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BACKGROUND Laparoscopic surgery, a minimally invasive technique, has recently begun to be used on perforated peptic ulcers effectively and frequently. Nevertheless, most studies have shown that the disadvantages of the laparoscopic treatment of peptic ulcers are a long operation time, a high reoperation rate, and a need for an experienced surgeon. Thus, the(More)
Clinical studies generally reveal a trend of variation in the reported prevalence of the palmaris longus (PL) muscle absence. The aim of this study was to find an answer to the question of whether the congenital absence of tendon would affect hand functions or not. A total of 585 subjects, comprised of 305 males and 280 females, were included in our study.(More)
About 326 elementary school boys and 299 elementary school girls of an age ranging from 6 to 13 are included in this flat foot prevalence study. Results of the study are categorized in three groups, namely city centers, rural areas and suburbs. For the assessment of flat foot, footprint test is used. Prevalence of flat foot was 35.5% among girls and 28.5%(More)
BACKGROUND Laparoscopy is an essential part of our armamentarium in certain conditions and has been recently begun to be used on acute abdominal peritonitis effectively and frequently by surgeons. But, there is still a debate on laparoscopic management of surgical emergencies. The aim of the current study is to evaluate the safety and efficiency of(More)
BACKGROUND Therapeutic and diagnostic laparoscopy, a minimal invasive technique, has been used effectively and frequently for appendicitis by surgeons. There is still controversy about whether this technique should be applied to all patients or in the setting of a doubt of the diagnosis of appendicitis, especially for women. Based on these controversies,(More)
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