Ali Sarioglu

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BACKGROUND Extraforaminal disc herniations represent up to 11% of all lumbar herniated discs. Numerous surgical approaches have been described. Percutaneous endoscopic discectomy (PED) is one of the minimally invasive techniques; after mastering this procedure it is a practical method that is used for treatment of foraminal or extraforaminal disc(More)
BACKGROUND Meningiomas are predominantly tumors of the fifth and sixth decades of life. Although rare in infancy and childhood, they represent an important field in pediatric neurosurgery. METHODS Twenty-nine children under 15 years of age with intracranial meningiomas were treated during the period 1968-1994 in the Department of Pediatric Neurosurgery in(More)
OBJECTIVE To achieve satisfactory cervical spinal cord decompression with minimal removal of bone. METHODS The open-window corpectomy technique is designed to remove a minimal amount of bone and achieve satisfactory decompression. With the use of a high-speed drill under a surgical microscope, only the dorsal surface of the corpus is removed after(More)
OBJECTIVE This study was designed to elucidate the requirements for angiographic evaluation in blunt head injuries, the timing of angiography, and the selection of appropriate therapeutic approaches. METHODS Twelve cases of traumatic aneurysms (TAs) in the intracranial carotid tree were analyzed in this study. Neurological examination results, computed(More)
Forty-three patients with intracranial, intradural dermoid (8) and epidermoid (35) tumors underwent radical surgical resection utilizing strict microneurosurgical technique. The average age was 37.3 years for the patients with epidermoid tumors and 36.2 years for the patients with dermoid tumors. The male to female ratio was 3:2 for the epidermoid group and(More)
OBJECTIVE Postoperative fibrosis is one of the most important causes of failed back surgery syndrome after lumbar disc surgery. Numerous natural and synthetic materials have been investigated as means to prevent or reduce postoperative scarring after these operations. Preservation of the ligamentum flavum for this purpose has not been studied in depth. A(More)
BACKGROUND A prospective pilot study was designed to evaluate the role of a posterior dynamic stabilization technique in the surgical treatment of degenerative disc disease. Posterior dynamic stabilization with a hinged screw is a new concept in the surgical treatment of degenerative disc disease of the lumbar spine. The traditional surgical treatment is to(More)
AIM Minimally invasive surgery is currently a goal for surgical intervention in the spine. The effectiveness of endoscopic thoracic spine surgery and technological improvements are two factors that are always under consideration in the practice of spinal surgery. MATERIAL AND METHODS We present twenty-five patients whose thoracoscopic spinal surgeries(More)
BACKGROUND A different transodontoid screw fixation technique was studied in delayed type II odontoid fractures. This study presents observations on a different transodontoid fixation technique to remove and decrease the amount of sclerotic layers to accelerate the fusion process after the operation. METHODS Ten cases of chronic type II odontoid fractures(More)