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Groin hernia may have very unusual sac content. Vermiform appendix, acute appendicitis, ovary, fallopian tube and urinary bladder have been rarely reported. We aimed to present our experience with these unusual hernia contents. Records of 1,950 groin hernia patients were retrospectively analyzed. Vermiform appendix was found in 0.51% and acute appendicitis(More)
In this double-blind prospective randomized trial, our objective was to investigate the effect of antibiotic prophylaxis in patients undergoing elective inguinal hernia surgery with mesh repair in a large-volume tertiary referral trauma center. Eligible patients were assigned randomly to either an antibiotic prophylaxis group or a control group. Patients in(More)
Umbilical hernia is a common surgical problem. However, there seems to be a certain discrepancy between its importance and the attention it has received in the literature to date. This prospective study aimed to report a detailed analysis of prosthetic umbilical hernia repairs with local anesthesia in a day-case setting. It was planned to enroll 100(More)
BACKGROUND It has been claimed that inguinal hernia is not a local disease; it is a local manifestation of a systemic disorder of collagen metabolism. Previous studies have shown that patients with inguinal hernia have some anomalies in collagen metabolism and changed ratio of collagen types. AIM To search the changes in collagen and elastic fiber(More)
BACKGROUND The re-use of sterile packaged polypropylene meshes in hernia surgery is not recommended by the manufacturers. However, especially in developing and underdeveloped countries, many surgeons are obliged to re-use the mesh pieces after resterilization because of economic problems. The purpose of this study was to determine the effects of ethylene(More)
Hernia repairs are a common surgical procedure, and are associated with a significant cost. Despite the acceptance of the advantages of early elective hernia repairs, the incidence of emergency admissions with complicated presentations remains high, and the natural history of an untreated hernia is not obvious. This study aimed to define risk factors(More)
PURPOSE Long-course preoperative radiotherapy has been recommended for rectal carcinoma when there is concern about the ability to perform a curative resection, for example, in larger tethered tumors or those sited anteriorly or near the anal sphincter. "Downstaging" of the tumor may occur, and this is of importance when estimating the prognosis and(More)
This study aimed to establish the number of cassettes that should be filled with lymph nodes to stage a colorectal carcinoma as Dukes's stage C. The records from the Oxford Colorectal Cancer database of all patients diagnosed with Dukes's stage C cancer from late 1988 to early 1993 were reviewed. Each slide of lymph nodes was examined to determine how many(More)
PURPOSE Introducing the relationship between the surgical instruments used in modified radical mastectomy and wound complications is important for preventing and decreasing complications. This prospective randomized trial was designed to assess the impact of scalpel, electrocautery, and ultrasonic dissector usage on wound complications and tissue damage. (More)
BACKGROUND There are few reports about urinary retention rate after elective cholecystectomy. We designed a prospective study to assess the problem. METHODS A total of 121 female and 19 male patients were included in the study with a prospective study protocol. Laparoscopic cholecystectomy was performed in 107 patients and open cholecystectomy in 33(More)