Selçuk Palaoğlu

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L-2-Hydroxyglutaric aciduria (LHGA) is a rare autosomal recessively inherited neurodegenerative disorder. It is characterized by psychomotor retardation, progressive ataxia and typical magnetic resonance imaging findings, and presents in early infancy. On the other hand, medulloblastomas are very common solid tumors of childhood and infancy. We present a(More)
A 4-year-old girl presented with an intramedullary epidermoid cyst of the cervical spinal cord. The clinical, radiological, and surgical features and a brief critical review of the literature are included in this report. The cyst contents were removed totally in two operations. The child had a coexisting neuroenteric cyst in the posterior mediastinum. To(More)
OBJECT There is a need for an accurate quantitative histological technique that also provides information on neurons, axons, vascular endothelium, and subcellular organelles after spinal cord injury (SCI). In this paper the authors describe an objective, quantifiable technique for determining the severity of SCI. The usefulness of ultrastructural scoring of(More)
Study design: A case report of intraradicular disc herniation. Intraradicular disc herniation is a special type of intradural disc hernations. In this report, we present the tenth case of intraradicular lumbar disc herniation and suggest a new classification for intradural disc herniations.Case Report: A 32-year-old male was admitted to hospital having(More)
We report the successful removal of an ossified crust-like chronic subdural hematoma (SDH) covering the hemisphere in a 16-year-old boy. In this article, the importance of the surgical approach is stressed, and the rarity of this condition in the neurosurgical literature is also outlined.
BACKGROUND Serum and tissue concentrations of tumor markers or some metabolites are considered to be helpful in diagnosis and follow-up of the central nervous system (CNS) disease. However, markers currently available are not sufficiently sensitive and specific to be used as actual diagnostic tools. Differentiation between the malignant and benign lesions(More)
Immunomodulation of acute spinal cord injury may inhibit the activity of specific inflammatory cascades and result in recovery of motor function. In this study, evaluation of the protective effect of a well-known anti-inflammatory immunomodulator, immunoglobulin G (IgG), was conducted in rats after a 50 g/cm contusion spinal cord injury. Following injury,(More)
OBJECT Melatonin is a very effective antioxidant agent. This study was performed to investigate the effects of melatonin in experimental spinal cord injury (SCI). The authors also compared its effects with those of methylprednisolone, which also protects the spinal cord from secondary injury because of its antioxidant effect on membrane lipids. METHODS(More)
A twelve-year-old boy was admitted to our hospital with a palpable skull defect after head injury ten years before. His neurological examination was normal. Plain skull X-rays showed a defect in the occipital bone (Fig. 1). CT showed the separation of two tables (Fig. 2). The CT also revealed the absence of ventricular dilatation. At sur~cal exploration the(More)