Ahmet Ziya Anadol

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PURPOSE Lichtenstein repair has been the gold standard in inguinal hernia surgery. The aim of this study was to investigate the role of mesh fixation in terms of postsurgical chronic pain and recurrence. METHODS Sixty patients with primary inguinal hernias were treated between March 2007 and December 2008. Thirty patients underwent conventional(More)
BACKGROUND Abdominal surgery can lead to postoperative intra-abdominal adhesions (PIAAs) with significant morbidity and mortality. This study compares the use of honey with a standard bioresorbable membrane (SEPRAFILM) to prevent the formation of PIAAs in rats. METHODS Thirty rats underwent laparotomy, and PIAAs were induced by scraping the cecum. The(More)
PURPOSE The surgical treatment of sacrococcygeal pilonidal disease varies widely. This study reports outcomes of cleft lift procedure combined with pit excision performed both in primary and recurrent pilonidal disease. METHODS A total of 76 consecutive patients with primary or recurrent pilonidal disease who received cleft lift procedure or combined(More)
Prosthetic materials have gained popularity for ventral hernia repair. There are situations when the use of a mesh is either unnecessary or contraindicated. This study compares 51 patients with ventral hernia who underwent laparoscopic or open primary suture repair. Results were determined by a median follow-up of 33 months. Recurrence rates and operative(More)
OBJECTIVE Assessment of malignancy criteria in Huerthle cell neoplasm. METHODS This study intends to review retrospectively the patients who were operated for Huerthle cell neoplasia at Gazi University, Department of General Surgery between January 1986 and October 1999. Pathological specimens from 63 patients (20 males and 43 females) were investigated(More)
BACKGROUND Phyllodes tumor (PT) is a rare neoplasm comprising less than 1% of all breast tumors. Its clinical spectrum ranges from a benign and locally recurrent form of behavior to malignant and metastatic forms. The aim of the study was to evaluate the clinical characteristics, treatment regimens, survival and late complications in patients with PT. (More)
AIM To evaluate the mechanical and biochemical parameters of colonic anastomotic healing in hypercholesterolemic rats. METHODS Sixty rats were divided into two groups of 30 each according to their dietary regimens. The test group was fed with a high cholesterol-containing diet for two months while the control group had standard diet. These two groups were(More)
A 70-year-old man on enoxaparin and warfarin sodium therapy due to pulmonary embolism was admitted for evaluation of a sudden, sharp pain in the left inguinal region. Physical examination revealed a 5 x 10 cm tender mass. Abdominal ultrasound showed a 9 x 9 x 10 cm left retroperitoneal hematoma. INR was 2.1, and anticoagulation therapy was discontinued. A(More)
Epigastric, umbilical, incisional, parastomal, and trocar site hernias are all classified as "ventral" hernias, which constitute a great portion of the surgery in a general surgical practice, and debate still continues regarding the optimal surgical strategy to correct these anatomical defects. Although repairing these hernias using a synthetic material,(More)
In this study, the effects of BQ123 (an ET(A) receptor antagonist), bosentan (a nonselective ET(A)-ET(B) antagonist), and phosphoramidon (an endothelin converting enzyme inhibitor) were investigated on intestinal mucosal lesion formation and changes in tissue PGE2 and LTC4 levels due to intestinal ischemia-reperfusion (I/R) injury in rats. Following 30 min(More)