Georgios Kyriafinis

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PROBLEMS/OBJECTIVES To report the radiographic and surgical findings, speech perception performance, and complications of cochlear implantation for patients who were affected by far-advanced otosclerosis. METHODOLOGY Five patients, 2 males and 3 females, with a family history of otosclerosis and who previously underwent stapedectomy to improve hearing(More)
BACKGROUND Neurolymphomatosis describes the malignant lymphomatous infiltration of nerves. METHODS We encountered a unique case of a 47-year-old patient with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma presenting with bilateral sensorineural hearing loss, vestibular dysfunction and bilateral facial nerve palsy. RESULTS Magnetic resonance imaging demonstrated enhancement and(More)
Polyarteritis nodosa is a systemic disease which affects the small to medium-sized muscular arteries. Sudden or progressive, bilateral hearing loss is a presenting otologic manifestation. To date, no case of cochlear implantation in patients with polyarteritis nodosa has been reported. The authors present a case of polyarteritis nodosa (confirmed by biopsy)(More)
BACKGROUND The cochlear implantation is among the most important achievements of medicine and biotechnology in the last 20 years, because it allows individuals who had never heard or had lost their hearing to perceive sound and improve their quality of life. Selection criteria for candidates are strict and are evaluated in each individual by a scientific(More)
Der solitäre fibröse Tumor ist ein gutartiger mesenchymaler Tumor, der am häufigsten im Bereich der Pleura und extrem selten im Kopf-Hals-Bereich, insbesondere im Bereich der inneren Nase und der Nasennebenhöhlen, auftritt. Bei einer 64-jährigen Patientin manifestierte sich ein sinunasaler solitärer fibröser Tumor durch eine zunehmende(More)
Frey's syndrome of the external auditory canal is extremely rare. A 55-year old woman presented with a 6 month history of unilateral gustatory otorrhea. She never complained of hearing impairment, tinnitus, vertigo or otalgia. No trauma or surgical signs were evident near the ear or parotid gland. Examination of the ear showed an intact tympanic membrane(More)
Das Frey-Syndrom des äußeren Gehörganges stellt eine Rarität dar. Wir berichten von einer 55-jährigen Patientin, die über eine seit 6 Monaten bestehende, beim Kauen und Trinken saurer Getränke auftretende wässrige Otorrhö klagte. Eine Beeinträchtigung des Hörvermögens, Tinnitus, Schwindel oder Ohrenschmerzen lagen nicht vor. Die Anamnese war leer bezüglich(More)
OBJECTIVE The solitary fibrous tumor is an uncommon, benign lesion with a mesenchymal origin which arises most commonly from the pleura and, in extremely rare cases, from the mucosa of the nose and paranasal sinuses. PATIENT AND METHODS We describe a case of solitary fibrous tumor in the nasal cavity with an extension into both ethmoid sinuses and(More)
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