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For several years, the lack of consensus on definition, nomenclature, natural history, and biology of serrated polyps (SPs) of the colon has created considerable confusion among pathologists. According to the latest WHO classification, the family of SPs comprises hyperplastic polyps (HPs), sessile serrated adenomas/polyps (SSA/Ps), and traditional serrated(More)
A mutation in the methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) gene is known as one of the causes of hyperhomocyteinemia. The oxidation products of homocysteine can initiate lipid peroxidation, which has a central role in the pathogenesis of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). We aimed to assess the possible role of the MTHFR C677T mutation in the(More)
OBJECTIVES Fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) of the thyroid is a non-invasive, cost-effective screening procedure that is valuable for distinguishing neoplastic lesions from non-neoplastic nodules. The aim of this study was to determine the diagnostic accuracy of FNACs performed at our institution by correlating FNAC results with histopathological(More)
14141 Background: Hepatocelluler carcinoma (HCC) related mortality remains high although recent advances in management in cancer therapy. Treatment options of HCC can be surgical resection, percutaneus alcohol injection (PAI), transcatheter arterial embolisation (TAE), radiofrequency ablation (RF), systemic chemotherapy or liver transplantation. However it(More)
Wilson's disease is a hereditary disorder of copper metabolism that results in the accumulation of copper in the body, primarily in the liver, brain, and cornea. Hepatocellular carcinoma, in contrast to other causes of cirrhosis, is seldom associated with Wilson's disease. We present a 12-yr-old boy with Wilson's disease in whom hepatocellular carcinoma was(More)
BACKGROUND The term of acquired perforating dermatosis (APD) comprises the perforating dermatoses occurring in adult patients. Clinical and histological features of the disease are not uniform, and may resemble any of the four classic perforating disorders: elastosis perforans serpiginosa, reactive perforating collagenosis, perforating folliculitis or(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the effects of smoking on ocular surface. DESIGN Prospective, comparative, interventional case series. METHODS setting: Institutional. study population: Sixty smokers (33 men, 27 women) and 34 healthy subjects (18 men, 16 women) were enrolled into this study. Patients with associated ophthalmic or systemic diseases, and history of(More)
OBJECTIVE To report a case of lumbar myxopapillary ependymoma in whom neuroradiological and surgical findings strongly suggested neurofibroma. CLINICAL PRESENTATION The patient presented with a 2 year history of progressive monoparesthesia and monoparesia of his right leg. He reported having minimal fecal and urinary incontinence. INTERVENTION Total(More)
Mediastinal lymphangiomas are very rare tumors among the slow-growing mediastinal masses in the literature. We present the successful resection of a 52-year-old woman who was referred to our hospital. Past medical history consisted of surgical treatment for cervical mass and pathological diagnosis of lymphoma nine years earlier. She underwent postoperative(More)
The aim of this study was to determine the risk of polyps <6 and between 6 and 10 mm in terms of progression to malignancy and to evaluate the influence of age, gender, and colonic localization on malignancy development. Thirteen hundred sixty-nine polyps <10 mm identified in 680 patients were retrospectively evaluated. Sixty-seven and two-tenths percent of(More)