Attila Okten

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BACKGROUND Radical resection is the only potentially curative treatment for hepatic alveolar echinococcosis (AE). Although Turkey is an endemic region, population screening is not performed and early diagnosis is rare. Consequently, surgeons are compelled to explore possibilities such as near-total resection and biliodigestive anastomosis for palliation of(More)
A 16-year-old male was admitted with fatigue and pallor of two years duration. Physical examination showed bilateral hand abnormalities, microcephaly, microphthalmia, and pallor. In his family history, it is noted that his cousin had similar findings but the other family members were noted as normal. The blood smear and bone marrow aspiration biopsy showed(More)
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