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OBJECTIVE To evaluate the clinical characteristics and outcome of patients with parathyroid adenoma. METHODS We diagnosed and operated 54 patients with primary hyperparathyroidism in the Faculty of Medicine, Gazi University, Turkey from January 2000 to December 2004. In this study, 52 (96.2%) of these patients who had parathyroid adenoma were(More)
BACKGROUND Phyllodes tumor (PT) is a rare neoplasm comprising less than 1% of all breast tumors. Its clinical spectrum ranges from a benign and locally recurrent form of behavior to malignant and metastatic forms. The aim of the study was to evaluate the clinical characteristics, treatment regimens, survival and late complications in patients with PT. (More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effect of infliximab on adhesion formation and it's associated morbidity and complications. METHODS This study was performed in the Faculty of Medicine, Gazi University, Turkey between July 2005 and October 2005. Thirty-five rats were randomly divided into 4 groups. Laparotomy was performed in the Sham group (n=5), whereas cecal(More)
The appropriate choice of surgical treatment of hepatic hydatidosis depends on the communication between the cyst and the bile ducts. The forms of cavity management and biliary drainage procedures proposed for the case of cysts with bile duct communication vary greatly while the ideal operation is still controversial. Herein, we report partial cystectomy(More)
INTRODUCTION Laparoscopic cholecystectomy is the gold standard for the treatment of gallstone disease; however, adverse hemodynamic changes induced by increased intraabdominal pressure due to pneumoperitoneum are known to occur. Herein, we investigated the effects of pneumoperitoneum on oxidative stress markers, including paraoxonase, arylesterase, total(More)
We discuss the operative challenges posed by the advanced laparoscopic approach for a patient with situs inversus totalis. The patient was a morbidly obese woman with multiple co-morbidities related to her weight. The modifications in the surgical technique include the insertion of trocars according to the mirror image anatomy of the intra-abdominal organs(More)
Cowden syndrome is a multisystemic cancer predisposition disorder, in which the mucocutaneous lesions are the most constant features. We present a case of Cowden syndrome in a teenage boy with hyperkeratotic papules of the facial skin, especially on the eyelids, with episcleritis, proptosis, and papillomatous lesions on the tip of the tongue and lip mucosa.(More)
Neurofibromatosis (NF) type 1, also known as von Recklinghausen’s disease, is an autosomal-dominant inherited disorder. Some tumors may develop in these patients, including optic pathway gliomas, astrocytomas, brainstem gliomas, chronic myeloid leukemia, and rhabdomyosarcoma. Patients with neurofibromatosis type 1 show also an increased risk of endocrine(More)
BACKGROUND Harmonic focus (HF) was introduced in thyroid surgery in an effort to reduce operation time and complications. OBJECTIVE The present study aimed to compare function of superior laryngeal nerve and incidence of other postoperative complications in total thyroidectomies using HF and conventional ligation (CL). METHODS The trial is a randomized(More)