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Hypoglossal schwannoma is a rarely encountered skull base lesion that has generally both intracranial and extracranial parts. This article reports a case of hypoglossal schwannoma that is purely extracranial and presents itself only with persistent headache. Magnetic resonance imaging delineated a mass at the skull base that consisted of both cystic and(More)
PURPOSE To identify misdiagnostic points of hemangiopericytomas (HPs) of the head and neck. PATIENTS AND METHODS We reviewed our clinical records from 2000 to 2007 retrospectively and identified 5 patients with HP of the head and neck. The records of each patient with head and neck HP were evaluated for age, sex, location of primary, clinical course,(More)
Beckwith-Wiedemann syndrome is a congenital syndrome with some anomaly in overgrowth. Most common manifestations are exomphalos, macroglossia, gigantism, and visceromegaly. Overgrowth in tongue's size caused clinical symptoms such as dysphagia, speech disorder, strong in chewing, upper-airway obstruction, and psychological problems with appearance. Cold(More)
The case of a 29-year-old patient with active laryngeal tuberculosis predominantly involving the epiglottis, without pulmonary disease, is presented. The predominant symptoms are dysphagia, odynophagia, and hoarseness. Laryngeal carcinoma, which shares almost the same symptoms and signs, should be ruled out immediately. Laryngeal tuberculosis is discussed(More)
Metaplasia is the conversion of one adult tissue or cell type into another tissue or cell type. Although osseous metaplasia has been described in many parts of the body, it is rarely encountered in the head and neck region, especially in nasal polyps. This article reports a case of unilateral sinonasal polyp containing areas of osseous metaplasia in a(More)
In otolaryngology practice, we see young children who have inserted a foreign body (FB), which is usually found at home, into their ears or nose. Uncommon complications of an ingested FB are penetration and migration into the neck. Interestingly, among such FBs, sharp fish bones are the most commonly observed in Turkey. In our patient, the FB caused deep(More)
Vocal cord paralysis and goiter are 2 common problems encountered in otolaryngology practice. Their coexistence, however, should arouse suspicion of the presence of malignant thyroid disease. Primary tracheal cancer is uncommon, and its incidence is very low compared with laryngeal cancer. Primary tracheal tumors can cause recurrent nerve palsy. We report(More)
Epidermal inclusion cyst is a benign cyst filled with keratin fibers, and its wall has nearly the same characteristics as the epidermis. It is commonly seen in the skin and has the tendency to slowly grow toward deeper epidermis parts and to cause cystic expansion. We report a 23-year-old woman who presented with right external otitis lasting for 2 months.(More)
Synovial chondromatosis is a benign pathologic lesion that is considered to be a metaplastic process. This disease is rarely encountered in the temporomandibular joint (TMJ). In this article, a 72-year-old patient with synovial chondromatosis of the TMJ extending to the infratemporal fossa is presented and the literature is reviewed.
Neck abscess and deep neck infections are common diseases. Primary head and neck cancers may present initially with neck abscesses or deep neck infections. This presentation leads to delay of the diagnosis of underlying cancer. Head and neck cancers which present with deep neck infection initially have rarely been described. We report a case with relapsing(More)