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OBJECTIVES To determine the dimensions of the Schneiderian membrane using limited cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) in individuals referred for dental implant surgery, and to determine factors influencing the mucosal thickness. MATERIAL AND METHODS The study included 143 consecutive patients referred for dental implant placement in the posterior(More)
OBJECTIVES Descending necrotizing mediastinitis (DNM) is a rare but rapidly progressing disease with a potentially fatal outcome, originating from odontogenical or cervical infections. The aim of this article was to give an up-to-date overview on this still underestimated disease, to draw the clinician's attention and particularly to highlight the need for(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the integration and accuracy of A (amplitude)-mode ultrasound-based surface matching for noninvasive registration of the head into a frameless computer-aided surgery system for otorhinology and skull base surgery. DESIGN Experimental study and case series. SETTING Academic medical center. PATIENTS Twelve patients underwent(More)
For the facilitation of minimally invasive robotically performed direct cochlea access (DCA) procedure, a surgical planning tool which enables the surgeon to define landmarks for patient-to-image registration, identify the necessary anatomical structures and define a safe DCA trajectory using patient image data (typically computed tomography (CT) or cone(More)
OBJECTIVE To confirm the clinical efficacy and safety of a direct acoustic cochlear implant. STUDY DESIGN Prospective multicenter study. SETTING The study was performed at 3 university hospitals in Europe (Germany, The Netherlands, and Switzerland). PATIENTS Fifteen patients with severe-to-profound mixed hearing loss because of otosclerosis or(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the long-term outcome of patients with esthesioneuroblastoma treated with neoadjuvant or definitive radiotherapy (RT). METHODS AND MATERIALS Between 1980 and 2001, 28 patients with histologically confirmed esthesioneuroblastoma underwent RT, with a median dose of 60 Gy (range 38-73). The median age was 58 years (range 16-85). According(More)
OBJECTIVE Acute and subacute hemorrhage in the head and neck often represent a life-threatening situation. The goal of this study is to evaluate the indications for and contributions of endovascular techniques in the diagnosis and management of such severe cases. DESIGN Seventy-two patients with acute or subacute intractable hemorrhage of the head and(More)
BACKGROUND Descending necrotizing mediastinitis requires an early and aggressive surgical approach to reduce the high morbidity and mortality associated with this disease. The clamshell incision has provided excellent exposure of the entire mediastinum and both pleural cavities and was assessed in patients suffering from descending necrotizing(More)
CONCLUSION A robot built specifically for stereotactic cochlear implantation provides equal or better accuracy levels together with a better integration into a clinical environment, when compared with existing approaches based on industrial robots. OBJECTIVES To evaluate the technical accuracy of a robotic system developed specifically for lateral skull(More)