Mehmet Ekinci

Baskent University, Engüri, Ankara, Turkey

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Publications (5)2.19 Total impact

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    [Show abstract] [Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: Objective: To review our experiences with management of symptomatic ureteral calculi complicating pregnancy. Methods: Between January 2001 and December 2011, 57 pregnant women were treated for symptomatic ureteral stones. The medical records of these patients were reviewed retrospectively. Results: The mean patient age was 24 (range 17-37) years and gestational age at presentation was 26 weeks (range 12-38). Most of the cases (60%) occurred in the third trimester. Flank pain was the most common presenting symptom (90%). Ultrasonography was the initial test confirming diagnosis. With conservative management, spontaneous passing of stones was noted in 13 cases (22.8%). In 10 patients (17.5%), symptomatic relief occurred without spontaneous passing of stones until the end of pregnancy. Invasive management was required in 34 patients (59.6%) because of persistent pain and/or ureteral obstruction. In 29 patients, ureteral calculi were treated successfully by ureteroscopy. Stones were extracted by pneumatic lithotripsy or forceps. In 5 patients, only double-J stent was inserted during ureteroscopy as a result of unreached or migrated stone. The majority of patients (58.8%) had lower ureteric calculi. The mean size of the stones retrieved was 7 mm (range 4-13 mm). Minor complications like ureteric edema, mild ureteric laceration, or bleeding were seen in 5 patients. Three patients had a urinary tract infection and 3 complained of stent-induced bladder irritation; uterine contraction was observed after the procedure in 1 patient, but no serious obstetric or urologic complications were observed in any case. Conclusion: When conservative treatment fails, ureteroscopy is an effective and safe therapeutic option in symptomatic ureteral calculi complicating pregnancy.
    Full-text · Article · Jun 2012 · Urology
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    [Show abstract] [Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: Although there are various treatment types, majority of women with urinary incontinence do not seek care for that disorder. We present a case of woman who used a walnut for the treatment of urinary incontinence by herself.
    Full-text · Article · Jan 2012
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    [Show abstract] [Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: Aim The aim of this study was to evaluate the influence of our spring water on urinary analytes and stone samples in (patient with) uric acid stone. Material and Methods Twenty patients with uric acid stones underwent a nutritional and metabolic evaluation at baseline and after a controlled diet including our spring water. Stone samples were also left in the usual water and in the spring water. The weights of stones were measured before and 7 days after incubation. Results In patients who drank spring water, there was a tendency for the mean urine pH to increase, the change was significant statistically. On the other hand, urine citrate excretion significantly also increased in these patients (p<0.005). The differences between initial and end-dry weights of stone examples were significant statistically (p<0.05). Conclusion The results of our pilot study may help us to reduce uric acid stone formation and recurrence with the alkaline spring waters.
    Full-text · Article · May 2010
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    [Show abstract] [Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: Ureterocele, while not an uncommon pediatric urologic problem, has been reported only rarely in adults. Adult bilateral ureteroceles with calculi is an uncommon and well tolerated, relatively rare clinical entity. Although ureteroceles in adults are usually asymptomatic, various symptoms tend to appear in ureteroceles with stones, such as fl ank pain, urinary tract infections and bladder irritability. While ureteroceles occur more commonly in women, stones in ureteroceles tend to be more common in men. Most ureteroceles can be safely managed transurethrally endoscopically which is generally well tolerated by most patients. We present an unusual clinical presentation of bilateral adult non-obstructing ureteroceles containing urinary stones.
    Full-text · Article · Jan 2010
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    [Show abstract] [Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: Introduction: Vesicouterine fistula without vaginal leakage of urine, cyclic hematuria and amenorrhea is a rare condition, referred to as Youssef's syndrome. It is a rare complication of caesarean section when bladder injury occurs and a fistula develops. Although standard treatment of this syndrome is surgical repair, we suggest that surgical repair is not always necessary, and that recovery even pregnancy may follow conservative management and spontaneous healing. ÖZET Vajinal idrar kaçağı olmadan vezikouterin fistül, siklik hematüri ve amenore birlikteliği Youssef sendromu olarak adlandırılan ender bir durumdur. Sezaryen ameliyatının ender bir istenmeyen yan etkisi olan bu klinik tablo, mesane yaralanmasına bağlı fistül geliştiğinde görülür. Bu durumun standart tedavisi cerrahi onarım olsa da, koruyucu tedavi ve kendiliğinden iyileşmeyle de düzelme ve hatta gebeliğin görülebileceğini bildirmekteyiz. Anahtar kelimeler: Sezaryen, Uterovezikal fistül, Youssef sendromu INTRODUCTION In 1957, Youssef described the classic triad of caesarean section, amenorrhoea, and cyclic haema-turia (menouria) in the absence of urinary inconti-nence as a syndrome, which is characteristic of ve-sicouterine fistula 1 . Youssef syndrome is a rare complication of caesarean section following inad-vertent bladder injury. Vesicouterine fistula is one of the least common types of urogenital fistula, ac-counting for only 1-4% of all cases 2 . Commonly, in modern obstetric practice, vesicouterine fistulas follow the lower segment type of caesarean section which accounts for 83% of cases 2 . Rarely, vesicou-terine fistulas follow long labor, forceps delivery, vaginal birth after caesarean section, abdominal pregnancy for perforation of the anterior wall of the uterus, gynaecological injuries, tuberculosis of the genital tract, or intrauterine contraceptive devi-ces 3-5 . Improved obstetrical and surgical practice is responsible for the decrease in the incidence of these fistulae in comparison with a much more fre-quent occurrence in the 19th century, but the pre-valence worldwide is now increasing because more caesarean sections are being carried out. It is im-portant to be aware of its clinical presentation as well as the potential for non-surgical management.
    Full-text · Article · Sep 2008 · Turk Uroloji Dergisi

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  • 2010
    • Baskent University
      • Department of Urology
      Engüri, Ankara, Turkey