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Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) is a common sleep disorder and related to multiple conditions that cause mortality in adults. In the present study, reliability of SleepStrip, a disposable screening device for detection of OSAS, is tested. In this prospective, nonrandomized double-blinded single cohort study at an academic health center, the(More)
PURPOSE The objective of this study is to show the accumulation of bile acids in laryngeal tissues of laryngeal carcinoma patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS The present study compared the total bile acid level in the hypopharyngeal tissue, tumor tissue, and blood of 21 primary laryngeal carcinoma patients (study group) to that in the hypopharyngeal tissue(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the effect of septal deviation severity on the dimensions of the lateral lamina of the cribriform plate (LLCP), middle turbinate length (MTL), and the angle of the lateral lamella of the cribriform plate (ALLCP). METHODS Paranasal computed tomography (CT) scans of 148 patients with septum deviation (102 males, 46 females; age(More)
Bilateral facial paralysis caused by bilateral temporal bone fracture is a rare clinical entity, with seven cases reported in the literature to date. In this paper, we describe a 40-year-old male patient with bilateral facial paralysis and hearing loss that developed after an occupational accident. On physical examination, House-Brackmann (HB) facial(More)
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS To compare the eustachian tube (ET) angle (ETa) and length (ETl) of ears with and without chronic otitis media (COM), and to determine the relationship between ET anatomy and the development of COM. STUDY DESIGN A retrospective case-control study. METHODS The study group comprised 125 patients (age range, 8-79 years; 64 males and(More)
INTRODUCTION Septal deviation is a common disease seen in daily otorhinolaryngology practice and septoplasty is a commonly performed surgical procedure. Caudal septum deviation is also a challenging pathology for ear, nose, and throat specialists. Many techniques are defined for caudal septal deviation. OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effectiveness of caudal(More)
INTRODUCTION The aim of this study is to compare the functional aspects of open technique (OTS) and endonasal septoplasty (ENS) in "difficult septal deviation cases". METHODS 60 patients with severe nasal obstruction from S-shaped deformities, multiple deformities, high deviations etc. were included in the study. The OTS was used in 30 patients and the(More)
CONCLUSION The present study shows that 2-3 weeks after medical treatment the status of middle ear mucosa in draining ears is similar to that of dry ears for at least 3 months. OBJECTIVE To measure the time required for an inflamed middle ear mucosa to return into optimal state after appropriate medical treatment in chronic suppurative otitis media(More)
OBJECTIVE Many studies have shown that children with adenoid hypertrophy (AH) are more likely to have chronic otitis media with effusion (COME). However, not every child with AH has COME. In this study, we investigated the socio-demographic risk factors of children who underwent surgery for AH, including a subgroup with COME. Our aim was to identify the(More)
Facial nerve schwannomas (FNS) are encapsulated benign tumors arising from Schwann cells of seventh cranial nerve. Most of the facial nerve schwannomas are localized in intratemporal region; only 9% of cases involve a portion of the extratemporal segment. Preoperative diagnosis is often unclear; diagnosis is often made intraoperatively. Management of(More)