Mesut Parlak

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Bladder and sexual dysfunction are well-documented complications of rectal cancer surgery. This study aimed to determine whether laparoscopy can improve the outcome of these dysfunctions or not. The study included 63 of the 116 patients who underwent surgery for rectal cancer between 2002 and 2006. Bladder and male sexual function were studied by means of a(More)
Phyllode tumor (PT) is extremely rare tumor of the breast. Distant metastasis occurs in 10%-20% of patients with malignant phyllode tumor. The most common sites of metastases are the lungs and bones. Although theoretically any organ may have metastasis, an isolated duodenum metastasis has not been documented as yet in the English-language literature. We(More)
OBJECTIVE The objective of this study is to investigate endothelial dysfunction (ED) and arterial stiffness (AS) and determine the association with diastolic dysfunction in children with type 1 diabetes mellitus (DM). METHODS A total of 42 patients without diabetic complications (mean age: 13.21 years) and 40 healthy (mean age: 13.07 years) children were(More)
BACKGROUND Laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC) has replaced open cholecystectomy for the treatment of gallbladder disease. Despite the well-accepted success of LC in chronic cholecystitis, the efficacy of this technique has been subject to some debate in acute cholecystitis (AC). This study was designed to evaluate our institution's experience with LC for AC(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS The metastatic status of the regional lymph node is the most significant prognostic factor for gastric cancer. However, diverse prognoses are evident even among the same N classifications of the current tumor-node-metastasis system. The aim of this study is to evaluate the prognostic significance of the ratio of metastatic to examined lymph(More)
OBJECTIVES It is suggested that excessive calcium entry into neurons is the main triggering event in the initiation of epileptic discharges. We aimed to investigate the role of T and N type calcium channels in absence epilepsy experimental model. MATERIALS AND METHODS Wistar Albino Glaxo/Rij (WAG/Rij) rats (12-16 weeks old) were randomly allocated into(More)
AIM To evaluate the prevalent topical therapeutic modalities available for the treatment of acute radiation proctitis compared to formalin. METHODS A total of 120 rats were used. Four groups (n = 30) were analyzed with one group for each of the following applied therapy modalities: control, mesalazine, formalin, betamethasone, and misoprostol. A single(More)
BACKGROUND Relaxing the sphincter of Oddi (SO) is an important process during endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) procedures. This issue suggests that the easier the sphincterotomy and cannulation, the more post-ERCP complications decrease. AIMS To compare the relaxant effects of ataciguat (a novel soluble guanylyl cyclase activator) and(More)
The aim of this study was to investigate whether early ligation of the splenic artery before splenic lysis has an effect on the amount of intraoperative bleeding and conversion rate during laparoscopic splenectomy. Laparoscopic splenectomy was performed in 34 patients with hematological diseases or splenic cysts between January 1993 and January 2003. The(More)