Achievements of Russian oncologists at the V Congress of the European Confederation of Otorhinolaryngologists and Surgeons in the field of head and neck
The Congress of the European Confederation of Otorhinolaryngologists and Surgeons in the Head and Neck was held in Brussels from June 29 to July 3, 2019. This is the largest event in the field of oncology, which brings together the world’s leading experts. Specialists of the Federal State Budgetary Institution “NMIC of Radiology” of the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation presented five reports on panel sections and a round table and 3 poster messages with the results of domestic developments in the treatment of head and neck oncopathologies, which received the highest assessment of the expert community.
This year’s congress was devoted to topical issues of complex treatment of head and neck oncopathologies and interdisciplinary interaction between various specialists working in the field of maxillofacial surgery, oncology, plastic surgery, endocrinology, neurosurgery. For the first time in the history of the Congress, Russian experts were honored to head the section on reconstructive surgery. According to the chairman of the section, the head of the Department of Microsurgery of the P.A. Herzen Moscow State Medical Institute – branch of the FSBI “NMIC of Radiology” of the Ministry of Health of Russia – MD, Professor A. P. Polyakova, this year the main trend of the meeting of experts was attention to ways to improve the quality of life of cancer patients, their rehabilitation, both functional and social. The same topic was also devoted to a round table held within the framework of the congress, which was led by A.P. Polyakov. According to him, the materials presented by Russian oncologists aroused great interest among foreign specialists and were highly appreciated by experts from Italy, Greece, Germany, France and America.
– We have received proposals from European colleagues to conduct joint work, meetings and training in our Center on the technologies that we presented in our reports. In particular, the specialists of the Cancer Center of Ljubljana (Slovenia) invited us to train specialists and perform a number of operations related to the transplantation of visceral complexes for the reconstruction of the upper digestive tract.
For the first time, the delegation included young scientists who presented the results of domestic developments and achievements in clinical practice in the treatment of patients with head and neck oncopathologies. I. V. Rebrikova, Senior researcher of the microsurgical Department, PhD, presented reports on the topic “Reconstruction of the upper digestive tract with autologous bioengineered flaps” and “Multidisciplinary an approach to the rehabilitation of patients with tumors of the larynx and esophagus”; A.V. Mordovsky, a junior researcher at the microsurgical department, made presentations on the topic “Reconstruction of the language: principles and functional results” and “Functional reconstruction of the language using a chimeric thoracdorsal flap and motor reinnervation”. Also, L. V. Telegina, MD, Senior Researcher of the Department of Endoscopy, presented a report on the topic “Thirty-two years of experience in combined endoscopic treatment of early and recurrent laryngeal cancer”.