Tufan Cansever

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AIM There have been several treatment modalities to reduce the volume of the syringomyelic cavity and the pressure on the brainstem in Chiari Malformation Type I (CM-I). Foramen magnum decompression with and without duroplasty were compared in this retrospective study. MATERIAL AND METHODS From 2003 to 2006, 27 patients suffering from CMI were operated on(More)
Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is a common focal peripheral neuropathy. Increased pressure in the carpal tunnel results in median nerve compression and impaired nerve perfusion, leading to discomfort and paresthesia in the affected hand. Surgical division of the transverse carpal ligament is preferred in severe cases of CTS and should be considered when(More)
OBJECT The purpose of this study was to compare the methods of posterior lumbar interbody fusion (PLIF) and posterolateral fusion (PLF) in cases of isthmic Grades 1 and 2 lumbar spondylolisthesis, and to evaluate the clinical efficacy of the procedures. METHODS Operations were performed in 50 patients with lumbar spondylolisthesis in the authors' clinics(More)
AIM To evaluate the effectiveness of transforaminal epidural steroid injection (TFESI) for lumbar radiculopathy with respect to effect of injection levels, gender, and age group. MATERIAL AND METHODS Hundred-fifty-three consecutive patients who underwent to lumbar TFESI were enrolled. The outcomes were measured by using a visual numeric scale (VNS), NASS(More)
INTRODUCTION Treatment of spontaneous supratentorial intracerebral hemorrhage (SICH) is still controversial. We therefore analyzed the comatose patients diagnosed as having spontaneous SICH and treated by surgery. MATERIALS AND METHODS We retrospectively analyzed the collected data of 25 comatose patients with initial Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS) ≤ 8(More)
STUDY DESIGN Clinical study. PURPOSE The dimensions of the working zone for endoscopic lumbar discectomy should be evaluated by preoperative magnetic resonance images. The aim of this study was to analyze the angle of the roots, root area, and foraminal area. OVERVIEW OF LITERATURE Few studies have reported on the triangular working zone during(More)
OBJECTIVE To analyze functioning and nonfunctioning pituitary adenomas (PAs)>3 cm, with special emphasis on preoperative and postoperative visual functions. METHODS The cases consisted of 49 women and 54 men with mean age of 43.2 years (range 19-66 years). All cases had a macroadenoma >3 cm in diameter. The transsphenoidal approach was performed in 117(More)
OBJECTIVE The authors present the case of a dumbbell-shaped schwannoma of the upper cervical spine involving the ventral rami of C-2 sensory root and rising through the foramen magnum up to the pontobulbar junction. The 27-year-old male patient complaining of hoarseness, imbalance and experiencing cervical pain and cervical muscle contractions for 2 months(More)
Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is an entrapment neuropathy where the median nerve is compressed in the carpal canal. There are many variations of the distal branches of the median nerve at the wrist. Anatomical variations of this nerve have fundamental clinical importance to prevent injuries, especially during limited open or endoscopic surgical procedures. A(More)
AIM The study was conducted to compare the clinical effectiveness of FJ injections (FJI) and FJ radiofrequency (FJRF) denervation in patients with chronic low back pain. MATERIAL AND METHODS This study included 100 patients; 50 in FJI 50 in FJRF group. VNS, NASS and EQ-5D were used to evaluate the outcomes. All outcome assessments were performed at(More)