KBB-Forum 2002 , Cilt 1, Sayı 1


Dr.Erdinç AYGENÇ, Dr.Cafer ÖZDEM
Ankara Numune Araştırma Eğitim Hastanesi, 2. KBB Kliniği, Ankara, Türkiye Midline granulomatous diseases, which are manifested by slow progression and local destruction, are uncommon and classified as Wegener granulomatosis, polymorphic reticulosis, idiopathic midline destructive disease and non-Hodgkin lymphoma. We retrospectively evaluated the treatment options and prognosis of nine patients with midline granulomatous diseases. The average survey was 6.2 months and the overall mortality rate was 66.6%. It was concluded that, the progressive feature of the disease and the delay in getting medical help (mean duration was 37.4 days in this patient group) may be the main reasons for this high mortality rate. Keywords : midline granulomatous disease, treatment, prognosis