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Lynch P, Mitton T, Killeen DE, Kutz JW, Newcomer M. Diagnosing Pulsatile Tinnitus: A Review of 251 Patients. Otol Neurotol. 2022 Jan 1;43(1):128-136.

Balachandra S, Xierali IM, Nivet MA, Hunter JB. Trends in Cochlear Implantation in Texas: An Exploration of Outpatient Discharge Data, 2010 - 2017 Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol. 2022 Jan;131(1):86-93.

Killeen DE, Kutz JW Jr, Hunter JB, Isaacson B. Do Perioperative Systemic Corticosteroids Improve Cochlear Implant Hearing Preservation Outcomes? Laryngoscope. 2022 Feb;132(2):255-256.



Marinelli JP, Schnurman Z, Killeen DE, Nassiri AM, Hunter JB, Lees KA, Lohse CM, Roland JT, Golfinos JG, Kondziolka D, Link MJ, Carlson ML. Long-term Natural History and Patterns of Sporadic Vestibular Schwannoma Growth: A Multi-institutional Volumetric Analysis of 952 Patients. Neuro Oncol. 2021 Dec 29:noab303.

Balachandra S, Tolisano AM, Qazi S, Hunter JB. Self-Identified Patient Barriers to Pursuit of Cochlear Implantation. Otol Neurotol. 2021 Dec 1;42(10S):S26-S32.

Clarke RL, Isaacson B, Kutz JW, Xi Y, Booth TN. MRI Evaluation of the Normal and Abnormal Endolymphatic Duct in the Pediatric Population: A Comparison with High-Resolution CT. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2021 Oct;42(10):1865-1869.

Ridge SE, Chari DA, Kozin ED, Remenschneider AK, Adunka OF, Aristegui M, Chang WT, Cheng YF, Chung JW, Cohen MS, Crowson MG, Golub JS, Handzel O, Isaacson B, Iyer A, Kakehata S, Marchioni D, Nogueira JF, Patel N, Quesnel AM, Rivas A, Saeed SR, Salzman R, Santos F, Saxby AJ, Tarabichi M, Verhaert N, Vincent R, Wanna G, Wolpert S, Lee DJ. International Survey of Operative Practices for Otologists and Neurotologists During the COVID-19 Crisis. Otol Neurotol. 2021 Sep 1;42(8):1275-1284.

Marinelli JP, Carlson ML, Hunter JB, Nassiri AM, Haynes DS, Link MJ, Lohse CM, Reznitsky M, Stangerup SE, Caye-Thomasen P. Natural History of Growing Sporadic Vestibular Schwannomas During Observation: An International Multi- Institutional Study. Otol Neurotol. 2021 Sep 1;42(8):e1118-e1124.

Schauwecker N, Kaplan A, Hunter JB. Gender Prevalence and Trends in Otology and Neurotology Publications. Otol Neurotol. 2021 Jun 1;42(5):659-665.

Hunter JB, Tolisano AM. When to Refer a Hearing-impaired Patient for a Cochlear Implant Evaluation. Otol Neurotol. 2021 Jun 1;42(5):e530-e535.

Isaacson B, Killeen DE, Bianconi L, Marchioni D. Endoscopic Assisted Lateral Skull Base Surgery. Otolaryngol Clin North Am. 2021 Feb;54(1):163-173.

George-Jones NA, Wang K, Wang J, Hunter JB. Prediction of Vestibular Schwannoma Enlargement After Radiosurgery Using Tumor Shape and MRI Texture Features. Otol Neurotol. 2021 Mar 1;42(3):e348-e354.

George-Jones NA, Chkheidze R, Moore S, Wang J, Hunter JB. MRI Texture Features are Associated with Vestibular Schwannoma Histology. Laryngoscope. 2021 Jun;131(6):E2000-E2006.

Killeen DE, Barnett SL, Mickey BE, Hunter JB, Isaacson B, Kutz JW Jr. The Association of Vestibular Schwannoma Volume With Facial Nerve Outcomes After Surgical Resection. Laryngoscope. 2021 Apr;131(4):E1328-E1334.

