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Fracture of the occipital condyle is a rare problem that can easily be overlooked. We report a patient with occipital condyle fracture who was neurologically intact on admission, and who developed hypoglossal nerve palsy in the late posttraumatic period. The diagnosis was facilitated by the aid of computed tomography.
BACKGROUND Endoscopic surgical approach is being more widely used in the treatment of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) rhinorrhea. Accurate localization of CSF fistulas prior to surgery is essential in increasing the success of dural repair and in decreasing negative or recurrent explorations. PURPOSE To evaluate and compare intrathecal contrast medium-enhanced(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of the following study is to evaluate the treatment modalities, clinical status and prognostic factors affecting survival rates in patients with newly diagnosed brain metastasis from non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). PATIENTS AND METHODS NSCLC patients with a new diagnosis of one to four brain metastasis evaluated retrospectively for(More)
AIM To demonstrate the incidence of screw misplacement and revision rates in a group of 72 patients that underwent pedicle screw fixation for spinal pathologies using the conventional, fluoroscopy-guided open technique. MATERIAL AND METHODS Data from 72 consecutive patients with spinal instability that received 472 screws between April 2011 and May 2013(More)
BACKGROUND Fractures in the region of the sella turcica (ST) are usually associated with severe blunt head trauma and may produce many complications. The true incidence is difficult to assess since there have been only about 30 cases reported in the literature. METHODS A total of 470 computed tomography (CT) sections--with optimum bone window images of(More)
PURPOSE The scar tissue that forms after lumbar dissection is a severe complication and a cause of lumbar and radicular pain. It was recently shown that radiotherapy could inhibit peridural fibrosis after laminectomy. In this study, the efficiency of external irradiation was compared with spinal membrane application. METHOD AND MATERIALS Thirty male New(More)
AIM The main purpose of this report is to demonstrate the effects of fractionated radiosurgery regimens in the management of optic gliomas MATERIALS and METHODS Two patients suffering from progressive loss of vision due to optic nerve gliomas were treated with Gamma Knife radiosurgery in three fractions within three consecutive days instead of a single(More)
PURPOSE To determine and compare the effects of core stability exercise programs performed in two different environments in lumbar disc herniation (LDH) patients. METHOD Thirty-one patients who were diagnosed with LDH and were experiencing pain or functional disability for at least 3 months were randomly divided into two groups as land-based exercises or(More)
AIM Extent of secondary injury is the determinant of tissue destruction and functional worsening after primary spinal cord injury (SCI). Data have accumulated on alleviation of secondary injury in SCI from many studies on the subject. Besides its cholesterol lowering effects, statins are known to have anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant effects which are the(More)