Arzu Gerçek

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Obstructive hydrocephalus remains a problem, and improvements in fiberoptic technology have promoted interest in neuroendoscopic ventriculostomy (NTV) as an alternative to standard cerebrospinal fluid shunts. The present study assessed 210 pediatric NTVs performed between 1994 and 2004 in patients aged 2 months to 10 years. Five children needed same-session(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVE To investigate hemodynamic changes and complications in children during balloon dilation of esophageal strictures. DESIGN Prospective, controlled study. SETTING University teaching hospital. PATIENTS 5 ASA physical status I and II pediatric patients with benign esophageal stricture related to ingestion of caustic substances. (More)
BACKGROUND The aim was to assess wound healing when parenteral fish-oil emulsion is given to rats receiving dexamethasone. METHODS For 5 days after skin wounding, group S (control; n = 7) received saline 1 mL/kg intraperitoneal (IP); group D (n = 7), dexamethasone 0.2 mg/kg IP; and group DO (n = 9), dexamethasone 0.2 mg/kg IP plus 1 mL/kg Omegaven(More)
Corpectomy is widely used to treat cervical spondylotic myelopathy (CSM). However, when this technique alone is performed at 1 or 2 levels for a multisegmental involvement (3 or more vertebrae), the incidence of post-operative complications is high. The optimal treatment for multisegmental CSM is still debatable. The aim of this study was to assess clinical(More)
The analgesic and anti-inflammatory effects of subcutaneously administered bupivacaine, morphine and tramadol on formalin-induced inflammation were compared. 0.25 % bupivacaine in Group B, 20 mg/kg tramadol in Group T, 1 mg/kg morphine in Group M and 0.9 % NaCl in Group S in a volume of 200 micro l were injected into the right hind paw of the rats (n: 40)(More)
Cerebellar medulloblastoma is the most common malignant brain tumor of childhood. This neoplasm is highly vascular and has a high growth rate. We aimed to determine whether high microvessel density (MVD) and expression of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) in medulloblastoma tissue is correlated with survival time in children with this tumor. Tissue(More)
BACKGROUND Even with a functioning gastrointestinal tract, it is not always easy to initiate oral feeding in some neurosurgical patients because of their persistently depressed neurologic status or severe lower cranial nerve palsies. Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) may be required for long-term feeding in these patients. The purpose of the present(More)
The frequency and the intensity of chronic pain, as well as the related factors, were assessed in a cohort of breast cancer patients. The life functions were also questioned in patients who have post-treatment chronic pain. The scope of this retrospective study was a cohort of surgically-treated breast cancer patients with unilateral early stage disease who(More)
UNLABELLED A 2-mo-old infant with paramyotonia congenita was scheduled for pyloromyotomy and repair of inguinal hernia. Diagnosis of paramyotonia congenita was done with positive family history, myotonia at eyelids, provocation by cold, and electromyogram analysis. Anesthesia was induced via face mask with sevoflurane at 4 minimum alveolar anesthetic(More)
In routine surgical practice, anterior approaches are not often used to treat upper cervical pathologies. Such lesions can be difficult to access surgically. This article describes 2 cases in which the transmandibular approach was used to address anterior upper cervical pathology. One case was a chordoma invading the C2-C3 vertebrae and the other case was(More)