Ahmet Başkent

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BACKGROUND The aim of the study was to compare the effects of conventional posterolateral thoracotomy and muscle-sparing posterolateral thoracotomy on pulmonary and muscle strength. METHODS From January 2003 to December 2004, 50 randomized patients with a diagnosis of primary lung cancer underwent pulmonary resection. The patients were divided into two(More)
Cecal diverticulum of colon is a relatively rare and benign condition in the western world. The reported frequency is approximately 1 in 300 appendectomies. They are usually asymptomatic but it may cause inflammatory, hemorrhagic, or perforatory complications. It is often clinically indistinguishable from acute appendicitis. The diagnosis is almost made(More)
We evaluated the correlation between serum thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) levels and tumor size and other invasiveness parameters of tumor in patients with differentiated thyroid carcinoma (DTC). Several clinical studies have reported that TSH may also have a role as a regulator of the development and function of the thyroid gland. It is currently not(More)
A 17 year old male with symptoms of acute abdomen was operated upon. The preoperative diagnosis was peptic ulcus perforation but at the operation there were multiple perforations throughout the small bowels, multiple lymphadenopathies in the mesentery of the jejunum. 60 cm small bowel resection-end to end anastomosis, raphe omentoplasty, primary repair with(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Although laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication is the gold standard in the surgical treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease, it may cause troublesome complications like dysphagia. In this study, we demonstrated the effect of narrowed segment length on early dysphagia in patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS Forty-one patients who underwent(More)
In this study, we have tried to determine the age-specific seroprevalence of hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection and to make some conclusions about the mode of transmission and vaccination strategy which should be chosen in Turkey. Eight hundred and one patients between the ages of six months and 60 years of age were included in this study. According to the(More)
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