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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346633/one-stage-posterior-approach-in-the-treatment-of-consecutive-multi-segment-thoracic-tuberculosis-with-kyphosis
#1
Zhong Nanzhe, Kong Jinhai, Sun Zhengwang, Qian Ming, Liu Tielong, Xiao Jianru
AIM: This study is to evaluate the clinical efficacy of one-stage posterior approach in treating consecutive multiple-segment thoracic tuberculosis with kyphosis. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A retrospective study was performed. The data of 22 patients with consecutive multi-level thoracic tuberculosis who underwent one-stage posterior approach of debridement, bone grafting, and drainage with pedicle screws fixation were collected. The kyphotic angle was 61.6°±3.1° pre-operatively...
February 27, 2017: Turkish Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345126/open-door-laminoplasty-with-preservation-of-muscle-attachments-of-c2-and-c7-for-cervical-spondylotic-myelopathy-retrospective-study
#2
Halil Ibrahim Secer, Ferhat Harman, Murat Hamit Aytar, Serdar Kahraman
AIM: Some restriction and complications, such as progression of kyphosis, incidence of axial neck pain and decrease of postoperative cervical range of motion are concern. We designed this retrospective clinical study to evaluate the effect of laminoplasty by preserving the muscle attachments of C2 and C7 spinous processes on ROM, axial neck pain and cervical lordosis. MATERIAL AND METHODS: 27 cases with cervical spondylotic myelopathy underwent open-door laminoplasty with the protection of the muscles attachment to the C2 and C7 spinous process and laminae between 2007 and 2013...
February 27, 2017: Turkish Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345123/traumatic-pseudoaneurysms-of-the-head-in-war-time-report-of-two-unusual-cases
#3
Tayfun Hakan, Ahmet Cemil Kaur
Either intracranial or extracranial pseudoaneurysms due to penetrating head injuries with gunshot are very rare entities. As the pseudoaneurysms of the superficial temporal artery are represented commonly with a pulsating mass lesion beneath scalp, the intracranial pseudoaneurysms are represented with symptoms including decreased conscious level, seizure, or focal neurological deficits. Here, two patients with combat related pseudoaneurysms are reported; one was in distal cortical branch of anterior cerebral artery and one was in superficial temporal artery...
February 27, 2017: Turkish Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345125/new-clues-in-the-malignant-progression-of-glioblastoma-can-the-thioredoxin-system-play-a-role
#4
Fatih Erdi, Bulent Kaya, Hasan Esen, Yasar Karatas, Sıddıka Findik, Fatih Keskin, Bahadır Feyzioglu, Erdal Kalkan
AIM: The main aim of this study is to evaluate and compare the expression of thioredoxin reductase 1 (TrxR1) in primary and secondary glioblastoma samples. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Surgically resected human glioblastoma samples from 40 patients who underwent surgery at our institute were extracted from their histopathological specimens and divided into three groups. Ten histopathologically regular cerebral tissue, which acquired from the non-neoplastic portion of the specimens were assigned as the control group...
February 21, 2017: Turkish Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345124/evaluation-of-cortical-brain-parenchyma-by-diffusion-and-perfusion-mri-before-and-after-chronic-subdural-hematoma-surgery
#5
Bekir Akgun, Hakan Cakin, Sait Ozturk, Hanefi Yildirim, Izzet Okcesiz, Saim Kazan, Fatih Serhat Erol
AIM: To evaluate microcirculatory changes in neighboring parenchyma as a result of pressure due to chronic subdural hematoma (CSDH) in early and late periods after hematoma drainage. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The subjects comprised 25 patients who underwent CSDH drainage. Brain diffusion and perfusion MRIs were obtained preoperatively, 48 h (early period) and 2 months (late period) postoperatively. Measurements were performed on 1 cm2 regions of interest in the neighboring parenchymal tissue...
February 21, 2017: Turkish Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28266008/phantom-radicular-pain-treated-with-lumbar-microdiscectomy-a-case-report
#6
Orkun Koban, Ahmet Öğrenci, Onur Yaman, Sedat Dalbayrak
Phantom limb pain in amputee patients is not well defined in the literature. Also there is still no clear information on the definition and treatment of phantom radicular pain, in which amputee patients also have radicular pain. This phenomenon, called phantom radiculitis or phantom radiculopathy, has been described in a limited number of cases. If a pathological condition to cause radicular pain is present in patients with amputee, the phantom pain\'s degree is increasing. Degenerative disc diseases are the most common cause of phantom radicular pain...
