Alev Leventoğlu

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We report a case of Dyke-Davidoff-Masson syndrome (DDMS) in whom left vagal nerve stimulation (VNS) resulted in worthwhile seizure reduction (Engel's Classification Class III). A 20-year-old woman with DDMS whose seizures were medically intractable was successfully treated using left VNS. She was born at term by unsuccessful forceps-assisted vaginal(More)
BACKGROUND/AIM Cognitive dysfunction in epileptic patients may develop due to the neurophysiological changes related to seizures or antiepileptic drugs. The aim of this study was to evaluate the cognitive dysfunction in epileptic patients under antiepileptic drug therapy by the aid of event related potentials. METHOD P300 latencies were obtained from Fz,(More)
OBJECTIVE To analyze the long-term outcomes of patients presenting with pure parkinsonian tremor and to determine whether or not such patients develop the other features of Parkinson's disease (PD) eventually. METHODS AND MATERIALS Two hundred fifty-one patients with PD followed at our referral center were examined regularly. In this study, we evaluated(More)
Purpose: The current study was performed to evaluate clinical and electrodiagnostic findings in patients with ulnar nerve entrapment at the elbow. Materials and Methods: A retrospective study was performed on patients who were evaluated at the ulnar nerve entrapment neuropathy at the elbow. Thirty patients who were referred to our EMG laboratory over the(More)
Ictal behavioral characteristics may provide clues in determining the nature of the epileptic focus. We defined ictal behavioral characteristics in patients with intractable temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE) who underwent anterior temporal lobectomy (ATL) and lived seizure-free for 2 years of follow-up. Video/EEG data on 282 seizures observed in 48 patients who(More)
Cyclosporine-A is a highly potent immunosuppressive agent for solid organ transplantation, but has many side effects including nephrotoxicity, hypertension, gum hyperplasia, hepatotoxicity, and neurotoxicity. Neurotoxicity is a less known toxic effect. The pathogenesis of this effect is unclear. However, it has been postulated that hypomagnesemia,(More)
A 20-year-old female, university student presented with severe, throbbing, unilateral headache, nausea and vomiting that started 2 days ago. The pain was aggravated with physical activity and she had photophobia. She had been taking contraceptive pills due to polycystic ovary for 3 months. Cranial computed tomography was uninformative and she was considered(More)
Background. Established electrophysiological methods have limited clinical utility in the diagnosis of small fiber neuropathy. The cutaneous silent period (CSP) may be useful as a method for the evaluation of smaller and unmyelinated fiber dysfunctions. Hyperlipidemia is a very rare cause of small fiber neuropathy. In this study, hyperlipidemia and small(More)
Many cases of atopic myelitis have been reported in Japan; however very few were described in western countries. An 82-year-old woman with a past medical history of atopic dermatitis and asthma presented with progressive paresthesia (tingling) of both hands and tetraparesis. Before the onset of neurological symptoms, she complained of ichthyosis of both(More)