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OBJECTIVE To present our experience with the diagnosis and treatment of lateral sinus thrombosis (LST) secondary to otogenic disease. PATIENTS AND METHODS We have retrospectively reviewed all the cases of LST caused by chronic otitis media in ten years. RESULTS In our series of five patients, four patients were successfully treated by surgery without(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to evaluate our experience on the diagnosis and treatment of choanal polyps (CP). METHODS This study consists of 53 patients with CP diagnosed by means of rhinoscopy, nasal endoscopy, computerized tomography, surgical, and histologic findings between 1996 and 2005. RESULTS The origins of the CPs were the unilateral(More)
Malignant tumours of the salivary glands in children are extremely rare. We present here a 12-year-old girl initially diagnosed as pleomorphic adenoma on fine needle aspiration biopsy, and adenoid cystic carcinoma (ACC) after the lesion was excised and examined by histopathology. A wide resection of the lesion and bilateral supraomyohyoid neck dissection(More)
Malignant tumors of the larynx are extremely rare in children and adolescents. Adenoid cystic carcinoma accounts for less than 1% of all malignant tumors in the larynx. We presented a 16-year-old girl with subglottic adenoid cystic carcinoma, whose symptoms of prolonged and exacerbating dyspnea had been attributed to asthma at another medical center.(More)
S uperior laryngeal neuralgia is described as a rare disorder characterized by severe pain in the lateral aspect of the throat, submandibular region, and underneath the ear, precipitated by swallowing, shouting, or turning the head. A trigger point is present on the lateral aspect of the throat overlying the thyrohyoid membrane. The etiology of superior(More)
Both laryngocele and laryngeal amyloidosis are uncommon, and simultaneous occurrences of these entities are extremely rare. A case of laryngeal amyloidosis with laryngocele in which the computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance (MR) imaging of the larynx, clearly demonstrating both disease processes, is discussed. Diagnosis is confirmed by(More)
BACKGROUND Parapharyngeal space (PPS) tumors are rare tumors for which the surgical management differs widely. The purpose of this study was to discuss the advantages and disadvantages of the endoscope-assisted transoral approach over the traditional approaches. METHODS This prospective study included 4 patients who were diagnosed with PPS tumors and(More)
BACKGROUND Alpha-tectorin is a noncollagenous component of the tectorial membrane which plays an essential role in auditory transduction. In several DFNA12 families mutations in TECTA, the gene encoding alpha-tectorin, were shown to cause hearing impairment (HI) with different phenotypes depending on the location of the mutation. METHODS/RESULTS Here we(More)
Surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) is proven to be a powerful tool for investigation of biological structures. In this study, tissues obtained from different rat organs are examined using SERS. The tissue samples are crushed with a pestle after sudden freezing in liquid nitrogen and mixed with a concentrated colloidal silver nanoparticle suspension.(More)