Larson DP, Carlson ML, Lohse CM, O'Brien EK, Kircher ML, Gurgel RK, Hunter JB, Micco AG, Nogan SJ, O'Connell BP, Rangarajan SV, Rivas A, Sweeney AD, Wanna GB, Weisskopf PA, Choby G. Prevalence of and Associations With Distress and Professional Burnout Among Otolaryngologists: Part I, Trainees. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2021 May;164(5):1019-1029.

Carlson ML, Larson DP, O'Brien EK, Lohse CM, Kircher ML, Gurgel RK, Hunter JB, Micco AG, Nogan SJ, O'Connell BP, Rangarajan SV, Rivas A, Sweeney AD, Wanna GB, Weisskopf PA, Choby G. Prevalence of and Associations With Distress and Professional Burnout Among Otolaryngologists: Part II, Attending Physicians. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2021 May;164(5):1030-1039.

Sobieski C, Killeen DE, Barnett SL, Mickey BE, Hunter JB, Isaacson B, Kutz JW Jr. Facial Nerve Outcomes After Vestibular Schwannoma Microsurgical Resection in Neurofibromatosis Type 2. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2021 Apr;164(4):850-858.

Ayache S, Kutz W, Isaacson B, Badr-El-Dine M, Nogueira JF, Marchioni D, Presutti L. COVID-19 and ear endoscopy in otologic practices. Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol. 2021 Jun;278(6):2133-2135.

Schauwecker N, Tolisano AM, Hunter JB. Lost to follow up: Exploring patients who initially fail cochlear implant evaluation. Cochlear Implants Int. 2021 Jan;22(1):1-6.

Tran S, Killeen DE, Qazi S, Balachandra S, Hunter JB. Association of Metformin With the Growth of Vestibular Schwannomas. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2021 Jan;164(1):182-187.

George-Jones NA, Wang K, Wang J, Hunter JB. Automated Detection of Vestibular Schwannoma Growth Using a Two-Dimensional U-Net Convolutional Neural Network. Laryngoscope. 2021 Feb;131(2):E619-E624.



Carlson ML, Link MJ, Driscoll CLW, Haynes DS, Billings HA, Lohse CM, Hall ER, Agazzi S, Barker FG 3rd, Brackmann DE, Cueva RA, Golfinos JG, Gurgel RK, Kondziolka D, Kutz JW Jr, Neff BA, Sheehan JP, Van Gompel JJ, Yu CP. Working Toward Consensus on Sporadic Vestibular Schwannoma Care: A Modified Delphi Study. Otol Neurotol. 2020 Dec;41(10):e1360-e1371.

Tolisano AM, Wick CC, Kutz JW Jr. A Novel Surgical Technique for the Management of Cerebrospinal Fluid Gusher Encountered During Cochlear Implantation. Otol Neurotol. 2020 Oct;41(9):e1177.

George-Jones NA, Tolisano AM, Kutz JW Jr, Isaacson B, Hunter JB. Comparing Cochlear Duct Lengths Between CT and MR Images Using an Otological Surgical Planning Software. Otol Neurotol. 2020 Oct;41(9):e1118-e1121.

Kou YF, Hunter JB, Kutz JW, Isaacson B, Lee KH. Revision pediatric cochlear implantation in a large tertiary center since 1986. Cochlear Implants Int. 2020 Nov;21(6):353-357

Tolisano AM, Fang LB, Isaacson B, Kutz JW Jr, Hunter JB. Can You Hear Me Now? The Impact of Hearing Loss on Patient Health Literacy. Otol Neurotol. 2020 Sep;41(8):1027-1032.

Mok F, Leonard CG, Adams MA, Trimble K, Papsin BC, James AL, Isaacson B. Total Endoscopic Ear Surgery in management of cochleocele: A case series. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2020 Aug;135:110109.

Tolisano AM, Fang LB, Kutz JW Jr, Isaacson B, Hunter JB. Better defining best-aided condition: The role of hearing aids on cochlear implantation qualification rates. Am J Otolaryngol. 2020 May-Jun;41(3):102431.

Killeen DE, Isaacson B. Deep Venous Thrombosis Chemoprophylaxis in Lateral Skull Base Surgery for Vestibular Schwannoma. Laryngoscope. 2020 Aug;130(8):1851-1853.

