ENT, Skull Base and Transorbital Surgery Specialist

  1. *Lubbe D, Fagan JJ. South African survey of disinfection techniques for the flexible nasopharyngoscope. J Laryngol Otol 2003, 117(10): 811-4 (Cited 10 times; Impact factor = 0.681)
  2. *Lubbe D, Fagan JJ. Reviewing the risks involved in using homograft ossicles in ossicular reconstruction procedures. J Laryngol Otol. 2003 Oct;117(10):811-4 (Cited 6 times; Impact factor = 0.681)
  3. *Lubbe D, Fagan JJ, Gardiner I. An Unusual Orbital Foreign Body Resulting in the Orbital Apex Syndrome: Report of a Case. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2005;131:526-8 (Cited 2 times; Impact factor = 1.78, 5yr impact factor =2.19)
  4. Raynham OW, Lubbe DE, Fagan JJ. Tracheal stenosis: Preventable morbidity on the increase in our intensive care units. S Afr Med J. 2005;95(3): 645-6 (Cited 5 times; impact factor = 1.702; 5yr impact factor = 1.845)
  5. *Mulwafu W, Lubbe D. Eosinophillic fungal rhinosinusitis secondary to Acremonium species causing unilateral visual loss: a case report. East and Central African Journal of Surgery; April 2006 ;11(1):62-4 Cited once (July 2014)
  6. *Lubbe DE, Aniruth S, Peck T, Liebenberg S. Endoscopic transnasal removal of dental implants. Br Dent J. 2008 Apr; 204(8):435-6 (Cited 21 times; Impact factor = 0.811)
  7. *Lubbe D, Semple P. Pre-operative assessment of patients undergoing endoscopic transnasal transsphenoidal pituitary surgery. J Laryngol Otol. 2008 Jun; 122(06): 644-6 (Cited 8 times; Impact factor = 0.681)
  8. *Lubbe D, Semple P, Fagan JJ. Advances in endoscopic sinonasal and anterior skull base surgery. S Afr Med J. August 2008; 98(8), 623-5 (Cited once; impact factor = 1.702; 5yr impact factor = 1.845)
  9. Edkins O, van Lierop AC, Fagan JJ, Lubbe DE. Peroral drainage of post-traumatic sialocoeles: report of three cases. J Laryngol Otol. 2009 Feb;16:1-3 (Cited 4 times; Impact factor = 0.681)
  10. Van Lierop, O. Raynham, O. Basson, Lubbe. Retained knife blades in the ear, nose and throat: three cases. J Laryngol Otol. 2009 March;123(3):351-5 (Cited 4 times; Impact factor = 0.681)
  11. *Meyer E, Lubbe D, Fagan J. Alcohol sclerotherapy of hiv-related parotid lymphoepithelial cysts. J Laryngol Otol. 2009 Apr;123(4):422-5 (Cited 10 times; Impact factor = 0.681)
  12. *Edkins O, Lubbe D, Taylor A, Fagan JJ.  Transsphenoidal drainage of petrous apex cholesterol granuloma. S Afr J Surg. 2010 Jul 13;48(3):94-6 (Not cited, Impact factor = 0.632, 5yr impact factor = 0.508)
  13. Harris T, Meyer E, Lubbe DE, Smit W, Walker C. Malignant proliferating trichilemmal tumor involving the sinuses. Ear Nose Throat Journal 2011; 90(7):E5-8 Cited 2 times (July 2014)
  14. *Harris T, Lubbe D. Semple P. Recurrent meningitis in a child secondary to a parasellar arachnoid cyst: a case report. Int J Ped Otorhinolaryngol Extra. 2011;6(3):128-30 (Not cited, Impact factor 1.350, 5yr impact factor = 1.447)
  15. Becker J, Lubbe D. Success rate of myringoplasty at Groote Schuur Hospital SAMJ: S Afr Med J;101(10):740-3 (Cited once; impact factor = 1.702; 5yr impact factor = 1.845)
  16. Edkins O, Nyamarebvu C, Lubbe D. Cerebrospinal Fluid Rhinorrhoea post nasal packing for epistaxis: A case report. J Laryngol Otol. 2012 April;126 (4):421-4 (Cited once; Impact factor = 0.681)
  17. *Lubbe D. Fisher-Jeffes N, Semple P. Endoscopic resection of skull base tumours utilizing the ultrasonic dissector. J Laryngol Otol. 2012 Jun;126(6):625-9 (Cited once; Impact factor = 0.681)
