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AIM There have been several treatment modalities to reduce the volume of the syringomyelic cavity and the pressure on the brainstem in Chiari Malformation Type I (CM-I). Foramen magnum decompression with and without duroplasty were compared in this retrospective study. MATERIAL AND METHODS From 2003 to 2006, 27 patients suffering from CMI were operated on(More)
This study reviewed the surgical management of cirsoid aneurysms of the scalp, which are rarely encountered in the neurosurgical practice, and compares the results with embolization. 21 patients with cirsoid aneurysm underwent surgery. There were 1 female and 20 male patients. Trauma was present in four patients. Selective internal and external carotid(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE Infection of the cerebrospinal fluid is a life-threatening condition which is usually treated with systemic antibiotics and continued ventricular drainage in children. The aim of this study was to analyze the antimicrobial activities of two antimicrobial-agent-impregnated ventricular catheters and to compare their efficacies on the(More)
Evolving of a single centre by means of different transsphenoidal approaches during the survey of methodological advances in pituitary surgery is presented. Ninety-three consecutive patients with pituitary adenomas underwent transphenoidal pituitary operations at Gulhane Military Medical Academy from January 1996 to October 2007. Retrospective chart-based(More)
Glioblastoma multiforme is the most common lethal primary central nervous system (CNS) tumour in adults and they are rarely seen as primary intraventricular tumours. We present nine cases with lateral ventricle glioblastoma multiforme treated in our department. Seven of the nine tumours were located at the body of the lateral ventricle, whereas the other(More)
OBJECTIVE Epidermoid tumors have similar radiologic characteristics with arachnoid cysts on routine imaging techniques. Since they warrant different therapeutic interventions, it is essential to differentiate the two pathologies and to assess operative results. PURPOSE The purpose of this study is to define the MR characteristics of epidermoid tumors in(More)
Hypoxic condition in the brain result in microvascular dysfunction. Pericytes are one of the blood-brain barrier constituents with the endothelial cells and astrocytes. Pericytes of blood-brain barrier are the first cells to react to hypoxia of brain. We showed, at the ultrastructural level, microvascular pericyte responses to the brain hypoxia in early(More)
BACKGROUND There are few large-volume studies on the repair of peripheral nerve lesions caused by gunshot wounds. In this study, the results of peripheral nerve repair are analyzed, and the factors influencing the outcome are investigated. METHODS During a 40-year period, 2210 peripheral nerve lesions in 2106 patients who sustained gunshot injury were(More)
Fibrous dysplasia is a benign developmental disorder of the bone. Ten percent of patients with monostotic fibrous dysplasia have craniofacial bone involvement. Twenty-six patients were followed up at the Neurosurgery and Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery Departments between 1990 and 2004. The surgery was performed in 14 patients with considerable(More)
The current treatment method for cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) rhinorrhea is surgical repair of the fistula. The aim of this study was to analyse different surgical approaches used for the treatment of CSF rhinorrhea regarding several preoperative and postoperative variables to determine the optimal method in these patients. Patients' charts were(More)