Caloway CL, Basonbul RA, Ronner EA, Tolisano AM, Zhu AW, Suresh H, Lee DJ, Isaacson B, Cohen MS. Pediatric Endoscopic Ossiculoplasty Following Surgery for Chronic Ear Disease. Laryngoscope. 2020 Dec;130(12):2896-2899.

Ostler B, Killeen DE, Reisch J, Barnett S, Kutz JW Jr, Isaacson B, Hunter JB. Patient Demographics Influencing Vestibular Schwannoma Size and Initial Management Plans. World Neurosurg. 2020 Apr;136:e440-e446.

Tolisano AM, Schauwecker N, Baumgart B, Whitson J, Kutz JW Jr, Isaacson B, Hunter JB. Identifying Disadvantaged Groups for Cochlear Implantation: Demographics from a Large Cochlear Implant Program. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol. 2020 Apr;129(4):347-354.



Carlson ML, Dowling EM, Lohse CM, O'Connell BP, Driscoll CLW, Haynes DS, Link MJ, Hunter JB. Rate of Initial Hearing Loss During Early Observation Predicts Time to Non-Serviceable Hearing in Patients With Conservatively Managed Sporadic Vestibular Schwannoma. Otol Neurotol. 2019 Dec;40(10):e1012-e1017.

Killeen DE, Tolisano AM, Kou YF, Kutz JW Jr, Isaacson B. Recidivism After Endoscopic Treatment of Cholesteatoma. Otol Neurotol. 2019 Dec;40(10):1313-1321.

Killeen DE, Klesse L, Tolisano AM, Hunter JB, Kutz JW Jr. Long-Term Effects of Bevacizumab on Vestibular Schwannoma Volume in Neurofibromatosis Type 2 Patients. J Neurol Surg B Skull Base. 2019 Oct;80(5):540-546.

Tolisano AM, Killeen DE, Hunter JB, Kutz JW Jr, Isaacson B. The Antrum-Malleus-Tegmen Score: A Pilot Study Assessing Preoperative Radiographic Predictors for Transcanal Endoscopic Cholesteatoma Dissection. Otol Neurotol. 2019 Oct;40(9):e901-e908.

Ovando D, Kutz JW, Huerta S. Acute hearing loss, tinnitus, and fullness in the left ear • Weber test lateralized to the right ear • Positive Rinne test and normal tympanometry • Dx? J Fam Pract. 2019 Jul/Aug;68(6):355-357.

Kutz JW Jr, Tolisano AM. Diagnosis and management of spontaneous cerebrospinal fluid fistula and encephaloceles. Curr Opin Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2019 Oct;27(5):369-375.

Tolisano AM, Kutz JW Jr. Middle fossa approach for spontaneous cerebrospinal fluid fistula and encephaloceles. Curr Opin Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2019 Oct;27(5):356-360.

Tolisano AM, Wick CC, Hunter JB. Comparing Linear and Volumetric Vestibular Schwannoma Measurements Between T1 and T2 Magnetic Resonance Imaging Sequences. Otol Neurotol. 2019 Jun;40(5S Suppl 1):S67-S71.

Rivas A, Yawn RJ, Kim AH, Driscoll C, Cullen R, Rebscher SJ, Isaacson B. A New Lateral Wall Electrode: Evaluation of Surgical Handling, Radiographic Placement, and Histological Appraisal of Insertion Trauma. Otol Neurotol. 2019 Jun;40(5S Suppl 1):S23-S28.

Isaacson B, Tolisano AM, Patel AR, Barnett SL. Transcanal Microscopic Transpromontorial Approach for Vestibular Schwannoma. J Neurol Surg B Skull Base. 2019 Jun;80(Suppl 3):S279-S280.

Tolisano AM, Patel AR, Barnett SL, Isaacson B. Retrosigmoid Craniectomy for Vestibular Schwannoma with Hearing Preservation. J Neurol Surg B Skull Base. 2019 Jun;80(Suppl 3):S274-S275.

Tolisano AM, Hunter JB, Sakai M, Kutz JW Jr, Moore W, Pinho M, Isaacson B. Determining Etiology of Facial Nerve Paralysis With MRI: Challenges in Malignancy Detection. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol. 2019 Sep;128(9):862-868.

