Ibrahim Somuncu

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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)
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)
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)
Most common developmental anomalies of bronchial tree include accessory cardiac bronchus (ACB) and tracheal bronchus (TB). Minor bronchial anomalies include variants of TB, displaced segmental bronchi, and bronchial agenesis. We present CT-bronchoscopy and CT-bronchography findings of three cases with either ACB or TB. Recognition of these anomalies is(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)
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)
OBJECTIVE The aim of the study is to evaluate the role of computed tomography (CT)-guided percutaneous drainage in the management of solitary splenic abscesses. MATERIALS AND METHODS Sonography and CT were used in the initial diagnosis of splenic abscess in patients with vague left upper quadrant pain and/or fever. Solitary splenic abscesses of nine male(More)
In this study to determine the incidence of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) in spinal cord injury (SCI) patients, we evaluated 30 instances of bilateral ascending venography obtained in 31 patients. Every patient was on prophylactic low dose heparin anticoagulant therapy. The incidence of DVT was found to be 53.3%. Adverse effects due to venography were seen in(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)
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)