Soykan Arıkan

Istanbul Training and Research Hospital, İstanbul, Istanbul, Turkey

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Publications (2)1.07 Total impact

  • Türkan Dübüş, Baki Doğan, Soykan Arıkan
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    ABSTRACT: Metastatic diseases of thyroid are rarely seen. For the patients who had previous malignancy in their history, metastatic lesions should not be ignored in the differential diagnosis of massive lesions in the thyroid gland, even the primary tumor was treated years ago. In this article, we present a case with lung adenocarcinoma which was metastatic to the thyroid gland.
    Kulak burun bogaz ihtisas dergisi: KBB = Journal of ear, nose, and throat 03/2012; 22(2):109-11.
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    ABSTRACT: This prospective, randomized, controlled clinical study aimed to assess the perioperative and long-term results of primary inguinal hernia repair and to compare the results for a totally extraperitoneal (TEP) procedure with the results of patients undergoing darn plication. For this study, 166 patients with unilateral inguinal hernias were randomly assigned to undergo either TEP (n=78) or darn plication (n=88). The mean operation time for darn plication (16±14.7 minutes) was significantly shorter than TEP hernioplasty (42.1±35.6 minutes, P=.007), but the postoperative recovery time and return to work were significantly less shorter for TEP (P=.001). The frequencies of complications (11.5% versus 12.5%) and recurrences (2.5% versus 3.4%) were approximately equal in the two groups. The frequency of chronic groin pain (2.5% versus 14.1%, P=.008) and numbness (1.2% versus 6.8%, P=.01) was significantly lower in the TEP group. The majority of patients (92%) receiving TEP reported being "very satisfied" with the outcome of surgery compared with only 68 (77.2%) "very satisfied" patients in the darn group (P=.01). TEP repair is comparable to darn plication in terms of complications and recurrences. Unilateral TEP can be safely and efficiently accomplished in less than 45 minutes, even during the initial learning phase. TEP is more comfortable for patients and results in earlier ambulation and return to work. The qualitative accounts given by the patients also support the advantages of TEP in postoperative period.
    Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques 09/2011; 21(7):583-8. · 1.07 Impact Factor

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  • 2012
    • Istanbul Training and Research Hospital
      İstanbul, Istanbul, Turkey