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Our journal is the official publication of Inonu University Medical Faculty and published uninterruptedly for 25 years. It was first published as the name of Inonu University Medical Journal and later as Journal of Turgut Ozal Medical Center. During its publication period, the journal accepted Turkish or English articles for publication.

Abstracting in an international index is just a paramount objective in the 25th year of the journal. Because of this goal, it was necessary to make a decision both in terms of journal name and publication language. It was important in this respect that the name of a general medical journal should be related to medicine again and it should be in English. For these reasons, the name of the journal was switched to Annals of Medical Research and its publication language is changed to in English. The logo of the journal was chosen as an apricot, which is the symbol of our city Malatya, the world capital of apricot. I hope the journal succeeds with its new name. Annals of Medical Research is published monthly.



Comparison of intracorporeal or extracorporeal placement of stapler anvil in colorectal NOSE surgery (p.15-22)

Comparison of intracorporeal or extracorporeal placement of stapler anvil in colorectal NOSE surgery (p.15-22)

Ersin Gundogan, Cuneyt Kayaalp
Inonu University Faculty of Medicine, Department of Gastroenterology Surgery, Malatya, Turkey

Copyright © 2020 by authors and Annals of Medical Research Publishing Inc.


Aim: The aim of this study is to compare the results of the patients for whom intracorporeal or extracorporeal anvil insertions were performed. Natural orifice specimen extraction (NOSE) surgery has been started from the 21st century onwards in order to reduce wound-related complications of laparoscopy. Two types of anvil placements, including intracorporeal or extracorporeal placements, are used in the application of NOSE, which is combined with distal colorectal surgery.
Material and Methods: We retrospectively collected the data from 77 patients who underwent laparoscopic distal colorectal surgery combined with NOSE in our clinic between 2013 and 2019. Patients were evaluated in two groups as intra-corporeal and extracorporeal. Selection of the technique was based on the length of sigmoid colon and mesocolon. Demographic data, operative findings, pathological results and follow-up information were evaluated.
Results: Of 77 patients who underwent distal colorectal surgery and circular stapler anastomosis; 44 were in the intracorporeal group and 33 were in the extracorporeal group. There was no difference between the two groups in terms of gender, age, BMI, comorbidity, and abdominal operation history of patients. The number of patients undergoing low anterior resection was higher in the extracorporeal group, and also the number of patients undergoing anterior resection was higher in the intracorporeal group. Peroperative findings, intraoperative and postoperative complications of patients were similar in both groups. The postoperative first-day pain scale was lower in the intracorporeal group (3.3±2.1 vs. 4.4±2.3, p=0.03). No significant difference was found between the two groups in other pain scales and cosmetic scores. The oncologic results were similar during the mean follow-up of 35.5±24.1 months.
Conclusion: Although anvil placement techniques are not interchangeable, it is seen that neither method predominates the other in cases where both are suitable.

Keywords: Minimally invasive surgery; NOSE; colon cancer; low anterior; colectomy; transanal; transvaginal; laparoscopic colorectal surgery



doi: 10.5455/annalsmedres.2020.01.055


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Annals of Medical Research is the scientific official journal of the Inonu University Faculty of Medicine. It is published monthly. The essential aim of the Annals of Medical Research is to publish scientifically high quality clinical and experimental research articles on fields of medicine which can contribute to the literature data. In addition, review articles, case reports, editorials, letters to the editors and manuscripts on publication ethics and medical history, which can contribute to the education and practices of physicians and health sector professionals within the scope of the journal’s target audience and which can increase the level of scientific communication between the authors and readers, are included in the scope of the journal.


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