Mehmet Akif Sarica

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BACKGROUND This study aimed to determine the strain index (SI) of normal thyroid parenchyma in a group of healthy children, using ultrasound elastography (USE). METHODS The participants consisted of 54 healthy children. The USE of the normal thyroid parenchyma was performed by using the Hitachi Hi VisionPreirus model ultrasonography (US) device. By(More)
Tinnitus is a common symptom in which etiology is unclear in a group of patients. Some of anatomic or vascular variations diagnosed on temporal bone computed tomography (CT) has been known to cause tinnitus particulary pulsatile form. Therefore significance of these anatomic variations has not been validated in patients with nonpulsatile tinnitus. The aim(More)
OBJECTIVES We investigated the imaging features of Cavernous angioma (CA) lesions and the value of Susceptibility-weighted imaging (SWI) by comparing with T2*-weighted gradient echo (GRE) sequences in patients with familial CA disease. MATERIAL AND METHODS We retrospectively evaluated 19 familial CA patients (8 men, 11 women; mean age, 36 years).(More)
Objective To investigate the effect of gonadotropin, sex hormone levels and insulin resistance (IR) on thyroid functions and thyroid volume (TV) in polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). Subjects and methods 69 new diagnosed PCOS patients (age 24.82 ± 6.17) and 56 healthy control female (age 26.69 ± 5.25) were involved to the study. Fasting plasma glucose,(More)
PURPOSE Penile Mondor’s disease (superficial thrombophlebitis of the dorsal vein of the penis) is a rare clinical diagnosis. It is an easily diagnosed and treated disease. Nevertheless, when reviewing the literature, we considered that unnecessary tests are carried out for diagnosis. In this study, we aimed to indicate the redundancy of Doppler(More)
Rhupus is a rare syndrome characterized by overlap of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Previous reports mentioned that rhupus patients have prominent RA associated clinical manifestations and only mild organic damage related to SLE. Progressive or life-threatening manifestations are rare in rhupus patients. Our patient(More)
Unenhanced brain computed tomography (CT) is inexpensive, easily available, and the first-choice imaging modality for patients presenting with various neurologic symptoms. Venous thrombosis is not rare in childhood, but diagnosis can be difficult. In some cases, only denser vessels can be used to highlight an issue. The aim of this study was to(More)
Natural killer (NK)/T-cell lymphomas represent a rare type of lymphoma derived from either activated NK cells or cytotoxic T cells. Most cases with T/NK cell lymphoma present with extranodal manifestations. Primary nodal disease is very rare. The upper respiratory tract is the most common site involved in extranodal disease. Symptoms include epistaxis and(More)
OBJECTIVES To examine the relationship between platelets (PLT) and platelets indices such as mean platelet volume (MPV), platelet distribution width (PDW), and plateletcrit (PCT) as noninvasive biomarkers with testicular artery blood flow and fertility. METHODS Fifty-seven healthy and fertile men with normal semen values and 52 patients with abnormal(More)
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