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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)
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)
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)
INTRODUCTION Traumatic brain injury is highly associated with the over-production of reactive oxygen species. The aim of this study was to investigate the putative neuroprotective effect of montelukast, a cysteinyl-leukotriene receptor antagonist, in a rat model of traumatic brain injury (TBI). METHODS Sprague Dawley rats were subjected to TBI with a(More)
BACKGROUND Uncertainty still exists regarding the treatment of the patients presenting with gunshot wounds to the spine. Neurological insults, cerebrospinal fluid fistula, infection, lead or copper toxicity, migration of bullets, and spinal instability are included among the common challenging issues. CASE DESCRIPTION An 18-year-old woman was admitted(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)
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)
BACKGROUND Oxidative stress is a mediator of secondary injury to the spinal cord following trauma. OBJECTIVE To investigate the putative neuroprotective effect of alpha-lipoic acid (LA), a powerful antioxidant, in a rat model of spinal cord injury (SCI). METHODS Wistar albino rats were divided as control, vehicle-treated SCI, and LA-treated SCI groups.(More)
AIM CT-guided stereotactic methods have long been used for the diagnosis and treatment of intracranial masses. Intracranial tuberculoma is a rare form of extrapulmonary tuberculosis. Histological confirmation is the gold standard for a correct diagnosis. However, histopathological diagnosis and excision of these lesions have advantages over open surgical(More)