H. D. Valcke

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In a pilot study 29 cases of suppurative otitis were treated with ciprofloxacin. Acceptable clinical results were obtained in case of chronic otitis media without cholesteatoma and in case of otitis externa. Cholesteatoma and mastoid cavity cases gave no satisfactory results. Guidelines are proposed to define the specific indications and place of this drug(More)
This review describes the practicalities of using both the inner Ear Profile to define hydrops labyrinthi, and the American Academy of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS) guidelines to define Meniere's disease. The requirement for standardisation is stressed since either system alone may be inadequate. It is suggested that the Inner Ear(More)
The experience with 1.645 transplantation procedures by ENT surgeons, trained in tympano-ossicular allograft technique following J. Marquet, is reported. The grafts originated from different tissue banks. The anatomical and functional results one year postoperatively were analysed. There appeared to be no statistical differences between tissue banks, nor(More)
The present review covers fluoroquinolone usage in chronic otitis suppurativa (COS) in case of chronic otitis media, cholesteatoma, radical mastoid cavity infection and chronic or relapsing otitis externa. A total of six publications were included in the final evaluation. Enoxacin was effective in 35%; ciprofloxacin (five publications) was used in 82(More)
The high incidence of oto-vestibular complaints in patients presenting vertebro-basilar insufficiency (VBI) is emphasized. In some studies up to 90% of the patients are complaining from dizziness, oscillopsia or tinnitus. The indications of the oto-vestibular evaluation and its importance in the diagnosis of VBI is discussed. The authors lay stress on the(More)
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