Thomas Günther Lesser

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The role of microvascular decompression (MVD) in the management of trigeminal neuralgia, hemifacial spasms and glossopharyngeal neuralgia is well-established. However, controversy persisted as to the use of MVD in cochleovestibular neurovascular compression syndrome. This report provides a review of all the published studies on MVD of the eighth (8th) nerve(More)
Unilateral flooding of the lung after intubation with a double-lumen tube makes intraoperative sonography of the lung during video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery possible. After flooding with 15 ml/kg, the arterial partial oxygen pressure (with FiO2=1.0) is higher than that in total atelectasis by about 100 mmHg, while it is only slightly less than that(More)
A sonographic examination of the lung has so far been impossible because of sound reflection. In conjunction with video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery, lung sonography would be helpful to make up for the lack of direct palpation. Animal experiments with pigs were performed to find out whether lung sonography becomes possible following bronchoalveolar(More)
OBJECTIVE The LigaSure device has been demonstrated to be safe for systemic vessels up to 7 mm in diameter, although its use in thoracic surgery remains understudied. We aimed to evaluate the safety of LigaSure for pulmonary artery sealing. METHODS In 30 cases of open lung lobectomy, 15 small pulmonary arteries (diameter, 3-5 mm) and 15 thick pulmonary(More)
BACKGROUND Sonography has become the imaging technique of choice for guiding intraoperative interventions in abdominal surgery. Due to artefacts from residual air content, however, videothoracoscopic and open intraoperative ultrasound-guided thermoablation of lung malignancies are impossible. Lung flooding is a new method that allows complete ultrasound(More)
BACKGROUND Videothoracoscopic lung sonography after partial fluid instillation could be a new method for endoscopic detection of lung lesions. Histopathological consequences of unilateral diagnostic or therapeutic lung flooding under bronchoalveolar lavage has yet to be defined. The aim of the study was to investigate histological and immunohistological(More)
Unilateral flooding of the lung after intubation with a double-lumen tube enables intraoperative sonography of the lung tissue. The flooding restricts the pulmonary blood stream of the flooded lung in a relevant degree and thus reduces the right-to-left shunt volume. The deficient perfusion of the lung tissue during the flooded phase might cause capillary(More)
The percutaneous infrainguinal stent (PSI) register study aimed to collate all percutaneous endovascular procedures for infrainguinal peripheral arterial occlusive disease (PAOD) conducted in 74 German vascular centers between September and November 2015 (3 months). In order to obtain representative results all consecutive treatment procedures had to be(More)