Complementary Specific Pelvic Sequences on Routine Lumbar Magnetic Resonance Imaging Scans: An Imaging-Based Study Focused on Piriformis Syndrome.
CONCLUSION: Although PS being a clinical diagnosis, this study indicated that in patients whom PS was not suspected at the initial examination, 8.2% of them were finally diagnosed after MRI evaluations. Performing specific pelvic sequences as an adjunct to routine lumbar MRI can salvage underdiagnosed patients with PS and facilitate early detection of this pathological condition. PMID: 31529453 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Turkish Neurosurgery)
Source: Turkish Neurosurgery - September 20, 2019 Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Ayhan S, Nabiyev VN, Yetisyigit Y, Palaoglu S, Yorubulut M Tags: Turk Neurosurg Source Type: research

Microsatellite Instability in Glioblastoma: Is It Really Relevant in Tumor Prognosis?
CONCLUSION: The results of this study showed no significant relationships between MMR protein expression and recurrence rates or overall survival in patients with GBM. PMID: 31529454 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Turkish Neurosurgery)
Source: Turkish Neurosurgery - September 20, 2019 Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Tepeoglu M, Borcek P, Ozen O, Altinors N Tags: Turk Neurosurg Source Type: research

Timing of Shunt Placement Relative to Shunt Infections in Cases of Hydrocephalus Associated with Myelomeningocele.
CONCLUSION: While the shunt infection rates for the simultaneous, early and delayed shunting groups were not significantly different, it is of interest that no shunt infections occurred in the delayed shunting group. Investigation with a larger number of patients is warranted to assess whether delayed shunting might reduce the risk of shunt infection. PMID: 31452179 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Turkish Neurosurgery)
Source: Turkish Neurosurgery - August 8, 2019 Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Gurbuz MS, Yuksel MO Tags: Turk Neurosurg Source Type: research

Effects of Different Therapeutic Radiation Doses on the Development of Neural Tube Defects in Chick Embryos and the Correlation with Bone Morphogenetic Protein 4 and 7 Expression Levels.
CONCLUSION: Exposure to irradiation at cranium CT doses may induce the development of NTDs and increase BMP7 expression. Dose radiation exposure using thorax CT and abdominopelvic CT protocols does not appear to induce NTDs. PMID: 31452178 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Turkish Neurosurgery)
Source: Turkish Neurosurgery - July 16, 2019 Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Altun E, Atik A, Adilay HU, Kahraman A, Ozturk K, Guclu B Tags: Turk Neurosurg Source Type: research

Effect of Curcumin on the Formation of Epidural Fibrosis in an Experimental Laminectomy Model in Rats.
CONCLUSION: The findings of this study show that local curcumin decreases the formation of epidural fibrosis and this effect of curcumin is thought to be mediated by reducing the functions of inflammatory cells such as macrophages, neutrophils and fibroblasts, and the anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects. PMID: 31270796 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Turkish Neurosurgery)
Source: Turkish Neurosurgery - July 6, 2019 Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Ismailoglu O, Kizilay Z, Cetin NK, Topcu A, Berber O Tags: Turk Neurosurg Source Type: research

Surgical Management of Thoracic Disc Herniation: Anterior vs Posterior Approach.
Abstract AIM: To compare outcomes and complications in patients with thoracic disc herniation (TDH) undergoing surgery with either the posterior or anterior approach. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A total of 86 patients, with 98 symptomatic TDHs, who underwent surgery in a single institution between 2007 and 2016, were included. Overall, 68 patients were in the anterior and 18 were in the posterior group. Ten patients underwent multilevel TDH surgery. RESULTS: The groups were similar in age, sex, body mass index, and clinical symptoms. In the anterior group, 4 patients (5.9%) had major complications, and 26 (38....
Source: Turkish Neurosurgery - July 6, 2019 Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Oltulu I, Cil H, Berven S, Chou D, Clark A, Ulu MO, Ames C, Deviren V Tags: Turk Neurosurg Source Type: research

