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BACKGROUND Cervical necrotizing fasciitis (CNF) associated with descending necrotizing mediastinitis (DNM) is a rapidly evolving and life-threatening condition. The aim of this retrospective study was to describe a treatment strategy for CNF with DNM and present a management algorithm for mediastinal extensions of CNF. METHODS Patients diagnosed and(More)
Actinomycotic abscess of the thyroid gland is rare especially in childhood. In this article, we report the second pediatric case in literature, at age of 18 months. Although spread of actinomycotic infection to the thyroid gland from upper aerodigestive tract by preformed pathways such as piriform sinus fistula seems rational, it was demonstrated neither in(More)
Otitis media (OM) is a common pathology in peadiatric cases. Serious and life threatening complications including petrositis, epidural abscess, subdural abscess, cerebral abscess and meningitis, may be seen with OM. However they become rarely seen nowadays due to the improvement of antimicrobial therapy. Beside this, they may be silent but with dangerous(More)
OBJECTIVE The objective was to examine tegmen height in patients with iatrogenic dural exposure in chronic otitis media (COM) surgery. METHODS Computed tomographic (CT) scans of 50 patients who underwent COM surgery were retrospectively examined. Twelve patients with dural exposure were admitted to the dura group. The control group of 38 patients had no(More)
BACKGROUND Curcumin has been shown to decrease ischemia-reperfusion (I/R) injury in kidney or brain tissues. In this study, the effects of curcumin were evaluated in skeletal muscle during I/R injury. MATERIALS AND METHODS Hind limb ischemia was induced by clamping the common femoral artery and vein. After 4 h ischemia, the clamp of the femoral vessels of(More)
A 42-year-old man presented with a white plastic-like material exposed in the left medial canthal area, with a fistula and purulent discharge. He had undergone endonasal dacryocystorhinostomy 7 years earlier for left eye epiphora; he had persistent postoperative epiphora and recurrent dacryocystitis despite multiple drainage attempts and antibiotics(More)
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