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Solid pseudopapillary tumors of the pancreas, known as Frantz tumors, are rare pancreatic tumors that occur predominantly in women, with very few cases reported in men. We present the case of a 27-year-old female patient who came to the emergency room with an intense upper abdominal pain associated with nausea and vomiting and a palpable mass in the left(More)
BACKGROUND We investigated the utility of the red cell distribution width (RDW) in diagnosing acute mesenteric ischemia (AMI) in patients with abdominal pain. METHODS The patients were divided into two groups in this retrospective case-control study: patients with AMI and patients with abdominal pain who did not require urgent surgery. Venous blood was(More)
Our purpose was to determine if the presence of duodenal diverticula predisposes to the development of pancreaticobiliary disease. Between May 1999 and February 2001, 381 patients were examined by endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreaticography. Of these patients, 51 had periampullary diverticula. In 27 patients the papilla was located inside the(More)
Alveolar echinococcosis is a rare parasitic disease caused by the fox tapeworm Echinococcus multilocularis, which is endemic in many parts of the world. Without timely diagnosis and therapy, the prognosis is dismal, with death the eventual outcome in most cases. Diagnosis is usually based on findings at radiologic imaging and in serologic analyses. Because(More)
BACKGROUND Sigmoid volvulus (SV) is the wrapping of the sigmoid colon around itself and its mesentery. The goal of this study was to investigate the diagnosis approach to 938 patients with SV treated at our institution and their clinical outcomes. METHODS The clinical records of 938 patients with SV treated at our institution between June 1966 and January(More)
BACKGROUND Hydatid cyst (HC) continues to be endemic in the Mediterranean countries, such as Turkey. Living in a rural area is an important risk factor for the disease. HC is most commonly seen in the liver and lungs, but retroperitoneal hydatid cyst is very rare. The objective of this study was to evaluate the clinical and radiographic findings and(More)
BACKGROUND Sigmoid volvulus describes the wrapping of the sigmoid colon around itself and its mesentery, causing an intestinal obstruction. The aim of this study was to assess the outcomes of 952 patients treated for sigmoid volvulus over a period of 46.5 years. METHODS Clinical records were reviewed retrospectively. RESULTS Nonsurgical detorsion was(More)
PURPOSE This study was designed to review the outcomes of 63 patients with ileosigmoidal knotting. METHODS Sixty-three, surgically treated patients (47 males; 74.6 percent) were reviewed retrospectively. The mean age was 45.6 (range, 7-75) years. The most common symptoms were abdominal pain and obstipation, and the most common signs were abdominal(More)
PURPOSE To investigate the therapeutic effects of ellagic acid on L-arginin ınduced acute pancreatitis in rats. METHODS Thirty-two were split into four groups. Group 1 (control) rats were performed only laparotomy, no drugs were administered. Group 2 (control+EA) rats were administered 85mg/kg EA orally. Rats were sacrificed by cardiac puncture 24 hours(More)
BACKGROUND Incisional hernias still continue to be a serious problem for surgeons. In this study, we aimed to investigate the effects of polypropylene mesh and mersilene mesh, which are frequently employed in incisional hernias, as well as the effects of their application techniques on late complications. METHODS Two-hundred-sixty-four open abdominal(More)