Baki Hekimoğlu

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OBJECTIVE Percutaneous treatment of hydatid cysts is relatively new, and the data related to it are limited. The purpose of this study was to provide additional data to strengthen the proof of its effectiveness. SUBJECTS AND METHODS One hundred sixty-eight hepatic cysts in 111 patients were treated using a percutaneous approach under sonographic and(More)
A prospective comparison of different direct and indirect Doppler parameters with angiography was performed to determine the most useful Doppler parameters and threshold values for the detection of significant (> or =60%) renal artery stenosis (RAS). The best combination of parameters was found to be the use of direct parameters of peak systolic velocity(More)
STUDY DESIGN Patients with Lenke type 1 single thoracic idiopathic scoliosis were included in this prospective study. All patients had preoperative magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). OBJECTIVE To examine the frequency of neural axis abnormalities and the need for preoperative MRI in this group of patients. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA Because of the(More)
GOALS To assess the pulmonary involvement detected by pulmonary function tests (PFT) and high-resolution computed tomography (HRCT) in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) patients and to investigate the relationship of the pulmonary abnormalities with respiratory symptoms and bowel disease activity. METHODS 23 patients with ulcerative colitis, 13 patients(More)
A prospective study was designed to figure out the percentages of the left renal vein variations using routine lumbar spinal magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in patients with neurological problems. Between March 2010 and October 2010, the study population was recruited from a total of 2,644 consecutive patients who would undergo a routine lumbar spinal MRI(More)
We describe a 14-year-old boy with a 5-year history of familial Mediterranean fever (FMF), treated with colchicine, who developed polyarteritis nodosa (PAN). He was admitted to our hospital with fever, general weakness, arthritis, and purpura. Five weeks after adminission, hypertension was noted. Skin biopsy showed perivascular leukocyte infiltration in the(More)
This study aimed to evaluate the efficacy of percutaneous treatment of giant abdominal hydatid cysts. In this study, 15 abdominal giant hydatid cysts were treated with the catheterization technique, which included puncture of the cyst, aspiration of fluid, instillation and respiration of hypertonic saline solution, and catheterization and sclerosant therapy(More)
OBJECTIVES We investigated the presence of neural axis abnormalities by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in patients with clinically and radiologically confirmed absolute flexible thoracic curves (King-Moe type III). METHODS Preoperative MRI scans of 84 patients (34 males, 50 females; mean age 14.1 years; range 11 to 17 years) with adolescent idiopathic(More)
Hydatid disease (echinococcosis) is a parasitic infection caused by the larval stage of the tapeworm Echinococcus. In humans, the two main forms are cystic hydatid disease, caused by E. granulosus, and less frequently alveolar hydatid disease, caused by E. multilocularis. They can be found in various sites in the body. The purpose of this essay is to(More)