Evaluation of the Neuroprotective Role of Boric Acid in Preventing Traumatic Brain Injury-Mediated Oxidative Stress.
CONCLUSION: Based on biochemical and histopathological evidence, we determined that TBI induced LP and OS were inhibited by pre-treatment with BA. PMID: 31192445 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Turkish Neurosurgery)
Source: Turkish Neurosurgery - May 20, 2019 Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Ataizi ZS, Ozkoc M, Kanbak G, Karimkhani H, Burukoglu Donmez D, Ustunisik N, Ozturk B Tags: Turk Neurosurg Source Type: research

Depressed Skull Fractures Overlying Dural Venous Sinuses: Management Modalities and Review of Literature.
CONCLUSION: The majority of SDFs and some CDFs overlying dural sinuses can be managed safely without major surgical intervention. Conservation should be favored when the sinus is patent, dura intact, and bone displacement is insignificant in neurologically intact patients with an apparently clean wound. Otherwise, surgery should be considered. We also propose including a venogram and fundoscopy as parts of the initial trauma work-up for these patients. PMID: 31192444 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Turkish Neurosurgery)
Source: Turkish Neurosurgery - May 2, 2019 Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Aziz M, El Molla S, Abdelrahiem H, Dawood O Tags: Turk Neurosurg Source Type: research

Predictive Factors for Favorable Outcome from Subthalamic Nucleus Deep Brain Stimulation in Parkinson's Disease.
CONCLUSION: Our results confirm that patients with better levodopa response have better outcomes. Interestingly, patients with worse bradykinesia had a better surgical outcome. A favorable surgical outcome was less frequent in patients with low vB12 levels and was not statistically significant. PMID: 31192443 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Turkish Neurosurgery)
Source: Turkish Neurosurgery - April 27, 2019 Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Erdogan S, Savas A, Aydin N, Akbostanci MC Tags: Turk Neurosurg Source Type: research

Neuroprotective Effects of Lacosamide in Experimental Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury in Rats.
CONCLUSION: Lacosamide has a neuroprotective effect in SCI in rats that is related to its ability to decrease the production of reactive oxygen species by increasing antioxidant enzyme expression, inhibit lipid peroxidation and attenuate glial cell activation. PMID: 31124574 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Turkish Neurosurgery)
Source: Turkish Neurosurgery - April 25, 2019 Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Demiroz S, Ur K, Ulucan A, Bengu AS, Demiralin Ur F, Oz Gergin O, Erdem S Tags: Turk Neurosurg Source Type: research

Effects of Nimodipine and Nigella sativa on Oxidative Stress and Apoptosis in Serum and Brain Tissue of Rats with Experimental Head Trauma.
CONCLUSION: Nimodipine and NS have been shown to cause a significant reduction in the occurrence of oxidative stress in secondary brain injury in head trauma. We also found that histopathological apoptosis decreased after N, NS and N+NS treatment after head trauma. PMID: 31124573 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Turkish Neurosurgery)
Source: Turkish Neurosurgery - April 14, 2019 Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Kamasak K, Adnan E Tags: Turk Neurosurg Source Type: research

The Role of Cerebrospinal Fluid Biomarkers in the Diagnosis of Post-Neurosurgical Meningitis.
CONCLUSION: Post-neurosurgical meningitis prolongs the duration of hospital stay and causes long-term sequelae. Therefore, measurement of CSF cytokine and lactate levels alongside meningitis diagnostic processes may facilitate early and accurate diagnosis. Measuring CSF lactate is inexpensive and cost effective, particularly in post-neurosurgical patients. PMID: 31099887 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Turkish Neurosurgery)
Source: Turkish Neurosurgery - April 14, 2019 Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Kul G, Şencan İ, Kul H, Korkmaz N, Altunay E Tags: Turk Neurosurg Source Type: research

Simvastatin vs. L-Carnitine: An experimental study on optimizing nerve repair.
CONCLUSION: Both Simvastatin and L-carnitine can accelerate and improve the process of nerve regeneration in a long enough treatment period. The regulatory influence of these exogenous neurotrophic drugs may be essential to optimize regeneration of nerve fibers; so can broaden horizons for novel therapeutic modalities to decrease neuronal apoptosis. PMID: 31099885 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Turkish Neurosurgery)
Source: Turkish Neurosurgery - April 8, 2019 Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Namazi H, Emami MJ, Dehghani Nazhvani F, Dehghani Nazhvani A Tags: Turk Neurosurg Source Type: research

