Ayfer Kamali Polat

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PURPOSE Studies demonstrate an increasing rate of contralateral prophylactic mastectomy (CPM). The purpose of this study is to evaluate decision making and factors influencing women's long-term satisfaction with CPM. Descriptive analysis is used to analyze the results of our designed questionnaire approved by our Institutional Review Board. METHODS We(More)
INTRODUCTION Percutaneous core needle biopsy (CNB) has been widely performed as a standard technique for initial histological diagnosis of suspicious breast lesions. There have been an increased number of atypical lesions diagnosed on CNB as a consequence of the advances in breast imaging techniques. The authors aim to identify if any of the radiological(More)
We aimed to study the factors affecting cosmetic outcome (CO) in breast conserving surgery (BCS) without oncoplastic techniques in our center with a BCS rate higher than 60% in more than 1000 breast cancer surgeries a year. In this study 284 patients who underwent BCS without oncoplastic techniques were included. Surgeries were performed by two experienced(More)
BACKGROUND Triple negative (TN) tumor has a relatively high rate of recurrence and distant metastasis, but results of studies revealed that triple positive tumor is an independent predictor of axillary lymph node involvement. Our aim was to evaluate the frequency of nonsentinel lymph node metastasis (NSLNM) involvement in operable TN breast cancer with(More)
The present report describes a case with the triad of yellow nail syndrome (YNS) and the use of low-pressure compression pump as treatment of lymphedema in YNS. A 71-year-old woman presented with bilateral lower extremity lymphedema, yellow nails, and recurrent bilateral pleural effusion. In this case, we specifically focused on lymphedema treatment of the(More)
The etiology and incidence of port-site metastases after laparoscopic surgery for colorectal cancer remain unknown. The purpose of this experimental study was to detect and quantify the amount of contamination at the port-site by means of a method utilizing radiolabelled colloid particles following extra- or intracorporeal laporoscopic resection of cecum.(More)
Round ligament varicosities (RLVs) are rare, and only occur in pregnancy. The swelling due to RLVs mimics an inguinal hernia and generally resolves spontaneously after delivery. Distinguishing between varicosities and hernias is critical to avoid unnecessary surgeries on pregnant women. We aimed to determine the significance of RLVs during pregnancy and to(More)
Removable dentures are commonly used in routine dental practice at older ages. Accidental swallowing of various numbers of teeth has been reported in the literature before. However, total swallowing of removable mandibular prostheses in this size is a very rare emergency. In this study, we reported a case of accidental ingestion of a partially removable(More)
BACKGROUND Spigelian hernia is an uncommon and rare abdominal wall defect. We present our series of patients with Spigelian hernia and a literature review. METHODS We carried out a retrospective review of patients operated on from 2005 to 2011 at Ondokuz Mayis University Medical Faculty Department of General Surgery. Epidemiological aspects, diagnostic(More)
Herein, we present a case of a 76-year-old Caucasian man with a very large fungating, ulcerating mass, involving the right neck and parotid area, which developed while he was being treated for chronic lymphocytic leukemia/small lymphocytic lymphoma. Resection of the fungating right neck tumor, right modified radical neck dissection, and right superficial(More)