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OBJECTIVE Description of a new neurovascular island flap derived from the infrahyoid muscles to reconstruct a total tongue or large defects of the tongue base. The surgical technique, anatomic findings, and the postoperative function tests with the patients' outcome are described. Eleven patients had tongue cancer, 5 at a T2 stage, 3 at a T3 stage, and 3 at(More)
Surgical treatment of tongue cancer can lead to extended defunctionalization, depending upon the size and localisation of the defect. Great problems of swallowing arise after total glossectomy or extensive resections of the base of the tongue even after reconstruction with myocutaneous island flaps or free flaps. We developed a neuromuscular island flap(More)
The principle of operative voice rehabilitation after laryngectomy consists in forming a shunt between trachea and hypopharynx. The results of voice rehabilitation are generally good. Aspiration is the main disadvantage of this method, which negatively affects the quality of life. We modified the jejunum siphon of Ehrenberger and used this shunt operation(More)
An anatomic and topographic study of the lateral upper arm free flap for the clinical use in reconstruction. Defects of the laryngopharynx and the oral cavity after cancer ablation are increasingly reconstructed by free microvascular anastomosed tissue transfer. Besides the jejunum transplant we use the free radial forearm flap frequently. This flap is(More)
UNLABELLED Partial pharyngectomy combined with subtotal laryngectomy results in permanent tracheostomy and long lasting swallowing difficulties in many cases. Based on our prior experimental and clinical studies on laryngeal chondrosynthesis the objectives of this project were to develop a method for reconstruction of up to two thirds of the larynx and one(More)
BACKGROUND The infrahyoid muscles (IHM) are very useful as a neurovascular myofascial flap in plastic reconstructive surgery of the upper aerodigestive tract, especially for restoration of the muscular component in larger tongue defects. As a base for further postoperative investigations on the function of transferred IHM this first part of the study(More)
We developed a mouse model in a representative human derived head and neck cancer cell line for preclinical studies to evaluate antitumor response, tumor-free survival and host toxicity of alkylating agents, antimetabolites, platinum analogs and taxanes alone or in combination. Ninety athymic NMRI mice were inoculated with human derived oral squamous cell(More)
BACKGROUND In comparison to cochlear or nerval generated ear noises, pulsatile tinnitus is a rare condition. Due to its own etiology, specific diagnostic steps are necessary. PATIENTS We present 6 patients with pulsating tinnitus as the leading symptom. By means of these cases the various etiologies, rational diagnosis and therapy will be discussed. (More)
BACKGROUND Free fasciocutaneous flap transplantation is a versatile method for soft tissue reconstruction. This clinical study points out differences between the radial forearm flap and the lateral arm flap. METHODS We used the radial forearm flap in 36 patients following tumor ablation and in 11 patients we used the lateral arm flap for soft tissue(More)