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OBJECTIVES To evaluate the effect of unilateral nasal obstruction (by nasal polyps of different histopathology) on olfactory bulb volume using MRI technique. STUDY DESIGN Cross-sectional study. SETTING Tertiary university hospitals, Departments of Otolaryngology and Radiology. SUBJECTS AND METHODS Eleven patients with a few months of complete(More)
OBJECTIVES The olfactory bulb (OB) is thought to be a plastic structure with highly active afferent neurons. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of olfactory deprivation caused by sinonasal polyps on OB volume. STUDY DESIGN Cross-sectional study. SETTING Tertiary university hospital, Department of Otolaryngology. SUBJECTS AND METHODS(More)
OBJECTIVE To report previously unreported complications of bilateral sphenopalatine artery ligation. SUBJECTS AND METHODS We present the case of a 45-year-old man who underwent bilateral sphenopalatine artery ligation to control intractable posterior epistaxis. After four months, he re-presented with nasal obstruction and crusting. RESULTS AND ANALYSIS(More)
OBJECTIVES To assess the results of a transnasal endoscopic repair of congenital choanal atresia beginning by resection of the posterior portion of the vomer and ending by no stent. METHODS Seven patients with bilateral congenital choanal atresia aged ranging from 3 to 15 days were operated upon between June 2009 and September 2011. This transnasal(More)
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS Evaluate the effect of topical application of autologous platelet-rich plasma (PRP) in primary repair of complete cleft palate and then compare the result with another group of patients using the same surgical technique, without application of PRP with regard to the incidence of oronasal fistula, velopharyngeal closure, and grade of(More)
BACKGROUND Choanal atresia is the most common inborn nasal anomaly, and its definitive treatment is surgical to achieve proper bilateral nasal patency. Four main surgical approaches were used for repair: transantral, transpalatal, transseptal, and transnasal. The transnasal endoscopic approach is the most widely accepted nowadays. In this study, we aimed to(More)
OBJECTIVES To objectively assess the effectiveness of endoscopy assisted adenoidectomy utilizing adenoid tissue volume measurement and to set some parameters for which patients are more legible to this procedure. METHODS Forty three patients for whom adenoidectomy was conventionally done using adenoid curettes. Surgeon's satisfaction for adenoid removal(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to assess the topical use of autologous platelet rich plasma (PRP) to improve success rate of myringoplasty. METHODS This study was carried out on 64 patients with large dry central tympanic membrane perforations. Myringoplasty was performed through postauricular approach by underlay graft using conchal perichondrial(More)
The aim of this study was to assess the activity of the masseter and temporalis muscles using surface electromyography (EMG) in patients with zygomaticomaxillary complex (ZMC) fractures. This prospective study was carried out on 25 patients who had ZMC fractures. Fifteen patients were managed by open reduction and rigid fixation (ORIF) using titanium(More)
Introduction The ability to treat fracture with open reduction and internal fixation (OR/IF) has dramatically revolutionized the approach to mandible fracture. With OR/IF, the postoperative role of rigid maxillomandibular fixation (MMF) has declined, but it is used to maintain proper occlusion until internal fixation of the fracture is achieved. Objective(More)