Bilge M Bilgic

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The purpose of this study was to evaluate the subcutaneous connective tissue reactions to ProRoot, mineral trioxide aggregate (MTA; Dentsply), and Oralloy, high-copper amalgam (Coltene). These materials were placed in polyethylene tubes and implanted into dorsal connective tissue of Wistar albino rats, and tissue biopsies were collected and histologically(More)
BACKGROUND Osteosarcoma is a rare malignancy, and patients with this disease benefit from adjuvant chemotherapy. While cisplatin, anthracyclines and ifosfamide are the most commonly used agents in the treatment of osteosarcoma, a search for the best combination with higher efficacy and minimal toxicity continues. We planned to evaluate the efficacy of(More)
OBJECTIVES Despite the developments in chemotherapy protocols, improvement in the survival rates of osteosarcoma has been limited. We evaluated the effect of certain prognosis-related proteins on survival of patients with osteosarcoma. METHODS Data from 45 patients (24 males, 21 females) who were treated and followed-up for osteosarcoma were reviewed.(More)
Pancreatic cystic lesions are usually inflammatory pseudocysts (90%) or, infrequently, neoplastic processes [1]. A lymphoepithelial cyst (LEC) of the pancreas is a rare true cyst of this organ and is lined by squamous epithelial tissue surrounded by lymphoid tissue with germinal centers [2]. This rarely seen lesion should be considered in the differential(More)
PURPOSE To assess the role of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), particularly signal intensity changes, in predicting the dedifferentiation of parosteal osteosarcoma, and to evaluate other factors that may affect grading on MRI. MATERIALS AND METHODS MRI of 12 patients with parosteal osteosarcoma diagnosed on plain radiography were reviewed with regard to(More)
We report 4 cases of malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumors (MPNST) with neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1). Mean age was 29.5. Two of them had a family history. Three of them were male. All of them had enlarging mass and pain in the background of neurofibromas. Locations were popliteal, thigh and forearm. The masses were greater than 5 cm in diameter in each(More)
We investigated the effects of lipopolysachharide (LPS) on functional and structural properties of the blood-brain barrier (BBB) during pentylenetetrazole (PTZ)-induced epileptic seizures in rats. Arterial blood pressure was significantly elevated during epileptic seizures irrespective of LPS pretreatment. Plasma levels of interleukin (IL)-1, interleukin(More)
OBJECTIVES The purpose of this in vivo study was to histopathologically evaluate the inflammatory reaction incited by Vicryl in rats and compare this material with various suture materials that are widely used in the clinic. SUBJECTS AND METHODS Four different suture materials, catgut, silk, polypropylene, and Vicryl were used in soft tissues of 32(More)
The primary objective of this study is to review the clinical characteristics of 25 patients in the adult and late adolescent age group, diagnosed and treated with small round cell tumors involving soft tissues (extraosseous Ewing sarcoma, rhabdo-myosarcoma, primitive neuroectodermal tumor, and undiffer-entiated small round cell tumors). Additionally,(More)
We report the clinical course in a 25-year-old male patient of neurofibromatosis with malignant triton tumour (MTT). Triton tumour is a peripheral nerve sheath tumour with rhabdomyoblastic differentiation. This is relatively rare tumour of head and neck region and only 26 cases have been reported to date. The present case is the first reported MTT of(More)