Erkan Olcucuoglu

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BACKGROUND AND AIM Umbilical hernia frequently accompanies cholelithiasis. It is possible to repair these hernias after completing cholecystectomy. We herein describe a simple modified technique for the repair. PATIENTS AND METHOD The technique was applied to 10 patients undergone laparoscopic cholecystectomy. After cholecystectomy has been performed,(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to research the importance of the neutrophil to lymphocyte ratio (NLR) in prediction of PSA recurrence after radical prostatectomy, which has not been reported so far. MATERIALS AND METHODS The data of 175 patients who were diagnosed with localised prostate cancer and underwent retropubic radical prostatectomy was(More)
Objectives: Traditionally, ligation of hernia sac during inguinal hernia repair is considered mandatory to prevent postoperative development of hernia. However, hernia sac ligation may induce postoperative pain. The aim ofthis study is to evaluate the outcomes of hernia sac ligation following inguinal hernia repair. Methods: We conducted a systematic review(More)
The aim of this study was to examine the effect of using intraoperative methylene blue (MB) in the treatment of pilonidal disease in the Karydakis flap practice on wound infection and recurrence and also by investigating other factors that affect wound infection and recurrence. In our research, the data of 231 patients, 129 of whom were in the MB [+] group(More)
BACKGROUND Ileal conduit with leakage from either the anastomotic site or the stump is associated with high morbidity and mortality rates. The standard treatment of stump leakage is surgery. CASE PRESENTATION A 60-year-old male patient was admitted to our hospital with complaint of hematuria and bladder carcinoma was diagnosed. After performing radical(More)
Echinococcosis is a zoonotic infection in which the liver is the organ most frequently involved, followed by the lung and sometimes the heart, spleen, kidney and brain [1]. Hydatid cyst can be seen in almost every part of the human body [2–5]. Despite the common involvement of the liver in terms of location, only 2 cases of isolated hydatid cyst of the(More)
OBJECTIVES To show experimentally induced renal stone disease and evaluate secondary inflammatory responses in vivo, and to characterize changes in expression of Toll-like receptor (TLR) subtypes in this model. To evaluate the associations of hyperoxaluria-induced renal stone formation and Toll-like receptors (TLRs) expression in a rat inflammation model.(More)
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