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Prof. Dr. med.
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General information about me

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Curriculum vitae ( summarized )
\r\n\r\n1969 – 1974\r\n\r\nMedical School – Goettingen University, Germany\r\n\r\n1982\r\n\r\nBoard Certification in Neurosurgery ( German Facharzt )\r\n\r\n1983\r\n\r\nPromotion with the dissertation on “Hydrocephalus, surgical treatment and complications”\r\n\r\n1991\r\n\r\nCertification in Hannover, Germany\r\n\r\n1995\r\n\r\nHabilitation in Luebeck, Germany with the research work on “Surgical topographic anatomy and its relevance for micro-surgery of vascular lesions and tumors in and around the cavernous sinus”\r\n\r\n1995\r\n\r\nVenia Legendi on the Medical Faculty -University of Lübeck\r\n\r\n2003\r\n\r\nFull Professor\r\n\r\n
Professional Activity ( Posts and Positions )
\r\n\r\n1978 – 1982\r\n\r\nInternship Neurosurgical Clinic, Nordstadt Hospital, Hannover (Director: Prof. Dr. med. M. Samii)\r\n\r\n1982 – 1994\r\n\r\nAssociate Position Neurosurgical Clinic, Nordstadt Hospital, Hannover\r\n\r\n1994 – 2002\r\n\r\nHead Associate Position Neurosurgical Clinic, University Clinic, Lübeck (Director: Prof. Dr. med. H. Arnold)\r\n\r\n2002 – 2010\r\n\r\nChief of Neurosurgery, Clemens Hospital Münster, Germany\r\n\r\n2011 – 2012\r\n\r\nChief of the Spinal Center, Elisabethen Hospital, Ibbenbüren, Germany\r\n\r\n2012\r\n\r\nNeurosurgical Expertise Center, Andreas Clinic Cham/Zug, Switzerland\r\n\r\n2012\r\n\r\nAssociation with the St. Anna Clinic in Luzern, Switzerland\r\n\r\n2013\r\n\r\nFounder and Director of the German Skull Base Center Klinikum Bielefeld, Germany\r\n\r\n2014\r\n\r\nAffiliated doctor at the St. Anna Clinic in Luzern, Switzerland\r\n\r\n
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  • European Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery (ESPN)
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  • Swiss Medical Association (FMH)
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  • VAN | VAN: Association auditory neurinoma e.V.
    \r\nThe self-help group VAN “association auditory neurinoma eV “informs, advises and assists all those – whether as a patient or family member – from one auditory neuroma (AN) are affected.
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  • IGA | IGA: Interessengemeinschaft Akustikusneurinom
    \r\nIGAN The interest group acoustic neuroma is IGAN a free, non-organized self-help group in the form of a ‘loose association’, ie without legal status, no statute, no formal membership application and without a membership fee 2. The combined transnational people and institutions, the common problem have a – the brain tumor, acoustic neuroma – and the slogan ‘help themselves’ voluntarily and do something together to resolve this problem want to do after.
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Languages
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Information
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Core expertise
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  • Cranial base surgery (acoustic, acoustic neuroma)
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  • Brain tumours
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  • Spinal cord tumours
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  • Vascular neurosurgery
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  • Paediatric neurosurgery
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  • Peripheral neurosurgery
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  • Neurovascular compression syndrome
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  • Pain Management
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  • Degenerative spine conditions
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Examples
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  • Benign tumors
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    • Neurinoma (e.g.. acoustic-, trigeminal neurinoma, epidermoid)
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    • Meningeomeas (e.g. tuberculum sellae, olfactory groove, sphenoid wing, petroclival meningeoma, sinus cavernosus meningeoma, foramen magnum meningnoma, petrous apex meningeoma)
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    • Angiofibroma
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    • Papilloma
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    • Osteoma
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  • Malignant tumors
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    • Esthesioneuroblastoma
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    • Adenocarzinoma
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    • Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC)
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    • Adenoidcystic carzinoma
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    • Metastasis
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  • Pituitary gland tumors
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    • Pituitary adenoma
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    • Craniopharyngioma
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    • Rathke’s cleft cyst
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  • Bone and cartilage-derived tumors
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    • Chordoma
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    • Chondroma
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    • Osteoma
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    • Fibroma
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    • Fibrosarcoma
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    • Fibrous dysplasia
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  • Jugular foramen tumors
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    • Meningeoma
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    • Neurinoma
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    • Chemodectoma
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    • Metastasis
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  • Foramen magnum tumors
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    • Meningeoma
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    • Neurinoma
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    • Bony malformations
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    • Arnold-Chiari malformation
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  • Tumors at the craniocervical craniocervical junction
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    • Meningeoma
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    • Neurinoma
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    • Cavernoma
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  • Orbital tumor Inflammatory lesions of the skull base
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  • Traumatic and congenital lesions
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    • Enzephaloceles
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    • Abscesses
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    • Mycotic infections
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  • Traumatic and congenital vascular malformations
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    • Angioma
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    • Aneurysm
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    • Cavernoma
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    • AV malformation
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  • Traumic and congenital skull base defects
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