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Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences

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Effectiveness Of Ultrasonography-Guided Caudal Epidural Steroid Injection Compared To The Fluoroscopic Application, Emrullah Cem Kesi̇lmez, Kasim Zafer Yüksel, Ayşe Azak Bozan, Cengi̇zhan Yavuz Jan 2023

Effectiveness Of Ultrasonography-Guided Caudal Epidural Steroid Injection Compared To The Fluoroscopic Application, Emrullah Cem Kesi̇lmez, Kasim Zafer Yüksel, Ayşe Azak Bozan, Cengi̇zhan Yavuz

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Background/aim: Caudal epidural steroid injection (CESI) has been increasingly used for treating lower back pain. However, there is still significant controversy about the efficacy and safety of different imaging techniques used to guide CESI. In this context, the objective of this study is to compare the efficacies of fluoroscopy- and ultrasonography-guided CESI in patients with chronic lower back pain. Materials and methods: The population of this retrospective, observational study consisted of all consecutive patients who underwent CESI for lower back pain between 2018 and 2020. Of the 371 patients included in the study sample, 192 had undergone fluoroscopy- guided CESI …


Effects Of Pulmonary Rehabilitation On Diaphragm Thickness And Contractility In Patients With Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Seçi̇lay Güneş, Aysun Genç, Yeşi̇m Kurtai̇ş, Fatma Çi̇ftci̇, Serhat Hayme, Akin Kaya Jan 2022

Effects Of Pulmonary Rehabilitation On Diaphragm Thickness And Contractility In Patients With Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Seçi̇lay Güneş, Aysun Genç, Yeşi̇m Kurtai̇ş, Fatma Çi̇ftci̇, Serhat Hayme, Akin Kaya

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Background/aim: Studies are showing that pulmonary rehabilitation (PR) increases diaphragmatic excursion by decreasing hyperinflation in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). However, there is a lack of knowledge about its effects on the diaphragm thickness (dt) and contractility. This study aims to evaluate the dt and contractility before and after PR in patients with COPD. Materials and methods: All subjects participated in an out-patient PR of 6 weeks and 3 sessions per week prospectively. Dyspnea severity, the disease-specific quality of life (St. Georges Respiratory Questionnaire-SGRQ), pulmonary function tests (PFT), exercise capacity, the dt at the end of the expiration …


Use Of Ultrasonography In Confirming The Malposition Of The I-Gel In Pediatric Patients: A Prospective Observational Study, Faruk Çi̇çekci̇, Mehmet Selçuk Uluer, Mehmet Sargin, Emi̇ne Aslanlar, İnci̇ Kara, Muslu Kazim Körez Jan 2022

Use Of Ultrasonography In Confirming The Malposition Of The I-Gel In Pediatric Patients: A Prospective Observational Study, Faruk Çi̇çekci̇, Mehmet Selçuk Uluer, Mehmet Sargin, Emi̇ne Aslanlar, İnci̇ Kara, Muslu Kazim Körez

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Background/aim: This study was designed to observe and compare the performance of fiberoptic laryngeal (FOL) view, leakage test (LT) and ultrasonography (USG) usage in detecting i-gel position in pediatric patients. Materials and methods: One hundred ten consecutive children were included in this single-armed prospective observational study. After anesthetic induction, i-gel placement confirmed using FOL and LT was evaluated using USG in three planes. According to our scoring system, acceptable and unacceptable grades (FOL, LT and USG) were determined to describe placement. Sensitivity and specificity were determined by comparing USG performance with the other two tests. Results: Ultrasonography was found a …


Comparison Of The Clinical And Sonographic Effects Of Ultrasound Therapy, Extracorporealshock Wave Therapy, And Kinesio Taping In Lateral Epicondylitis, Tarik Özmen, Sali̇h Süha Koparal, Özlem Karataş, Fi̇li̇z Eser, Bülent Özkurt, Tuba Ümi̇t Gafuroğlu Jan 2021

Comparison Of The Clinical And Sonographic Effects Of Ultrasound Therapy, Extracorporealshock Wave Therapy, And Kinesio Taping In Lateral Epicondylitis, Tarik Özmen, Sali̇h Süha Koparal, Özlem Karataş, Fi̇li̇z Eser, Bülent Özkurt, Tuba Ümi̇t Gafuroğlu

