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AIM Foramina transversaria (FT) are located on the transverse processes of cervical vertebrae. These foramina are known to exhibit variations with regard to size, shape and may even be absent or duplicated. The aims of this study are to investigate the shape, size and variations of FT in an ancient population and to point out the importance(More)
AIM Surgery is the treatment of choice for children who had tethered cord syndrome (TCS). However, a detailed technique for the release of spinal cord is not described yet. The aims of this study are to present our series of TCS in children and to focus on the details of surgical technique. MATERIAL and METHODS Forty-nine children with(More)
AIM Percutaneous laser disc decompression (PLDD) is a one of the well-known minimal invasive treatment methods of disc herniations. The aim of this study is to present our clinical experience and to show the benefits of this technique. MATERIAL AND METHODS A total of 197 patients, who met the criteria of PLDD, underwent treatment between 2007 and 2009.(More)
AIM We examined the clinical progress of low back pain and radicular pain during the premenstrual period in patients with lumbar disc protrusion and discussed the probable effective physiopathological mechanisms and laboratory results reported in the literature. MATERIAL AND METHODS Fifty female patients with complaints of low back and leg pain, and with(More)
Extracranial metastasis of a malignant glioma is rare, possibly due to the lack of lymphatic drainage in the brain and because these tumors are unable to penetrate blood vessels. Extracranial metastasis of an anaplastic oligodendroglioma (ODG) is exceptionally rare. We present a 55-year-old male patient with diffuse extracranial metastases from a temporal(More)
A 10-year old boy who had undergone a ventriculoperitoneal (V/P) shunt because of hydrocephalus at 10 days of age was doing well until 20 days ago, when he began to experience headache and seizures. CT scan revealed dilated lateral ventricles and calcification at the shunt site. X-rays showed an unusual calcification pattern around the shunt tube and(More)
PURPOSE Tethered cord syndrome (TCS) is not an uncommon clinical problem in children. The aim of this retrospective study is to document our experience on the surgical treatment of TCS in childhood. METHODS The data of 162 children who underwent surgical treatment for TCS in a 15-year period were reviewed retrospectively. Their demographic, clinical,(More)
BACKGROUND Radial nerve is the most frequently injured major nerve in the upper extremity. Proximal part of the radial nerve involvement can result from a humerus fracture, direct nerve trauma, compression and rarely from tumors. OBJECTIVES The aim of the study is to determine the clinical characteristics and electrodiagnostic findings in patients with(More)
AIM The atrium (trigone) is the most common site for intraventricular lesions. The parieto-occipital interhemispheric precuneal approach (POIPA) is one of the particular ways to reach these lesions. The aim of this study was to draw specific attention to the surgical difficulties of these lesions and to present our experience with this operative approach.(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe a rare case of cleidocranial dysplasia, an autosomal dominant inherited disease involving the skeleton and teeth, with delayed diagnosis. CASE REPORT We report a 24-year-old man with cleidocranial dysplasia admitted with hearing loss, rhinolalia, dyspnea and fatigue. Partial absence of clavicles, a bell-shaped ribcage, an open(More)