David Vanden Abeele

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A case is presented with irreversible blindness in one eye and restriction of the infratemporal visual field in the other eye, due to electrocoagulation performed for delayed bleeding after functional endoscopic sinus surgery (FESS). Although blindness due to rhinosurgery is a well-known, but rare complication, a review of the recent literature did not(More)
OBJECTIVES Investigate whether vocal problems in future professional activities can be predicted by early laryngeal and phoniatric evaluation and whether a vocal endurance test can contribute to this evaluation. STUDY DESIGN Five-year follow-up study of 30 female education majors, initially documented with a standard voice assessment and a vocal endurance(More)
We present a closed form for the governing equations of chemically reacting flows under local thermodynamic equilibrium, which rigorously takes into account effects of elemental (de)mixing. To this end, we show that when chemistry is fast, the diffusion fluxes of elements and species enthalpies can be expressed as explicit linear functions of gradients of(More)
The purpose of this paper is to investigate whether a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) examination of the petrous bones could replace the conventional second look surgical procedure when a canal wall up tympanoplasty procedure has been performed during the first look surgery. Eighteen patients were examined with MRI prior to a second look surgical(More)
Two cases of blindness following paranasal sinus surgery are presented. The first patient, a 38-year old man, developed a delayed massive haemorrhage, after bilateral sphenoethmoidectomy. This hemorrhage could be stopped by electric cauterisation under endoscopical control. During this reintervention the patient developed total blindness of his right eye,(More)
Surgical management of labyrinthine fistulas caused by cholesteatoma remains controversial. In 213 patients with middle ear surgery for cholesteatoma, 18 patients (18 ears-8.5%) presented a labyrinthine fistula. These cases are reviewed in the present paper. Symptoms, audiometry, pre-operative imaging, surgical procedure and results are discussed. In all(More)
This normative study presents a clinically applicable method with which to obtain Psychoacoustical Tuning Curves: data are obtained with clinical audiometers, and measurements are performed on normal-hearing non-trained volunteers. A simultaneous masking method with test frequency of 4,000 Hz was used, withmasking being incremented in 5 dB or 1 dB steps.(More)
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