George Patrikakos

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Ménière's disease is a vestibular disorder characterized by episodic vertigo, tinnitus, fluctuant hearing loss, and ear fullness, with vertiginous attacks being the most disabling complaint. The effectiveness of conservative treatment has been variable, while surgical techniques provide more permanent relief from vertigo, but pose possible morbidity and(More)
Benign migratory glossitis, or geographic tongue, is usually an asymptomatic inflammatory disorder of unknown etiology that affects the epithelium of the tongue. Local loss of filiform papillae leads to ulcer-like lesions that rapidly change the color and size. Histopathologic findings parallel the clinical appearance, and may have a psoriasiform pattern.(More)
The aim of this study was to present our experience with the clinical characteristics of non-tuberculous mycobacterial (NTM) head and neck lymph node infections, the use of modern diagnostic tools and the appropriate therapeutic measures. We have reviewed the cases of 14 Caucasian children with NTM head and neck lymphadenitis who were treated in our clinic(More)
CD44, the product of a single gene, exists as several isoforms generated by alternative exon splicing and posttranslational modifications, and is widely distributed in different cells and tissues including those of squamocellular origin. CD44 is a cell surface glycoprotein involved in many cellular processes acting as a receptor for cell to cell or cell to(More)
BACKGROUND Climatic or meteorological condition changes have been implicated in the pathogenesis of Bell's palsy (BP). We evaluate the influence of meteorological parameters, such as temperature, humidity, and atmospheric pressure, and their variation and covariation on the incidence of BP and present a review of the literature on the effect of(More)
The aim of this study was to investigate the influence of weather conditions on the frequency of acute laryngitis in adults. The medical records of 825 patients with a diagnosis of acute laryngitis obtained over a 5-year period were reviewed. Meteorological data reviewed included the daily values of 13 parameters. The monthly distribution of the disease was(More)
Gastroesophageal reflux (GER) has been strongly associated with carcinogenesis of the lower esophagus and development of several otolaryngologic disorders. Epidemiologic studies support concept that the malignant transformation of laryngeal mucosal surfaces is due to GER-initiated chronic laryngeal inflammation. However, large clinical studies with matched(More)
An unusual case of recurrent tonsillitis due to pseudomonas aeruginosa. Pseudomonas (P.) aeruginosa in the head and neck region of an immunocompetent patient is mainly seen in ear infections, and sometimes in sinusitis. P. aeruginosa is an occasional finding in tonsil smears as part of normal microbial flora, but it rarely produces suppurative tonsil(More)
According to various authors the incidence of multiple primary tumors in the aerodigestive tract can be considered high. However, most of these tumors are metachronous and of the same histological type. The occurrence of a small cell lung carcinoma synchronous with a squamous cell vocal cord carcinoma is a very rare phenomenon. In this report we present the(More)
OBJECTIVE Fibroosseous lesions are rare entities of the nose and paranasal sinuses, the terminology and classification of which are still confusing. Psammomatoid or aggressive (juvenile) ossifying fibroma is a benign messenchymal tumor usually met in the young age (5-15 years), in the sinonasal tract, bearing distinctive histomorphologic features and a(More)