Christian Barna Teszler

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OBJECTIVE To evaluate contemporary trends in etiology, diagnosis, management, and outcome of descending necrotizing mediastinitis (DNM) and to draw the clinician's attention on this probably underappreciated disease. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA An uncommon but one of the most serious forms of mediastinitis is DNM which is caused by downward spread of deep(More)
This cadaver study assessed the value of navigation in cochlear implant surgery. Cochlear implantation was simulated on a cadaver using a Stryker-Leibinger navigation system and a Nucleus 24 Contour implant. A conventional surgical strategy consisting of mastoidectomy, posterior tympanotomy, and cochleostomy was performed. The navigated surgical procedure(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate and compare the timing of surgery, intraoperative findings, and otitis media-related outcome of cochlear implantation in children who are otitis-prone with their counterparts who are not otitis-prone. STUDY DESIGN Prospective. METHODS Children referred for cochlear implantation were assigned to a non-otitis-prone group (group A:(More)
OBJECTIVE To present the findings of the second stage of an ongoing prospective study of the outcome of cochlear implantation in otitis media (OM)-prone and non-OM-prone children who were treated according to a structured protocol designed to control OM prior to implantation. PATIENTS AND METHODS Of 60 children referred for cochlear implantation during(More)
Titanium implants can be shaped by traditional hand forming, press shaping, modular construction by welding, construction on full-size models shaped from CT coordinates and, most recently, by computer-assisted design and computer-assisted manufacturing (CAD/CAM) that consist in the direct prefabrication of individual implants by milling them out of a solid(More)
BACKGROUND Methods of minimally invasive computer-assisted otologic surgery lag behind other fields. The reason seems to be the extremely small dimensions of the corridors between important structures in the temporal bone and the fact that these structures are encased in bony frameworks, are obscured before drilling, and are not movable. The extended facial(More)
This study was designed to compare the occurrences of postoperative cardio-respiratory adverse events during an 8-day follow-up period in the neonatal intensive care unit in small infants who underwent elective gastrointestinal surgery under general and combined spinal epidural anesthesia. Fifty infants who underwent elective primary gastrointestinal(More)
Cochlear implants and conventional hearing aids use different stimulating signals. The beneficial effect of contralateral hearing aids in cochlear implantees, in terms of added speech perception, is still a matter of debate. The aim of this study was to evaluate the possible enhancement in speech perception in unilateral cochlear implantees who wear a(More)
BACKGROUND Endolymphatic sac tumours (ELSTs) have been known as an individual tumour entity only since 1984. ELSTs may occur either solitarily and sporadically or as a hereditary manifestation associated with von Hippel-Lindau (VHL) disease. The latter association was first observed in 1992 and confirmed by molecular genetic analysis of the VHL gene. No(More)