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High incidence and poor prognosis of lung cancer make it a major health problem worldwide. Although smoking is a major cause of lung cancer, only some smokers develop lung cancer, which suggests that there is a genetic predisposition in some individuals. 8-OHG is an important oxidative base lesion and may elevate due to cancer and smoking. It is repaired by(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to analyze the transaxillary surgical approach and results of thoracic outlet cases in our clinic in the light of the recent literature data. METHODS Between 1996 and 2002 a series of 35 cases diagnosed as thoracic outlet syndrome (TOS) hospitalized and surgically treated in our clinic have been studied retrospectively.(More)
Transversus abdominis plane (TAP) block is a relatively new regional anesthesia technique in which T7-12 intercostal nerves, ilioinguinal and iliohypogastric nerves, and cutaneous branches of L1-3 nerves are blocked between the internal oblique and transversus abdominis muscles. This technique is mostly used for the treatment of acute postoperative pain(More)
The relationship between aluminum and spontaneous pneumothorax; treatment, prognosis, follow-up? Abstract Aluminum is known as a toxic metal today. Aluminum has already been determined to cause asthma bronchial and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. It was also reported that Shaver disease undergoing fibrosis with large bubbles and the symptoms of(More)
First rib fractures are scarce due to their well-protected anatomic locations. Bilateral first rib fractures accompanying bilateral scapular fractures are very rare, although they may be together with scapular and clavicular fractures. According to our knowledge, no case of bilateral first rib fractures accompanying bilateral scapular fractures has been(More)
Traumatic asphyxia is a rare syndrome caused by blunt thoracoabdominal trauma and characterized by cyanosis, edema, and subconjunctival and petechial hemorrhage on the face, neck, upper extremities, and the upper parts of the thorax. Traumatic asphyxia is usually diagnosed by history and inspection; however, the patient should be monitored more closely due(More)
BACKGROUND/AIM The goal of this retrospective study was to evaluate the outcomes and complications of bilateral videothoracoscopic sympathicotomy without using single-lung ventilation in the treatment of primary hyperhidrosis and facial blushing. MATERIALS AND METHODS We retrospectively reviewed 154 consecutive patients (70 females and 84 males) who(More)
INTRODUCTION The aim of this study is to emphasize the therapeutic effect of thoracoscopic sympathicotomy performed at our clinic for facial/scalp hyperhidrosis or blushing on coincidental facial acne vulgaris based on previous reports indicating an association between the sympathetic nerve stimulus, epithelial melanocyte system and sebogenesis. MATERIAL(More)
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