Harald Essig

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BACKGROUND The aim of orbital wall reconstruction is to reestablish anatomically exact orbital volumes to avoid long-term complications. Navigation could facilitate complex reconstructions. METHODS Quality of the orbital reconstruction (n=94) was measured based on (A) volume changes and (B) on 3D shape deviations compared to the unaffected side. Volume(More)
OBJECTIVES Reconstruction of large mandiblular defects following ablative oncologic surgery could be done by using vascularized bone transfer or, more often, primarily with simultaneous or delayed bone grafting, using load bearing reconstruction plates. Bending of these reconstruction plates is typically directed along the outer contour of the original(More)
Preformed orbital reconstruction plates are useful for treating orbital defects. However, intraoperative errors can lead to misplaced implants and poor outcomes. Navigation-assisted surgery may help optimize orbital reconstruction. We aimed to explore whether navigation-assisted surgery is more predictable than traditional orbital reconstruction for optimal(More)
The aim of this pilot study was to determine, in a new experimental model, whether complex bioartificial monoblocs of relevant size and stability can be prefabricated in a defined three-dimensional design, in which the latissimus dorsi muscle serves as a natural bioreactor and the thoracodorsal vessel tree is prepared for axial construct perfusion. Eighteen(More)
Fractures of the orbital wall and floor can be challenging due to the demanding three-dimensional anatomy and limited intraoperative overview. Misfitting implants and inaccurate surgical technique may lead to visual disturbance and unaesthetic results. A new approach using individually manufactured titanium implants (KLS Martin, Group, Germany) for daily(More)
The key elements for bioartificial bone formation in 3D matrices are large numbers of osteogenic cells and supplies of oxygen and nutrition. Vascularization becomes more important with the increasing size and complexity of seeded scaffolds required for clinical application in reconstructive craniomaxillofacial surgery. Prefabrication of vascularized(More)
BACKGROUND Intraorbital metastases of breast cancer is rare with only 3-10% of all ocular metastases. We report a case of orbital metastases as first sign of systemic metastatic spread in a female patient with breast cancer. METHODS The patient had been diagnosed with breast cancer 3 years before. Her present complain was local pain, diplopia and(More)
In airgun injuries, the removal of the projectile is often recommended. The material properties of airgun projectiles make it difficult to determine their precise anatomical location using conventional radiological techniques. Conventional X-rays give only a two-dimensional representation of projectiles and do not allow a foreign object to be located(More)
Bone has exceptional regenerative properties. Oral bone appears to be particularly resistant to infection despite exposure to oral flora, even in circumstances such as oral surgery where the thin mucosal layer covering the bone is disrupted. The goal of this study was to determine whether the innate immune system of antimicrobial peptides exists inside(More)
Injuries of the bony orbit, which contains the eye, not only have aesthetic implications but also impair stereoscopic vision. Different techniques are used for surgical treatment. In this work we will present a tool that allows the reliable segmentation of the reconstructed and the unaffected orbit. For this we present a novel anterior closing that follows(More)