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Background/aim: The aim of this study was to compare the clinical and sonographic effects of the ultrasound (US) therapy, extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT), and Kinesio taping (KT) in the lateral epicondylitis (LE). Materials and methods: A total of 40 patients with LE were included in the present study. The patients were randomly assigned to 3 treatment groups: US (n = 13), ESWT (n = 14), and KT (n = 13) groups. Results: The visual analog scale (VAS) scores significantly decreased in all groups (P < 0.05). Grip strength significantly increased after 8 weeks in only the KT group (P < 0.05). The Patient-Rated Tennis Elbow Evaluation Scale (PRTEE) scores significantly decreased after 2 weeks and after 8 weeks in the US group and ESWT groups, and after 8 weeks in the KT group (P < 0.05). Common extensor tendon (CET) thicknesses significantly decreased after 8 weeks in only the ESWT group (P < 0.05). Conclusion: The US therapy, KT, and ESWT are effective in reducing pain and improving functionality. However, none of these treatment methods were found to be superior to others in reducing the pain and improving functionality.


Distribution Of Nuchal Translucency Thickness At 11 To 14 Weeks Of Gestation In A Normalturkish Population, Gülseren Di̇nç, İlker Eyüboğlu Jan 2021

Distribution Of Nuchal Translucency Thickness At 11 To 14 Weeks Of Gestation In A Normalturkish Population, Gülseren Di̇nç, İlker Eyüboğlu

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Background/aim: The aim of this study was to determine fetal nuchal translucency (NT) thickness nomogram values in first trimester in a Turkish population and compare them with previously reported European and Asian nomogram data. Material and methods: Ultrasonographic measurements of crown-rump length (CRL) and NT thicknesses were obtained from 11 to 14 weeks of gestation in a normal Turkish population. Pregnant women with singleton pregnancy and fetal CRL between 45 and 84 mm were included in the study. The mean 1st, 3rd, 5th, 50th, 90th, 95th, 97th, and 99th percentiles and fixed cut off values of ≥ 2.5 mm, ≥ …


Intraoperative Ultrasound Imaging And Sono-Scintigraphic Concordance Improvessuccess Rates Of Minimally Invasive Parathyroidectomy, Rabi̇ye Uslu Erdemi̇r, İlhan Taşdöven, Taner Bayraktaroğlu, Güldeni̇z Karadeni̇z Çakmak Jan 2021

Intraoperative Ultrasound Imaging And Sono-Scintigraphic Concordance Improvessuccess Rates Of Minimally Invasive Parathyroidectomy, Rabi̇ye Uslu Erdemi̇r, İlhan Taşdöven, Taner Bayraktaroğlu, Güldeni̇z Karadeni̇z Çakmak

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Background/aim: This study aimed to evaluate the effect of sono-scintigraphic correlation on the success of minimal invasive parathyroidectomy (MIP) via surgeon performed continuous intraoperative sonographic guidance in patients operated for primary hyperparathyroidism (PHPT) without intact parathormone (PTH) measurement. Materials and methods: A retrospective analysis of a prospective database was conducted to review patients who underwent MIP (July 2017-October 2019). The screened parameters were preoperative PTH level, preoperative ultrasonography (US), preoperative scintigraphy, intraoperative US, intraoperative frozen section analysis, postoperative PTH level, and permanent pathology report. Intraoperative intact PTH measurement was not employed due to institutional policy. Results: Preoperative US alone localized …


Impact Of Frailty And Ultrasonography-Based Sarcopenia On The Development Ofpostoperative Complications In Gastrointestinal Cancer Patients, Gözde Şengül Ayçi̇çek, Ti̇muçi̇n Erol, Peli̇n Ünsal, Olgun Deni̇z, Osman Abbasoğlu, Meltem Gülhan Hali̇l Jan 2021

Impact Of Frailty And Ultrasonography-Based Sarcopenia On The Development Ofpostoperative Complications In Gastrointestinal Cancer Patients, Gözde Şengül Ayçi̇çek, Ti̇muçi̇n Erol, Peli̇n Ünsal, Olgun Deni̇z, Osman Abbasoğlu, Meltem Gülhan Hali̇l

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Background/aim: Gastrointestinal (GI) system cancers are frequent among older adults and it is still difficult to predict which are at increased risk for postoperative complications. Frailty and sarcopenia are increasing problems of older population and may be associated with adverse outcomes. In this study we aimed to examine the effect of sarcopenia and frailty on postoperative complications in older patients undergoing surgery for GI cancers. Materials and methods: Forty-nine patients admitted to general surgery clinic with the diagnosis of gastrointestinal system cancers were included in this cross-sectional study. Frailty status was assessed using the Edmonton Frail Scale (EFS). Sarcopenia was …


The Assessment Of The Effect Of Different Intraabdominal Pressures Used For Laparoscopiccholecystectomy Surgery On Optic Nerve Sheath Diameter: A Prospective Observationalcohort Study, Tuna Ertürk, Bülent Bariş Güven, Yadi̇gar Yilmaz Camgöz, Fulya Yurtsever, Ayşin Ersoy Jan 2021

