Publications by authors named "Serkan Uysal"

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A-rare-case of h-type tracheoesophageal fistula treated with slide tracheoplasty.

Tuberk Toraks 2020 Dec;68(4):449-452

Department of Thoracic Surgery, Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey.

Tracheoesophageal fistulas (TEFs) are abnormal connections between the esophagus and tra-chea and are associated with atresia of the esophagus in most cases. Herein, we present a case of H-type TEF in a young woman which is successfully treated with slide tracheoplasty technique.
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http://dx.doi.org/10.5578/tt.69990DOI Listing
December 2020

Efficacy of uniportal video-assisted thoracoscopic pericardial window creation using two lung ventilation in chronic large pericardial effusions.

J Pak Med Assoc 2020 Oct;70(10):1742-11747

Department of Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, Bulent Ecevit University, Zonguldak, Turkey.

Objective: To demonstrate that two lung ventilation under general anaesthesia may also be safely performed to create pericardial window with uniportal video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery.

Method: The single-centre, retrospective, comparative study was conducted at Bulent Ecevit University, Zonguldak, Turkey, comprised data from March 2011 to March 2018 of patients with recurrent and/or with chronic large pericardial effusions unresponsive to medical therapy and/or to pericardiocentesis and who underwent pericardial window creation with uniportal video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery. Group 1 had data of patients in whom pericardial windows were created under general anaesthesia, while group 2 had patients with two lung ventilation. Parameters compared between the groups were gender, age, operation side, operation time amount of drainage, complication, recurrences and survival. Data was analysed using SPSS 19.

Results: Of the 20 patients, 9(45%) were males and 11(55%) were females. Group 1 had 14(70%) patients, while group 2 had 6(30%). The age of patients in group 2 was significantly higher than those in group 1 (p=0.041). There was no significant difference between the groups with respect to gender, amount of drainage, operation time and post-operative complications (p>0.05). There was no recurrence or mortality in either of the two groups.

Conclusions: Pericardial window could be created safely with video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery under two lung ventilation for patients carrying high risk for one lung ventilation.
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http://dx.doi.org/10.5455/JPMA.28968DOI Listing
October 2020

The Efficacy and Safety of Different Sericin Doses for Pleurodesis.

Arch Bronconeumol 2020 04 5;56(4):225-233. Epub 2020 Mar 5.

SBU, Turkiye Yuksek Ihtisas Training and Research Hospital, Thoracic Surgery and Lung Transplantation Clinic, Ankara, Turkey.

Background: The aim of present study is to compare the effectiveness, side-effect potential of different doses of sericin pleurodesis.

Methods: Adult, male, 12-week-old, Wistar-albino rats (n=52), were randomly-divided into four-groups, referred to A, B, C and D. Sericin was administrated at different doses through left thoracotomy, with 15mg sericin to Group-A, 30mg to Group-B and 45mg to Group-C. Group-D was assigned as control group. The rats were sacrificed 12 days later. Left-hemithorax, heart, liver and kidney were examined pathologically.

Results: No foreign body reaction in the parenchyma was observed in any of the rats, while emphysema was least common in Group-B (P<.05). Multi-layer mesothelium of both pleura was most common in Group-B, while fibrosis and fibrin organization within the visceral-pleura was more successful in all of sericin treated groups than in control group (P<.05), with neither Group-A, Group-B nor Group-C being superior to each other. In the examination of collagen fibers using Masson's trichrome, "dense collagen fibers" were found in all three sericin treated groups, and differences between Groups-A, -B, -C and the control group were significant (P<.05). The probability of observing pyknotic nucleus and balloon degeneration in liver increased with increasing sericin doses (P<.05). Glomerular degeneration in kidney and the findings of pericarditis were most common in Group-C (P<.05).

