Murat Karaman

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CONCLUSION High risk perforations including total, subtotal, atelectatic perforations, those with cholesteatoma and revision cases can be treated efficiently with cartilage reinforcement tympanoplasty. OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to describe the perforation closure rates and hearing results of cartilage reinforcement tympanoplasty. METHODS(More)
Our objective is to compare hearing and graft take results of temporal muscle fascia tympanoplasty and cartilage reinforcement tympanoplasty. Seventy seven patients are classified into two groups: Group 1 included 37 patients for whom cartilage graft, harvested from symba concha, is used as reinforcement under temporalis muscle fascia anteriorly and Group 2(More)
OBJECTIVES To investigate the effect of septal deviation, septoplasty, and smoking upon nasal mucociliary clearance by using saccharine test. METHODS Included in this study were 40 patients (15 women and 25 men) who had septal deviation and septoplasty surgery performed between March and June 2006. Patients are classified into three groups: group I (n =(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the cross-sectional area of mastoid air cells and auditory tube angles (ATA), which were defined as the angles between the longitudinal line bisecting the transverse length of the external auditory canal and the longitudinal axis of the auditory tube (AT), both in healthy ears and diseased ears in patients with unilateral chronic otitis(More)
OBJECTIVES In this study, we aimed to determine the possible relationship between the indications for tonsillectomy in adult population and to estimate the incidence of postoperative hemorrhage. PATIENTS AND METHODS Medical records of 200 adult patients who underwent tonsillectomy between January 2003 and October 2008 were retrospectively analyzed. (More)
OBJECTIVE Our objective is to determine the optimum dosage of intraoperative single dose dexamethasone and its effect upon postoperative morbidity in pediatric tonsillectomy and adenotonsillectomy patients. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS Totally 150 pediatric patients whom underwent adenotonsillectomy or tonsillectomy surgery are offered to participate in this(More)
CONCLUSIONS We encountered shoulder syndrome after functional neck dissection (FND) less frequently than reported in the literature. This technique is a favorable treatment choice for appropriately selected patients with head and neck cancer with cervical metastasis. It depends on careful dissection of neurovascular tissues during surgery and preserved(More)
OBJECTIVES To make a contribution to the treatment modality of larynx cancer, we evaluated our surgical outcomes of the patients with larynx cancer and their quality of life in the postoperative period. PATIENTS AND METHODS Forty-three patients (38 males, 5 females; mean age 57.6 years; range 34 to 84 years) with larynx cancer were included in this(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to investigate the functional capacity of thyroid autografts/heterografts in a guinea pig model. METHODS A total of 24 guinea pigs were divided into 4 groups. Group A had only a thyroidectomy incision, and group B had total thyroidectomy. We performed autotransplantation in group C and heterotransplantation in group D.(More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate the effect of the surgical and percutaneous tracheotomy on the thyroid hormones and their comparisons. MATERIALS AND METHODS Between January and May 2010, the surgical and percutaneous tracheotomy had been performed on 40 patients with respiration problems. The thyroid hormone levels were measured just before, after one and three(More)