Elmas K. Atar

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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)
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)
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)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate the early results of unilateral posterior lumbar interbody fusion technique in lumbar discectomy cases compared with simple discectomy and bilateral posterior interbody fusion cases using visual analog scale (VAS) and Oswestry outcomes instruments and radiological and physical examinations. METHODS The control group had 40 patients(More)
Lumbar discectomy is the most common operative technique at neurosurgery clinics around the world. The complications of lumbar disc operation include infections, dural tear, bleeding, vascular, and intestinal injuries. Infectious complications of lumbar disc surgery are superficial and profound tissue infections, meningitides, and epidural abscess. Although(More)
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