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BACKGROUND Pilonidal sinus is a common disease in young adults that carries high postoperative morbidity and patient discomfort. Controversy still exists about the best surgical technique for the treatment of the disease in terms of recurrence rate and patient discomfort. METHODS From January 2000 to November 2003, 100 consecutive age- and sex-matched(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS The aim of this study was to evaluate the predictive role of the circulating levels of endostatin in gastric cancer patients. METHODOLOGY This study is a retrospective case-control study. We measured serum endostatin levels of 30 patients aged between 34-83 years with gastric cancer and 30 patients without malignant pathology operated for(More)
PURPOSE We conducted a prospective study to evaluate the effect of CO2 pneumoperitoneum and increased intra-abdominal pressure on arterial blood gases, end-tidal CO2 (ETCO2), nitric oxide (NO), blood and tissue malondialdehyde (MDA), and total antioxidant (TAOx) levels during laparoscopic cholecystectomy. METHODS Fifty selected patients with(More)
Currently, thyroidectomies are performed with very little morbidity. This study was undertaken to investigate whether the use of the harmonic scalpel during thyroid surgery has any advantage over the conventional technique. Eighty patients were randomly assigned to 2 groups. The patients in group 1 (n=40) underwent thyroidectomy performed with conventional(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVE There has been no clear-cut value of the white blood cell (WBC) count in differential diagnosis of acute appendicitis in emergency medicine. Therefore, the aim of this study was to assess the preoperative WBC counts in 3 groups of patients operated on for a clinical suspicion of acute appendicitis with different findings at appendectomy:(More)
A solid pseudopapillary tumour (SPT) is an uncommon pancreatic tumour. Very rarely it has also been described outside the pancreas, usually arising from heterotopic pancreatic tissue. In this paper, we described a case arising from the transverse mesocolon without heterotopic pancreatic tissue in an 18-year-old girl.
OBJECTIVE To assess the risk factor that influence mortality from perforated peptic ulcer. DESIGN Retrospective study. SETTING Ankara Numune Teaching and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey. SUBJECTS A total of 342 patients with perforated peptic ulcer disease were identified from April 1997 to January 2004. Data for the patients were extracted from the(More)
Spontaneous perforation of gastric cancer is a serious complication with a very high incidence of mortality. In order to evaluate the prognostic factors influencing mortality in patients with gastric tumour perforations and to clarify the optimal surgical treatment, the records of patients at one centre during a 5-year period were evaluated retrospectively.(More)
Hernia surgery has been associated with severe pain within the first 24 h postoperatively. The application of cold or cryotherapy has been in use since at least the time of Hippocrates. The physiological and biological effects from the reduction of temperature in various tissues include local analgesia, inhibited oedema formation and reduced blood(More)