Ozgür Akdoğan

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OBJECTIVES We investigated the reliability and validity of the Turkish version of the Voice Handicap Index (VHI), and developed a short VHI form that would be more practical. PATIENTS AND METHODS The original VHI was translated to Turkish by 10 otolaryngologists, then it was translated back to English by a linguist, and the final text was prepared by the(More)
Adenoidectomy and tonsillectomy, indicated for children with recurrent or persistent symptoms of infection or hypertrophy, are among the most frequent operations performed in children. This study was carried out for investigating the microbial flora of the tonsils and adenoids regarding to core and surface microorganisms and also pathogen microrganisms'(More)
OBJECTIVE Castleman's disease (CD) is a benign lymphoproliferative disorder characterized by enlarged hyperplastic lymph nodes. We describe a patient who was found to have Castleman's disease as the cause of a parotid mass. METHODS AND RESULTS The mass was the hyaline vascular type. After surgical excision of the largest masses on the right side, the(More)
Fibrous dysplasia (FD) is a non-neoplastic fibro-osseous lesion. Paranasal sinus involvement is infrequent. Involvement of the frontal sinus, sphenoid sinus, and middle turbinate is rare, and only sporadic cases have been reported in the literature. Nasal turbinates and especially the inferior turbinate are the least involved bones of the craniofacial(More)
OBJECTIVES We examined the microbiology of the external auditory canal in patients with asteatosis and itching and evaluated the efficacy of topical 2% alcohol and boric acid solution in patients with normal flora. PATIENTS AND METHODS Bacteriological and mycological cultures were obtained from 76 ears of 45 patients (36 females, 9 males; mean age 41.8(More)
OBJECTIVE Myringosclerosis and atherosclerosis are two different pathologies seen in different parts of the body. Both of these occur following a similar physiopathological process. However this has not previously been adequately discussed in the literature. Trauma to either the tympanic membrane or to the intimal layer of the arterial wall results in the(More)
OBJECTIVES In patients who underwent primary and revision surgery for chronic otitis media, the types of revision surgery, most frequently observed regions of cholesteatoma, hearing results and the status of graft membrane were evaluated. PATIENTS AND METHODS Forty-three of 495 patients (21 males, 22 females; mean age 38.4+/-15.2 years; range 15 to 76(More)
OBJECTIVES We present a case of an external laryngocele with laryngeal carcinoma. INTRODUCTION A laryngocele is a rare benign lesion of the larynx resulting from an abnormal dilation of the laryngeal saccule filled with air. When the neck of the laryngocele is obstructed, it fills with mucus and is called a laryngopyocele. RESULTS There may be a(More)
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