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STUDY DESIGN Two cases of lumbar disc herniation with alkaptonuria are presented. OBJECTIVES To present a probable clinical course of lumbar disc herniation with alkaptonuria, a rare metabolic disease. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA Although lumbar disc disease is a common clinical occurrence in alkaptonuria, lumbar disc surgery is needed rarely in this(More)
There is a growing interest in the implantation of pedicle screws into the middle and upper thoracic spine. However, usage of the technique is still under debate for these levels because the pedicles in these regions are small and exhibit a high degree of inter- and intraspecimen variability. Twenty-four consecutive patients treated for upper and middle(More)
OBJECT Surgical treatment of thoracic and lumbar tuberculous spondylitis is controversial. An anterior approach is usually recommended. The aim of the present study was to assess the efficacy of posterior debridement and the placement of posterior instrumentation for the treatment of patients with thoracic and lumbar tuberculous spondylitis. METHODS(More)
OBJECT Local administration of insulin-like growth factor-I (IGF-I) has been shown to increase the rate of axon regeneration in crush-injured and freeze-injured rat sciatic nerves. Local administration of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) has been also shown to have a measurable effect on facial nerve regeneration after transection in a rat model. The objective of(More)
Main problem: There are only a few cases reported with non-contiguous spinal tuberculosis in the literature. Most of these patients have only two non-contiguous lesions, and in almost all of these cases, surgical treatment is required. Methods: A 17-year-old girl with non-contiguous multifocal spinal tuberculosis involving cervical, thoracic, thoracolumbar,(More)
BACKGROUND Chronic subdural hematomas are the most common type of intracranial hemorrhage among the elderly. There is a substantial recurrence rate after evacuation by burr-hole surgery. In this study, we aimed to determine the predictors of recurrence after single burr-hole evacuation of chronic subdural hematomas. METHODS We retrospectively analyzed 292(More)
Aims: To report of a case with Guyon's canal syndrome due to tortuous distal ulnar artery. Although ulnar nerve entrapment has been quite frequently reported due to posttraumatic false aneurysms, thrombosis, or true aneurysms of the distal ulnar artery in Guyon's canal, only one case has been reported due to tortuous distal ulnar artery in literature by(More)
BACKGROUND CONTEXT Cervical involvement due to spinal brucellosis is quite rare. Although surgery usually is not necessary in spinal brucellosis, most of the patients with cervical involvement require surgical treatment because of the high rate of neurological involvement and spinal cord compression. PURPOSE To present a unique case with cervical spinal(More)
Bilateral suprascapular nerve entrapment syndrome is very rare. It presents with shoulder pain, weakness and atrophy of the supraspinatus and infraspinatus muscles. We present a twenty-year old man having a history of bilateral shoulder pain associated with weakness. Electromyographic studies revealed signs of a lesion that caused a neupraxic state of the(More)