Dragan Krnić

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BACKGROUND/AIMS An inguinal hernia is a usual medical problem. The golden standard for its treatment is Lichtenstein's repair. But, there are still some dilemmas about inguinal hernia repair technique, including the role of laparoscopy. The aim of this study is to analyze patient's quality of life after Lichtenstein's or laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair.(More)
Use of the Harmonic Scalpel transduces a lower amount of energy to tissues, thereby limiting the potential for lateral thermal damage and deep penetration because only low temperatures are reached. The working principle of the Harmonic Scalpel is the transformation of electric power into the longitudinal mechanical movement of the instrument tip. This study(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Retrospective clinical study of patients with rectal tumors treated by transanal endoscopic microsurgery (TEM) using Ultracision. METHODS From 1997-2006 54 patients were treated by excision of the rectal tumors situated in the middle and distal portion, using the harmonic scalpel. We treated 25 male (range 40-76 years) and 29 female (range(More)
Acute colonic ischemia is the common cause of colitis in elderly population. However, isolated ischemic necrosis of cecum is rare entity, often associated with variety of conditions. Here we present a case of a 73-year old woman with a past history of hypertension presented with clinical symptoms of right lower quadrant abdominal pain and tenderness(More)
A 69-year-old man underwent an emergency laparoscopic procedure after the acute appendicitis diagnosis has been established. Laparoscopic exploration showed inflamed appendix and perforation of terminal ileum with a swallowed part of the wooden toothpick. The treatment consisted of typical laparoscopic appendectomy and laparoscopic removal of the foreign(More)
Formerly, the laparoscopic surgery was accepted as a method of choice for benign diseases, and for palliative operations in progressive stages of malignant diseases of the colon. Today, the laparoscopic surgery of the colon has been also adopted in treating malignant diseases. The first laparoscopic colon resection was performed in our Clinic on December(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Although Lichtenstein's procedure is the standard procedure in surgical hernia treatment, and the role of laparoscopic hernia repair is constantly increasing, preperitoneal approach for femoral hernia repair should be equally considered. METHODOLOGY After the horizontal incision of transversal fascia, preperitoneal space is visualized. The(More)
The primitive reflexes are brainstem-mediated and play various roles in the child's psychomotor development. The objective of the current study is to describe a new pattern of primitive reflex, noticed in 52 of 81 randomly chosen newborns and young infants during pressing of the subcostal region. Some of them reacted by three-phase stereotypic movement as(More)
Myasthenia gravis (MG) is a chronic autoimmune disease characterized by weakness of skeletal muscles, specifically ocular. Relationship between the thymus gland and MG is not fully understood yet. Thymectomy is recommended for individuals with thymoma, but should be considered in all patients under 60 years of age with generalized MG in cases with no(More)
Peutz-Jeghers syndrome is an autosomal dominant inherited disorder characterized by intestinal hamartomatous polyps in association with mucocutaneous pigmentations. Here we present a case of a 30-year-old woman who was hospitalized and underwent diagnostic procedures because of crampy abdominal pain. Physical examination on admission revealed pigmented(More)