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February 1969

Question and Answer Period

Author Affiliations

Syracuse, NY
From the Department of Otolaryngology (Emeritus), the State University of Syracuse, Syracuse, NY.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1969;89(2):311-315. doi:10.1001/archotol.1969.00770020313015

Gordon D. Hoople, MD, Syracuse, NY, Moderator: Now we will have a question-and-answer period. There are many questions that came up. I am sure we cannot cover all of them. If your question has been left out or omitted, please ask the panelist or the speaker afterward. The first question is for Dr. Nager, a good question, which I hope he can answer quickly. "Is there something unique about the histology of the vestibular branches of the eighth nerve that accounts for the high incidence of neuroma?"

George T. Nager, MD, Baltimore: This has been suggested by previous investigators, and I have no explanation for it. We are, however, presently reviewing again in our collection some 1,000 pairs of temporal bones for asymptomatic tumors. I assure you that although we have only reviewed 500 so far, the number of asymptomatic tumors seems to be much less than we were led

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