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BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to evaluate the prognostic importance of the metastatic lymph node ratio for stage III colon cancer patients and to find a cut-off value at which the overall survival and disease-free survival change. MATERIAL/METHODS Patients with pathological stage III colon cancer were retrospectively evaluated for: age;(More)
PATIENT Female, 30 FINAL DIAGNOSIS: Phytobezoar Symptoms: Nausea • vomiting MEDICATION - Clinical Procedure: - Specialty: - OBJECTIVE Rare disease. BACKGROUND Phytobezoars are a common type of bezoar known to accumulate in the gastrointestinal system. CASE REPORT A 30-year-old mentally retarded woman was operated on due to small bowel obstruction. A(More)
PATIENT Male, 70 FINAL DIAGNOSIS: Esophageal perforation Symptoms: Abdominal pain • nausea • vomiting MEDICATION - Clinical Procedure: - Specialty: Surgery. OBJECTIVE Unusual clinical course. BACKGROUND Esophageal perforation is a well-defined and severe clinical condition. There are several etiologies of esophagus perforation. CASE REPORT We report(More)
Computed tomography (CT) imaging is the most appropriate diagnostic tool to confirm suspected left colonic diverticulitis. However, the utility of CT imaging goes beyond accurate diagnosis of diverticulitis; the grade of severity on CT imaging may drive treatment planning of patients presenting with acute diverticulitis. The appropriate management of left(More)
Intra-abdominal infections (IAI) are an important cause of morbidity and are frequently associated with poor prognosis, particularly in high-risk patients. The cornerstones in the management of complicated IAIs are timely effective source control with appropriate antimicrobial therapy. Empiric antimicrobial therapy is important in the management of(More)
BACKGROUND The importance of the matrix metalloproteinase-7 (MMP-7) and nestin immunomarkers, C-kit proto-oncogene (CD117), and the efficiency of the Ki-67 proliferation index for gastrointestinal stromal tumors were evaluated. MATERIAL AND METHODS This study was conducted by examining the microscope slides of 72 patients with gastrointestinal stromal(More)
In the last two decades there have been dramatic changes in the epidemiology of Clostridium difficile infection (CDI), with increases in incidence and severity of disease in many countries worldwide. The incidence of CDI has also increased in surgical patients. Optimization of management of C difficile, has therefore become increasingly urgent. An(More)
BACKGROUND To validate a new practical Sepsis Severity Score for patients with complicated intra-abdominal infections (cIAIs) including the clinical conditions at the admission (severe sepsis/septic shock), the origin of the cIAIs, the delay in source control, the setting of acquisition and any risk factors such as age and immunosuppression. METHODS The(More)
BACKGROUND No definitive data about open abdomen (OA) epidemiology and outcomes exist. The World Society of Emergency Surgery (WSES) and the Panamerican Trauma Society (PTS) promoted the International Register of Open Abdomen (IROA). METHODS A prospective observational cohort study including patients with an OA treatment. Data were recorded on a web(More)
INTRODUCTION Gallbladder cancer is a rare tumor in the gastrointestinal tract has poor prognosis, low survival and is difficult to diagnose. The most common type of gallbladder cancer is adenocarcinoma, and the incidence of clear cell carcinoma is low. Mostly, it is difficult to determine whether the isolated tumor is a primary tumor in the gallbladder or a(More)