Sundus Aslan

Baskent University, Engüri, Ankara, Turkey

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Publications (5)5.66 Total impact

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    ABSTRACT: To determine if any difference exists between a set of nasal dimension measurements in choanal atresia patients and in a control group. A retrospective study was undertaken to define the variation of values for a series of nasal dimension measurements through axial computed tomography in 9 patients with bilateral choanal atresia and compare the same dimensions with a control group 104 patients of similar gender and age distribution. The statistical significance of the differences in these dimensions was examined. Nine of 17 variables showed a significant difference between normal and choanal atresia group. The result showed that the growth of the nasal complex can be influenced by nasal obstruction. These findings might serve in understanding the differential growth patterns of nasal structures in the face of the nasal breathing obstruction. Computed tomography is valuable in defining the exact anatomical extent of the disease and also in preoperative evaluation of the patient.
    International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology 01/2009; 73(2):329-35. · 1.35 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Epidermoid carcinoma (also known as squamous cell carcinoma) of the parotid gland is more prevalent among the elderly, as are other head and neck tumors. In most cases it is observed either as a nodal metastasis of a primary tumor that drains into the parotid area or as a direct extension of a tumor that has originated in the upper dermis. Primary epidermoid carcinomas arising directly from the parotid gland are extremely rare. Similarly, secondary invasion of the orbital region by a neighboring tumor is more common than primary epidermoid carcinoma of the orbit, which is also rare. In this article, we discuss the diagnosis and treatment of a rare case of epidermoid carcinoma simultaneously invading the parotid gland and the orbit.
    Ear, nose, & throat journal 07/2008; 87(7):394-8. · 1.03 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: The objectives of this clinical study were to identify, by means of the Pronto Dry test and pathologic examination, Helicobacter pylori (HP) in tonsillary tissue and to establish the role of HP in tonsillary microbiology by identifying that bacterium in the tonsillary mucosa or within the tonsil core. The subjects consisted of 52 patients (25 men and 27 women; age range, 3-65 years; mean age, 15.1+/-14.5 years) who were scheduled to undergo tonsillectomy for the treatment of chronic tonsillitis and who had not been treated with an antibiotic or a bismuth-containing compound for 6 months before the initiation of the study. In each patient, two specimens (one 4 mm x 4 mm tissue sample from the nonmucosal tonsil core and one 4 mm x 4 mm sample of mucosal tissue) were excised from both tonsils immediately after tonsillectomy. The specimens were placed in the Pronto Dry test kit, and the test results were obtained 1 h later. The remaining tonsillary tissues were submitted for pathologic analysis via hematoxylin-eosin stain, Giemsa stain, Warthin-Starry silver stain, and staining for inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS). The results of the Pronto Dry test were positive for HP in 42% (n=22) of the excised mucosal tissue and in 47% (n=24) of the excised core tissue. In 27% (n=14) of the patients, both the core and the mucosal tissues tested positive for HP. There was no significant difference between the positive Pronto Dry test ratios of the biopsies obtained from the mucosa and those obtained from the core (P=0.693). iNOS staining showed that macrophage iNOS activity was significantly higher (P=0.025) in biopsied mucosal tissues with a positive Pronto Dry test result than in those with a negative result. Light microscopy revealed no HP in samples stained with hematoxylin-eosin stain, Giemsa stain, or Warthin-Starry silver stain. Positive Pronto Dry test results and the results of iNOS staining showed that HP contributes to chronic tonsillitis, especially at the mucosal layer. Although HP does not colonize, it contributes to the chronic tonsillary inflammatory process as a triggering agent by affecting macrophages in the tonsil and thus increasing iNOS expression.
    Auris Nasus Larynx 10/2007; 34(3):339-42. · 0.95 Impact Factor
  • Acta Oto-Laryngologica 11/2006; 126(10):1110-1. · 1.11 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: To investigate the effects of intratympanic dexamethasone injection, which is done because of tinnitus, on transient evoked otoacoustic emission (TEOAE) and so determine whether given dexamethasone cause any damage in the inner ear. Twenty-six patients, aged between 32 and 75, with subjective tinnitus, were randomly selected. The selected patients were the ones whose improvement had not been achieved through minimum 6 months' medical therapy (eg, Ginkgo biloba extract EGb 761, betahistidine, and trimetazidin) and who were free of systemic or otolaryngologic disease (hypertension, diabetes mellitus, hypo/hypertyroidi, hypercholesterolemia, Meniere disease, and otosclerosis). Before and after the injections, audiometry including high-frequency tinnitus matching and TEOAE tests were done. The injections of 4 mg/mL dexamethasone were done 5 times in fixed protocols on days 0, 2, 4, 6, and 8. After each injection, the patients were kept supine for 60 minutes with the head turned 45 degrees to opposite ear. Paired t test was used to compare the beginning and final measurements. Temporary pain and vertigo attacks which lasted at most for 15 minutes occurred in some patients only during injections. Neither infection nor persistent perforation occurred in any patients. After the management, there was no significant difference on patient's pure tone averages ( P = .067) and high-frequency averages ( P = .592). When the obtained TEOAE results before and after management were compared, the only significant increase was detected in the reproducibility values ( P = .042). There was no significant difference in other TEOAE parameters which are stimulus stability, stimulus intensity, and overall signal-to-noise ratio ( P > .05). There is no fixed criteria for rejecting a response solely on the reproducibility. However, a high value of the reproducibility (or increase in reproducibility) is always meaningful. Intratympanic dexamethasone used for management in many indications, primarily in Meniere and tinnitus patients, was found to increase the reproducibility values of otoacoustic emission. Despite the fact that there was not a reasonable increase in the responses coming from the outer hair cells, the result was considered positive for the study as the responses did not decrease. It is found out that 4 mg/mL dexamethasone given intratympanically does not adversely affect the outer hair cell function as measured by otoacoustic emission. Within the limits of this study, dexamethasone appears to be safe when given intratympanically.
    American Journal of Otolaryngology 01/2005; 26(2):113-7. · 1.23 Impact Factor