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BACKGROUND The present study analyses the results of wide excision with primary closure (PC), wide excision with classical Limberg flap reconstruction (LF) and wide excision with modified Limberg flap reconstruction (MLF) in the surgical treatment of sacrococcygeal pilonidal disease. METHODS One hundred and sixty-two well-documented patients who were(More)
To investigate the results of wide rhomboid excision with Limberg transposition flap reconstruction to treat pilonidal sinus. We analyzed the well-documented records of 238 patients with sacrococcygeal pilonidal sinus who underwent wide excision with a Limberg transposition flap and were followed up for longer than 1 year postoperatively. After the first 40(More)
PURPOSE Cases treated surgically using wide excision plus classic Limberg flap or wide excision plus asymmetric modified Limberg flap were compared with respect to complications and patient comfort in the postoperative period. METHODS In this prospective, randomized study, 68 of 70 patients were followed for a mean of 29.22 (range, 6-44) months after wide(More)
HYPOTHESIS Near-total thyroidectomy, on the basis of its low morbidity rate, is an appropriate treatment option in the surgical management of various thyroid diseases in an endemic region in Turkey. DESIGN Single-institution study of patients with various thyroid diseases treated by means of near-total thyroidectomy within 2 years in an endemic region,(More)
BACKGROUND Postoperative fluid collection in the space left behind the dissected hernia sac in laparoscopic herniorraphy puts the surgeon in a dilemma as to whether it is a recurrence or a seroma, and it is not always easily judged only by physical examination (PE). Another important issue is what kind of seroma can be accepted as a complication of surgery.(More)
The aim of the present study was to determine the effects of erdosteine, a new antioxidant and anti-inflammatory agent, on lipid peroxidation, neutrophil infiltration, and antioxidant enzyme activities in a rat model of renal ischemia-reperfusion (I/R) injury. Twenty-eight rats were divided into three groups: sham operation, I/R, and I/R plus erdosteine(More)
Recurrent laryngeal nerve palsy and hypoparathyroidism are the most common and serious complications after thyroid operations. Surgeon experience has been defined as a significant factor in the number of complications occurring in thyroid surgery. There has so far been no prospective randomized study that compares the complication rates between residents(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS This study was designed to determine whether there exists a difference between in vivo and in vitro measurements of bursting pressure (BP) of experimental intestinal anastomosis studied in Wistar-albino rats. METHODOLOGY In the first group (n=8), the BP was measured using in vivo method without detaching the adhesions around the(More)
In this retrospective study, we evaluated the results of 91 locally advanced breast cancer (LABC) patients (30 patients in stage IIIA - 33.0%, 61 patients in stage IIIB - 67.0%) who had been treated with different neoadjuvant chemotherapy regimens. Forty-three (47.3%) patients treated with FAC (5-Fluorouracil, doxorubicin, cyclophosphamide) or CA(More)
BACKGROUND Angiogenesis is essential for tumour growth and metastasis. Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) has been suggested as the major angio-genic factor in breast carcinoma. Both insulin-like growth factor-I (IGF-I) and prolactin are involved in the progression of breast cancer at least partly by stimulating angiogenesis. AIM The aim of the(More)