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AIM The aim of this study is to evaluate the role of CD44 and matrix metalloproteinase (MMP)-9 expression in predicting neck metastasis of supraglottic laryngeal carcinoma. MATERIALS AND METHODS Two hundred ninety-four supraglottic laryngeal cancers were treated surgically from 1991 to 2005. Ninety-four of the 294 patients had pathologically metastatic(More)
Sacral schwannomas are very rare tumors. There are merely around 50 cases reported in the literature most of which are case presentations. In this study we present a 13-case series, which is one of the most extensive series in the literature. Thirteen giant sacral schwannoma cases operated at Ege University, Faculty of Medicine, Neurosurgery Department(More)
In this study, the correlation between neck metastasis and recurrence was investigated by studying specimens of tongue squamous cell carcinoma patients immunohistochemical with survivin antibodies in the primary biopsy. A retrospective review was conducted at the Academic University Hospital. 46 patients who had squamous cell carcinoma of the tongue, who(More)
Laryngeal chondrosarcoma (CS) is a very rare entity. It is usually seen in 50-80-year olds. It is developed from cricoid cartilage largely. Patients have laryngeal CS complaint of respiratuvar distress, dysphonia, and dysphagia generally. A submucous mass is usually seen in physical examination with an intact mucosa. Distant metastasis is rare in CSs. Main(More)
The objective of the study is to report 33 cases presenting with neck masses later diagnosed with tularemia and to raise attention to this rare zoonotic infection. A retrospective analysis of 33 patients, who were diagnosed with tularemia and treated at Erciyes University Department of Otorhinolaryngology between January 2010 and December 2010 was(More)
AIM This study aims to investigate the possible role of H. pylori as a cause of laryngeal squamous cell carcinoma. METHOD This controlled study was performed with 31 consecutive laryngeal cancer and 28 cancer-free patients who underwent direct laryngoscopy and biopsy of laryngeal lesions. To document the previous H. pylori infection, serological analysis(More)
Primary hyperparathyroidism (PHPT) in children and adolescents is a rare condition. PHPT is usually sporadic and caused by parathyroid adenoma. Patients may present with bone pain, proximal myopathy, bony deformities, fractures, renal calculi, mass on the neck, or acute pancreatitis. A sixteen-year-old boy presented to our outpatient clinic with difficulty(More)
INTRODUCTION Leiomyosarcoma is a tumor which is rarely seen in the thyroid gland. The diagnosis may be difficult and the treatment is controversial. OBJECTIVE The objective of the study is to review the literature about a rare malignant disease of the thyroid gland which has high mortality. METHODS Two cases of thyroid leiomyosarcoma are presented and(More)
BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to investigate the functionality of autotransplanted thyroid tissues immediately or after cryopreservation in rabbits. METHODS The study was completed with 12 rabbits randomized in 2 groups. Preoperative scintigraphies were performed for all subjects. The rabbits underwent total thyroidectomy. The first group(More)