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OBJECTIVE Computed tomography (CT) virtual bronchoscopy is a noninvasive technique that provides an internal view of trachea and major bronchi by three-dimensional reconstruction. The aim of this study was to investigate the usefulness of virtual bronchoscopy in the evaluation of suspected foreign body aspiration in children. MATERIALS AND METHODS(More)
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE Etiopathogenesis, management, and outcome of pediatric pheochromocytoma (PHEO) still is obscure because of limited number of cases. Therefore, a retrospective clinical study was performed to present an updated picture of the entire spectrum of pediatric PHEO based on the authors' 30 years' experience consisting of one of the largest(More)
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE Inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor (IMT) is a rare benign neoplasm. Although it is commonly seen in children, the number of childhood cases in the current literature is limited. Furthermore, malignant degeneration or transformation to lymphoma in the recurrent or residual IMT have directed attention to this interesting entity. Herein, the(More)
Changes in contralateral testicular blood flow during unilateral testicular torsion were evaluated using an electromagnetic flowmeter in 13 adult male New Zealand White rabbits. There was an immediate and then a progressive decrease during torsion and a gradual increase following detorsion. A decrease in testicular blood flow over a critical period of time(More)
Between 1976-1993, 302 patients were diagnosed to have Hirschsprung's disease (HD) in Hacettepe University Children's Hospital. All patients have been searched for the occurrence of associated anomalies and other parameters including 1) sex, 2) gestational age, 3) birth weight, 4) length of aganglionic segment, 5) familial occurrence, 6) consanguinity.(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the therapeutic efficacy of four antibiotic regimens: penicillin, tobramycin, and clindamycin; penicillin, tobramycin, and ornidazole; piperacillin alone; and ceftriaxone and ornidazole in the treatment of children operated on for perforated appendicitis. DESIGN Prospective randomised study. SETTING Teaching hospital, Turkey. (More)
The records of eight patients treated for intestinal obstruction resulting from bands that have no identifiable embryologic or acquired basis were reviewed retrospectively. All patients presented with symptoms and signs indicative of intestinal obstruction. Patients older than 2 years of age additionally had a history of chronic abdominal pain. One thick(More)
Twelve patients who had undergone diaphragmatic plication with the diagnosis of congenital diaphragmatic eventration between 1975 to 1989 were evaluated for the long-term results of plication. Assessment of the long-term functions of the plicated diaphragms 1.5 to 11 years postoperatively was achieved by fluoroscopic, ultrasonographic, and spirometric(More)
BACKGROUND If an esophageal burn is diagnosed, the aim is to prevent stricture formation. The combined use of steroid, antibiotics and early bougienage (SAEB) is one of the currently used treatment protocols. The effect of SAEB treatment against stricture formation following caustic esophageal burn has been evaluated retrospectively. METHODS Forty-nine(More)
Although surgical excision has been considered to be the treatment of choice by most of the surgeons, sclerotherapy of lymphangioma has gained popularity during recent years. A prospective clinical trial was conducted to evaluate the efficacy of bleomycin and OK-432 sclerotherapies for treating lymphangioma in children. Fifteen patients were enrolled in the(More)