' Otorhinolaryngology '

Op. Dr. Ali GÜRTUNA On 22 Mar, 2012 At 09:56 PM | Kategori: Otorhinolaryngology

The most important task in diagnosing a patient’s snoring is to distinguish between primary snoring and obstructive sleep apnea. The reason for care in the diagnosis is that surgical treatment without the recommended tests for OSA can complicate later diagnosis of the disorder. The sounds made when a person snores have a number of different […]

Op. Dr. Ali GÜRTUNA On 22 Mar, 2012 At 09:50 PM | Kategori: Otorhinolaryngology

Snoring is defined as noisy or rough breathing during sleep, caused by vibration of loose tissue in the upper airway. Surgical treatments for snoring include several different techniques for removing tissue from the back of the patients throat, reshaping the nasal passages or jaw, or preventing the tongue from blocking the airway during sleep. The […]

Op. Dr. Ali GÜRTUNA On 22 Mar, 2012 At 09:34 PM | Kategori: Otorhinolaryngology

Septoplasty operation surgery is a surgical procedure to correct the shape of the septum of the nose. The goal of this procedure is to correct defects or deformities of the septum. The nasal septum is the separation between the two nostrils. In adults, the septum is composed partly of cartilage and partly of bone. Septal […]

Op. Dr. Ali GÜRTUNA On 22 Mar, 2012 At 09:02 PM | Kategori: Otorhinolaryngology

The term rhinoplasty means "nose molding" or "nose forming." It refers to a procedure in plastic surgery in which the structure of the nose is changed. The change can be made by adding or removing bone or cartilage, grafting tissue from another part of the body, or implanting synthetic material to alter the shape of […]

Op. Dr. Ali GÜRTUNA On 22 Mar, 2012 At 09:59 PM | Kategori: Otorhinolaryngology

Radical neck dissection is a surgical operation used to remove cancerous tissue in the head and neck. The purpose of radical neck dissection is to remove lymph nodes and other structures in the head and neck that are likely or known to be malignant. Variations on neck dissections exist, depending on the extent of the […]

Op. Dr. Ali GÜRTUNA On 22 Mar, 2012 At 09:04 PM | Kategori: Otorhinolaryngology

A pharyngectomy is the total or partial surgical removal of the pharynx, the cavity at the back of the mouth that opens into the esophagus at its lower end. The pharynx is cone-shaped, has an average length of about 3 in (76 mm), and is lined with mucous membrane. A pharyngectomy procedure is performed to […]

Op. Dr. Ali GÜRTUNA On 22 Mar, 2012 At 09:58 PM | Kategori: Otorhinolaryngology

Parotidectomy : Parotidectomy is the removal of the parotid gland, a salivary gland near the ear. The parotid gland is the largest of the salivary glands. There are two parotid glands, one on each side of the face, just below and to the front of the ear. A duct through which saliva is secreted runs […]

Op. Dr. Ali GÜRTUNA On 22 Mar, 2012 At 09:57 PM | Kategori: Otorhinolaryngology

Parathyroidectomy : Parathyroidectomy is the removal of one or more parathyroid glands. A person usually has four parathyroid glands, although the exact number may vary from three to seven. The glands are located in the neck, in front of the Adam’s apple, and are closely linked to the thyroid gland. The parathyroid glands regulate the […]

Op. Dr. Ali GÜRTUNA On 22 Mar, 2012 At 09:00 PM | Kategori: Otorhinolaryngology

Aftercare The use of antimicrobial drops is controversial. Water should be kept out of the ear canal until the eardrum is intact. A doctor should be notified if the tubes fall out. Risks The risks include: • cutting the outer ear • formation at the myringotomy site of granular nodes due to inflammation • formation […]

Op. Dr. Ali GÜRTUNA On 22 Mar, 2012 At 09:58 PM | Kategori: Otorhinolaryngology

Myringotomy and ear tubes Definition : Myringotomy is a surgical procedure in which a small incision is made in the eardrum (the tympanic membrane), usually in both ears. The English word is derived from myringa, modern Latin for drum membrane, and tome, Greek for cutting. It is also called myringocentesis, tympanotomy, tympanostomy, or paracentesis of […]

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