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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28770554/the-clinical-comparison-between-the-patients-operated-for-unilateral-radiculopathy-via-contralateral-facet-sparing-and-ipsilateral-side-approach
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Ahmet Öğrenci, Orkun Koban, Onur Yaman, Mesut Yilmaz, Sedat Dalbayrak
AIM: To compare clinical outcomes of the patients operated from the contralateral or ipsilateral side for unilateral radiculopathy in spinal stenosis. MATERIAL AND METHODS: This was a retrospective study. Twenty patients were listed as Group 1 (Contralateral) with unilateral radiculopathy and spinal stenosis with/without lateral recess syndrome or foraminal stenosis. Decompression from opposite side of radiculopathy was performed to Group 1 patients. Decompression from the radiculopathy side was performed to the patients in Group 2 (Ipsilateral)...
June 20, 2017: Turkish Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28758186/the-causes-of-post-operative-meningitis-the-comparison-of-gram-negative-and-gram-positive-pathogens
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Behice Kurtaran, Ferit Kuscu, Aslihan Ulu, Ayse Seza Inal, Suheyla Komur, Filiz Kibar, Nuri Eralp Cetinalp, Kerem Mazhar Ozsoy, Yusuf Kemal Arslan, Hasan Salih Aksu, Yesim Tasova
AIM: In this study, we aim to determine the microbiological etiology in critically ill neurosurgical patients with nosocomial meningitis (NM) and show the impact of Gram-negative rods and differences of patient's characteristics, clinical and prognostic measures between Gram-negative and Gram-positive meningitis. MATERIAL AND METHODS: In this prospective, one center study we reviewed all adult patients hospitalized during a 12-year period and identified pathogens isolated from post-neurosurgical cases of NM...
June 20, 2017: Turkish Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28758181/how-cranial-shapes-led-to-contemporary-ethnic-classification-a-historical-view
#3
Deniz Belen
In medical literature various ethnic terms, like Caucasian or Mongolian, are sporadically cited for indicating the relationship between certain disorders and geographical origin of individuals. Few of scientists recognize that those definitions are stemmed from a medical thesis written by the German physician Johann Friedrich Blumenbach in 1775. Through considering cranial shapes, Blumenbach proposed five race varieties including the Caucasian, the Mongolian, the Malayan, the Ethiopian, and the American. While he favored only beauty his contemporaries reclaimed an intellectuality arrangement among those race types and gave the highest credibility to Caucasian, which therefore, besides defining an ethnicity, has conveyed a discriminatory meaning...
June 20, 2017: Turkish Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28758180/surgical-strategies-for-thoracic-myelopathy-due-to-ossification-of-ligamentum-flavum-a-technical-note-based-on-radiological-type
#4
Ting Wang, Chunyan DU, Xiujun Zheng, Yuanliang Sun, Xiangyun Liu, Jianqiang Kou
AIM: Ossification of the ligamentumflavum (OLF) is a primary cause of thoracic myelopathy. A relatively safe surgical technique based on radiological type is described for the OLF-induced thoracic myelopathy. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Forty patients with thoracic myelopathy caused by OLF were studied retrospectively. The OLF was divided into fused and non-fused types according to the CT and MRI findings. All patients underwent posterior decompression. For the fused type, open-door laminectomy and for the non-fused type, French-door laminectomy surgical techniques were adopted...
June 20, 2017: Turkish Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28770553/perioperative-technical-complications-in-deep-brain-stimulation-surgeries
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Onur Alptekin, Ersoy Kocabicak, Felix S Gubler, Linda Ackermans, Pieter L Kubben, Yasin Temel
AIM: Deep brain stimulation (DBS) surgeries are multi-faceted and the various steps are interconnected. Since its first implementation, the method of DBS surgery has undergone changes. We have encountered several expected and also non-expected perioperative technical complications in the past seventeen years. Here, we describe the stereotactic frame, stereotactic localizer and planning station related complications and how we have managed them as much as possible. MATERIAL AND METHODS: This study is a retrospective qualitative analysis of the documented technical events encountered during DBS surgeries from 1999 onwards...
