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Calhoun Dove Cunningham III

Associate Professor of Head and Neck Surgery & Communication Sciences
Otology, Neurotology & Skull Base Surgery
3480 Wake Forest Rd Ste 404, Raleigh, NC 27609

Selected Publications


The Cochlear Implant "Seatbelt" Technique for Receiver/Stimulator Fixation.

Journal Article Laryngoscope · January 27, 2024 Receiver/stimulator migration and extrusion are among the most commonly reported complications of cochlear implantation. Current techniques implement either a tight subperiosteal pocket or postauricular bone well. Here we describe a safe and effective tech ... Full text Link to item Cite

Translabyrinthine Craniotomy Is Associated with Higher Risk of Asymptomatic Dural Venous Sinus Thrombosis in Vestibular Schwannoma Resection.

Journal Article Otol Neurotol · December 1, 2023 OBJECTIVE: Characterize the incidence, risk factors, and patient outcomes of dural venous sinus thrombosis identified on postoperative imaging after retrosigmoid or translabyrinthine craniotomy for vestibular schwannoma resection. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospecti ... Full text Link to item Cite

Systematic Review and Meta-analysis for Surgery Versus Stereotactic Radiosurgery for Jugular Paragangliomas.

Journal Article Otol Neurotol · March 1, 2023 OBJECTIVE: Comprehensively analyze tumor control and treatment complications for jugular paraganglioma patients undergoing surgery versus stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS). DATABASES REVIEWED: EMBASE, Medline, and Scopus. METHODS: The databases were searched ... Full text Link to item Cite

Vein Graft Tympanoplasty: How a Transiently Used Graft Material Transformed Middle Ear Surgery.

Journal Article Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg · February 2022 The inception of medial grafting as a technique for tympanic membrane repair was a critical milestone in the history of otology. John Shea introduced the medial graft technique and the use of vein grafts for tympanoplasty in 1960 after realizing that the v ... Full text Link to item Cite

Inflammatory Pseudotumor of the Temporal Bone Leading to Atypical Superior Semicircular Canal Dehiscence Syndrome: A Novel Case Report.

Journal Article Otol Neurotol · September 1, 2021 OBJECTIVE: Inflammatory pseudotumor of the temporal bone is a benign idiopathic inflammatory process that is rarely encountered in clinical practice. We describe a novel case of a patient who developed superior semicircular canal dehiscence syndrome in the ... Full text Link to item Cite

Development of a Surgical Video Atlas for Resident Education: 3-Year Experience.

Journal Article OTO Open · 2020 OBJECTIVE: To create a high-quality annotated online surgical video atlas of key indicator otolaryngology cases and assess its use and overall journal trends over time. METHODS: Videos are recorded from multiple viewpoints within the operating room and com ... Full text Link to item Cite

Capillary Hemangioma of the Tympanic Membrane.

Journal Article Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg · May 2017 Full text Link to item Cite

Rare Lesions of the Internal Auditory Canal.

Journal Article World Neurosurg · March 2017 BACKGROUND: Approximately 95% of tumors occurring within the internal auditory canal (IAC) are vestibular schwannomas. Many undergo stereotactic radiation without definitive tissue diagnosis. Rare IAC tumors are not all radiosensitive and are poorly descri ... Full text Link to item Cite

Cost analysis and outcomes of a second-look tympanoplasty-mastoidectomy strategy for cholesteatoma.

Journal Article Laryngoscope · November 2016 OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS: To analyze cost and compare cholesteatoma recidivism and hearing outcomes with single-stage and second-look operative strategies. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective review and cost analysis. METHODS: Adult and pediatric patients who underwe ... Full text Link to item Cite

Surgical management of vestibular schwannomas after failed radiation treatment.

Journal Article Neurosurg Rev · April 2016 Increasing numbers of patients with vestibular schwannoma (VS) have been treated with focused-beam stereotactic radiation treatment (SRT) including Gamma knife, CyberKnife, X-knife, Novalis, or proton beam therapy. The purpose of this study was to document ... Full text Link to item Cite

Preoperative Lumbar Drain Use During Acoustic Neuroma Surgery and Effect on CSF Leak Incidence.

Journal Article Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol · January 2016 OBJECTIVE: To determine if preoperative lumbar drain (LD) use reduces the incidence of postoperative cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leak in patients undergoing acoustic neuroma resection. METHODS: Retrospective review of 282 patients presenting for acoustic neu ... Full text Link to item Cite

Otosclerosis

Chapter · December 9, 2014 Completely updated with the latest minimally invasive procedures, new clinical photographs, line drawings, and new surgical videos, this latest edition equips you to implement all the newest discoveries, techniques, and technologies that ... ... Cite

Cochlear implantation in the congenitally malformed ear

Journal Article Operative Techniques in Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery · December 1, 2010 Full text Cite

Ossicular Reconstruction

Chapter · December 1, 2010 Full text Cite

Ossicular Reconstruction

Chapter · October 28, 2009 Full text Cite

Facial nerve results in large vestibular schwannoma surgery

Conference Laryngoscope · January 1, 2009 Objectives: 1) To determine facial nerve outcomes following the surgical removal of large vestibular schwannomas; and, 2) to understand the indications and implications of surgical treatment of large vestibular schwannomas. Study Design: Retrospective case ... Full text Cite

External auditory canal closure: an alternative management for the refractory chronically draining ear.

