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BACKGROUND Today, obstructive hypertrophic tonsils are completely resected to remove the obstruction. Since tonsillar tissue has important protective characteristics, it is more logical to resect only the obstructive tonsillar tissue and leave remnants in the tonsillar beds, thereby presuming to preserve the immunological function of the tonsillar tissue.(More)
The article discusses the usefulness and technique of investigation of suspected psychogenic dysphagia by surface electromyography (sEMG) of deglutition. Thirty-two patients with suspected psychogenic dysphagia (Group 1) and 40 healthy individuals (Group 2) were involved in the study. The timing, amplitude and graphic patterns of activity of the masseter,(More)
Head and neck mucosal melanoma (MM) is a rare and aggressive neoplasm, with high rates of local, regional, and distant failure. Owing to the small size of most reported series and their retrospective nature, and the lack of uniform comprehensive staging system, the effect of various treatment strategies on disease control and survival has been difficult to(More)
Microbiologic studies are routinely performed in the assessment of peritonsillar abscess (PTA). Though the bacterial growth rates of PTA are expected to be uniform due to high accessibility and reasonable sterility, they demonstrate a vast range of results, which is partially explained by the differing culturing methods and incubation times. Our aim was to(More)
Severely stenosed radiation-induced benign strictures around the level of cricopharyngeus post-radical chemoradiation for head and neck or upper esophageal cancers pose significant management problems. We report our technique of bidirectional assessment and dilatation of pharyngoesophageal strictures in patients with an in situ percutaneous endoscopic(More)
Thyroid incidentaloma detected on FDG-PET scan has been reported repeatedly in the last several years, though conflicting data are reported. Our aim is to identify the incidence and outcome of incidental FDG-PET detected thyroid lesions in patients undergoing FDG-PET scan for other primary malignancies and to suggest a management algorithm. This is a(More)
OBJECTIVE The article discusses the usefulness and investigation technique of suspected malingering dysphagia/odynophagia by surface electromyography (sEMG) of deglutition. METHODS Forty patients with suspected malingering dysphagia (group 1), 40 patients with dysphagia/odynophagia due to tonsillectomy (group 2), and 40 healthy individuals (group 3) were(More)
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS Immunosuppression in organ transplant recipients increases the incidence and aggressiveness of cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma. However, there are little clinical data on cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma in patients with immunosuppression due to chronic lymphocytic leukemia. In this study we evaluated the clinical features, patterns(More)
OBJECTIVE Orbital complications (OC) secondary to acute rhinosinusitis (ARS) in children are uncommon, but can result in severe morbidity and mortality if not treated appropriately. These complications are more common in older children. We evaluate the disease and its management in children aged 2 and under. MATERIAL AND METHODS Fifty-two records of(More)
No conclusive data are available regarding the influence of the microbial content of a peritonsillar abscess (PTA) on the development of recurrence. We conducted the current study to evaluate the effect of microbiologic growth on the recurrence rate of PTA and the need for tonsillectomy. Of 469 patients with PTA, 295 patients who underwent bacteriologic(More)