June 14, 2017: Turkish Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28758185/cystic-chordoma-of-cavernous-sinus
#6
Prashant Sathe, Amit Mahore, Aadil Chagla
Chordomas are the tumors commonly involving base of skull which are predominantly solid in consistency. A cystic chordoma of cavernous sinus is an extremely rare entity and has never been reported. We report a 26- year-old male presenting with gradually progressive right sided sixth nerve palsy and headache. Computerized tomography (CT) scan and Magnetic resonant imaging (MRI ) scan of brain showed a cystic lesion in right cavernous sinus.Patient was successfully treated using transnasal endoscopic trans-sphenoidal approach ...
June 14, 2017: Turkish Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28758184/motor-evoked-potentials-and-bis-guided-anaesthesia-in-image-guided-mini-invasive-neurosurgery-of-supratentorial-tumors-nearby-the-cortico-spinal-tract
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Roberto Cordella, Eleonora Orena, Francesco Acerbi, Elena Beretta, Dario Caldiroli, Francesco Dimeco, Carla Carozzi
AIM: to describe and evaluate the anaesthesiological regimen used in neurophysiologically monitored image-guided mini-invasive neurosurgery. MATERIAL AND METHODS: 24 patients underwent elective surgery under general anaesthesia that was administered through Target Controlled Infusion (TCI) for effect-site concentration (Ce) of Propofol and Remifentanil, targeting Bispectral Index (BIS) in the 40-60 intervals. Stimulating intensity of transcranial motor evoked potentials (tMEP), BIS index, Propofol and Remifentanil Ce were collected at MEPs threshold (T) definition (respectively BIS@T, CeProp@T and CeRemi@T)...
June 14, 2017: Turkish Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28758183/neuronavigation-guided-endoscopic-endonasal-excision-of-schwannoma-like-chordoma-of-the-meckel-s-cave-a-case-report
#8
Ali Akay, Sercan Göde, M Sedat Çağli
Chordomas are locally aggressive malignant tumors due to their recurrence potential, originating from the embryonic notochord remnants. Chordomas can originate anywhere on the axial skeleton. They are extradural and are spread by bone destruction. Chordomas are locally aggressive tumors which invade the dura mater, and may also present with secondary intradural growth. The Meckel's cave location of chordomas has been very rarely reported in the literature. Chordomas located in the Meckel's cave can be radiologically confused with trigeminal schwannomas...
June 14, 2017: Turkish Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28758182/which-is-better-stainless-steel-or-titanium-alloy
#9
Sibel Akyol, Hakan Bozkus, Suzan Adin Cinar, Mehmet Murat Hanci
AIM: To investigate immunologic reactions after implantation of stainless steel (SS) alloy and titanium (Ti) alloy in a rat model. Macrophage and cytokine responses have been reported after the in vivo and in vitro application of different biomaterials. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Wistar albino rats after an exploration of the thoracolumbar paravertebral muscle tissue of the subjects, group I underwent a sham surgery, and groups II and III were implanted Ti alloy and SS alloy rods respectively...
June 14, 2017: Turkish Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28758179/clinical-outcomes-of-posterior-c1-and-c2-screw-rod-fixation-for-atlantoaxial-instability
#10
Hasan Serdar Işik, Evren Sandal, Sedat Çağli
AIM: In this study, we aimed at sharing our experiences and contributing to the literature by making a retrospective analysis of the patients we operated with screw-rod system for atlantoaxial instability in our clinic. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Archive files of adult patients, who were operated for posterior C1-C2 stabilization with screw and rod in our clinic between January 2006 and January 2016, were analyzed. 28 patients, who had pre and post-operative images, follow-up forms and who were followed for at least one year, were analyzed...
