Taner Akalin

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Progressive myoclonic epilepsies are rare, genetically transmitted diseases characterized by epileptic seizures, myoclonus, and progressive neurologic deterioration. Unverricht-Lundborg disease, Lafora's disease, neuronal ceroid lipofuscinosis, mitochondrial disorders, and sialidosis are included in this group. Lafora's disease is a progressive disorder of(More)
A United Nations (UNHCR)-sponsored study has been undertaken, involving neurologists from the Turkish-speaking northern and Greek-speaking southern communities of Cyprus, to ascertain the prevalence of multiple sclerosis (MS) and to bring the medical personnel of the two communities to work together. The Turkish community includes both Turkish Cypriots and,(More)
Purpose. To evaluate the confocal microscopy findings of a 46-year-old male with bilateral biopsy proven argyrosis. Materials and Methods. Besides routine ophthalmologic examination, anterior segment photography and confocal microscopy with cornea Rostoch module attached to HRT II (Heidelberg Engineering GmbH, Heidelberg, Germany) were performed. Findings.(More)
  • Tadao Nagatsuma, Shogo Horiguchi, Yusuke Minamikata, Yasuyuki Yoshimizu, Shintaro Hisatake, Shigeru Kuwano +172 others
  • 2013
There has been an increasing interest in the application of terahertz (THz) waves to broadband wireless communications. In particular, use of frequencies above 275 GHz is one of the strong concerns among radio scientists and engineers, because these frequency bands have not yet been allocated at specific active services, and there is a possibility to employ(More)
The authors report on two patients with spinal meningeal melanocytoma and review the literature on this lesion. One case is particularly interesting because of the lesion's thoracic intramedullary localization. Meningeal melanocytoma is a benign but locally aggressive lesion and is very rarely associated with spinal localizations. This patient presented(More)
Gliosarcoma is a rare brain tumor that consists of both glial and mesenchymal components. We report the case of a 68-year-old female with cranial gliosarcoma metastatic to the spinal cord. Initially, the patient was diagnosed with cranial gliosarcoma and treated with surgical resection followed by radiotherapy. Four months after she completed treatment, she(More)
Efficient conversion of photonic to plasmonic energy is important for nano-optical applications, particularly imaging and spectroscopy. Recently a new generation of photonic/plasmonic transducers, the 'campanile' probes, has been developed that overcomes many shortcomings of previous near-field probes by efficiently merging broadband field enhancement with(More)
We report a rare case of ependymoma with vacuolar features, signet cells, pigmentation and numerous Rosenthal fibers arising in the fourth ventricle of a 35-year-old woman. The tumor was composed of cells with cytoplasmic vacuoles, signet cells and clear cells. The clear cells were compactly arranged resembling oligodendroglioma. Pseudovascular and(More)
Eruptive disseminated Spitz naevi is a rarely reported condition. Although the dermatoscopic features of nondisseminated, solitary forms of Spitz naevi are well known, there are no reports describing the dermatoscopic features of eruptive disseminated variant. We report an additional case and describe the dermatoscopic features. Two patterns were observed.(More)
BACKGROUND Atypical teratoid/rhabdoid tumor (AT/RT) is a rare aggressive infantile neoplasm of uncertain origin. This study was performed to assess the clinicopathologic and immunohistochemical features of four AT/RT cases. CASE REPORTS Two cases were male and two were female, and their ages ranged from 8 to 103 months. Tumors were located in the(More)