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Oesophageal atresia and trachea-oesophageal fistula: a perspective on dysphagia management from Turkey

Children born with oesophageal atresia with or without trachea-oesophageal fistula usually receive early surgical repair to create tension-free anastomosis that facilitates oral feeding. However, many children are at risk of problems related to subsequent dysphagia. This includes respiratory, nutritional, motility...

12th Practical Approach to Vertigo

Prof Fazıl Necdet Ardıç, MD, Dept. of Otolaryngology, Pamukkale University, Denizli, Turkey. If you asked in which beautiful city we came together for the 12th Practical Approach to Vertigo Symposium, I could say that the congress venue was in every...

Opening Ceremony and 1st International Congress of the Mirko Tos Ear and Hearing Research Centre and the 4th International Congress of Istanbul Audiology

Report by: Mehmet İlhan Şahin, MD, Faculty at Department of Otolaryngology, Erciyes University School of Medicine, Kayseri, Turkey The first International Congress of the Mirko Tos Ear & Hearing Research Centre and 4th International Congress of Istanbul Audiology was held...

In conversation with Prof Metin Önerci

Prof Valerie Lund caught up with friend and colleague, Prof Dr Metin Önerci, to discuss his various positions in rhinology, the FOAM programme with which he is involved, and rhinology in Turkey and the Balkan and the Central Asian region....

Starkey Hearing Technologies Helping to Shape the Ears, Eyes, and Minds of Elderly Europeans

Starkey Hearing Technologies is the only American partner, and the only member of the hearing industry, to participate in an ambitious 6.5€ million European project that aims to improve the mental well-being of numerous elderly Europeans. The project, known as SENSE-Cog, is designed to...

Founding of International Association of TransVoice Surgeons

World renowned laryngologists and voice surgeons have joined forces to improve the quality of voice care for the transgender community.

Which technique is better for cholesteatoma surgery?

There continues to be debate over the benefits and limitations of different techniques for cholesteatoma surgery. This retrospective review of 132 cases over a 10 year period with primary cholesteatoma from Turkey tried to establish which technique [canal wall up...

Leptin has no role in idiopathic sudden sensorineural hearing loss

This paper from Turkey claims to be the first study dealing with the relationship between leptin and idiopathic sudden sensorineural hearing loss (ISSHL). I remember leptin being a fashionable topic in obesity research, when leptin deficiency was thought to be...

Effects on the nasal cavity and maxillary sinus after a Le Fort I osteotomy

This paper from Turkey divided 28 patients into three groups: those having a maxillary advancement osteotomy, those with a maxillary advancement and impaction, and those that underwent advancement with a yaw rotation. They found that pure advancement movement of the...

10th Winter Meeting on Otology

By Prof Onur Çelik, MD, Sc, Department of Otolaryngology, Manisa Celal Bayar University, Turkey. The 10th Winter Meeting on Otology was held virtually on 13 February 2021. The main context of the meeting was ‘hearing in extreme conditions’. More than...

12th Balkan Congress of Otorhinolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery

This year, for the first time, the Balkan Congress was a joint meeting with the American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery and the Confederation of European Otorhinolaryngology – Head and Neck. It was organised by the Macedonian...

Paranasal sinus osteoma management

The authors aimed to determine the best approach to paranasal osteoma excision. They conducted a retrospective study of 41 patients with paranasal sinus osteoma (PNSO) at a tertiary centre in Turkey. PNSO was present in: the frontal sinus in 26...