Mehmet Selcuki

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OBJECT This paper reports four tethered cord cases who initially applied with lumbar disk disease symptoms. MATERIALS AND METHODS All of them were investigated by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and somatosensory evoked potential (SSPE). In two patients, MRI revealed thick and fatty filum terminale, while in remaining two, the filum terminale appeared as(More)
AIM The objective of this study is to examine the effects of radiation of mobile phones on developing neural tissue of chick embryos. MATERIAL AND METHODS There were 4 study groups. All Groups were placed in equal distance, from the mobile phones. Serial sections were taken from each Group to study the neural tube segments. RESULTS The TUNEL results(More)
AIM The aim of this study was to describe the results of surgery performed in a group of adult patients with tethered cord syndrome with their outcomes. MATERIAL AND METHODS This retrospective study included 56 patients. There were 38 females and 18 males. All patients were older than 18 years. RESULTS The mean age at referral was 36 years and 1 month.(More)
INTRODUCTION Antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) are teratogens and confer a risk of congenital malformation. The estimated prevalence of major congenital malformations such as cardiac defects, facial clefts, hypospadias, and neural tube defects in epileptic women is 4-10 %, which represents a two- to fourfold increase in pregnant women compared to the general(More)
AIM Split cord malformations (SCMs) are rare congenital anomalies of the vertebrae and the spinal cord. Tethered cord syndrome (TCS) is a clinical condition of various origins that arises from tension on the spinal cord. Radiographic findings may include and/or associate split cord malformations and the other neural tube defects. However, the spinal cord(More)
This study aims to determine the dysfunction caused by existing pathological condition in structures involved in the transfer of sensory functions of the neural system in cervical disc herniation, and to establish whether or not the level and degree of this anatomical damage can be anticipated by SEP (Somatosensorial Evoked Potentials). We compared the(More)
AIM We describe a modified form of traditional open surgery with a new guide tube. This guide tube permits anterior screwing of odontoid in a shorter time with a more simple technique as compared to traditional open surgery, endoscopic and percutaneous surgeries. MATERIAL AND METHODS Our series includes 6 patients who were operated for unstable odontoid(More)
AIM Transforming growth factor β (TGF-β) and Smads control intracellular signaling pathways in neurulation. Although previously reported similar experimental animal studies, the aim of this human study is to investigate the expression of TGF-β (1,2,3) and Smads (1,2,3,6,7) in aborted human fetuses with myeloschisis. MATERIAL AND METHODS Twelve human(More)