Pavel Dulguerov

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Our objective was to review recent developments in diagnosis, staging, and treatment of esthesioneuroblastoma (ENB). A meta-analysis of publications between 1990 and 2000 was carried out, and studies were classified according to their main subject: origin/aetiology of ENB, histopathological diagnosis, and treatment. Data so far point to the basal progenitor(More)
BACKGROUND The authors reviewed treatment results in patients with nasal and paranasal sinus carcinoma from a large retrospective cohort and conducted a systematic literature review. METHODS Two hundred twenty patients who were treated between 1975 and 1994 with a minimum follow-up of 4 years were reviewed retrospectively. A systematic review of published(More)
A retrospective review was conducted of all esthesioneuroblastoma cases treated at UCLA Medical Center from 1970 through 1990. Patients were staged according to the staging systems of Kadish, et al., Biller, et al., and a new staging system proposed by the authors. Of 26 patients treated, 74% were alive at 5 years and 60% were alive at 10 years. Combined(More)
S ialolithiasis is the main cause of unilateral diffuse parotid or submandibular gland swelling. Its incidence has been poorly studied but seems to be much higher than the classic data published by Rauch of 1 case per 300000 people per year. In a recent study, based on hospital admission figures in England, Escudier and McGurk estimated this incidence to be(More)
PURPOSE Tumor uptake of 2-[(18)F] fluoro-2-deoxy-D-glucose (FDG) may relate to outcome in cancer patients. Pretreatment FDG uptake was evaluated as a predictor of local control (LC) and disease-free survival (DFS) in patients with head-and-neck cancer managed primarily either by radiotherapy (RT) or surgery. PATIENTS AND METHODS Tumor FDG uptake using the(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare surgical (SgT) and percutaneous (PcT) tracheostomies. BACKGROUND Percutaneous tracheostomy has been said to provide numerous advantages over classical SgT. METHODS A prospective randomized trial with a double-blind evaluation was used to compare SgT and PcT. SgT and PcT were performed according to established techniques (n = 70).(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare percutaneous with surgical tracheostomy using a meta-analysis of studies published from 1960 to 1996. DATA SOURCES Publications obtained through a MEDLINE database search with a Boolean combination (tracheostomy or tracheotomy) and complications, with constraints for human studies and English language. STUDY SELECTION Publications(More)
BACKGROUND In oropharyngeal carcinomas, it is assumed that the effectiveness of the different treatment approaches is roughly equivalent, whereas the functional outcome after radical radiotherapy (RT) is superior to that associated with primary surgery. The aim of this study is to assess quality of life (QoL) outcomes of patients after two treatment(More)
Large anterior cervical osteophytes can occur in degeneration of the cervical spine or in diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis (DISH). We present the case of an 83-year-old patient with progressive dysphagia and acute dyspnea, necessitating emergency tracheotomy. Voluminous anterior cervical osteophytes extending from C3 to C7 and narrowing the(More)
OBJECTIVE To present our initial experience with sialendoscopy of the parotid duct. STUDY DESIGN METHODS Diagnostic and interventional sialendoscopy procedures were performed in 79 and 55 cases, respectively. Diagnostic sialendoscopy was used to classify ductal lesions into sialolithiasis, stenosis, sialodochitis, and polyps. Interventional(More)