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The laparoscopic approach has emerged in the search for a surgical technique to decrease the morbidity associated with conventional repair of ventral hernias. In this study we aimed to compare the results of our open and laparoscopic ventral hernia repairs prospectively. Between January 2001 and October 2005, a total of 46 patients diagnosed with ventral(More)
BACKGROUND Hypocalcemia caused by transient or definitive hypoparathyroidism is the most frequent complication after thyroidectomy. We aimed to compare the impact of incidental parathyroidectomy and serum vitamin D(3) level on postoperative hypocalcemia after total thyroidectomy (TT) or near total thyroidectomy (NTT). PATIENTS Two hundred consecutive(More)
Cytotoxic effects of ionizing radiation on gastrointestinal epithelium may be related to oxidative stress. In this study, we wanted to investigate the effects of selenium, vitamin E and selenium plus vitamin E pretreatments prior to whole abdominal irradiation on intestinal injury. Irradiation caused increased lipid peroxide and decreased GSH levels in the(More)
AIM Thyroidectomy creates a potential risk for all parathyroid glands and nerves. Nerve identification has decreased the rates of nerve injury during thyroidectomy. Intraoperative nerve monitoring (IONM) has been used as an adjunct to the visual identification of the nerve. The aim of this clinical trial is to evaluate the effect of the identification time(More)
CONTEXT Although some endocrine surgeons administer Lugol solution to decrease thyroid gland vascularity, there is still not an agreement on its effectiveness. OBJECTIVE The aims of this clinical trial are to evaluate thyroid blood flow and microvessel density in patients with Graves' disease who received Lugol solution treatment preoperatively. DESIGN(More)
In recent years, total or near-total thyroidectomy has emerged as a surgical option to treat patients with multinodular goiter, especially in endemic iodine-deficient regions. The aim of this study was to compare the complication rates of total and near-total thyroidectomy in multinodular goiter and the incidence of thyroid cancer requiring radioactive(More)
In adult invagination, the leading point is usually an organic lesion. It is mostly a benign lesion in enteric, ileocolic and ileocaecal invaginations, however in colocolic invaginations the leading point is often malign. In our patient we diagnosed an ileocolic invagination due to a caecal tumour, evidenced by CT (Computerized tomography) and colonoscopy.(More)
Radiation enteritis is a significant clinical problem in patients receiving ionizing radiation directed to the abdomen or pelvis. Although radiation is aimed to be directed against the malignant tissue, adjacent healthy tissues are also affected. The small intestine is the most sensitive organ to radiation. The present study was undertaken to investigate(More)
HYPOTHESIS Age, postoperative serum parathormone (PTH) level, and preoperative serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D(3) (25-OHD) level predict postoperative hypocalcemia after total thyroidectomy. DESIGN Prospective clinical trial. SETTING Tertiary referral center. PATIENTS One hundred thirty patients with nontoxic multinodular goiter. Patients were divided into(More)
To discuss the presentation, diagnosis, treatment, histopathological findings, and complications of patients who underwent thyroidectomy for substernal goiter in our surgical clinic. We retrospectively analyzed 170 patients with substernal goiters among 2650 patients undergoing surgical treatment for various thyroid diseases between 1990 and 2003. We(More)