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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.

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Cuneyt Kayaalp

 

Ultrasonography evaluation of small bowel bezoars with suspicious findings on CT in the elderly (p. 1449-52)

Ultrasonography evaluation of small bowel bezoars with suspicious findings on CT in the elderly (p. 1449-52)

Tumay Bekci
Giresun University Faculty of Medicine, Department of Radiology, Giresun, Turkey

Abstract

Aim: Our aim was to evaluate the feasibility of using ultrasonography (US) in the detection and management of small bowel bezoars in elderly patients (> 65 y).
Material and Methods: This study included 15 elderly patients (> 65 y) with small bowel obstruction and initial diagnosis of small bowel bezoar using abdominal computed tomography (CT) from among 182 patients with small bowel obstruction. The diagnostic performance of US was prospectively evaluated and compared with the surgical or clinical diagnoses.
Results: Among the 15 patients, ten of them were diagnosed via ultrasonography as having small bowel bezoar. Eight patients were also surgically diagnosed with phytobezoars, and the remaining two patients who showed bezoars on US showed complete symptomatic improvement with ultrasonographic follow-up showing the bezoar passing through the cecum. The other five patients were surgically diagnosed with brid ileus. US correctly diagnosed small bowel bezoars in all patients. The sonographic follow-up of the bezoars in the two patients who showed symptomatic improvement was also successful.
Conclusion: US is a feasible imaging modality for the diagnosis and follow-up of small bowel bezoars. Timely diagnosis and management of bezoars is especially important in elderly patients. US can help both, radiologists and clinicians in easy diagnosis and timely management of small bowel bezoars in elderly patients.
Keywords: Bezoar; phytobezoar; ultrasonography; computed tomography; elderly.

 

 

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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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