Thomas Sidiras

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BACKGROUND We present the results of a prospective study concerning the use of a surgical-ultrasound device (use of ultrasound mechanical vibrations in the tonsil tissue with denaturizing effect on collagen and proteins for tonsil ablation, coablation) for the therapy of non-infectious tonsillar hyperplasia resulting in upper airway obstruction in(More)
PURPOSE The efficacy and toxicity of neoadjuvant chemotherapy followed by radiotherapy and concurrent chemoradiotherapy and their impact on larynx preservation have been studied in patients with advanced (stage III, IVa, and IVb) squamous cell cancer of the larynx. PATIENTS AND METHODS Fifty patients were treated with either 2-4 cycles of induction(More)
The benefit of the effect of chemotherapy in patients with advanced head and neck squamous cell tumors have been demonstrated by recent meta-analyses of randomized studies. However, the role of chemotherapy-especially in advanced oral cancer-is not fully clear, because of the very small amount of phase II literature available. From January 1994 to December(More)
Nonneoplastic disorders of the parotid gland, such as chronic recurrent parotitis, asymptomatic gland enlargement, or salivary fistulae, are therapeutic problems. Surgical removal of the gland is often difficult, since scar tissue may be present in these benign diseases. Therefore, alternative treatment methods, such as ligation of Stensen's duct,(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe the nasal side effects of postmenopausal women suffering from osteoporosis and being treated with intranasal calcitonine (InC). METHOD Two women who presented with nasal complaints, were diagnosed as having nasal septum perforation and septum-concha inferior synechiae respectively. Both were receiving treatment with InC for(More)
Myoepithelioma of the larynx is a very rare tumor with nonspecific local symptoms. We present the second known case, focusing on the peculiarities of the differential diagnosis for this type of tumor that are crucial for the right histologic diagnosis and furthermore for the therapeutic outcome.We report a 37-year-old male presenting with hoarseness and(More)
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