Hande Koksal

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PURPOSE To compare a minimally invasive preperitoneal (MIP) single-layer mesh repair with the standard Lichtenstein hernia repair (LHR) for inguinal hernia in terms of operative characteristics, recovery, complications, recurrence and chronic pain. METHOD Two hundred and twenty male patients diagnosed with primary inguinal hernia were randomized to either(More)
BACKGROUND Although many methods, either surgical or non-surgical, are being used for the treatment of pilonidal sinus disease (PSD), there is still no consensus as to what constitutes the most appropriate method of treatment. The aim of this study was to compare the outcomes of the Limberg flap (LF), modified Limberg flap (MLF), and Karydakis flap (KF)(More)
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)
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 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)
AIM To investigate the effect of the administration of a single dose of meloxicam pre-emptively on postoperative pain management in patients who underwent inguinal hernia repair under local anaesthesia. SUBJECTS AND METHOD Fifty patients who underwent inguinal hernia repair under local anaesthesia during the period November 2005 to May 2006 were recruited(More)