Pyriform aperture stenosis is a rare form of congenital nasal obstruction; it poses a management dilemma for otolaryngologists and physicians alike. It can result in poor weight gain and potentially life-threatening airflow obstruction. The challenge lies in the difficulty to predict which patients will require invasive operative management versus conservative therapy alone. CASE REPORT: This case demonstrates the successful use of high-flow nasal cannula therapy in a young child with pyriform aperture stenosis. PMID: 32618525 [PubMed - as suppli...
Source: Journal of Laryngology and Otology - July 5, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: J Laryngol Otol Source Type: research

Pseudo mastoid obliteration with conchal cartilage may be a safe alternative technique for cochlear implantation in canal wall down mastoidectomy with large meatoplasty.
CONCLUSION: Pseudo-obliteration of the mastoid cavity with a cartilage multi-layered palisade reconstruction covering the electrode may be a safe alternative in selected patients with a large meatoplasty. PMID: 32618542 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Laryngology and Otology)
Source: Journal of Laryngology and Otology - July 5, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: J Laryngol Otol Source Type: research

North East London coronavirus disease 2019 protocol for diagnostics in two-week wait head and neck cancer patients.
Authors: Warner E, Scholfield DW, Adams A, Richards P, Ali S, Ahmed J, Ghufoor K PMID: 32613916 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Laryngology and Otology)
Source: Journal of Laryngology and Otology - July 4, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: J Laryngol Otol Source Type: research

Union of the European Phoniatricians' position statement on the exit strategy of phoniatric and laryngological services: staying safe and getting back to normal after the peak of coronavirus disease 2019 (issued on 25th May 2020).
Authors: Geneid A, Nawka T, Schindler A, Oguz H, Chrobok V, Calcinoni O, Am Zehnhoff-Dinnesen A, Neumann K, Farahat M, Abou-Elsaad T, Moerman M, Chavez E, Fishman J, Yazaki R, Arnold B, Frajkova Z, Graf S, Pflug C, Drsata J, Desuter G, Samuelsson C, Tedla M, Costello D, Sjögren E, Hess M, Kinnari T, Rubin J PMID: 32613918 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Laryngology and Otology)
Source: Journal of Laryngology and Otology - July 4, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: J Laryngol Otol Source Type: research

Simultaneous cochlear implantation and removal of acoustic neuroma: implications for hearing.
CONCLUSION: Simultaneous cochlear implantation with resection of acoustic neuroma has been shown to be a safe treatment option, which will be applicable in a wide range of clinical scenarios as the indications for cochlear implantation continue to expand. PMID: 32613920 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Laryngology and Otology)
Source: Journal of Laryngology and Otology - July 4, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: J Laryngol Otol Source Type: research

Exploratory tympanotomy in sudden sensorineural hearing loss for the identification of a perilymphatic fistula - retrospective analysis and review of the literature.
CONCLUSION: There was no significant improvement after exploratory tympanotomy and sealing of the membranes for patients with a definite perilymphatic fistula. PMID: 32614760 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Laryngology and Otology)
Source: Journal of Laryngology and Otology - July 4, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: J Laryngol Otol Source Type: research