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UNLABELLED Bone destruction in chronic otitis media with cholesteatoma is a common phenomenon. Expanding growth of cholesteatoma in the middle ear causes ischemia of the mucosa and bones with granulation tissue production. THE AIM OF THIS STUDY was to assess the expression and distribution of the key regulators of bone destruction: osteoprotegerin (OPG),… (More)
Schwannoma of the head and neck may develop from many nerves, i.e. cranial or spinal. The authors described malignant schwannoma of infraorbital nerve. Patient was treated by combined method: in first step chemotherapy, in second surgical excision with 2 year disease-free survival.
Authors present a rare case of the papillary thyroid carcinoma in thyroglossal duct cyst in a 40 year-old woman. Preoperative assessment (palpation and ultrasonography) showed symptoms of typical thyroglossal duct cyst and the final diagnosis was established after histopathological examination of the surgical specimen. Epidemiology, diagnostic methods and… (More)
UNLABELLED Surgery is the most effective method of improving hearing in patients with otosclerosis. The level of improvement depends on the stage of the disease and the chosen surgical method. THE AIM OF THIS STUDY is to present hearing results in patients treated surgically by means of different types of prostheses and methods of vestibule sealing. … (More)
Słowa kluczowe: brodawczaki przewodu słuchowego zewnętrznego, leczenie, laser CO 2 Introduction. Papillomas are rare benign tumours of the external auditory canal (EAC). The treatment of papillomas is difficult due to recurrences and postoperative stenoses of EAC. Aim. The aim of this work was to present an alternative method of surgical treatment of… (More)
UNLABELLED Acquired post inflammatory external auditory canal atresia is a rear complication of external ear disease. It is presented as a connective tissue scar in bony part of external auditory canal. The aim of this study is clinical and epidemiological analysis and presentation of diagnostics and treatment results of patients with atresia treated in the… (More)
The article by E. Yorgancilar et al.  presents interesting and very important clinical observations. The authors described clinical data and therapeutic approach to 121 patients with EC and IC complications of CSOM. They presented methods of treatment and epidemiological data of these complications (the most common was subperios-teal abscess—28.3 % and… (More)
A case of chemodectoma in 58 year old woman is presented. The tumour was located in the parapharyngeal space. During preoperative arteriography and embolization a hemiparesis was noticed, probably caused by the thrombus in the cerebral medial artery. Early radiological examination of brain arteries allowed to perform specific treatment in only two hours… (More)
The surgical treatment of head and neck cancer can be limited by the risk of postoperative complications, both local and medical. When it occurs, it usually leads to prolonged length of stay after the surgery and sometimes can be life-threatening. Early identification of risk factors based on clinical data is essential and is helpful in medical treatment.