Conclusion: The target should be to maximize efficacy while minimizing the likelihood of side-effects. The intrapleural administration of sericin 30mg performs better due to multi-layer mesothelial reaction being higher and emphysema being lower in Group-B, to the fewer side-effects affecting the kidney and heart, and liver toxicity not being higher.
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.arbres.2019.06.012DOI Listing
April 2020

Surgical repair of a sternal cleft malformation.

Turk Gogus Kalp Damar Cerrahisi Derg 2019 Oct 23;27(4):597-600. Epub 2019 Oct 23.

Pediatric Intensive Care, Hacettepe University School of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey.

Sternal cleft is a unique congenital chest wall malformation that results from failure of sternal fusion early in the embryological development. Surgical correction is advised both to protect mediastinal structures and to restore respiratory dynamics. Early surgical correction, preferably in the neonatal period, is recommended in order to benefit from the elasticity of the thoracic cage. In this article, we present a two-month-old female patient with a superior V-shaped sternal cleft, which was successfully corrected with posterior periosteal flap, sliding chondroplasty and cartilage graft interposition techniques.
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http://dx.doi.org/10.5606/tgkdc.dergisi.2019.18175DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7018151PMC
October 2019

Does Sericin, as a Novel Pleurodesis Agent, Have Higher Effectiveness Compared to Talcum Powder, Doxycycline, and Silver Nitrate Pleurodesis?

Arch Bronconeumol 2019 07 22;55(7):357-367. Epub 2018 Nov 22.

SBU, Turkiye Yuksek Ihtisas Training and Research Hospital, Thoracic Surgery and Lung Transplantation Clinic, Ankara, Turkey.

Introduction: The usefulness of sericin as pleurodesis agent has previously been described. Present study aims to compare sericin pleurodesis regarding success, effectiveness, tolerability, and side-effects.

Methods: Adult, 12-week-old Wistar-albino rats (n=60), divided to five groups as sericin, talcum-powder, doxycycline, silver-nitrate and control. Agents were administrated through left thoracotomy, rats sacrificed twelve-days after.

Results: Highest ratio of collagen fibers was observed in sericin group, and the intensity was higher than talcum-powder group (p<0.05). Compared to silver nitrate, sericin group displayed better mesothelial reaction, and multi-layer mesothelium was also better (p<0.05). Foreign body reaction and emphysema were less frequent in sericin group (p<0.05). The presence of biological tissue in parenchyma was less prominent in sericin group (p<0.05). Foreign body reaction on thoracic wall was less common in sericin group (p<0.05). Presence of biological tissue glue in thoracic wall was less prominent in sericin group (p<0.05). Glomerular degeneration was lower in sericin group compared to the silver nitrate group (p<0.05), and tubular degeneration was less common in sericin group than talcum group (p<0.05). Pericarditis was less common in sericin group compared to the other groups (p<0.05).

Conclusion: As an intrinsic, natural glue protein, sericin protects the lung parenchyma and tissues, and its glue-like characteristics enable pleurodesis. The success of sericin in pleurodesis was demonstrated in the present study based on investigations of the pleurae. Being cost-effective and better tolerated agent associated with a low potential of side effects, sericin is more effective, less expensive and provides more lung parenchyma protection.
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.arbres.2018.10.003DOI Listing
July 2019

Serratus Anterior Plane (SAP) Block Used for Thoracotomy Analgesia: A Case Report.

Korean J Pain 2016 Jul 1;29(3):189-92. Epub 2016 Jul 1.

AİBÜ İzzet Baysal Education and Research Hospital, Thoracic Surgery, Bolu, Turkey.

