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During a period of 10 years, 10 cases of marginal ulcer (MU) after surgery for duodenal ulcer were evaluated retrospectively. The most common cause of MU was inadequate gastric resection plus incomplete vagotomy; the second common cause was incomplete vagotomy. In one case, the MU could be ascribed to malignant gastrinoma. In eight of the ten cases(More)
Acute mesenteric ischemia (AMI) is a life threatening cause of acute abdomen. The purpose of this study is to define risk factors that predict the adverse outcome of AMI and to present our experience in the last 30 years. Hospital records and clinical data of 107 patients undergoing surgical intervention for AMI during the last 30 year period were reviewed(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS There are few anatomical studies on hepatic vein compared to hepatic artery and portal vein. The aim of this study is to clarify the branching patterns of hepatic veins, supra and infra-diaphragmatic course of suprarenal inferior vena cava and its relation with the liver. METHODOLOGY Between March and May 2008, 103 consecutive autopsy(More)
OBJECTIVE This is a report of 2 hypertensive siblings with a history of carotid body tumors and subsequent benign adrenal pheochromocytomas (pheos) in a family where the mother had died of possible adrenal carcinoma. CLINICAL PRESENTATION AND INTERVENTION The first case was a 35-year-old woman with paroxysmal hypertensive attacks and a right adrenal mass.(More)
We report a case of solitary extramedullary plasmocytoma of the breast in a 85 year old woman. This is the third case of solitary breast plasmocytoma in the world's literature. This disorder is very rare and it was associated with a serum monoclonal protein. A similar case is presented and its clinical presentation and pathology discussed.
Peritonitis is a rare complication of ventriculoperitoneal shunt. Shunt infection may be the cause in patients with ventriculoperitoneal shunt, who have acute abdomen. Specific clues taken from patient's history, physical examination and some further investigations may clarify the diagnosis. This case is a 25-years-old male with a ventriculoperitoneal shunt(More)
Torsion of a wandering spleen is rare, usually presenting as acute abdomen, and is commonly misdiagnosed. In special cases, ultrasonography, arteriography, and additional scintigraphy are extremely valuable in the preoperative diagnostic management. We herein present an unusual case of torsion of a wandering spleen in a 19-year-old female. The presenting(More)
The aim of this study was to present our 20-year experience regarding primary hyperparathyroidism (PHPT). PHPT patients who underwent parathyroidectomy in our clinic were reviewed retrospectively. There were 190 PHPT patients, of whom 137 were asymptomatic (72%). The mean serum calcium at the time of diagnosis was 11.9 ± 2.2 mg/dL. The mean parathyroid(More)
This article aims to define the incidence of complications in 867 thyroidectomies performed by residents with attending surgeons' supervision as part of a training programme, in a region of endemic goiter. Seven hundred and nine patients were female and 158 were male. The age of the patients ranged between 6 and 76 and mean age was 32.5. Cases were divided(More)
The resection of large segments of small intestine can cause short bowel syndrome. A patient is described who underwent extensive bowel resection 15 years after vagotomy and antrectomy for peptic ulcer disease. Acid reducing operations might have their place amongst other surgical procedures which have been proposed for treating refractory short bowel(More)