Serdar Kemaloğlu

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OBJECTIVE Cerebral hydatid disease is very rare, representing only 2% of all cerebral space occupying lesions even in the countries where the disease is endemic. The aim of this paper is to describe the characteristic features of cerebral hydatid disease in computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). METHODS We retrospectively reviewed(More)
Elevated serum neuron-specific enolase levels are correlated with brain cell damage. Low scores according to Glasgow Coma Scale are also considered as serious poor prognostic factor. The aims of the study were to investigate whether there is a correlation between the two measurements in patients with traumatic brain injury and whether serum neuron-specific(More)
PURPOSE In this retrospective study, CT findings of 289 patients with tuberculous meningitis (TBM) are presented and diagnostic criteria are discussed. MATERIAL AND METHODS The medical records of patients who were diagnosed as having central nervous system tuberculosis were investigated. Cranial CT investigations of 289 patients with TBM were reviewed. Of(More)
In this study, of 3462 cases admitted with cranial trauma between 1992 and 2000. The 115 cases that were diagnosed as extradural haematoma (EDH), were analyzed to obtain the outcome of extradural hematomas. Each patient was evaluated retrospectively in terms of age, sex, and models of injury, localization of the haematoma, origins of bleeding, neurological(More)
We report the case of a 20-year-old man with a gunshot injury as an example of spontaneous migration of a metallic foreign body within the brain. Computed tomography (CT) showed the bullet in the left temporoparietal region. At 10 days follow-up, CT revealed that the bullet had migrated posteriorly, due to the effect of gravity, lodging in the occipital(More)
OBJECTIVE An animal model of laminectomy in rats was used to study scar tissue formation around the spinal cord. Bevacizumab (BV) [a recombinant, humanized, monoclonal antibody targeting vascular endothelial growth factor], 5-Fluorouracil (5-FU) and BV+5-FU was tested in this system for its ability to decrease fibrous tissue formation. MATERIALS AND(More)
Objectives: Spinal subdural abscess is rare and only 48 cases have been described to date. In this report, we present an additional spinal subdural tuberculous abscess.Method: Tuberculous meningitis was diagnosed with clinical and laboratory findings in a 45-year-old man. A spinal subdural abscess was demonstrated using MRI. Presence of the abscess was(More)
The current study is based on a retrospective investigation of firearm deaths in Diyarbakir, which were autopsied by the Diyarbakir Branch of the Council of Forensic Medicine during the 6- year period. Four hundred-forty four deaths were investigated from January 1996 through December 2001, including homicide (296 cases, 66.7%), suicide (120 cases, 27%) and(More)
Hydrocephalus is a common complication of tuberculous meningitis (TBM) in children. The aims of this study are to review our experience of hydrocephalus in childhood TBM and to evaluate the effect of the timing of ventriculoperitoneal shunting (VPS) on the final outcome. In this study, 156 patients with TBM and hydrocephalus were reviewed retrospectively(More)
AIM Posterior epidural migration of a sequestered lumbar intervertebral disc fragment (PEMSLIDF) is an extremely rare condition published so far only as case reports or small case series (ranging between 2 to 8 cases). Diagnosing this condition is often challenging and the diagnosis is usually made intraoperatively. The affected patients usually suffer(More)