K. B. Hüttenbrink

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OBJECTIVE The aim of this prospective study was to determine the role of diffusion-weighted MR imaging combined with conventional MR imaging for the detection of residual or recurrent cholesteatoma in patients who have undergone middle ear surgery. SUBJECTS AND METHODS Twenty-two patients who had undergone resection of cholesteatoma were referred for MR(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Anosmias with chromosomal disorders has been well investigated. However, isolated anosmia (IA) has received less attention, although it occurs more frequently. We compared frontobasal structures in patients with IA since birth or early childhood with those in control subjects. METHODS Imaging findings obtained in 16 patients with IA(More)
OBJECTIVE Prostheses for the reconstruction of a defective ossicular chain should be stable and firmly anchored to the ossicular remnants. This will prevent a defective connection from causing diminished sound transmission efficiency and will keep the prosthesis from tilting or even losing contact, which would result in a sound transmission block. Through(More)
OBJECTIVES Olfactory function is known to be modulated by repeated exposure to odors. The aim of this investigation was whether patients with olfactory loss would benefit from "Training" with odors in terms of an improvement of their general olfactory function. It was hypothesized that olfactory Training should produce both an improved sensitivity towards(More)
BACKGROUND Disturbances of smell and taste are common. About 5% of the general population have anosmia (absence of the sense of smell). Olfactory dysfunction can markedly impair the quality of life. METHODS Review of pertinent literature retrieved by a selective search. RESULTS In recent years, simple and reliable tests of the sense of smell have been(More)
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of olfactory training (OT) on olfactory function in patients with persistent postinfectious olfactory dysfunction (PIOD). STUDY DESIGN Randomized, single-blind, controlled, multicenter crossover study. METHODS Twelve tertiary university medical centers participated. Investigations(More)
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESES In many species the vomeronasal organ (VNO) serves as a chemosensory organ in addition to the olfactory system. The present investigation was undertaken to study 1) the frequency of monolateral or bilateral detection of the putative VNO (pVNO) in humans, 2) its localization in humans, and 3) whether detectability of the pVNO varies(More)
The present investigation aimed to compare trigeminal nasal function of anosmic and hyposmic patients to healthy controls. Further, we aimed to study effects of age and gender on trigeminally mediated sensations following intranasal chemosensory stimulation. Participants were 35 patients with olfactory dysfunction (n=13: functional anosmia; n=22: hyposmia;(More)
AIM Aim of the study was to evaluate septoplasty-related changes of lateralised olfactory function during both early and late postoperative periods in comparison to the preoperative situation. MATERIAL/METHODS Lateralised olfactory function was assessed in 30 patients using the "Sniffin' Sticks" test battery. Measurements were performed preoperatively,(More)
Odors influence human behavior. The perception of so-called pheromones is frequently mentioned in the context of a functional vomeronasal organ. Vomeronasal ducts can be detected in approximately half of the population. Its functionality, still a matter of debate, seems to be unlikely, at least after birth. It is easily conceivable that pheromone-induced(More)