Sinan Hatipoglu

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BACKGROUND In this prospective study, operative and nonoperative management of acute appendicitis were evaluated regarding their safety and cost effectiveness. METHODS Two hundred ninety patients presenting to our Emergency Department between March 2005 and March 2006 with acute appendicitis were included in this prospective study. Nonoperative medical(More)
Due to developing medical technology worldwide, an increasing number of liver transplantations are performed for various indications. Liver transplantation has a limited but important role in specific life-threatening liver trauma cases, when initial therapeutic options fail to control the bleeding or when liver failure ensues. Herein we have reported a(More)
AIM To overview the literature on pancreatic hydatid cyst (PHC) disease, a disease frequently misdiagnosed during preoperative radiologic investigation. METHODS PubMed, Medline, Google Scholar, and Google databases were searched to identify articles related to PHC using the following keywords: hydatid cyst, hydatid disease, unusual location of hydatid(More)
The aim of this study was to evaluate WhatsApp messenger usage for communication between consulting and emergency physicians. A retrospective, observational study was conducted in the emergency department (ED) of a tertiary care university hospital between January 2014 and June 2014. A total of 614 consultations requested by using the WhatsApp application(More)
INTRODUCTION Rectus sheath hematoma is an uncommon cause of acute abdominal pain. It is an accumulation of blood in the sheath of the rectus abdominis, secondary to rupture of an epigastric vessel or muscle tear. It could occur spontaneously or after trauma. They are usually located infraumblically and often misdiagnosed as acute abdomen, inflammatory(More)
AIM To provide an overview of the literature on pancreatic extragastrointestinal stromal tumors (EGISTs). METHODS We report a case of pancreatic EGIST and review published studies on pancreatic EGIST accessed via the PubMed, MEDLINE, Google Scholar, and Google databases. The keywords used were "pancreas and GIST", "pancreas and extra GIST", "pancreas and(More)
With the developments in medical technology and increased surgical experience, advanced laparoscopic surgical procedures are performed successfully. Laparoscopic abdominal surgery is one of the best examples of advanced laparoscopic surgery (LS). Today, laparoscopic abdominal surgery in general surgery clinics is the basis of all abdominal surgical(More)
BACKGROUND Right-lobe living-donor liver transplantation (RLDLT) is an excellent option to reduce donor shortages for adult patients with acute liver failure (ALF). The aim of this study was to evaluate the etiologies and outcomes of 30 consecutive adult patients who underwent emergency RLDLT for ALF. METHODS Between January 2007 and September 2011, we(More)
Surgical resection is the best treatment for early stage alveolar echinococcosis of the liver. In the stages that are not appropriate for resection and when the case develops complications, a liver transplant can be a lifesaver. The liver transplants of alveolar echinococcosis are technically difficult because of prior operation, interventional radiological(More)
Because of difficulties in the supply of cadaveric organs, of living donor liver transplantations are performed in increasing numbers. Congenital hepatic fibrosis associated with fibrosis and atrophy of the inferior vena cava were present in a potential recipient of living donor liver transplantation. This case report documented living donor liver(More)