  18. Bernon JK, McGuire C, Carrara H, Lubbe D. The Worrying Reality – Endotracheal Tube Cuff Pressures: A Comparative Audit of Intra-operative versus Emergency Intubations. S Afr Med J. 2013 Jun 5;103(9):641-3 (Cited once; impact factor = 1.702; 5yr impact factor = 1.845)
  19. *Stephenson K, Lubbe D. Primary Atypical Carcinoid Tumour of the Sphenoid Sinus Rostrum. Case reports in Otolaryngology. Volume 2014 (2014), Article ID 753964, 3 pages; Just published July 2014
  20. *Harris T, Stannard C, Lubbe D. Endoscopic resection and postoperative Brachytherapy in the treatment of sinonasal melanoma. J Case Reports in Medicine (accepted May 2014) ) (In press) Impact factor = 0.36
  21. Lubbe D, Mustak H, Taylor, Fagan J. Minimally invasive endoorbital approach to sphenoid wing meningiomas improves visual outcomes – our experience with the first seven cases. Clin Otolaryngol. 2017 Aug;42(4):876-880. doi: 10.1111/coa.12722. Epub 2016 Aug 30.
  22. Wasl H, McGuire J, Lubbe D. Avoiding allogenic blood transfusions in endoscopic angiofibroma surgery. J Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2016 Apr 11;45:25. doi: 10.1186/s40463-016-0135-5. PMID: 27066789
  23. Lubbe D. Transorbital neuroendoscopic surgery. ENT & Audiology News | November/December 2017 | VOL 26 NO 5 |
  24. Hofmeyr R, McGuire J, Douglas-Jones P, Proxenos M, Park K, Lubbe D. Multilevel dilatation of tracheal and bronchial stenosis using a non-occlusive tracheal dilatation balloon in a patient with sclerosing airway disease. Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anaesthesia. 2017.
  25. Hofmeyr, R,McGuire J, Park K, Proxenos M, Marwick P, Lubbe D. Initial assessment and development of anaesthesia techniques for use of a novel, non-occlusive tracheal dilatation balloon allowing continuous oxygenation and ventilation (11AP05-9). European Journal of Anaesthesiology, 2017. Vol 34, e-Supp 55: p. 273.
  26. Kate A. Stephenson, 1 Sarita Pandey, 1 | Darlene E. Lubbe, 2 Johannes J. Fagan. Use of surgical sealant in the prevention of pharyngocutaneous fistula following total laryngectomy. Head & Neck. Article ID: HED25334. Article DOI: 10.1002/hed.25334. Internal Article ID: 15362786
  27. Development of the International Orbital Cavernous Hemangioma Exclusively Endonasal Resection (CHEER) Staging System. International Forum of Allergy & El Rassi E, Adappa ND, Battaglia P, Castelnuovo P, Dallan I, Freitag SK, Gardner PA, Lenzi R, Lubbe D, Metson R, Moe KS, Muscatello L, Mustak H, Nogueira JF, Palmer JN, Prepageran N, Ramakirshnan VR, Sacks R, Snyderman CH, Stefko ST, Turri-Zanoni M, Wang EW, Zhou B, Bleier BS. Int Forum Allergy Rhinol. 2019 Feb 27. doi: 10.1002/alr.22316. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 30809970
  28. Lubbe D, Mustak H, Goncalves N, Seayaroh K, Fagan J. Transorbital Endoscopic Surgery.
  29. Current Otolaryngology Reports. Springer. March 2019.
  30. Darlene  E Lubbe, Paul   Douglas  Jones, Hisham Wasl. Contralateral Precaruncular Approach to the Lateral Sphenoid Sinus—A Case Report Detailing a New, Multiportal Approach to Lesions, and Defects in the Lateral Aspect of Well-Pneumatized Sphenoid Sinuses. Ear, Nose and Throat  Journal. First Published April 24, 2019 Case Report
  31. *Lubbe D, Semple P, Carrara H. Surgical Intervention for Binocular Blindness In Pituitary Apoplexy. Interdisciplinary Neurosurgery 18 (2019) 100490

