Mirela Erić

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The incidence of left-handedness in the general population is between 8 and 15%. There is a presumption that the prevalence of palmaris longus muscle differ between right-handed and left-handed people. This prospective study was conducted to determine the prevalence of the palmaris longus in relation to the hand dominance. The study included 542 subjects(More)
Most standard textbooks of hand surgery report on the rate of palmaris longus muscle absence of 15%. The aim of the study was to determine the absence of palmaris longus and to correlate it with age, sex and body side. The study included 800 subjects (400 male and 400 female). They were initially asked to do the standard test for the assessment of the(More)
The purpose of this study was to examine the MRI appearance of the ligaments within the external space of the lumbar intervertebral foramen by correlating MR images with the corresponding anatomic dissection of the cadaver lumbar spine. This was a two part study. Part I of the anatomic study consisted of the dissection of lumbar specimens from one embalmed(More)
Breast cancer remains one of the most common malignancies in women and is one of the leading causes of cancer-related mortality. Despite the current emphasis on breast conservation, mastectomy rates remain at 30%. Mastectomy is often associated with significant psychological sequelae including distorted body image and sexual dysfunction. Breast restoration(More)
OBJECTIVES Preoperative breast volume estimation is very important for the success of the breast surgery. In the present study, two different breast volume determination methods, Cavalieri principle and 3D reconstruction were compared. MATERIAL AND METHODS Consecutive sections were taken in slice thickness of 5 mm. Every 2nd breast section in a set of(More)
INTRODUCTION Induction of tumor lymphangiogenesis by vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF)-C and VEGF-D promotes metastasis in many human cancers. AIM The aim of this study was to examine the role of VEGF-C and VEGF-D in lymphangiogenesis and lymph node metastasis in patients with cutaneous melanoma. MATERIALS AND METHODS Fifty-four melanoma(More)
This study addressed the issue of medication compliance in general, compliance with antihypertensive therapy, and the relationship between these two groups. In addition to determining the reasons for noncompliance with therapy prescription, the aim of this study was to also establish whether it was considered feasible by the patients to comply with their(More)
OBJECTIVES The objectives of the study were to assess the prevalence of anxiolytic use in pregnancy, the rate of congenital malformations in neonates at in utero exposure to these agents, and the possible association of congenital malformations with the use of these drugs in pregnancy. METHOD The study was conducted as cross-sectional study. The study was(More)
The aim of this study was to demonstrate and precisely define the morphology of neurons immunoreactive to neuropeptide Y (NPY) in cortex of human inferior parietal lobule (IPL). Five human brains were used for immunohistochemical investigation of the shape and laminar distribution of NPY neurons in serial section in the supramarginal and angular gyrus.(More)
Soft tissues osteoma is an execeedingly rare tumour. It is a benign often asymptomatic neoplasm. The exact etiology and pathogenesis of osteomas are unclear. This paper report a case of peripheral osteoma located in the middle part of the medial pterygoid muscle of the right infratemporal region in a 60-year-old woman. Clinical examination did not reveal(More)