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Developmental anomalies of the pancreas have been reported but dorsal pancreatic agenesis is an extremely rare entity. We report an asymptomatic 62-year-old woman with complete agenesis of the dorsal pancreas. Abdominal computed tomography (CT) revealed a normal pancreatic head, but pancreatic body and tail were not visualized. Magnetic resonance imaging(More)
Persistent primitive hypoglossal artery (PPHA) which is a persistent carotid-basilar anastomosis is a rare vascular anomaly. It is usually found incidentally. Fenestrations of cerebral arteries are uncommon. Herein we present a case of PPHA with fenestration of posterior cerebral artery. A 28 year old man was admitted to our hospital with complaints of(More)
Systemic lupus erythematosus is a multisystem autoimmune disorder. Joint and skin involvements are the most frequent presenting features. Laryngeal involvement, however, is extremely rare. Symptoms of laryngeal involvement may range from mild hoarseness to life-threatening respiratory distress. In this article, 2 patients with systemic lupus erythematosus(More)
Cardiac hydatid cyst disease is uncommon, representing approximately 0.2% to 2% of all cyst-related cases. Cardiac hydatid cysts are found mostly within the myocardium. Most cardiac hydatid cysts are located in the interventricular septum or in the left ventricular wall. Only few cases of pericardial location have been reported; isolated pericardial hydatid(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIM OF THE STUDY Transthoracic two-dimensional echocardiography (TTE) is currently the 'gold standard' for the evaluation of rheumatic mitral valve disease. Multidetector computed tomography (MDCT) is a promising technique for the evaluation of heart valves. The study aim was to evaluate the planimetry of the mitral valve area (MVA) with(More)
PURPOSE Obesity, particularly visceral obesity, is associated with increased risk of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. Therefore, cardiovascular risk should be determined by evaluating visceral fat tissue not only in obese individuals but also in non-obese individuals. We aimed to evaluate the comparison of visceral fat tissue measurement methods with(More)
INTRODUCTION Unilateral hemilaminotomy (ULH) and/or bilateral hemilaminotomy (BLH) with limited facetectomy are defined approaches to decompress the thecal sac and exiting lumbar nerve roots without increasing the risk of subsequent spinal instability. METHODS We retrospectively analyzed 18 cases with degenerative lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS) with BLH or(More)
OBJECTIVE The microdebrider has been widely used in rhinologic surgery in the last few years, and there are reports on its use for inferior turbinate reduction. Computed tomography (CT) is commonly employed to show the reduction in the inferior turbinate after surgery; however, measurements on the scans are rarely made. DESIGN A prospective study. (More)
PURPOSE To compare multidetector computed tomography (MDCT) and two-dimensional transthoracic echocardiography (2DE) for left ventricular ejection fraction (EF); and to make comparison between reconstructions of 1-mm and 2-mm slice thickness at MDCT in left ventricular analysis by using a semiautomated segmentation algorithm. MATERIALS AND METHODS In 43(More)
The vertebral artery (VA) is well protected through its course at the cervical transverse foramina and penetrating injuries of VA are mostly caused by gun shot wounds. The mechanism of injury in these wounds is described as the kinetic energy transferred by the bullet, which always depends on its mass and speed. Thus, the size of the pellet is the most(More)