Duzgun Yildirim

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OBJECTIVE To compare the development of temporal bone in normal and atretic ears and to assess some radiological landmarks that could be important in the hearing restoration interventions in such patients. MATERIAL AND METHODS Thirty-five patients with 40 atretic external ears were evaluated with temporal bone CT and compared to a control group of 40(More)
OBJECTIVES Disc displacement is accepted as one of major findings in temporomandibular disorders. Correlation between lateral pterygoid muscle (LPM) attachment type to the disc-condyle complex and TMJ dysfunction has rarely been discussed and still not clarified. The purpose of this study was to assess the prevalence LPM attachment type to the disc-condyle(More)
PURPOSE Urinary stones are common and can be diagnosed with computed tomography (CT) easily. In this study, we aimed to specify the opacity characteristics of various types of calcified foci that develop through the urinary system by using an image analysis program. With this method, we try to differentiate the calculi from the non-calculous opacities and(More)
Fine needle aspiration biopsy (FNAB) is the gold standard for the diagnosis of lymphoma in Hashimoto's thyroiditis and is able to differentiate between benign, inflammatory or malignant nodules, classifying them as either true nodules or pseudonodules. This technique is, however, invasive. The present study aimed to differentiate pseudonodules from true(More)
Fine-needle aspiration biopsy (FNAB) is an important tool for diagnosing thyroid nodules; however, nondiagnostic results are a problem with FNAB. We evaluated the optimal targeting area of thyroid nodules for FNAB by using ultrasound elastography (USE) to reduce nondiagnostic results. Between December 2008 and November 2010, 96 consecutive prospective(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Pain caused by medial superior cluneal nerve entrapment (MSCNE) is an infrequent cause of unilateral low back pain. There is limited information about this neuropathy in the literature. In this study, the etiologic factors leading to this clinical entity were evaluated and also the clinical and imaging findings were examined. (More)
PURPOSE We aimed to put forward the contribution of virtual bronchoscopy in the determination and diagnosis of tracheobronchial system pathologies. We compared the data obtained from PET/CT and virtual bronchoscopy (VB) with the fiberoptic bronchoscopy (FOB) data of the cases with a diagnosis or pre-diagnosis of lung tumor. MATERIALS AND METHODS A total(More)
OBJECTIVES The radiological evaluation of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) consists of demonstrating the morphological features of the disc and the condyle in closed and open mouth positions using MRI. We aimed to determine elasticity of the disc by measuring the amount of elongation during mouth opening. METHODS The study population included 49(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to compare the efficiency of multiplanar reformatted images and three-dimensional images created after multidetector computed tomography examination in detecting acute posttraumatic osseous pathology of the skeletal system. METHOD Between October 2006 and December 2008, 105 patients with a history of acute trauma were(More)