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Diverticulum of the cecum is a rare, benign, generally asymptomatic lesion that manifests itself only following inflammatory or hemorrhagic complications. Most patients with inflammation of a solitary diverticulum of the cecum present with abdominal pain that is indistinguishable from acute appendicitis. The optimal management of this condition is still(More)
AIM To investigate the effect of curcumin on bacterial translocation and oxidative damage in an obstructive jaundice model and compare the results to glutamine, an agent known to be effective and clinically used. METHODS Twenty-four female Wistar-Albino rats, weighing 200-250 g, were randomly divided into three groups (8 in each group). After ligation of(More)
Adult intussusception represents 1% of patients with bowel obstructions and requires a surgical approach. Malignancy is associated with 31% of small bowel intussusception and 70% of large bowel intussusception. Intestinal intussusception caused by ascaris, however, is very uncommon. This report describes our experience of this rare cause of intussusception(More)
AIM The role of parasitic infestation in the cause of acute appendicitis has been long time discussed. The aim of this study is to evaluate the role of parasitic infestation in the etiology of acute appendicitis. PATIENTS AND METHODS This retrospective study includes 5.100 patients undergoing surgical therapy for acute appendicitis between 1996 and 2005.(More)
The gold standard of surgical treatment of colorectal anastomotic leak is abdominal drainage of collected fluid and stoma formation. Conventional laparotomy has been the preferred approach for treatment. However, both laparoscopic surgical techniquesand endoscopic stenting have gained popularity over the past years as minimal invasive approaches, especially(More)
BACKGROUND Curcumin is an anti-oxidant molecule known to be a potent inhibitor of nuclear factor-kappaB (NF-kappaB). It has been shown to attenuate ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) injury in several organ systems. In this study, we sought to investigate the effects of curcumin on the prevention of superior mesenteric artery I/R injury in rats. METHODS Wistar(More)
PURPOSE Evaluate the effects of iloprost administration in the early period of ischemic colitis and the mechanism that how these effects develop. METHODS Thirty two Wistar albino female rats with an average weight of 220g were divided into four groups of eight rats. In group 1 the rats were given iloprost and sacrificed after 24 hours and in group 2 they(More)
BACKGROUND The splenic cysts constitute a very rare clinical entity. They may occur secondary to trauma or even being more seldom due to parasitic infestations, mainly caused by ecchinocccus granulosus. Literature lacks a defined concencus including the treatment plans and follow up strategies, nor long term results of the patients. In the current study, we(More)
OBJECTIVE Cell adhesion and angiogenesis within the extracellular matrix involve special signaling molecules, such as integrins and the actin binding protein Talin-1. The aim of this study was to investigate and describe the expression of Talin-1 for the early detection of colon cancer. PATIENTS AND METHODS Blood serum samples were collected from 50(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Eccinococal disease is an important problem in regions such as Turkey, where tapeworms are endemic. Surgery is the main key to successful treatment. Among the various techniques, laparoscopy has recently come to be preferred over the commonly used open technique. The aim of this review was to evaluate the feasibility, safety and potential(More)