Surgery

Hard search for less invasive brain surgery leads to eyelid

Doctor after doctor said removing the tumor causing Pamela Shavaun Scott's unrelenting headaches would require cutting open the top of her skull and pushing aside her brain. Then one offered a startling shortcut—operating ...

Surgery

'Octopus tentacles' make future operations more flexible

The rigidity of current surgical instruments means it is sometimes only possible to remove part of a brain tumour. Limitations such as these led Professor Paul Breedveld to develop a fundamentally new class of flexible surgical ...

Surgery

Fascia lata can substitute for nasal lining in reconstruction

(HealthDay)—Fascia lata, which is a thin, pliable, and vascularized tissue, can be effectively used as a substitute for nasal lining in complex total and subtotal nasal reconstruction procedures, according to a case series ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Alternative medicine may help ease chronic sinusitis

(HealthDay) -- When used in tandem with standard Western treatments, alternative therapies such as acupuncture, acupressure and dietary changes may spell significant relief for patients battling chronic sinusitis, a new pilot ...

Health

Researchers urge caution when buying noisy toys

While Road Rippers Lightning Rods, Let's Rock Elmo and the I Am T-Pain musical microphone might be sought-after gifts this holiday season, parents should ensure that their children don't risk permanent hearing damage by misusing ...

Neuroscience

Neurosurgeons champion brain bypass in select patients

A microsurgical procedure that has lost some ground to advances in endovascular therapy still plays a critical role in the management of selected neurovascular disorders, according to a University Hospitals Case Medical Center ...

Other

UA surgeons remove brain tumors through nose

(PhysOrg.com) -- An innovative surgical technique now performed at University Medical Center involves removing skull base brain tumors entirely through the nose and sinuses without incisions to the face or skull. The procedure ...