Vocal quality assessment of patients with pituitary adenomas operated via endoscopic and microscopic methods.
CONCLUSION: Nowadays EOG is much more preferred than MOG because of some advantages. We assessed the effects of EOG and MOG on voice quality in our study. PMID: 31099886 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Turkish Neurosurgery)
Source: Turkish Neurosurgery - April 8, 2019 Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Kuran G, Çavuş G Tags: Turk Neurosurg Source Type: research

Study on Umbilical Cord-Matrix Stem Cells Transplantation for Treatment of Acute Trauma Brain Injury in Rats.
CONCLUSION: UC-MSCs transplantation for treatment of acute TBI could effectively reduce the injury and improve the vascular reconstruction. PMID: 31099884 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Turkish Neurosurgery)
Source: Turkish Neurosurgery - March 28, 2019 Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Huajiang D, Ping W, Dingwei P, Chongzhi S, Lei W Tags: Turk Neurosurg Source Type: research

The Experience of the Derivo ® Embolisation Device in Intracranial Aneurysms.
Conclusion: The DED device is a new-generation flow diverter with excellent opening behaviour and navigational benefits. Our results indicated a safe aneurysm occlusion with optimum morbidity and mortality values despite the fact that almost one-third of the patients presented with subarachnoid haemorrhage. PMID: 31049921 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Turkish Neurosurgery)
Source: Turkish Neurosurgery - March 27, 2019 Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Daglioglu E, Akmangit İ, Acik V, Alagoz F, Sayin B, Uckun OM, Belen AD, Arat A Tags: Turk Neurosurg Source Type: research

Effects of Anesthesia Protocol on Perioperative Outcomes and Costs in Lumbar Microdiscectomies.
CONCLUSION: Based on our results, SA was reliable and clinically successful for lumbar microdiscectomy. PMID: 30984998 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Turkish Neurosurgery)
Source: Turkish Neurosurgery - March 17, 2019 Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Tarikçi Kiliç E, Naderi S Tags: Turk Neurosurg Source Type: research

Antidepressant Prescriptions in Neurosurgical Practice: A Survey of Current Trends.
CONCLUSION: Type of practice and years of experience showed a statistically significant association with the proportion of antidepressants' prescribers in Turkish neurosurgery practice at the time of this survey. Non-prescriber neurosurgeons need to recognize the indications, whereas prescribers have to understand the risks of using antidepressants. PMID: 30843598 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Turkish Neurosurgery)
Source: Turkish Neurosurgery - March 9, 2019 Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Bayoumi AB, Efe IE, Ozturk OC, Yokus B, Uzuner A, Kilic T, Bozkurt S, Toktas ZO Tags: Turk Neurosurg Source Type: research

Evaluation of the Efficacy of Sildenafil Citrate Following Severe Head Trauma in an Experimental Rat Model.
CONCLUSION: Sildenafil citrate decreases neuronal death in the acute phase and produces similar results with mannitol. Therefore, we believe that sildenafil citrate can be a useful alternative for clinically treating acute TBI. PMID: 30829389 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Turkish Neurosurgery)
Source: Turkish Neurosurgery - February 4, 2019 Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Kilicarslan B, Kilicarslan E, Kizmazoglu C, Aydin HE, Kaya I, Danyeli AE, Karabekir HS Tags: Turk Neurosurg Source Type: research

A Clinical Experience with Decompressive Craniectomy.
CONCLUSION: Lower GCS, delayed cranioplasty, greater midline shift and larger craniectomy size were found to be associated with hydrocephalus after DC. To avoid hydrocephalus, it may be beneficial to perform shunt surgery first followed by cranioplasty in a single surgical procedure. Additionally, epidural hygromas frequently encountered after a cranioplasty should be considered and followed up carefully. PMID: 30829390 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Turkish Neurosurgery)
Source: Turkish Neurosurgery - February 4, 2019 Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Demir Ö, Deniz FE Tags: Turk Neurosurg Source Type: research

