Gultekin Ozan Kucuk

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OBJECTIVES Necrotizing fasciitis (NF) is rare but life threatening soft tissue infection characterized by a necrotizing process of the subcutaneous tissues and fascial planes. The Laboratory Risk Indicator for Necrotizing Fasciitis (LRINEC) score has been verified as a useful diagnostic tool for detecting necrotizing fasciitis. A certain LRINEC score might(More)
AIM The current study reports technical and social details aiming to evaluate difficulties faced while performing laparoscopic appendectomy (LA) in a rural hospital as well as providing solutions. METHODS Patients who underwent LA with a diagnosis of acute appendicitis between April 2009 and December 2010 were included in this study. Demographic details,(More)
Although colchicines are the only effective treatment of familial Mediterranean fever (FMF), resistance to colchicines (CR) which is observed in up to 30% of the patients is still a problem. Clinically, resistance to colchicine is defined as three or more attacks within the last 6 months period while using ≥2 mg/day colchicine. Previous studies have shown(More)
This study was designed to evaluate the histopathological response and intra-abdominal adhesion formation after an omentectomy in rats using the bipolar vessel-sealing device, ultrasonic coagulator, and suture ligation techniques. Forty Wistar albino rats were used, divided into four random groups. The rats underwent a midline laparotomy, and a partial(More)
The aim of this prospective randomized trial was to compare 2 main fixation devices in regard to pain and recurrence in laparoscopic ventral incisional hernia repair (LVIHR). A total of 51 patients were evaluated in this study (n = 25, nonabsorbable tack (NAT) and n = 26, absorbable tack (AT) groups). A visual analogue scale (VAS) was performed on both(More)
Parathyroid cysts constitute 0.08-3.41% of all parathyroid masses. Intrathyroidal parathyroid cysts, however, are rare conditions with only a few cases being reported. Most of the parathyroid cysts are found to be nonfunctional and functional cysts are generally thought to be due to cystic degeneration of parathyroid adenomas. A cystic, smooth contoured(More)
INTRODUCTION Fibroepitheial polyps (FEP) are among the most common benign skin lesions and definitive histology is often needed to exclude malignancy. These polyps are usually less than 5cm in size and are often seen in genito-urinary sites including the perineum. A small number can reach a significant size. PRESENTATION OF CASE A 46-year-old female(More)
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