Akgün Hiçsönmez

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BACKGROUND H-type tracheoesophageal fistula (TEF) was diagnosed in 12 patients during the 25 years from 1971 to 1996. Although all patients were symptomatic since birth, in 58% of the cases, there was a diagnostic delay ranging from 26 days to 4 years. METHODS Esophagography and/or cineesophagography, or bronchoscopy and simultaneous methylene blue(More)
Changes in contralateral testicular blood flow during unilateral testicular torsion were evaluated using an electromagnetic flowmeter in 13 adult male New Zealand White rabbits. There was an immediate and then a progressive decrease during torsion and a gradual increase following detorsion. A decrease in testicular blood flow over a critical period of time(More)
Between 1976-1993, 302 patients were diagnosed to have Hirschsprung's disease (HD) in Hacettepe University Children's Hospital. All patients have been searched for the occurrence of associated anomalies and other parameters including 1) sex, 2) gestational age, 3) birth weight, 4) length of aganglionic segment, 5) familial occurrence, 6) consanguinity.(More)
Head and neck dermoid cysts comprise less than 10% of all dermoid cysts. The sublingual location is very rare. One hypothesis for their etiology is that they arise from entrapment of epithelial debris or rests during the midline fusion of the first 2 branchial arches. They are classified as epidermoid, dermoid, and teratoid cysts. Sublingual cysts are(More)
The records of eight patients treated for intestinal obstruction resulting from bands that have no identifiable embryologic or acquired basis were reviewed retrospectively. All patients presented with symptoms and signs indicative of intestinal obstruction. Patients older than 2 years of age additionally had a history of chronic abdominal pain. One thick(More)
Twelve patients who had undergone diaphragmatic plication with the diagnosis of congenital diaphragmatic eventration between 1975 to 1989 were evaluated for the long-term results of plication. Assessment of the long-term functions of the plicated diaphragms 1.5 to 11 years postoperatively was achieved by fluoroscopic, ultrasonographic, and spirometric(More)
OBJECTIVES An experimental study has been conducted to investigate testicular blood flow alterations through acute biochemical changes during unilateral testicular torsion and detorsion. METHODS One hundred twenty male albino rats were divided into 12 groups, each containing 10 rats. One group served to determine basal values of biochemical parameters, 4(More)
Although complete duplication of the bladder and urethra (CBDU) has been considered to be an isolated anomaly, the present report involves an infant who had CBDU and associated anomalies of the gastrointestinal and central nervous systems. Clarification of the upper-tract renal anatomy is mandatory in planning a staged approach to reconstruction, especially(More)
The records of 230 adhesive small bowel obstruction (ASBO) episodes in 181 patients have been reviewed to observe the place of conservative treatment and to establish criteria to predict the success of conservative trial. Immediate operation has been reserved for 81 episodes that have presented with fever and leucocytosis and/or localized abdominal(More)