Nicolien Van der Poel

Nicolien Van der Poel
Universitair Ziekenhuis Antwerpen | UZA · Department of Otolaryngology

Doctor of Medicine

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1.The use of a purely endoscopic approach (Draf 2a frontal sinusotomy) is a viable and safe approach for the surgical management of PPT.2.In PPT associated with intracranial complications, we do not believe that endoscopic drainage is contra-indicated.3.The key factor in the management of PPT is early diagnosis and good multidisciplinary collaborat...
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In addition to causing nasal septum perforation, cocaine abuse can cause extensive destruction of the osteocartilaginous structures of the nose. The clinical picture can mimic other diseases, such as vasculitis and lymphoma. Here we describe 3 patients with nasal deformities. One patient, a 39-year-old woman, had a large cocaine-related septum perf...
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Objectives The aim of this study is to investigate the efficacy of equimolar mixture of 50% nitrous oxide and oxygen (EMONO) to obtain conscious sedation for otolaryngologic examinations and minor Ear-Nose-Throat (ENT) procedures in children with or without comorbidities. Methods Retrospective analysis of patient records from all children who were...
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PurposeIn this study, the efficacy and feasibility of melatonin in young children with and without comorbidities, undergoing auditory brainstem response audiometry (ABR) was evaluated. The aim of this study was primarily to evaluate the use of melatonin for ABR investigations in children with comorbidities. Second, the efficacy of melatonin was eva...
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Juvenile nasopharyngeal angiofibroma is a rare, highly vascular tumor that originates from the pterygopalatine fossa and occurs almost exclusively in adolescent boys. Localizations outside the nasopharynx are uncommon. In this case report, the case of a 6-year-old girl with an ethmoidal angiofibroma is presented. Because of the localization, this w...
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Vallecular cysts (VCs) are a rare clinical entity in infants. In this report, we discuss 4 infants presenting with respiratory and feeding problems caused by VCs. The diagnosis was established by awake flexible endoscopy and was confirmed and treated using direct laryngoscopy. Marsupialization, with cold steel microsurgical instruments, was perform...
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Purpose: Septic cavernous sinus thrombosis (CST) is a rare complication of infections in the head and neck area. CST is notorious for its bad prognosis, with high mortality and morbidity rates described in literature. However, these rates are based on old series. We question whether the prognosis of CST is currently still as devastating. The prima...
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Purpose: To present nine new cases of superior ophthalmic vein thrombosis (SOVT) and compare these with the literature, and to assess the impact of SOVT for the clinician. Methods: Using the data bases of the Department of Ophthalmology of the AMC, we searched for patients with radiologically evidenced SOVT between January 2006 and December 2014. I...
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Background: A possible complication of frontal sinus obliteration with fat is the formation of mucoceles. We studied the prevalence of mucoceles as well as and the need for revision surgery. Methods: Retrospective case review of forty consecutive patients undergoing frontal sinus obliteration from September 1995 to February 2012 for chronic rhin...
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Orbital cellulitis is a rare disease usually caused by sinusitis. Generally, the prognosis of both preseptal cellulitis and orbital cellulitis is favourable. Radiological distinction should be made between an orbital abscess and subperiosteal empyema. Theoretically, empyema is more accessible to antibiotics and, as it arises in a pre-existing anato...
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Orbital cellulitis is a rare disease usually caused by sinusitis. Generally, the prognosis of both preseptal cellulitis and orbital cellulitis is favourable. Radiological distinction should be made between an orbital abscess and subperiosteal empyema. Theoretically, empyema is more accessible to antibiotics and, as it arises in a pre-existing anato...
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A 68-year-old man was referred to the Department of Otolaryngology because of a swelling of his neck and hoarseness. CT imaging of his neck revealed a cystic mass in the larynx as well as in the neck, with an air-fluid level. The diagnosis 'laryngopyocele' was made.
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Intrauterine insemination (IUI) is a recommended treatment for unexplained subfertility. The treatment involves the direct delivery of spermatozoa into the uterus using a catheter. Many factors influence the success of IUI treatments including the type of catheter used. To compare pregnancy-related outcomes from women undergoing intrauterine insemi...
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Endometriomata are a form of ovarian endometriosis, classified as cysts within the ovaries. They are a common cause of subfertility and pelvic pain. This review aimed to determine which treatment approach was better for women with subfertility and endometriomata who were undergoing assisted reproductive technology (ART). Four trials were identified...

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