Omer Faruk Turkoglu

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Brain involvement in hydatid disease occurs in 1–2% of all Echinococcus granulosus infections. Secondary infection of intracranial hydatid cysts is extremely rare. In this case report, we present a secondary infection of an intracranial hydatid cyst due to Clostridium ramosum, which is an extremely rare infectious pathogen in neurosurgical practice, and a(More)
AIM Spinal cord injury (SCI) is characterized by posttraumatic inflammatory cascades including excitotoxicity, oxidative stress, and apoptosis. Agents against neuroinflammation are the current scope of studies on experimental SCI with promising results. MATERIAL AND METHODS Thirty-two male Sprague-Dawley rats weighing 250-320 gram were used. They were(More)
Clay-shoveler's fractures are isolated, avulsion-type spinous process fractures of the lower cervical and upper thoracic vertebrae. Multi-level fractures of the spinous processes are extremely rare. We report the case of a 60-year-old female patient with a six-level isolated spinous process fracture of the thoracic spine. Our case is the fourth reported(More)
BACKGROUND The aims of this study were to evaluate the efficiency of EPO in the treatment of cold injury-induced brain edema, apoptosis, and inflammation and to compare its effectiveness with DSP. METHODS One hundred fifteen adult male Sprague-Dawley rats weighing between 280 and 300 g were used for the study. Rats were divided into 5 groups. Controls(More)
AIM Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) is a devastating health problem both for the patient and the clinician. Numerous treatment modalities have been studied to reverse the effects of spinal cord injury. Herein is reported the effects and the comparison of Alpha Lipoic Acid and N-Acetyl Cysteine on rats with SCI. MATERIAL AND METHODS 38 adult male Sprague-Dawley(More)
BACKGROUND The neuroprotective effects of statins possibly depend on their pleiotropic effect such as antioxidative and anti-inflammatory properties. In this study, we have evaluated the efficiency of atorvastatin on brain edema, lipid peroxidation, and ultrastructural changes in TBI animal model. METHODS Modified Feeney method has been used for the(More)
A 60-year-old man presented with an occipital mass under the scalp and complained of headache, nausea, and dizziness. Magnetic resonance imaging showed a well-defined mass in the occipital scalp extending from the scalp through the cranium and several centimetres into the posterior fossa. There were well-defined margins in the deep portion and the mass was(More)
Pituitary adenomas account for approximately 10% of intracranial tumors and 5% are locally invasive. Cavernous sinus invasion by pituitary tumors presents mostly with cranial nerve palsies, especially involving the third, fourth and sixth cranial nerves, which is well documented in the literature. However, an isolated complaint of trigeminal neuralgia due(More)