Metin N. Akiner

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AIMS Endoscopic endonasal dacryocystorhinostomy (DCR) has some advantages over external DCR as a less invasive method with no skin incisions. But the success rate of the operation has not reached the level of external method. In this study, a wound healing inhibitor mitomycin C was used intraoperatively to prevent the closure of the osteum after the(More)
Objectives. To investigate hemangiomas in the differential diagnosis of the nasal cavity neoplasms, even though it is an extremely rare mesenchymal tumor of the nasal cavity, and the world literature was reviewed. Case Report. A 57-year-old woman applied to our department with a 5-year history of left-sided nasal obstruction without history of epistaxis,(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES The antimetabolite mitomycin-C is now being used in endoscopic transnasal dacryocystorhinostomies to prevent the closure of osteotomies. PATIENTS AND METHODS A 0.5-mg/ml solution of mitomycin-C was applied to the osteotomy site for 2 1/2 minutes intraoperatively. Specimens from four patients were collected during surgery and at(More)
It is widely accepted that tumoral invasion of the pre-epiglottic space (PES) has a significant prognostic importance in supraglottic laryngeal carcinomas. The lymphatics of the supraglottic larynx drain to cervical lymph nodes via the PES. Since the supraglottic larynx is an embryological unit that contains the PES, malignant lesions of this region must be(More)
Endoscopic dacryocystorhinostomy (EN-DCR) is a procedure that presents itself as an alternative choice to the conventional external approach. This study describes the results of endoscopic endonasal non-laser lacrimal surgery. We reported the data of 64 procedures of 63 patients with epiphora or chronic dacryocystitis who underwent primary EN-DCR by means(More)
The aim of this prospective non-randomized study was to evaluate the alterations in taste sensation after myringoplasty and to investigate the influence of smoking on taste. Ninety-six patients who underwent myringoplasty and 43 healthy controls were examined. Whole-mouth gustatory test solutions were sucrose (sweet); sodium chloride (salty taste); citrate(More)
The plasma and erythrocyte levels of zinc, copper, and magnesium and the activities of red-cell copper-zinc superoxide dismutase (Cu/Zn-SOD) and catalase (CAT) were determined in patients with benign and malignant tumors of the larynx. Blood samples from patients and healthy controls were drawn using heparinized tubes. The erythrocyte Cu/Zn-SOD and CAT(More)
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