Bülent Acunaş

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Thalassemia is a kind of chronic, inherited, microcytic anemia characterized by defective hemoglobin synthesis and ineffective erythropoiesis. In all thalassemias clinical features that result from anemia, transfusional, and absorptive iron overload are similar but vary in severity. The radiographic features of β-thalassemia are due in large part to marrow(More)
Hydatid disease (HD) may develop in almost any part of the body. The liver is the most frequently involved organ (75 %), followed by the lung (15 %) and the remainder of the body (10 %). Hydatid cysts with unusual localizations may cause serious problems in the differential diagnosis. In this article the various imaging findings of hydatid cysts with(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)
Congenital posterolateral diaphragmatic defects, such as Bochdalek hernias (BHs), usually present during the neonatal period with respiratory symptoms and are associated with significant mortality (1). However, a subset of patients with BHs may remain asymptomatic during childhood, and the condition may present as a surgical emergency in adulthood (2).(More)
Sarcoidosis is a multisystemic disease of unknown aetiology characterised by noncaseating granulomatous inflammation with varying presentation and prognosis. Osseous disease reported in 1–13 % of cases commonly involves hands and feet; however, vertebral sarcoidosis is rare. This report describes the radiologic, CT, MRI and radionuclide imaging findings of(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)
A 22-year-old man presented with a history of painless priapism for 3 months. On physical examination the corporal bodies were turgid and not tender, while the glanse and the corpus spongiosum were soft and compressible. No trauma was reported. Color Doppler sonography (CDS) was performed using a GE Logique 400 (General Electric Medical Systems, Milwaukee,(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)
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)
Transarterial embolization of liver hemangiomas has not been considered to be consistently effective. The charts of 25 patients who underwent superselective transarterial chemoembolization with the bleomycin–lipiodol emulsion were evaluated retrospectively. Twenty-two patients had abdominal pain; asymptomatic/vaguely symptomatic enlargement was the(More)