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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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
Most preauricular masses are parotid neoplasms; however, some infectious and inflammatory causes may exhibit similar presentation. Toxoplasmosis is a worldwide parasitary disease. The clinical presentation of toxoplasmosis is mostly asymptomatic and may include subfebrile fever, fatigue, and lymphadenopathy. Only 13 clinical reports of intraglandular(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.
Basal cell carcinoma (BCC) is the most common skin cancer with a high propensity for local recurrence. The incidence of metastases from BCC is rare. We report a 65-year-old man who had BCC of the medial canthus of the left eye. In the 10-year period, he had been operated on approximately 12 times because of local recurrences. Three years after the last(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)
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)