Altay Bedük

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BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to analyze the effect of a surgical management protocol and other important clinical features on the prognosis of patients who had penetrating orbitocranial gunshot injuries. METHODS Thirty-five patients (30 unilateral, 5 bilateral) who had penetrating orbitocranial gunshot injuries were analyzed. The wounds were(More)
STUDY DESIGN This case report illustrates a young male patient with thoracal spinal pigmented villonodular synovitis who presented with difficulty in walking. OBJECTIVES The treatment of this lesion with posterior approach for preventing neurological deterioration and follow-up with magnetic resonance imaging studies. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA Spinal(More)
Primary or secondary spinal involvement of lymphoma is a rarely reported entity. An eleven-year-old girl with primary cervical dumbbell non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL) was presented. We could not found any such growth pattern of primary or secondary NHL'S in the literature. For this reason, we reviewed shortly pertinent literature and discussed the(More)
OBJECTIVE: This study evaluates the efficiency of interbody polyetherether-ketone (PEEK) cage implantation in 85 consecutive cases treated for discogenic cervical disorders with radiculopathy or myelopathy. METHODS: Between the years 2002-2005, 85 patients were treated with cervical interbody fusion using a PEEK cage. There were 60 male and 25 female(More)
The differences between diabetic mono- or polyneuropathy and entrapment neuropathy are most important with respect to choosing treatment alternatives in pediatric patients. A 7-year-old girl with type 1 diabetes mellitus was admitted to our clinic with a complaint of bilateral weakness in her hands. Her clinical findings and electromyography study revealed(More)
Although magnetic resonance imaging has dramatically enhanced the ability to diagnose spinal mass lesions, some lesions remain difficult to diagnose. We report a spinal chronic subdural hematoma that comprised the cauda equina ventrally in the lumbar area in a 51-year-old man who was under anticoagulant therapy. Low back pain was the only symptom of the(More)
OBJECT This paper reports four tethered cord cases who initially applied with lumbar disk disease symptoms. MATERIALS AND METHODS All of them were investigated by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and somatosensory evoked potential (SSPE). In two patients, MRI revealed thick and fatty filum terminale, while in remaining two, the filum terminale appeared as(More)
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