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We sought to retrospectively assess the operative findings and clinical outcomes of 148 girls who underwent laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair with the percutaneous internal ring suturing (PIRS) technique. Between 2010 and 2014, girls with inguinal hernia underwent surgery using the laparoscopic PIRS technique described by Patkowski. Demographic and(More)
OBJECTIVES To examine the expression of neuronal markers in congenital pelviureteral junction (PUJ) obstruction as a causative factor. The findings from some investigations have suggested that defective neuronal innervation may play an important role in the pathogenesis of PUJ obstruction. METHODS Using specific antibodies, we studied the neuronal markers(More)
Inhibitors of 3-hydroxy-3methylglutarly coenzyme A, reductase, namely statins, exert pleiotropic actions beyond lipid-lowering effects. In ex vivo and in vitro studies, statins have antioxidative and antiinflammatory effects. Herein, we sought to determine whether treatment with fluvastatin (FV) would be beneficial in a rat model of common bile duct(More)
Within the medical community, there is a tendency to describe all cystic lesions in the liver and lungs as Hydatid disease (HD) in areas with HD endemics. This approach may sometimes cause a misdiagnosis. We have three cases with children aged between seven, seven and ten year old, all of whom had been diagnosed, via radiologic imaging, with HD cysts and(More)
Crossed testicular ectopia or transverse testicular ectopia is an extremely rare anomaly characterised by migration of one testis towards the opposite inguinal canal, usually associated with unilateral inguinal hernia. This report describes six cases of crossed ectopic testes, one of the largest series, and with unusual clinical histories.
BACKGROUND Reoperation for failed hypospadias has been considered to be seriously problematic. The dense fibrotic tissue causes difficulties in wound healing and increases the rate of complications. The tubularised incised-plate urethroplasty (TIPU) method has become a preferred method for all varieties of hypospadias in the past decade. However, fistulas(More)
BACKGROUND The safety of living liver donors is the paramount priority of liver transplantation surgeons. The liver has an effective regeneration capacity. The regeneration rate of the liver remnant in living liver donors provides much information useful in liver surgery. The outcome of the remnant liver after hepatectomy can be affected by many different(More)
Cholestasis-induced liver injury during bile duct obstruction causes an inflammatory response and this inflammatory process may be an important source of tissue injury. We hypothesized that NF-kappaB inhibition would decrease liver injury in a rat model of extrahepatic biliary obstruction. A total of 40 female rats of Sprague-Dawley strain were allocated to(More)
We aimed to compare laparoscopic hernia repair and open hernia repair in recurrent cases after first open repair according to the length of time taken to perform the procedure. Between November 2009 and December 2011, the medical records of 26 male paediatric patients who were treated with laparoscopic surgery (with Schier’s intracorporal “N” suture(More)
The cystic appearance of both oesophageal duplications and pulmonary hydatid cysts can cause a misdiagnosis very easily due to rarity of cystic oesophageal duplications beside the higher incidence of hydatid cyst, especially in endemic areas. Here we report a 7-year-old girl with an oesophageal duplication cyst on the left side misdiagnosed as a hydatid(More)