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BACKGROUND Postoperative hemorrhage is one of the most severe complications after pancreatic surgery. Due to the lack of an internationally accepted, universal definition of postpancreatectomy hemorrhage (PPH), the incidences reported in the literature vary considerably, even in reports from randomized controlled trials. Because of these variations in the(More)
BACKGROUND Secondary hyperparathyroidism (sHPT) is common in patients with chronic renal failure. Despite the initiation of new therapeutic agents, several patients will require parathyroidectomy (PTX). Total PTX with autotransplantation of parathyroid tissue (TPTX+AT) and subtotal parathyroidectomy (SPTX) are currently considered as standard surgical(More)
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS Septal deviation and hypertrophic inferior turbinates are a frequent cause of nasal breathing disorders. The goal of this study was to prove the effectiveness and safety of three current turbinoplasty techniques. STUDY DESIGN This is a prospective, three-arm, single-blinded, single-center, randomized controlled trial. METHODS Sixty(More)
BACKGROUND Sleep electroencephalogram alterations and insomnia complaints persist after alcohol withdrawal in dependent patients and are considered strong predictors of relapse. Although disturbances of magnesium household due to alcohol consumption are well known, the relationship of magnesium metabolism and sleep disturbances has not been investigated in(More)
BACKGROUND Traumatic injuries of the tracheobronchial system are rare, but a big challenge for the clinician in early diagnosis and optimal management in the prevention of high fatality and morbidity. PRESENTATION OF THE CASE We present the case of a patient with suicidal deep cervical stabbing wound and consecutive subtotal transsection of the trachea.(More)
BACKGROUND The prognostic role of circulating tumor cells (CTCs) after induction chemotherapy using docetaxel, cisplatin and fluorouracil (TPF) prior to surgery and adjuvant (chemo)radiation in locally advanced oral squamous cell cancer (OSCC) was evaluated. METHODS In this prospective study, peripheral blood samples from 40 patients of the phase II study(More)
Mucosal melanoma of the head and neck is a rare and aggressive tumor entity with a poor prognosis. The standard treatment is radical tumor resection, with or without adjuvant radiation, where conventional chemotherapies in advanced stage or recurrent diseases have shown little benefit. Overexpression of the programmed cell death ligand 1 (PD-L1) is a common(More)
BACKGROUND Functional septorhinoplasty (SRP) is a surgical procedure for improvement of symptomatic deformity of the inner and outer nose. Due to inadequate preoperative analysis and consequently insufficient surgical indication, septoplasty (SPL) alone may be performed. A frequent cause for revision septorhinoplasty (rSRP) in our institution was found to(More)
In a human cadaver study, a single-port operator-controlled flexible endoscope (Flex® System), facilitated with a high-definition camera and two accessory channels was tested for skull base surgery. Skull base surgery was performed on human cadavers (n = 4) using the Flex® System. A modified surgical midfacial approach, performed by rigid standard tools,(More)
BACKGROUND After laryngectomy, the tracheostoma forms the functional center for breathing and phonation. An occasionally occurring but typical problem can arise from an oversized and/or irregularly formed tracheostoma, hampering the temporary occlusion necessary for sufficient speech production. As an alternative to a surgical correction of the(More)