Tamer Erdem

Inonu University, Malatya, Malatya, Turkey

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    ABSTRACT: We conducted a retrospective study to investigate the clinical differences between subtypes of rhinitis patients. Our findings were based on a detailed history and nasal examination. The study population was made up of 910 patients who had at least two rhinitis symptoms. These patients were categorized into one of three rhinitis groups: nonallergic rhinitis (NAR), seasonal allergic rhinitis (SAR), and perennial allergic rhinitis (PAR); there were 212 patients (23.3%) in the NAR group, 473 (52.0%) in the SAR group, and 225 (24.7%) in the PAR group. In addition to demographic data, we compiled information on the season when each patient presented, specific symptoms and their triggers, parental history, associated allergic diseases (e.g., skin, lung, and eye allergies), and nasal examination findings. The SAR patients represented the youngest of the three groups. Most SAR patients presented in spring and summer, and this group had the highest incidence of eye itchiness, pharyngeal itchiness, eye redness, and palatal itchiness. In terms of triggering factors, a visit to a green area was significantly more common in the SAR patients, while detergent odor, sudden temperature change, and cold air were significantly more common in the NAR patients. On nasal examination, a pale nasal mucosa was significantly more common in the NAR group. In clinical practice, it is crucial to differentiate between allergic and nonallergic rhinitis. We conclude that relevant information from the history can predict allergic rhinitis. Future studies of prevalence should take into consideration the important findings of our study, including the significance of age and the seasonality of exacerbation of rhinitis symptoms.
    Ear, nose, & throat journal 09/2013; 92(9):E1-6. · 1.03 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Growth retardation is one of the most important signs of childhood celiac disease (CD); however, it is not very well known whether craniofacial growth is also affected. We aimed to carry out a detailed craniofacial morphological study to derive a conclusion on the craniofacial features of children with CD. Eighty-four 2-16-year-old children with biopsy-proven CD and 84 age-matched and sex-matched healthy children were included. Of these, 37 children (44.0%) had been newly diagnosed and 47 (56.0%) were on a gluten-free diet. Anteroposterior and lateral photographs were evaluated using the Scion Image software program for the measurements of the distances between reference points on the face. Except for nasofrontal angle (nfa), nasolabial angle (nla), pronasale height (prnh), nasal dorsum height (ndh), and nasal radix height (nrh), all measurements were significantly greater in patients compared with controls. In celiac children, all facial proportions except forehead/face height (t-gl/t-gn) and nose length/face height (n-ns/t-gn) were significantly different from those of controls. Except for nla, prnh, ndh, nrh, t-gl/t-gn, face height to total face height ratio (sn-gn/t-gn), n-sn/t-gn, ear length to face height ratio (s-sba/t-gn), and face width to face height ratio (z-z/t-gn), all measurements were statistically different in those on a gluten-free diet and newly diagnosed children. Most of the facial measurements and proportions of celiac children were different from those of controls. Our data confirm those of a previous study reporting that the forehead proportion is not altered in childhood CD. Pathophysiological mechanisms underlying these alterations are not clear but disruptions of growth during certain critical periods may be responsible.
    European journal of gastroenterology & hepatology 06/2013; · 1.66 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: One of the most important adverse effects of cisplatin, a chemotherapeutic agent which is widely used in the treatment of cancer patients, is hearing loss. This has primarily been associated with the loss of inner ear hairy and spiral ganglion cells due to oxidative stress. Resveratrol is known to be an antioxidant agent, which has the theoretical potential of preventing cisplatin-related ototoxicity. This experimental study was approved by Animal Ethics Committee of Inonu University (2008-20) and supported by Inonu University Scientific Research Projects Support Fund (2009-17). Thirty-four 3-month-old Wistar albino female rats weighing 210-270 g were used in the study. The animals were allocated into four groups: in cisplatin group (Group A), a single dose of 12 mg/kg cisplatin was administered intraperitoneally to 10 rats; in cisplatin + resveratrol group (Group B), a single dose of 12 mg/kg cisplatin and 10 mg/kg resveratrol were administered intraperitoneally for 5 days to 10 rats; in resveratrol group (Group C), 10 mg/kg resveratrol was administered intraperitoneally for 5 days to seven rats and in control group (Group D), resveratrol solvent (5% alcohol-95% physiological saline) was administered intraperitoneally for 5 days to seven rats. Resveratrol administration has begun 1 day before cisplatin administration in the group treated with cisplatin and resveratrol combination. Distortion product otoacoustic emission (DPOAE) (Grason Stadler, Madison, USA) measurements were performed in the same ear of all rats (right ear) under general anesthesia at baseline, 1st and 5th days after drug administration. Statistically significant distortion product amplitude reductions were found in the cisplatin group at 1,418, 2,003, 3,363, 5,660, 8,003 and 9,515 Hz frequencies. Whereas in the cisplatin + resveratrol group, statistically significant difference was found between 1st and 5th day measurements only at 3,996 Hz frequency. No significant differences were noted between the measurements either in the resveratrol or in the control groups. According to these results, cisplatin-related ototoxicity has been greatly prevented by resveratrol use.
    Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology 12/2011; 269(10):2185-8. · 1.29 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: The aim of this study is to report the long-term effectiveness of septocolumellar projection control suture (PCS). Fourteen cases underwent rhinoplasty including projection control suture have been included into the study. The long-term effectiveness of PCS is investigated on patients' early and late postoperative photographs. Mean durations between operation and early and late postoperative photographic documentations were 1.28 +/- 06 (range 1-3) and 23.27 +/-7.84 (range 12-48) months, respectively. The measurement of the nasal tip projection by using Goode and Byrd-Hobar techniques were accomplished on the lateral view photographs. The Scion Image software program was utilized for numerical analysis. There was no statistically significant change in nasal tip projection on early and late postoperative periods. The Goode and Byrd-Hobar ratios were measured as 0.584 and 0.572 in preoperative photographs. There were statistical significant differences between the preoperative and postoperative results (p = 0.001 for Goode and p = 0.0001 for Byrd-Hobar). The mean Goode's ratio was 0.614 +/- 0.035 in the early postoperative period, and 0.616 +/- 0.035 in the late postoperative period. The mean Byrd-Hobar's ratio was 0.673 +/- 0.037 in the early postoperative period, and 0,668 +/- 0,039 in the late postoperative period (p = 0.336 for Goode, p = 0.374 for Byrd-Hobar). There was no projection loss in any of our cases after a two years follow-up period. According to these preliminary results on a limited number of patients, PCS seems to be a reliable and effective surgical method to create the desired nasal tip projection for a long time.
    Rhinology 06/2010; 48(2):189-94. · 1.72 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: In this study, the effect of local heparinoids on prevention of periorbital edema and ecchymosis due to rhinoplasty was investigated. Twenty patients (12 males, 8 females, mean age 23.3 years; range 19 to 34 years) who had bilateral osteotomy were randomly administered postoperative local heparinoid on one periorbital region, without performing any care in the other one. One and a half centimeter of heparinoid was applied once a day for nine days. The other periorbital region was used as control group. The heparinoid was applied additionally, 8 mg dexamethasone i.v was administered to all patients 30 minutes before the surgery and 24 hours after the surgery. Photographs of each patient which were taken on postoperative days 1, 3, 5 and 9 were evaluated as double-blind by two observers. Scoring was performed according to edema and ecchymosis scales. There was no statistical difference with respect to edema and ecchymosis between local heparinoid treated and control eyes. No hypersensitivity to drugs occurred in any patients. After analysing the scores, we observed that heparanoids administered locally was not effective in preventing periorbital edema and ecchymosis after rhinoplasty (p>0.05).
    Kulak burun bogaz ihtisas dergisi: KBB = Journal of ear, nose, and throat 01/2010; 20(4):191-4.
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    ABSTRACT: To reveal the possible role of diffusion-weighted images (DWI) in the differential diagnosis of benign and malignant thyroid nodules by comparing the results of fine-needle aspiration cytology (FNAC). In an 18-month period (December 2005 to May 2007), 27 cases with benign thyroid nodules with a total of 52 benign nodules, nine cases with thyroid gland malignancy, and 24 healthy control cases were included in the study. Cases that were indicated to undergo to FNAC examination and sent by a clinician for biopsy to the radiology unit were included in the study to assess the cytopathologic confirmation of the clinic, ultrasonographic, and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) findings. The mean apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) values of thyroid nodules were 2745.3 +/- 601.1 x 10(-6) mm(2)/s (1605-3899 x 10(-6)mm(2)/s) in the benign group and 695.2 +/- 312.5 x 10(-6)mm(2)/s (165-1330 x 10(-6)mm(2)/s) in the malignant group. Normal thyroid tissues had mean ADC values of 1344.1 +/- 276.4 x 10(-6) mm(2)/s (1015-1764 x 10(-6)mm(2)/s). The ADC values of three subgroups were significantly different (P = 0.0001). A reduced ADC was observed in most types of malignant tumors due to the consequent decrease of the extracellular extravascular space. Our preliminary results showed that ADC values of nodules may provide useful data about the nature of a thyroid nodule.
    Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging 12/2009; 31(1):94-100. · 2.57 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Osteomas are slow-growing benign tumors of the paranasal sinuses. They originate from the sinus wall and generally fills the sinus cavity. Many osteomas are asymptomatic and diagnosed incidentally on radiographs. The well-circumscribed, dense bony appearance on radiographs is usually diagnostic. Osteomas become symptomatic when they extend to the orbit or cranium. We report a rare case of ethmoido-orbital osteoma. Case reports and a review of the literature concerning osteoma and surgical techniques are presented. Treatment is not recommended in asymptomatic osteomas. If treatment is indicated, external or endoscopic approach can be chosen. The choice of surgical approach depends on the size of the lesion, location, and the experience of the surgeon.
    The Journal of craniofacial surgery 09/2009; 20(5):1403-6. · 0.81 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: We present a case of silent sinus syndrome (SSS) who underwent unilateral surgical endoscopic maxillary meatotomy. Orbital floor reconstruction is delayed after follow up. Enophthalmos recovered 8 months after the surgery and radiologic findings improved. SSS is a clinical entity that should be kept in mind in the differential diagnosis of enophthalmos and can be treated successfully via endoscopic approach.
    Annals of Ophthalmology 01/2009; 41(2):115-7. · 0.16 Impact Factor
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    Tamer Erdem, Orhan Ozturan
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    ABSTRACT: Although many surgical techniques have been introduced, there are few clinical studies investigating postoperative results in crooked nose deformity. The aim of this study is to discuss the surgical choices for specific deformities and to report the long-term quantitative surgical results of our cases. One hundred and twenty cases (38 women, 82 men) with crooked noses (48 I-shaped, 72 C-shaped) operated on by the authors were included in the study. The patients have been followed for 6 to 46 months (mean 19 months) postoperatively. The Scion Image software program was utilized for numerical measurement of the nasal crookedness. In cases with I-shaped and C-shaped crooked nose deformity, preoperative and postoperative angle values were as follows: 6.84 +/- 2.58 degrees, 2.01 +/- 1.53, 152.97 +/- 9.03 degrees and 173.67 +/- 4.55 degrees, respectively. In both groups, postoperative correction rates were statistically significant (p = 0.0001). Despite these results, patients undergoing surgical treatment should be informed about imperfect outcomes, possibility of persistent deformity and the need of revision surgery.
    Rhinology 04/2008; 46(1):56-61. · 1.72 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Mastoid drilling can cause transient hearing loss in the contralateral normal hearing ear. A study was designed to evaluate hearing in the contralateral normal ear before and after the mastoid surgery in a longitudinal manner and find out the duration of this temporary hearing loss. Twenty-two patients requiring mastoid surgery in their diseased ears, having contralateral normal ear were included. Pure tone audiometry and otoacoustic emissions (OAEs) were utilized for baseline evaluation. OAEs were repeated during the immediate postoperative period and daily up to the 6th postoperative day. The amplitudes of the OAEs of contralateral normal ears were found affected immediately after surgery and progressive improvement was detected with full recovery at 72-96 h. None of the patients had permanent deterioration in OAE amplitudes. The burs used during mastoid surgery can cause temporary hearing threshold changes in the contralateral ears. This adverse effect recovers spontaneously within 72-96 h postoperatively.
