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Surgical extirpation of the affected gland has been necessary for cases of sialolithiasis in which the stone cannot be removed by dilatation or dissection of the salivary duct. The ability of the piezoelectric lithotripter to deliver shockwaves to a small focus makes extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy of salivary gland stones potentially safe. Its safety(More)
Many toxic effects are not caused by the administered compound itself, but are due to metabolites. All cell types express some xenobiotic-metabolizing enzymes, but levels and patterns are very variable. Critical metabolic steps may occur within the target cell and/or at other sites. This complex situation is difficult to mimic in vitro. The further problem(More)
BACKGROUND In the past, management of sialolithiasis required surgical extirpation of the afflicted gland, in case the concrements could not be removed by dilatation or dissection of the glandular duct. The aim of the present study was to investigate the safety and efficiency of extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy of salivary gland stones in men. (More)
According to the current regulations pertaining to occupational diseases lung cancer and mesothelioma can be compensated as asbestos-related malignomas under certain circumstances. For several years there has been controversial discussion as to whether laryngeal carcinomas can also be caused by occupational asbestos exposure and should therefore be added to(More)
Localized amyloidosis is a benign rare process in the head and neck. From 1972 to 1992, 12 patients with amyloid deposits of the head and neck were treated at the ENT Department of the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg. Negative congo red staining of rectal biopsy specimens established that the amyloidosis was not systemic. Localized amyloidosis appeared as a(More)
In order to improve the preoperative diagnosis of superficial skin tumors in the head and neck, 32 patients with 42 basal cell carcinomas, squamous cell carcinomas and malignant melanomas were investigated using different imaging techniques. All patients were examined preoperatively with high-frequency ultrasound (HFU), computed tomography (CT) and magnetic(More)
Für symptomlose, risikobehaftete Patienten gibt es kein etabliertes Früherkennungsprogramm zur Entdeckung von Kopf-Hals-Karzinomen im Sinne einer Sekundärprävention. Eine solche erscheint umso wünschenswerter, weil die Heilungsaussichten und die Lebensqualität stark vom Tumorstadium zum Zeitpunkt der Erstdiagnose abhängen. 370 symptomlose Patienten, die u.(More)
In patients with cervical metastases conventional examination by ultrasound, CT or MRI imaging often fails to identify an unknown primary tumor. Also the retrieval of a recurrent malignancy may be difficult. Scintigraphy, utilizing technetium-99m (v) dimercaptosuccinic acid was chosen for a prospective study in 17 patients to evaluate its properties for(More)