Irfan Yalçinkaya

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Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery is a widespread used procedure for treatment of primary spontaneous pneumothorax patients. In this study, the adaptation of single-port video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery approach to primary spontaneous pneumothorax patients necessitating surgical treatment, with its pros and cons over the traditional two- or(More)
INTRODUCTION Cost analysis studies performed in western countries report that the overall cost of lobectomies performed via video-assisted thoracic surgery is similar to or less than those performed via thoracotomy. The situation may be different in a developing country. AIM We evaluated the cost differences of these two surgical methods. MATERIAL AND(More)
Hydatid cyst disease is still a problem in Turkey, especially in the east Anatolian region, as well as in many other places in the world. A retrospective review was made of the surgical treatment of 30 patients with pulmonary hydatid cysts during the last 3 yrs. Nineteen patients were male and 11 female with an average age of 23.5 yrs (range 4-44 yrs).(More)
BACKGROUND Although the incidence has declined over the past years in societies with high socioeconomic status, bronchiectasis is still an important health problem in our country. AIM To review and present our cases undergoing surgery for bronchiectasis in the past 12 years and their early and late term postoperative outcomes and our experience in(More)
OBJECTIVES While respiratory distress is accepted as the only indication for diaphragmatic plication surgery, sleep disorders have been underestimated. In this study, we aimed to detect the sleep disorders that accompany diaphragm pathologies. Specifically, the association of obstructive sleep apnea syndrome with diaphragm eventration and diaphragm(More)
BACKGROUND Surgical management of pulmonary hydatid cyst disease has been well established. However, there are still limited data on the role of video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery in treatment of this disease. The aim of this study is to identify the advantages and disadvantages of minimally invasive surgery and compare the outcomes with patients(More)
BACKGROUND Determining and removing aspirated foreign bodies from the airways is important in preventing complications. Foreign body aspiration is usually seen in childhood but can occur at any age. Complete or partial obstruction of the main bronchial system produces different findings, and death can result if emergency treatment is not given. We analyzed(More)
BACKGROUND Traumatic diaphragmatic rupture is an urgent and life-threatening condition concerning the branches of chest surgery and general surgery because of the accompanying injuries. We reviewed the results of our cases with traumatic diaphragmatic rupture who were operated over a period of 9 years. METHODS The patients who underwent surgery for(More)
Bronchopulmonary carcinoid tumors (BPCT) are known as low malignity tumors. Different surgical methods are therapeutically used, ranging from simple excision of the mass to large regional resections. Also, the role of positron emission tomography in the diagnosis and staging of BPCT is controversial as false negative results has been reported in literature.(More)
A 13-year-old boy with no previous history of foreign body aspiration, presenting with side pain, was referred to our clinic with a pneumonia diagnosis by an external medical facility where he had been started on antibiotic treatment. Consolidation in the right inferior lobe and minimal pleural effusion were found on the lung radiograph and computed(More)