Clinical information for Otolaryngologists is provided in topics that include: Natural History (including histology, epidemiology, etc.); Clinical and Diagnostic Evaluation (including cost effectiveness of imaging vs audiometry); Neurophysiological Correlates: Preoperative, Intraoperative and Postoperative - Facial nerve; Neurofibromatosis Type 2 and Genetics; The Art of Management Decision Making: From Intuition to Evidence Based Medicine (including analysis of various decision making strategies); Radiation Therapy and Radiosurgery: Indications, Techniques and Results (CK, GK, LINAC,etc...); Management of Radiation/Radiosurgical complications and failures; Retrosigmoid Approach: Indications, Techniques and Results; Translabyrinthine Approach: Indications, Techniques and Results; Middle Fossa Approach: Indications, Techniques and Results; Endoscopic Approach: Indications, Techniques and Results; Management of Surgical Complications and Failures; Chemotherapy: Present and Future (new trials of Avastin and similar drugs); Habilitation of Auditory and Vestibular Dysfunction (Baha, vestibular rehab, etc); Habilitation of Facial Nerve Dysfunction (neural grafts, muscle transfers, etc...); Support Groups and Patient Resources.
By Fred Telischi, MD, Chairman of Otolaryngology and Professor Neurological Surgery and Biomedical Engineering
Department of Otolaryngology
University of Miami
Miami, Florida and Jacques Morcos, MD, Professor of Clinical Neurosurgery and Otolaryngology
Department of Neurological Surgery
Lois Pope Life Center