Cengiz Özcan

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Altered microRNA (miRNA) expression has been found in many cancers, including lung, breast, prostate, bladder and colorectal cancer. Many recent studies have demonstrated that aberrant plasma miRNAs were also found in various types of cancers. However, the alteration in plasma miRNA expressions in laryngeal squamous cell carcinoma (LSCC) remains unclear.(More)
Preauricular mass is a common symptom for patients presenting to the otorhinolaryngologist with parotid disease. Some rare extraparotid lesions, originating from the temporomandibular joint and the mandible itself, also share the same localization and therefore are to be taken into consideration for the differential diagnosis with parotid lesions. Giant(More)
Congenital masses are the most common non-inflammatory neck lesions in children. Although usually present at birth, they can appear at any age. Dermoid cysts are benign lesions of congenital origin usually presenting as a midline neck mass. They rarely appear in the lateral region of the neck. Lateral cervical dermoid cyst is presented as a rare, unusual(More)
Antrochoanal polyp (ACP) is a soft tissue mass originating from the maxillary antrum, emerging from the ostium and extending to the choana through the nasal cavity. Our aim was to investigate the light microscopic and ultrastructural features of ACP and to compare these with nasal polyps originating from the middle meatus (MMP). Seven ACP and seven MMP(More)
Actinomycosis is a rare chronic infectious disease caused by Actinomyces israelii, which is an anaerobic filamentous, gram-positive saprophyte organism of the oral cavity. Historically, these bacteria were known as fungi because of their light microscopic appearance. Actinomycosis consists of three different forms: cervico-facial (the most common form),(More)
Lobular capillary hemangioma (LCH), also called pyogenic granuloma, is a benign vascular tumor that is pedunculated on the skin and the mucous membranes of the oral cavity. This disease occurs in all ages, but more often in the 3rd decade, and is seen in females more than males. LCH commonly appears in early childhood and affects males more than females in(More)
There is an ongoing dilemma about the pathogenesis of nasal polyp (NP). The etiology of NP is multifactorial. Reactive oxygen species and oxidative stress are also suggested to be among the possible factors in NP development. Glutathione-S-transferase (GST) is one of the important detoxifying enzymes. It is not known whether GST plays any role in NP(More)
Lymphadenitis is the most common form of tuberculosis in the head and neck region, but it can be seen in the other areas of the head and neck. Nasopharyngeal tuberculosis is a rare condition without pulmonary and systemic involvement. The majority of patients present with neck mass. A 17-year-old female patient admitted to our outpatient clinic with the(More)
Intramuscular benign lipoma commonly is found on the extremities, but is extremely rare in the head and neck region. Intramuscular type lipomas arise between the muscle fibers and pass through the intermuscular septa, infiltrating the surrounding tissue. A 29-year-old male patient presented with the complaint of a painless and slowly growing lateral neck(More)