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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 Cyanoacrylates have been advocated as a protective seal in colonic anastomosis to prevent leakage. In order to assess the effects of n-butyl-2-cyanoacrylate on left colonic anastomosis it was compared to the sutured anastomosis in the rat. METHODS Forty male Wistar albino rats were divided into two groups of 20 each. On days 3 and 7, 10 animals(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)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to determine if there is any predictive factor indicating the risk of bile leakage before surgery for hepatic hydatid disease in clinically asymptomatic patients. METHODS The data of 116 patients who underwent surgery for hepatic hydatid disease were reviewed retrospectively. There were 43 men (37%) and 73 women (63%)(More)
Before being superseded by medical management, highly selective vagotomy (HSV) without drainage was the procedure of choice for uncomplicated duodenal ulcer. It is also justified for complications, including perforation and bleeding in selected cases. This prospective study evaluated the effects of HSV plus drainage on solid gastric emptying in 20 patients(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to evaluate the predictive accuracy of different scoring systems on patients undergoing emergency colorectal surgery. METHODS The Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation II or III, the Simplified Acute Physiology Score II, the Mortality Probability Model II, and the Colo-rectal POSSUM scoring systems were(More)
BACKGROUND Gastric cancer continues to be a significant health problem around the world. Surgical resection with a lymph node dissection remains the only potentially curative treatment with gastric cancer. Determination of the extent of lymph node dissection required on the basis of actual node involvement in patients with gastric cancer is important as(More)
INTRODUCTION Involvement of regional lymph node is a critical sign in prognosis of gastric cancer. Radiological techniques are commonly used to evaluate the extension of gastric cancer. But their sensitivity and specificity are low especially in the early stage. Our aim was to assess the value of gastric lymphoscintigraphy in identifying regional lymph node(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)
A case of primary hydatid disease of the thyroid, a rare location, is presented. The patient was a 50-year-old woman who presented with a neck mass at the thyroid region, which was noticed 2 months before her presentation. Although the clinical impression was of a neoplastic lesion (adenoma or carcinoma), a hydatid cyst was considered intraoperatively and(More)