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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)
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)
Malignant tumors of the larynx are extremely rare in children and adolescents. Adenoid cystic carcinoma accounts for less than 1% of all malignant tumors in the larynx. We presented a 16-year-old girl with subglottic adenoid cystic carcinoma, whose symptoms of prolonged and exacerbating dyspnea had been attributed to asthma at another medical center.(More)
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 We tested the effect of radiofrequency ablation in the treatment of palatal myoclonus refractory to other therapeutic regimens. METHODS A 20-year-old patient who presented with palatal myoclonus and annoying rhythmic objective clicking noise was treated with a radiofrequency generator with topical and local anesthesia in an outpatient setting.(More)
BACKGROUND Parapharyngeal space (PPS) tumors are rare tumors for which the surgical management differs widely. The purpose of this study was to discuss the advantages and disadvantages of the endoscope-assisted transoral approach over the traditional approaches. METHODS This prospective study included 4 patients who were diagnosed with PPS tumors and(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)
Congenital cysts of the neck are not uncommon. Most of these are thyroglossal, branchial cleft and thymic cysts. Bronchogenic cysts are uncommon developmental anomalies of the tracheobronchial tree and rarely occur in the neck. More than 70 cases of bronchogenic cysts in the head and neck region have been reported in the literature. We report three cases(More)