Willem P Godefroy

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OBJECTIVE To determine the natural history and long-term quality-of-life (QOL) outcome after conservative treatment for vestibular schwannoma. STUDY DESIGN Prospective study conducted in a university-based tertiary referral center. PATIENTS A total of 70 vestibular schwannoma patients who were initially included in the wait and scan protocol between(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate illness perceptions, coping behavior, and quality of life (QOL) in patients with vestibular schwannoma (VS) at diagnosis. STUDY DESIGN Prospective patient analysis. SETTING University Teaching Hospital, tertiary care clinic. PATIENTS Consecutive patients with VS (n = 80) completed a set of questionnaires at diagnosis to assess(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate clinical outcome with regard to the amount of residual tumor after surgery for large vestibular schwannoma. PATIENTS Between January 2000 and December 2005, 51 large vestibular schwannoma tumors with extrameatal diameter of 2.6 cm or greater (mean, 32 mm; median, 30 mm; range, 26-50 mm) were operated using the translabyrinthine(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the impact of translabyrinthine surgery on the quality of life in vestibular schwannoma patients with rotatory vertigo. STUDY DESIGN Prospective study in 18 vestibular schwannoma patients. SETTING The study was conducted in a multispecialty tertiary care clinic. PARTICIPANTS All 18 patients had a unilateral intracanalicular(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate functional recovery after facial-hypoglossal nerve transfer with direct coaptation of the intratemporal part of the facial nerve. STUDY DESIGN Retrospective study. SETTING University-based tertiary referral center. PATIENTS Nine patients who underwent facial-hypoglossal transfer surgery between 2001 and 2006 to treat a unilateral(More)
The aim of reconstructive nasal surgery is not only to rebuild all or part of the nose but also to blend and tailor the new and old tissues in such a way as to create the best possible result. Although a variety of reconstructive options exist, local or regional skin flaps are one of the most powerful reconstructive tools for the reconstruction of cutaneous(More)
OBJECTIVES We describe our experience in the reconstruction of large 3-layer lip defects using free revascularized lower-arm and fibula flaps. METHODS Between 2005 and 2009, nine patients underwent free-flap reconstruction after oncological surgery involving the lip and chin with or without mandibular involvement. The flap techniques are described, and(More)
OBJECTIVE To identify incidence of vestibular schwannoma (VS) in The Netherlands. Determining incidence of VS poses considerable challenges given the lack of complete epidemiologic data. STUDY DESIGN Retrospective patient review. SETTING Tertiary referral center. PATIENTS Patients with VS in The Netherlands. Data on patients with VS during 2001 to(More)
OBJECTIVES To establish a prognostication method based on our own results of vestibular schwannoma surgery. DESIGN Retrospective data analysis. SETTING Tertiary referral centre. PARTICIPANTS 141 ambulatory patients operated for unilateral vestibular schwannoma by the translabyrinthine approach in the period 1996--2003. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES Facial(More)
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