The case of 16-year-old boy with a spinal extradural arachnoid cyst is presented. An extradural arachnoid diverticulum extending from T10 to L1 was excised totally with hemilaminectomy. Surgery caused prompt improvement of the neurological deficit. The pertinent literature is reviewed.
We present 3 cases of spontaneous regression of lumbar herniated disc. The disc regression correlated with clinical improvement documented by MRI studies. Although the phenomenon of spontaneous disappearance of decrease in size of herniated disc fragments is well known, the exact mechanism underlying this process remains unclear. We discuss 3 possible… (More)
A unique case is reported of a cervical intramedullary myxoma in an 18-month-old boy who presented with torticollis and monoparesis. Radical removal of the tumor by a planned two-stage procedure was curative.
The relatively rare occurrence and uncertainty about pathogenesis of intradurally displaced disc herniations stimulated an anatomico-pathological study into intradural disc herniations. The relation between the ventral dura and posterior longitudinal ligament in the cervical, thoracic, lumbar and sacral regions were examined macroscopically and… (More)
INTRODUCTION The purpose of this study was to determine whether ligamentum flavum hypertrophy among disc herniated patients causes contralateral pain symptoms. For this reason we measured the thickness of the ligament in disc herniated patients with ipsilateral or contralateral symptoms. MATERIAL AND METHODS Two hundred disc herniated patients with… (More)
Rats were inoculated with staphylococcus aureus to produce cerebral abscesses and treated with either antibiotic or dexamethasone and with antibiotic plus dexamethasone at sequential stages of abscess formation. Antibiotic alone shortened the cerebritis stage, accelerated the encapsulation and affected the bacterial clearance in the abscess centre when it… (More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the influence of the patients age on preoperative symptoms and outcome. METHODS The general data, symptoms, signs, and neurological examination findings were recorded from 511 patients between 2000 and 2006 at Vakif Gureba Hospital and Afyon Kocatepe University Neurosurgery Departments, Afyonkarahisar, Turkey. The mean follow-up of… (More)
Foster Kennedy syndrome is a very rare syndrome which includes ipsilateral optic atrophy and central scotoma, anosmia, contralateral papilledema, and, occasionally, ipsilateral proptosis. A large frontal lobe, olfactory groove, or medial third sphenoidal wing tumor, usually a meningioma, creates this syndrome. In this report, the author presents a case of… (More)
The authors report and discuss an extremely rare case of primary Ewing's sarcoma originating in the flat bones of the skull. The case was followed up by serial bone scanning during the postoperative period. A subclinical recurrence was detected as a focus at the original site 2.5 years after the first operation. Following a second operation and adjuvant… (More)
Brain abscess formation was studied experimentally in rats to determine the most appropriate nonsurgical treatment method by applying different combinations of hyaluronidase, dexamethasone and antibiotic sensitive to the inoculated bacteria in various stages of classical abscess development. The results showed that combined therapy with antibiotic and… (More)