Functional Reorganization in the Primary Somatosensory Cortex of Rat Following Hind-Paw Amputation: A Study of Functional Imaging with 1.5 Tesla MRI.
CONCLUSION: This study showed that functional plasticity might occur in the pSSC following hind-paw amputation of rats. Further studies are necessary to understand the true nature of the plasticity observed in pSSC, with new and novel measurement techniques on cellular basis rather than gross anatomical one. PMID: 30734264 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Turkish Neurosurgery)
Source: Turkish Neurosurgery - January 24, 2019 Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Ekşi M, Özcan-Ekşi E, Arslanhan A, Şirinoğlu H, Erbil S, Güngör A, Algin O, Konya D Tags: Turk Neurosurg Source Type: research

The Effects of Minocycline on the Hippocampus in Lithium- Pilocarpine Induced Status Epilepticus in Rat: Relations with Microglial/Astrocytic Activation and Serum S100B Level.
CONCLUSION: These results suggest that serum S100B is a candidate biomarker for monitoring neuroinflammation and that it may also help predict diagnosis and prognosis. PMID: 30614506 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Turkish Neurosurgery)
Source: Turkish Neurosurgery - January 8, 2019 Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Bulduk EB, Kurt G, Barun S, Aydemir O, Kiziltas M, Oktem M, Turhan T, Atilla P, Muftuoglu S Tags: Turk Neurosurg Source Type: research

Effect of Axonal Length on Direct Neuromuscular Neurotization: An Experimental Study.
CONCLUSION: Considering that NMN with shorter axons showed better results than that with longer axons, nerve transfers using nerves as short as possible should be preferred in clinical applications. PMID: 30614507 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Turkish Neurosurgery)
Source: Turkish Neurosurgery - January 8, 2019 Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Keles MK, Aykan A Tags: Turk Neurosurg Source Type: research

A Novel Modular Dynamic Stabilization System for the Treatment of Degenerative Spinal Pathologies.
CONCLUSION: The Orthrus dynamic system shows better clinical results than the available dynamic systems on the market. It also proves to provide similar fusion with considerably less postoperative morbidity which makes it a better method to treat adult degenerative spine diseases for carefully chosen patients. PMID: 30614508 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Turkish Neurosurgery)
Source: Turkish Neurosurgery - January 8, 2019 Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Ozer AF, Cevik OM, Erbulut DU, Yaman O, Senturk S, Oktenoglu T, Sasani M, Suzer T, Goel V Tags: Turk Neurosurg Source Type: research

Turkish Board of Neurological Surgery.
CONCLUSION: Board exams are inevitable to provide a certain level of education and standardization in the training of neurosurgery. Our duty as neurosurgeons is to participate in these exams and work to increase participation for continuing education. PMID: 30614509 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Turkish Neurosurgery)
Source: Turkish Neurosurgery - January 8, 2019 Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Bulduk EB, Yilmaz C Tags: Turk Neurosurg Source Type: research

The Clinical Usefulness of Preoperative Imaging Studies to Select Pathologic Level in Cervical Spondylotic Myelopathy: Comparative Analysis of Three-Position MRI and Post-Myelographic CT.
CONCLUSION: In the present study, PMCT was still useful in diagnosis of the foraminal stenosis and bony lesion compared to 3P-MRI but showed limitation in disc abnormality and nerve root compression. Even though PMCT may provide valuable additional information in difficult or ambiguous cases, universal standard of 3P-MRI showed higher reliability in detecting pathologic levels in CSM patients. PMID: 30614510 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Turkish Neurosurgery)
Source: Turkish Neurosurgery - January 8, 2019 Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Lee SY, Hur JW, Ryu KS, Kim JS, Chung HJ, Song MS Tags: Turk Neurosurg Source Type: research

