Mert Altinel

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PURPOSE To evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of multidetector computed tomography (MDCT) for preoperative staging of renal cell carcinoma (RCC) using the 1997 TNM (tumor, node, metastasis) classification. MATERIALS AND METHODS We conducted a retrospective review of MDCT in 57 consecutive patients with RCC performed for tumor staging before radical (n = 51)(More)
INTRODUCTION The potential value of serum levels of intercellular adhesion molecule-1 (ICAM-1) in the staging and pathological nature of bladder cancer was investigated in this study. MATERIALS AND METHODS A total of 90 patients (mean age 64.5 +/- 7.1) having transitional cell carcinoma of the bladder and 30 control patients (mean age 64.0 +/- 5.5) were(More)
INTRODUCTION The incidence of multifocality and associated clinicopathological factors in renal cell carcinoma were evaluated. MATERIALS AND METHODS Clinicopathological characteristics were assessed for 122 renal cell carcinoma-pathological specimens from 121 patients. Microscopic and gross tumor pathology, incidence of multifocality as well as(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the incidence of adrenal incidentalomas (AIs) in a single-center series of living renal donors, to describe an evaluation algorithm for AIs in this patient population, and to compare the complication rates of hand-assisted laparoscopic donor nephrectomy (HALDN) with those of combined HALDN and adrenalectomy. METHODS We performed a(More)
OBJECTIVE With the developments in laparoscopic surgery, open donor nephrectomy has been widely replaced by laparoscopic donor nephrectomy. Presented herein is the comparison of laparoscopic live donor nephrectomy (LLDN) and open live donor nephrectomy (OLDN) results performed at our institute. MATERIALS AND METHODS Patients who underwent OLDN between(More)
PURPOSE This prospective, multicenter study was initiated to evaluate the diagnostic performance of PSA, free/total PSA (f/tPSA) and complexed PSA (cPSA) with volume-based parameters for early detection of prostate cancer in patients with PSA between 2.5 and 20 ng/ml. MATERIALS AND METHODS 408 subjects with serum PSA values between 2.5 and 20 ng/ml(More)
OBJECTIVES CD44 is thought to play an important role in the tumorigenesis of renal cell carcinoma (RCC). We retrospectively evaluated the expression of CD44s by immunohistochemical analysis in conventional RCC patients and in conventional RCC patients with renal vein or vena cava thrombus and investigated the differences in the pattern of expression of(More)
OBJECTIVES To investigate the preoperative and postoperative levels of urinary nuclear matrix protein-22 (NMP-22) in patients with renal cell carcinoma (RCC) and compare them with those of control patients. We also investigated and reported the relationship of NMP-22 with the pathologic grade and stage of RCC tumors. Urinary NMP-22 is currently used for(More)
OBJECTIVES To assess the impact of lower pole calyceal anatomy on clearace of lower pole stones after extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy (ESWL) by means of a new and previously defined radiographic measurement method. MATERIALS AND METHODS Sixty-four patients with solitary radiopaque lower pole kidney stones were enrolled in the study. Infundibulopelvic(More)
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