University Hospital Cologne

Cologne, Germany

Treatment of сervical paraganglioma with surgical resection (program ID: 163545)

Karl-Bernd Hüttenbrink

Prof. Dr. med.

Karl-Bernd Hüttenbrink

Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery

Specialized in: otolaryngology

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  • 1970 Abitur am Gymnasium Petrinum, Brilon
  • 1970-1976 Medizinstudent an den Universitäten Düsseldorf und Montpellier, Frankreich
  • 1977/1978 Medizinalassistenzzeit und Promotion
  • 1978-1979 Wehrdienst als Stabsarzt in einem Fallschirmjägerbataillon
  • 1979-1993 HNO-Ausbildung an der HNO-Universitätsklinik Münster, Direktor: Prof. Dr. H. Feldmann
  • 1988 Habilitation für das Fach HNO an der Med. Fakultät der Universität Münster
  • 1993 Berufung zum Direktor der HNO-Universitätsklinik Dresden
  • 2004 Berufung zum Direktor der HNO-Universitätsklinik Köln


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The Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery of the University Hospital Cologne under the direction of Univ.-Prof. Dr. Karl-Bernd Hüttenbrink provides the full range of diagnostic and therapeutic services in the field of otolaryngology, comprising head and neck surgery, plastic surgery, disorders of the vocal cords and voice, including logopedics and allergology. The Department deals with the academic tasks, involving inpatient care, teaching and academic science. Structurally, the department is divided into an outpatient center, an inpatient center and a surgery center. All the centers are located in the building 23 within the University Hospital Cologne.

The Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery of the University Hospital Cologne in Germany, headed by Univ.-Prof. Dr. Karl-Bernd Hüttenbrink, has 5 state-of-the-art operating rooms. The operations can be performed with the use of local and general anesthesia. The Department cooperates with the specially trained anesthesiologists for this purpose. Every operating room of the Department has an operating microscope. Furthermore, laser equipment can be used in every operating room as well as there can be carried out the endoscopic surgery with a display on the computer screen. It is possible to receive the digital display of the patient data as well as his X-ray images, MRI and CT results in every operating room.

The priority areas of the Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery of the University Hospital Cologne in Germany, headed by Univ.-Prof. Dr. Karl-Bernd Hüttenbrink, are:

  • Diseases of the salivary glands and larynx;
  • Middle ear surgery;
  • Tumors of ear, nose and ear area;
  • Cochlear Implant Center;
  • Treatment of nose- and sinuses diseases;
  • Auditory / olfactory and taste center
  • Allergy-related reactions in the area of ear / nose.

Program includes:

  • Initial presentation in the clinic
  • clinical history taking
  • review of medical records
  • physical examination
  • laboratory tests:
    • complete blood count
    • biochemical analysis of blood
    • TSH-basal, fT3, fT4
    • tumor markers
    • inflammation indicators (CRP, ESR)
    • indicators blood coagulation
  • CT/MRI of the head, neck
  • general otolaryngological examination
  • preoperative care
  • surgical resection of paraganglioma
  • histologically and immunohistochemically
    examination of the remote tissues
  • symptomatic treatment
  • control examinations
  • the cost of essential medicines and materials
  • nursing services
  • full hospital accommodation in 2 bedded room 
  • explanation of future recommendations
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