Docs' Discussion is a regular feature of the American Journal of Otology and represents a summary of the actual Monday evening discussions at the Otologic Medical Group (OMG) in Los Angeles, CA. The following discussion was taped on April 6, 1987 and was edited by Drs. Sheehy and Benecke.
Present for the discussions were Drs. James Sheehy (moderator), Antonio De la Cruz, Ralph Nelson, William Luxford, James Benecke, and Jennifer Derebery. Also taking part in discussions were William H. McFarland, Ph.D., (Director of Audiology) and Drs. Fred Linthicum (House Ear Institute) and Terry Becker (radiologist). A group of registrants from the Temporal Bone Surgical Dissection Course at the House Ear Institute were present.
Dr. Nelson presented the first case, a patient referred by his internist because of balance disturbance. The diagnosis was multiple sclerosis. Case Two was presented by Drs. Sheehy and Benecke. Dr. Benecke diagnosed chronic Epstein-Barr virus infection. An 8-year-old patient with congenital ears, a congenital facial paralysis, and nine prior operations was presented by Dr. De la Cruz (Case Three). Dr. Derebery presented Case Four, which appeared to be a Meniere's variant. The patient has syphilis. The final case, a patient with trigeminal nerve tumor, was presented by Dr. De la Cruz.
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