Books & Chapters

  1. *Lubbe D. Management of Mucocoeles. Scott Brown’s Otorhinolaryngology, 8th Edition
  2. *Darlene E. Lubbe, Kris S. Moe. Transorbital Approaches to the Sinuses, Skull Base, and Intracranial Space. In: Endoscopic Surgery of the Orbit: Anatomy, Pathology, and Management. Chapter 16. Bleier, Benjamin S. et al.: 2019 Endoscopic Surgery of the Orbit. DOI: 10.1055/b-0038-163693
  3. Kris S. Moe and Darlene E. Lubbe. Chapter 20: Transorbital Neuroendoscopic Surgery of the Skull Base and Brain
  4. Lubbe D, Mustak H, Moe K. Transorbital approach to sphenoid wing Meningiomas. Endo Press. Published under Karl Storz Jan 2018.
  5. Lubbe D. Transorbital endoscopic surgery. The ENT Masterclass Journal vol 10, 2017

Published in local peer reviewed journals

  1. Lubbe D. The Otolaryngologic Manifestations of HIV. CME Journal, South African Medical Association May 2004, Vol 22, Issue 5, 250 – 253. Cited 6 times (July 2014)
  2. Lubbe D. Rhinosinusitis Management guidelines CME Journal. Vol 27, No 8, 2009,349-52. Not cited (July 2014)
  3. Lubbe DE. An approach to the patient with a post-nasal drip and rhinosinusitis. S Afr Fam Practice J. 2009; 51(5): 376-80 Not cited (July 2014)
  4. Kenyon C, Mendelson M, Lubbe D, Khoury B, Vismer H, Hoffman R. Pansinusitis in an HIV-infected patient due to Scedosporium apiospermum (Pseudallescheria boydii complex). S Afr J Epidemiol Infect;26(2):88-9 not cited (July 2014)

“Non-peer”-reviewed South African Medical Journals (Invited author)

  1. Lubbe D. Hearing health in South Africa in relation to the AIDS crisis. Hearing Health Magazine; Summer 2004: 14-16
  2. Lubbe D, de Waal PJ, Fagan JJ. Sphenopalatine artery ligation with the use of the Doppler Ultrasound probe in the management of refractory posterior epistaxis. Specialist forum, October 2005. 5(10): 17-20
  3. Lubbe D., Fagan JJ. An update on the management of acute pharyngitis. (The Journal of Clinical Medicine, Modern Medicine 2007; July:32 (7):50 p43

Online Publications

  1. – submitted surgical endoscopic videos for teaching purposes. Was invited to participate in the project
  2. “Sphenopalatine artery ligation” ( in The Open Access Atlas of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Operative Surgery: (downloaded 210 times by 6/9/14)
  3. Pedro Monteiro, Darlene Lubbe; Endoscopic ethmoidectomy (FESS) Surgical technique (; in The Open Access Atlas of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Operative Surgery:
  4. Darlene Lubbe: The Endoscopic Precaruncular Transorbital approach:
  5. Moses Penduka,  Darlene  Lubbe.  Endoscopic transsphenoidal  pituitary  surgery