Hakan H. Coskun

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BACKGROUND This study was designed to observe the effect of preserving the spinal accessory nerve (SAN) during neck dissection (ND) and adjuvant radiotherapy (ART) after ND on shoulder function. METHODS Fifty-seven patients with head and neck cancer who had undergone primary tumor resection and various types of NDs were enrolled in this prospective study.(More)
Retropharyngeal lymph node (RPLN) metastasis of primary head and neck cancer often receives less consideration than lymph node metastasis in the neck. With improvements in imaging techniques and reports of surgical pathology, there is an improved understanding of the risk and subsequently the need for treatment of RPLNs. The rates of RPLN metastasis from(More)
Malignant tumors of minor salivary glands are uncommon, representing only 2-4% of all head and neck malignancies. In the larynx, minor salivary gland tumors rarely occur and constitute less than 1% of laryngeal tumors. Most of the minor salivary gland tumors arise in the subglottis; however, they can also occur in the supraglottis in the false vocal cords,(More)
The most common morbidity associated with selective neck dissection (SND; II-IV) is spinal accessory nerve dysfunction and related shoulder disability. Nerve dysfunction is usually attributed to stretching of the nerve during clearance of lymph nodes lying posterior and superior to the spinal accessory nerve (level IIb). If these lymph nodes were left in(More)
OBJECTIVES This study is designed to report the clinical and pathologic features and outcome of cases of basaloid squamous cell carcinoma (BSCC) of the larynx treated in our clinic. STUDY DESIGN A retrospective review of the medical records of these patients. METHODS Four cases of BSCC of the larynx were treated in our department. Histopathologic slides(More)
Neck dissection is an important treatment for metastases from upper aerodigestive carcinoma; an event that markedly reduces survival. Since its inception, the philosophy of the procedure has undergone significant change from one of radicalism to the current conservative approach. Furthermore, nonsurgical modalities have been introduced, and, in many(More)
Recent advances in our understanding of the etiology and biology of malignant epithelial neoplasms together with more sophisticated diagnostic techniques mean that a pathological diagnosis of squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) without any other specifications is now inadequate, even for incisional biopsy specimens. Invasive SCC can be graded into well,(More)
Alfio Ferlito,K Thomas Robbins,Jatin P Shah,Jesus E Medina,Carl E Silver,Shawkat AlTamimi,Johannes J Fagan,Vinidh Paleri,Robert P Takes,Carol R Bradford,Kenneth O Devaney,Sandro Stöckli,Randal S Weber,Patrick J Bradley,Carlos Suárez,C René Leemans,H Hakan Coskun,Karen T Pitman,Ashok R Shaha,Remco De Bree,Dana M Hartl,Missak Haigentz,Juan P Rodrigo,Marc(More)
OBJECTIVE Acute invasive fungal rhinosinusitis (AIFRS) is a serious disease with a high mortality and morbidity rate, which almost always affects immunocompromised patients and/or patients with diabetes mellitus. Our purpose was to present the diagnostic and therapeutic management and outcome of these patients. STUDY DESIGN Case series with chart review.(More)
In this study, our four patients with angiofibroma with various atypical features are presented. Related literature is reviewed and criteria for atypicality are proposed. 14 patients, diagnosed and treated for angiofibroma in the Otorhinolaryngology Department of Faculty of Medicine in Uludag University between January 1992 and December 2003, have been(More)