    ORL 02/2007; 69(1):18-24. · 1.10 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: The aim of this animal study was to reveal the dose-dependent effects of melatonin on aminoglycoside ototoxicity by utilizing distortion product otoacoustic emissions (DPOAEs). Forty-four adult (aged 12 months) rats were divided into five groups. Rats of the control group (group C) were injected with vehicle, while the melatonin group (group M) received melatonin (4 mg/kg per day); there were four rats in each of these groups. The study groups consisted of 12 rats per group, and they were treated as follows: 600 mg/kg per day amikacin (group A), amikacin plus a low dose (0.4 mg/kg per day) melatonin (group AML) and amikacin plus high dose (4 mg/kg per day) melatonin (group AMH) for 14 days. During the serial measurements on days 0, 5, 10 and 15, the DPOAE results of groups C,M and AML were not significantly changed. Amikacin ototoxicity findings for input/output (I/O) functions were detected on the 3rd measurement of the study in group A. High-dose melatonin clearly enhanced and accelerated amikacin-induced ototoxicity. The DP-gram amplitudes and I/O amplitudes were reduced, and I/O thresholds were increased in group AMH. Group AMH was the group that was affected the most and earliest by amikacin. Our study results showed that while low-dose melatonin protected the inner ear from ototoxicity, high dose melatonin facilitated amikacin-induced ototoxicity, possibly via the vasodilatory effect, leading to an increased accumulation of amikacin in the inner ear. Probably, the protective effect of the melatonin at a dose of 0.4 mg/kg per day is related to its antioxidant properties. Apparently, the vasodilatory effect of melatonin seems to be more prominent than its antioxidant effect in high doses.
    Archiv für Klinische und Experimentelle Ohren- Nasen- und Kehlkopfheilkunde 05/2005; 262(4):314-21. · 1.46 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Tinnitus is one of the most common and distressing otological symptoms. Although numerous therapeutic modalities have been tried, there is no consensus regarding effective therapeutic agents up to now. The effects of lidocaine on tinnitus have been reported in literature using either subjective or audiologic tests. Nevertheless, the otoacoustic emissions (OAEs) have not been utilized to demonstrate lidocaine's effect on the cochlea in the English literature. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of lidocaine on tinnitus by considering the alterations with tinnitus, it induces on OAEs and subjective symptoms. This study was performed in 30 patients with tinnitus. Twenty-eight of the patients had normal hearing and two of them evidenced mild sensorineural hearing loss. To determine the severity of tinnitus, the patients were required to fill out a tinnitus scoring scale before lidocaine infusion on the same day. Then, lidocaine was administered intravenously to each patient at a dose of 1.5 mg/kg body weight over a period of 30 min. Spontaneous otoacoustic emissions (SOAEs) and distortion product otoacoustic emissions (DPOAEs) were measured three times; namely before lidocaine injection, at 25 min after injection and on the next day. The severity of tinnitus was scored again 1 d, 1 wk and 1 mo after lidocaine administration. Immediately after infusion, four patients (13.3%) declared total suppression of tinnitus, whereas three patients (10%) reported only partial relief in tinnitus subjectively. The patients, who had a subjective improved response (group 1) were compared with the patients, who had no response (group 2). Statistically significant changes (p<0.05) in DPOAE response/growth or input/output (I/O) functions were observed at 1, 2, 3, 4 and 6 kHz frequencies in lidocaine responders and at 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 kHz frequencies in no responders at different primary stimulus levels. Statistically significant changes (p<0.05) were seen at 2 kHz for 53 dB and at 3 kHz for 62 dB SPL primaries in both groups. When the significant results of these two groups were compared with each other, differences were found insignificant. Systematic OAE measurements revealed that no changes occurred in SOAE and DPOAE levels in that alterations disappeared the next day. Subjective relief from tinnitus was stated in some of the patients and lasted for 4 wk at longest.
    Hearing Research 02/2005; 199(1-2):81-8. · 2.54 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Surgical treatment of eustachian tube dysfunction is still challenging. Placement of a transtympanic ventilation tube may not be successful and may require multiple applications. We presented a 47-year-old male patient with chronic recurrent otitis media with effusion and retraction due to eustachian tube dysfunction, in whom the number of previous transtympanic tube insertions amounted to 18. He underwent laser assisted eustachian tuboplasty in both ears with endoscopic guidance under general anesthesia. The mucosal, submucosal, and partially the cartilaginous tissues in the posterior pillow of the nasopharyngeal orifice of the eustachian tube were ablated by Nd:YAG and holmium:YAG laser. Following surgery, air conduction thresholds decreased from 37 dB to 22 dB, and from 38 dB to 33 dB for the right and left ears, respectively. The preoperative tympanogram curve, which was of type B for both ears was found as type C-1 on the right side, and type C-2 on the left. Limited improvement seen in the left ear was ascribed to insufficient ablation of the posterior pillow of the eustachian tube. No complications were encountered within a follow-up of 12 months.