February 15, 2017: Turkish Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28266007/coincidental-feeding-artery-aneurysm-presenting-during-glioblastoma-surgery-a-case-report-and-literature-review
#7
Ümit Eroğlu, Eyyub S Al-Beyati, Elçin Özçelik Eroğlu, Gökmen Kahiloğullari
The medical literature reports an association between cerebral neoplasms and aneurysm formation. Some related aneurysms are detected during preoperative screening, whereas others are detected during or after surgery. We report a case of a patient with a de novo cerebral feeding artery aneurysm that we managed during glioblastoma surgery. We present a brief review of the literature on the co-existence of brain tumours, particularly that related to high-grade glioma and aneurysms. The literature discusses several mechanisms underlying tumour formation accompanied by aneurysm formation...
February 15, 2017: Turkish Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28266006/the-correlation-of-scl-90-r-anxiety-depression-somatization-subscale-scores-with-chronic-low-back-pain
#8
Utku Adilay, Bulent Guclu, Murat Goksel, Semih Keskil
AIM: The aim of this study was to investigate the correlation of the Symptom Checklist-90-R (SCL-90-R) anxiety, depression, and somatization subscale scores with chronic low back pain. MATERIAL AND METHODS: In this study, 75 patients admitted with the complaint of chronic low back pain (patient group) and 75 healthy persons (control group) were evaluated. SCL-90-R anxiety, depression, and somatization subscale scores of patients having chronic low back pain and healthy persons were measured...
February 7, 2017: Turkish Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28266004/the-cervical-arteries-an-anatomical-study-with-application-to-avoid-the-nerve-root-and-spinal-cord-blood-supply
#9
Mehmet Arslan, Halil İbrahim Açar, Ayhan Cömert, R Shane Tubbs
AIM: Injury to the vascular supply to the cervical spinal cord can lead to anterior spinal artery syndrome, which is often associated with transforaminal corticosteroid injections to the cervical foramina. The purpose of this cadaveric study was to examine the morphology of the cervical arteries and to emphasize their clinical importance. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Five formalin-fixed human cadavers were used to determine the morphology of the radicular arteries from the vertebral, ascending and deep cervical arteries in the cervical foraminal region...
February 7, 2017: Turkish Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28266005/prognostic-role-of-perihematomal-edema-in-intracerebral-hemorrhage-a-systematic-review
#10
Zhiyuan Yu, Lu Ma, Jun Zheng, Chao You
Although several studies have suggested perihematomal edema(PHE) is associated with prognosis in intracerebral hemorrhage(ICH), the results are different in other studies. The purpose of this study to evaluate the prognostic role of PHE in ICH. According to PRISMA guidelines, a systematic literature search of PubMed, EMBASE, SCOPUS, Web of Science and Cochrane Library was performed. Published clinical studies reporting association between PHE and prognosis in ICH were included. Data were extracted including sample size, patient characteristics, PHE measures, outcome measures and follow-up...
January 25, 2017: Turkish Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191621/the-effect-of-ascorbic-acid-over-the-etoposide-and-temozolomide-mediated-cytotoxicity-in-glioblastoma-cell-culture-a-molecular-study
#11
Dilek Göktürk, Hasim Kelebek, Seda Ceylan, Derviş Mansuri Yilmaz
AIM: Glioblastoma (GBM) is one of the lethal central nervous system tumors. One of the widely used chemical agents for treatment of glioblastoma is temozolomide. It is an orally administered, DNA alkylating agent. DNA alkylation triggers the death of tumor cells. However, some tumor cells are able to repair this type of DNA damage, thus lower the therapeutic effect of temozolomide. Laboratory and clinical studies indicate that temozolomide\'s anticancer effects might be strengthened when combined with other chemotherapeutic agents, like etoposide, or antioxidant agents, like ascorbic acid...
January 19, 2017: Turkish Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191625/iatrogenic-vascular-injuries-due-to-spinal-surgeries-endovascular-perspective
#12
Mustafa Gok, Elcin Aydin, Serkan Guneyli, Ali Akay, Celal Cinar, Ismail Oran
AIM: Iatrogenic vascular injuries due to spinal surgeries are rare but serious complications. Surgical management of these injuries is challenging with high morbidity rates. In this study we aim to present the results of endovascular management of iatrogenic vascular injuries due to spinal surgeries. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed 11 patients (5 male, 6 female) who had vascular injuries due to cervical and lumbar spinal surgeries. Clinical findings were bleeding (n=5), leg edema (n=6) and right heart failure with severe dyspnea (n=1)...
