Yusuf Yağmur

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AIM To document unusual findings in appendectomy specimens. METHODS The clinicopathological data of 5262 patients who underwent appendectomies for presumed acute appendicitis from January 2006 to October 2010 were reviewed retrospectively. Appendectomies performed as incidental procedures during some other operation were excluded. We focused on 54(More)
Gossypiboma is a term used to describe a retained surgical swab in the body after a surgical procedure. Gossypiboma is a rare surgical complication, but can cause significant morbidity and mortality. It may be a diagnostic dilemma with associated medico-legal implications, and is usually discovered during the first few days after surgery; however, it may(More)
This paper provides an overview of the literature on appendicular tuberculosis (ATB) between 1909 and 2010. We present two cases of primary ATB and a literature review of studies on ATB published in English and accessed via the Pubmed and Google Scholar databases. One hundred fifty-five published cases of ATB were reviewed, and two patients with primary(More)
The purpose of the present study was to determine whether a correlation exits between the main trauma scoring systems and the activation of inflammatory cells and mediators such as interleukin-(IL-) 1beta, IL-6, IL-8 and tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-alpha) after trauma, and moreover to assess if any of these can be used to predict the outcome in(More)
The aim of this study was to evaluate the relation between severity of injury and the early activation of interleukins in multiple-injured patients. Ninety-nine patients with multiple injuries were included in this prospective study. Plasma levels of interleukin (IL)-1, IL-2, IL-6, IL-8 and TNF-alpha were measured. Injury Severity Score (ISS), Revised(More)
There were 329 trauma related deaths in Diyarbakir in 1997. Of these 226 were male (69%) and 103 were female (31%). The median age was 20 years old (range 1-82 years). Of the deaths, 30.5% were under 10, 51% were under 20 and 67% were under 30 years old. Two hundred and eleven deaths occurred in the hospital while 118 deaths occurred prehospital.(More)
While tuberculosis (TB) has been found in many parts of the body, involvement of the thyroid gland is rare. In this study we describe the clinicopathological characteristics of seven patients with primary thyroid tuberculosis (TTB). This report is a retrospective case study of seven patients with thyroid tuberculosis who were treated surgically in our(More)
Purpose: Intestinal perforation due to blunt abdominal trauma is rarely seen in children and delayed diagnosis is a major concern. Because the potential risk factors affecting morbidity are not well known, we evaluated whether diagnostic delay increases morbidity in gastrointestinal perforation from blunt abdominal trauma in children. Methods: Twenty-nine(More)
AIM To give an overview of the literature on left-sided acute appendicitis (LSAA) associated with situs inversus totalis (SIT) and midgut malrotation (MM). METHODS We present a new case of LSAA with SIT and a literature review of studies published in the English language on LSAA, accessed via PubMed and Google Scholar databases. RESULTS Ninety-five(More)
Anorectal injuries (ARI) are rare in childhood and yet occur due to sexual abuse and firearm injuries in developed countries. The labeling of ARI remains controversial in spite of a number of divergent reports over the past decade. We evaluated the surgical indications for primary repair of ARI without stoma, and also the potential risk factors affecting(More)