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OBJECTIVES Solid-organ transplant recipients have a high risk of developing nonmelanoma skin cancers. This study sought to determine the incidence of skin cancer and identify possible risk factors for skin cancer in kidney transplant recipients. MATERIALS AND METHODS Nonmelanoma skin cancer was diagnosed and confirmed with histology in 33 of 1275 kidney(More)
Rathke cleft cysts (RCC) are benign cysts derived from remnants of Rathke cleft, and are rarely symptomatic in children. Symptoms due to RCC are associated with mass effect and pituitary hormone deficiencies. Slow growth rate of the cyst makes its incidence increase with aging. Here we report on a seven-year-old girl who presented with central diabetes(More)
Custom prefabrication of tissues allows the surgeon to build what is required for the reconstruction and has enabled the surgeon to reinforce new blood supply into selected blocks of tissue without vessel anastomosis. However, prefabricated flaps have several drawbacks and characteristics that differentiate them from conventional flaps. The objective of(More)
Extracellular matrix metalloproteinase inducer (CD147) is a transmembrane glycoprotein involved in the regulation of matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs). The study investigated CD147 and MMP-2 expression in epidermis of cutaneous squamous lesions. CD147 and MMP-2 expressions were evaluated immunohistochemically in 44 specimens: 18 actinic keratoses (AK), 6(More)
In this report we describe the upper gastrointestinal tractus involvement in a rare genetic disease of lipid metabolism. A 12-year-old boy presented with sore throat and fever. On physical examination, orange-yellow tonsils and adenoid tissue were noted. Mild hepatosplenomegaly was present. Lipid profile was compatible with Tangier disease (TD). Endoscopy(More)
Intrascrotal extratesticular neurofibromas (IEN) often originate from genitofemoral nerve (GFN) and present as a paratesticular mass. Synchronous presence of IEN and undescended testis has not been reported previously. A 12-year-old boy with neurocutaneous syndrome and congenital giant melanocytic nevi along with IEN and ipsilateral undescended testis is(More)
AIM The omentum plays a crucial role in abdominal defense mechanism by adhering to sites of inflammation and absorbing bacteria and debris from the peritoneal cavity. An experimental study was conducted to evaluate the inflammatory response of omentum in different abdominal events with omental P-/E-selectin levels and histopathologic findings. MATERIALS(More)