• Complexities of revision mastoid surgery in a migratory population cohort.

      Lennon, P; Khoo, S G; Colreavy, M; Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Mater Misericordiae University Hospital, Eccles St., Dublin 7. paullennon81@gmail.com (Irish Medical Journal (IMJ), 2012-03)
      We present a review of patients from Eastern Europe who have recently immigrated to Ireland with complicated otological disease. We carried out a retrospective chart review of these patients. These are a complicated cohort of 7 patients, 5 (71.4%) of whom had previous ear surgery, none had old notes and there was often a need for interpreters (3 or 42.8%) and challenging surgery. Follow up was also problematic with many of the patients. In summary this is a case series to highlight a relatively new group of patients to emphasize the need for pre-operative CT scans, facial nerve monitoring and the difficult nature of revision surgery with no old notes.