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Spinal cord injury (SCI) might occur to anybody at any time and any age. In its treatment, methylprednisolone (MP) is a first choice worldwide, but there is still no significant breakthrough in truly beneficial treatment due to SCI's complex pathophysiology. We investigated the effect of carnosine, methylprednisolone (MP) and its combination on irisin(More)
PATIENT Male, 38 FINAL DIAGNOSIS: Cavernous hemangioma Symptoms: Headache • parietal mass MEDICATION - Clinical Procedure: - Specialty: Neurosurgery. OBJECTIVE A rare disease. BACKGROUND Bone hemangioma is a vascular hemartoma of bone structures. In general, this pathology is detected on incidentally investigated patients' films. Bone hemangioma is(More)
The knowledge of minimal invasive spinal surgery has increased greatly in recent years. A current issue is the hydrogel implant inserted through nucleus pulposus. In this paper we present a case in which the hydrogel implant was found to be fragmented into the spinal canal at follow up. The patient was a 40-year-old female. She was examined at another(More)
AIM Lumbar disc surgery can be performed under general anesthesia or regional anesthesia methods. There are long-standing discussions between neurosurgeons, orthopedic surgeons and anesthesiologists concerning the use of epidural anesthesia in lumbar surgery. The results of this study's 700 lumbar disc surgery cases operated with epidural anesthesia in our(More)
AIM Cases of failed back and spine surgery have increased significantly recently, which leads to patient hesitation in deciding about whether to be operated on. In this article, we present a survey investigating refusal reasons for spinal surgery, and we emphasize the effect of failed back surgery. MATERIAL AND METHODS A survey was conducted among 100(More)
AIM To show causes of dural tear in isolated lumbar disc surgery, and to investigate the risk factors. MATERIAL AND METHODS We retrospectively reviewed 1159 cases (532 females and 627 males) involving patients who underwent a surgery for the treatment of lumbar disc herniation between 2006 and 2013. We have analysed the side of the surgery, level of the(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this report is to present a case of spontaneous regression of traumatic lumbar epidural hematomas. CASE REPORT A 45-year-old man presented at our clinic after falling from a height. After admission, anterior compression was detected by X-ray, so lumbar spinal CT was performed. For ligament damage, emergency MR was performed. There(More)
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