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BACKGROUND & AIMS We conducted a multicentre study to assess nutritional risk at hospital admission, hospital-associated iatrogenic malnutrition and the status of nutritional support in Turkish hospitals. METHODS A database which allowed for online submission of hospital and patient data was developed. A nutritional risk screening system (NRS-2002) was(More)
The most common cause of esophageal stricture in children is the accidental ingestion of strong corrosive agents. During a 13-year period between 1976 and 1989, 202 patients were diagnosed as having caustic esophageal strictures at the Hacettepe University Children's Hospital Department of Pediatric Surgery. A retrospective clinical study was performed to(More)
Caustic esophageal stricture is one of the most common indications for esophageal replacement in children. During a 13-year period between 1976 and 1989, colonic replacement was performed in 50 patients for the treatment of caustic esophageal strictures at the Department of Pediatric Surgery of Hacettepe University Children's Hospital. A retrospective(More)
Primary realignment was used in the treatment of 12 children with complete rupture of the posterior urethra; 10 developed strictures but 7 of these responded to dilation. Problems of continence were encountered only in patients who developed strictures. Since primary realignment results in dilatable strictures in most patients, it is suggested that this(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)
Mesenteric and omental cysts are infrequently encountered, benign, intraabdominal tumors. Nineteen new patients were analysed. The most common presenting symptoms were abdominal distension (74%) and abdominal pain (63%). A palpable abdominal mass was found in 58 percent of cases. A correct preoperative diagnosis was established in 91 percent of the patients(More)
Adrenal myelolipoma is a rare, benign and biochemically inactive tumor. It is usually diagnosed incidentally by radiological methods and is known to be associated with obesity, hypertension, endocrinological disorders and some malignancies. We report herein the association of a myelolipoma with a gastrointestinal stromal tumor. To our knowledge this is the(More)
Diffuse nodular lymphoid hyperplasia represents a rare disease that is grossly characterized by the presence of numerous visible mucosal nodules measuring up to, and rarely exceeding, 0.5 cm in diameter. These may involve the entire small intestine, the large intestine, or both. The etiology is unknown. When diffuse nodular lymphoid hyperplasia is found(More)