S. Emre Pusat

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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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
OBJECTIVE To determine whether thiocolchicoside, a commonly used myorelaxant, may impair the acoustic reflex. METHODS Forty-two patients scheduled to receive thiocolchicoside treatment for different reasons were enrolled in the study. Acoustic reflex thresholds at 500, 1000, 2000 and 4000 Hz were determined and analysed statistically pre-treatment and on(More)
AIM Tethered cord syndrome (TCS) manifests with neurological and urological complaints. Surgical detethering is the main treatment for TCS. Children with urological symptoms are required objective pre- and postoperative evaluations in order to predict urological outcome. The aims of this study are to investigate the effects of detethering procedure on the(More)
emphasize the uneventful follow-up period against warnings of thermal injury of the brain tissue due to the PMMa graft. In the literature, PMMa is usually modelled and shaped before installing it on the bony defect. In the standard cranioplasty technique, after semiliquid PMMa is obtained, the cranioplasty material is made up outside the surgical area. When(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)