Ahmet Karavuş

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OBJECTIVES One of the major causes of chronic nasal airway obstruction is disease of the inferior turbinate. However, there is no agreement on how to deal with this problem. Comparison was made of the nasal functions after treatment by radiofrequency tissue ablation, laser ablation, and partial turbinectomy using subjective symptom scores and objective(More)
UNLABELLED Although there are several factors affecting the pathogenesis of chronic otitis, the pathological process has not been entirely defined yet. One of the theories suggested for the development of middle ear diseases is tubal dysfunction. The aim of the study is to analyze the function of the tensor veli palatini (TVP) muscle electromyographically(More)
Cholesteatomas are found almost exclusively in the middle ear and mastoid. Occasionally this disease is seen in the external auditory canal. Cholesteatoma of the external auditory canal is a rare condition. Severe pain and profuse discharge associated with a normal eardrum and normal hearing are essential clinical features. In addition, we found facial(More)
OBJECTIVES Nasal obstruction caused by inferior turbinate hypertrophies is one of the most frequent problems in otolaryngology. Treatment of this disease may involve medical and surgical methods. Thermal ablation with radiofrequency energy has become quite popular in the recent years as one of the surgical methods used when medical therapy is not adequate.(More)
Idiopathic rhinitis without eosinophilia is a group of frequently observed diseases, the aetiopathogenesis of which is not yet well known. One of the most disturbing symptoms for patients within this disease group is nasal hypersecretion. Although many different treatments have been tried for hypersecretion, nasal topical drugs form the basis of any such(More)
The variety of methods used for the treatment of severe tracheal stenosis and the occasional failure to obtain lasting and consistent relief are measures of the difficulty of the problem. Presently, several surgical approaches are used for reconstructing large defects of the cervical trachea, reminding us that no single technique has gained wide clinical(More)
In Marfan's syndrome, which is a connective tissue disorder of hereditary origin, collagenous tissue development and bone synthesis are generally altered in addition to the occurrence of many systemic deformities. External ear, stapes, and vestibular aqueduct pathologies are reported as some of the otological deformities. However, the malleus and incus(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to assess knowledge, awareness, behavior and attitudes towards autism among applicants to a Family Health Center (FHC). METHODS This descriptive study was performed at a Family Health Center (FHC) in Istanbul in August 2013. Data was obtained via face-to-face interviews with participants older than 18 years who were(More)
Acinic cell carcinoma represents approximately 2.5% to 4% of all salivary gland tumors and 13% of all malignant parotid tumors. The nasal septum is a rare site of an acinic cell carcinoma. We have treated such a tumor in a 47-year old man who had been asymptomatic for the past 1.5 year. This is the second reported case of acinic cell carcinoma at the nasal(More)
Squamous cell carcinoma arising from upper aerodigestive tract carries with it a significant morbidity and mortality and, over the last few decades, its incidence has steadily increased. The management of patients requires thorough investigation to determine the local, regional, and distant extent of the disease, and treatment options include surgery,(More)