Ulf-Dietrich Braumann

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BACKGROUND Radical hysterectomy based on empirical surgical anatomy to achieve a wide tumour resection is currently applied to treat early cervical cancer. Total mesometrial resection (TMMR) removes the embryologically defined uterovaginal (Müllerian) compartment except its distal part. Non-Müllerian paracervical and paravaginal tissues may remain in situ(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to determine the frequency of diaphragm involvement (DI) in cases of International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO) stage IIIC and IV primary epithelial ovarian, fallopian tube, or peritoneal cancer; the frequency of use of different surgical techniques in managing diaphragm implants; and the(More)
Infrared (IR) spectroscopic imaging coupled with microscopy has been used to investigate thin sections of cervix uteri encompassing normal tissue, precancerous structures, and squamous cell carcinoma. Methods for unsupervised distinction of tissue types based on IR spectroscopy were developed. One-hundred and twenty-two images of cervical tissue were(More)
The analysis of the three-dimensional (3-D) structure of tumoral invasion fronts of carcinoma of the uterine cervix is the prerequisite for understanding their architectural-functional relationship. The variation range of the invasion patterns known so far reaches from a smooth tumor-host boundary surface to more diffusely spreading patterns, which all are(More)
BACKGROUND Local tumor spread of cervical cancer is currently considered as radial progressive intra- and extracervical permeation. For radical tumor resection or radiation the inclusion of a wide envelope of tumor-free tissue is demanded. However, this concept may lead to considerable treatment-related morbidity and does not prevent local relapse. We(More)
We present a neural architecture for gesture-based interaction between a mobile robot and human users. One crucial problem for natural interface techniques is the robustness under highly varying environmental conditions. Therefore, we propose a multiple cue approach for the localisation of a potential user in the operation eld, followed by the aquisition(More)
BACKGROUND Analyses of the pore size distribution in 3D matrices such as the cell-hydrogel interface are very useful when studying changes and modifications produced as a result of cellular growth and proliferation within the matrix, as pore size distribution plays an important role in the signaling and microenvironment stimuli imparted to the cells.(More)
The goal of nonparametric image registration lies in the solution of highly nonlinear partial differential equations. We present a new partial differential equation for the nonlinear image registration that can be used for the registration of images with textured and complex shaped motifs. The new equation allows to control the vortex structure in the(More)
BACKGROUND Malignant growth and invasiveness of cancers is a function of both intratumoral and stromal factors. The accessibility to nutrients, oxygen and growth factors, the stromal composition, and the interference with the immune system all shape the tumor invasion front. A recent study has shown a prognostic difference with respect to different invasion(More)
physiologically motivated (see [15]) colour space corresponds to the deviation in illumination from typical daylight. By a process, the cluster is transformed so that its elongation will be along the achromatic axis. So we can ensure equal colour sensations under different lighting conditions (see 1st and 2nd figure below). The skin colour classification(More)