Bülent Acunaş

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PURPOSE Our center's experience with Ultraflex, Flamingo, SR stent and Flexstent for the palliation of malignant esophageal strictures is reported, and current pertinent literature is reviewed. MATERIAL AND METHODS Stents have been placed under fluoroscopic guidance between August 1993 and February 2002 for the palliation of malignant dysphagia in 116(More)
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)
With the development of newer stent designs and delivery systems, metallic stents are currently established component of nonsurgical treatment of gastrointestinal obstructions. The use of metallic stents is not intended to be curative but palliative. This palliation may be intended for the rest of the patient's life with unresectable disease or as a(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the diagnostic efficiency of multislice CT colonography in the detection of colorectal tumors by comparing it with conventional colonography in patients with high risk of colorectal cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS Thirty-seven patients who had undergone conventional colonoscopy because of a suspicion of colorectal cancer were scanned(More)
Multidetector computed tomography (MDCT) angiography has provided excellent opportunities for advancement of computed tomography (CT) technology and clinical applications. It has a wide range of applications in the abdomen including vascular pathologies either occlusive or aneurysmal; enables the radiologist to produce vascular mapping that clearly show(More)
BACKGROUND While administering medication through intramuscular injection, the ventrogluteal site must be used instead of the dorsogluteal site, and it is of great significance to locate the ventrogluteal site correctly. OBJECTIVE To determine the reliability of two different methods used to determine the ventrogluteal site in intramuscular injection(More)
Human cystic echinococcosis (CE) continues to be a major health problem in developing countries. A review of current literature discloses four alternatives for the management of active CE, consisting of surgery, percutaneous treatment (PT), chemotherapy, and follow-up without intervention, but no clear guidelines for directing patients to the different(More)
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