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An intracranial aneurysm with a diameter larger than 25 mm is considered a giant aneurysm (GA), and represent about 3-5% of all aneurysms. They are divided into two forms, specifically saccular and fusiform. Fusiform aneurysms are rare, making up only 1% of all intracranial aneurysms. They frequently involve the internal carotid artery (ICA) or the basilar(More)
The incidence of protozoal and helminthic infestations of the central nervous system (CNS) is less than 1%, but these infestations tend to follow a fatal course. They are more common among children, the elderly and immunocompromised individuals. CNS infections due to Entamoeba histolytica have been known for a long time. In recent years, especially in(More)
Myelopathy is a rare but serious complication of radiation therapy (RT). Radiation myelopathy is white matter damage to the spinal cord developed after a certain period of application of ionizing radiation. Factors such as radiation dose and time between applications affect the occurrence as well as the severity of myelopathy. In those patients, positron(More)
OBJECTIVE Impaired fibrinolytic activity has been shown to be associated with poor outcome after lumbar disc surgery. The purpose of this study was to determine the efficacy of topical tissue plasminogen activator (t-PA) in preventing epidural fibrosis in rats. METHODS L4-L5 laminectomy was performed under surgical microscope in 40 rats. Animals received(More)
BACKGROUND Anaplastic astrocytoma (AA; WHO grade-III) patients determination of prognostic factors helps generating multimodal therapy protocols. For this purpose, in the Baskent University, Adana Medical Research Center, specific characteristics of AA patients who have surgery were retrospectively investigated and factors which affect prognosis has been(More)
Neurofibromatosis type-1 (NF1) is a type of phakomatosis inherited in an autosomal dominant fashion. Also called 'von Recklinghausen disease' or 'peripheral neurofibromatosis', it comprises 90% of all neurofibromatosis (NF) cases. It is characterized by multiple peripheral nerve sheath tumors of benign character called neurofibromas. Surgical intervention(More)
AIM In this study, factors affecting survival, local failure, distant brain failure, whole brain failure and whole-brain radiation therapy (WBRT) free survival according to histological subtypes were investigated in patients with brain metastases from non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). MATERIAL AND METHODS Patients with positive pathology reports for(More)
Chiari Type-1 malformation is displacement of the cerebellar tonsils through the foramen magnum into the cervical spine and usually does not exceed the level of C2. It is 50-70% associated with syringomyelia. Nervous system involvement due to brucellosis is called neurobrucellosis, and neurological involvement rate has been reported an average of 3-5%,(More)
SUMMARY Spontaneously occurring spinal epidural hematoma (SEH) is a relatively rare disease. It is frequently observed in cervicothoracic and thoracolumbar regions. They require emergency surgical intervention as they may lead to serious and permanent neurological damage. On the other hand, rare cases with mild neurological findings, which resolve without(More)