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Epidemiology of forensic cases in a urology clinic

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Author(s): Adnan Şimşir | Ender Şenol | Serdar Kalemci | Burak Turna | Necmettin Çıkılı

Journal: Turkish Journal of Urology
ISSN 1300-5804

Volume: 37;
Issue: 01;
Start page: 58;
Date: 2011;
Original page

Keywords: Erectile dysfunction | forensic sciences | lower urinary tract dysfunction | urology.

ABSTRACT
Objective: In this study, we investigated the types of cases referred to urologists by judicial authorities and how the reported results affect the court results.Materials and methods: Between May 2006 and July 2010, 524 files that were sent to urology clinic by judicial authorities were investigated. Of these cases, 311 were to investigate male sexual dysfunction, 152 lower urinary system dysfunction, 22 sex determination, and 39 fertilizing ability of the patients. Results: Of 524 lawsuits, 427 were resulted, and the case file results were in line with all of the forensic medicine reports. Of 311 case files about sexual dysfunction 290 were resulted. In 49 of these patients (16.9%), a pathology that can cause erectile dysfunction was detected (p=0.41). Of 110 cases investigated for lower urinary tract dysfunction, urology reports related with the case were obtained in 98 subjects (89.1%) (p
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