Mark J. Stenzel

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OBJECTIVE There is experimental evidence that ionizing irradiation affects a proangiogenic response. However, the relevance of this effect on tumour growth in vivo is not in detail investigated yet. The present objectives were to examine the influence of ionizing radiation on the expression of the vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) and its receptors(More)
BACKGROUND The use of maggots to digest necrotic tissue as a form of wound debridement has a long history in medicine. Necrotizing fasciitis of the neck has a high mortality rate despite aggressive surgical and medical intervention. The use of maggots in this disease has been reported only once before. METHODS We report the case of a 73-year-old woman,(More)
Malignant pilomatricoma is an uncommon malignant follicular adnexal tumor with a predilection for the head and neck among older males. We report the case of a male with an inverted malignant pilomatricoma of the left neck. The initial diagnostics and the treatment pointed to carcinoma of unknown primary (CUP syndrome). The preoperative diagnostic tests(More)
BACKGROUND Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leaks of the temporal bone region require surgical treatment as they pose life-threatening risks such as meningitis. AIM The aim of the study was to determine the surgical outcome depending on different operation techniques and grafts. METHOD We performed a retrospective review of 28 cases of CSF leaks, operated in(More)
OBJECTIVE The appearance of local recurrences, distant metastases and second primary tumors limit the survival rate of patients with head and neck squamous cell carcinomas. The presence of genetic alterations at the resection margins is an indicator of inadequate excision and a predictor of local failure. DESIGN To receive insight into the genetic(More)
Metastatic spread of solid tumors to the thyroid is a rare finding in patients with thyroid nodules. The most frequent sites of the primary tumor include the kidney, breast and lung. Work up of patients with a cold thyroid nodule and a history of cancer should therefore rule out other metastasizing cancer or recurrence of the previous tumor using(More)
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