Nils-Claudius Gellrich

Constantin von See12
Frank Tavassol10
12Constantin von See
10Frank Tavassol
9Horst Kokemüller
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1. Objective Computer-assisted technology was initially developed to provide neurosurgeons with precise guidance during surgical procedures. Currently available systems with and without robotic navigation are in use for specific medical indications. Various intraoperative navigation systems are used assisting surgery of the head and neck, such as endoscopic(More)
OBJECTIVES Reconstruction of large mandiblular defects following ablative oncologic surgery could be done by using vascularized bone transfer or, more often, primarily with simultaneous or delayed bone grafting, using load bearing reconstruction plates. Bending of these reconstruction plates is typically directed along the outer contour of the original(More)
To improve well-known titanium implants, pores can be used for increasing bone formation and close bone-implant interface. Selective Laser Melting (SLM) enables the production of any geometry and was used for implant production with 250-µm pore size. The used pore size supports vessel ingrowth, as bone formation is strongly dependent on fast(More)
Recent evidence suggests a subset of cells within a tumor with "stem-like" characteristics. These cells are able to transplant tumors in immunodeficient hosts. Distinct from non-malignant stem cells, cancer stem cells (CSC) show low proliferative rates, high self-renewing capacity, propensity to differentiate into actively proliferating tumor cells, and(More)
—Injuries of the bony orbit, which contains the eye, not only have aesthetic implications but also impair stereoscopic vision. Different techniques are used for surgical treatment. In this work we will present a tool that allows the reliable segmentation of the reconstructed and the unaffected orbit. For this we present a novel anterior closing that follows(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of orbital wall reconstruction is to reestablish anatomically exact orbital volumes to avoid long-term complications. Navigation could facilitate complex reconstructions. METHODS Quality of the orbital reconstruction (n=94) was measured based on (A) volume changes and (B) on 3D shape deviations compared to the unaffected side. Volume(More)
BACKGROUND Lymphomas of the orbit and orbital adnexae are rare tumors, comprising only 1% of all non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. The majority of non-Hodgkin's lymphomas of the orbit are extranodal marginal-zone B-cell lymphomas of mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue type. Because of nonspecific clinical signs and symptoms, some diagnostic delay may occur. The purpose(More)
OBJECTIVES In this retrospective study, we present a clinical review of our experience with tongue cancer in order to obtain valid criteria for therapeutic decision-making. MATERIALS AND METHODS Between 1980 and 2009, a total of 341 patients with squamous cell carcinoma of the tongue were treated at our Department. The average follow-up was 5.2 years. 309(More)
BACKGROUND Functional and cosmetic defects in the maxillofacial region are caused by various ailments and these defects are addressed according to their need. Simplicity of procedure, intact facial function and esthetic outcome with the least possible donor site morbidity are the minimum requirements of a good reconstruction. Oro-mandibular reconstruction,(More)
BACKGROUND Oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) is characterized by an aggressive growth pattern, local invasiveness, and spread to cervical lymph nodes. Overall survival rates have not improved, primarily due to locoregional tumor recurrences and distant metastasis. To date, no trustworthy or clinically applicable marker of tumor aggressiveness has been(More)