Halil Toplamaoğlu

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Serefeddin Sabuncuoglu was an early 15th century surgeon in Anatolia. His masterpiece entitled Cerrahiyetül Haniye (Imperial Surgery) is the first illustrated surgical textbook in the Turkish Islamic literature of the Ottoman era Anatolia. It is the first written medical-surgical work in Anatolian history and it covers the treatment of more than 40(More)
OBJECTIVES Temporal lobe epilepsy is the most common form of intractable partial epilepsy in adults with hippocampal sclerosis accounting for the majority of cases. Selective amygdalo-hippocampectomy (SEAH) is suggested as a safe and effective surgical procedure with the advantage of a better cognitive outcome. METHODS We prospectively documented 56(More)
OBJECTIVE Spontaneously occurring epidural hematoma without any identified etiology is a rare phenomenon. These are often neurosurgical emergencies; therefore, prompt diagnosis and treatment are paramount. Because of the rarity of this condition, we illustrated its presentation, evaluation and management in this recent case. CASE A 63-year-old male(More)
The rate of postoperative infections is approximately 1% in spine surgery. However, when metal implants are used, postoperative infection rates significantly increase and were reported between 2.1 and 8.5%. This study aim to set up an infection model in the rat spine with a metal implant. Forty white male Sprague Dawley rats were randomly divided in four(More)
Arachnoid cysts are developmental anomalies which are usually asymptomatic. Intracystic hemorrhage after trauma is a well known complication; however, spontaneous intracystic hemorrhage is rare. This report presents two rare cases of arachnoid cyst complicated by spontaneous intracystic hemorrhage. The first patient was admitted following transient loss of(More)
A retrospective study was conducted to assess the surgical outcomes of degenerative lumbar spinal stenosis. Thirty-four patients treated with decompressive surgery in Departments of III. Neurosurgery, Bakirkoy Hospital for Psychiatric and Neurological Diseases between 2000-2004 were reviewed. There were 13 males and 21 females. The average age was 57.5(More)
Traumatic aneurysm of superficial temporal artery is an uncommon lesion. Blunt traumas of war, firearm, motorized vehicle and sport injuries are common causes. In this case, traumatic aneurysm of superficial temporal artery that occurs after scalp trauma in 74 years old male patient, was reported. Patient who suffers from a mass in his forehead ten days(More)
Brucellosis is a zoonotic disease which has a significant presence in endemic areas. The most important factors on the delay of the diagnosis and treatment are the vagueness of the systemic features and the inadequacy of laboratory and imaging methods to distinguish the disease from other pathological conditions. In this study, the challenges in the(More)
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