Leif Back

Summary

Affiliation: University of Helsinki
Country: Finland

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Assessment of submucosal radiofrequency tonsil reduction by magnetic resonance imaging
    Leif Back
    Department of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Helsinki University Central Hospital, FIN 00029 HUCH, Helsinki, Finland
    J Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 38:537-44. 2009
  2. doi request reprint The impact of pretreatment assessment of oropharynx on interstitial soft palate radiofrequency surgery outcome--a multi-center study in patients with habitual snoring
    Leif J J Bäck
    Department of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Helsinki University Central Hospital and University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    Sleep Breath 16:199-204. 2012
  3. doi request reprint Management of facial nerve schwannoma: A single institution experience
    Leif Back
    Department of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Helsinki University Central Hospital, Finland
    Acta Otolaryngol 130:1193-8. 2010
  4. doi request reprint Complication rates of radiofrequency surgery in the upper airways: a single institution experience
    Leif J J Bäck
    Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Helsinki University Central Hospital, Helsinki, Finland
    Acta Otolaryngol 129:1469-73. 2009
  5. doi request reprint Radiofrequency surgery of the soft palate in the treatment of mild obstructive sleep apnea is not effective as a single-stage procedure: A randomized single-blinded placebo-controlled trial
    Leif J J Bäck
    Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Finland
    Laryngoscope 119:1621-7. 2009
  6. doi request reprint The developing management of esthesioneuroblastoma: a single institution experience
    Leif Back
    Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Helsinki University Central Hospital, University of Helsinki, PO Box 220, 00029 Helsinki, Finland
    Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol 269:213-21. 2012
  7. doi request reprint Hypertonic saline injections to enhance the radiofrequency thermal ablation effect in the treatment of base of tongue in obstructive sleep apnoea patients: a pilot study
    Leif J J Bäck
    Department of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Helsinki University Central Hospital, Helsinki, Finland
    Acta Otolaryngol 129:302-10. 2009
  8. doi request reprint Radiofrequency ablation treatment of soft palate for patients with snoring: a systematic review of effectiveness and adverse effects
    Leif J J Bäck
    Department of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Helsinki University Central Hospital, Helsinki, Finland
    Laryngoscope 119:1241-50. 2009
  9. ncbi request reprint Oropharyngeal carcinoma and its treatment in Finland between 1995-1999: a nationwide study
    Antti A Makitie
    Department of Otorhinolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, Helsinki University Central Hospital, Helsinki, Finland
    Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol 263:139-43. 2006
  10. doi request reprint Patterns of relapse following surgery and postoperative intensity modulated radiotherapy for oral and oropharyngeal cancer
    Juhani Collan
    Department of Oncology, Helsinki University Central Hospital, Finland
    Acta Oncol 50:1119-25. 2011

