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To provide an overview of the medical literature on giant splenic artery aneurysm (SAA).The PubMed, Medline, Google Scholar, and Google databases were searched using keywords to identify articles related to SAA. Keywords used were splenic artery aneurysm, giant splenic artery aneuryms, huge splenic artery aneurysm, splenic artery aneurysm rupture, and(More)
AIM To provide an overview of the literature on pancreatic extragastrointestinal stromal tumors (EGISTs). METHODS We report a case of pancreatic EGIST and review published studies on pancreatic EGIST accessed via the PubMed, MEDLINE, Google Scholar, and Google databases. The keywords used were "pancreas and GIST", "pancreas and extra GIST", "pancreas and(More)
BACKGROUND To investigate the potential protective antioxidant role of ursodeoxycholic acid (UDCA), melatonin, and allopurinol treatment in cyclosporine (CsA)-induced hepatotoxicity. METHODS Hepatotoxicity was established in Sprague-Dawley rats by daily administration of CsA. Treatment groups were additionally administered UDCA, melatonin, or allopurinol(More)
AIM To investigate the potential role of oxidative stress and the possible therapeutic effects of N-acetyl cysteine (NAC), amifostine (AMF) and ascorbic acid (ASC) in methotrexate (MTX)-induced hepatotoxicity. METHODS An MTX-induced hepatotoxicity model was established in 44 male Sprague Dawley rats by administration of a single intraperitoneal injection(More)
CONTEXT A solid pseudopapillary tumor of the pancreas is a rare neoplasm which, for the most part, affects young women and has a relatively favorable prognosis with a low malignant potential. These tumors usually have unclear clinical features and may form very large masses before being diagnosed. CASE REPORT We report the case of a 29-year-old woman who(More)
Natural orifice specimen extraction allows laparoscopic colorectal resections only through 5–12-mm trocar orifices on the abdominal wall without any additional incisions [1, 2]. Here, we describe a technique that facilitates laparoscopic coloanal anastomosis after retrieval of the colorectal specimen through the anus. A 62-year-old male presented with(More)
AIM The purpose of this retrospective study is to evaluate the risk factors hepatic artery thrombosis (HAT) after orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT) in a consecutive series from a single center. MATERIALS AND METHODS Between January 2010 and May 2012, we performed 278 living donor liver transplantations, including 189 males and 89 females. We compared(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to identify the risk factors related to mortality in liver transplant (LT) patients with post-transplantation pulmonary complications. METHOD Patients who underwent liver transplantation in our clinic between January 2010 and January 2012 were retrospectively reviewed for post-transplantation pulmonary complications.(More)
 Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is the most common type of primary liver cancer and the third leading cause of cancer related death worldwide. In recent years, the prevalence of HCC has increased in both developing and developed countries. Most HCC cases develop in the presence of advanced chronic liver disease related to viral hepatitis. In particular(More)
OBJECTIVE Thyroid pathologies and non-medullary thyroid cancer often accompany primary hyperparathyroidism (PHPT). The purpose of this study was to examine the association between thyroid diseases, especially micropapillary thyroid cancer, with PHPT. MATERIAL AND METHODS Data regarding 46 patients who were operated on with a diagnosis of PHPT at Inonu(More)