Journal Article Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg · November 2007 OBJECTIVE: To discuss the surgical technique and evaluate the effectiveness of external auditory canal (EAC) closure in patients with refractory chronically draining ears. STUDY DESIGN AND SETTING: A retrospective case review of seven patients who underwen ... Full text Link to item Cite

Neurotologic skull base surgery in pediatric patients.

Journal Article Otol Neurotol · March 2005 OBJECTIVE: Innovations in diagnosis, surgical techniques, and perioperative care have dramatically improved outcomes in lateral skull base procedures in recent years. There is a belief, however, that children with skull base tumors have yet to benefit from ... Full text Link to item Cite

Endoscopic ultrasonography in the diagnosis and staging of neoplasms of the head and neck.

Journal Article Endoscopy · July 2004 BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIMS: Endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration (EUS-FNA) is a minimally invasive and highly accurate method of detecting mediastinal lymph-node metastases in gastrointestinal and lung cancer. Little information is available ... Full text Link to item Cite

The Cochlear Implant "Seatbelt" Technique for Receiver/Stimulator Fixation.

Journal Article Laryngoscope · January 27, 2024 Receiver/stimulator migration and extrusion are among the most commonly reported complications of cochlear implantation. Current techniques implement either a tight subperiosteal pocket or postauricular bone well. Here we describe a safe and effective tech ... Full text Link to item Cite

Translabyrinthine Craniotomy Is Associated with Higher Risk of Asymptomatic Dural Venous Sinus Thrombosis in Vestibular Schwannoma Resection.

Journal Article Otol Neurotol · December 1, 2023 OBJECTIVE: Characterize the incidence, risk factors, and patient outcomes of dural venous sinus thrombosis identified on postoperative imaging after retrosigmoid or translabyrinthine craniotomy for vestibular schwannoma resection. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospecti ... Full text Link to item Cite

Systematic Review and Meta-analysis for Surgery Versus Stereotactic Radiosurgery for Jugular Paragangliomas.

Journal Article Otol Neurotol · March 1, 2023 OBJECTIVE: Comprehensively analyze tumor control and treatment complications for jugular paraganglioma patients undergoing surgery versus stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS). DATABASES REVIEWED: EMBASE, Medline, and Scopus. METHODS: The databases were searched ... Full text Link to item Cite

Vein Graft Tympanoplasty: How a Transiently Used Graft Material Transformed Middle Ear Surgery.

Journal Article Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg · February 2022 The inception of medial grafting as a technique for tympanic membrane repair was a critical milestone in the history of otology. John Shea introduced the medial graft technique and the use of vein grafts for tympanoplasty in 1960 after realizing that the v ... Full text Link to item Cite

Inflammatory Pseudotumor of the Temporal Bone Leading to Atypical Superior Semicircular Canal Dehiscence Syndrome: A Novel Case Report.

Journal Article Otol Neurotol · September 1, 2021 OBJECTIVE: Inflammatory pseudotumor of the temporal bone is a benign idiopathic inflammatory process that is rarely encountered in clinical practice. We describe a novel case of a patient who developed superior semicircular canal dehiscence syndrome in the ... Full text Link to item Cite

Development of a Surgical Video Atlas for Resident Education: 3-Year Experience.

Journal Article OTO Open · 2020 OBJECTIVE: To create a high-quality annotated online surgical video atlas of key indicator otolaryngology cases and assess its use and overall journal trends over time. METHODS: Videos are recorded from multiple viewpoints within the operating room and com ... Full text Link to item Cite

Capillary Hemangioma of the Tympanic Membrane.

Journal Article Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg · May 2017 Full text Link to item Cite

Rare Lesions of the Internal Auditory Canal.

Journal Article World Neurosurg · March 2017 BACKGROUND: Approximately 95% of tumors occurring within the internal auditory canal (IAC) are vestibular schwannomas. Many undergo stereotactic radiation without definitive tissue diagnosis. Rare IAC tumors are not all radiosensitive and are poorly descri ... Full text Link to item Cite

Cost analysis and outcomes of a second-look tympanoplasty-mastoidectomy strategy for cholesteatoma.

