Faruk Kiroğlu

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BACKGROUND Pharyngocutaneous fistula (PCF) following laryngectomy is a serious complication, and its incidence varies from 7.6% to 50%. Despite the relative frequency of this complication, there is still uncertainty about the predisposing factors. METHODS A retrospective study was performed in 295 patients who underwent total laryngectomy. RESULTS Of(More)
INTRODUCTION In this study, we evaluate the effect of acyclovir in the treatment of recurrent respiratory papillomatosis (RRP), in addition to CO2 surgery. MATERIALS AND METHODS We include 12 patients who had aggressive RRP and required at least three prior endoscopic surgeries in this study. Acyclovir treatment started the day after the surgery. During(More)
The present study was designed to obtain the precise ultrastructural status of the middle ear mucosa of patients to whom ventilation tubes were applied for the treatment of secretory otitis media (SOM). This study comprised 14 children with SOM aged 5-11. Normal epithelium obtained from otosclerotic patients as controls was composed of three main cell(More)
INTRODUCTION Myringosclerosis, one of the most common complications of ventilation tube placement, is a kind of tympanosclerosis and is defined as subepithelial hyalinization of the tympanic membrane. There are two arguments in the development of myringosclerosis: inflammation triggering the development of myringosclerosis and free oxygen radicals released(More)
A case of a heterotopic gastric cyst of the oral cavity is described and a review of the literature, with emphasis on the possible etiological theories of this rare lesion, is presented. This developmental lesion is found more commonly in males. It most likely arises from misplaced embryonal tissue. Surgical treatment is the preferred choice of treatment,(More)
PURPOSE Adenoidectomy, especially for the treatment of suppurative otitis media, has been used for a very long time. In this study, the role of adenoids in the origin of otitis media with effusion was investigated by using light microscopy, immunocytochemistry, enzyme chemistry, and electron microscopy. MATERIALS AND METHODS A group of 28 children with(More)
The aim of this study was to determine the most appropriate duration of treatment in acute maxillary sinusitis. The study was performed prospectively on 40 adult patients with acute maxillary sinusitis diagnosed by sinus puncture. Patients were randomized as to several treatment periods and treated by various antibiotics according to culture-sensitivity(More)
OBJECTIVE To search the effects of administration of various concentrations of a wide-spectrum antimicrobial agent, chlorhexidine, to the nasal mucosa. MATERIAL AND METHODS About 0.20, 0.12, 0.06 and 0.03% concentrations of chlorhexidine gluconate were applied to the rabbit nasal mucosa as one puff twice a day throughout 5 days. Another group, treated(More)