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Pre-operative fine-needle aspiration biopsy findings have been compared with those of post-operative histopathology in 146 patients with parotid masses. Post-operative histology showed 124 benign and 22 malignant lesions: pre-operative fine-needle aspiration biopsy correctly identified 118/124 (95.1%) benign masses with an accurate classification of the(More)
PURPOSE This was a radioisotope study of nasal mucociliary clearance of total and subtotal nasal obstruction. METHODS Rhinoscintigraphy was performed by insufflating 1.85 MBq (69 mCi) Tc-99m MAA in 20 patients. Six cases were regarded as the control group, because the presence of small spurs does not affect nasal patency. The remaining 14 patients had(More)
Authors report their experience in the treatment of midfacial fractures in 201 patients, 177 of whom underwent surgery for reduction and fixation of the fracture. Since no functional or aesthetic deficits were present, surgery was not performed in the remaining 24 cases. Of the 177 patients, the maxillary complex was involved in 70 (classified as central(More)
The Authors report on their experience of 18 patients with isolated fractures of the zygomatic arch who were treated via intraoral approach. The procedures were performed between the 2nd and 8th post-trauma day and the results obtained were evaluated via post-operative CT scan and periodic follow-up visits for six months. In describing the surgical(More)
Wegener's granulomatosis is characterized by necrotizing granulomas with vasculitis in the upper and lower respiratory tracts, systemic vasculitis and focal necrotizing glomerulonephritis. Along with this so-called classic form, a new clinical entity has been added in recent years: granulomatosis located in a single site without any form of systemic(More)