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BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES In this study, the value of the serum tumor markers carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA), CA 19-9, and CA 125 was assessed in the differential diagnosis of benign and malignant pancreatic diseases with and without obstructive jaundice. METHODS Serum levels of CEA, CA 19-9, and CA 125 were measured by immunoradiometric assay before the(More)
AIM Patients undergoing excision for breast lumps prefer general anesthesia or local anesthesia plus sedation, because of the fear of pain for local anesthesia alone. The aim of this study is to show the efficacy of an eutectic mixture of local anesthetic lignocaine and prilocaine (EMLA®) in these patients. METHODS This study has been designed randomized,(More)
OBJECTIVE Phyllodes Tumor is a rare fibroepithelial breast tumor with variable malignant potential. These tumors that currently accepted nomenclature are benign, borderline and malignant according to the World Health Organization. It tends to behave in a benign way but it may undergo a malignant transformation. The purpose of this study was to present our(More)
PURPOSE In this prospective randomized study, our aim is to compare the short- and long-term results of harmonic scalpel hemorrhoidectomy (HSH) and stapler hemorrhoidopexy (SH) methods in the surgical treatment of Grade III and Grade IV hemorrhoidal disease. METHODS Ninety-nine consecutive patients diagnosed with Grade III or Grade IV internal(More)
BACKGROUND Primary umblikal endometriosis is a rare illness. In this report we aimed to discuss the management of this rare condition. CASE SUMMARY A 28-year-old nulliparous woman was present at our clinic who was suffering from painful swelling in the umbilicus during her menstruation for the last 3 months. Her examination showed a dark-color sensitive(More)
BACKGROUND To compare the patients with primary colorectal carcinoma (CRC) and non-resectable distant metastases with or without primary colorectal tumor resection as a primary treatment in terms of postoperative mortality and overall survival (OS). PATIENTS AND METHODS The clinicopathological data of 188 CRC patients with non-resectable distant(More)
Solitary cecum diverticulum is a benign formation, but it can be complicated with inflammation, perforation and bleeding. Cecum diverticulitis (CD) is the most common complication of caecal diverticulum and it has the highest incidence among Asians, but it is a rare condition in the western world. The incidence of colonic diverticular disease can vary(More)
BACKGROUND To investigate the prognostic significance of the number of lymph nodes removed in colorectal cancer (CRC) patients with no metastatic lymph node. PATIENTS AND METHODS The clinicopathological data of 461 CRC patients was analyzed. In order to compare the survival of patients who had fewer lymph nodes removed versus the survival of patients who(More)
BACKGROUND The mean survival is less than 6 months in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) patients with extrahepatic metastasis. Gastrointestinal(GI) bleeding frequency due to HCC invasion is 0.05% to 2.0%, and may be fatal. CASE PRESENTATION We encountered a case of HCC with direct invasion to the gastrium that caused a life-threatening upper GI bleeding. Our(More)
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