The Assessment Of The Effect Of Different Intraabdominal Pressures Used For Laparoscopiccholecystectomy Surgery On Optic Nerve Sheath Diameter: A Prospective Observationalcohort Study, Tuna Ertürk, Bülent Bariş Güven, Yadi̇gar Yilmaz Camgöz, Fulya Yurtsever, Ayşin Ersoy

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Background/aim: During laparoscopic cholecystectomy operations, increases in intraabdominal, intrathoracic, and intracranial pressures (ICP) can be seen after pneumoperitoneum created for surgical imaging. Orbital ultrasonography (USG), which has been developed in recent years, is a method that can evaluate the ICP by measuring the optic nerve sheath diameter (ONSD) from the eyeball. In our study, we aimed to evaluate whether different intraabdominal pressure values created during laparoscopic cholecystectomy operations correlate with ICP by measuring ONSD. Materials and methods: The study included a total of 90 patients with American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) physical status classification I (ASA I) and II (ASA …


Comparison Of Usg-Guided Or Landmark Approach Fascia Iliaca Compartment Blockfor Positioning In Elderly Hip Fracture Patients With Spinal Anesthesia: A Randomizedcontrolled Observational Study, Tuna Ertürk, İbrahi̇m Gündoğmuş, Temel Güner, Cengi̇z Yildirim, Ayşin Ersoy Jan 2021

Comparison Of Usg-Guided Or Landmark Approach Fascia Iliaca Compartment Blockfor Positioning In Elderly Hip Fracture Patients With Spinal Anesthesia: A Randomizedcontrolled Observational Study, Tuna Ertürk, İbrahi̇m Gündoğmuş, Temel Güner, Cengi̇z Yildirim, Ayşin Ersoy

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Background/aim: Currently, the elderly population in the world is rapidly increasing due to technological developments and convenient access to health services. Due to comorbidities in elderly patients, hip fractures are frequently observed after exposure to environmental trauma. To reduce pain during positioning in spinal anesthesia, fascia iliaca compartment block (FICB) can be applied easily and reliably. In our study, we aimed to compare the analgesic effects and duration of fascia iliaca compartment blocks performed with USG guidance or the landmark approach methods for relieving spinal anesthesia position pain. Materials and methods: Our study included 100 patients undergoing operations due to …


Does Applied Ultrasound Prior To Laparoscopy Predict The Existence Of Intra-Abdominaladhesions?, Hi̇lal Uslu Yuvaci, Ari̇f Serhan Cevri̇oğlu, Yasemi̇n Gündüz, Nermi̇n Akdemi̇r, Alper Karacan, Ünal Erkorkmaz, Abdurrahi̇m Keski̇n Jan 2020

Does Applied Ultrasound Prior To Laparoscopy Predict The Existence Of Intra-Abdominaladhesions?, Hi̇lal Uslu Yuvaci, Ari̇f Serhan Cevri̇oğlu, Yasemi̇n Gündüz, Nermi̇n Akdemi̇r, Alper Karacan, Ünal Erkorkmaz, Abdurrahi̇m Keski̇n

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Background/aim: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of trans-abdominal ultrasonography (USG), a noninvasive diagnostic tool, in predicting the presence of intraabdominal adhesions, especially near the trocar entry area, to provide safe surgical access to the abdomen. Materials and methods: Fifty-nine women with a previous history of open abdominal surgery (group A) and a group of 91 women with no previous history of surgery (group B) underwent dynamic ultrasound evaluation of the abdominal fields before laparoscopic operations. The anterior abdominal wall was divided into six quadrants: right upper, right lower, left upper, left lower, suprapubic, and umbilical. …


The Role Of Right Ventricular Volumes And Inferior Vena Cava Diameters In The Evaluation Of Volume Status Before Colonoscopy, Şule Arican, Ramazan Dertli̇, Çağdaş Dağli, Gülçi̇n Hacibeyoğlu, Mustafa Koyuncu, Ahmet Topal, Sema Tuncer Uzun, Mehmet Asil Jan 2019

The Role Of Right Ventricular Volumes And Inferior Vena Cava Diameters In The Evaluation Of Volume Status Before Colonoscopy, Şule Arican, Ramazan Dertli̇, Çağdaş Dağli, Gülçi̇n Hacibeyoğlu, Mustafa Koyuncu, Ahmet Topal, Sema Tuncer Uzun, Mehmet Asil

