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BACKGROUND. Computerized dynamic posturography is the most important battery test designed to assess the ability to use visual, vestibular and proprioceptive cues in the maintenance of posture. Foam posturography reduces the availability of proprioceptive inputs, which makes more difficult the balance control.
OBJECTIVE. The objective of the study was to assess the clinical use of foam posturography in evaluating peripheral vestibular dysfunction.
MATERIAL AND METHODS. We evaluated 41 patients with vestibular disorders and 41 normal patients by using the sensory organization test in eyes opened, eyes closed and mislead vision conditions with and without the foam. We measured several parameters: the position of the center of pressure, the displacement in the center of pressure in anteroposterior and mediolateral planes and Romberg’s ratio on static and foam rubber.
RESULTS. The values of all parameters were significantly higher in patients with peripheral vestibular disorders than in the control group (p<0.05). Also. comparing the Romberg test results, the foam surface used by the patient was larger than the static one.
CONCLUSION. Foam posturography can be a reliable test in assessing patients with peripheral vestibulopathy, being also able to identify the visual and proprioceptive dependence levels.
Dan Cristian Gheorghe and Adina Zamfir-Chiru-Anton
Tumors of the maxillary sinus pose difficult challenges in a young patient. Our paper presents a very rare case of an odontogenic myxoma extended to the maxillary sinus, in a 14-year-old girl. The clinical picture suggested a malignancy or a local infection. The surgical removal was complete and the diagnosis was confirmed by immunohistochemistry. Discussions are made from the perspective of already published cases. A review of the disease is performed.
CONCLUSION. Myxoma is a benign but aggressive tumor, needing complete surgical excision for a good long-term outcome.
Medicine is in an era of technical development and innovation. Creating a tympanic membrane by using a 3D printer can exceed the disadvantages that classic graft materials have. The field of otolaryngology can be experiencing a paradigm shift towards the use of 3D-printer.