Tayfun Apuhan

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OBJECTIVES/AIM The primary objective of this study is to evaluate the effects of topically applied ketamine or tramadol on early postoperative pain scores in children undergoing tonsillectomy. The secondary aim of the study is to assess nausea, vomiting, difficulty in swallowing, and sore throat characteristics of the patients. BACKGROUND Tonsillectomy(More)
BACKGROUND We investigated the effect of a combination of pregabalin and dexamethasone, when used as part of a multimodal analgesic regimen, on pain control after rhinoplasty operations. METHODS Sixty patients were enrolled in this study. They were randomly assigned into three groups: Group C (placebo + placebo), Group P (pregabalin + placebo), and Group(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to investigate the developmental relationship between adenoid tissue volume and mastoid air cell volume, using a 3D reconstruction technique. STUDY DESIGN Cross-sectional retrospective study. SUBJECTS AND METHODS Multislice computed tomography (MSCT) images were obtained using three-dimensional (3D) reconstruction and(More)
OBJECTIVE The objectives of the study were to retrospectively analyze the efficacy of intraoperative mitomycin C (MMC) in endoscopic dacryocystorhinostomy (END-DCR) and compare it with external dacryocystorhinostomy (EXT-DCR). METHODS For the comfort of the patients, the procedures were performed under general anesthesia. Intraoperatively during the(More)
BACKGROUND Saddle nose deformity presents a significant challenge to surgeons. The reconstruction of a saddle nose requires structural addition to the nasal dorsum and tip. Costal cartilage grafts have been utilized for fixing severe saddle nose deformity, but costal cartilage is notorious for early and/or late warping. In addition to well-known measures,(More)
The retromolar trigone is a challenging transoral surgical site due to the difficulty of visualization. Our aim is to report a new technique of transoral robotic resection of retromolar trigone tumours. We present three patients with retromolar trigone tumours with pathological diagnosis of squamous cell carcinoma who underwent successful transoral robotic(More)
OBJECTIVES Nasal polyposis is chronic inflammatory disease of the nasal mucosa of the nose and sinuses, often associated with chronic non-allergic rhinitis, aspirin intolerance and non-allergic asthma. The etiology of nasal polyposis is unknown. Multiple factors contribute to the development of nasal polyps including genetic predisposition. PATIENTS AND(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of rehydration of Merocel nasal packs with prilocaine or levobupivacaine on reducing pain and discomfort of nasal packing removal in patients who had undergone septoplasties or endoscopic sinus surgery. STUDY DESIGN Prospective clinical study. Setting. Tertiary referral center. METHODS This(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Even a small amount of bleeding during endoscopic sinus surgery can corrupt the endoscopic field and complicate the procedure. Various techniques, including induced hypotension, can minimize bleeding during endoscopic sinus surgery. The aim of this study was to compare the surgical vision quality, haemodynamic parameters,(More)
Objectives. The aim of this study was to explore effect of a combination of pregabalin and dexamethasone on pain control after septoplasty operations. Methods. In this study, 90 patients who were scheduled for septoplasty under general anesthesia were randomly assigned into groups that received either placebo (Group C), pregabalin (Group P), or pregabalin(More)