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BACKGROUND Accurately diagnosing appendicitis can be difficult. This retrospective study aimed to evaluate the ability of the neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) to predict acute appendicitis pre-operatively and to differentiate between simple and complicated appendicitis. METHODS A database of 1067 patients who underwent surgery was evaluated. Based on(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study is to analyze the problems related to the ergonomic conditions faced by video endoscopic surgical teams during video endoscopic surgery by means of a questionnaire. METHODS A questionnaire was distributed to 100 medical personnel, from 8 different disciplines, who performed video endoscopic surgeries. Participants were(More)
The rates for three different types of anaesthesia used for elective inguinal hernia repairs were retrospectively searched for in the hospital records in 2005 and 2010. In 2005, only 2.1% of elective inguinal hernia repairs were done with local anaesthesia. General anaesthesia was used in 93.7%, whereas regional anaesthesia in 4.2% cases. No day-case(More)
Abdominal wall hernias are a common problem in the general population. A Western estimate reveals that the lifetime risk of developing a hernia is about 2%. As a result, hernia repairs likely comprise the most frequent general surgery operations. More than 20 million hernias are estimated to be repaired every year around the world. Numerous repair(More)
Tc-99m methoxyisobutylisonitrile (MIBI) scintigraphy is generally used as a second-line diagnostic tool for obscured breast lesions. When the entire field of view is examined carefully, it is often possible to detect additional lesions unrelated to the initial intent and purpose of the examination. Herein we present a case of breast cancer incidentally(More)
BACKGROUND Ventral incisional hernias are more commonly associated with comorbid diseases when compared to other hernia types. We investigate the hypothesis that unfavourable local factors related to comorbid diseases may lead to incisional hernia development. MATERIALS AND METHODS The characteristics of incisional hernia (71 patients), primary ventral(More)
Two patients with breast tuberculosis (BT) were discussed. In the presentation of each of the patients were a breast lump without pain and purulent discharge. There was associated axillary lymphadenopathy in one patient. Diagnoses were done by open biopsy and only antitubercular therapy was given to the patients. After two months of therapy, the breast(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS There is no consensus among surgeons on the indication of putting drains for in groin hernias. In this study we aimed to investigate the factors that are associated with drain usage by comparing the clinical characteristics of patients who had drains with the patients without drains in the repair of groin hernias. MATERIAL AND METHODS(More)