Thoracotomy is a surgical technique used to reach the thoracic cavity. Management of pain due to thoracotomy is important in order to protect the operative respiratory reserves and decrease complications. For thoracotomy pain, blocks (such as thoracic epidural, paravertebral, etc.) and pleural catheterization and intravenous drugs (such as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs [NSAIDs], and opioids, etc., can be used. We performed a serratus anterior plane (SAP) block followed by catheterization for thoracotomy pain. We used 20 ml 0.25% bupivacaine for analgesia in a patient who underwent wedge resection for a lung malignancy. We provided analgesia for a period of close to seven hours for the patient, whose postoperative VAS (visual analog scale) scores were recorded. We believe that an SAP block is effective and efficient for the management of pain after thoracotomy.
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http://dx.doi.org/10.3344/kjp.2016.29.3.189DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4942648PMC
July 2016

Long and wrong way: Unintended pericardial catheter insertion through stomach.

J Cardiol Cases 2014 Aug 19;10(2):66-68. Epub 2014 Jun 19.

Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Hacettepe University School of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey.

Complications of percutaneous pericardial catheter insertion for pericardial effusion are rare. We describe a rare complication of percutaneous pericardial catheter insertion that penetrated the stomach and diaphragm before getting into the pericardial sac in a patient with lymphoma. The misplaced catheter was extracted surgically and subxiphoid pericardial tube insertion with pleural pericardial window was performed. < Although similar outcomes have been reported with both percutaneous and subxiphoid techniques, major complications may arise with the percutaneous technique. This case emphasizes that percutaneous pericardial catheter insertion may have serious complications and these procedures should be performed by experienced clinicians with the standby of a cardiac team.>.
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jccase.2014.05.002DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6281733PMC
August 2014

Additional biliary cannulation methods in patients with juxtapapillary duodenal diverticula.

Dig Dis Sci 2012 Nov 22;57(11):2982-7. Epub 2012 May 22.

Department of Gastroenterology, Türkiye Yüksek İhtisas Hospital, Ankara, Turkey.

Background And Aims: Juxtapapillary diverticula (JPD) can increase the difficulty of biliary cannulation. A number of additional methods have been defined in case of failed cannulation attempt by standard technique. We aimed to investigate the more commonly preferred and practical additional methods among them.

Methods: A total of 1,205 endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatographies (ERCP) performed during a study period of 14 months were prospectively entered into a database. Of these, 222 (18 %) had JPD (123 women, 99 men, mean age 69 years) and 983 had no diverticula (523 women, 460 men, mean age 57 years). Additional cannulation methods used in patients with JPD were recorded. Biliary cannulation time, total procedure time, use of pre-cut papillotomy, and therapeutic success of ERCP were compared between the groups as well.

Results: Biliary cannulation was performed by standard technique in 210 patients with JPD (94.5 %). Cannulation was achieved by placement of a guidewire into the pancreatic duct in 6 (2.7 %) and use of two devices in one channel in 2 (0.9 %) patients. There was no significant difference between the total procedure time and therapeutic success of ERCP between the groups. Cannulation time was significantly longer in patients with JPD. Pre-cut papillotomy was performed less in patients with JPD.

Conclusion: Presence of JPD does not decrease the therapeutic success of ERCP. Placement of a guidewire in the pancreatic duct or use of two-devices-in-one-channel are practical, successful, safe, and preferred methods which can be used in patients with failed cannulation by standard technique.
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10620-012-2246-9DOI Listing
November 2012

Fatal rhinocerebral mucormycosis under the shade of hepatic encephalopathy.

Ann Hepatol 2010 Oct-Dec;9(4):462-4

Department of Gastroenterology, Türkiye Yüksek Ihtisas Hospital, Ankara, Turkey.

Mucormycosis is an acutely fatal infection that occurs in immuncompromised patients. Cirrhosis is an acquired immune deficiency state and those patients are more prone to develop opportunistic infections. A 42-years-old cirrhotic man was admitted to our gastroenterology clinic with hepatic encephalopathy. Although he recovered from encephalopathy with supportive measurements, he developed paresthesia on the face. He was diagnosed with rhinocerebral mucormycosis and antifungal therapy was administered. Surgical treatment couldn.t be performed because of his bleeding diathesis and poor general condition. He succumbed on the 12th day of his admission.
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February 2011