June 14, 2017: Turkish Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731197/metastatic-gallbladder-carcinoma-in-meningioma-a-case-report
#11
Burak Eren, Feyza Karagoz Guzey, Ilker Gulec, Azmi Tufan
Metastases from tumors to systemic cancers are rare. The most common intracranial recipient tumor is meningioma. Metastasis from gallbladder cancer has been previously reported from only one patient during autopsy. We present the case of a 72-year-old woman who underwent surgery for right frontal skull base meningioma.The tumor was completely removed. Histological specimens showed gallbladder carcinomatous metastasis with diffuse neuroendocrine differentiation in meningothelial meningioma. The Ki-67 proliferation index of the meningioma was 3%...
June 2, 2017: Turkish Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28656584/case-control-study-of-risk-factors-for-surgical-site-infection-after-three-column-osteotomy-for-spine-deformity
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Rafael DE LA Garza Ramos, Jonathan Nakhla, Rani Nasser, Niketh Bhashyam, Merrit Kinon, Reza Yassari
AIM: To investigate risk factors for surgical site infection (SSI) after three-column osteotomy (3CO) for spinal deformity. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program database (2012 - 2014) was reviewed. We included adult patients who underwent 3CO and compared pertinent cases (SSI) to controls (no SSI) in terms of preoperative and operative characteristics. Patients with clean/contaminated, contaminated, and dirty/infected wounds were excluded...
June 2, 2017: Turkish Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608351/course-of-aggressive-somatotroph-corticotroph-and-mammotroph-tumors-under-temozolomide-report-of-three-cases-and-review-of-the-literature
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Berna İmge Aydoğan, Uğur Ünlütürk, Rıfat Emral, Sevim Güllü
Treatment of aggressive pituitary tumors may be challenging. Temozolomide (TMZ) is a promising agent when conventional treatment methods fail. We present three patients with aggressive pituitary tumors with atypical morphology, who were resistant to conventional treatments and treated with TMZ. First case had a somatotroph adenoma, second a corticotroph adenoma, and the third a macroprolactinoma. We also reviewed the literature reporting TMZ efficacy in somatotroph, corticotroph and mammotroph tumors of pituitary...
May 7, 2017: Turkish Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28593628/outcome-of-microsurgical-revascularization-in-patients-with-moyamoya-disease-first-report-from-iranian-population
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Abdolkarim Rahmanian, Mohammad Sadehgh Masoudi, Fariborz Ghaffarpasand, Mohammad Hossein Ashraf, Ehsanali Alibai
AIM: The aim of this study was to report the outcome of microsurgical revascularization in patients with moyamoya disease in Southern Iran. MATERIAL AND METHODS: This cross-sectional study was conducted in Southern Iran during a 7-year period from 2009 to 2016. All the patients with moyamoya disease (confirmed with digital substraction angiography) who underwent microsurgical revascularization (extracranial-intracranial bypass or synangiosis) were included. All the patients were followed for at least 1 year and the outcome was measured using Glasgow outcome scale (GOS) and modified Rankin scale (MRS)...
May 7, 2017: Turkish Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28593626/safety-of-lateral-interbody-fusion-surgery-without-intraoperative-monitoring
#15
Hong-Jae Lee, Kyeong-Sik Ryu, Jung-Woo Hur, Ji-Hoon Seong, Hyun-Jin Cho, Jin-Sung Kim
AIM: Oblique lateral interbody fusion (OLIF) is a minimally invasive surgical method that can access lumbar spine without direct dissection of psoas muscle and the need for intraoperative neuromonitoring (IOM) is questionable. The purpose of this study is to examine and document the transient and persistent perioperative complications in patients who underwent OLIF for degenerative lumbar disease without IOM. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Total 129 consecutive patients who were diagnosed as degenerative spinal disease from L1 to S1 and underwent the mini-open OLIF, were identified and retrospectively reviewed...
