Arda Işık1, Deniz Fırat2

1Department of General Surgery, Istanbul Medeniyet University School of Medicine, Istanbul, Turkey
2Clinic of General Surgery, Bursa Training and Research Hospital, Bursa, Turkey

Dear Editor,

We read the article “Most cited 100 articles from Turkey on abdominal wall her- nias: a bibliometric study” by Kulacoğlu et al (1). It is a very interesting, valuable and encouraging study for abdominal wall hernias especially for inguinal her- nias. However, we think a highly cited article from Turkey written by Isik et al. “Metalloproteinases and Their Inhibitors in Patients with Inguinal Hernia” (Figure 1) published at World Journal of Surgery in 2017 should be ranked (2). We attached the images of citations of Web of Science/Google Scholar (Figure 2-3) for their research in our country (3,4).


  1. Kulaçoğlu H, Celasin H. Most cited 100 articles from Turkey on abdom- inal wall hernias: a bibliometric study. Turk J Surg 2020; 36(2): 180-91.
  2. Isik A, Gursul C, Peker K, Aydın M, Fırat D, Yılmaz İ. Metalloproteinas- es and their inhibitors in patients with Inguinal Hernia. World J Surg 2017; 41(5): 1259-66.
  3. Web of Science-Clarivate Analytics.
  4. Google Scholar.