Tolisano AM, Hunter JB. Hearing Preservation in Stereotactic Radiosurgery for Vestibular Schwannoma. J Neurol Surg B Skull Base. 2019 Apr;80(2):156-164.

Tolisano AM, Baumgart B, Whitson J, Kutz JW Jr. Cochlear Implantation in Patients With Neurofibromatosis Type 2. Otol Neurotol. 2019 Apr;40(4):e381-e385.

Tolisano AM, Fontenot MR, Nassiri AM, Hunter JB, Kutz JW Jr, Rivas A, Isaacson B. Pediatric Stapes Surgery: Hearing and Surgical Outcomes in Endoscopic vs Microscopic Approaches. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2019 Jul;161(1):150-156.

Brown S, Isaacson B, Kutz W, Barnett S, Rozen SM. Facial Nerve Trauma: Clinical Evaluation and Management Strategies. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2019 May;143(5):1498-1512. doi: 10.1097/PRS.0000000000005572. PMID: 30807496. 49: Tolisano AM, Lin K, Hunter JB. Rapidly Growing and Asymptomatic Skull Base Lesion. J Craniofac Surg. 2019 Mar/Apr;30(2):548-549.

Nassiri AM, Yawn RJ, Dedmon MM, Tolisano AM, Hunter JB, Isaacson B, Rivas A. Audiologic and surgical outcomes in endoscopic revision stapes surgery. Laryngoscope. 2019 Oct;129(10):2366-2370.

D'Oto A, Tolisano AM, Isaacson B. An Indolent Middle Ear Mass. JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2019 Feb 1;145(2):181-182.

Fontenot MR, Tolisano AM, Kutz JW Jr. Endoscopic Removal of an Epithelial Cyst of the Zygoma. J Craniofac Surg. 2019 Jan;30(1):e8-e9.



Isaacson B, Wick CC, Perez C, Cantrell SC, Killeen DE. Pathophysiology of sensorineural hearing loss in jugular foramen paraganglioma. Laryngoscope. 2019 Jan;129(1):67-75.

Nassiri AM, Yawn RJ, Dedmon MM, Tolisano AM, Hunter JB, Isaacson B, Rivas A. Primary Endoscopic Stapes Surgery: Audiologic and Surgical Outcomes. Otol Neurotol. 2018 Oct;39(9):1095-1101.

Isaacson B. Anatomy and Surgical Approach of the Ear and Temporal Bone. Head Neck Pathol. 2018 Sep;12(3):321-327.

Marinelli JP, Cass SP, Mann SE, Haynes DS, Hunter JB, Isaacson B, Sweeney AD, Pelosi S, Willcox TO, O'Connell BP, Rivera M, Lane JI, Carlson ML. Adenomatous Neuroendocrine Tumors of the Middle Ear: A Multi-institutional Investigation of 32 Cases and Development of a Staging System. Otol Neurotol. 2018 Sep;39(8):e712-e721.

Wick CC, Eivaz NA, Yeager LH, Hunter JB, Isaacson B, Kutz JW Jr. Case Series and Systematic Review of Radiation Outcomes for Endolymphatic Sac Tumors. Otol Neurotol. 2018 Jun;39(5):550-557.

Kutz JW Jr, Johnson AK, Wick CC. Surgical management of spontaneous cerebrospinal fistulas and encephaloceles of the temporal bone. Laryngoscope. 2018 Sep;128(9):2170-2177.

Booth TN, Wick C, Clarke R, Kutz JW, Medina M, Gorsage D, Xi Y, Isaacson B. Evaluation of the Normal Cochlear Second Interscalar Ridge Angle and Depth on 3D T2-Weighted Images: A Tool for the Diagnosis of Scala Communis and Incomplete Partition Type II. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2018 May;39(5):923-927.

McElveen JT Jr, Kutz JW Jr. Controversies in the Evaluation and Management of Otosclerosis. Otolaryngol Clin North Am. 2018 Apr;51(2):487-499.

