Abdullah Can Başaklar

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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)
BACKGROUND The recurrence rate of thyroglossal duct cysts removed by Sistrunk or other procedures is 4% and 50%, respectively. The aim of the present study was to explain the reasons for recurrence and misdiagnosis. METHODS Twenty-seven children underwent surgery for thyroglossal cysts and fistulas during 1989-2000. Age, sex, length of history,(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)
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)
Human echinococcosis is endemic in Turkey and many other areas of the world. Fifteen years of surgical assessment related to involved structures, operative procedures, complications, and the recurrence rate is analyzed in pediatric patients with pulmonary and abdominal hydatid cysts. Between 1986 and 2001, the records of 42 pediatric patients (15 girls, 27(More)
A 15-year-old girl who had chronic constipation presented with peritonitis caused by sigmoid colon perforation. After her sigmoid colon was resected and an end colostomy performed, as there were no apparent causes for perforation, she was followed-up. After the second colonic perforation proximal to the end colostomy, as the pathologic findings revealed(More)
BACKGROUND The management of giant omphalocele (GO) presents a major challenge to pediatric surgeons. Current treatment modalities may result in wound infection, fascial separation, and abdominal domain loss. We report a GO infant who required a delayed closure and was managed using sterile incision drape and polypropylene mesh. METHODS A 3080 g full-term(More)
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)
The etiology of intussusception (IN) remains largely obscure. In lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced IN, an experimental model in mice, IN is considered to be the consequence of altered intestinal motility as a result of increased nitric oxide (NO) along various inflammatory mediators. These could be decreased via cyclooxygenase (COX) inhibition by(More)