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OBJECTIVE Completion thyroidectomy is recommended in patients who have been diagnosed with differentiated thyroid cancer on histopathological evaluation, if their first operation was a conservative approach. The critical issue is when to do the second operation. MATERIAL AND METHODS The medical records of 66 patients who underwent completion thyroidectomy(More)
BACKGROUND/AIM Although common bile duct stones are generally treated endoscopically, surgery is required if endoscopic removal is impossible. The aim of this study was to compare the surgical options in such patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS A total of 282 patients with common bile duct stones underwent open choledochotomy; primary closure was applied in(More)
The Eurasian Journal of Medicine (EAJM), formerly Atatürk Üniversitesi Tıp Dergisi (the last issue published under this name is 2006, volume 38/2), is the official journal of Atatürk University School of Medicine. The EAJM has been the regular publication of the School of Medicine since 1968. The journal is a peer-reviewed, nonprofit scientific periodical.(More)
The Eurasian Journal of Medicine is a peer reviewed medical journal abstracted/indexed The Eurasian Journal of Medicine (EAJM), formerly Atatürk Üniversitesi Tıp Dergisi (the last issue published under this name is 2006, volume 38/2), is the official journal of Atatürk University School of Medicine. The EAJM has been the regular publication of the School of(More)
BACKGROUND Liver is the most frequently injured organ upon abdominal trauma. We present a group of patients with blunt hepatic trauma who were managed without any invasive diagnostic tools and/or surgical intervention. METHODS A total of 80 patients with blunt liver injury who were hospitalized to the general surgery clinic or other clinics due to the(More)
OBJECTIVE Benign nodular goiter (BNG) can cause narrowing of the upper airway. In some rare cases, obstruction of the upper airway also occurs. The following paper reports our experiences with regard to BNG patients who experienced obstruction of the upper airway. MATERIALS AND METHODS We retrospectively investigated the records of 13 patients with acute(More)
BACKGROUND In this study, we investigated the diaphragmatic ruptures that accompanied penetrating abdominal injury. METHODS Records of 237 patients with penetrating abdominal trauma seen in the General Surgery Clinic between January 1996 and December 2010 were investigated retrospectively. Patients without diaphragmatic rupture were allocated to Group I(More)
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