Journal Article Laryngoscope · November 2016 OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS: To analyze cost and compare cholesteatoma recidivism and hearing outcomes with single-stage and second-look operative strategies. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective review and cost analysis. METHODS: Adult and pediatric patients who underwe ... Full text Link to item Cite

Surgical management of vestibular schwannomas after failed radiation treatment.

Journal Article Neurosurg Rev · April 2016 Increasing numbers of patients with vestibular schwannoma (VS) have been treated with focused-beam stereotactic radiation treatment (SRT) including Gamma knife, CyberKnife, X-knife, Novalis, or proton beam therapy. The purpose of this study was to document ... Full text Link to item Cite

Preoperative Lumbar Drain Use During Acoustic Neuroma Surgery and Effect on CSF Leak Incidence.

Journal Article Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol · January 2016 OBJECTIVE: To determine if preoperative lumbar drain (LD) use reduces the incidence of postoperative cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leak in patients undergoing acoustic neuroma resection. METHODS: Retrospective review of 282 patients presenting for acoustic neu ... Full text Link to item Cite

Otosclerosis

Chapter · December 9, 2014 Completely updated with the latest minimally invasive procedures, new clinical photographs, line drawings, and new surgical videos, this latest edition equips you to implement all the newest discoveries, techniques, and technologies that ... ... Cite

Cochlear implantation in the congenitally malformed ear

Journal Article Operative Techniques in Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery · December 1, 2010 Full text Cite

Ossicular Reconstruction

Chapter · December 1, 2010 Full text Cite

Ossicular Reconstruction

Chapter · October 28, 2009 Full text Cite

Facial nerve results in large vestibular schwannoma surgery

Conference Laryngoscope · January 1, 2009 Objectives: 1) To determine facial nerve outcomes following the surgical removal of large vestibular schwannomas; and, 2) to understand the indications and implications of surgical treatment of large vestibular schwannomas. Study Design: Retrospective case ... Full text Cite

External auditory canal closure: an alternative management for the refractory chronically draining ear.

Journal Article Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg · November 2007 OBJECTIVE: To discuss the surgical technique and evaluate the effectiveness of external auditory canal (EAC) closure in patients with refractory chronically draining ears. STUDY DESIGN AND SETTING: A retrospective case review of seven patients who underwen ... Full text Link to item Cite

Neurotologic skull base surgery in pediatric patients.

Journal Article Otol Neurotol · March 2005 OBJECTIVE: Innovations in diagnosis, surgical techniques, and perioperative care have dramatically improved outcomes in lateral skull base procedures in recent years. There is a belief, however, that children with skull base tumors have yet to benefit from ... Full text Link to item Cite

Endoscopic ultrasonography in the diagnosis and staging of neoplasms of the head and neck.

Journal Article Endoscopy · July 2004 BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIMS: Endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration (EUS-FNA) is a minimally invasive and highly accurate method of detecting mediastinal lymph-node metastases in gastrointestinal and lung cancer. Little information is available ... Full text Link to item Cite

Postoperative infection in cochlear implant patients.

Journal Article Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg · July 2004 OBJECTIVE: Recently, the association of meningitis with cochlear implants has raised concern over the safety of these devices. We examined the incidence of all postoperative infections in patients undergoing cochlear implant surgery. Study design and setti ... Full text Link to item Cite

Use of Alloderm in the neurotologic setting.

Journal Article Am J Otolaryngol · 2002 PURPOSE: To determine whether Alloderm (Life Cell Corporation, The Woodlands, TX) can be used to cover canal wall down mastoid defects, as well as repair dural defects from translabyrinthine and transpetrosal approaches to the skull base. METHODS: A retros ... Full text Link to item Cite

Potassium recycling pathways in the human cochlea.

Journal Article Laryngoscope · July 2001 OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS: Potential pathways for recycling potassium (K+) used in the maintenance of inner ear electrochemical gradients have been elucidated in animal models. However, little is known about K+ transport in the human cochlea. This study was de ... Full text Link to item Cite

Microwave decalcification of human temporal bones.

Journal Article Laryngoscope · February 2001 OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS: Morphological and immunohistochemical studies of human temporal bones are challenging as a result of difficulties in obtaining reliably fixed specimens and the lengthy time required for decalcification, typically 4 to 7 months. A nov ... Full text Link to item Cite

Neurotologic complications associated with deployment of airbags.

Journal Article Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg · November 2000 Full text Link to item Cite

Canalicular reticulum in vestibular hair cells.

Journal Article Hear Res · May 2000 A membrane limited system referred to as canalicular reticulum (CR) has been demonstrated in the apical cytosol of the cochlea's inner and outer hair cells. Similarities between cochlear and vestibular hair cells prompted investigation of the presence of C ... Full text Link to item Cite

Autologous Fascia-Bone-Fascia Technique for Tegmen Repair

Journal Article Journal of Neurological Surgery Part B: Skull Base Cite