Tahsin Turunç

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PURPOSE We analyzed the results of patients who underwent percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL) for management of kidney stone disease under combined spinal-epidural anesthesia and compared surgical parameters and outcomes with a matched control group who underwent PCNL under general anesthesia. PATIENTS AND METHODS A total of 82 patients were studied in(More)
PURPOSE We evaluated factors affecting complication rates of ureteroscopy for pediatric ureteral calculi. MATERIALS AND METHODS We retrospectively evaluated 642 children who underwent ureteroscopy at 16 Turkish centers between 2000 and 2010. Semirigid ureteroscopy was used with various calibers to treat 670 ureteral units in 660 sessions. Complications(More)
OBJECTIVES To examine our retrospective data on the outcomes of intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) and to determine whether a history of varicocele repair in men with nonobstructive azoospermia (NOA) undergoing an ICSI cycle was optimizing or not. METHODS This retrospective study was conducted on Baskent University Department of Obstetrics and(More)
INTRODUCTION Fibroepithelial polyps of the ureter are benign tumors arising from the mesodermal tissue in the ureteral wall. Their etiology remains unknown. Hematuria and obstructive urinary symptoms are the most common findings. The treatment of choice is endoscopic resection, and the prognosis for patients with these lesions is excellent. CASE(More)
PURPOSE We retrospectively investigated the factors that affect the success of rigid ureteroscopy in the pediatric population for the management of pediatric ureteral stones. PATIENTS AND METHODS We present a retrospective review of 61 consecutive pediatric patients who underwent 66 rigid ureteroscopy procedures for ureteral stone management. The effects(More)
OBJECTIVE We evaluated the clinical presentation, diagnosis and management of patients presenting with emphysematous pyelonephritis (EP). PATIENTS AND METHODS The clinical data of 24 EP patients diagnosed between 2000 and 2009 were retrospectively reviewed. The management strategies were discussed according to the severity of condition at presentation. (More)
OBJECTIVE To perform conventional and microdissection testicular sperm extraction (TESE) at the same session and compare their effectiveness. DESIGN Prospective comparative study. SETTING University hospital setting. PATIENT(S) The study included 335 patients with nonobstructive azoospermia. INTERVENTION(S) Microdissection TESE was performed to 77(More)
OBJECTIVES To investigate the relationship between maspin expression and prognostic parameters in renal cell carcinoma (RCC) with relevance to vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) expression and microvessel density. METHODS One-hundred twenty-four patients with RCC of varying histologic types who underwent radical or partial nephrectomy were studied.(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the changes in number and morphology of interstitial cells of Cajal (ICC)-like cells (ICC-LC) at the ureteropelvic junction (UPJ) of rats after experimental distal ureteral obstruction. MATERIALS AND METHODS Of a total of 109 rats, 20 served as controls (C), 20 underwent sham-operations (SH) and 69 were in the study (S) groups. The(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the outcome of subureteral injections by using calcium hydroxyapatite (CaHa), dextranomer/hyaluronic acid copolymer (Dx/HA), and polydimethylsiloxane (PDS) in patients with end-stage renal failure (ESRF) who have vesicoureteral reflux (VUR). PATIENTS AND METHODS One hundred-one patients (166 renal units) with ESRF secondary to VUR were(More)