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Background/aim: Ultrasonographic measurements of inferior vena cava (IVC) diameters and right ventricle (RV) volumes are important tools for the evaluation of intravascular volume. The current study investigates the association of IVC diameters and RV volumes before colonoscopy in prediction of postanesthesia hypotension.Materials and methods: Seventy patients scheduled for colonoscopy were included in the study. Preoperatively, expirium (dIVC max) and inspirium (dIVC min) IVC diameters were measured using M-mode ultrasonography and the collapsibility index (IVC-CI) was calculated. Ventricular volumes and areas were also measured using transthoracic echocardiography. Postanesthesia hypotension was defined as mean arterial blood pressure of 30% in the mean …


Shear Wave Versus Strain Elastography In The Differentiation Of Benign And Malignant Breast Lesions, Aykut Gürüf, Mesut Öztürk, İlkay Koray Bayrak, Ahmet Veysel Polat Jan 2019

Shear Wave Versus Strain Elastography In The Differentiation Of Benign And Malignant Breast Lesions, Aykut Gürüf, Mesut Öztürk, İlkay Koray Bayrak, Ahmet Veysel Polat

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Background/aim: To evaluate and compare the diagnostic performances of shear wave elastography (SWE) and strain elastography (SE) in the differentiation of benign and malignant breast lesions.Materials and methods: The current study included 87 breast lesions in 84 patients. The Breast Imaging Reporting and Data System (BIRADS) categories were determined with ultrasound features. The maximum shear wave velocity (SWV), mean SWV, maximum SWV to fat SWV ratio, and mean SWV to fat SWV ratio were measured using SWE. The strain ratio (SR) was calculated as the ratio of lesion strain to the adjacent fat strain using SE. Receiver operating characteristic (ROC) …


Ultrasound-Guided Pulsed Radiofrequency Neuromodulation Of The Suprascapular Nerve In Partial Rotator Cuff Tears, Ender Si̇r, Sami̇ Eksert Jan 2019

Ultrasound-Guided Pulsed Radiofrequency Neuromodulation Of The Suprascapular Nerve In Partial Rotator Cuff Tears, Ender Si̇r, Sami̇ Eksert

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Background/Aim: Pulsed radiofrequency (PRF) of the suprascapular nerve has been shown to be effective in the treatment of chronic shoulder pain. Ultrasound (US) guidance has gained popularity in regional blocks recently. This study aims to investigate the efficacy of suprascapular nerve pulsed radiofrequency under the guidance of ultrasonography. Materials and methods: This retrospective study included patients treated with PRF of the suprascapular nerve with a diagnosis of partial rotator cuff tears. The patients were assessed with a numeric rating scale (NRS), the Shoulder Pain and Disability Index (SPADI), and a Likert patient satisfaction score before the treatment and 3 weeks …


The Effects Of Early Neurodevelopmental Bobath Approach And Mobilization On Quadriceps Muscle Thickness In Stroke Patients, Arzu Güçlü Gündüz, Gökhan Yazici, Çağla Özkul, Hami̇t Küçük, Hale Zeynep Batur Çağlayan, Bi̇jen Nazliel Jan 2019

The Effects Of Early Neurodevelopmental Bobath Approach And Mobilization On Quadriceps Muscle Thickness In Stroke Patients, Arzu Güçlü Gündüz, Gökhan Yazici, Çağla Özkul, Hami̇t Küçük, Hale Zeynep Batur Çağlayan, Bi̇jen Nazliel

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Background/aim: Following stroke, damage to the central nervous system and adaptive changes in muscle tissue are factors responsible for the loss of muscle strength. Even though it is suggested that early physiotherapy and mobilization prevent structural adaptive changes in muscle tissue, studies regarding this issue are insufficient. The aim of this study is to investigate the effects of early physiotherapy and mobilization on quadriceps muscle thickness (QMT) in stroke patients.Materials and methods: Twelve stroke patients who were admitted to the neurology intensive care unit and 13 healthy controls were included in the study. QMT was examined at admission and discharge …


Bedside Measurement Of The Optic Nerve Sheath Diameterwith Ultrasound In Cerebrovascular Disorders, Yücel Yüzbaşioğlu, Sema Yüzbaşioğlu, Selçuk Coşkun, Ferhat İçme, Tolga Öz, Refi̇k Kunt, Si̇nan Becel, Emi̇ne Akçay, Havva Şahi̇n Kavakli Jan 2018

Bedside Measurement Of The Optic Nerve Sheath Diameterwith Ultrasound In Cerebrovascular Disorders, Yücel Yüzbaşioğlu, Sema Yüzbaşioğlu, Selçuk Coşkun, Ferhat İçme, Tolga Öz, Refi̇k Kunt, Si̇nan Becel, Emi̇ne Akçay, Havva Şahi̇n Kavakli