Muelleman T, Chowdhury NI, Killeen D, Sykes K, Kutz JW Jr, Isaacson B, Staecker H, Lin J. Effect of Piecemeal vs En Bloc Approaches to the Lateral Temporal Bone on Survival Outcomes. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2018 Apr;158(4):716-720.

Isaacson B, Hunter JB, Rivas A. Endoscopic Stapes Surgery. Otolaryngol Clin North Am. 2018 Apr;51(2):415-428.

Tolisano AM, Lin K, Isaacson B. Jugular Foramen Meningioma. Otol Neurotol. 2018 Mar;39(3):e222-e223.

Sakai M, Wick CC, Kutz JW Jr. Unilateral Sensorineural Hearing Loss Presenting With Bilateral Temporal Bone Lesions. Otol Neurotol. 2018 Mar;39(3):e214-e215.

Wick CC, Arnaoutakis D, Barnett SL, Rivas A, Isaacson B. Endoscopic Transcanal Transpromontorial Approach for Vestibular Schwannoma Resection: A Case Series. Otol Neurotol. 2017 Dec;38(10):e490-e494.



Yawn RJ, Hunter JB, O'Connell BP, Wanna GB, Killeen DE, Wick CC, Isaacson B, Rivas A. Audiometric Outcomes Following Endoscopic Ossicular Chain Reconstruction. Otol Neurotol. 2017 Oct;38(9):1296-1300.

Wick CC, Moore AM, Killeen DE, Isaacson B. The Modified Rambo Transcanal Approach for Cochlear Implantation in CHARGE Syndrome. Otol Neurotol. 2017 Oct;38(9):1268-1272.

Majumder A, Wick CC, Collins R, Booth TN, Isaacson B, Kutz JW. Pediatric Langerhans cell histiocytosis of the lateral skull base. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2017 Aug;99:135-140.

Scott BL, Wick CC, Shah GB, Booth TN, Kutz JW Jr. Multiple Unilateral Skull Base Defects in a Child With Conductive Hearing Loss. Otol Neurotol. 2017 Aug;38(7):e209-e210

Wick CC, Arnaoutakis D, Kaul VF, Isaacson B. Endoscopic Lateral Cartilage Graft Tympanoplasty. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2017 Oct;157(4):683-689.

Wick CC, Sakai M, Richardson TE, Isaacson B. Transcanal Endoscopic Ear Surgery for Excision of a Facial Nerve Venous Malformation With Interposition Nerve Grafting: A Case Report. Otol Neurotol. 2017 Jul;38(6):895-899.

Wick CC, Hansen AR, Kutz JW Jr, Isaacson B. Endoscopic Infracochlear Approach for Drainage of Petrous Apex Cholesterol Granulomas: A Case Series. Otol Neurotol. 2017 Jul;38(6):876-881.

Marchioni D, Rubini A, Nogueira JF, Isaacson B, Presutti L. Transcanal endoscopic approach to lesions of the suprageniculate ganglion fossa. Auris Nasus Larynx. 2018 Feb;45(1):57-65.

Moore AM, Wick CC, Booth TN, Kutz JW, Isaacson B. Conductive Hearing Loss From a Jugular Bulb Anomaly. Otol Neurotol. 2017 Apr;38(4):e15-e16.

Killeen DE, Wick CC, Hunter JB, Rivas A, Wanna GB, Nogueira JF, Kutz JW Jr, Isaacson B. Endoscopic Management of Middle Ear Paragangliomas: A Case Series. Otol Neurotol. 2017 Mar;38(3):408-415.

O'Connell BP, Hunter JB, Carlson ML, Isaacson B, Rivas A, Wanna GB. Utility of an Ultrasonic Aspirator in Transcanal Endoscopic Resection of Temporal Bone Paraganglioma. J Neurol Surg B Skull Base. 2017 Feb;78(1):96-98.

Isaiah A, Lee D, Lenes-Voit F, Sweeney M, Kutz W, Isaacson B, Roland P, Lee KH. Clinical outcomes following cochlear implantation in children with inner ear anomalies. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2017 Feb;93:1-6.

Mallen JR, Hunter JB, Auerbach C, Wexler L, Vambutas A. Characterization of newborn hearing screening failures in multigestational births. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2018 Feb;105:158-62.