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Autores: Manrique, Raquel, (Autor de correspondencia); Zulueta-Santos, Cristina; et al.
Revista: AUDIOLOGY AND NEURO-OTOLOGY
ISSN 1420-3030  Vol. 25  Nº 1-2  2020  págs. 42 - 49
Background: Histological study of vestibular end organs has been challenging due to the difficulty in preserving their structures for histological analysis and due to their complex geometry. Recently, radiology advances have allowed to deepen the study of the membranous labyrinth. Summary: A review and analysis of surgical implications related to the anatomy of the vestibular end organ is performed. Radiological advances are key in the advancement of the knowledge of the anatomy and pathology of the vestibule. Thus, application of such knowledge in the development or improvement of surgical procedures may facilitate the development of novel techniques. Key Messages: During the last few decades, the knowledge of the anatomy of the auditory system through histology and radiology had improved. Technological advances in this field may lead to a better diagnosis and therapeutic approach of most common and important diseases affecting the inner ear.
Autores: Manrique, Raquel, (Autor de correspondencia); Lazaro, C.; et al.
Revista: EUROPEAN ARCHIVES OF OTO-RHINO-LARYNGOLOGY
ISSN 0937-4477  Vol. 277  Nº 1  2020  págs. 69 - 76
Purpose To compare the surgical and audiological outcomes with two perimodiolar electrode arrays (Nucleus 512-Contour Advance (R) y Nucleus 532-Slim Perimodiolar (R)) and a straight electrode array (Nucleus 422/522). Methods Patients were retrospectively selected from our cochlear implant program database. Only patients with a history of bilateral, sensorineural postlingually profound hearing loss who underwent cochlear implant surgery with either a N512, a N532 or a N422 were included. Throughout a year of follow-up, pure tone audiometry (PTA), speech perception, Impedances and T-C Thresholds levels were analyzed. Surgical data were also analyzed. Results 66 patients were included (19-CI532, 20-CI512 and 27-CI422). The most common type of cochlea access with the N532, N512 and N422 was through an extended round window, a promontorial cochleostomy and a pure round window, respectively. No significant differences were observed after 12 months in Mean PTA and Speech recognition. No significant differences were seen in the levels of hearing preservation at frequencies of 250 and 500. The average values of the impedances were significantly higher in the CI group N532 and N422 than in the N512. The mean values of the T and C levels were significantly lower in the CI groups N532 and N422 compared with the N512. Conclusions No significant differences were observed after 12 months in Mean PTA and Speech recognition; however, a faster acquisition of auditory results were observed in the group of patients treated with the CI N532. The type of electrode array influences in the type of cochleostomy.
Autores: Baptista, Peter Michael; et al.
Revista: INTERNATIONAL ARCHIVES OF OTORHINOLARYNGOLOGY
ISSN 1809-9777  Vol. 23  Nº 4  2019  págs. E422 - E426
Introduction Chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) is a highly prevalent pathology in our society. Due to the prevalence of this condition and to the persisting symptoms despite an appropriate medical treatment, surgical techniques are often required. Lately, minimal invasive techniques have been described, such as lacrimal diversion devices (LDDs). This technique offers a fast and convenient choice for delivery of sinus irrigation and topical medication. Objective We aimed to describe our experience with LDDs and evaluate the safety and effectiveness of the procedure in patients with moderate to severe CRS without nasal polyposis (CRSsNP) and persistent symptomatology despite medical therapy. Methods A total of 7 patients underwent bilateral lacrimal stents placement in the operating room. A retrospective observational study was conducted. The Sino-Nasal Outcome Test-20 (SNOT-20) survey was performed and the score obtained was compared before and 1month after the procedure. Results The LDDs were used for an average of 80 days. During the follow-up, only three patients had a mild complication with the device (granuloma in the punctum, obstruction, and early extrusion). The mean baseline SNOT-20 score dropped significantly ( p =0.015) from 25.85 to 11.57 (mean: - 14.29) 1month after the procedure. Conclusion According to our experience and results, the use of LDD is a novel, feasible, and less invasive technique to treat refractory CRS. It reduces the risk of mucosal stripping, provides short-term outcomes, and the surgical procedure does not require advanced training in endoscopic sinus surgery. Moreover, it can be performed in-office under local anesthesia or sedation.