University Hospital Heidelberg

Heidelberg, Germany


Diagnosis of middle ear congenital anomaly (program ID: 101957)


Peter. K. Plinkert

Prof. Dr. med.

Peter. K. Plinkert

Department of Otolaryngology

Specialized in: otolaryngology

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The patient is in the center of all efforts in the Department of Otolaryngology at the Heidelberg University Hospital. The chief physician of the Department is Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. P. K. Plinkert. With respect to the clinical picture, there are provided specialized consultations as well as there are used innovative therapy forms and specialized surgical techniques. As the Department of Otolaryngology at the Heidelberg University Hospital is equipped with the latest medical advances, it provides the full range of services in the field of otolaryngology. The Department specializes in oncology, otology, rhinology and laryngology. Due to the integration into the Department of Head, there is ensured an interdisciplinary approach to the treatment.

The Department of Otolaryngology at the Heidelberg University Hospital has 3,5 operating rooms in the central surgical unit. They are equipped with the state-of-the-art microscopes, digital endoscopes and video appliances. Of special note is a shared CT system used for intraoperative CT examinations. Moreover, intraoperative neuronavigation can be carried out here. The outpatient department includes 7 fully equipped examination cabins, outpatient surgical unit and also diagnostic unit, where all technical examinations in the fields of audiology, neurootology, rhinology and laryngology can be performed.

The range of services of the Department of Otolaryngology under the direction of Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. P. K. Plinkert, includes, i.a.:

  • Diseases and microsurgery of the ear
  • Balance disorders
  • Malignant diseases of head and neck
  • Diseases of paranasal sinuses
  • Electrophysiologic diagnosis in otolaryngology
  • Bone conduction hearing aid BAHA
  • Rehabilitation of the face by means of epitheses
  • Consultations on laryngology / Heidelberg Voice Center
  • CI-Rehabilitation Center
  • Phoniatrics and pedaudiology
  • Diving medicine
  • Allergology      

Program includes:

  • Initial presentation in the clinic
  • clinical history taking
  • physical examination
  • review of medical records
  • laboratory tests:
    • complete blood count
    • biochemical analysis of blood
    • indicators of inflammation (CRP, ESR)
    • indicators blood coagulation
  • otorhinolaryngological examination:
    • otoscopy
    • Dix-Hallpike testing
    • nystagmus  testing:
      • spontaneous nystagmus
      • positional nystagmus
      • artificial nystagmus  testing
    • speech audiometry 
    • tympanometry 
    • eustachian tube testing
    • testing of blood pressure and buzzing
      for tinnitus examination
    • otoacoustic emission test
    • brainstem audiometry 
    • VEMP testing
      (Vestibular evoked Myogenic Potential)
    • video head impulse testing 
    • eye movement testing
    • CT of petrous pyramid
    • contrast-enhanced MR 
      imaging on labyrinth in 3D
  • nursing services
  • consultation of related specialists
  • treatment by chief physician and all leading experts
  • explanation of individual treatment plan
  • written statement
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