Abdullah Can Başaklar

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BACKGROUND Caustic esophageal injuries lead to stricture formation. Although a number of agents have been tried experimentally to prevent strictures, few have gained clinical application. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effectiveness of Mitomycin C (MMC), which inhibits fibroblastic proliferation in preventing caustic esophageal strictures.(More)
BACKGROUND Although the incidence of caustic ingestion is declining, the management of caustic esophageal strictures remains a challenge. Although many agents have been tried experimentally to treat strictures, few have gained clinical application. The aim of this study was to investigate the influence of mitomycin C (MMC), which inhibits fibroblastic(More)
BACKGROUND The preventive effect of amrinone on ischaemia/reperfusion (I/R) injury has been shown in the medical literature. The purpose of the present study was to investigate the preventive effect of amrinone on I/R injury of the small bowel of the rat. METHODS Thirty-two Wistar albino rats (140-180 g) were divided into four groups (n = 8). In all(More)
Hydatid cysts (HCs) of the liver are a major problem in the areas to which they are endemic. Approximately 15% of hepatic cysts have been shown to communicate with the biliary system. In 2 cases in which patients were undergoing HC surgery, the cystic fluid appeared to be clear, but after the germinative membranes were removed, a connection with the biliary(More)
AIM The aim of this study was to evaluate the data of our patients treated for congenital muscular torticollis (CMT) in the period between 1990 and 2004. Here we report our clinical experience with CMT and review the literature. PATIENTS AND METHODS We retrospectively evaluated the data of our patients in terms of age, sex, clinical presentation,(More)
Purpose: Emergency laparotomy is generally considered the appropriate course of action for small bowel intussusception associated with Henoch-Schönlein's purpura (HSP). In this paper, we define a conservative approach after witnessing spontaneous reduction of ileoileal invagination at laparotomy in a patient with HSP who had been on steroid therapy for(More)
Many studies have evaluated the use of grafts in the reconstruction of abdominal wall defects. In this study, the effects resulting from the presence or absence of the omentum were evaluated in the setting of infection or serosal defects in the formation of adhesions in abdominal closures using mesh grafts. For this study, 60 Wistar albino rats were divided(More)
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE Anal fissures would result in constipation in children, worsening the clinical picture, thus, justifying a fast response therapy. In this randomized, prospective, placebo-controlled study, it was aimed to determine the response rates to fissure treatment by lidocaine, EMLA and GTN on the 10th day and after 8 weeks of therapy. Related(More)
AIM The aim of this study was to evaluate the results of surgical treatment of cervicofacial cystic hygromas in children. PATIENTS AND METHODS Medical records of 17 patients who were operated for cervicofacial cystic hygroma between 1985 and 2004 were evaluated in terms of age, gender, symptoms, diagnostic workups, outcomes and complications. RESULTS(More)
Development in material engineering provide many kinds of suture materials to medical fields. The choice of utilization depends on the surgeons decision, the durability, absorbtion times, tensile strength of the suture, and operation site in means of organ and tissue. In this study we aimed to investigate 7 different suture materials in vivo and in vitro(More)