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The aim of this prospective randomized trial was to evaluate the clinical outcomes of hem-o-lok ligation system in laparoscopic appendix stump closure by comparing the endoloop ligature. A total of 53 patients were evaluated in this study (n=26 and 27 for hem-o-lok and endoloop groups, respectively). The mean operation time were shorter in hem-o-lok group(More)
OBJECTIVE We aimed to investigate the technical feasibility of single-incision laparoscopic cholecystectomy (SILC) with our new facilitative maneuver and to compare it with the gold standard four-port laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC). MATERIAL AND METHODS Operation time, cosmetic score and incisional hernia rates between LC (n=20) and SILC-1 (first 20(More)
Due to the diagnostic challenges and dreadful consequences of delayed treatment of acute mesenteric ischemia (AMI), a variety of diagnostic markers have been previously studied. However, the diagnostic value of neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR), which has been suggested to be a predictor of inflammation, has never been studied for AMI. The data of 70(More)
BACKGROUND Diagnosis of acute appendicitis remains to be challenging with up to 30% negative exploration rates. In addition to careful clinical history and physical examination, we still need easily applicable, cheap and effective biomarker. PATIENTS AND METHODS A retrospective case-controlled study was designed in two groups, both containing 100(More)
Diffuse nodular lymphoid hyperplasia represents a rare disease that is grossly characterized by the presence of numerous visible mucosal nodules measuring up to, and rarely exceeding, 0.5 cm in diameter. These may involve the entire small intestine, the large intestine, or both. The etiology is unknown. When diffuse nodular lymphoid hyperplasia is found(More)
OBJECTIVES Necrotizing fasciitis (NF) is rare but life threatening soft tissue infection characterized by a necrotizing process of the subcutaneous tissues and fascial planes. The Laboratory Risk Indicator for Necrotizing Fasciitis (LRINEC) score has been verified as a useful diagnostic tool for detecting necrotizing fasciitis. A certain LRINEC score might(More)
OBJECTIVE The study was designed to compare the early postoperative results of the commonly used two surgical flap procedures in pilonidal disease: Karydakis and Limberg. METHOD One hundred patients were randomized into two groups and standard Limberg or Karydakis procedures were performed. All had primary sinus orifices. Infected cases and the ones with(More)
OBJECTIVE Flap techniques have been performed with success in the treatment of pilonidal disease. However, some complex cases such as perianal pilonidal disease need special attention. We describe a modification of a well-known flap technique for secondary perianal pilonidal disease and its early results. PATIENTS AND METHOD Total subcutaneous fistulotomy(More)
Internal hernia is an unusal cause of intestinal obstruction. Herniation related to epiploic appendix is a very rare entity. We herein report a case of internal herniation due to an adhesion between epiploic appendixes and the greater omentum. A 71-year-old woman complaining of abdominal pain and intermittent nausea was operated on with the pre-operative(More)
Adrenal myelolipoma is a rare, benign and biochemically inactive tumor. It is usually diagnosed incidentally by radiological methods and is known to be associated with obesity, hypertension, endocrinological disorders and some malignancies. We report herein the association of a myelolipoma with a gastrointestinal stromal tumor. To our knowledge this is the(More)