Sunduz Ozlem Altinkaya

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Endometriosis is a chronic gynecological disease characterized by the growth of hormonally responsive, endometrial tissue outside the uterine cavity. The present study aims to analyze two vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) polymorphisms (−460 C/T and +405 C/G) in Turkish women with and without endometriosis. A case–control study was undertaken at the(More)
Although the majority of metastatic ovarian tumors arise within the female genital tract, squamous cell carcinoma of the cervix is a rare form of metastases to the bilateral ovaries by endometrial and transtubal spreading. A 53-year-old woman was referred to the oncology clinic with postmenopausal bleeding. On vaginal examination, a 3 cm tumor arising from(More)
OBJECTIVE Malignant melanoma, which has a highly malignant potential, is a tumor of the skin and mucosal membranes. Malignant melanomas of the female genital tract, including the vulva and vagina, are rare. Their overall prognosis is poor and is worse than that for cutaneous melanomas. CASE REPORTS Clinical data for five patients with primary malignant(More)
OBJECTIVE This study evaluated the predictive factors and short-term fetal outcomes of breech presentation by comparing breech and cephalic pregnancies of >or=36 weeks gestation. MATERIALS AND METHODS Two hundred and one breech and 149 cephalic pregnancies of >or=36 weeks gestation, with no other maternal or fetal problems, were compared with regard to(More)
BACKGROUND The present study aims to determine the predictive power of activin A levels in the prognosis of first trimester pregnancies conceived by in vitro fertilization (IVF). METHODS The study cohort included 23 biochemical, and 23 normal ongoing pregnancies conceived via IVF. Serum β-human chorionic gonadotropin (β-hCG), progesterone, and activin A(More)
AIM Adropin is a recently identified protein in liver, brain and many peripheral tissues, which is important in energy homeostasis. The purpose of this study is to determine adropin levels in patients with endometrium cancer (EC). MATERIAL AND METHODS A total of 74 patients (47 EC patients and 27 healthy controls) were included in the study. Fasting(More)
OBJECTIVES Borderline ovarian tumors (BOTs) represent a heterogeneous group of ovarian epithelial neoplasms. Despite a favorable prognosis, 10-20% of BOTs exhibit progressively worsening clinic. Primary involvement of pelvic organs with echinococcus is very rare. Lymphoepithelioma-like gastric carcinoma is a rare neoplasm of the stomach. CASE REPORT A(More)
OBJECTIVE Visfatin is one of the most recent proteins shown to be highly expressed in adipose tissue. The purpose of this study was to determine visfatin levels in patients with endometrial cancer (EC). METHODS A total of 90 patients (46 EC patients and 44 healthy controls) were included in the study. Fasting venous blood samples were collected from all(More)
This study aims to review cases of extra-ovarian conditions that resembled ovarian malignancy and thus, to evaluate the distribution of primary pathology mimicking ovarian malignancy. A retrospective review of women, with final pathology of extra-ovarian diseases mimicking ovarian malignancy, which were managed at Zekai Tahir Burak Women’s Health Education(More)