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PURPOSE To evaluate the importance of CA-19-9 as an aiding tool in the diagnosis of mature cystic teratomas. METHODS We found 43 cases of dermoid cysts that were operated on at our clinic, and whose tumor marker CA 19-9 was studied before the operation. RESULTS Thirty-seven of 43 patients (86%) had elevated CA 19-9 levels. Using Pearson's correlation,(More)
OBJECTIVE To present a case of müllerian defects associated with other anomalies, including ipsilateral renal agenesia, duplication of inferior vena cava, high-riding aortic bifurcation, and intestinal malrotation. DESIGN Case study. SETTING Academic medical center. PATIENT(S) A 16-year-old woman with müllerian defects associated with vascular and(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe an open surgical technique for transplanting fresh ovarion tissue to the anterior abdominal wall at the incision site and to determine whether ovarian function would be restored after transplantation. DESIGN Case study. SETTING Academic medical center. PATIENT(S) A 44-year-old patient who underwent an operation for uterine(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the effect of route of delivery on the antioxidant system of newborns. METHODS We used the cord blood taken during labor of 56 vaginal deliveries and 50 elective cesarean sections. The specimens were analyzed for the plasma malondialdehyde (MDA), superoxide dismutase (SOD), catalase (CAT) and glucose 6-phosphate dehydrogenase(More)
OBJECTIVE(S) To evaluate a modified Ferriman-Gallwey (mFG) scoring system and serum total testosterone (tT) and dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate (DHEAS) levels, in women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and in control subjects. STUDY DESIGN Women with any gynecological problem who presented to the Kahramanmaras Sutcuimam University Medical Faculty(More)
OBJECTIVES To determine the age at menarche in adolescents in the Eastern Mediterranean city of Kahramanmaras, Turkey. METHODS The study was conducted in primary and high schools of Kahramanmaras, during the academic year 2003-2004. Data of 8212 female students were collected by using a standard questionnaire. Mean and median ages at menarche (with 95%(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the therapeutic effect of acupuncture and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) therapy in primary dysmenorrhea patients. STUDY DESIGN Thirty-five young women with a diagnosis of primary dysmenorrhea were recruited for the study. Their dysmenorrhea severity was rated by visual analog scale (VAS) immediately prior to entry into(More)
OBJECTIVE Aggressive angiomyxoma (AA) is found mainly in the pelvis and perineum, with a female-to-male ratio of approximately 6:1. Although it is a slow growing tumor, AA has a marked tendency to local recurrence with a low metastasis capacity. The study aimed to describe a case of vulvar angiomyxoma recurred almost 20 years after its initial surgery. (More)
BACKGROUND It has been hypothesised that oral oestrogen replacement therapy may increase levels of C-reactive protein (CRP), a marker of inflammation associated with increased risk of future cardiovascular events. However, it is possible that intranasal oestrogen replacement therapy have different effects on serum CRP levels. AIM To investigate the effect(More)