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BACKGROUND Currently the common pathogenetic mechanisms in nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) are gaining increased attention. The aim of this study is to find out the influence of chronic intermittent hypoxemia and OSA related parameters to the severity of NAFLD. METHODS We examined the liver functions tests and(More)
Splenic artery aneurysm (SAA) is a well-known complication of chronic liver disease and portal hypertension in adults. The incidence of SAA in children undergoing selective hepatic angiography prior to liver transplantation is reported as 4%, but there are few systematic studies. To investigate the SAAs detected by multidetector CT angiography (MDCTA) among(More)
PURPOSE We present our 7-year experience with coaxial computed tomography (CT)-guided cutting needle lung biopsy and evaluate the factors affecting risk of complications. MATERIAL AND METHOD Between June 2000 and March 2007, we performed 225 CT-guided coaxial lung biopsies in 213 consecutive patients (161 men, 52 women). Lesion size, lesion depth, lesion(More)
PURPOSE We aimed to determine the predictors of technical success and patency after percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA) of de novo dysfunctional hemodialysis arteriovenous fistulas (AVF). METHODS We performed a retrospective analysis of first time PTA in 228 patients (129 men, 99 women; mean age, 56.8±14.6 years). Anatomical (location, length,(More)
We present a case of severe Dandy-Walker malformation with enlarged posterior fossa cyst extruding through the incisura of the tentorium and causing severe hydrocephalus. A posterior fossa malformation was suspected by ultrasonography and was further evaluated by fetal magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Fetal MRI demonstrated that there were no associated(More)
INTRODUCTION The purpose of this study is to determine the etiologies, histopathology and MDCT findings of children with fulminant hepatic failure admitted to our institution. MATERIALS AND METHODS Between June 2004 and November 2006, 15 children with fulminant hepatic failure who underwent MDCT were included retrospectively in this study. Twelve patients(More)
We present a case of fetal cystic lymphangioma that was initially diagnosed by ultrasonography and further evaluated by prenatal MR imaging. MR imaging findings aided in improved delineation of the neck mass. T2-weighted MR images revealed partial compression of the airway by the neck mass. This information was useful in the decision to use ex utero(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Endothelial dysfunction is an early manifestation of vascular injury and contributes to the development of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease. Recent studies have implicated hyperuricemia as a risk factor for cardiovascular disease. We hypothesized that lowering uric acid in subjects with asymptomatic hyperuricemia with(More)
PURPOSE To determine the correlation between clinical and multislice computed tomography (MSCT) findings of early- and late-stage acute appendicitis. MATERIALS AND METHODS The study was conducted between June 2003 and February 2006 with 143 patients. Patients were divided into 3 groups according to Alvarado scores: group 1 (n = 18; 13%; score: 1-4), group(More)
Treatment options of aneurysmal bone cysts include complete resection, curettage, curettage with bone grafting, selective arterial embolization (as a primary treatment or preoperative adjuvant therapy), and percutaneous injection of fibrosing agent. Treatment in pelvic locations is difficult because of the relative inaccessibility of the lesions, the(More)