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OBJECTIVES The aim of our study has been to describe the cricopharyngeal muscle and its nerve supply from the recurrent laryngeal nerve and from the superior laryngeal nerve. METHODS Six normal adult human pharynges (12 sides) obtained from cadavers were studied. Micro-dissections were carried out thanks to a Leica microscope. Measures were obtained with(More)
During the past decade, endoscopic video-assisted parathyroidectomy (EP) for primary hyper parathyroidism (PHPT) has gained wider acceptance. The endoscopic gasless procedure described by P. Miccoli (1997-1998) offers an attractive technique. A routine preoperative localization study was performed with both ultrasonography and 99m TC-Sestamibi scintigraphy(More)
OBJECTIVES The present study assessed the predictive value of [18F]-FDG PET-CT (positron emission tomography with 18-fluoro-eoxyglucose radiotracer, coupled to computerized tomography) for response to induction chemotherapy in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC). MATERIAL AND METHODS [18F]-FDG PET-CT was systematically performed before treatment(More)
Objectives Induction chemotherapy (IC) is occasionally used in head and neck cancer, leading to less extensive surgery and reduced need for irradiation. Factors predicting the response to IC have not been determined. In this study, we investigated the clinical and histopathologic factors that predict the response to IC. Methods Head and neck squamous cell(More)
The aim of the present study was to evaluate the thyroarytenoid muscle response during bilateral thyroid surgery using vagal nerve stimulation. 195 patients (390 nerves at risk) underwent a total thyroidectomy. The recurrent laryngeal nerve’s function was checked by analyzing the amplitude and the latency of the thyroarytenoid muscle’s responses after a(More)
The aim of this study is to define the parapharyngeal adiposis corpus (PAC) and its anatomical relationships originally described by P. Sebileau in 1892 to assess the potential clinical implications. MATERIALS AND METHODS Seven frozen fresh cadavers were used, 3 of which after injection of latex neoprene colored in cervicocephalic arterial network. A MRI(More)
Recent theories about migraine pathogenesis have emphatized the role of the trigeminal system in the pathogenesis of migraine attacks. The local vasodilatation of intracranial extracerebral blood vessels and the consequent stimulation of surrounding trigeminal sensory nerve pain pathways are proposed to be the key mechanisms underlying the generation of(More)
The aim of this study was to determine the existence and the frequency of communicating branches between the spinal accessory nerve (SAN) and the C2, C3 and C4 roots of the cervical plexus. The present study also aimed to elucidate whether these branches contain motor fibers or not. Dissection of the cervical region was performed on twelve adult cadavers. A(More)
OBJECTIVES The authors analyse the predictive diagnostic accuracy of fine-needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) and frozen section examination in adult patients operated for thyroid nodules. PATIENTS AND METHODS The same pathologist performed macroscopic and cytological examination, followed by frozen section examination on each operative specimen. FNAC(More)
PURPOSE The aim of this study has been to obtain some data for the selection of which branch of the ansa cervicalis nerve (AC) could be an attractive candidate for a laryngeal reinnervation using AC to recurrent laryngeal nerve (RLN) neurorrhaphy. METHODS The AC was dissected in ten human head cadavers with an operating microscope. A vagal nerve(More)