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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)
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)
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)
OBJECTIVE Plasma D-dimer levels have been shown to be increased in patients with various solid tumours including lung, prostate, cervical, ovarian, breast and colon cancer. The purpose of this prospective study was to estimate the plasma D-dimer level of patients with colorectal cancer before surgery and to assess whether it has a prognostic value. METHOD(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)
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)
BACKGROUND Reduced postoperative pain after laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC) compared to open cholecystectomy (OC) may be able to be further optimized. To reduce pain, focus should be directed on the effects of individual components of pain. METHODS A double-blind, randomized, controlled trial was carried out in a tertiary care hospital. Fifty-three(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 Pancreatic cancer carries a poor prognosis; at operation approximately 25% of patients will be found to have unresectable tumours even though CT has demonstrated that they are resectable. At our tertiary care centre, we wished to find out if there is an optimum cut-off value for the CA 19-9 level preoperatively that will indicate that the(More)