Emre Durdag

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BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE An increased amount of fibrosis formed after lumbar surgery may be the underlying cause of the failed back surgery syndrome in most cases. Various materials have been used to prevent epidural fibrosis, but only limited success has been achieved. In this study, the authors investigated the effect of FloSeal (a gelatine-containing(More)
PATIENT Male, 38 FINAL DIAGNOSIS: Cavernous hemangioma Symptoms: Headache • parietal mass MEDICATION - Clinical Procedure: - Specialty: Neurosurgery. OBJECTIVE A rare disease. BACKGROUND Bone hemangioma is a vascular hemartoma of bone structures. In general, this pathology is detected on incidentally investigated patients' films. Bone hemangioma is(More)
Tethered cord syndrome (TCS) is an important disease and can produce progressive neurological symptoms. Studies about the filum terminale (FT) have drawn attention to the importance of histopathological investigation of this structure. The most interesting of these subtypes is the FT that incorporates peripheral nerve fibers (PNF). Our study aimed to(More)
AIM The patients who undergo neurosurgical procedures are at high risk for perioperative deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism. Pharmacological prophylaxis with mechanic prophylaxis is a safe and effective way of preventing deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary thromboembolism in neurosurgery. However, pharmacological prophylaxis may increase the risk of(More)
AIM The best method for surgical intervention in symptomatic lumbar stenosis is not clear. The present study aims to assess first year outcomes and complication rates of patients treated with single posterior decompressive laminectomy. MATERIAL AND METHODS Patients requiring surgery for severe, symptomatic, lumbar spinal stenosis were evaluated(More)
Spinal anesthesia is widely used for many obstetric, gynecological, orthopedic, and urological operations. Subdural hematomas may occur after trauma and are associated with high morbidity and mortality rates. Postdural puncture headache (PDPH) is a benign condition and the most frequent complication of spinal anesthesia. The high rate of headache after(More)
BACKGROUND Extensive research has focused on neuroprotection after spinal cord trauma to alleviate the effects of secondary injury. This study aims to investigate the neuroprotective effects of gabapentin in experimental spinal cord injury. METHODS Thirty-six adult, male Wistar rats received spinal cord injury using the clip compression method. Animals(More)
BACKGROUND Aim of this paper is to recall the surgical technique used in the recurrent lumbar disc herniations (LDHs) and to share our experiences. MATERIALS AND METHODS Out of series of 1115 patients who underwent operations for LDH between 2006 and 2013, 70 patients underwent re-operations, which were included in this study. During surgery, lateral(More)
Acute Neuroprotective Effects of Alpha-lipoic asit in Experimental Spinal Cord Injury In Rats Emre DURDAĞ, Memduh KAYMAZ, Alp Özgün BÖRCEK, Hakan EMMEZ, Özlem GÜLBAHAR, Figen KAYMAZ, Emrah ÇELTIKÇI, Şükrü AYKOL Elazığ Research and Education Hospital, Neurosurgery, Elazığ, Türkiye Gazi University Faculty of Medicine, Neurosurgery, Ankara, Türkiye Gazi(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this report is to present a case of spontaneous regression of traumatic lumbar epidural hematomas. CASE REPORT A 45-year-old man presented at our clinic after falling from a height. After admission, anterior compression was detected by X-ray, so lumbar spinal CT was performed. For ligament damage, emergency MR was performed. There(More)