Mira Finkensieper

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To the Editor: The results of facial transplantation presented by Pomahac et al. (Feb. 23 issue)1 are encouraging. Nevertheless, in this article (and in others by the same authors and other groups), we would have liked to see a detailed, preoperative electrophysiological map of the patients’ remaining facial function and information on electrophysiological(More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate population-based data on incidence of pediatric adenoidectomy and rate of revision surgery. METHODS A retrospective study of all adenoidectomies in children was performed in the year 2009 in all otolaryngology departments in one federal state, Thuringia, in Germany. Patients' characteristics, preoperative diagnostics and(More)
Sialendoscopy is an established, minimally invasive technique to diagnose and treat obstructive disorders of major salivary glands. Knowledge about patient satisfaction and quality of life is limited. All patients who underwent sialendoscopy were prospectively followed and evaluated. To determine the quality of life after sialendoscopy, an established(More)
The high comorbidity in patients with head and neck cancer (HNC) is mainly caused by the high incidence of tobacco and alcohol abuse and has direct impact on overall survival. We investigated whether HNC and its comorbidity also influence routine laboratory values and whether these values have influence on overall survival. A retrospective cohort of 261(More)
BACKGROUND A validated instrument to measure patient-related outcome and quality of life in facial palsy is not available in German language. METHODS 2 appropriate questionnaires, the Facial Clinimetric Evaluation (FaCE) scale and the Facial Disability Index (FDI) were translated and validated according to international guidelines. The internal(More)
Although surgical treatment of patients with chronic vocal cord palsy (VCP) is an integral part of clinical routine of otorhinolaryngologists, there is nearly no population-based data published on incidence and efficiency of this surgery country-wide or nation-wide. 1430 patients with chronic VCP were treated in a department of otorhinolaryngology between(More)
Dieser 8. Beitrag einer neuen Serie von Publikationen in der Laryngo-Rhino-Otologie widmet sich dem Thema „Erkrankungen des Nervus facialis“. Über das Jahr verteilt erscheinen in unserer Rubrik „Facharztwissen HNO“ alle 2 Monate didaktisch aufbereitete Übersichtsartikel. Diese greifen die Hauptthemen der Kursreihe „Facharztwissen HNO“ auf, die im Wechsel an(More)
INTRODUCTION There is no standardized method for examination of facial muscles with ultrasound. The purpose of this study was to identify those facial muscles accessible for reliable identification and to provide reference data. METHODS In healthy subjects all facial muscles were screened for visibility, separation from adjacent muscles, and reliability(More)
Although recognized as a valuable diagnostic tool for more than 60 years, many laryngologists do not routinely use laryngeal electromyography (LEMG). This may be due to a persisting lack of agreement on methodology, interpretation, validity, and clinical application of LEMG. To achieve consensus in these fields, a laryngeal electromyography working group of(More)