May 7, 2017: Turkish Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28585677/sciatic-nerve-injuries-from-gluteal-intramuscular-injection-according-to-records-of-high-health-council
#16
Hakan Hadi Kadioğlu
AIM: The purpose of the study was to analyze the cases discussed in High Health Council (HHC) and to determine the solutions for the problems on gluteal intramuscular injection (IMI) applications. MATERIAL AND METHODS: In the 9 year period, the cases of IMI related sciatic nerve injury (SNI) sending to take an opinion the Turkey HHC were reviewed. Cases were analyzed in demographic information, degree of nerve damage; side of gluteal region applied on injection, injected drugs, primary disease and appropriateness of parenteral therapy indications, and management...
May 7, 2017: Turkish Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28585676/evaluation-of-apparent-diffusion-coefficients-in-the-cerebellar-tonsils-and-bulbus-in-chiari-type-i-malformations-comparison-before-and-after-surgery
#17
Bekir Akgun, Sait Ozturk, Ismail Taskent, Mehmet Besir Surme, Fatih Serhat Erol, Hanefi Yildirim
AIM: To evaluate the preoperative and postoperative 6th month mean apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) values of the cerebellar tonsils and bulbus in patients with Chiari Malformation Type I (CMI), and to compare the results with healthy controls. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We included 15 patients with CMI who underwent suboccipital decompression, upper cervical laminectomy, and duraplasty surgery, and compared them with 10 healthy individuals. Three regions of interest were placed, one each in the cerebellar tonsils and one in the bulbus...
May 7, 2017: Turkish Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28593627/efficacy-and-safety-of-using-n-butyl-cyanoacrylate-in-fixation-of-cranial-following-trauma-and-other-pathologies
#18
Ahmed Sultan, Abbas Mohamed
Skull Bone fixation following different cranial surgeries is essential and should be rigid, simple and cheap. We describe our technique of cranial fixation using the adhesive cyanoacrylates. MATERIALS AND METHODS: At the end of cranial and intracranial surgeries the craniotomy flap and bone pieces are returned, realigned and fixed using Histoacryl® (N-Butyl Cyanoacrylate) glue. The glue is applied all around the flap in 360 degrees fashion. RESULT: The adhesive material was used in 24 cases after different surgeries involving the calvaria of the skull...
April 30, 2017: Turkish Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28585675/a-modified-jaslow-transforaminal-lumbar-interbody-fusion-for-the-treatment-of-isthmic-spondylolisthesis
#19
ChaoJiang Yu, Xiao Gao, Kai Huang, BuQing Chang, Hu Feng, Jie Zhao
AIM: To describe a modified Jaslow-transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (TLIF) technique for the treatment of single-level, isthmic spondylolisthesis (IS). MATERIAL AND METHODS: Between April 2011 and September 2012, 32 patients with IS undergoing a modified Jaslow-TLIF, were retrospectively reviewed. The intervertebral space height (IH), vertebral slippage ratio, lordotic angles of the treated segments (SA) and lumbar lordotic angles (LA) were measured and the scores by Visual Analogue Scale (VAS), Oswestry Disability Index (ODI) and Japanese Orthopaedic Association (JOA) were recorded...
April 30, 2017: Turkish Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28585674/real-time-video-streaming-to-surgical-loupe-mounted-head-up-display-for-navigated-meningioma-resection
#20
Roberto Diaz, Jang Yoon, Robert Chen, Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa, Robert Wharen, Ricardo Komotar
AIM: Wearable technology interfaces with normal human movement and function, thereby enabling more efficient and adaptable use.We developed a wearable display system for use with intra-operative neuronavigation for brain tumor surgery. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The Google glass head-up display system was adapted to surgical loupes with a video-streaming integrated hardware and software device for display of the Stealth S7 navigation screen. Phantom trials of surface ventriculostomy were performed...
April 30, 2017: Turkish Neurosurgery
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