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Colonic complications of Behcet's disease due to intestinal involvement are rarely reported in the literature. Ulcers are the most frequently seen intestinal complications that cause bleeding and perforation predominantly in the ileocecal region. In this article, we report a patient with Behcet's disease who presented with multiple perforations along the(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the accuracy of SLN biopsy for the assessment of axillary status, and prognostic markers leading to lymphatic metastasis in patients with early (T1) breast cancer. DESIGN Cross-sectional study. PLACE AND DURATION OF STUDY Department of Surgery, Teaching and Research Hospital. Between January 2000 and August 2004. PATIENTS AND(More)
Mesh contraction is a threat for hernia repair. Our aim is to analyze the effects of fixation techniques on mesh contraction. Forty-eight rats with abdominal wall defects were equally divided into four groups (G): G1 (control) with no repair, G2 defects were repaired with free polypropylene mesh, and G3 and G4 defects were reinforced with prolene mesh fixed(More)
This is a video submission for an interesting case A 66 year-old lady was previously repeated admitted for vomiting and aspiration pneumonia. EGD showed a suspected hiatal hernia with gastric volvus. Endoscopic reduction was performed and the patient was scheduled for operation. Intra-operatively, it was noted that there were no hiatal hernia but a left(More)
An incisional hernia may occur through the incision area following a surgical operation, through the trocar opening and even through drainage exit points. Various synthetic surgical meshes have recently been used for the surgical repair of incisional hernias. In this study, we analysed the burst strength forces of heavyweight mesh and lightweight mesh in an(More)
Schwannoma, (also called neurilemoma, neurinoma) is a benign tumor originating from nerve sheath of the Schwann cells. They rarely occur in gastrointestinal tract. We report a rare case of colonic schwannoma in a 38-year-old woman presenting with worsening right-sided pelvic pain, discovered after laparoscopic right-colon resection performed after the(More)
Introduction: The choice of operation for hernia is often based on hernia's clinical and anatomical characteristics. However, pathogenesis of hernias, which can be attributed mostly to collagen tissue disease, is often ignored. It is, in line with tactical and technical pitfalls, complications and inadequate physical activity in early postoperative period,(More)
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