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OBJECTIVE The etiology of deafness can be classified as genetic, acquired and unknown. An unknown etiology was a high incidence in previous reports. The aim of this study is to explore the etiology of deafness and to reduce the cases in the unknown group. METHODS This study was conducted on 162 students at the Yeditepe School for the deaf. Otologic,(More)
CONCLUSION The presence of pepsinogen in middle ear effusion (MEE) supports the relationship between gastroesophageal reflux (GER) and otitis media with effusion (OME). Measurement of pepsin/pepsinogen can be considered as a simple and reliable method for assesment of reflux in children. However, further research is needed to establish a definite(More)
CONCLUSION Inflammatory changes in the middle ear mucosa since childhood may affect mastoid pneumatization without a change in the position of the sigmoid sinus. Also, despite the fact that recurrences of inflammatory middle ear disease lead to bone destruction, we did not see any relationship between the childhood otitis media and bone destruction. (More)
This study was carried out to compare the outcomes of endoscopic sinus surgery in patients with chronic sinusitis without nasal polyps (CRS) and those with nasal polyps (NP). We also sought to determine the correlation between preoperative computed tomography (CT) findings and postoperative endoscopy and symptom score improvement. Data were collected from(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the correlation between adenoidal-nasopharyngeal ratio (AN ratio) and tympanogram in children. STUDY DESIGN A prospective clinical study from June 2002 to May 2003. METHOD A total of 64 children, aged 6-9 years who presented with nasal obstruction, snoring, mouth breathing, and hyponasal speech were examined and AN ratio was(More)
OBJECTIVE Chronic otitis media is a potentially serious disease because of its complications, most of which are common in conjunction with cholesteatomas. There is variance in the terminology used by neurosurgeons, otorhinolaryngologists and neuropathologists. Synonyms for cholesteatoma found in the literature include epidermoid tumor, epidermoid cysts and(More)
To investigate the neurosensorial influences with auditory brainstem response (ABR) in iron deficiency anemia. We recorded ABR in 33 children with iron deficiency anemia followed and in 31 healthy children (control group 1, 0-12 months, control group 2, 13-36 months, control group 3, 37-60 months) as a control group. The patients and controls were divided(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the nasopharyngeal aerobic bacterial flora and Staphylococcus aureus nasal carriage in deaf children and the role of flora in deafness. STUDY DESIGN A prospective, controlled study. METHODS Nasopharyngeal and nasal swabs were collected from 87 deaf children with acquired etiology at Zonguldak primary school for the deaf and 56(More)
Isolated epiglottic tuberculosis (TBC) is uncommon and has rarely been described. We report the case of a 40-year-old man with tuberculous involvement of the epiglottis and primary adrenal insufficiency. Endoscopic examination showed a severely swollen epiglottis with granulomatous and partially necrotic mucosa. The patient has been treated with(More)
Schwannomas are tumors of the peripheral nerves originating in the nerve sheaths that account for 1% of benign tumors located in the oral cavity. The tongue as a whole is the most common location for intraoral schwannomas to occur; however, it is quite rare to diagnose schwannoma in children. We are contributing a report of a 13-year-old child with a 1-year(More)