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OBJECTIVE The major limitation of ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration biopsy (US-FNAB) procedures of thyroid nodules are the cytologically nondiagnostic results. The role of increasing the diameter of the needle in the third FNAB (FNAB#3) due to inadequate cytology has as yet not been investigated. The aim of the present study was to evaluate whether(More)
Elastosonography (ES) is a newly developed method that is used for the differential diagnosis of benign and malignant thyroid nodules. In different studies, ES scoring has been compared with histopathological findings, and sensitivity and specificity of the scoring were calculated. In this study, it determines the strain index (SI) as well as the ES to(More)
PURPOSE To compare 21 and 27 gauge (G) needles used for fine-needle aspiration (FNA) of thyroid nodules to obtain better specimens for adequacy and cytological diagnosis. MATERIALS AND METHODS One hundred patients with thyroid nodules (100 nodules) were included in this study. Each nodule was aspirated with both 27 G and 21 G needles. The obtained(More)
INTRODUCTION Acromegaly is a disorder with increased morbidity which can involve many organs and the eye can be one of them which was investigated in few reports. Herein, we aimed to evaluate CCT, IOP and retinal thickness (RT), and their relationships with serum GH and IGF-1 levels and disease duration, in acromegaly patients. We compared the ocular(More)
PURPOSE The aim of this study was to compare topographic and biomechanical properties of corneas in patients with acromegaly with those of healthy individuals. METHODS Thirty-five patients with acromegaly (study group) and 35 healthy individuals (control group) were enrolled in this prospective study. Topographic measurements, including central corneal(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate retinal nerve fiber layer (RNFL) thickness in acromegalic patients. METHODS A study group of 29 patients with acromegaly and a control group of 38 age-matched healthy individuals were enrolled in a cross-sectional study. The study group was further divided by tumor size into two subgroups, a macroadenoma group and a microadenoma group.(More)
BACKGROUND Some but not all reports, particularly those of a retrospective nature, have noted an increased risk of carcinoma in thyroid nodules in patients with Hashimoto's thyroiditis (HT). Thyroid cancer (TC) in patients with HT, however, have been reported to have a better prognosis. In the presence of HT, the ultrasonography (US) appearance of the(More)
INTRODUCTION Thyroid angiosarcoma is a rather rare malignancy featuring a poor prognosis, and which may interfere with other aggressive thyroid tumors; it is usually seen in the Alpine region. CASE PRESENTATION A 74-year-old male was referred to our center with complaints of progressive neck swelling and dyspnea. He had multiple nodules featuring cystic(More)
Gynecomastia is the benign enlargement of male breast glandular tissue and is the most common breast condition in males. At least 30% of males will be affected during their life. Since it causes anxiety, psychosocial discomfort and fear of breast cancer, early diagnostic evaluation is important and patients usually seek medical attention. Gynecomastia was(More)
The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of Cabergoline on insulin sensitivity, inflammatory markers, and carotid intima media thickness in prolactinoma patients. Twenty-one female, newly diagnosed patients with prolactinoma were included in the study. None of the patients were treated previously. Cabergoline was given as treatment, starting with(More)