Hakan Öztürk

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The aim of the present study was to retrospectively evaluate the contribution and effectiveness of 18 F-f luorodeoxyglucose-positron emission tomography/computed tomography (18 F-FDG-PET/CT) scans in the restaging of patients following radical cystectomy due to muscle-invasive bladder carcinoma (MIBC). A total of 51 patients (45 males and six females) who(More)
Renal cell carcinomas (RCCs) metastasize to the adrenal glands via various mechanisms, including lymphatic vessel arterial embolism and retrograde venous embolism. The rate of ipsilateral metastasis is 3-5% and the rate of contralateral metastasis is ~0.7%, however, synchronous bilateral adrenal metastases are extremely rare. Therefore, the optimal(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to evaluate the results of fluorescein angiography-guided photodynamic therapy with half-dose verteporfin in the treatment of chronic central serous chorioretinopathy with focal leakage areas. METHODS Eight cases with a history of central serous chorioretinopathy of ≥6 months were included. All eyes had one or more(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to retrospectively investigate the contribution of (18)F-fluorodeoxyglucose-positron emission tomography/computed tomography ((18)F-FDG-PET/CT) to detection of metastatic bladder cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS The present study included 79 patients (69 men and 10 women) undergoing (18)F-FDG-PET/CT upon suspicion of(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate gastrointestinal tract complications of percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL), to determine risk factors, and to develop strategies for diagnosis and treatment. MATERIAL AND METHODS A literature review was conducted for the studies published in the English language in the databases of PubMed and Scopus between July 1985 and June 2013.(More)
Mondor's disease is a rare, self-limiting, benign process with acute presentation characterized by subcutaneous bands in several parts of the body. Penile Mondor's disease (PMD) is thrombophlebitis of the superficial dorsal vein of the penis. It is usually considered as thrombophlebitis or phlebitis of subcutaneous vessels. Some findings suggest that it(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficiency of plasma-button vaporization (PBV) in the treatment of recurrent vesicourethral anastomotic stricture (VUAS) following retropubic radical prostatectomy (RRP). MATERIALS AND METHODS A total of 28 patients (28/138, 20.2%) who had been diagnosed with recurrent VUAS after undergoing RRP to treat(More)
Penile cancer is an extremely rare form of urological cancer that usually originates in the epithelium of the inner preputium or glans. Major etiological factors include phimosis, poor penile hygiene and smoking. Nearly 95% of penile cancers are squamous cell carcinomas and usually occur in the sixth decade of life. The disease exhibits two variants, namely(More)
While cerebral underdevelopment is a hallmark of fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD), the mechanism(s) guiding the broad cortical neurodevelopmental deficits are not clear. DNA methylation is known to regulate early development and tissue specification through gene regulation. Here, we examined DNA methylation in the onset of alcohol-induced cortical(More)