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Dear readers,

Our journal is the official publication of Inonu University Medical Faculty and published uninterruptedly for 25 years. It was first published as the name of Inonu University Medical Journal and later as Journal of Turgut Ozal Medical Center. During its publication period, the journal accepted Turkish or English articles for publication.

Abstracting in an international index is just a paramount objective in the 25th year of the journal. Because of this goal, it was necessary to make a decision both in terms of journal name and publication language. It was important in this respect that the name of a general medical journal should be related to medicine again and it should be in English. For these reasons, the name of the journal was switched to Annals of Medical Research and its publication language is changed to in English. The logo of the journal was chosen as an apricot, which is the symbol of our city Malatya, the world capital of apricot. I hope the journal succeeds with its new name. Annals of Medical Research is It is published monthly.

Cuneyt Kayaalp


A case of fascioliasis mimicking malignancy (p. 1718-20)

A case of fascioliasis mimicking malignancy (p. 1718-20)

Idris Oruc1, Zeynep Oruc2, Esref Arac3, Muhammet Ali Kaplan4
1Mersin City Hospital, Clinic of Internal Medicine, Mersin, Turkey
2Mersin City Hospital, Clinic of Medical Oncology, Mersin, Turkey
3Diyarbakir Training and Research Hospital, Clinic of Internal Medicine, Diyarbakir, Turkey
4Dicle University Faculty of Medicine, Department of Medical Oncology, Diyarbakir, Turkey


Fascioliasis is a zoonotic infection usually observed in developing countries and is endemic in Southeast Anatolia,Turkey. Sometimes,its clinical symptoms may mimic and resemble those of other diseases,such as malignancy or stone. Fascioliasis, initially considered as malignancy, can lead to unnecessary invasive procedures. A 69-year-old man presented with hepatic masses. Positron emission tomography (PET/CT), upper gastrointestinal endoscopy and colonoscopy performed to detect the primary tumour showed no lesion, except in the liver. The patient had eosinophilia and a history of raising livestock in an endemic area. The result of the indirect hemagglutination test for Fasciolia hepatica was 1/320. Serologic evaluation and dynamic computed tomography confirmed the diagnosis. Occassionally, it may be difficult to differentiate fascioliasis from malignancy. Fascioliasis should be considered in the differential diagnosis of patients with suspicious masses in the liver, especially in those living in endemic areas,prior to conducting invasive procedures.
Keywords: Fasciola hepatica; fascioliasis; malignancy.


doi: 10.5455/annalsmedres.2019.05.282


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Annals of Medical Research is the scientific official journal of the Inonu University Faculty of Medicine. It is published monthly. The essential aim of the Annals of Medical Research is to publish scientifically high quality clinical and experimental research articles on fields of medicine which can contribute to the literature data. In addition, review articles, case reports, editorials, letters to the editors and manuscripts on publication ethics and medical history, which can contribute to the education and practices of physicians and health sector professionals within the scope of the journal’s target audience and which can increase the level of scientific communication between the authors and readers, are included in the scope of the journal.


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