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AIM The aim of this study was to assess the long-term results of autologous submandibular gland transfer for surgical correction of severe keratoconjunctivitis sicca. PATIENTS AND METHODS A survey was undertaken of 32 patients who had undergone submandibular gland transfer (42 glands) and by following up 11 patients (15 glands) for 5-10 years. Subjective(More)
OBJECTIVE This study aimed to examine the long-term qualitative and quantitative function of the secretion of transplanted autologous submandibular glands in patients with most severe keratoconjunctivitis sicca. DESIGN The study design was clinical. PARTICIPANTS The authors performed 26 operation in 22 patients. A complete ophthalmologic examination was(More)
The objective of this paper is to evaluate the predictability of preoperative tumour bone invasion of the mandible by squamous cell carcinoma of the oral cavity using CT, cone-beam CT and bone scintigraphy with SPECT. Eighty-four patients who had received CT, SPECT or cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT), as well as a further 48 patients who undergone all(More)
Chirurgische Eingriffe unter Lokalanästhesie finden nicht selten ihre Limitationen in der individuellen Compliance und Belastbarkeit des Patienten. Eine Alternative zur Behandlung unter Sedierung oder Allgemeinnarkose könnte die Anwendung von Hypnose darstellen. Nachdem ein einjähriger klinischer Einsatz des Verfahrens in unserer Klinik interessante(More)
Patients with Van der Woude syndrome typically present with cleft lip, cleft lip and palate, or with cleft palate only. In contrast to non-syndromic cleft lip and/or palate, Van der Woude syndrome typically is characterized by bilateral, paramedian lower-lip pits. Popliteal pterygium syndrome shares features with Van der Woude syndrome, but, in addition, is(More)
Despite the popularity of the donor region 'laterodorsal calf' with the fibula, the flexor muscles and the overlying skin for microsurgical bone and soft tissue transfer some limitations and possible pitfalls have to be considered. We report on 93 patients who had 96 reconstructions, 65 with and 31 without soft tissue transfer in 8 years using microvascular(More)
AIM To introduce a minimally invasive operation to improve the condition of the soft tissues around the implants in an atrophied mandible, at the same time, as uncovering the implants. PATIENTS AND METHOD A multiple-flap transposition vestibuloplasty was done in 11 patients after the insertion of four implants in the interforaminal region of an atrophied(More)
INTRODUCTION An autologous submandibular gland can be transplanted to the temporal fossa and following microvascular anastomosis to the temporal artery and vein and implantation of the secretory duct into the superotemporal conjunctival fornix to provide continuous substitute lubrication. Here we report our experiences with this procedure. PATIENTS AND(More)
The surgical technique introduced in this work describes a modification of the rotation skin flap that includes the platysma muscle in order to improve the blood supply of the flap. This modified rotation flap enables sufficient reconstruction of extended regions following ablative surgery of the head and neck. The anatomy and clinical application of a(More)
BACKGROUND In absolute dry eyes the use of pharmaceutical lubricants can be insufficient to prevent progressive conjunctival and corneal epitheliopathy and the severe symptoms associated. In this situation a microvascular autologous submandibular gland transplant can be used to continuously provide a natural tear substitute. We studied the effect of this(More)