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Background/aim: We aimed to show the role of determination of optic nerve sheath diameter (ONSD) by bedside ultrasonography in an emergency department in the diagnosis of cerebrovascular disorders and its correlation with the clinical picture. Materials and methods: This prospective cross-sectional study included 55 patients with cerebrovascular disorders and 53 controls. Age, sex, ONSD, comorbid disease status, and multidetector computed tomography results of all subjects and application periods and National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale (NIHSS) scores of the patient group were evaluated. Results: The ONSD of the patient and control groups was determined as a median of 5.7 mm …


Diagnostic Utility Of The Sonographic Median To Ulnar Nervecross-Sectional Area Ratio In Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Tuğba Atan, Zafer Günendi̇ Jan 2018

Diagnostic Utility Of The Sonographic Median To Ulnar Nervecross-Sectional Area Ratio In Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Tuğba Atan, Zafer Günendi̇

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Background/aim: The aim of this study was to assess the diagnostic utility of the ultrasonographic ratio of median nerve cross-sectional area (m-CSA) to ulnar nerve cross-sectional area (u-CSA), the m-CSA/u-CSA ratio, in carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS). Materials and methods: Fifty patients with positive symptoms and electromyography results of CTS and 50 healthy matched control subjects were evaluated. Ultrasonographic m-CSA and u-CSA measurements of each participant were made at the level of the pisiform bone and the m-CSA/u-CSA ratio was calculated. Results: Using the m-CSA cut-off value of 11.95 mm2 showed a sensitivity of 80% and a specificity of 80% while …


Advantages Of B-Mode Ultrasound Combined With Strain Elastography In Differentiation Of Idiopathic Granulomatous Mastitis From Malignant Breast Lesions, Serdar Arslan, Fati̇h Öncü, M. Ali̇ Eryilmaz, Mehmet Sedat Durmaz, Ayşegül Altunkeser, Yaşar Ünlü Jan 2018

Advantages Of B-Mode Ultrasound Combined With Strain Elastography In Differentiation Of Idiopathic Granulomatous Mastitis From Malignant Breast Lesions, Serdar Arslan, Fati̇h Öncü, M. Ali̇ Eryilmaz, Mehmet Sedat Durmaz, Ayşegül Altunkeser, Yaşar Ünlü

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Background/aim: To evaluate the diagnostic performance of strain elastography (SE) combined with B-mode ultrasound in distinguishing between idiopathic granulomatous mastitis (IGM) and malignant breast lesions. Materials and methods: Seventy-seven malignant breast lesions and 36 IGM were assessed using B-mode ultrasound and SE. Ultrasonographic findings for all the breast lesions were classified based on the 2013 American College of Radiology Breast Imaging Reporting and Data System (BI-RADS-US), and the SE findings were evaluated based on the strain ratio and a five-point scale. The diagnostic performances of B-mode ultrasonography, SE, and the combination of both methods were compared. Results: Significant differences in …


Ultrasonographic And Clinical Evaluation Of Additional Contribution Of Kinesiotaping Totendon And Nerve Gliding Exercises In The Treatment Of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Pinar Yildirim, Banu Di̇lek, Ebru Şahi̇n, Selmi̇n Gülbahar, Ramazan Kizil Jan 2018

Ultrasonographic And Clinical Evaluation Of Additional Contribution Of Kinesiotaping Totendon And Nerve Gliding Exercises In The Treatment Of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Pinar Yildirim, Banu Di̇lek, Ebru Şahi̇n, Selmi̇n Gülbahar, Ramazan Kizil

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Background and aim: This study aims to ultrasonographically and clinically evaluate the additive contribution of kinesiotaping to tendon and nerve gliding exercises in the treatment of mild or moderate carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS). Materials and methods: Thirty-eight wrists of patients (n = 21) with CTS were randomized into two groups as the intervention group (n = 19) and the control group (n = 19). Tendon and nerve gliding exercises were given to both groups. In the intervention group, additional kinesiotaping was performed three times with 5-day intervals. Functional assessments were performed with the Boston Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Questionnaire and the …


Evaluation And Comparison Of Radiologic-Pathologic Findings In Invasive Cribriform Carcinoma Of The Breast, Pinar Balci, Işil Başara Akin, Nevi̇n Köremezli̇, Meri̇h Güray Durak, Canan Altay, Naci̇ye Si̇nem Gezer, Ali̇ İbrahi̇m Sevi̇nç Jan 2017

Evaluation And Comparison Of Radiologic-Pathologic Findings In Invasive Cribriform Carcinoma Of The Breast, Pinar Balci, Işil Başara Akin, Nevi̇n Köremezli̇, Meri̇h Güray Durak, Canan Altay, Naci̇ye Si̇nem Gezer, Ali̇ İbrahi̇m Sevi̇nç

