Abdullah Okur

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PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to report on the first experiences with freehand single-photon emission-computed tomography (freehand SPECT) in sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB) in patients with malignant melanoma. Freehand SPECT is a novel imaging modality combining gamma probes, surgical navigation systems, and emission tomography algorithms,(More)
A 23-year-old man had been coughing with hemoptysis, and had received tuberculostatic medication for four months without any benefit. Upon referral, two-dimensional echocardiography showed a cystic mass located in the anterior right-ventricular wall, without any protrusion into the ventricular cavity. CT examination revealed three cysts in the lung fields(More)
BACKGROUND Sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB) in melanoma using one-dimensional gamma probes is a standard of care worldwide. Reports on the performance are claimed by most groups to successfully detect the SLNs during the surgical procedure in almost 100% of the patients. In clinical practice, however, several issues remain which are usually not addressed:(More)
This is the first report of Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) related to Legionnella pneumophilia infection. A 13-year-old boy presented with acute dysphagia and dyspnea. He lived in a rural area and had a history of drinking potable deep-hole water. The patient was intubated because of increased respiratory distress. A positive direct fluoresein antigen test(More)
BACKGROUND Off-pump implantation of left ventricular assist device (LVAD) axial or centrifugal flow pumps in patients with low ejection fraction (EF) is of major clinical relevance. In addition, all pre-clinical, long-term implantations performed so far have been carried out in healthy animals, but this does not reflect the eventual clinical setting. In(More)
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