Explore the latest in skull base disorders, including recent advances in surgical techniques and approaches to skull base tumors.
In this essay, an otolaryngologist reflects on the circular journey from patient to physician to patient again over 19 years living with a left jugular foramen meningioma.
A 51-year-old woman presented with headache, jaw pain, paresthesia, trismus, and a history of anxiety, depression, emphysema, hyperlipidemia, migraines, pseudoseizures, and no pertinent surgery nor head trauma. What is your diagnosis?
This cohort study presents a staging system to predict severe surgical complications in patients who undergo surgical resection of vestibular schwannoma.
An 80-year-old woman presented with a 1-year history of right pulsatile tinnitus and aural fullness; her symptoms were more prominent at night and in the quiet and improved when upright. What is your diagnosis?
This cross-sectional study evaluates the independent associations of chronological age and frailty (physiological age) with outcomes following vestibular schwannoma resection.
This cross-sectional study assess online preoperative and postoperative patient information regarding the potential risks of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 nasopharyngeal swab testing for those with a history of sinus or skull-base surgery.
This case report describes a man in his 20s who presented with a 2-month history of epistaxis and progressive nasal obstruction and was subsequently diagnosed with a sinonasal teratocarcinosarcoma.
This case report describes a woman in her 40s who presented with unilateral rhinorrhea, metallic taste, headache, neck stiffness, and photophobia after completing nasal swab testing for severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2.
A 62-year-old man presents with metastatic p16-positive squamous cell carcinoma and a primary cancer in the right tonsil. What is your diagnosis?
This case report describes man in his 70s who presented with symptoms consistent with chronic rhinosinusitis despite treatment with azelastine, fluticasone propionate, levocetirizine, montelukast, and saline rinses and was diagnosed with a persistent foramen cecum.
This case report describes a woman in her 30s who presented with headaches and sudden-onset diplopia, characterized by left abducens nerve palsy and was diagnosed with Cushing disease.
This case report describes a woman in her 30s who presented with sinonasal metastasis secondary to radioiodine-refractory vesicular thyroid carcinoma.
An 85-year-old woman presents with a history of frontal pain and pressure and progressive nontender facial edema; endoscopy findings reveal a mucosal soft tissue mass, and biopsy results show epithelioid shaped cells in whorled lobulated pattern. What is your diagnosis?
This cohort study analyzes the association between postsurgical hyposmia and/or anosmia and a variety of patient, disease, and treatment factors among patients with primary sellar lesions.
This case-control study seeks to devise and evaluate a drape system to control the droplet spray during mastoidectomy.
This quality improvement study examines 25 years of data from 11 care centers in the United States and abroad to identify the multifaceted risk factors in internal carotid artery injury sustained during expanded endoscopic endonasal skull base surgery.
This case report describes a patient who presented with morbid obesity, progressive headache, double vision, and blurry vision, and was diagnosed with a pituitary adenoma.
This case report describes a man in his 50s with diabetes mellitus who presented with 2 months of right-sided aural fullness and tinnitus without fever or pain and was subsequently diagnosed with Blastomyces dermatitidis–associated skull base osteomyelitis.
This case report describes a patient in their 30s who presented with sudden onset of 3 generalized tonic-clonic seizures, double vision, and several days of headache, and was diagnosed with a skull base and orbital solitary plasmacytoma.
This case report describes a patient with a medical history of symptomatic primary hyperparathyroidism who was found to have an atypical parathyroid neoplasm at the right skull base with an infiltrating pattern, which was treated by transnasal-transpterygoid endoscopic removal.
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