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BACKGROUND Posterior fossa syndrome (PFS) is defined as the temporary and complete loss of speech after posterior fossa surgery. The goal of this study was to identify incidence and risk factors for PFS and to determine accompanying neurobehavioral and psychologic problems. PROCEDURE Between May 2007 and April 2009, children with brain tumors having(More)
Renal involvement is a common finding in non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma (NHL). Acute renal failure at initial presentation due to lymphomatous infiltration of the kidneys has been described infrequently. We report a 17-year-old male who presented with acute renal failure due to massive lymphomatous infiltration of the kidneys, which necessitated hemodialysis. The(More)
BACKGROUND Mediastinal germ cell tumors (GCTs) are rare and usually located in anterior mediastinum. We aimed to review clinical and pathological characteristics of these tumors. PROCEDURE Between 1973 and 2011, 24 children with mediastinal GCTs were diagnosed. Hospital files were reviewed for presenting complaints, clinical, radiological and other(More)
The purpose of this study was to evaluate inherited and acquired prothrombotic risk factors among children with malignancies who have thrombosis and emphasize the importance of inherited prothrombotic risk factors. Thirty-seven consecutive children with thrombosis and malignancy were included in this study. The patients were evaluated separately for time of(More)
Seven patients with salivary gland tumors who underwent between 1972 and 2012 were retrospectively evaluated. The age of the patients ranged from 6.3 to 13 years old; five were females and two were males. Five patients had stage IVa, one patient had stage I, and one patient had stage II disease. The surgical margin was found to be positive in five cases.(More)
The aim of the study is to evaluate the etiologic and clinical characteristics, treatment regimens, and outcome of the patients with intracranial tumors presenting with central diabetes insipidus (DI). Sixty-nine patients with intracranial tumors presenting with central DI between 1972 and 2012 were retrospectively evaluated. Fifty-three out of 69 patients(More)
Langerhans cell histiocytosis (LCH) is a disorder with unclear etiology and pathogenesis characterized by abnormal clonal proliferation and accumulation of antigen presenting Langerhans' cells at various tissues and organs. Almost all organs or systems may be involved, and the prognosis depends on the involved sites and the presence of organ dysfunction.(More)
Febrile neutropenia (FEN) is a leading complication of intensive chemotherapy. With this prospective randomized study, the authors aimed to compare the effectiveness of sulbactam-cefoperazone (SC) versus carbapenems, as empirical monotherapy in febrile neutropenic children with lymphoma and solid tumors. Febrile neutropenic children (age ≤16 years)(More)
Neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) is an autosomal dominant hereditary neurocutaneous syndrome characterized by multi-system involvement and an increased incidence of both benign and malignant tumors. In this study, we evaluated the clinical presentation and prognosis of NF1 and malignancy. Between 1975 and 2013, 26 (5%) of the 473 patients with NF1 at our(More)
Besides their complications, totally implantable venous access devices (TIVADs) increase the quality of life in children with cancer. The aim of this study was analysis of infectious complications and results of conservative management in TIVADs. Three hundred and one catheters were implanted in 283 patients between February 1991 and January 2005.(More)