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OBJECTIVE To assess the efficacy of transrectal ultrasonography (TRUS) in the evaluation of hematospermia. MATERIAL AND METHODS This study included 54 patients with hematospermia. Patients age range was between 25 and 75 years (mean=49.7 years). All patients were evaluated by TRUS using a biplane transducer and a Toshiba SSA-270A device. RESULTS TRUS(More)
We present cross-sectional imaging findings in eight patients with ureter tumors. Eight patients were examined by computed tomography (CT), seven by ultrasonography (US), and five by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). All the lesions were detected by the three modalities. All modalities were accurate in excluding the periureteral invasion and lymphadenopathy(More)
OBJECTIVE The objective of this study was to investigate the value of contrast material-filled virtual cystoscopy in the detection of bladder tumors. MATERIALS AND METHODS Thirty-nine patients who had recent diagnosis or were followed up due to priory history of bladder tumor underwent virtual cystoscopy. After the intravenous injection of contrast(More)
OBJECTIVES Computerized tomography (CT) is used in the preoperative staging of invasive bladder carcinoma. We evaluated the role of CT for detecting perivesical invasion and lymph node metastases in patients who had undergone radical cystectomy and pelvic lymphadenectomy for invasive bladder carcinoma. PATIENTS AND METHODS We retrospectively analyzed the(More)
Percutaneous nephrostomy (PCN) in a nondilated pelvicaliceal system is technically challenging. We describe an effective method to achieve transient dilatation of the pelvicaliceal system via induction of diuresis using infusion of a diuretic agent in normal saline, therefore allowing easier access to the pelvicaliceal system. Under real-time ultrasound(More)
PURPOSE Accurately estimating transition zone volume is important for the medical or surgical management of symptomatic benign prostatic hyperplasia and determination of prostate specific antigen density of the transition zone. We evaluated whether preoperative transrectal ultrasound measurements of the transition zone predict enucleated adenoma weight. (More)
INTRODUCTION Prostatic abscess (PA) is a very uncommon disorder. The value of transrectal ultrasound (TRUS) guided aspiration in the treatment of PA has not been clearly defined. We present our experience with six such patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS Between July 1997 and December 2002, six patients with PA were diagnosed by TRUS and treated by TRUS(More)
The plain-film, ultrasonography and computed tomography findings of retained surgical sponges (gossypibomas) are described in three patients. When a mass with hyperechoic wavy structures and posterior acoustic shadowing is seen on ultrasonography, the history of previous surgery must be questioned. Gossypiboma should be included in the differential(More)
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS To evaluate airway sufficiency and airflow dynamics in a group of patients who underwent a posterior transverse laser cordotomy (PTLC) procedure. STUDY DESIGN Mixed methods research, university hospital setting. METHODS Sixteen patients who underwent a PTLC procedure volunteered to be involved in this study. Dyspnea levels, voice,(More)