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Background/aim: This study aimed to report invasive cribriform carcinoma (ICC) with radiological and histopathologic correlations. Materials and methods: Seventy patients with ICC were classified into two groups; pure ICC patients and patients with >50% cribriform carcinoma component were included in group 1, while patients with <50% cribriform carcinoma component were included in group 2. All patients were reviewed according to American College of Radiology (ACR) breast imaging reporting and data system (BI-RADS) lexicon of mammography (MG), ultrasonography (US), and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). One-way analysis of variance tests and t-tests were used for analysis. P < 0.05 was accepted as statistically significant. Results: Eighteen patients were in group 1 and 52 were in group 2. All patients had MG and US, while 24 patients needed MRI. According to MG ACR BI-RADS lexicon evaluation, irregular shape, spiculated margin and indistinct margin, and high density were statistically significantly higher in group 2 than the other group (respectively P = 0.001, P = 0.001, and P= 0.04). Equal density was statistically significantly higher in group 1 than the other group (P = 0.008). According to US ACR BI-RADS lexicon evaluation, irregular shape, spiculated margins, angular margins, microlobulated margins, and nonparallel orientation were more common US findings in group 2 than the other group (respectively P = 0.001, P = 0.001, P = 0.003, P = 0.04, and P = 0.04). The rate of parallel orientation was higher in group 1 than the other group (P = 0.02). Conclusion: Few cases showed benign characteristics and most ICCs appear with typical features of malignancy. Radiologic features of ICC could be better understood and would be helpful for radiologists in diagnosing this rare type of malignancy.


Relationship Of Paratracheal Lymph Nodes With The Progression Of Chronic Autoimmune Thyroiditis: 5-Year Follow-Up Results, Gülhan Akbaba, Di̇lek Berker, Serhat Işik, Nari̇n Nasiroğlu İmga, Feri̇t Keri̇m Küçükler, Yasemi̇n Tütüncü, Serdar Güler Jan 2017

Relationship Of Paratracheal Lymph Nodes With The Progression Of Chronic Autoimmune Thyroiditis: 5-Year Follow-Up Results, Gülhan Akbaba, Di̇lek Berker, Serhat Işik, Nari̇n Nasiroğlu İmga, Feri̇t Keri̇m Küçükler, Yasemi̇n Tütüncü, Serdar Güler

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Background/aim: To examine changes in paratracheal lymph nodes (PLNs) and the relationship with the course of the disease in patients with chronic autoimmune thyroiditis (CAT) 5 years after diagnosis. Materials and methods: A total of 169 patients with newly diagnosed CAT and 53 healthy subjects were included in the study. All patients underwent ultrasonographic (US) examinations of the thyroid, paratracheal regions, and examined thyroid function tests. Eighty-four patients who were euthyroid at baseline and who were contacted 5 years after the diagnosis were reevaluated by US and thyroid function tests. Results: The PLNs frequency was significantly higher in the CAT …


Relation Of Age And Sex With Carotid Intima Media Thickness In Healthy Children, Ali̇ Koçyi̇ği̇t, Mustafa Doğan, İsmai̇l Yilmaz, Murat Çağlar, Celi̇le Hati̇poğlu, Fi̇gen Koçyi̇ği̇t, Duygu Herek, Nevzat Karabulut Jan 2014

Relation Of Age And Sex With Carotid Intima Media Thickness In Healthy Children, Ali̇ Koçyi̇ği̇t, Mustafa Doğan, İsmai̇l Yilmaz, Murat Çağlar, Celi̇le Hati̇poğlu, Fi̇gen Koçyi̇ği̇t, Duygu Herek, Nevzat Karabulut

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To investigate the age- and sex-associated carotid intima media thickness (cIMT) changes in healthy children to determine the age- and sex-specific normal range of values for childhood. Materials and methods: This study examined 91 healthy school-age children aged 7-15 years prospectively. Standardized sonographic cIMT measurements and analyses were performed. Body mass index and blood pressure were obtained, and atherosclerotic risk factors were investigated. Age-and sex-specific cIMT measurements for different age groups were calculated and the relation with sex was investigated. Results: Regarding the total study group, mean cIMT measurements for age groups 7-9, 10-12, and 13-15 years were 4.1 ± …


