Hande Koksal

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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)
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)
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 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)
AIM The objective of this study was to compare the dual phase MIBI scinitgraphy with MIBI and Tc-99m pertechnetate (MIBI + Tc-99m) study in defining the parathyroid adenomas, and to evaluate the effect of histologic and biochemical characteristics on the imaging of parathyroid adenomas with Tc-99m methoxyisobutylisonitrile (MIBI) scintigraphy. METHODS(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)
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)
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)
PURPOSE Intestinal anastomotic healing is a complex procedure in which several mediators and cytokines play roles. Calcitonin gene-related peptide is an important neuropeptide in inflammation. In this study we aimed to investigate the effect of calcitonin gene-related peptide on healing of intestinal anastomosis in rats with obstructive jaundice. (More)