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OBJECTIVES To assess regrowth potential of the tonsils following partial tonsillectomy performed by using radiofrequency. METHODS Follow-up results of 42 children (aged from 1 to 10 years) who consecutively had partial tonsillectomy with radiofrequency due to obstructive sleep apnea or snoring were evaluated for regrowth of the tonsils. RESULTS Regrowth(More)
The objective of this study was to evaluate the results of endoscope-assisted acoustic neuroma surgery in posterior fossa approach. Between 1996 and 2002, 60 consecutive patients with acoustic neuroma were operated via the retrosigmoid suboccipital approach. Standard 4-mm sinus endoscopes at different angles were used during the surgeries either for(More)
OBJECTIVE Serotonergic neurons innervating motoneurons increase their firing rates in response to respiratory challenges, and long-term facilitation of respiratory activity in response to hypoxia is serotonin (5-HT) dependent. Polymorphism of the genes which code for 5-HT receptors may affect functions of the serotonergic system, and may be associated with(More)
OBJECTIVE MESNA is a synthetic sulfur compound that produces mucolysis by disrupting disulfide bonds. This study aimed to address indications and technique of MESNA application in otologic surgery, especially in retraction pockets and adhesive otitis media. METHODS MESNA application was performed in 42 ears of 39 patients. The diagnoses were retraction(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Our objective was to investigate the efficacy of intramuscular injection and peritonsillar infiltration of tramadol to prevent pain in children undergoing tonsillectomy. METHODS In a double-blinded trial, 45 children were randomized into three groups: infiltration anesthesia with tramadol (2 mgkg(-1)) to the peritonsillar area (INF group,(More)
OBJECTIVE In this study, our purpose was to evaluate results of our experience with bone cement repair of ossicular discontinuity between the incus and stapes and between the malleus and stapes. METHODS Medical records of patients who underwent surgery for chronic otitis media between March 2000 and December 2002 were evaluated retrospectively.(More)
This is a prospective randomized study conducted in a group of children who underwent two methods of tonsillectomy: thermal welding or cold knife tonsillectomy. Parameters, such as postoperative pain scores, intraoperative blood loss, operation time, and postoperative bleeding rates, were analyzed to find out which technique is better. Ninety-one children(More)
No surgery is free of complications varying from common minor problems to very unexpected and severe ones. In the case presented here, unilateral paralysis of the muscles of the tongue and ipsilateral vocal cord paralysis due to a lesion of the 10th and 12th cranial nerves occurred following a septorhinoplasty that was performed under endotracheal general(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to present our technique of posterior fossa surgery and to evaluate whether cerebellar retractors are needed. METHODS Since March 1989, more than 500 surgeries were performed through retrosigmoid approach, and our surgical technique was described. The data were evaluated whether or not cerebellar retractors were used(More)
OBJECTIVE Our purpose was to evaluate efficiency of immediate repair of the tympanic membrane perforation after intentional removal of the long-lasting tubes. METHODS This study was done in 36 ears of 27 patients who had either Goode-T or Paparella-II silicone tube insertion due to chronic OME or ROM and tube removal. Only the ears in which tube removal(More)