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PURPOSE To evaluate and compare the spin lock and magnetization transfer techniques in the differentiation of benign and malignant head and neck tumors at magnetic resonance (MR) imaging. MATERIALS AND METHODS Forty consecutive patients with histologically verified head and neck tumors (20 malignant and 20 benign tumors, including five infections) were(More)
Venous malformations of the jugular veins are rare findings. Aneurysms and phlebectasias are the lesions most often reported. We report on an adult patient with an abruptly appearing large tumorous mass on the left side of the neck identified as a jugular vein aneurysm. Upon clinical examination with ultrasound, a lateral neck cyst was primarily suspected.(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to evaluate the results of stapes surgery after 20 years of follow-up and to compare the results between large fenestra versus small fenestra stapedotomy. STUDY DESIGN Retrospective clinical study. SETTING Tertiary referral center (university hospital). PATIENTS One hundred forty-two patients with otosclerosis(More)
OBJECTIVE Acquired atresia of the ear canal presents rarely in children. Idiopathic inflammatory medial meatal fibrotizing otitis (IMFO) evidently has its own distinct etiopathologic findings causing acquired ear canal atresia. PATIENTS Two IMFO children treated and followed-up at the Department of Otorhinolaryngology of Helsinki University Hospital. (More)
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