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To evaluate the etiology and characteristics of vertebral osteomyelitis cases in our country, patients with vertebral osteomyelitis between January 2000 and December 2007 were included in this study. Clinical and laboratory data of the patients were collected from the medical records retrospectively. Of these 100 patients, 44 had pyogenic, 24 had brucellar,(More)
PURPOSE To determine the role of clinical examination, ultrasonography (US), and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in detecting local tumor recurrence in patients who underwent modified radical mastectomy for breast cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS The study included 27 patients who were examined between April 1999 and April 2003. US evaluation of the chest(More)
A large body of literature is available concerning association of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) and postmenopausal women; to our knowledge, only few publications in purely surgical menopausal women. The aim of this study was to evaluate pulsatility indices (PI) of internal carotid arteries in two groups of surgical menopausal women who underwent HRT vs(More)
Brucellosis is a zoonotic disease characterized by multisystem involvement. Nervous system involvement is rare, with a reported incidence of 3%-13%. Brucellosis can also be manifested in the form of vasculopathy. Cerebral vasculopathy due to brucellosis is a very rare entity, with only a few cases reported in the literature. We present a patient with(More)
Poikiloderma with neutropenia (PN), is a rare genodermatosis associated with patognomic features of poikiloderma and permanent neutropenia. Three common recurrent mutations of related gene, USB1, were considered to be associated with three different ethnic origins. The most common recurrent mutation, c.531delA, has been detected in seven Caucasian patients(More)
Hydatid cyst is a cyclozoonotic infection caused by the cestode Echinococcus granulosus. Hydatid cyst in the head and neck region is very rare, even in countries where echinococcus infestation is endemic. We report the case of a 17-year-old male patient presenting with a hydatid cyst in the parapharyngeal and neck region. There was no pulmonary or hepatic(More)
PURPOSE The goal of this study was to compare the sensitivity of MRI and scintigraphy for detecting metastatic bone disease involving the axial skeleton. PATIENTS AND METHODS A total of 59 patients (58 women and 1 man, age range 28-83 years, mean age 53.0 years) with histopathologically proven breast cancer during a 15-month period (between April 2003 and(More)
A patient with a 2-year history of pain in the left arm, and decreased strengths unrelieved by non-steroidal anti-inflammatory therapy, was being referred for repeating radiography. The radiologic examinations have demonstrated a unique pattern of non-contiguous osteolysis in the left elbow, proximal and distal radius, ulna, wrist, carpal bones, proximal(More)
PURPOSE This study was conducted to evaluate the effect of various degrees of diffuse fatty infiltration of the liver on the hepatic artery resistance index. METHODS One-hundred forty subjects were examined using standard color and spectral Doppler sonography protocols. Fatty infiltration of the liver was identified and graded sonographically. The(More)
We report a case of ischemia of the auricle and acute parotitis that developed following embolization for epistaxis. A 53-year-old male was previously conservatively treated for epistaxis with bilateral posterior nasal packing due to hypertension. As the bleeding, continued the patient underwent bilateral embolization of the internal maxillary arteries. The(More)