The Value Of Ultrasonography And Tumor Markers In The Differential Diagnosis Of Postmenopausal Ovarian Cysts, Fi̇li̇z Avşar, Emel Şi̇mşek, Sitki İsenli̇k, Mustafa Uzun, Eda Özyi̇ği̇t, Ayşegül Çi̇nkaya, Mehmet Gümüş, Emi̇ne Çelen, Işik Üstüner, Levent Keski̇n, Serpi̇l Aydoğmuş Jan 2009

The Value Of Ultrasonography And Tumor Markers In The Differential Diagnosis Of Postmenopausal Ovarian Cysts, Fi̇li̇z Avşar, Emel Şi̇mşek, Sitki İsenli̇k, Mustafa Uzun, Eda Özyi̇ği̇t, Ayşegül Çi̇nkaya, Mehmet Gümüş, Emi̇ne Çelen, Işik Üstüner, Levent Keski̇n, Serpi̇l Aydoğmuş

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Aim: To evaluate the use of tumor markers in the differentiation of malignant and benign ovarian cysts in the postmenopausal period. Materials and Methods: The study included postmenopausal 46 patients with ovarian cysts that were assessed pre- and postoperatively using CA125 levels, ultrasonographic findings, and histopathological examination at the Obstetrics and Gynecology Clinic, Ankara Atatürk Training and Research Hospital. Results: Mean age of menopause onset was 46 years and mean duration of menopause was 11 years. Histopathological examination revealed that 28.3% of the ovarian cysts were malignant and 71.7% were benign. Of the malignant cysts, 84% were unilateral, with a …


Ultrasonographic Mapping Reduces The Complications Of Diagnostic Laparoscopy For Abdominal Tuberculosis, Müjdat Balkan, Arzu Balkan, Taner Yi̇ği̇t, Mutlu Sağlam, Yüksel Ateş, Ahmet Tüzün Jan 2007

Ultrasonographic Mapping Reduces The Complications Of Diagnostic Laparoscopy For Abdominal Tuberculosis, Müjdat Balkan, Arzu Balkan, Taner Yi̇ği̇t, Mutlu Sağlam, Yüksel Ateş, Ahmet Tüzün

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Background and Aim: Diagnostic laparoscopy is of great value in the early diagnosis of abdominal tuberculosis and to help improve bed turnover. Diagnostic laparoscopy, however, is subject to all the risks and complications inherent to any invasive procedure. Our aim was to evaluate the role of ultrasonography in the prevention of complications when using diagnostic laparoscopy, and to present its efficacy in the monitoring of response to therapy. Materials and Methods: Nineteen male patients who had ascites with unknown etiology or with suspected abdominal tuberculosis were recruited. In order to analyze the potential role of ultrasonographic mapping as an aid …


The Prevalence Of Pleural Effusion In Pregnant Women: A Pilot Study, Ebru Di̇kensoy, Özcan Balat, Öner Di̇kensoy Jan 2006

The Prevalence Of Pleural Effusion In Pregnant Women: A Pilot Study, Ebru Di̇kensoy, Özcan Balat, Öner Di̇kensoy

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Pleural effusions are very common in general population. There are more than 50 reasons for the etiology. There is limited data on the prevalence of pleural effusions in a population of pregnant women. We prospectively screened 45 pregnant women between May and October 2006. All the pregnant women underwent thoracic ultrasonography during their routine check. Five out of 45 subjects (11%) had minimal and bilateral pleural effusion. None of the subjects was symptomatic. All of the effusions regressed without any intervention. In conclusion, the prevalence of pleural effusions is not rare during pregnancy and physicians should be aware of the …


A True Aneurysm Of The Profunda Femoris Artery: A Case Report And The Review Of The Literature, Bumi̇n Deği̇rmenci̇, Erol Bozdoğan, Ali̇ Er, Çağri Şenyücel, Sitki Gülhan, Ramazan Albayrak, Mutlu Sağlam Jan 2006

A True Aneurysm Of The Profunda Femoris Artery: A Case Report And The Review Of The Literature, Bumi̇n Deği̇rmenci̇, Erol Bozdoğan, Ali̇ Er, Çağri Şenyücel, Sitki Gülhan, Ramazan Albayrak, Mutlu Sağlam

Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences

True aneurysms of the PFA are uncommon. Rupture risk in true PFA aneurysms are extremely high (42%). Therefore a rapid evaluation and treatment planning is essential. Ultrasonography and color Doppler ultrasonography have priority in diagnosis of these cases. Angiography, CT and CT angiography are performed in conjunction with ultrasonography for planning the procedure before surgical treatment and follow-up after treatment.


