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Intracranial extradural hydatid cysts are a rare occurrence with unclear pathogenesis. Three different cases are reported and the postoperative courses are discussed. Of the 11 cases found in the literature, all eight cases whose sex and age were reported are men, and seven of the eight are clustered in between the second and fourth decades.
A series of 30 documented cases of intracranial hydatid cyst out of 33 pediatric and 45 total patients admitted to the Department of Neurosurgery of the School of Medicine at Istanbul University within the years 1952-1996 is presented. The pediatric population consisted of 73% of the series. Twenty patients (66%) are alive and well after a follow-up period(More)
INTRODUCTION Left atrial free floating ball thrombus is a relatively rare event, especially without mitral valve disease. CASE PRESENTATION A 61-year-old Turkish man was admitted to our hospital with a thrombus mass in his left atrium. Five months earlier, he had undergone right bilobectomy and superior bronchoplasty due to squamous cell carcinoma in the(More)
INTRODUCTION Carotid artery stenting (CAS) is believed to be an alternative to carotid endarterectomy (CEA); however, recent studies have demonstrated an increase of complications with stenting that does not reflect our experience. We thus wanted to compare the periprocedural and 1-year follow-up outcomes of CAS with those of CEA among patients with(More)
Coronary-subclavian steal syndrome results from atherosclerotic disease of the proximal subclavian artery, causing reversal of flow in an internal mammary artery used as conduit for coronary artery bypass. In the present case, we discussed the diagnosis and the treatment of coronary steal syndrome in a patient hospitalized due to decompensated cardiac(More)
Objetive: Saline-irrigated radiofrequency ablation, which has been widely used for surgical treatment of atrial fibrillation in recent years, is 80-90% successful in achieving sinus rhythm. In our study, our surgical experience and mid-term results in patients who underwent mitral valve surgery and left atrial radiofrequency ablation were analyzed. (More)