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PURPOSE To determine angiographically the origins and variations of renal arteries. MATERIALS AND METHODS The study included 855 consecutive patients (163 females, 692 males; mean age, 61 years) living in the Cukurova region of Turkey, who underwent either aortofemoropopliteal (AFP) angiography for the investigation of peripheral arterial disease, or(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the technical success and immediate complication rates of temporary internal jugular vein (IJV) haemodialysis catheter placement in normal and high-risk patients. METHODS AND MATERIALS Two-hundred and twenty temporary internal jugular vein catheters inserted under ultrasound guidance in 172 patients were prospectively analyzed. Of(More)
Percutaneous treatment of a huge congenital splenic cyst in a 23-year-old man is presented. The cyst had been catheterized and drained two times within a 3-month period without injecting any sclerosing agent into the cavity. On the third attempt, catheter drainage and injection of alcohol into the cyst cavity were performed because of insufficient response(More)
PURPOSE The aim of this study was to determine the types, prevalence rates, and clinical implications of portal vein (PV) variations using routine abdominal multidetector computed tomography (MDCT). MATERIALS AND METHODS The study included 1384 retrospectively evaluated patients (721 males, 663 females) that had undergone routine abdominal MDCT. Portal(More)
Acute portal vein thrombosis (PVT) is a rare clinical condition that can cause portal hypertension and bowel infarction. Early diagnosis and treatment of PVT is crucial for the restoration of portal venous flow and reduction of morbidity and mortality. We report a successful treatment of acute PVT which was seen following splenectomy, utilizing catheter(More)
We present the MR imaging findings in a patient who developed tetraventricular hydrocephalus after massive rupture of dermoid cysts with generalized subarachnoid and ventricular spread of cyst contents. The development of tetraventricular hydrocephalus due to ruptured dermoid is a very unusual complication, and was attributed to cyst contents interfering(More)
Echinococcal cysts located inside the pulmonary artery are extremely rare. The cause is usually rupture of intracardiac cysts or, more rarely, dissemination from a hepatic focus. The case of a 39-year-old patient with multiple hydatid cysts in the right and left pulmonary arteries and left ventricle wall is reported. The patient had undergone surgery for a(More)
OBJECTIVE The aims of this study were to present the prevalence, imaging and clinical findings, and possible causes of portal venous system aneurysms. MATERIALS AND METHODS From 1998 to 2006, a total of 38 portal venous system aneurysms identified in 25 patients were retrospectively reviewed. The data of seven patients diagnosed using color Doppler(More)
Aneurysmal arteriovenous fistulas are rare and mostly seen in adults. A 13-year-old girl developed a subcapsular hematoma of the spleen following blunt abdominal trauma. Follow-up ultrasonography 4 months after the trauma revealed an aneurysm at the splenic hilum. Selective splenic angiography demonstrated the lesion to be an aneurysmal arteriovenous(More)
PURPOSE To determine the distribution of atherosclerotic peripheral artery disease (PAD) and associated risk factors in patients who have undergone pelvic and lower-limb angiography. MATERIALS AND METHODS Records of 626 consecutive patients (88 women, 538 men; mean age, 62 years; age range, 31-85 y) with PAD were retrospectively reviewed. Severity of limb(More)