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PURPOSE To review the acute and chronic pathological effects of sulfur mustard on the genitourinary system and male fertility. MATERIALS AND METHODS We searched PubMed and Google Scholar to find studies related to the sulfur mustard-induced genitourinary effects and male infertility. Information in the abstracts of non-English related papers as well as(More)
Current medical literature lacks any evidence of the protective effects of quince leaf on testes. Therefore, the aim of the present study was to assess the effect of quince (Cydonia oblonga Miller) leaf decoction on testicular injury and impaired spermatogenesis induced by hypercholesterolemia in rabbits. Eleven mature New Zealand white male rabbits were(More)
Cervical lymphadenopathy is a relatively common finding in pediatric age group and is caused by a wide spectrum of diseases from transient infections to malignancies especially lymphomas. The present study was aimed at evaluating the diagnostic performance of grey-scale ultrasonography, color Doppler ultrasonography and power Doppler ultrasonography in(More)
The authors present a case of intramedullary ganglioglioma in a 6-year-old girl. Since the age of 4 months the patient had experienced a spontaneous wavy undulating movement of her anterior abdominal wall resembling a severe peristalsis. The movement was continuous even during sleep, and this symptom was named "belly dance." Magnetic resonance images(More)
Anastomotic leakage and respiratory complications are among the most common and potentially life-threatening complications following the surgical repair of esophageal atresia. Controversies exist regarding the efficacy of prophylactic extrapleural chest tube (EPCT) drainage in patients who have undergone repair of esophageal atresia. In this prospective(More)
Transanal one-stage endorectal pull-through (TOSEPT) has been presented as the most recent progression in treatment of Hirschsprung’s disease (HD), which may be able to replace various previous techniques. This prospective study was designed to compare the efficacy and probable complications of the commonly used open surgery with those of TOSEPT technique(More)
Supernumerary nostril is an extremely rare congenital entity which results from aberrant embryological development. The review of the literature reveals that only 30 cases of supernumerary nostril have been reported. We report a rare case of supernumerary nostril in association with esophageal atresia, imperforate anus, and patent ductus arteriosus. To our(More)
Tracheostomy was first described by Greco-Roman physicians, including Paulus of Aegina. Medieval Islamic clinicians extended the Greco-Roman ideas with substantial contributions to the field of surgery, including tracheostomy. Although Al-Zahrawi (936-1013 CE) stated that he had not heard or read of any Islamic physicians having performed tracheostomy,(More)
Fetus-in-fetu is a rare congenital condition in which a malformed fetus-like structure is found in the body of its twin. We report a unique case of a male neonate with cleft palate and a fetus-like structure arising in his oral cavity. The neonate underwent emergent surgical removal of the mass immediately after delivery. Radiological and pathological(More)