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Minimally invasive surgical procedures have revolutionized surgery of the paranasal sinuses. The endonasal procedure has become standard practice due to a better understanding of pathological physiology. However, malformations, previous operations and bleeding can interfere greatly with intraoperative orientation. Together with microscopy and endoscopy,(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE The exact localization of pathological anatomy is the basis of a successful operation. Malformations, tumors, or previous operations can make intraoperative orientation considerably more difficult. Navigation systems can be useful tools in such cases. METHODS The OTS is an optoelectrical navigation system which was used on 34(More)
OBJECTIVE Implantable hearing aids present a new treatment modality for patients suffering from sensorineural hearing loss. The functional gain obtained with the partially implantable Symphonix soundbridge system was evaluated in a clinical study. The audiological results achieved with n = 34 patients over a period of up to three years are presented in this(More)
Normally, active chronic suppurative otitis media is regarded as a contraindication for cochlear implantation. In case of a radical cavity after surgical treatment for cholesteatoma, the electrode covered by the epithelial lining of the mastoid will likely become exposed or extruded. Under these circumstances we suggest the subtotal petrosectomy,(More)
BACKGROUND Otogenic complications are rare but typical following acute or chronic ear infections like mastoiditis and cholesteatoma. A life-threatening sequela is the otogenic brain abscess located in the temporal lobe or cerebellum. PATIENTS At the ENT Department of the Medical University of Hannover/Germany we treated 8 patients suffering from otogenic(More)
Hintergrund und Fragestellung. Die exakte Lokalisation der Pathoanatomie ist die Grundlage eines erfolgreichen chirurgischen Eingriffs. Malformationen, Tumoren oder vorangegangene Operationen können die intraoperative Orientierung erheblich erschweren. Ein Hilfsmittel stellen Navigationssysteme dar. Methodik. Das OTS ist ein optoelektrisches(More)
Between 1988 and 1992 12 patients were seen who had findings leading subsequently to the diagnosis of tuberculosis. The average age was 50 with a range from 22 to 88 years. Women outnumbered the male by 10 to 2 cases. The number of German patients equalled that of foreign patients. Tuberculosis was mainly localised in the cervical lymph nodes in 6 cases.(More)
Sonography has provided an important addition to the tools available for the diagnosis of the soft tissues in the head and neck region. The ENT surgeon himself is able to examine pathological formations by this quick, non-invasive and, last but not least, less expensive method. Due to the high resolution of the procedure the chance of detecting even small(More)
BACKGROUND A possible use of B-scan sonography arises from the difficulty in transferring information by means of imaging to the intraoperative situation, which is now possible with navigation systems in complicated surgical procedures in the field of otolaryngology. A solution to this problem offers the intraoperative use of ultrasonography for orientation(More)