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BACKGROUND/AIMS Gastrocolic fistula has been associated with a variety of diseases. Causative factors are most commonly gastric/colonic cancers and benign gastric ulcers. Treatment modalities may change according to etiology. METHODS In this study, we present our cases with gastrocolic fistula and the treatment modalities utilized for this uncommon(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this article is to report our experience in the surgical treatment of arterial aneurysms in patients with Behçet disease. METHODS From October 2001 through May 2004, 18 arterial aneurysms were diagnosed in 16 Behçet patients. All patients were male. The patients ranged in age from 24 to 52 years (mean, 37.4 +/- 5.2 years). There were(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to evaluate the negative effects of the Pringle maneuver on pancreatic tissue with respect to the time of performing the maneuver. Moreover, the efficacy of octreotide therapy on pancreatic changes at the time of the Pringle maneuver was assessed. ANIMALS Fifty male Wistar Albino rats were randomized into 5 groups. (More)
INTRODUCTION Vascular intimal hyperplasia is associated with increased mortality and morbidity. The authors investigated the effects of atorvastatin on vascular intimal hyperplasia. MATERIALS AND METHODS Rats were divided into 4 groups. Groups 1, 2, and 3 had experimental aortic injury and received intraperitoneal injection of atorvastatin, solvent, or(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS The management of hydatid cyst of the liver, which is still endemic in Turkey, varies from medical treatment or percutaneous drainage to different surgical procedures. In this study, we aimed to compare the efficacy of radical surgical procedures and conservative interventions with respect to recurrence rates. METHODS Patients who(More)
PURPOSE The aim of this study was to compare De Vega semicircular annuloplasty and a new biodegradable ring annuloplasty technique in patients requiring surgical intervention for tricuspid valve disease with concomitant disease of the mitral valve. METHODS Between January 2004 and May 2008, 129 consecutive patients underwent annuloplasty procedures to(More)
Pancreatic lipomatosis is characterized as massive lipid infiltration of the pancreatic tissue. Although its etiology is ill defined; obesity, diabetes mellitus, chronic pancreatitis, hereditary pancreatitis, and conditions that cause pancreatic ductal obstruction, for example tumors and stones, are related to its pathogenesis. Recently, with the increased(More)
The aim of this study is to review our experience and results of carotid endarterectomy performed under local anesthesia. We evaluated 300 patients who had undergone carotid endarterectomy with local anesthesia in our department. Surgical indication, outcome, operative technique, and complications were assessed. The patients were 58.20+/-2.76 years old and(More)
Pneumatosis intestinalis (PI) is a rare clinical condition, which is commonly associated with mesenteric vascular ischemia, bowel obstruction, and chemotherapy. Although the pathophysiology of PI remains unclear, 2 theories, one mechanical and the other bacterial, have been proposed. Nonoperative medical treatment and observation should be considered in(More)
INTRODUCTION Lower limb ischemia may cause nonhealing ulcers, infection, amputation and even mortality in diabetic patients. In this study, we review our data of ischemic lower limb revascularization procedures in diabetic patients and present the early, mid- and long-term results. MATERIAL AND METHODS From March 2004 to September 2008, 83 patients with(More)