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Tumours affecting the nose, paranasal sinuses and adjacent skull base are fortunately rare. However, they pose significant problems of management due their late presentation and juxtaposition to important anatomical structures such eye and brain. The increasing application of endonasal endoscopic techniques to their excision offers potentially similar(More)
OBJECTIVES To discuss the shortcomings of current staging systems and to suggest modifications according to new surgical methods and data. STUDY DESIGN A retrospective chart review. METHODS The medical records of 36 patients, all of whom underwent resection of juvenile nasopharyngeal angiofibroma by external or endonasal approach between 1983 and 2002,(More)
The aim of this study was to evaluate the long-term results and the factors influencing the success in patients with nasolacrimal duct obstruction treated with intranasal endoscopic dacryocystorhinostomy (DCR) and silicone tube intubation (STI). We prospectively investigated 158 patients with lacrimal obstruction in two groups, one of which comprised 108(More)
Dacryoliths are uncommon causes of partial or complete obstruction of the nasolacrimal drainage apparatus. We report our findings of a dacryolith that we studied by culture, light microscopy, atomic absorption spectrophotometry, and scanning electron microscopy. Although no fungi were recovered by culturing, hyphae-like structures were observed. No(More)
The advent of endoscopic sinus surgery led to a resurgence of interest in the detailed anatomy of the internal nose and paranasal sinuses. However, the official Terminologica Anatomica used by basic anatomists omits many of the structures of surgical importance. This led to numerous clinical anatomy papers and much discussion about the exact names and(More)
Precision medicine (PM) is increasingly recognized as the way forward for optimizing patient care. Introduced in the field of oncology, it is now considered of major interest in other medical domains like allergy and chronic airway diseases, which face an urgent need to improve the level of disease control, enhance patient satisfaction and increase(More)
Audiological findings in kernicteric patients. Thirty patients followed up because of kernicterus sequelae and 15 normal children serving as control group were examined to determine their hearing status and evoked response audiometry (ERA) results. Seventeen out of the 30 patients (57%) had high frequency sensorineural hearing loss. Sixteen of them had(More)
Juvenile nasopharyngeal angiofibroma (JNA) is one of the most common benign nasal cavity tumors of adolescence. It exhibits a strong tendency to bleed and despite being microscopically benign, its behavior is locally aggressive. Preoperative embolization is helpful to minimize intraoperative bleeding. However, embolization procedure may have some important(More)
Chronic sinusitis is one of the most common diseases treated in outpatient centres. In this prospective study, 49 patients with the diagnosis of chronic maxillary sinusitis were evaluated microbiologically by using sinus swab, irrigation fluid and sinus mucosal tissue specimens obtained during endoscopic sinus surgery. There was no bacterial growth in seven(More)
OBJECTIVES Juvenile nasopharyngeal angiofibroma (JNA) is a highly vascular and locally invasive tumor that exclusively affects male adolescents. Sex hormones are first discussed to clarify the etiology of JNA. Recently with the advances in the field of cell biology angiogenetic markers, proliferation markers and growth factors are investigated to identify(More)