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BACKGROUND Laparoscopic cholecystectomy has become the standard operative procedure for cholelithiasis, but there are still some patients requiring conversion to open cholecystectomy mainly because of technical difficulty. Our aim was to develop a risk score for prediction of conversion from laparoscopic to open cholecystectomy. METHODS Preoperative(More)
Although various methods have been described for surgical treatment of pilonidal sinus disease, which is best is under debate. Tension-free techniques seem to be most ideal. We aimed to evaluate the effects of two tension-free methods in terms of patient satisfaction, postoperative complications, and early recurrence. A group of 122 patients were(More)
OBJECTIVE To find out if 5-fluorouracil (5-FU) given intraperitoneally to rabbits impaired the healing of colonic anastomoses, and whether giving zinc might reverse the effect. DESIGN Laboratory study. SETTING Teaching hospital, Turkey. ANIMALS 32 New Zealand white rabbits. INTERVENTIONS All animals had 1cm of large bowel resected 10cm proximal to(More)
Right-side diaphragmatic rupture is an unusual condition after blunt trauma. The diagnosis may be missed during the early period of trauma and may lead to progressive herniation of intraabdominal contents into the thorax. In this study, we aimed to evaluate the diagnosis and treatment options for the late diagnosis of cases of right-side traumatic(More)
PURPOSE Guide-wire localization (GWL) has been a standard technique for many years. Excision of non- palpable malignant breast lesions with clear surgical margins reduces the risk of undergoing re-excision. The objective of the present study was to evaluate the efficacy of GWL biopsy for assessing surgical margins. METHODS This retrospective study(More)
Iliopsoas haematoma is a rare complication that occurs in patients receiving anticoagulant therapy. The clinical manifestation of iliopsoas haematoma is non-specific. It can mimic orthopaedic or neurological disorders, including paraesthesia or paresis of the thigh and leg due to compression of the nerve plexus. Among the many available diagnostic(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS This study was planned to investigate the therapeutic value of performing an extended lymphadenectomy in potentially curable gastric cancer. METHODOLOGY A prospective gastric cancer database was used. In total 114 gastric cancer patients (85 male, 29 female) who underwent a gastrectomy for curative intent from 1992 through 1999 were(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the effect of truncal ligation of the inferior thyroid arteries during bilateral subtotal thyroidectomy on the incidence of hypocalcaemia after thyroidectomy. DESIGN Prospective non-randomised study. SETTING Teaching hospital, Turkey. SUBJECTS 216 patients who had bilateral subtotal thyroidectomy for non-toxic nodular goitre(More)
Traumatic diaphragma ruptures (DRs) are an unusual condition after blunt thoracoabdominal trauma, and there are some difficulties in the diagnosis, in the absence of the additional life-threatening injuries. Right-sided injuries are less frequent than left-sided injuries and may be missed easily. Intrathoracic herniation of abdominal organs is an uncommon(More)
PURPOSE The aim of this study is to determine and to compare the oncological outcomes of bilateral reduction mammoplasty to standard breast-conserving surgery for breast cancer. METHODS One hundred sixty-two patients who received a quadrantectomy because of breast cancer (group 1) and 106 breast cancer patients with macromastia who underwent(More)