The C2-Pars Interarticularis Screw as an Alternative in Atlanto-Axial Stabilization. A Biomechanical Comparison of Established Techniques.
CONCLUSION: Screw positioning seems to be of minor influence on stability in atlantoaxial stabilization. Therefore, the pars screw is a sound alternative to the established techniques from a biomechanical point of view. Anatomical considerations for screw placement should be kept in mind as a superior priority. PMID: 30478824 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Turkish Neurosurgery)
Source: Turkish Neurosurgery - November 29, 2018 Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Schleicher P, Onal MB, Hemberger F, Scholz M, Kandziora F Tags: Turk Neurosurg Source Type: research

The Role of the Telovelar Approach in Fourth Ventricular Surgery: A New Perspective.
CONCLUSION: The telovelar approach provides the advantages of early identification and preservation of the brainstem and PICA, and allows for assessment of potential tumor attachment at the aforementioned areas. This is in contrast to the traditional consideration of vermian preservation, which is impossible to achieve regardless of the approach in patients with large tumors infiltrating the vermis. The pathological nature of the tumor and the degree of brainstem infiltration were key factors that determined the degree of tumor excision. PMID: 30192359 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Turkish Neurosurgery)
Source: Turkish Neurosurgery - September 9, 2018 Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Eissa EM Tags: Turk Neurosurg Source Type: research

Evaluation of Morphologic and Morphometric Characteristic of Foramen Transversarium on 3-Dimensional Multidetector Computed Tomography Angiography.
CONCLUSION: We believe that the determination of foraminal variations could be an important guide for neurosurgeons and radiologists in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases in this area. PMID: 30192360 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Turkish Neurosurgery)
Source: Turkish Neurosurgery - September 9, 2018 Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Tellioglu AM, Durum Y, Gok M, Polat AG, Karaman CZ, Karakas S Tags: Turk Neurosurg Source Type: research

Assessment of the MRI and Behavioral Test Results in a Focal Cerebral Ischemia-Reperfusion Model in the Rat after Separate and Combined Use of Mouse-Derived Neural Progenitor Cells, Human-Derived Neural Progenitor Cells and Atorvastatin.
CONCLUSION: Both hNPC and mNPC treatments significantly improved functional outcome, and reduced infarct area ratio after stroke. Atorvastatin enhanced the therapeutic potency of NPCs, including neurological improvement. PMID: 30192361 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Turkish Neurosurgery)
Source: Turkish Neurosurgery - September 9, 2018 Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Tahta A, Izgi N, Bagci-Onder T, Erdag E, Aras Y, Genc C Tags: Turk Neurosurg Source Type: research

The Causes of Postoperative Meningitis: The Comparison of Gram-Negative and Gram-Positive Pathogens.
CONCLUSION: In NM, Gram-negative pathogens were seen more frequently; A. baumanni was the predominant pathogen; and NM caused by Gram-negatives had worse clinical and laboratory characteristic and prognostic outcome than Gram-positives. PMID: 30192362 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Turkish Neurosurgery)
Source: Turkish Neurosurgery - September 9, 2018 Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Kurtaran B, Kuscu F, Ulu A, Inal AS, Komur S, Kibar F, Cetinalp NE, Ozsoy KM, Arslan YK, Yilmaz DM, Aksu H, Tasova Y Tags: Turk Neurosurg Source Type: research

Clinical Comparison Between Patients Operated for Unilateral Radiculopathy via a Contralateral (Facet-Sparing) and Ipsilateral Side Approach.
CONCLUSION: In the contralateral approach, the recess of the contralateral side and foramen can be better seen than in the ipsilateral approach. So, this is a facet-sparing approach to spinal stenosis with/without lateral recess syndrome or foraminal stenosis with unilateral radiculopathy. The contralateral approach to unilateral radicular complaints is quite effective. With this approach, facet joints are protected from possible instability. PMID: 30192363 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Turkish Neurosurgery)
Source: Turkish Neurosurgery - September 9, 2018 Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Ogrenci A, Koban O, Yaman O, Yilmaz M, Dalbayrak S Tags: Turk Neurosurg Source Type: research

