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Failed back surgery syndrome (FBSS) is an important complication of lumbar disc surgery. Epidural fibrosis is one of the major causes of FBSS. However, most patients with epidural fibrosis do not develop symptomatic complaints from scarring. The purpose of this prospective study was to evaluate the relationships among the severity of epidural fibrosis,(More)
To date, there have been no reports of experiments demonstrating the effects of neodymium:YAG laser (Nd∶YAG laser) on the vertebral end-plates. In this study the effect of Nd∶YAG laser on end-plates was examined in 32 guinea pigs which were randomly divided into two groups. The first group was the control group, the second one the Nd∶YAG laser group. All(More)
BACKGROUND Hemangioma is one of the most common benign tumors of the spine, and it remains silent in the vast majority of subjects afflicted. Pregnancy is a known risk factor for symptomatic conversion of the previously silent vertebral hemangiomas. However, the occurrence is rare with only 26 cases reported in the English medical literature. CASE(More)
Extramedullary hematopoiesis associated with thalassemia causing spinal cord compression is an extremely rare event in the course of the disease. Documentation with an imaging technique, such as MRI, is mandatory. A patient with thalassemia intermedia, who developed paraparesis in spite of transfusion, underwent surgical decompression. Rapid neurological(More)
Solitary brain stem abscess is a rare condition with high mortality and morbidity. These lesions were considered to be invariably fatal before 1974 when advanced diagnostic tools were not available. Recently, the diagnosis and prognosis of brain stem abscesses have been modified by the introduction of modern radiological tools, and several patients with a(More)
Oligodendrogliomas are relatively rate tumors that arise from the oligodendrocyte or its precursors. The role of postoperative radiotherapy (RT) in these tumors still remains unclear. Data concerning a study on 77 histologically verified cases of oligodendrogliomas of the brain among a total number of 1884 cases of an intracranial glioma treated at the(More)
In this paper a patient with primary multiple extradural hydatid disease is described. He had no neurological deficits, although there were numerous hydatid cysts located at the thoracic 7-9 level extradurally. Nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) was used for what would appear to be the first time for the diagnosis of spinal hydatid disease.
STUDY DESIGN An experimental study examining the neuroprotective effect of magnesium on axonal function and lipid peroxidation in a rat model of acute traumatic spinal cord injury. OBJECTIVE To determine the effectiveness of postinjury treatment with magnesium on evoked potentials and lipid peroxidation after spinal cord injury (SCI). SETTING Pamukkale(More)
Intramedullary spinal tuberculoma is a rare form of central nervous system tuberculosis. Although tuberculosis is unusual in the west, it is still prevalent in Asia and Africa. We report a case in which the diagnosis was made histologically without evidence of symptoms of systemic tuberculosis. The lesion, located in the conus medullaris, mimicked a conus(More)
Spinal cord stimulation (SCS), also known as dorsal column stimulation, is a novel technique used widely in pain surgery. However, its effect on other pathologies such as epileptic disorders is unknown. The aim of this study is to evaluate the influence of electrical epidural stimulation of the upper cervical region on epileptic cortical discharges. The(More)