Dubravko Manestar

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OBJECTIVE To determine whether a patient with a serious defect of the tympanic membrane (TM) will be able to dive after surgery. PATIENTS AND METHODS The authors describe three patients who were divers with serious defects of the TM (more than 75% of TM). In all three cases, cartilage palisade tympanoplasty was used to reconstruct the TM. RESULTS Six(More)
  • Sažetak, Davor Čorak, +5 authors Mirna Čoklo
  • 2014
radi pravovremenog prijavljivanja, evidencije te liječenja i prevencije pobola u skladu s mjera-ma koje su propisane Naputkom za suzbijanje i sprječavanje tuberkuloze. Abstract. Aim: To show the incidence of tuberculosis in the Primorsko-goranska County during a three-year period with a focus on the epidemiological view. Methods: Data used in this paper(More)
AIM To evaluate the importance of epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) protein overexpression and gene amplification in carcinogenesis of glottic cancer. METHOD In order to evaluate EGFR expression at protein and gene level, immunohistochemical (IHC) analysis and fluorescent in situ hybridization (FISH) were performed on tissue microarrays of laryngeal(More)
Juvenile angiofibromas are benign fibro-vascular tumours of the nasopharynx that develop in prepubertal and adolescent males. Typical symptoms are longstanding unilateral nasal obstruction occasionally followed by epistaxes and frequent severe intraoperative haemorrhage of the discovered mass. We report the case of a 14-year-old boy histologically diagnosed(More)
Olfactory rehabilitation after a laryngectomy is based on establishing nasal airflow to allow odorant molecules to come into contact with the olfactory mucosa. Currently, the polite yawning technique (PYT) is the gold standard for post-laryngectomy olfactory rehabilitation, but it is usually introduced in patient's rehabilitation programs one month after(More)
The aim of this retrospective study is to review long term results of full-thickness cartilage palisade tympanoplasty (FTCPT) with malleus head interposition performed on 51 patients (56 ears); 36 women and 15 men (7-73 years, 44 years average). The pathology of ears which encourages this technique of tympanoplasty is presented. On average 12 years after(More)
The aim of the study was to determine the influence of swimming on postlaryngectomy olfactory rehabilitation. This prospective open interventional trial at a tertiary academic hospital included 100 laryngectomised patients; 17 were swimmers and 83 were nonswimmers. Participants practiced the polite yawning technique (PYT) for postlaryngectomy olfactory(More)
Total laryngectomy, as a consequence of carcinoma of the larynx, results in loss of speech function. Cerebrovascular stroke is the leading cause of reduced speech production ability, and thereby communication difficulties. The case is presented of a 60-year-old male patient who suffered stroke five years after a total laryngectomy. Speech rehabilitation was(More)
The study searched for epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) gene amplification in hyperplastic glottis lesions. After classical pathohistological findings of hematoxylin-eosin (HE) slides and quantitative immunohistochemical (IHC) analysis, fluorescent in situ hybridization (FISH) was used on tissue microarrays of laryngeal hyperplastic tissue ranging(More)
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