Effects of Intrathecal Caffeic Acid Phenethyl Ester (CAPE) on IL-6 and TNF- & alpha; Levels and Local Inflammatory Responses in Spinal Cord Injuries.
CONCLUSION: Intrathecal CAPE administration following SCI decreases tissue and serum IL-6 levels as well as decreases spinal cord edema and microhemorrhage. PMID: 30192364 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Turkish Neurosurgery)
Source: Turkish Neurosurgery - September 9, 2018 Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Akgun B, Ozturk S, Artas G, Erol FS Tags: Turk Neurosurg Source Type: research

Nerve Grafting versus Common Infraclavicular Intraplexal Nerve Transfer in Elbow Flexion Restoration.
CONCLUSION: The results of our study concur with the findings of previous studies favoring intraplexal nerve transfers over nerve grafting in the restoration of elbow flexion in upper brachial plexus palsy. They reveal that intraplexal nerve transfers are clearly the primary treatment modality in cases of upper brachial plexus palsy without any sign of viable proximal C5 stump presence, while in cases of upper brachial plexus palsy with signs of viable proximal C5 stump the choice of the best treatment modality is still controversial. PMID: 30192365 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Turkish Neurosurgery)
Source: Turkish Neurosurgery - September 9, 2018 Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Simic V, Savic A, Jovanovic M, Vitosevic F, Djurovic B, Milosevic C, Lakicevic N, Samardzic M, Rasulic L Tags: Turk Neurosurg Source Type: research

The Effects of Proanthocyanidin on Vasospasm After Experimental Subarachnoidal Hemorrhage in Rats.
Abstract AIM: Delayed ischemic neurological deficit (DIND) and cerebral vasospasm (CV) remain the most common and debilitating neurological complications following aneurysmal subarachnoidal hemorrhage (SAH). Many reports demonstrate the importance of proanthocyanidins (PR) on the vascular system, including endothelium-dependent relaxation of blood vessels. These effects of PR on the cerebral vascular system were examined in this study.
Source: Turkish Neurosurgery - September 9, 2018 Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Yilmaz C, Cansever T, Kircelli A, Ozen OI, Aydemir F, Akar A, Caner H Tags: Turk Neurosurg Source Type: research

Ligamentum Flavum Buckling Causing Immediate Post-Operative Neurological Deterioration After an Anterior Cervical Discectomy: Case Report.
Abstract Neurological injury is a potential complication of anterior cervical discectomy (ACDF). Iatrogenic trauma, hypoxic-ischemic damage during surgery or epidural hematoma could cause neurological deterioration after surgery. This is the first case being reported of neurological deterioration after an anterior cervical discectomy due to ligamentum flavum buckling. The case illustrated an uncommon cause of cord compression after ACDF. Therefore, ligamentum flavum buckling should be considered as one of the potential causes for acute neurologic deterioration after an anterior cervical discectomy. While keeping t...
Source: Turkish Neurosurgery - September 9, 2018 Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Taghvaei M, Meybodi KT, Zeinalizadeh M Tags: Turk Neurosurg Source Type: research

Complications of 2-Level Dynamic Stabilization: A Correlative Clinical and Radiological Analysis at Two-Year Follow-up on 103 Patients.
CONCLUSION: Our results showed that complications (screw loosening or breakage and adjacent segment disease) are not rare after 2-level dynamic stabilization, unlike the acceptable results with the single-level dynamic system. The most probable explanation is that the instrument system behaves more rigidly with every additional segment. PMID: 30192368 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Turkish Neurosurgery)
Source: Turkish Neurosurgery - September 9, 2018 Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Ciplak NM, Suzer T, Senturk S, Yaman O, Sasani M, Oktenoglu T, Yilmaz A, Erbulut DU, Özer AF Tags: Turk Neurosurg Source Type: research

There is No Remarkable Difference Between Pedicle Screw and Hybrid Construct in the Correction of Lenke Type-1 Curves.
CONCLUSION: Segmental screw instrumentation had better results for thoracic curve correction than hybrid instrumentation for the treatment of Lenke type-1 curves. Good results may be achieved with both techniques to provide sagittal balance. PMID: 30192369 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Turkish Neurosurgery)
Source: Turkish Neurosurgery - September 9, 2018 Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Serarslan U, Alici E, Akcali O, Kosay C, Unal M, Gultekin A Tags: Turk Neurosurg Source Type: research

