Abuzer Dirican

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INTRODUCTION Hydatid cyst disease is common in some regions of the world and is usually located in the liver and lungs. This report presents two cases of primary hydatid cysts located subcutaneously: one in the medial thigh and one in the left palm between the index and middle fingers. CASE PRESENTATIONS A 64-year-old male farmer visited our hospital(More)
BACKGROUND Pilonidal sinus is a common disease that mostly affects young people. Although various surgical techniques have been described for treating sacrococcygeal pilonidal disease (SPD), controversy still exists as to the best surgical technique. The purpose of this study was to compare the efficiency and short-term and long-term results of the(More)
BACKGROUND Radial scar (RS) is characterized by a fibroelastic core with entrapped ducts and lobules. Association with carcinoma is not uncommon. There is some dilemma as to the need for excisional biopsy or follow-up after RS diagnosis on core biopsy. AIM To determine the necessity of excisional biopsy after the diagnosis of benign RS by core biopsy. (More)
AIM We aimed to review cases of primary subcutaneous hydatid cysts whether this is a fearsome disease or a benign progressed pathology. These cysts are rare, have difficulty in diagnosis and management, particularly for inexperienced clinicians. METHODS We searched key words of "echinococcosis, hydatid, soft tissue, subcutaneous, cutaneous" at(More)
Traumatic diaphragmatic rupture (TDR) is associated with high rates of morbidity and mortality, and the preoperative diagnosis is difficult. Forty-eight patients with TDR were treated in our department between January 2000 and May 2009. The cause, location, size of rupture, associated morbidity and mortality, surgical material for repair, and predictive(More)
BACKGROUND Laparoscopic appendectomy is a well-described surgical technique. However, concerns still exist regarding whether the closure of the appendiceal stump should be done with a clip, an endoloop, staples, or other techniques. Therefore, several modifications to the original technique with new materials have been introduced for appendiceal stump(More)
INTRODUCTION Spontaneous non-occlusive ischemic colitis involving the cecum alone (isolated cecal necrosis) is a rare condition that is generally due to a low-flow state: shock. It presents with right lower quadrant abdominal pain and may resemble acute appendicitis. Little is known about postoperative ischemic necrosis of the remaining colon after surgical(More)
Breast-cancer-related lymphedema (BCRL) is a chronic disease, and currently there is no definitive treatment for it. There are some therapeutic interventions targeted to decrease the limb swelling and the associated problems. Low-level laser therapy (LLLT) has been used in the treatment of post-mastectomy lymphedema since 2007 in the US. The aim of this(More)
PURPOSE Our aim was to perform a clinical analysis of small intestinal obstructions caused by surgically treated phytobezoars. METHODS Twenty-four patients, with small intestinal obstructions caused by phytobezoars, underwent surgery in our department between 1998 to 2008, were reviewed retrospectively. RESULTS Twenty (83.3%) of 24 patients had previous(More)
BACKGROUND The reliability of nasal obstruction measurements could be improved, and several new techniques are being developed. Our objective was to investigate the use of a new software program, Odiosoft-Rhino, in the assessment of nasal obstruction via analysis of the sounds of nasal expiration. METHODS We compared the nasal symptom scores and(More)