Alexander Asanau

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During the past decade, endoscopic video-assisted parathyroidectomy (EP) for primary hyper parathyroidism (PHPT) has gained wider acceptance. The endoscopic gasless procedure described by P. Miccoli (1997–1998) offers an attractive technique. A routine preoperative localization study was performed with both ultrasonography and 99m TC-Sestamibi scintigraphy(More)
The sphenopalatine artery is the end artery of the maxillary artery located within the pterygopalatine fossa and passes through the sphenopalatine foramen (SPF) on lateral nasal wall. Nasal bleeding from this artery is potentially life threatening and may urgently require endonasal endoscopic occlusion. The aims of the present study have been first to(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of our study has been to describe the cricopharyngeal muscle and its nerve supply from the recurrent laryngeal nerve and from the superior laryngeal nerve. METHODS Six normal adult human pharynges (12 sides) obtained from cadavers were studied. Micro-dissections were carried out thanks to a Leica microscope. Measures were obtained with(More)
OBJECTIVES We describe the surgical treatment of severe epistaxis and evaluate the recurrence of bleeding in a nonrandomized retrospective trial. METHODS We performed a retrospective study comparing bilateral endoscopic ligation of the sphenopalatine artery alone (ELSPA) and bilateral endoscopic ligation of the sphenopalatine artery with concomitant(More)
AIM To demonstrate the surgical technique and results in patients operated on with a preauricular transmandibular transzygomatic approach. METHODS This surgical technique was used in 21 patients with benign and malignant tumors of the infratemporal fossa (ITF), operated on between 1999 and 2011. RESULTS Twenty-one patients were enrolled in the study.(More)
CONCLUSION Our data prove that lasers are safe and useful instruments in stapes surgery. Good postoperative results can be attained in both KTP and Er: YAG lasers. There was no significant inner ear damage related to the Er: YAG laser use. OBJECTIVE To compare the postoperative results of stapedotomies performed with KTP and Erbium: YAG lasers in patients(More)
The purpose of the study was to determine the relationships between the extracranial glossopharyngeal (IX) nerve and the muscles of the styloid diaphragm. In humans, the IX nerve is a hidden retrostyloid nerve which plays a critical role notably in swallowing and has to be preserved during infratemporal fossa and parapharyngeal spaces surgical procedures.(More)
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS Complete physiological information about human posterior cricoarytenoid muscle (PCA) is essential and is not only of basic science interest but also could lead directly to understanding phonation and many clinical issues in neurolaryngology. The purpose of the study was to investigate and compare the histochemical and morphological(More)
To the Editor We have read with great interest the article by Strach et al. [1] published recently in Cardio Vascular and Interventional Radiology and would like to give some comments on this study. The authors have reported their experience of endovascular treatment of life-threatening epistaxis and have mentioned that cases of severe intractable epistaxis(More)