Ahmet Celal Iplikcioglu

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OBJECT Chronic subdural hematomas (SDHs) are a local inflammatory process that causes the formation of a granulation tissue often referred to as the external or outer membrane. This membrane has abnormally permeable macrocapillaries. Therefore, exudation from the macrocapillaries in the outer membrane of chronic SDH may play an important role in the(More)
Distal anterior cerebral artery (ACA) aneurysms are rare, and constitute approximately 1.5% to 9% of all intracranial aneurysms. They show some unique features compared with other aneurysms in the cerebral circulation and are frequently treated with a different technique. Twenty-six of 364 patients with cerebral aneurysms treated at our department between(More)
BACKGROUND An association between meningioma, breast cancer, and increased growth of meningiomas during pregnancy, and the luteal phase of the menstrual cycle have been shown in previous reports, but the mechanisms still remain unclear. These data suggest that sex steroids and growth factors may have a role in the growth of meningiomas. This is an important(More)
We tested the hypothesis that 5 cm H2O of positive end-expiratory pressure (PEEP) reduces the incidence of pneumocephalus in patients who undergo spinal intradural tumor surgery. Fifty-three ASA I to III patients who underwent thoracolumbar intradural tumor surgery between the years 2003 and 2006 were included in this study. All patients received propofol,(More)
BACKGROUND Antifibrinolytic therapy is effective in preventing rebleeding in cases of aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH). The major disadvantage of this therapy is the increase in ischemic complications, which is supposed to be due to cerebral vasospasm. In this study the effect of short-term antifibrinolytic therapy on arterial vessel narrowing after(More)
A 28-year-old woman presented with a rare primary epidural hemangioma without adjacent vertebral involvement manifesting as progressive paraparesis. Magnetic resonance imaging of the thoracic spine showed an epidural lesion at T4-5 space appearing as isointense on T1-weighted images with enhancement by contrast medium and hyperintense on T2-weighted images.(More)
BACKGROUND Pituitary abscess is rare and most of the cases are of bacterial origin. True fungal pituitary abscess is extremely rare only five cases have been reported. In this report, we present a case of aspergillus pituitary abscess. Mortality rate in intracranial aspergillosis is close to 100% especially in immunsuppressed patients when undiagnosed and(More)
Intracranial chondromas are uncommon intracranial tumours that most frequently arise from the skull base. They can, however, arise from the calvarium or the meninges. In these cases their neuroradiological features may mimic other intracranial tumours. We present two cases of intracranial chondroma, one that originated from the convexity and the other from(More)