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83. Jahresversammlung der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Hals-Nasen-Ohren-Heilkunde, Kopf- und Hals-Chirurgie e. V.

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Hals-Nasen-Ohren-Heilkunde, Kopf- und Hals-Chirurgie e. V.

16.05. - 20.05.2012, Mainz

An interdisciplinary journey on the frontiers of head and neck surgery (head and neck surgery and neurosurgery)

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  • corresponding author Laszlo Koltai - Nationalinstitut für Onkologie, Budapest, Ungarn
  • Gusztav Gulyas - Nationalinstitut für Onkologie, Budapest, Ungarn
  • Andras Boer - Nationalinstitut für Onkologie, Budapest, Ungarn
  • Orsolya Zambo - Nationalinstitut für Onkologie, Budapest, Ungarn
  • Maria Godeny - Nationalinstitut für Onkologie, Budapest, Ungarn

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Hals-Nasen-Ohren-Heilkunde, Kopf- und Hals-Chirurgie. 83. Jahresversammlung der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Hals-Nasen-Ohren-Heilkunde, Kopf- und Hals-Chirurgie. Mainz, 16.-20.05.2012. Düsseldorf: German Medical Science GMS Publishing House; 2012. Doc12hnod251

doi: 10.3205/12hnod251, urn:nbn:de:0183-12hnod2519

Veröffentlicht: 4. April 2012

© 2012 Koltai et al.
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Goal: Skin tumours – except for melanoma – are among tumorous diseases that can be relatively well treated by primary treatments using a number of established operative techniques in the possession of a potential for early diagnosis.

It is easy to understand that due to the anatomical vicinity of a number of vital organs in the head and neck region, however, growth of tumours may generate problems within a shorter timeframe in terms of the patient’s situation and the surgical solutions. By the time of surgery, treatment of neglected, indolent or mistreated patients may grow to be a problem where a single specialist’s professional competency will be insufficient for a solution. Treatment of such patients cannot be refused in a national institution, but it represents a professional challenge that calls for cooperation with partner disciplines.

Method: In our presentation, we describe a case of a patient with a scalp tumour who was brought to doctors’ attention with defects that could have been easily treated at an earlier date. With such treatments missed, time elapsed and the tumour grown, our patient ended up in a situation where successful solution was achieved through cooperation between a head and neck surgeon and a neurosurgeon.

Results: In our case, surgery resulted in a condition that is satisfactory in terms of oncology and acceptable in terms of aesthetics in the short and long term alike.

Conclusions: Our presentation points out a few considerations that may be significant to know prior to and during surgery, for a complete success.

On the aggregate, it is established that an interdisciplinary approach to surgical treatment provides a better chance of achieving excellent therapeutic results in case of advanced tumorous diseases.