Docs' Discussion is a regular feature of The American Journal of Otology and represents a summary of the actual Monday evening discussions at the House Ear Clinic (HEC, formerly the Otologic Medical Group) in Los Angeles. The following discussion was taped on February 26, 1990, and was edited for AJO by Drs. Shelton and Sheehy.
Present for the discussion were Drs. Howard House, Jim Sheehy (moderator), Antonio De la Cruz, John House, Ralph Nelson, William Luxford, and Clough Shelton. Also taking part in the discussions were William McFarland, Ph.D., (Director of Audiology) and Fred Linthicum, Jr., M.D., (House Ear Institute). A group of registrants for the Temporal Bone Dissection Course at the House Ear Institute were present.
Dr. Sheehy presented Case 1, a 69-year-old man with tinnitus of muscular origin. Case 2 was an acoustic neuroma in a better hearing ear, presented by Dr. Shelton. Dr. Nelson presented Cases 3 and 4, an acoustic neuroma in a patient with a profound hearing loss since childhood and a case of bilateral acoustic tumors in a young woman. Case 5 was a young woman with severe neurofibromatosis presented by Dr. John House. Dr. De la Cruz presented a patient with Wegener's granulomatosis and diffuse exostosis of the external auditory canal (Case 6).
Finally, dizziness and otosclerosis surgery were discussed in Cases 7 and 8 by Dr. Sheehy.