Feasibility of interlaminar lumbar discectomy through percutaneous transforaminal endoscopy and blunt perforation of the ligamentum flavum.
CONCLUSION: Compared to cutting, blunt perforation of the LF could reduce surgical time and injury to LF and surrounding tissues. Thus, it could be a safe and efficient surgical technique for patients undergoing intralaminar lumbar discectomy. PMID: 29292492 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Turkish Neurosurgery)
Source: Turkish Neurosurgery - January 4, 2018 Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Hu B, Rui G, Sun N, Feng J, Lin S Tags: Turk Neurosurg Source Type: research

Treatment Of Spontaneous Subarachnoid Hemorrhage And Self-reported Neuropsychological Performance At 6 Months - Results Of A Prospective Clinical Pilot Study On Good-Grade Patients.
CONCLUSION: All sSAH groups reported a significant deterioration in health. Though both, MS and EV patients, improved in several physical items over time, our data suggest a better short-term Pfi, less Pain and improved nutrition disorder in surgically treated patients. pSAH patients performed significantly better in various aspects of physical and psychological functioning than patients with aneurysmal SAH. PMID: 29204979 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Turkish Neurosurgery)
Source: Turkish Neurosurgery - November 1, 2017 Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Bründl E, Schödel P, Bele S, Proescholdt M, Scheitzach J, Zeman F, Brawanski A, Schebesch KM Tags: Turk Neurosurg Source Type: research

Usefulness and radiological evaluation of accuracy of innovative "Smart" hand technique for pedicle screw placement: an anatomical study.
CONCLUSION: The free smartphone application presented here as angle-meter can be interpreted as a safe digital device for spinal instrumentation procedures. As a prototype of future pedicle screw fixation systems, it should be improved in terms of its feasibility and compatibility with screw probes. This may lead to apply mobile digital angle meter in spinal procedure. PMID: 29204980 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Turkish Neurosurgery)
Source: Turkish Neurosurgery - November 1, 2017 Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Comert A, Dogan İ, Çaglar YS Tags: Turk Neurosurg Source Type: research

Neuroprotective Effects of Oleocanthal, A Compound in Virgin Olive Oil, in A Rat Model of Traumatic Brain Injury.
CONCLUSION: Results indicated that OC has a protective effect on neural cells after TBI. This effect is achieved by reducing oxidative stress and apoptosis. PMID: 29204981 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Turkish Neurosurgery)
Source: Turkish Neurosurgery - November 1, 2017 Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Mete M, Aydemir I, Unsal UU, Collu F, Vatandas G, Gurcu B, Duransoy YK, Taneli F, Tugrul MI, Selcuki M Tags: Turk Neurosurg Source Type: research

Assessment of the MRI and Behavioral Test Results in Focal Cerebral Ischemia Reperfusion Model in Rat after Separate and Combined Use of Mouse-Derived Neural Progenitor Cells, Human-Derived Neural Progenitor Cells and Atorvastatin.
CONCLUSION: Both hNPC and mNPC treatments significantly improved functional outcome, and reduced infarct area rate after stroke. Atorvastatin enhanced the therapeutic potency of NPCs, including neurological improvement. PMID: 29204982 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Turkish Neurosurgery)
Source: Turkish Neurosurgery - November 1, 2017 Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Tahta A, Izgi N, Onder TB, Erdag E, Aras Y, Genc C Tags: Turk Neurosurg Source Type: research

Supratentorial embryonal tumors in elderly: diagnostic pitfalls and clinical prognosis.
We present an unusual case of embryonal tumor in a 62-year-old man who presented with speech disorder, left IIIrd and Vth cranial nerves partial deficit secondary to a left temporo-insular embryonal tumour: clinico-radiological features, histopathological insights, therapeutic options and results are discussed along with a review of the most relevant literature, addressing the specific issue of differential diagnosis and the expected results in the elderly population. PMID: 29165745 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Turkish Neurosurgery)
Source: Turkish Neurosurgery - November 1, 2017 Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Granaroli P, Novegno F, Lunardi T, Lunardi P Tags: Turk Neurosurg Source Type: research

