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PURPOSE To determine the normal anatomical features and variations of the vertebrobasilar circulation and its branches in patients who underwent multidetector computed tomography (CT) or magnetic resonance (MR) angiographies of the brain. METHODS 135 patients (male, 83 and female, 52; mean age, 50.1 years) who underwent CT (n = 71) or MR (n = 64)(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Non-neoplastic, calcified, fibro-osseous lesions known as "calcifying pseudoneoplasms of the neuraxis" (CAPNON) are rare and can occur anywhere within the neuraxis. The radiologic and histopathologic characteristics of this unusual entity are not well understood. We present the largest series reviewing the MR imaging features of(More)
Aging is believed to be a first-order risk factor for most neurodegenerative disorders. The neuronal cell loss that occurs with aging has been partly attributed to increased production of nitric oxide and high caspase activity. Melatonin (MLT) might have a role in the regulation of nitric oxide in the brain. We investigated the effects of MLT on the(More)
OBJECTIVE Primary aim is to compare the diagnostic value of contrast-enhanced 3D GRE T1-weighted sequences with unenhanced MR venography and conventional magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), in detection of dural venous sinus (DVS) and cortical venous thrombosis; secondary aim is to determine the relationship between DVS thrombosis/site and gender, age,(More)
INTRODUCTION Cutaneous silent period (CSP) is an inhibitory spinal protective reflex and its afferents consist of A-delta nerve fibers. We aimed to evaluate patients with fibromyalgia (FM) and healthy controls to determine any differences between the groups in terms of CSP duration and latency, and if present, to determine whether there is any relationship(More)
We have read the case report of Oge et al. with interest (2). They evaluated the carpal tunnel range/carpal tunnel area ratio among patients with carpal tunnel syndrome and the control group, together with the median nerve area and its palmar bowing of the transverse carpal ligament. An increase in the ratio of carpal tunnel range/carpal tunnel area were(More)
A 22-year-old male had a meniscopathy operation using spinal anesthesia. After the operation, the patient reported a throbbing headache. His brain computed tomography (CT) showed subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) and hyperdense dural venous sinuses suspicious for thrombosis. Filling defects were observed in the superior sagittal and right transverse sinuses on(More)
AIM To explore amplitude and latency-check size function in multiple sclerosis (MS) patients without optic neuritis history. METHODS Thirty-six MS patients and 21 control subjects were included. Pattern visual evoked responses to ive check sizes (2°, 1°, 30', 15', and 7') were recorded. RESULTS P100 amplitudes were significantly reduced in 2°, 1° and 7'(More)
The present study was designed to describe the socio-demographic, clinical, and polysomnographic features of patients diagnosed with narcolepsy in our sleep center. This retrospective cross-sectional study was conducted on 181 patients diagnosed with narcolepsy based on the results of clinical evaluation, polysomnography (PSG), and multiple sleep latency(More)