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BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Elective laparoscopic cholecystectomy has a low risk for infectious complications, but many surgeons still use prophylactic antibiotics. The aim of this prospective study was to investigate the necessity and test the efficacy of prophylactic antibiotics on postoperative infection complications in low-risk patients undergoing(More)
UNLABELLED The malignancy risk is low in hot thyroid nodules verified by scintigraphy. We present a rare case of papillary carcinoma, initially treated as an autonomous hot nodule. Case report. A 36-year old male patient with a hot thyroid nodule and subclinical hyperthyroidism was treated with 10mCi 131 I. On admission, both 99mTc and 131 I thyroid(More)
This study investigated whether covering the colonic anastomoses with amniotic membrane (AM) protects the anastomotic healing from the adverse effects of immediate 5-fluorouracil (5-FU) administration. One hundred twenty wistar albino rats were randomized to one of four groups (I–IV, 30 rats in each) and underwent a standardized left colon resection and(More)
We report a rare case of a solitary metastasis of a renal cell carcinoma which manifested as a primary colonic tumour. A 60-year-old male patient who had undergone a right radical nephrectomy 5 years previously for renal cell carcinoma, presented with a history of dyspepsia and pain in the right upper abdomen. A mass on the hepatic flexure was detected by(More)
BACKGROUND Our objective was to evaluate the comparative effectiveness of intraperitoneally administered vitamin E and human amniotic membrane in preventing postoperative intraperitoneal adhesion formation. MATERIAL AND METHODS 75 Wistar-albino rats were separated into 5 groups: Group 1 (control), Group 2 (intraperitoneal olive oil, the diluent of vitamin(More)
Meckel’s diverticulum is the most common congenital anomaly of the gastrointestinal tract. Any hernia containing Meckel’s diverticulum is classified as a Littre hernia. Littre hernias typically occur in the inguinal region, and they may cause bowel obstruction secondary to strangulation or incarceration of the diverticulum within the hernial sac. This case(More)
We aimed to investigate the effects of amniotic membrane on primary colonic anastomoses in a rat peritonitis model. Fifty female Sprague Dawley rats were used in the study. Bacterial peritonitis was induced in all rats by performing a cecal ligation and puncture. Ten rats served as controls for the bursting pressure measurement, while the other 40 animals(More)
This study was aimed at examining whether or not the addition of amniotic membrane to a sutured colonic anastomosis improves its healing. Ninety female Sprague Dawley rats were used in the study. Ten served as controls for bursting pressure measurement, while the other 80 animals were divided into four groups: Anastomosis group (NA), high-risk anastomosis(More)
During laparoscopic cholecystectomy, the separation of the gallbladder from the liver bed may sometimes cause severe hemorrhages. One reason for severe hemorrhages may be injury to the major branches of the middle hepatic vein (MHV), which may be too close or adherent to the gallbladder. In our institutional experience of 798 laparoscopic cholecystectomies,(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effectiveness of ipsilateral lobectomy to treat unilateral, nontoxic, benign nodular goiter and to define predictive factors for recurrence. METHODS Patients undergoing thyroid lobectomy for unilateral, nontoxic, benign nodular goiter between 2002 and 2007 were included. Patients were excluded if coincidental thyroid cancer was(More)