In addition to helping the patient avoid unnecessary diagnostic surgery, these assessments may provide critical insight as well as offer contemporary personalized treatment options for advanced disease.
TRIO Best Practices
Current options for hearing rehabilitation offer different advantages to patients with single-sided deafness, and no single modality is clearly superior to the others.
The studies presented demonstrate that sentinel lymph node biopsy with lymphoscintigraphy is an important technique in the management of clinical merkel cell carcinoma.
Though the evidence is encouraging, clear causal linkage between hearing loss and cognition has not been established.
The endoscopic endonasal transsphenoidal approach is an effective technique commonly utilized for resection of sellar and parasellar lesions.
The current level 1 evidence does not support the routine use of oral antibiotics postoperatively.
The practice of discontinuing estrogen therapy for two weeks prior to surgery should be weighed against individual risk factors, mode of administration, and side effects.
Recent prospective clinical studies have not found an increased incidence of facial scarring in patients using isotretinoin in the perioperative period.
Many patients who would likely benefit from implantation are never referred due to poor regional access, and, perhaps most importantly, lack of established CIE referral guidelines.