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The transabdominal preperitoneal (TAPP) procedure for laparoscopic inguinal hernia mesh repair is being applied with increasing frequency. This technique has an acceptable recurrence rate (0.4-3.9%), but has varying complication rates (1.3-17.4%).1,2 We report the first case of mesh penetration of the colon following laparoscopic TAPP repair, treated with(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Our aim is to investigate the anxiety status of the patient before elective cholecystectomy and to analyze the relation between the level of anxiety for a given operation type (laparoscopic and open cholecystectomy) and the corresponding demographic and social data. METHODS A total of 333 patients undergoing cholecystectomy due(More)
PURPOSE This study aimed to examine extended postoperative ileus and its risk factors in patients who have undergone abdominal surgery, and discuss the techniques of prevention and management thereof the light of related risk factors connected with our study. METHODS This prospective study involved 103 patients who had undergone abdominal surgery. The(More)
Purpose. The spread of colorectal carcinoma (CRC) affects both staging and treatment. In this prospective study we examined the relationship between carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) levels in bile, mesenteric venous blood, and peripheral venous blood, and the presence of occult hepatic metastases in patients with CRC. Methods. Sixty patients who underwent(More)
OBJECTIVE We evaluated the efficacy of local nitroglycerin application in preventing and treating flap complications after modified radical mastectomy in a large patient cohort. PATIENTS AND METHODS Between 1993 and 2008, 6426 patients undergoing surgery for stage II breast cancer were enrolled in this prospective study. Patients were randomised into(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the effects of octreotide on mechanical ileus without surgical intervention. METHODS This study was organized to investigate the effects of octreotide Sandostatine one microgram/ml- Sandoz, a long acting analogue of somatostatin, in a mechanical ileus model in Sprague-Dowley rats. The study was performed at Ankara Oncology(More)
INTRODUCTION We aimed to determine whether levels of thyroglobulin measured in blood from the inferior-superior thyroid veins and the peripheral antecubital vein could predict the presence of thyroid carcinoma in patients undergoing surgery for thyroid diseases. MATERIAL AND METHODS Sixty-one patients were prospectively enrolled in the study. Levels of(More)
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