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Tumours affecting the nose, paranasal sinuses and adjacent skull base are fortunately rare. However, they pose significant problems of management due their late presentation and juxtaposition to important anatomical structures such eye and brain. The increasing application of endonasal endoscopic techniques to their excision offers potentially similar(More)
BACKGROUND Nasal polyposis (NP) is not a life-threatening disorder but may have a great impact on the quality of life (QoL). The objective of this study: (i) to investigate the health burden incurred by NP compared with the Spanish general population using the Short Form-36 Health Survey (SF-36) questionnaire; (ii) to compare the QoL outcome after medical(More)
BACKGROUND Because of the increase in indications for laser surgery to treat malignant tumors of the larynx and hypopharynx, a higher number of complications may be expected. We prospectively evaluated the frequency and characteristics of intraoperative and postoperative complications of early and advanced tumors of the larynx and hypopharynx treated with(More)
BACKGROUND There are sufficient reports on the incidence of complications after endonasal surgery of the paranasal sinuses. It is the aim of this study to calculate the incidence of typical complications after primary and revision surgery, after "functional" and "extended" operations, together with the influence of expertise and of different optical devices(More)
BACKGROUND The objective of this study was to evaluate the outcomes of transoral laser microsurgery (TLM) in T3 laryngeal carcinomas and to identify prognostic factors for survival and laryngeal preservation. METHODS This study aimed to provide a retrospective analysis of 147 consecutive patients, evaluating their overall survival, disease-specific(More)
This is the first formal case report of internal auditory canal and cerebellopontine angle metastasis from infiltrative ductal carcinoma of the breast. Only three previous cases have been reported of isolated metastasis in the cerebellopontine angle and internal auditory canal from breast cancer. Currently, no therapeutic guidelines for isolated metastasis(More)
INTRODUCTION We present our experience in the reconstruction of these leaks depending on their size and location. MATERIAL AND METHODS Fifty-four patients who underwent advanced skull base surgery (large defects, >20 mm) and 62 patients with CSF leaks of different origin (small, 2-10 mm, and midsize, 11-20 mm, defects) were included in the retrospective(More)
Chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) including nasal polyps is a chronic inflammatory disease of the nasal and paranasal sinus mucosa that, despite differing hypotheses of its cause, remains poorly understood. Primary symptoms are nasal blockage, loss of smell, rhinorrhea, and facial pain or pressure. Chronic rhinosinusitis causes significant physical symptoms, has(More)
INTRODUCTION Sudden sensorineural hearing loss (SSHL) has been proposed as a symptom of underlying vascular problems. The purpose of this work is to evaluate the genetic and acquired risk factors. METHODS Ninety-nine patients were tested for the presence of common polymorphisms related to thrombophilia (prothrombin and factor V Leiden) in order to assess(More)
The advent of endoscopic sinus surgery led to a resurgence of interest in the detailed anatomy of the internal nose and paranasal sinuses. However, the official Terminologica Anatomica used by basic anatomists omits many of the structures of surgical importance. This led to numerous clinical anatomy papers and much discussion about the exact names and(More)