    Kulak burun bogaz ihtisas dergisi: KBB = Journal of ear, nose, and throat 02/2005; 15(1-2):30-5.
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    ABSTRACT: Understanding of the anterior skull base anatomy is crucial to avoid intracranial violations during endoscopic surgery. The aims of this study were to define the normative data about cribriform plate depth and the relationship between this dimension and the measurements of the adjacent anatomical structures such as middle turbinate length, maximal vertical orbital height and distance between the ethmoid roof and the nasal floor. Paranasal computerized tomographic scans of 136 healthy adults were included into the study. The cribriform plate depth compared to the ethmoid roof and the adjacent anatomical structures mentioned above were measured bilaterally. The maximal vertical orbital height was detected as the most constant anatomic measurement. We found the mean level difference between the ethmoid roof and the cribriform plate as 6.1 +/- 2.3 (range 1-12 mm) on the left side and 6.1 +/- 2.2 (1-15 mm) on the right side. The middle turbinate was significantly longer in the Keros Type I group than in the other groups (p<0.05). Furthermore, the distance between the ethmoid roof and the nasal floor was lowest in the Keros Type I group (p<0.01). The distance between the ethmoid roof and the nasal floor was statistically higher in Keros group 3 among all groups (p<0.01). The deeper the cribriform plate, the higher the nasal cavity. To the best of our knowledge, our study has a unique feature by including the data of the constant anatomical structures comparing with the cribriform plate depth. Since in the group with excessive cribriform plate depth, the middle turbinate was short, care should be taken especially during middle turbinate resections.
    Rhinology 01/2005; 42(4):225-9. · 1.72 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: The aim of this study is to compare the scintigraphic results of a denervated submandibular gland with the contralateral normal side in patients with unilateral chorda tympani damage. Sixteen patients (11 women and five men with a mean age of 27) with unilateral proven chorda tympani damage during their previous ear surgery were included in the study. The perfusion ratio (PR), concentration ratio (CR) and stimulated excretion ratio (SER) were calculated scintigraphically and the results from the salivary glands on opposite sides were compared. For submandibular glands, the perfusion ratio (PR), concentration ratio (CR) and stimulated excretion ratio (SER) were found to be 0.65 +/- 0.21, 0.70 +/- 0.21, 0.79 +/- 0.37, respectively. All ratios resulted from statistically decreased radioactivity accumulation on the affected side (p<0.05). Chorda tympani damage negatively affects the function of the ipsilateral submandibular glands despite the absence of atrophy. Dynamic salivary gland scintigraphy is a practical and valuable method of disclosing the decreased capacity of perfusion, concentration and secretion function in unilateral neurological deprivation.
    The Journal of Laryngology & Otology 02/2004; 118(2):102-5. · 0.68 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: A thirteen-year-old boy with Ewing's sarcoma was presented. The treatment was considerably delayed because of the initial diagnostic difficulties due to its insidious presentation and the unwillingness of the child's parents to further investigations and treatment. During a three-year delay, the tumor turned out to be a gross painful mass from a painless lesion. Cranial computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging with contrast showed a destructive lesion extensively involving the right mandible and the skull base, with invasion to the intracranial space. Facial and intratemporal portions of the mass were removed totally, but the intracranial extension could not be totally excised because of cavernous sinus involvement. Histologic and immunohistochemical findings were consistent with the diagnosis of Ewing's sarcoma. The patient received systemic chemotherapy and radiotherapy following surgery. A month after radiation therapy, radiologic investigations showed a lung mass suggestive of metastasis. He died two days after hospitalization, from an intracranial hemorrhage associated with the intracranial mass.
    Kulak burun bogaz ihtisas dergisi: KBB = Journal of ear, nose, and throat 12/2003; 11(5):144-7.
