V. M. Istemihan Genc

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Although a variety of nutritional indices have been found to be valuable in predicting patient outcome when used alone, there is no consensus on the best method for assessing the nutritional status of hospitalized patients. Therefore, the aim of this study was to assess the nutritional status of a cohort of patients who underwent major elective surgery(More)
INTRODUCTION Fournier's gangrene was originally described as scrotal gangrene in young males. Today, it is generally accepted as synergistic necrotizing fasciitis of perineal, genital, or perianal regions, and the epidemiologic data have changed. However, there are still limited data about females due to the lack of female patients, even in large case(More)
OBJECTIVES Breast hamartoma is an uncommon breast tumor that accounts for approximately 4.8% of all benign breast masses. The pathogenesis is still poorly understood and breast hamartoma is not a well-known disorder, so its diagnosis is underestimated by clinicians and pathologists. This study was designed to present our experience with breast hamartoma,(More)
BACKGROUND Laparoscopic donor nephrectomy (LDN) has become the gold standard in many kidney transplantation centers seeking to increase the number of potential live donors. This study was designed to compare the health surveys and graft functions between LDN and open donor nephrectomy (ODN). METHODS We retrospectively analyzed all patients who underwent(More)
Primary and metastatic tumors of the spleen are uncommon, excluding involvement by lymphoma. Isolated spleen metastasis from other organs is a rare incident. Herein, we report the case of a 59-year-old man who developed isolated splenic metastasis from ascending colon cancer. The patient underwent right hemicolectomy for T3N1M0 tumor of the ascending colon.(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Recent epidemiologic studies mentioned a shift from left to right in colorectal cancer. We searched our hospital database to try to give an insight into the patient characteristics and also optimize the screening programs in our country. METHODOLOGY A total of 1771 colorectal cancer patients were identified and analyzed. Patients' gender,(More)
Prosthetic repair of inguinal hernias has low recurrence and infection rates in practice. However, surgical site infection is still a potential complication. A limited number of cases have been reported to date describing late-onset deep mesh infection following prosthetic repairs. We herein report a new case of postherniorrhaphy infection with a very late(More)
OBJECTIVE Laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC) has become the gold standard for the surgical treatment of gallbladder disease, but conversion to open cholecystectomy is still inevitable in certain cases. Knowledge of the rate and impact of the underlying reasons for conversion could help surgeons during preoperative assessment and improve the informed consent(More)
OBJECTIVES This study was designed to assess the effects of exercise on the portal venous system in splenectomized adults. BACKGROUND Splenectomy is a surgical intervention commonly performed at surgery clinics and recognized as a cause of portal vein thrombosis. Intensive exercise increases blood flow to the contracting muscles, causes hypercoagulability(More)
BACKGROUND Morbidity and mortality due to anastomotic complications in gastrointestinal surgery remain important problems. The tissue adhesive N-butyl-2-cyanoacrylate (NB2CA) is used in many fields of surgery. This study was designed to assess the effects of NB2CA on high-level jejunojejunostomy. MATERIALS AND METHODS Forty male albino Wistar rats were(More)