Mechanical testing of implants and prostheses on body donors

  • Testing and training laboratory
  • Prototype testing and histological processing of human cadaver specimens
  • Plastination


Prof. Dr.
Thomas Lenarz
Clinic Management
Ear, Nose and Throat Clinic
Peter Erfurt


Daniel Schurzig, Markus Pietsch,Peter Erfurt, Andrej Kral
A Cochlear Scaling Model for Accurate Anatomy Evaluation and Frequency Allocation in Cochlear Implantation
(2021) Hearing Research 403(5):108166 Follow journal DOI: 10.1016/j.heares.2020.108166

Stefan Lyutenski, Peter Erfurt, Matthias Ochs, Thomas Lenarz
Corrosion casting of the temporal bone: Review of the technique (2020).
Annals of Anatomy - Anatomical Scoreboard 230(3):151518 DOI: 10.1016/j.aanat.2020.151518.

Daniel Sieber, Peter Erfurt, Samuel John, Gabriel Ribeiro Dos Santos, Daniel Schurzig, Mads Sølvsten Sørensen, Thomas Lenarz (2019)
The OpenEar library of 3D models of the human temporal bone based on computed tomography and micro-slicing | 6:180297 | DOI: 10.1038/sdata.2018.297

Silke HüglSilke HüglPeter ErfurtPeter ErfurtThomas LenarzShow all 5 authorsThomas S RauThomas S Rau
Reconstruction accuracy of an automated serial cross-sectional preparation technique for morphological human temporal bone imaging.
(2019) Current Directions in Biomedical Engineering 5(1):191-194 DOI: 10.1515/cdbme-2019-0049.

Thomas S. Rau1 - Lenka Harbach1 - Nick Pawsey2 - Marcel Kluge1 - Peter Erfurt1 - Thomas Lenarz1,3 - Omid Majdani1,3
Insertion trauma of a cochlear implant electrode array with Nitinol inlay
Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol DOI 10.1007/s00405-016-3995-z.


Markus Pietsch, Lukas Aguirre Davila, Peter Erfurt, Andrej Kral
Publisher Correction: Spiral Form of the Human Cochlea Results from Spatial Constraints
(2018) Scientific Reports 8(1) DOI: 10.1038/s41598-018-25325-8.

S Lyutenski, Max Timm, Peter Erfurt, Anja Maria Giesemann
Accuracy of preoperative cochlear length determination using CBCT and HR MR imaging
(2018) Laryngo-Rhino Otology 97 Follow journal DOI: 10.1055/s-0038-1640473.


Markus Pietsch, Lukas Aguirre Davila, Peter Erfurt, Andrej Kral
Spiral Form of the Human Cochlea Results from Spatial Constraints
(2017) Scientific Reports 7(1) DOI: 10.1038/s41598-017-07795-4.

Briggs RJS, Tykocinski M, Xu J, Risi F, Svehla M, Cowan R, Stöver T, Erfurt P, Lenarz T (2006).
Comparison of round window and cochleostomy approaches with a prototype hearing preservation electrode.
Audiol Neurotol 11:42-48. doi:10.1159/0000956.

Stöver T, Issing P, Graurock G, Erfurt P, ElBeltagy Y, Paasche G, Lenarz T (2005).
Evaluation of the advance off-stylet insertion technique and the cochlear insertion tool in temporal bones.
Otol Neurotol 26:1161-1170. doi:10.1097/01.mao.0000179527.


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Embedding, epoxy, hard polishing, inner ear, middle ear, midbrain, cochlear implant, cadaver studies, corrosion casting human inner ear.

Peter Erfurt

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30625 Hanover