Türk Nöroşirürji Dergisi 2008 , Vol 18 , Num 1
Neurosurgical Infections and Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
Murat KUTLAY1, Ahmet ÇOLAK2, Yıldız ŞENOL3, Hakan ŞİMŞEK4, Alparslan AŞIR5, Ahmet ÇETİNKAL6, Serdar KAYA7, Mehmet Nusret DEMİRCAN8
1,2,4,5,6,7,8GATA Haydarpaşa Eğitim Hastanesi, Nöroşirürji Bölümü, İstanbul
3GATA Haydarpaşa Eğitim Hastanesi, Deniz ve Sualtı Hekimlği Bölümü, İstanbul
Cranial and spinal neurosurgical infections have a special and particular significance in the neurosurgery practice since their treatment is long lasting, difficult and expensive, besides most of them require prompt treatment and morbidity and mortality risks are always a matter of fact. Spinal infections, use of graft, reoperations, malignancy, chemoterapy and radiotherapy exposure or foreign bodies can present a more complicated condition. When present treatment modalities fail, and treatment tends to take a long time, subsidiary treatment methods can be applied within the confines of ethical rules and scientific rationalization. Aim of this study is to explain the simple and basic principles of hyperbaric oxygen therapy which is one of the subsidiary treatment methods. Anahtar Kelimeler : Hyperbaric oxygen, Postoperative, Neurosurgical infection