Ahmet Emre Süslü

Abant İzzet Baysal Üniversitesi, Bolu, Bolu, Turkey

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Publications (10)11.38 Total impact

  • Nilda Süslü, Ahmet Emre Süslü, Umut Akyol, Taner Yılmaz
    The Laryngoscope 07/2013; · 1.98 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Salivary gland neoplasms are rare in the pediatric age group. Pleomorphic adenomas in the submandibular gland are rarer. In this article, we present a seven-year-old female with a slowly growing mass in her right submandibular area. The firm, mobile and painless mass was about 2x3 cm in size and with bimanual palpation it was indiscriminated from the submandibular gland. Magnetic resonance imaging with contrast revealed a heterogeneous and minimally lobulated mass within the submandibular gland with clearly defined borders. Fine needle aspiration biopsy revealed a diagnosis of pleomorphic adenoma and we performed right submandibular gland excision under general anesthesia. The histopathological diagnosis was pleomorphic adenoma with sparse mitotic figures that may be interpreted as having a potential of malignant transformation. This patient who was followed up for one year without any complication is to our knowledge the youngest case cited in the English-language literature.
    Kulak burun bogaz ihtisas dergisi: KBB = Journal of ear, nose, and throat 01/2010; 20(4):210-3.
  • Serap Köybaşi, Ahmet Emre Süslü, Beyhan Yigit, Cetin Boran
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    ABSTRACT: Acquired toxoplasmosis is a common parasitic infection in humans. It can be caused by ingestion of infected meat or other food that has been contaminated by the feces of infected cats. Approximately 90% of immunocompetent patients with acquired toxoplasmosis are asymptomatic and undiagnosed; in the other 10%, toxoplasmosis manifests as a nonspecific, self-limited illness that usually does not require treatment. In symptomatic cases, cervical lymphadenopathy is one of the most common clinical findings. We report the case of a 33-year-old woman who experienced unilateral facial swelling secondary to toxoplasmosis. In addition to the atypical location of her disease (i.e., the buccal area), the atypical histopathologic findings in this case (e.g., extranodular involvement) constituted a very unusual presentation of toxoplasmosis.
    Ear, nose, & throat journal 12/2009; 88(12):E12-4. · 1.03 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: To assess cochlear involvement and hearing loss in patients with Behçet's disease (BD). Forty-two patients with BD and 24 sex and age matched healthy subjects were included in the study. pure-tone audiometry including high frequencies (250-16000Hz) and DPOAE were performed to all participants. Results of the audiological evaluation were compared and correlation between the audiologic status and clinical manifestations of the BD were investigated. Bilateral sensorineural hearing loss was detected in 27 (64.3%) patients. Hearing thresholds were found to be higher in patients with BD at all of the frequencies except at 500Hz when compared to control group (p<0.05). The difference in the hearing levels tend to increase in high frequencies. Compared with control group, distortion products and SNR of the BD patients were lower in all of the tested frequencies (p<0.05) which indicates weaker outer hair cell motility. There was no correlation between the clinical manifestations and the audiological parameters. Even having hearing levels within normal limits in speech frequencies, increased hearing thresholds in high frequencies and decreased signal-noise ratios (SNR) in distortion product otoacoustic emission (DPOAE) indicate a cochlear involvement in patients with BD.
    Auris, nasus, larynx 10/2009; 37(3):286-90. · 0.58 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: A prospective randomized study was designed to compare the effect of different irrigation solutions on mucociliary clearance and nasal patency and to compare the limitations of the used solutions, such as nasal burning by a visual analog scale. Forty-five patients who underwent septoplasty were divided into three groups postoperatively. Each group was administered with 2.3% buffered hypertonic seawater, buffered isotonic saline solution and non-buffered isotonic saline, respectively, as irrigation fluid. Saccharine test and acoustic rhinometer were used to determine mucociliary activity and nasal patency. Patients were asked about the burning sensation using a 10-cm visual analog scale. There was no significant difference in saccharine clearance time (SCT) on the 5th postoperative day between the three groups (P = 0.07). On the 20th day, there was a significant difference in SCT between the hypertonic buffered seawater group and non-buffered isotonic saline (P = 0.003). Buffered hypertonic seawater improved nasal airway patency more than the buffered isotonic saline (P = 0.004). Buffered hypertonic solutions used after endonasal surgery have been advantageous for both mucociliary clearance and postoperative decongestion.
    Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology 10/2008; 266(5):685-9. · 1.29 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Acute invasive fungal rhinosinusitis (AIFR) is a potentially fatal infection that affects immunocompromised patients. Early diagnosis and treatment, including aggressive surgical debridement, antifungal medication, and correction of underlying predisposing factors are essential for recovery. The aim of this study was to review our experience with AIFR. The records of 19 patients histopathologically diagnosed with invasive fungal rhinosinusitis were retrospectively reviewed. Demographic data, presenting symptoms and signs, underlying diseases, and outcomes of the patients are presented and invasive fungal rhinosinusitis is discussed in light of the current literature.
    Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology 06/2008; 266(1):77-82. · 1.29 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: The primary objective of this study was to determine the relationship between chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) and laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR). We also investigated the diagnostic value of pepsin in nasal lavage by means of fluorometric assay as compared with 24-hour dual-probe pH monitoring. This is a controlled, prospective study from a retrospective dataset of 33 patients recruited for endoscopic sinus surgery between 2005 and 2006 in a tertiary care referral center (Hacettepe University Medical Center). All patients underwent 24-hour dual-probe pH monitoring and nasal lavage fluid investigation for pepsin. A fluorometric pepsin assay using casein-fluorescein isothiocyanate in nasal lavage fluid was used to detect LPR. The control group included 20 patients who were proven not to have sinusitis. A higher incidence of pharyngeal acid reflux events was found in patients with CRS (29 of 33, 88%) compared with the control patients (11 of 20, 55%). The difference was statistically significant (P = .01). The fluorometric pepsin assay was correlated to the results of 24-hour dual-probe monitoring for LPR diagnosis with a 100% sensitivity and 92.5% specificity. These data suggest that an association between CRS and LPR is present and that the detection of pepsin in nasal lavage fluid may provide a noninvasive and feasible method of LPR screening.
    The Laryngoscope 05/2008; 118(5):890-4. · 1.98 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: This study was designed to compare two endoscopic examination methods, the Muller maneuver (MM) and fiberoptic pharyngoscopy during sleep, both of which are used to detect obstructed segments in patients with obstructive sleep apnea. The study included 28 patients (23 males, 5 females; mean age 44.6 years; range 28 to 59 years) who underwent uvulopalatopharyngoplasty (UPPP) for snoring or obstructive sleep apnea. Obstruction was examined both at the level of the soft palate and tongue base while the patients were awake and asleep and was scored. The Muller maneuver was performed in the sitting and supine positions. In addition, fiberoptic pharyngoscopy was performed right after induction of anesthesia. The results of the two methods were compared. Changes in body position were not associated with significant differences in the results of MM. The two methods were found to be highly discordant, in that a greater degree of obstruction was noted especially at the level of the soft palate by fiberoptic pharyngoscopy. It was concluded that the degree of obstruction might be underestimated by MM.
    Kulak burun bogaz ihtisas dergisi: KBB = Journal of ear, nose, and throat 02/2006; 16(5):200-4.
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    Taner Yilmaz, Ahmet Emre Süslü
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    ABSTRACT: Malignant teratoma of the sinonasal tract is a very rare malignant neoplasm occurring in adults that consists of epithelial and mesenchymal elements. Histological heterogeneity may cause misdiagnosis, and the definite diagnosis is not easily made unless the tumor is completely excised. The authors present a case of malignant teratoma in a 35-year-old male who was treated with surgery and radiotherapy. The short duration of survival emphasizes the aggressiveness of this uncommon tumor.
    Archiv für Klinische und Experimentelle Ohren- Nasen- und Kehlkopfheilkunde 06/2005; 262(5):384-6. · 1.46 Impact Factor
  • Ahmet Emre Süslü, Cagdas Elsürer, Omer Faruk Unal
    Archives of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery 02/2005; 131(1):73; diagnosis 76-7. · 1.78 Impact Factor