Mehmet Dakak

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OBJECTIVE Hydatidosis in man is frequently encountered in sheep and cattle raising regions of the world. We reviewed 422 patients, treated surgically for pulmonary hydatid disease in our clinic between January 1980 and January 1998, assessing the clinical features and results of results of operative treatment management in our centre. PATIENTS AND METHODS(More)
  • İntratorasik Ekstrapulmoner, Olgunun Analizi, +9 authors Onur Genc
  • 2009
Results: The most common symptoms were cough and chest pain. The localization of the hydatid cysts were pleural space, chest wall, extrapleural region, mediastinum and diaphragm. The hydatid cysts were removed by the extirpation technique via thoracotomy in 29 patients and via sternotomy in four patients. The mean time of hospitalization was 7.2 days (3-17(More)
OBJECTIVE Bronchiectasis is defined permanent dilatations of bronchi with destruction of the bronchial wall. It is still a major cause of morbidity and mortality in developing countries. The aim of this retrospective study is to present our surgical experiences, the early and long-term results of 238 patients with bronchiectasis during a 10-year period. (More)
Aberrant bronchial arteries are rarely seen and may originate from various vascular structures. In our case, a 48-year-old man with recurrent chest pain underwent multidetector CT (MDCT) coronary angiography. MDCT images demonstrated an aberrant right bronchial artery originating from the right coronary artery. To our knowledge, this is the first case(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to review 97 patients with giant pulmonary hydatid cysts and assess the clinical features and results of different operative techniques over a 27-year period. MATERIAL AND METHODS Between January 1981 and December 2007, 590 patients were operated on for pulmonary hydatidosis and 97 (17 %) of these patients had giant(More)
BACKGROUND Effects of various types and diameters of guns and related treatment principles are different. Our study was performed to experimentally demonstrate the effects of different gunshots in body tissues. METHODS 9x19 mm hand-gun and 7.62x51 mm G-3 infantry rifle were used in the study. Injury models were created through hand-gun and rifle shootings(More)
The fragmentation impact of high-velocity bullets penetrating the body after piercing through the magazines carried by soldiers was investigated experimentally. In this study, 16 pigs and 7.62x51-mm full metal jacket bullets were used. Pigs were assigned into two groups, and within 5 minutes of their being sacrificed with overdose anesthesia, bullets were(More)
Taurine, the major intracellular free amino acid found in high concentrations in mammalian cells, is known to be an endogenous antioxidant and a membrane-stabilizing agent. It was hypothesized that taurine may be effective in reducing ischemia–reperfusion injury after lung transplantation and an experimental study was conducted in a rat model. The number of(More)
BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to investigate the fragmentation effect of the bullet that passes through the radio or ammunition magazine, which are essential pieces of equipment for a soldier, in thoracic gunshot injuries. METHODS Twelve adult pigs were used. The pigs were separated into three groups (each group contained four pigs). The first(More)