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Disease Markers
Volume 35, Issue 6, Pages 807–810
Research Article

Ischemia Modified Albumin Can Predict Necrosis at Incarcerated Hernias

1General Surgery Department, Medical Faculty, Bezmialem Vakıf University Hospital, Adnan Menderes Bulvarı Vatan Caddesi, 34093 Fatih, İstanbul, Turkey
2Anesthesiology Department, Medical Faculty, Dokuz Eylül University, İzmir, Turkey
3General Surgery Department, Haseki Training and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey

Received 6 August 2013; Revised 25 October 2013; Accepted 7 November 2013

Academic Editor: Valeria Barresi

Copyright © 2013 Hüseyin Kadioğlu et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Purpose. To evaluate the predictive effect of IMA in incarcerated hernias. Methods. Three groups ( ) of rats were operated. Group I aimed to mimic incarceration, group II aimed the strangulation, and group III was the sham group. IMA and LDH measurements were made. Results. IMA levels were significantly higher in strangulation mimicking group and IMA levels were normal at postoperative 6th hour in incarceration mimicking group. LDH levels were significantly higher in both incarceration and strangulation mimicking groups. Conclusion. IMA seems to be an effective marker in incarcerated hernias to predict necrosis. But we need further studies to generalise this hypothesis.