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Neck mass can be an initial finding of many diseases at any age. The differential diagnosis is broad and includes inflammatory, congenital and neoplastic lesions. We retrospectively analyzed charts of the 145 patients with neck mass and without known primary malignancy whose diagnoses were confirmed with histopathologic and serologic examination between(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of local application of platelet-rich plasma to perforated rat tympanic membranes, in terms of healing time and histopathological outcome. METHODS Eighty-eight tympanic membranes of 44 rats were given a standard 3 mm perforation, and platelet-rich plasma was applied to the right tympanic(More)
UNLABELLED The aim of this study was to assess the relationship between expression of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) and phosphatase and tensin homolog deleted in chromosome ten (PTEN), angiogenesis and clinicopathological parameters of squamous cell carcinoma of the larynx. METHODS We examined immunohistochemical expression of VEGF and PTEN(More)
A 5-year-old boy was admitted to our center with a major complaint of bilateral hearing loss for 2 days. He was diagnosed with acute immune thrombocytopenic purpura 3 months before the admission and treated with high-dose methylprednisolone 2 months ago. Physical examination revealed wet purpura in the oral mucosa, serous nasal discharge, multiple petechiae(More)
OBJECTIVE A prospective study was carried out to determine the sensitivity and specificity of reflux symptoms and laryngeal findings to diagnose laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR) and gastro-esophageal reflux (GER) in children with asthma by comparing the results of double probe pH monitorization and to determine the difference between controlled and(More)
BACKGROUND Cisplatin, an effective therapeutic agent for various human cancers, has dose-limiting side effects of ototoxicity and nephrotoxicity. Cisplatin ototoxicity is thought to result from increased amounts of toxic free radicals or cell membrane changes leading to increased intracellular calcium content. Ginkgo biloba extract prevents lipid(More)
PURPOSE In this study, we aimed to investigate the frequency of SCD and its distribution and relationship with clinical outcomes on thin-section CT of the temporal bone. MATERIALS AND METHODS Digital temporal bone CT images of 850 consecutive patients (1700 temporal bone CTs, 5100 SCs) who presented with a range of complaints such as vertigo, deafness,(More)
The objective of the study was to investigate the relationship between extent of otosclerotic foci and audiological findings in otosclerotic patients with mixed hearing loss using high-resolution computed tomography (HRCT) and also to measure the density of bony labyrinth in otosclerotic patients and compared with control group. This was a retrospective(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to determine the changes in insulin-like growth factor-I (IGF-I), insulin-like growth factor binding protein-3 (IGFBP-3) and ghrelin levels following adenotonsillectomy (T&A) in children with sleep disordered breathing (SDB). METHODS Forty children (mean age 4.85+/-2.15 years) clinically diagnosed with adenotonsillar(More)
Foreign body aspiration (FBA) is a common, dangerous problem among children of all ages. Laryngeal foreign bodies may present with less severe symptoms compared to lower respiratory tract foreign bodies, resulting in misdiagnosis, confusion and delay. We present the case of a 20-month-old girl with laryngeal foreign body unrecognized for one year. She was(More)