Tayfun Hakan

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Primary glioblastoma multiforme of cerebellar hemispheres in adults is a rare condition. Most of them result from dedifferentiation of astrocytoma to glioblastoma. We present two cases of unusual de novo cerebellar glioblastomas, one of which is the giant-cell variant. We review their clinical behaviour with conventional MR imaging features and discuss the(More)
Cerebellar liponeurocytoma that has been recently identified as a distinct entity by the World Health Organization is characterized by areas of lipomatous differentiation and apparently by a favorable prognosis. In this paper, we described a case of 49-year-old female showing progressive clinical course inspite of a low labeling/mitotic index. We also(More)
OBJECTIVES Although the decline of the morbidity and mortality in recent years, brain abscess is still one of the most important problems in Neurosurgery. METHODS Ninety-six patients with brain abscess are analysed retrospectively, that treated between 1988 and 2001, according to age, the clinical symptoms, etiologic factors, infecting organisms,(More)
AIM Histopathological diagnosis is always necessary to make an effective treatment plan for intracranial mass lesions. This study aimed to evaluate the diagnostic efficacy, and associated mortality and morbidity of CT-guided stereotactic biopsy procedures in a large number of patients with intracranial lesions. MATERIAL AND METHODS A total(More)
BACKGROUND Nosocomial meningitis is a rare complication following neurosurgical procedures and is associated with high morbidity and mortality. AIM The aim of this study was to describe the clinical characteristics and the risk factors associated with mortality in patients who developed nosocomial meningitis following neurosurgical operations. SETTING(More)
Brain abscesses are well-known lesions that have been reported from the beginning of the Hippocratic era. They continue, however, to be characterized by problematic and fatal features, even though there have been enormous developments in treatment and diagnostic technologies-especially in the areas of computed tomography (CT), surgery, anesthesia, bacterial(More)
The aim of this retrospective study was to investigate the diagnostic yield and accuracy of stereotactic biopsy in patients harboring brain mass. Stereotactic biopsy was performed in 130 patients between 1995 and 2000 in an educational and research hospital in Turkey. The results of histological analysis were compared to the resected specimens in 23(More)
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) was induced by a weight-drop device using 300 g-1 m weight-height impact. The study groups were: control, alpha-lipoic acid (LA) (100 mg/kg, po), TBI, and TBI + LA (100 mg/kg, po). Forty-eight hours after the injury, neurological scores were measured and brain samples were taken for histological examination or determination of(More)
Despite low back pain being common in pregnancy, cauda equina syndrome is rare. Misdiagnosis and delay in treatment may cause neurological sequelae including urinary and fecal incontinence, sexual dysfunction in patients. A case of cauda equina syndrome in a pregnant woman at 25-week gestation is presented here. The patient underwent an emergency, standard(More)
Arachnoid granulation is often found incidentally in the dural sinuses and skull. It may also enlarge the dural sinus or inner table of the skull. We report a 46-year-old woman who presented with occipital headaches and arachnoid granulations in both transverse sinuses and torcular herophili. Neurological examination was normal. Fundoscopic examination,(More)