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BACKGROUND Aquaporin-4 (aqp-4) is a member of water channel family proteins primarily expressed in the central nervous system. Physiologically it is the main channel providing water transport into the nervous system water compartments and across the blood-brain barrier. Several studies demonstrated its compensatory role in severe hydrocephalus. However, its(More)
Low-grade gliomas (LGG) are increasingly being diagnosed in older patients (>or=60 years). The rising incidence is incompletely understood but demands an analysis of the natural history and prognostic factors to determine if there are differences compared to younger populations. We retrospectively review a consecutive series of 20 older patients who(More)
We report a 46-year-old female patient in whom epilepsia partialis continua was the initial presentation of small cell lung cancer. Magnetic resonance imaging revealed multiple, bilateral cortical lesions, which were originally misinterpreted and treated as brain metastases. Intracranial lesions and neurological symptoms remitted after corticosteroids,(More)
Spinal cord epidural metastasis (SEM) is a common complication of systemic cancer with an increasing incidence. Prostate, breast and lung cancer are the most common offenders. Metastasis usually arises in the posterior aspect of vertebral body with later invasion of epidural space. Pathophysiologically, vascular insufficiency is more important than direct(More)
OBJECT Hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) is used as a hemostatic agent in many neurosurgery centers. The authors used a 3% H2O2 solution for final hemostasis after removal of a left insular tumor. Immediately afterward, air bubbles were observed within the lumen of the polar temporal artery. Postoperative MR imaging revealed punctate areas of infarction in the(More)
BACKGROUND Spinal teratomas are rare lesions. The authors present an intramedullary spinal teratoma associated with diplomyelia. CASE DESCRIPTION This 34-year-old female patient presented with right lower extremity weakness, left lower extremity sensory deficit, and urinary retention. Magnetic resonance imaging showed a focally expansile, intramedullary(More)
IN 1891, Dr. Cemil Topuzlu operated on a brain abscess that originated as a complication of a depression fracture of the cranial inner table. The patient presented with Jacksonian seizures on his left side after a sharp trauma resulting in a 15 cm-long scalp laceration and underlying linear cranial fracture in the right parietal bone. Dr. Topuzlu attributed(More)
AIM Protein kinase-C (PKC) and NF-kappaB are involved in cell survival, proliferation, migration and radioresistance in glioblastoma multiforme (GBM). We sought to determine the interaction between PKC and NF-kappaB pathways. MATERIAL AND METHODS The activation of NF-kappaB by PKC alpha and PKC delta was assessed by Western blotting after the stimulation(More)
Brain metastasis is the most common intracranial tumor in adults. Currently, treatment of brain metastasis requires multidisciplinary approach tailored for each individual patient. Surgery has an indispensible role in relieving intracranial mass effect, improving neurological status and survival while providing or confirming neuropathological diagnosis with(More)
Arteriovenous malformation (AVM) may change the cerebral hemodynamics. The purpose of this study was to detect the effects of ionizing radiation (IR) on tissues surrounding AVM in a rat caroticojugular fistula model. Forty rats were divided into four groups. Eight weeks after caroticojugular fistulas and chronic hypoperfusion were created in groups 1 and 2,(More)