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Recognition of variations of the inferior laryngeal nerve is essential. We aimed to investigate the relationship of the inferior laryngeal nerve with the inferior thyroid artery. A study was undertaken between August 2005 and August 2006. A total of 253 adult patients undergoing thyroid surgery were included in this prospective, non-randomized study. Both(More)
The aims of the study were to identify medullary thyroid cancer (MTC) in its earliest stages by screening patients with basal calcitonin measurements and to determine whether basal serum calcitonin measurements should be a part of the routine evaluation of a nodular goiter. Basal serum calcitonin levels were obtained from 75 patients (female:male 57:18,(More)
BACKGROUND Whether thyroid re-operations are associated with an increased complication risk is controversial. The aim of this study was to perform a retrospective analysis of patients undergoing re-operative surgery of the thyroid. We analyzed the safety and the impact of delay on complications before undertaking radicalization thyroidectomy. MATERIAL AND(More)
We report three cases of squamous cell carcinoma of the thyroid, which is an unusual malignant tumor that needs to be distinguished from other thyroid pathologies due to its aggressive behaviour. Three men, with an average of 63 years old, presented with progressive enlargement in the neck, hoarse voice or weight loss. Physical and radiological examinations(More)
Splenosis is the autotransplantation of splenic tissue following trauma. The presence of residual nodules following splenectomy has been investigated by a sensitive scanning method employing reinjection of 99Tcm-labelled, heat-damaged autologous erythrocytes. Splenosis was detected in 11 of 19 patients who had had splenectomy for traumatic rupture of(More)
AIM During hyperthyroidism, production of free oxygen radicals derives, where xanthine oxidase may also play an important role. Allopurinol, a xanthine oxidase inhibitor, has a significant effect on thyrotoxicosis-related oxidative stress. However, the relationship between thyroid hormones, oxidative stress parameters and allopurinol remains to be explored.(More)
Oxidative stress is regarded as a pathogenic factor in hyperthyroidism. Our purpose was to determine the relationship between the oxidative stress and the inflammatory cytokines and to investigate how melatonin affects oxidative damage and cytokine response in thyrotoxic rats. Twenty-one rats were divided into three groups. Group A served as negative(More)
Controversies concerning the role of frozen section (FS) have been a matter of debate. The aim of this study was to identify the role of FS analysis in intraoperative decision making and analyze the effect of the cost in detecting thyroid malignancies in Turkey. Out of 214 consecutive patients who had been operated on for thyroid cancer between January 1996(More)
Riedel's Thyroiditis is an uncommon form of chronic thyroiditis characterized by an invasive fibrosclerosis of the gland, often involving surrounding tissue. The relationship of Riedel's Thyroiditis to other forms of thyroiditis is not clear. We presented a 47 year-old woman first diagnosed with sub-acute thyroiditis based on clinical findings and(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the prevalence of triiodothyronine (T(3)) antibodies in patients with goiter, the influence of these antibodies on the results of thyroid hormone measurements, and the potential relationship between T(3) antibodies and thyroid autoantibodies. METHODS We undertook a study of 100 healthy control subjects (80 female and 20 male(More)