Altinyazar H.C. | Kargi E. | Özen Ö. | Koca R. | Babucçu O.
Letter | 2003 | Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery112 ( 3 ) , pp.927 - 928
[No abstract available]
Kargi E. | Yeşilli Ç. | Akduman B. | Babucçu O. | Hoşnuter M. | Mungan A.
Article | 2003 | Urology62 ( 5 ) , pp.928 - 931
Objectives. To evaluate the efficacy of fascia lata graft in the repair of secondary urethral fistulas. Urethral fistulas may result from a complication of hypospadias repair. The treatment of urethral fistulas is quite challenging. Methods. This technique was used in 8 patients between 2000 and 2002. All patients had undergone hypospadias repair and had recurrent fistula formation. A 2 × 2-cm fascia lata graft was harvested from the lateral aspect of the thigh. After repair of the fistula, the fascia lata graft was placed between the urethra and skin. The mean age of the patients was 8 years (range 5 to 13). Results. During 8 to 22 . . . months (average 11) of follow-up, no recurrence of urethral fistula was observed. No complications occurred, and patients were completely satisfied with the results. Conclusions. The results of this study show that the fascia lata graft can be used for the closure of urethral fistula secondary to hypospadias repair. Additional studies are warranted. © 2003 Elsevier Inc Daha fazlası Daha az
Hosnuter M. | Babucçu O. | Kargi E. | Altinyazar C.
Article | 2003 | Annals of Plastic Surgery50 ( 4 ) , pp.398 - 402
To enhance skin flap viability, pharmacological and ischemic preconditioning methods were investigated intensively. This study was designed to determine whether combined local dexamethasone administration and pedicle clamping would result in an additive enhancement of skin flap survival in the rat model. Twenty-eight male Sprague-Dawley rats were included in dexamethasone injection, clamping, clamping plus dexamethasone injection, and control groups. A rectangular random skin flap (3 x 11 cm) was outlined as bipedicled on the back of the animals. The dexamethasone or saline injection points in the flap were standardized. In the dexa . . .methasone injection group, after raising the flaps, a total of 2.5 mg/kg dexamethasone was injected into the flaps. In the ischemic preconditioning group, 1 hour after saline injection, the cranial pedicle was clamped for 20 minutes and then 40 minutes reperfusion was performed. The clamping-plus-dexamethasone injection group was the same as the clamping group except dexamethasone was injected instead of the saline. In the control group, saline was injected instead of dexamethasone. Regardless of the group, all flaps were cut at the cranial side at the end of the 2 hours and were sutured back. On day 7, the surviving area was significantly greater in all experimental groups compared with the control group (p < 0.05). Furthermore, the clamping-plus-dexamethasone group demonstrated the highest flap viability Daha fazlası Daha az
Kargi E. | Güngör E. | Verdi M. | Kuiaçogiu S. | Erdogan B. | Alli N. | Altunkaya S.A.
Letter | 2003 | Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery111 ( 5 ) , pp.1760 - 1762
[No abstract available]
Kargi E. | Koca R. | Şahin D.A. | Akin A.
Letter | 2003 | Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery112 ( 4 ) , pp.1183 - 1185
[No abstract available]
Hoşnuter M. | Kargi E. | Babucçu O. | Babucçu B. | Işikdemi¸r A.
Letter | 2003 | Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery111 ( 6 ) , pp.2117 - 2118
[No abstract available]
Babuccu O. | Kargi E. | Hoşnuter M. | Dogan B.G.
Article | 2003 | Kulak burun bogaz ihtisas dergisi : KBB = Journal of ear, nose, and throat11 ( 1 ) , pp.17 - 20
We presented a case of Kaposi's sarcoma that occurred in the external ear of a 36-year-old Caucasian man. He was otherwise healthy without a history of any predisposing factors. He had a nodular lesion in the left ear, of three-month duration. The lesion was excised completely. Histologic and immunohistologic findings were consistent with a diagnosis of Kaposi's sarcoma. Serologic analyses were negative for anti-HIV antibody and anti-cytomegalovirus IgM and IgG and blood count was normal. Differential count of leucocytes and immunoglobulin electrophoresis were normal. During a two-year follow-up, no recurrences, development of new l . . .esions, or HIV seroconversion were detected. To our knowledge, this case is the first to report a solitary lesion of Kaposi's sarcoma occurring in the helix of the ear in a healthy young patient Daha fazlası Daha az
Kargi E. | Hoşnuter M. | Babucçu O. | Altunkaya H. | Altinyazar C.
Article | 2003 | Annals of Plastic Surgery51 ( 6 ) , pp.570 - 574
A double-blind, randomized study was designed to determine the efficacy of dexamethasone in decreasing periorbital edema and ecchymosis after rhinoplasty. Sixty rhinoplasty patients undergoing hump resection and lateral osteotomy were included in the study and were divided into 6 groups: group 1 (n = 10), single dose of 8 mg intravenous (IV) dexamethasone 1 hour before the operation; group 2 (n = 10), single dose of 8 mg IV dexamethasone at the beginning of the operation; group 3 (n = 10), 3 doses of 8 mg IV dexamethasone 1 hour before the operation, and 24 and 48 hours after the operation; group 4 (n = 10), 3 doses of 8 mg IV dexam . . .ethasone at the beginning of the operation, and 24 and 48 hour after the operation; group 5 (n = 10), 3 doses of 8 mg IV dexamethasone immediately after the operation, and 24 and 48 hours after the operation; group 6 (n = 10), control, no dexamethasone administration before or after the operation. Intraoperative blood loss was recorded for each patient. Patients were evaluated at 24 hours and days 2, 5, 7, and 10. For the postoperative evaluation of periorbital ecchymosis and edema, a scale of 0 to 4 points was used. There was no significant difference between groups in terms of bleeding (P > 0.05). In the groups using steroid before osteotomy, edema and ecchymosis were significantly lower during the first 2 days compared with the control group (P < 0.05). No significant difference was seen between groups 1 and 2. When patients were evaluated on day 5, edema and ecchymosis were significantly lower in groups 3 and 4 (P < 0.05) compared with other groups, but there was no difference between them. Group 5 had a significantly higher level of edema and ecchymosis compared with groups 1 through 4 at 24 hours and at days 2, 5, and 7 (P > 0.05). There was no significant difference between groups on day 10. In conclusion, if the first dose is given before osteotomy, triple-dose steroid application is the best bet for decreasing postoperative edema and ecchymosis. None of the patients had any complications related to the use of dexamethasone Daha fazlası Daha az
Babuccu O. | Özen Ö.I. | Hoşnuter M. | Kargi E. | Babuccu B.
Article | 2003 | Diagnostic Cytopathology29 ( 1 ) , pp.33 - 37
Hoşnuter M. | Kargi E. | Babucçu O. | Yenidünya S.
Article | 2003 | Kulak burun bogaz ihtisas dergisi : KBB = Journal of ear, nose, and throat10 ( 4 ) , pp.167 - 170
Lipoma of the deep lobe of the parotid gland is extremely rare. A forty-two-year-old man presented with a painless, soft, and slow-growing mass in the left preauricular area. Ultrasonography and computed tomography findings were consistent with lipoma. The patient was treated with superficial parotidectomy and total excision of the mass with preservation of the facial nerve. Histologic findings confirmed the diagnosis. No recurrences were detected during 1.5 years in the postoperative period.