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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)
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)
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)
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)
Approximately 15-20% of error in the diagnosis of acute appendicitis argues for new diagnostic methods. In recent years it has been proposed that Computed Tomography be used in the diagnosis of acute appendicitis with high sensitivity and specificity. In our study, the effect of Computed Tomography on the diagnosis of acute appendicitis and on negative(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)
The lymph node status of a breast cancer is one of the main prognostic criterias. This status is very important to determine the therapeutic approach. Physical examination alone is not sufficient to assess axillary metastases. Mammographic examination can give us an idea about breast cancer and axillary involvement. Ultrasonographic evaluation can improve(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)
We investigated the effects of the amniotic membrane on experimental primary colonic anastomoses of colonic obstruction in rats. Fifty female Sprague–Dawley rats were used in this study. All rats were submitted to a 2-0 silk ligature obstruction of the left colon 4 cm above the peritoneal reflexion and were reoperated upon 24 h later. Ten animals served as(More)