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OBJECTIVE To present our experience with the diagnosis and treatment of lateral sinus thrombosis (LST) secondary to otogenic disease. PATIENTS AND METHODS We have retrospectively reviewed all the cases of LST caused by chronic otitis media in ten years. RESULTS In our series of five patients, four patients were successfully treated by surgery without(More)
OBJECTIVES In this study, we reported our experience with a new transcutaneous bone conduction hearing device, the Baha® Attract System. PATIENTS AND METHODS This multi-center clinical study included the first 12 patients (8 females, 4 males; mean age 27.6 years; range 5 to 65 years) in whom a new transcutaneous bone conduction system was implanted in(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study is to compare the clinical audiological outcomes as well as patient satisfaction of bone-anchored, hearing aid surgery between the percutaneous Dermalock and the transcutaneous Attract systems. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS This is a multicenter, retrospective clinical study. The patients who underwent Baha Dermalock and Baha(More)
Hemangiomas are tumors of vascular origin that frequently occur on the skin and mucosal surfaces in the pediatric age group. Hemangiomas located in skeletal muscles are called intramuscular hemangiomas. Intramuscular hemangiomas mostly occur in the extremities and the trunk. In this article, 3 cases of surgically treated intramuscular hemangiomas that could(More)
OBJECTIVE This study aimed to contribute to the literature on the prevention and treatment of ototoxicity due to various drugs and chemicals. MATERIAL AND METHODS This study compared the histological effects of intratympanic dexamethasone, memantine and piracetam on cellular apoptosis due to cisplatin ototoxicity, in 36 rats. RESULTS Dexamethasone and(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to evaluate our experience on the diagnosis and treatment of choanal polyps (CP). METHODS This study consists of 53 patients with CP diagnosed by means of rhinoscopy, nasal endoscopy, computerized tomography, surgical, and histologic findings between 1996 and 2005. RESULTS The origins of the CPs were the unilateral(More)
Malignant tumours of the salivary glands in children are extremely rare. We present here a 12-year-old girl initially diagnosed as pleomorphic adenoma on fine needle aspiration biopsy, and adenoid cystic carcinoma (ACC) after the lesion was excised and examined by histopathology. A wide resection of the lesion and bilateral supraomyohyoid neck dissection(More)
OBJECTIVE We speculate that the preoperative volume replacement with a convenient solution may protect the inner ear function after spinal anesthesia. METHODS The patients were randomized in a single-blind fashion into two groups: group LR (n = 40) received lactated Ringer's and group GF (n = 40) received gelatin polysuccinate 4% (Gelofusine). Spinal(More)
V estibular schwannoma is a benign tumour that originates from the distal parts of the vestibular or cochlear nerve. The vestibule is an unusual location for acoustic neuromas. The primary symptoms of such tumours are unilateral hearing loss, tinnitus, and vertigo. In this article, we report a patient with vestibular schwannoma who presented with the(More)