Background: Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG) is currently the most frequently
performed bariatric procedure in Turkey. The goal of weight reduction
surgery is not only to decrease excess weight, but also to improve obesity
related comorbidities and quality of life (QoL). Aim: To evaluate the impact of LSG on patient quality of life, weight loss, and
comorbidities associated with morbid obesity according to the updated BAROS
criteria. Methods: Eleven hundred thirty-eight adult patients were undergone to LSG by our
bariatric surgery team between January 2013 and January 2016. A
questionnaire (The Bariatric Analysis and Reporting Outcome System - BAROS)
was published on social media. The data on postoperative complications were
collected from hospital database. Results: Number of respondants was 562 (49.4%). Six of 1138 patients(0.5%) had
leakage. All patients who had leakage were respondants. The overall
complication rate was 7.7%. After a mean period of 7.4±5.3 months(1-30),
mean excess weight loss was 71.3±27.1% (10.2-155.4). The respondants
reported 772 comorbidities. Of these, 162 (30%) were improved, and 420
(54.4%) were resolved. The mean scores for QoL were significantly increased
after LSG (range, p<0.05 to <0.001). Of the 562 patients, 26 (4.6%)
were classified as failures; 86 (15.3%) fair; 196 (34.9%) good; 144 (25.6%)
very good, and 110 (19.6%) excellent results according to the updated BAROS
scoring system. Conclusion: LSG is a highly effective bariatric procedure in the manner of weight
control, improvement in comorbidities and increasing of QoL in short- and
BACKGROUND:The aim of this study is to compare the effectiveness and success of early (acute) period local surgical intervention (unroofing-curettage) followed by dressing and secondary healing with the surgery performed in elective conditions (pilonidal sinus excision and Karydakis flap) following conventional abscess treatment (drainage-antibiotic therapy) in pilonidal sinus abscess cases.
The median arcuate ligament syndrome is a rare clinical condition with no standardized method of laparoscopic treatment. Exposure of the aorto-celiac axis might be considered as the most challenging part of the surgical procedure. It is important to secure total release while enabling adequate vision as the compressing musculofibrous ligament is located in the deepest part of the aorto-celiac hiatus. A 29-year-old male patient presenting with recurrent abdominal pain and diagnosed with the median arcuate ligament syndrome underwent laparoscopic surgery. The patient was discharged without problems on the fourth day after the surgery. In this case report we present a maneuver that enables easy and safe exposure of the celiac trunk.
Abdominal koza, primer ya da sekonder olarak bağırsak anslarının bir kısmının veya tamamının fibrokollajenöz bir membranla sarılması sonucu akut veya subakut intestinal obstruksiyon bulguları ile karşımıza çıkan ender bir ileus nedenidir. Kliniğimize ileus bulguları ile başvurarak abdominal koza nedeniyle opere ettiğimiz iki hastayı sunuyoruz.
Objective: In this study, we aimed to present patients who have developed suture reaction and were treated in our clinic following thyroidectomy operation.
Material and Methods:Patients who had been treated for suture reaction following thyroidectomy between January 2012 and December 2014 were retrospectively evaluated. The patients were analyzed in terms of their age, gender, duration of the symptoms, type of previous operation and treatment modality.
Results:Between January 2012 and December 2014, 559 thyroid/parathyroid operations were performed in our clinic. A total of 12 patients were admitted with suture reaction within this period thus yielding a suture reaction incidence of 2.1%. The mean age of these patients was 42±7.65 years, 75% of them were female while 25% of them were male. The types of previous operations were bilateral total thyroidectomy in 83.3%, lobectomy in 8.3% and near total thyroidectomy in 8.3% of the patients. The mean symptom duration was 7.2±4.3 (2-16) months. Two patients (16.7%) underwent a second surgical operation for suture reaction, while 10 patients (83.3%) were treated conservatively. None of the patients developed complications.
Conclusion:One of the most common complications that develop after thyroidectomy is bleeding. Ligation must be performed in order to prevent this complication. As it is known, surgical ligation with sutures may cause tissue reaction. Sutures that are absorbable and have a low risk for reaction formation should be chosen if suturing is preferred.
Purpose:Colonic pseudo obstruction disease commonly seen in the elderly, immobile patient group can cause serious mortality and morbidity. Our objective in this retrospective study is to share our clinical experience by evaluating patients with Ogilvie syndrome who were followed and treated in our clinic.Methods:Eleven cases with the diagnosis of Ogilvie syndrome followed up and treated between September 2010 and April 2013 were evaluated retrospectively. All the patients that had no symptoms of acute abdominal pain were initiated conservative treatment. Colonoscopic decompression was attempted for patients whose clinical pictures were not recovered. Patients underwent operation if they developed peritoneal irritation symptoms during these procedures and of their number of white blood cells seriously increased during the follow-up period.Results:A total of 11 patients were treated for Ogilvie syndrome. 6 of the patients underwent surgical treatment, and 5 were treated medically. Mortality developed in two patients. The main cause of mortality was a delay in diagnosis and additional severe underlying diseases. Seven patients were given Neostigmine. Of these, 2 patients required surgery and 3 patients responded to Neostigmine.Conclusion:Ogilvie syndrome is a rare cause of ileus of the colon. It is more common particularly in old patients with additional problems. If the disease is suspected and diagnosed early, unnecessary surgical interventions can be prevented with medical treatment choices.
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