Ozgur Harmanci

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The thrombophilia in adult life has major implications in the hepatic vessels. The resulting portal vein thrombosis has various outcomes and complications. Esophageal varices, portal gastropathy, ascites, severe hypersplenism and liver failure needing liver transplantation are known well. The newly formed collateral venous circulation showing itself as(More)
The thrombophilia which can be either congenital or acquired in adult life has major implications in the abdominal vessels. The resulting portal vein thrombosis, Budd-Chiari syndrome and mesenteric vein thrombosis have a variety of consequences ranging from acute abdomen to chronic hepatomegaly and even totally asymptomatic patient in whom the only finding(More)
Capsule endoscopy (CE) has proved to be the preferred modality for mucosal pathologies of the small bowel. We evaluated the capability of CE for detecting small bowel ulcers and the contribution of CE in establishing the diagnosis. From a total of 66 patients who had undergone normal upper and lower endoscopy and small bowel follow-through, CE revealed(More)
Idiopathic portal hypertension is one of the interesting causes of portal hypertension. Even in very developed medical centers, this disorder is still one of the most important misdiagnoses of clinical practice. To inexperienced physicians, presenting esophageal varices and upper gastrointestinal bleeding usually prompt an unfortunate diagnosis of(More)
GOALS We aimed to present our long-term surveillance experience in patients with Budd-Chiari syndrome (BCS), and we retrospectively evaluated the natural history, results of thrombophilia studies, and the factors related to mortality. BACKGROUND Primary BCS is a rare form of vascular disease, secondary to underlying thrombophilia. Because of its rarity(More)
There is no widely accepted histopathological definition for nodular gastritis. In this study we aim to uncover the pathologic entity responsible for the nodular appearance and to find clues about the clinical implications of nodular gastritis. Antral biopsy specimens of 160 patients with nodular gastritis and 133 patients without nodular gastritis were(More)
In a retrospective cohort, we investigated the presence of the JAK2V617F mutation in chronic non-cirrhotic portal vein thrombosis (PVT) patients, irrespective of the presence or absence of myeloproliferative diseases (MPDs). We identified 25 patients in whom thrombophilia workup was completed. The diagnoses of MPDs were made according to the World Health(More)
GOALS We aimed to prospectively investigate the full etiologic contributors to portal vein thrombosis. BACKGROUND Portal vein thrombosis in the absence of liver disease is a rare cause of portal hypertension with a different clinical course and management strategy. The etiologic distribution of this interesting clinical picture is important as far as(More)
AIM To investigate the major steps of thrombogenesis and to identify the differences in these steps between idiopathic patient group and control group. METHODS Fibrinogenesis was studied by measuring the activated factor VII, total and free levels of tissue factor pathway inhibitor (TFPI). The fibrinolysis step was investigated by determining the global(More)
OBJECTIVE To identify and evaluate quantitative parameters of colonic inflammation in patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) compared with conventional colonoscopy (CC). METHODS Retrospectively, 37 consecutive patients who underwent MR colonography (MRC) from March 03- April 06 were included in this study. Patients with suspected and known IBD (n(More)