Şermin Özkal

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Autoimmune lymphoproliferative syndrome (ALPS) is a rare disease occurring in childhood. Recently, it has been shown that heritable mutations in Fas or Fas ligand genes, which regulate lymphocyte survival by triggering apoptosis of lymphocytes, are the most frequent cause of ALPS. Patients with ALPS frequently have lymphadenopathy, splenomegaly and(More)
Calcium pyrophosphate dihydrate (CPPD) crystal deposition disease has multiple clinical features with variable courses creating several pitfalls in clinical diagnosis. There are number of reported cases mimicking malignant skeletal tumors such as chondrosarcoma. However, no case of CPPD disease with radiographic noncalcified soft tissue mass has been(More)
Objectives: The treatment of Achilles tendon disorders remains controversial. This study was designed to observe the local early and late term effects of intratendinous hylan G-F 20 injections on experimentally induced rat Achilles tendonitis. Materials and methods: After inducing Achilles degeneration with local corticosteroid injections in the Achilles(More)
BACKGROUND Achilles tendon ruptures are characterized by a long recovery period, high re-rupture rate and late return to work. To overcome these difficulties and augment tendon repair, many agents have been used. AIMS To determine the effect of autologous platelet rich plasma (PRP) in the treatment of Achilles tendon ruptures in rabbits. STUDY DESIGN(More)
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Dear Editor, We read with interest by Lee et al. (1) about “Retropharyngeal Spindle Cell/Pleomorphic Lipoma”, published in the May/June issue of the 2013 Korean Journal of Radiology. We would like to report a distinct radiologic presentation of a “fat-free” retropharyngeal spindle cell lipoma on magnetic resonance (MR) imaging. Our patient was a 54-year-old(More)
UNLABELLED Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) is a pediatric malignancy associated with remissions and relapses. Common relapsing sitesare meninges, testis and ovary. Testicular scintigraphy is a highly specific modality used mainly in the differential diagnosis of testicular torsion and epidydimitis/epidydimo-orchitis. There is only one interesting image(More)
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