January 17, 2017: Turkish Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191623/the-ivy-sign-on-fluid-attenuated-inversion-recovery-images-related-to-single-photon-emission-computed-tomography-cerebral-blood-flow-in-moyamoya-disease-a-case-report
#13
Fumihiro Matano, Yasuo Murai, Asami Kubota, Takayuki Mizunari, Shiro Kobayashi, Akio Morita
BACKGROUND: Moyamoya disease is an idiopathic progressive cerebrovascular steno-occlusive disorder characterized by the formation of numerous collaterals called moyamoya vessels. Accurate evaluation of vascular status and CBF is needed for prompt treatment to prevent ischemic and/or hemorrhagic events. The pathogenesis of the ivy sign on fluid attenuated inversion recovery (FLAIR) images of moyamoya disease patients is unclear. We report a moyamoya disease case wherein the ivy sign changed in relation to SPECT-measured CBF during progression and following treatment...
January 17, 2017: Turkish Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191620/clinical-application-of-scalp-markers-and-three-dimensional-sliced-computer-tomography-reconstructions-of-the-skull-transverse-sigmoid-sinus-groove-in-the-retrosigmoid-approach
#14
Chao Wang, Han Guoqiang, Chao You, Chuangxi Liu
AIM: To explore the clinical value of bone flap creation and the sinus protection in the approach of retrosigmoid keyhole craniotomy with the guidance of three-dimensional (3D) sliced computer tomography (CT) reconstruction of the skull transverse sinus and sigmoid sinus groove. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The scalp tracings of the transverse sinus and sigmoid sinus groove of 108 posterior fossa lesion patients were delineated by gentian violet, which relies on the relationship between its 3D reconstruction location and scalp marker...
January 17, 2017: Turkish Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191622/embryonal-tumor-with-multilayered-rosettes-in-a-3-year-old-girl-case-report
#15
Aparna Govindan, Muralikrishnan Vp, Jacob Paul Alapatt
Embryonal tumor with multilayered rosettes(ETMR) is a new entity in the group of Primitive Neuroectodermal tumors of the central nervous system. It combines histopathological features of neuroblastoma and ependymoblastoma. This tumor occurs mostly in the first five years of life. A hallmark cytogenetic abnormality at the chromosome locus 19q13.42 has been identified. The authors report a case of ETMR in the parietooccipital region in a 3 year old girl who presented with features of raised intracranial tension...
January 8, 2017: Turkish Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28032632/in-memorium-professor-m-kemali-baykaner-december-15-1949-september-21-2016
#16
Sukru Aykol, Fikret Dogulu, Memduh Kaymaz, Gokhan Kurt, Hakan Emmez, Alp Ozgun Borcek
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2017: Turkish Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27593798/addendum-to-spinal-schwannomatosis-case-report-of-a-rare-condition
#17
Tayfun Hakan, Erhan Celikoglu, Fugen Aker, Nagehan Barisik
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2017: Turkish Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27593788/author-s-reply-to-is-it-safe-to-evaluate-pedicle-screw-position-with-postoperative-tomography
#18
Alp Ozgun Borcek
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2017: Turkish Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27593786/the-usefulness-of-employing-an-electronic-traction-table-to-determine-flexibility-in-adolescent-idiopathic-scoliosis
#19
Erman Ceyhan, Onder Murat Delialioglu, Kenan Bayrakci, Bulent Daglar, Alper Deveci, Ugur Gunel
AIM: The aim of the study was to develop new equipment for the assessment of the flexibility of the spine with different forces. This new system should provide a different perspective to adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) for the selection of fusion levels and surgical success. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Eighteen patients suffering from AIS who were scheduled to undergo posterior instrumented spinal fusion in our clinic were recruited in this study. The Electronic Traction Table (ETT) that was designed in our clinic was used to evaluate the radiogical and clinical parameters of the spine...
2017: Turkish Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27593781/long-term-surgical-outcomes-of-spinal-schwannomas-retrospective-analysis-of-49-consecutive-cases
#20
Erhan Emel, Anas Abdallah, Ozden Erhan Sofuoglu, Ali Ender Ofluoglu, Muslum Gunes, Betul Guler, Bilge Bilgic
AIM: Spinal schwannomas (SS) represent the most common intradural extramedullary lesions, accounting for approximately 24% of all nerve sheath tumors in adults. Schwannomas have infrequent, but existent possibility of malignancy. In this study, long-term outcomes of 49 consecutive SS have been presented. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Medical records were retrospectively reviewed in 371 cases of spinal tumors who underwent surgery between the years 2005 and 2014. Cases confirmed as schwannoma histopathologically were included in this study...
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