Refik Selim Atamanalp

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OBJECTIVE Gallbladder stones are common in the Western world, and 70% to 80% of gallstones are cholesterol stones. This study investigates the effects of serum cholesterol, LDL, and HDL levels on gallstone cholesterol concentration. METHODOLOGY The gallstones of 75 patients with cholelithiasis were examined using spectrophotometry. RESULTS High serum(More)
Sigmoid volvulus (SV) is a rare form of acute intestinal obstruction in which the sigmoid colon wraps around itself. The disease generally presents as a mechanical bowel obstruction with clinical features that are not pathognomonic. Similarly, X-ray films are not diagnostic in most cases. It is difficult to establish the correct preoperative diagnosis when(More)
Sigmoid volvulus (SV) is a rare colonic obstruction in which the sigmoid colonwraps around itself. The principal strategy for the treatment of uncomplicated SV is emergency endoscopic detorsion, while emergency surgery is needed in complicated SV with bowel gangrene, bowel perforation, peritonitis, or unsuccessful endoscopic treatment. In the endoscopic(More)
To examine the diagnostic role of computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in SV, we reviewed the records of 960 patients with SV who were treated over a 47-year period between June 1966 and June 2013. Abdominal X-rays were obtained for all patients, while CT or MRI results were obtained for some stable patients of recent years. Both(More)
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