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    ABSTRACT: Little attention has been paid to the effects of electromagnetic field (EMF) of mobile phones on hearing. The aim of this study is to investigate the effects of chronic exposure to EMF emitting from mobile phones on the inner ear of adult and developing rats using distortion product otoacoustic emissions (DPOAEs). EMF of mobile phones exposure was scheduled according to a sham-exposure controlled experimental design. Every day seven of 14 adult and four newborn rats were exposed to 1-h mobile phone EMF for 30 days, while the other seven adult rats were assigned to control group. DPOAEs were measured in both groups before and after the chronic exposure to EMF. The newborn rats were tested following similar exposure beginning on the 2nd day after birth. No measurable EMF associated changes in DPOAEs either in adult or developing rat inner ears were determined (P>0.05). It was concluded that chronic exposure of EMF, as long as 30 days 1 h per day, emitting from a mobile phone did not cause any hearing deterioration in adult and developing rats, at least at outer and middle ear and cochlear levels.
    Auris Nasus Larynx 08/2003; 30(3):239-45. · 0.95 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Metastasis from thyroid carcinomas to the parapharyngeal space is very rare. A forty-year-old male presented with progressive dysphagia and enlargement in the right upper neck. Examination showed medial displacement of the right palatine tonsil and the lateral oropharyngeal wall. A firm, submucosal mass measuring 4 x 3 cm was palpated. Computed tomography revealed a hypodense and heterogenic parapharyngeal mass with a calcified border. The mass was totally removed by a transcervical approach. Although frozen-section diagnosis was a benign lesion, histopathologic evaluation showed metastasis of papillary thyroid carcinoma to the parapharyngeal lymph nodes. Total thyroidectomy and bilateral selective neck dissection were performed, after which the tumor turned out to be papillary microcarcinoma (0.8 x 0.8 cm) in the right upper lobe of the thyroid gland. No locoregional recurrences or distant metastasis were observed during a three-year follow-up. The differential diagnosis of parapharyngeal masses should include metastatic thyroid carcinomas, for which a lymphatic route has been suggested between the thyroid gland and the parapharyngeal lymph nodes.
    Kulak burun bogaz ihtisas dergisi: KBB = Journal of ear, nose, and throat 07/2003; 10(6):244-7.
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    ABSTRACT: The use of a new autologous material, the inferior turbinate bone, for nasal augmentation is presented together with surgical treatment of a 24-year-old male patient with moderately severe saddle nose deformity. In the postoperative period, no complications were observed. Photographs and three-dimensional computed tomography views obtained 13 months after the operation showed that the reconstruction area was highly free of postoperative resorption. The patient's complaints disappeared, and he was satisfied with functional and cosmetic results. Moreover, a histologic evaluation which was made to assess the depth of the glandular component showed that the inferior turbinate bone could be used over the nasal dorsum in a smoother shape, retaining its overlying soft tissue.
    Kulak burun bogaz ihtisas dergisi: KBB = Journal of ear, nose, and throat 06/2003; 10(5):203-7.
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    ABSTRACT: We investigated the role of specific IgE assay in the diagnosis in patients found to be atopic or allergic by history and physical examination. Serum specific IgE levels were measured by the chemiluminescent assay in 143 adults (58 females, 85 males; mean age 34.3 years; range 16 to 62 years) and in 113 children (62 girls, 51 boys; mean age 10.2 years; range 5 to 16 years) with rhinitis, asthma, or dermatitis. The results were analyzed in six groups depending on the specific IgE level (no specific IgE, very low, low, moderate, high, and very high levels). The specific IgE threshold for a negative or positive result was accepted as 0.70 IU/ml. Allergen-specific IgE antibodies were sought for 35 allergens in adults, and for 19 allergens in children. Specific IgE levels were positive (>0.70 IU/ml) in 92 adults (64.34%) and in 50 children (44.25%). Hypersensitivity to individual allergens ranged between 20.08% and 41.96% in adults, and between 17.70% and 28.32% in children. Fourteen adults and eight children showed sensitivity to a single allergen; the remaining patients were sensitive to at least two allergens. Detection of sensitivity to allergens is complementary to findings obtained by history and physical examination and may help to reveal allergic etiology in patients presenting with a similar symptom profile.
    Kulak burun bogaz ihtisas dergisi: KBB = Journal of ear, nose, and throat 06/2003; 10(5):188-93.

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  • 2003–2011
    • Inonu University
      • • Faculty of Medicine
      • • Department of Otorhinolaryngology
      • • Department of Otolaryngology
      • • Department of Radiology
      Malatya, Malatya, Turkey