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BACKGROUND Failure of anastomotic healing is one of the major complications in colorectal surgery. Because histamine plays an important role in immune and inflammatory reactions, we demonstrate the effects of famotidine on the healing of colonic anastomosis in rats. METHODS Twenty-eight Sprague-Dawley rats were used in the study. Excision and end-to-end(More)
Appendiceal mucocele is a rare clinical entity characterized by dilatation of the appendiceal lumen due to abnormal mucinous secretion. It may be of inflammatory or tumoral origin. It may occur as a result of mucoceles, mucosal hyperplasia, mucinous cystadenoma or mucinous cystadenocarcinoma. Mucinous cystadenoma of the appendix is the most common form,(More)
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