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We report a 31-year-old woman with Crohn's disease complicated by multiple stenoses and internal fistulas clinically misdiagnosed as small bowel endometriosis, due to the patient's perimenstrual symptoms of mechanical subileus for 3 years; at first monthly, but later continuous, and gradually increasing in severity. We performed an exploratory laparotomy(More)
BACKGROUND Pyrrolidine dithiocarbamate (PDTC) is a low-molecular-weight thiol antioxidant and potent inhibitor of nuclear factor-kappaB (NF-kappaB) activation. It has been shown to attenuate harmful effects of ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) injury in many organs. In recent animal studies, destructive effects of reperfusion injury has been demonstrated. In this(More)
Primary neuroendocrine carcinoma of the breast is an extremely rare tumor. We present our experience of primary neuroendocrine carcinoma of the breast in a 76-year-old woman. Surgical biopsies from breast and axillary lymphadenopathy showed a neuroendocrine carcinoma. Immunohistochemical staining of tumor cells with GCDFP15, NSE and chromogranin were(More)
A 52-year-old woman presented with a palpable nodule in the right axilla. Physical examination revealed a 2.5 x 2.5 cm, nontender, firm, brownish, and peripherally hyperemic mass with overlying skin retraction on the right anterior axillary fold. Bilateral mammogram was negative. Ultrasonography of the right axillary region showed a 1.8 x 1.1 cm, poorly(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Choledochal cysts are rare congenital anomalies of the pancreaticobiliary system, whose etiology remains unknown. We aimed to review patients with choledochal cysts and to compare our results with current literature. METHODOLOGY Twenty-three patients diagnosed as having choledochal cysts between January 2004 and July 2010 were evaluated(More)
Pyrrolidine dithiocarbamate (PDTC) is a low-molecular thiol antioxidant and potent inhibitor of nuclear factor-κB (NF-κB) activation. In recent animal studies, the delaying effect of intraperitoneal sepsis on healing of colonic anastomoses has been demonstrated. In this study, we aimed to investigate the effects of PDTC on healing of colonic anastomoses in(More)
Hydatid disease can occur in all viscera and soft tissues, although the liver and the lungs are the organs most commonly involved. Isolated splenic involvement with the disease is extremely rare. Splenic hydatid cysts may suppurate, fistulise to adjacent organs, or rupture into the peritonaeal cavity. However, acute, massive lower gastrointestinal bleeding(More)
BACKGROUND Abdominal aortic surgery can cause ischemic/reperfusion (I/R) injury not only in the lower limbs but also in remote organs such as kidneys. Venous blood volume exclusion from the inferior vena cava (phlebotomy) or/and mannitol are used as a treatment for I/R injury of kidney in humans, despite the fact that the effectiveness of these treatments(More)
BACKGROUND Tempol (Sigma-Aldrich, Steinheim, Germany) is a stable piperidine nitroxide of low molecular weight that permeates biologic membranes and scavenges superoxide anions in vitro. In recent animal studies, the delaying effect of intraperitoneal sepsis on the healing of colonic anastomoses has been shown. In this study we aimed to investigate the(More)
PURPOSE We aimed to investigate the effects of caffeic acid phenethyl ester (CAPE) on wound healing in left colonic anastomoses in the presence of intraperitoneal sepsis induced by cecal ligation and puncture (CLP) in a rodent model. METHODS This experimental study was conducted on 48 male Wistar albino rats. The animals were randomly allocated into four(More)