Detail Information

Publications28

  1. ncbi request reprint Assessment of submucosal radiofrequency tonsil reduction by magnetic resonance imaging
    Leif Back
    Department of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Helsinki University Central Hospital, FIN 00029 HUCH, Helsinki, Finland
    J Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 38:537-44. 2009
    ..The primary objective was to assess the efficacy of submucosal radiofrequency tonsil reduction (SRFTR) in adults by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). The secondary objective was to evaluate the morbidity of SRFTR...
  2. doi request reprint The impact of pretreatment assessment of oropharynx on interstitial soft palate radiofrequency surgery outcome--a multi-center study in patients with habitual snoring
    Leif J J Bäck
    Department of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Helsinki University Central Hospital and University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    Sleep Breath 16:199-204. 2012
    ..Our aim was to investigate the correlation of systematic clinical pretreatment oropharyngeal examination scores with the efficacy of interstitial RF surgery of SP in a multi-center study...
  3. doi request reprint Management of facial nerve schwannoma: A single institution experience
    Leif Back
    Department of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Helsinki University Central Hospital, Finland
    Acta Otolaryngol 130:1193-8. 2010
    ..Difficulties in diagnosis, conservative initial steps in the management algorithm and intraoperative risks for facial nerve (FN) injury are divisive features for this tumour entity...
  4. doi request reprint Complication rates of radiofrequency surgery in the upper airways: a single institution experience
    Leif J J Bäck
    Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Helsinki University Central Hospital, Helsinki, Finland
    Acta Otolaryngol 129:1469-73. 2009
    ..Radiofrequency (RF) surgery of the upper airways appears to be a safe procedure with an acceptable incidence of minor and moderate complications...
  5. doi request reprint Radiofrequency surgery of the soft palate in the treatment of mild obstructive sleep apnea is not effective as a single-stage procedure: A randomized single-blinded placebo-controlled trial
    Leif J J Bäck
    Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Finland
    Laryngoscope 119:1621-7. 2009
    ..Due to its minimally invasive character, it has received attention in the management of mild obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS)...
  6. doi request reprint The developing management of esthesioneuroblastoma: a single institution experience
    Leif Back
    Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Helsinki University Central Hospital, University of Helsinki, PO Box 220, 00029 Helsinki, Finland
    Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol 269:213-21. 2012
    ..Multimodality therapy with long-term follow-up is preferable and should be set based on the available disease-specific classifications for clinical staging and histopathological grading...
  7. doi request reprint Hypertonic saline injections to enhance the radiofrequency thermal ablation effect in the treatment of base of tongue in obstructive sleep apnoea patients: a pilot study
    Leif J J Bäck
    Department of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Helsinki University Central Hospital, Helsinki, Finland
    Acta Otolaryngol 129:302-10. 2009
    ..No significant changes in the measured parameters were encountered, although, several of them showed a clear trend. New treatment modalities are needed to keep multilevel RFA treatment as a minimally invasive procedure...
  8. doi request reprint Radiofrequency ablation treatment of soft palate for patients with snoring: a systematic review of effectiveness and adverse effects
    Leif J J Bäck
    Department of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Helsinki University Central Hospital, Helsinki, Finland
    Laryngoscope 119:1241-50. 2009
    ..To assess the effectiveness and adverse effects of radiofrequency ablation (RFA) of soft palate (SP) in snoring...
  9. ncbi request reprint Oropharyngeal carcinoma and its treatment in Finland between 1995-1999: a nationwide study
    Antti A Makitie
    Department of Otorhinolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, Helsinki University Central Hospital, Helsinki, Finland
    Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol 263:139-43. 2006
    ..The variable treatment approach, the frequent locoregional recurrences and the moderate survival point out the need to consider new strategies in the management of OPC...
  10. doi request reprint Patterns of relapse following surgery and postoperative intensity modulated radiotherapy for oral and oropharyngeal cancer
    Juhani Collan
    Department of Oncology, Helsinki University Central Hospital, Finland
    Acta Oncol 50:1119-25. 2011
    ..To investigate the patterns of relapse following intensity modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) given after radical surgery for oral and oropharyngeal squamous cell cancer...
  11. doi request reprint Management and outcome of salivary duct carcinoma in major salivary glands
    Elina Salovaara
    Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Helsinki University Central Hospital, University of Helsinki, P O Box 220, 00029 HUCH, Helsinki, Finland
    Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol 270:281-5. 2013
    ..Diagnostics and management of these tumours need to be centralized in experienced surgical Head and Neck Oncology Centres, and new treatment strategies should be investigated...
  12. ncbi request reprint Dysphonia and dysphagia after anterior cervical decompression
    Hanna Tervonen
    Department of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Helsinki University Central Hospital, Finland
    J Neurosurg Spine 7:124-30. 2007
    ..In this paper, the authors investigate the effects of anterior cervical decompression (ACD) on swallowing and vocal function...
  13. ncbi request reprint Postlaryngectomy voice restoration using a voice prosthesis: a single institution's ten-year experience
    Antti A Makitie
    Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Helsinki University Central Hospital, Helsinki, Finland
    Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol 112:1007-10. 2003
    ..According to our 10-year experience, use of the Provox prosthesis is an effective method of postlaryngectomy voice rehabilitation, and it continues to be our preferred method of voice restoration in the majority of cases...
  14. doi request reprint A national series of 244 sinonasal cancers in Finland in 1990-2004
    Petri Koivunen
    Department of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Oulu University Hospital, Oulu, Finland
    Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol 269:615-21. 2012
    ..In conclusion, routine elective neck treatment of all sinonasal cancer patients is not recommended, but the importance of the treatment of the primary location is emphasised...
  15. ncbi request reprint Hamartoma of the larynx: an unusual cause of dyspnea
    Antti A Makitie
    Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Helsinki University Central Hospital, Helsinki, Finland
    Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol 112:841-3. 2003
    ..After the airway was secured with a tracheostomy, the tumor was resected with a CO2 laser. We present relevant aspects of this benign airway condition and its surgical management...
  16. ncbi request reprint Prevalence and physical status of human papillomavirus in squamous cell carcinomas of the head and neck
    Walter J Koskinen
    Department of Virology, Haartman Institute, University of Helsinki and HUCH Laboratory Diagnostics, Helsinki, Finland
    Int J Cancer 107:401-6. 2003
    ..Patients with episomal viral DNA were more frequently found to have large (T3-T4) tumors at diagnosis than were those with integrated or mixed forms...
  17. ncbi request reprint Phase II prospective trial of gefitinib given concurrently with cisplatin and radiotherapy in patients with locally advanced head and neck cancer
    Kauko Saarilahti
    Department of Oncology, Helsinki University Central Hospital, Helsinki, Finland
    J Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 39:269-76. 2010
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  18. doi request reprint Patterns of relapse following definitive treatment of head and neck squamous cell cancer by intensity modulated radiotherapy and weekly cisplatin
    Venla Loimu
    Department of Oncology, Helsinki University Central Hospital, Finland
    Radiother Oncol 98:34-7. 2011
    ..The 2-year rate of local control, overall survival and disease specific survival were 84%, 82% and 89%, respectively. The corresponding 5-year Kaplan-Meier estimates were 79%, 69% and 76%...
  19. ncbi request reprint Laryngeal fractures: clinical findings and considerations on suboptimal outcome
    Marko Juutilainen
    Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Helsinki University Central Hospital, Helsinki, Finland
    Acta Otolaryngol 128:213-8. 2008
    ..One-third of 33 fracture patients rated their voice after the fracture had healed as fair but altered...
  20. doi request reprint Clinical outcome of reconstruction of the lateral oropharyngeal wall with an anterolateral thigh free flap
    Päivi M Helmiö
    Department of Plastic Surgery, Helsinki University Central Hospital, Helsinki, Finland
    J Plast Surg Hand Surg 44:186-90. 2010
    ..Three patients required a permanent gastrostomy and one a permanent tracheostomy. We conclude that the ALT free flap can be used successfully for reconstruction of a lateral oropharyngeal defect with manageable postoperative morbidity...
  21. ncbi request reprint Automatic speaking valve in speech rehabilitation for laryngectomized patients
    Hanna Tervonen
    Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Helsinki University Central Hospital, P O Box 220, 00029 HUS, Helsinki, Finland
    Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol 262:816-20. 2005
    ..The FreeHands HME is a useful additional device in a selected group of laryngectomized patients. Total laryngectomy did not lower patients' HRQoL notably...
  22. ncbi request reprint Pharyngocutaneous fistula following total laryngectomy: a single institution's 10-year experience
    Antti A Makitie
    Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Helsinki University Central Hospital, P O Box 220, 00029 HUCH, Helsinki, Finland
    Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol 263:1127-30. 2006
    ..Although most fistulae close spontaneously without surgical intervention this complication leads to prolonged hospitalization and increased patient morbidity...
  23. ncbi request reprint Radiofrequency induced thermotherapy: an alternative palliative treatment modality in head and neck cancer
    Tommi Liukko
    Department of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Helsinki University Central Hospital, P O Box 220, 00029 HUCH, Helsinki, Finland
    Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol 263:532-6. 2006
    ..RFITT in head and neck cancer patients is easy to perform, well tolerated, and induces reduction in the tumour mass. Continuous evaluation of RFITT treatment modality is warranted in selected palliative care patients...
  24. doi request reprint The pedicled latissimus dorsi flap in head and neck reconstruction: an old method revisited
    Tommy Wilkman
    Department of Plastic Surgery, Helsinki University Central Hospital, Helsinki University, Helsinki, Finland
    J Reconstr Microsurg 30:163-70. 2014
    ..It possesses many of the characteristics of a free flap with the benefits of a shorter operation time and less perioperative risk. ..
  25. ncbi request reprint Extralaryngeal HPV infections in male patients with adult-onset laryngeal papillomatosis
    Leena Maija Aaltonen
    Department of Virology, Haartman Institute of the University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol 262:708-12. 2005
    ..Patients with adult-onset laryngeal papillomatosis seem to be prone to HPV infections. Primary laryngeal HPV infection in adolescence may remain latent, requiring cofactors to develop into the clinical disease...
  26. ncbi request reprint Microdialysis in clinical practice: monitoring intraoral free flaps
    Janne Jyränki
    Department of Plastic Surgery, Helsinki University Hospital, Helsinki, Finland
    Ann Plast Surg 56:387-93. 2006
    ..This is especially useful in buried flaps when clinical monitoring is difficult. Microdialysis may also reduce the patient discomfort caused by repeated clinical examination of the flap...
  27. ncbi request reprint Otologic consequences of blast exposure: a Finnish case study of a shopping mall bomb explosion
    Roderik Mrena
    Department of ORL, Helsinki University Central Hospital, Helsinki, Finland
    Acta Otolaryngol 124:946-52. 2004
    ..We investigated the acute and subacute otologic consequences of the explosion...
  28. ncbi request reprint Fungal infection of the epiglottis simulating a clinical malignancy
    Antti A Makitie
    Department of Otorhinolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, Helsinki University Central Hospital, FIN 00029 HUCH, Helsinki, Finland
    Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 129:124-6. 2003
    ..We propose that the diagnosis of laryngeal candidiasis be considered in adult patients with certain predisposing factors, eg, immunodeficiency syndromes, but the possibility of underlying malignancy must be ruled out...