Ibrahim Somuncu

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OBJECTIVE The purpose of the study was to present the long-term results of percutaneous treatment of liver hydatid cysts. SUBJECTS AND METHODS Seventy-two patients (44 male and 28 female, ranging in age between 10 and 69 years; mean age, 35 years) with 106 liver hydatid cysts underwent percutaneous treatment with albendazole prophylaxis. Puncture,(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe magnetic resonance (MR) imaging features of patients with a histologic diagnosis of idiopathic granulomatous mastitis (IGM). METHODS Dynamic contrast-enhanced MR imaging was performed with a 1.5-T MR unit. Postprocessing of images included subtraction and calculation of time-intensity curves of the enhancing regions at several points(More)
We compared contrast-enhanced T1-weighted and 3D constructive interference in steady state (CISS) sequences for demonstrating possible prognostic factors in hearing-preservation surgery for vestibular schwannoma. We studied 22 patients with vestibular schwannomas having hearing-preservation surgery. Postoperatively six (27%) had a facial palsy and eight(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to estimate the diagnostic accuracy of relative cerebral blood volume (rCBV) measurement in preoperative grading and differentiation of solitary intra-axial malignant brain tumors. METHODS Thirty-six low-grade glial tumors (LGGTs), 22 high-grade glial tumors (HGGTs), and 17 metastases (METs) were prospectively(More)
OBJECTIVE We aimed to describe the clinical and multidetector computed tomography (MDCT) angiography findings of celiac, mesenteric, and renal artery entrapment by the median arcuate ligament. MATERIALS AND METHODS Patients (n = 453) who underwent MDCT abdominal aorta angiography in a period of 3 years were retrospectively reviewed for vascular(More)
Background: To evaluate the effectiveness of percutaneous treatment of renal hydatid cysts. Methods: Four male and one female (14–52 years old, mean = 37 years) patients with five renal cysts were treated percutaneously. All five cysts from the patients were pure fluid collections, which were consistent with type I hydatid cysts according to Gharbi's(More)
PURPOSE To determine the added value of multidetector computed tomography (MDCT)-assisted virtual bronchoscopy (VB) to axial MDCT and multiplanar reformatted (MPR) imaging with respect to conventional bronchoscopy in the evaluation of children with suspected foreign-body aspiration (FBA). MATERIAL AND METHODS Twenty-one consecutive children (14 male,(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the occurrence of testicular microlithiasis in pediatric age group by means of ultrasonography (US) examinations and to review the literature for pediatric testicular microlithiasis cases accompanied by testicular and extratesticular tumors. MATERIALS AND METHODS Nine children aged 3-16 years (mean age, 9.2 years) with testicular(More)
Hydatid disease of the urogenital system, especially seminal vesicles and prostate, or retroperitoneum is a very rare condition. Secondary dissemination of seminal vesicles has not been described before. We describe the transrectal ultrasonography (TRUS), CT and MRI findings of a secondary solitary hydatid cyst of the left seminal vesicle, in a patient with(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the time-signal intensity (SI) curves generated from intravenous (IV) gadodiamide-enhanced dynamic magnetic resonance (MR) urographic scans for identifying vesicoureteral reflux (VUR) during bladder filling. MATERIALS AND METHODS MR urographic studies of children were retrospectively reviewed, and 52 ureterorenal units of 26 patients(More)