Computed Tomographic Localization of the Central Sulcus: A Morphometric Study in Adult Patients.
CONCLUSION: The central sulcus was located accurately, on average 47.8 mm behind the bregma, which should be used instead of nasion in order to avoid gender discrepancy. The data obtained provide useful and reliable information to guide neurosurgical procedures. PMID: 29165746 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Turkish Neurosurgery)
Source: Turkish Neurosurgery - November 1, 2017 Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Zimelewicz Oberman D, Rasmussen J, Toscano M, Goldschmidt E, Ajler P Tags: Turk Neurosurg Source Type: research

Analysis of the factors affecting surgical site infection and bone flap resorption after cranioplasty with autologous cryopreserved bone: The importance of temporalis muscle preservation.
CONCLUSION: The risk of these complications particularly increased after previous temporalis muscle resection. Based on this finding, we believe that preservation of the temporalis muscle may help decrease postoperative complications after autologous cranioplasty. PMID: 29165749 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Turkish Neurosurgery)
Source: Turkish Neurosurgery - November 1, 2017 Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Jin SW, Kim SD, Ha SK, Lim DJ, Lee H, You HJ Tags: Turk Neurosurg Source Type: research

Our experience in the management of CSF otorrhea: A transmastoid approach with middle ear cavity obliteration and a middle cranial fossa approach.
In this report, we present two cases of patients with cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) otorrhea who underwent surgical repair through either a transmastoid or middle cranial fossa approach. In our first case, a 34-year-old male after head trauma with conductive hearing loss and a House-Brackmann grade 2 facial palsy was found to have a soft tissue mass protruding through his right tympanic membrane. Radiological examination revealed a wide tegmen tympani defect. He underwent surgery via a transmastoid approach with repair of the defect and blind sac closure of the external auditory canal after middle ear cavity obliteration. Our ...
Source: Turkish Neurosurgery - November 1, 2017 Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Cakir Cetin A, Karabay N, Guneri EA Tags: Turk Neurosurg Source Type: research

Hypothermia Therapy after Traumatic Brain Injury: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.
CONCLUSIONS: The hypothermia treatment on TBI seems had good outcomes on focal lesions, adult patients, Asian patients and at a relatively higher temperature (33-36℃). PMID: 29165744 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Turkish Neurosurgery)
Source: Turkish Neurosurgery - October 29, 2017 Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Leng L Tags: Turk Neurosurg Source Type: research

Comparison of TOF MRA, Contrast-Enhanced MRA and Subtracted CTA from CTP in Residue Evaluation of Treated Intracranial Aneurysms.
Conclusion: This is first study comparing the effectiveness of CE-MRA, 3D-TOF MRA and sub-CTA in residue aneurysms evaluation. Vessel visualization in the vicinity of aneurysm was better in sub-CTA in all regardless of coiling or clipping. Residue aneurysms were more commonly revealed by CE-MRA in coiled patients and more commonly and better shown by sub-CTA in clipped patients in addition of showing perfusion abnormality that's is more common in clipped patients. PMID: 29131233 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Turkish Neurosurgery)
Source: Turkish Neurosurgery - October 18, 2017 Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Dündar TT, Aralaşmak A, Özdemir H, Seyithanoğlu MH, Uysal Ö, Toprak H, Kitiş S, Özek E, Alkan A Tags: Turk Neurosurg Source Type: research

The Role of Triangular Vertebral Canal Shape in Surgical Management of Patients with Lumbar Spinal Stenosis: A Cross-Sectional Study.
CONCLUSION: Combined use of MRI and MRM can be recommended for symptomatic patients when planning surgery. Although pain severity decreased postoperatively in all patients, this decrease was more pronounced in patients with triangular VCS than in those with oval or circular VCS. During preoperative counseling of patients with LSS, the presence of triangular VCS should be considered. This may improve surgical outcome and patient satisfaction. PMID: 29131234 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Turkish Neurosurgery)
Source: Turkish Neurosurgery - October 18, 2017 Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Bozkurt H, Kaya İ, Oztoprak B Tags: Turk Neurosurg Source Type: research