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PURPOSE The purpose of this study is to review our recent experience with deep neck infections and emphasize the importance of radiologic evaluation and appropriate treatment selection in those patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS The records of 173 patients treated for deep neck infection at the Department of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery of Dicle(More)
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS To evaluate the association of upper airway obstruction (UAO) type and cardiopulmonary complications in children. The effect of obstruction type on quality of life and severity of obstructive symptoms were also investigated. STUDY DESIGN Cross-sectional study. METHODS A Brodsky scale and adenoid-nasopharynx ratio (ANR) were used to(More)
PURPOSE To differentiate malignant from benign cervical lymph nodes in patients with head/neck cancer. METHODS In this retrospective study, 39 patients with primary head/neck cancer who underwent Positron Emission Tomography (PET)/Computerized Tomography (CT) and image-guided lymph node biopsy were included. RESULTS Overall, 23 (59%) patients had(More)
OBJECTIVES The present study aimed to investigate the effect of smoking on thyroid nodule formation and goiter development in healthy subjects living in Istanbul, an iodine-sufficient region. This study was designed as a prospective, randomized, and observational study. METHODS Included in the study were voluntary hospital staff and relatives of patients(More)
PURPOSE Iodinated contrast agents lead to contraction of the gallbladder. The purpose of this prospective study was to investigate whether the paramagnetic contrast agents used for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) cause volume changes in gallbladder or not. MATERIALS AND METHODS The gallbladder volume changes were evaluated by ultrasound just before and(More)
OBJECTIVE Neuroimaging abnormalities in central nervous system (CNS) brucellosis are not well documented. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the prevalence of imaging abnormalities in neurobrucellosis and to identify factors associated with leptomeningeal and basal enhancement, which frequently results in unfavorable outcomes. METHODS Istanbul-3(More)
PURPOSE This study aimed to assess the feasibility and patient tolerance of a 2-day limited fecal tag bowel preparation in computed tomographic colonography (CTC) performed for incomplete conventional colonoscopy (CC) patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS Seventy-five patients who underwent a CTC examination fbecause of incomplete CC were included. A(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS The aim of this study was to measure the apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) values detected by diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) in acute pancreatitis and compare them with computerized tomography (CT) findings in acute pancreatitis subgrouped by the Balthazar classification. MATERIALS AND METHODS The study population included 50 patients(More)
Fractures of the hyoid bone are very rare. Diagnosis of hyoid fracture is difficult and can be made only with a strong degree of suspicion. We report a case of isolated hyoid bone fracture due to blunt trauma to the neck. A 26-year-old woman was admitted to emergency department for motor vehicle accident. She complained of dysphagia and anterior neck(More)
Sjögren's syndrome (SS) may be complicated by neurological manifestations. We herein report three women (age range 26-60 years old) who all presented with limbic encephalitis (LE) as the predominant clinical feature 3 months to 15 years after the diagnosis of SS. The 26-year-old patient also developed acute motor axonal neuropathy one week after autoimmune(More)