Meltem Bingöl Koloğlu

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Traumatic diaphragmatic hernias, when diagnosed many years after the traumatic event, are observed in about 10% of diaphragmatic injuries. Due to coexisting injuries and the silent nature of diaphragmatic injuries, the diagnosis is easily missed or difficult. The medical records of 26 patients, who were treated for diaphragmatic hernias during the last 20(More)
Valproic acid (VPA) is still an important antiepileptic drug, with the broadest spectrum used in all types of seizures and syndromes. It has serious adverse effects such as hepatotoxicity, hyperammonemic encephalopathy, coagulation disorders, and pancreatitis. The incidence of VPA-associated pancreatitis has been estimated to be 1:40,000. We present a(More)
Primary crycopharyngeal achalasia consists of a failure of the crycopharyngeus muscle to relax at the appropriate time during the swallowing process in the abscence of other motor abnormalities. The principle treatment options for cricopharyngeal achalasia include either dilatation of the upper esophagus or surgical myotomy of the cricopharyngeus muscle. We(More)
BACKGROUND The canal of Nuck is a fold of peritoneum that invaginates into the inguinal canal and closes at or just before birth. If the canal of Nuck remains open in female infants, herniation of the uterus, adnexa and/or bowel loops may arise through the inguinal canal into the labia majora. CASE REPORT The present case is a 12-week-old female infant(More)
The current report describes a 23-month-old boy with paratesticular rhabdomyosarcoma who was incidentally diagnosed as also having an isolated mediastinal cystic lymphangioma. The association of childhood rhabdomyosarcoma with various congenital anomalies and genetic alterations such as p53 mutations have been well known. However, mediastinal cystic(More)
Congenital lung malformations can result in significant morbidity and mortality in children. Pulmonary sequestration is an uncommon congenital malformation of the lung that can cause complications even in fetal life. We herein present a newborn with extra-lobar sequestration (ELS) that lead to hydrops fetalis necessitating fetal intervention.
PURPOSE To show the utility of laparoscopic splenectomy for hematologic diseases. PATIENTS AND METHODS Ten patients with hematologic diseases who were operated between February 1997 and October 1998 were analysed retrospectively. TECHNIQUE The operations were performed by four trocars, hilar vessels were divided by clips and bag was used for splenic(More)
Retained fecalith after appendectomy is an uncommon complication and is mostly presented as an intra-abdominal abscess. Development of an extra-abdominal abscess due to retained fecalith is extremely rare. There are only a few cases reported in adults. In this paper, we present a case complicated by a gluteal abscess with intra-abdominal extension due to an(More)
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