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OBJECTIVES To evaluate the effect of the surgical and percutaneous tracheotomy on the thyroid hormones and their comparisons. MATERIALS AND METHODS Between January and May 2010, the surgical and percutaneous tracheotomy had been performed on 40 patients with respiration problems. The thyroid hormone levels were measured just before, after one and three(More)
OBJECTIVE This study aimed to compare the efficacies of intratympanic dexamethasone and methylprednisolone in preventing in cisplatin-induced ototoxicity in rats. METHODS Experimental groups of rats (n = 8 each) received intratympanic isotonic saline, intraperitoneal cisplatin and intratympanic isotonic saline, intraperitoneal cisplatin and intratympanic(More)
OBJECTIVES This study aims to analyze the treatment outcomes of benign parotid tumors operated through auriculomastoid incision (the authors defined incision as "ariculomastoid incision" in this study). PATIENTS AND METHODS Between April 2008 and March 2012, 23 patients (15 females, 8 males; mean age 48.8 years; range 28 to 67 years) who underwent(More)
To investigate changes in upper airway volume parameters measured by computerized tomography scans in patients with surgically treated by anterior palatoplasty of whom having pure snoring and mild-moderate obstructive sleep apnea. A prospective study on consecutively anterior palatoplasty performed pure snoring and obstructive sleep apnea patients.(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to examine the anti-ototoxic impact of Ginkgo biloba extract and lycopene on the model of cisplatin-induced ototoxicity in rats. MATERIALS AND METHODS Thirty-two Wistar albino rats were examined with the distortion product otoacoustic emission (DPOAE) test (MADSEN Capella2 ; GN Otometrics, ICS Medical, Chicago USA),(More)
OBJECTIVE This study aimed to evaluate the influence of adenotonsillectomy on the plasma concentration of endothelin-1 (ET-1) and C-reactive protein (CRP) in children with sleep-disordered breathing (SDB). The relationship between quality of life and ET-1 levels was also evaluated. SETTING Tertiary referral center. STUDY DESIGN Before-and-after case(More)
OBJECTIVES This study aims to investigate whether postoperative follow-up period, clinical signs or Minor test is effective to determine the incidence of Frey's syndrome following superficial parotidectomy. PATIENTS AND METHODS Between January 2005 and December 2008, 30 patients, (16 males, 14 females; mean age 47.7±15.3 years, range 17 to 76 years) who(More)
BACKGROUND The etiology and the effects of the maxillary accessory ostium (MAO) are not well understood. The aim of this study is to investigate the association between septal deviation (SD) and the presence of an MAO. METHODS Paranasal computed tomography (CT) scans of 1104 adult patients were studied retrospectively. Patients with chronic sinusitis,(More)
BACKGROUND The pyriform aperture comprises the central area of facial bone structure. It is formed by the free corners of the nasal bone and the frontal processes of the maxillae, which articulate with each other at the nasomaxillary suture lines. Congenital nasal pyriform aperture stenosis might be linked to various craniofacial problems. This review(More)
The nasolabial cyst also known as Klestadt’s cyst is a rare non-odontogenic soft tissue lesion of the nasal alar region. Aetiopathogenesis of the nasolabial cysts is controversial. Embryonic and developmental theories were considered at pathogenesis of the nasolabial cyst. In addition, surgical or non-surgical trauma is one of the possible theories. This(More)