Prenatal Diagnosis Of A Trisomy 13 Case Associated With Holoprosencephaly By Ultrasonography And Quantitative Fluorescent Pcr, N. Lale Şatiroğlu Tufan, A. Çevi̇k Tufan, Başak Yildirim, Babür Kaleli̇, C. Nur Semerci̇, Ferda Bi̇r, Füsun Düzcan, Hüseyi̇n Bağci Jan 2005

Prenatal Diagnosis Of A Trisomy 13 Case Associated With Holoprosencephaly By Ultrasonography And Quantitative Fluorescent Pcr, N. Lale Şatiroğlu Tufan, A. Çevi̇k Tufan, Başak Yildirim, Babür Kaleli̇, C. Nur Semerci̇, Ferda Bi̇r, Füsun Düzcan, Hüseyi̇n Bağci

Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences

ŞATIROĞLU TUFAN^{1,2}, A. Çevik TUFAN^{2,3}, Başak YILDIRIM^4, Babür KALELİ^4, C. Nur SEMERCİ^1, Ferda BİR^5, Füsun DÜZCAN^1, Hüseyin BAĞCI^{1,2} ^1Department of Medical Biology, Center for Genetic Diagnosis, Molecular Genetics Laboratory, Faculty of Medicine, Pamukkale University, Denizli - Turkey ^2Pamukkale University Research Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, Denizli - Turkey ^3Department of Histology and Embryology, Faculty of Medicine, Pamukkale University, Denizli - Turkey ^4Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Faculty of Medicine, Pamukkale University, Denizli - Turkey ^5Department of Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, Pamukkale University, Denizli - Turkey


Influence Of Cigarette Smoking On Thyroid Gland Volume: An Ultrasonographic Approach, Fatma Gül Aksoy, Özcan Kesi̇m Jan 2002

Influence Of Cigarette Smoking On Thyroid Gland Volume: An Ultrasonographic Approach, Fatma Gül Aksoy, Özcan Kesi̇m

Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences

The aim of the present prospective study was to investigate the influence of smoking on ultrasonographically determined thyroid gland volume and echo-texture in a large randomly selected group of 500 healthy subjects of both sexes from a non-iodine deficient area. An accurate ultrasonographic technique and the Brunn method were used to determine the thyroid volume of each volunteer. The examiners had no idea of the smoking habits of the volunteers. In 257 non-smokers the mean value of the right thyroid lobe volume and the left thyroid lobe volume were 7.97 ± 5.27 ml and 6,94 ± 4.82 ml respectively, whereas …


Bizarre Blood Flow Patterns Detected By Transvaginal Pulsed And Color Doppler Ultrasonography In Ectopic Pregnancies, Eyüp Eki̇ci̇, Kubilay Vi̇cdan, Muammer Doğan, Kazım Aral, Tuğrul Aydoğdu, Oya Gökmen Jan 1998

Bizarre Blood Flow Patterns Detected By Transvaginal Pulsed And Color Doppler Ultrasonography In Ectopic Pregnancies, Eyüp Eki̇ci̇, Kubilay Vi̇cdan, Muammer Doğan, Kazım Aral, Tuğrul Aydoğdu, Oya Gökmen

Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences

The characteristics of blood flow patterns detected by transvaginal pulsed and color Doppler ultrasonography were evoluated in ectopic pregnanacies. Two hundred and fifteen patients with surgically and histopathologically confirmed ectopic preg-nancies were included in this study. Of 215 patients, 113 (52.5 %) had an ectopic trophoblastic flow. 106 of them (93.8 %)showed a typical trophoblastic flow characterized by a high-velocity and low-impedance flow, whereas 7 (6.2 %) had bizarre blood waveforms including high-impedance and reversed diastolic flow. It was concluded that although most of the cases with ectopic pregnancy demonstrate a typical flow, a wide range of flow waveforms including …


Transvaginal Color Doppler Analysis Of Benign Uterine Leiomyomas, Nuri Danişman, Eyüp Eki̇ci̇, Ahmet Z. Işik, C. Gürkan Zorlu, Oya Gökmen Jan 1998

Transvaginal Color Doppler Analysis Of Benign Uterine Leiomyomas, Nuri Danişman, Eyüp Eki̇ci̇, Ahmet Z. Işik, C. Gürkan Zorlu, Oya Gökmen

Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences

In this study, the blood flow velocity waveforms of the leiomyoma, uterine artery and myometrium with color doppler ultrasound were analyzed in patients with postoperative diagnosis of benign uterine leiomyomas and 15 healthy volunteers as a control group were enrolled into the study. The lowest RI and PI values obtained from uterine leiomyomas were 0.39 and 0.93. Mean RI and PI values obtained from uterine leiomyomas were 0.39 and 0.93. Mean RI of mometrial blood flow was 0.57, while mean PI was 0.98. These measurements were done by using the color flows that were obtained from either center visualized and …