Ali Menteş

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Hydatid liver disease caused by Echinococcus granulosus is a serious problem in regions where the parasite is endemic. The treatment of choice is surgery, however, it is associated with recurrence rates of up to 30%. Medical treatment with benzimidazole derivatives has limited success. The treatment modalities for hydatid liver disease are reviewed in(More)
Forty-three patients with unilocular hydatid cyst of the liver were divided into three groups. Omentoplasty (n = 15) was performed in group 1, introflexion (n = 18) in group 2 and a combination of both (n = 10) in group 3. Patients with omentoplasty developed fewer complications and had a significantly shorter hospitalization than those with introflexion.(More)
Gastric outlet obstruction due to peptic duodenal stricture (pyloric stenosis) was treated with parietal cell vagotomy and dilatation of the stricture in 32 patients. Follow-up is in the range of 5 years in 37.4% of the patients, while 6 to 10 years follow-up is available in 62.4% of the patients. At their last follow-up, 74.9% of the patients were in(More)
Acute pancreatitis (AP) is known to be a rare complication of hydatid disease. We present two cases of AP due to intrabiliary ruptured hydatid cysts of the liver. High serum and urine amylase levels and ultrasonographic findings, compatible with AP, were detected. On ultrasonography and computed tomography dilated bile ducts and cystic masses in the liver(More)
Diagnosis of liver infestation by Echinococcus alveolaris (EA) is based on serologic, sonographic and CT findings. Literature review yielded only one report discussing the MRI findings of hepatic EA infestation. In this report, we present a case of hepatic EA infestation with its correlative CT, MRI and histological findings. CT showed hypodense mass(More)
The effect of intravenous aspirin on the exocrine pancreatic secretion was investigated in a feline isolated pancreaticoduodenal preparation. The study group received a 500 mg/kg bolus dose of aspirin intravenously. Duodenal washouts were collected for six hours. The serum and perfusate aspirin content increased significantly after aspirin administration (p(More)
Sweet taste is a powerful factor influencing food acceptance. The peripheral taste response to sugar is mediated by the TAS1R2/TAS1R3 taste receptors. The aim of the study was to determine the relationship between TAS1R2 (rs35874116 or rs9701796) and/or TAS1R3 (rs307355) single nucleotide polymorphisms with dental caries experience in schoolchildren. A(More)
Nontraumatic rapid growing giant fat necrosis of the breast mimicking breast tumors is a rare clinical manifestation. The imaging features of the fat necrosis which range from benign to malign findings may be better explained with associated aetiology. The present paper reports a 54-year old woman with a rapid growing, fibrous, and hard giant mass(More)
The postoperative ultrasound pattern in 33 patients with previous surgery for unilocular hydatid disease of the liver was investigated. Each patient was submitted to liver scanning with 99mTc pertecnate, as well as to real time ultrasound examination. The patients were divided into three groups according to the type of surgery performed, namely; omentopexy,(More)
Transcatheter arterial embolization (TAE) is alternatively employed to surgical resection in the management of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). TAE through the hepatic artery is sometimes insufficient since the blood supply to HCC may be from the collateral vessels as well. We report a case of HCC with abdominal wall invasion who underwent TAE through the(More)