Tansel Ansal Balci

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OBJECTIVES To define a novel technique in the diagnosis of partial and complete ejaculatory duct obstruction (EDO). METHODS Twenty men with suspected EDO were initially evaluated by transrectal ultrasound (TRUS). Subsequently, all patients underwent TRUS-guided seminal vesicle (SV) scintigraphy. Technetium Tc 99m sulphur colloid solution was injected into(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of the present study was to determine the effect of a chlorhexidine chip on crevicular prostaglandin E2 (PGE2) levels and on the clinical and microbiological parameters of periodontitis when used as adjunctive therapy to scaling and root planing (SRP) in patients with chronic periodontitis. METHODS This randomized single-blind study was(More)
BACKGROUND Because of the difficulty in diagnosis and different treatment options, debate on thoracic outlet syndrome (TOS) has continued. Our aim is to report our surgical experience. METHODS Forty-seven patients with thoracic outlet syndrome were operated on between 1985 and 2000. Mean age was 37.9 years (range, 17 to 58 years); female/male ratio was(More)
The aim of this study was to investigate possible correlations of the cognitive impairment with abnormalities of regional cerebral blood flow and electroencephalogram in children with (Down's Syndrome) DS. Nine patients with DS were evaluated by single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) in combination with clinical findings, electroencephalography(More)
We report a patient with DTPA and DMSA uptake on unsuspected bone metastases. He had severe pain due to grade 3 hydronephrosis of his left kidney. When Tc-99m DTPA and DMSA renal scanning were performed for preoperative evaluation, abnormal radiopharmaceutical uptake on the iliac area was noted. Pancreatic adenocarcinoma metastases to bone were subsequently(More)
Limb-salvage operations such as vascularised or non-vascularised osseous grafts and allograft and callus distraction methods have replaced amputations because of the increase in the life expectancy of patients with malignant tumours. In this study we aimed to evaluate the effects of chemotherapeutic agents on distraction osteogenesis. For this purpose, 23(More)
Skeletal abnormalities, low bone mass, bone deformities, and bone fractures increase the risk of osteoporosis and osteoarthritis, which are of concern from both a public standpoint and a cost-of-care burden standpoint. Arginine silicate inositol complex (ASI; Arg = 49.47%, silicone = 8.2%, inositol = 25%) is a novel, bioavailable source of Si and Arg and(More)
Functional imaging studies in patients with Sydenhams chorea have suggested brain perfusional abnormalities. In this study, we aimed to investigate the cerebral perfusion patterns of the cortical/subcortical structures by using Tc-99m hexamethylpropylenamine oxime single photon emission computed tomography in children with Sydenhams chorea, accompanied with(More)
OBJECTIVE Sickle cell anemia is an inherited disorder caused by abnormal hemoglobin, the S hemoglobin. Although vaso-occlusive crises can occur virtually in any organ, they are particularly common in the bony skeleton of affected patients. Bone marrow necrosis, bone infarcts, osteomyelitis, and aseptic necrosis are common complications in patients with(More)