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Prof. Altay Sencer

Altay Sencer, neurosurgeon

Occupation: Medical doctor, Professor of Neurosurgery

Current position: Istanbul University, Istanbul Medical School, Dept.of Neurosurgery

Place, date of birth:    Istanbul, 02.12.1968

Education:
Istanbul Sankt Georg Austrian School 1979 – 1987
I.U. Istanbul Medical School 1987 – 1993
I.U. Istanbul Medical School Dept. of Neurosurgery 1993 - 1999

International training:
University of Washington, Dept. of Neurosurgery, Seattle, USA (1998)

Career:
Istanbul Medical School Dept. of Neurosurgery

Fellow 2000-2009
Ass. Prof 2009-2014
Professor 2014…

Memberships
Turkish Neurosurgical Society
Nervous System Surgery Society
Congress of Neurological Surgeons

Foreign languages:
English, German


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International publications
1. Görgülü, A., İmer, M., Simşek, O., Sencer, A., Kutlu, K. ve M. Çobanoğlu, “The effect of aprotinin on extraneural scarring in peripheral nerve surgery: an experimental study”,  Acta Neurochirurgica (Wien), 140, 1303-1307 (1998).
2. Barlas, O., Sencer, A., Erkan, K., Eraksoy, H., Sencer, S. ve Ç. Bayındır, “Stereotactic surgery in the management of brain abscess,” Surg. Neurol., 52, 404-411 (1999).
3. Sencer, S., Poyanlı, A., Kırış, T., Sencer, A. ve Ö. Minareci, “Recent experience with moyamoya disease in Turkey,” Eur. Radiol., 10, 569-572 (2000).
4. Sencer, A., Sencer, S., Turantan, İ. ve Ö. Devecioğlu, “Cerebrospinal fluid dynamics of the cava septi pellucidi and vergae: Case report,” J Neurosurg.,  94, 127-129 (2001).
5. Aydin, K., Sencer, S., Barman, A., Minareci, O., Hepgul, K. ve A. Sencer,                                                                                                                                   “Spinal cord herniation into a mediastinal neurenteric cyst: CT and MRI findings”,  Br J Radiol., 76, 132-134 (2003).
6. Sencer, S., Sencer, A., Aydın, K., Hepgül, K., Poyanlı, A. ve Ö. Minareci, “Imaging in tuberculosis of the skull and skull base: Case report”, Neuroradiology, 45, 160-163 (2003).
7. Güzey, FK., Seyithanoğlu, MH., Sencer, A., Emeli, A., Alataş, I. ve  N. İzgi, “ Vertebral osteid osteoma associated with paravertebral soft tissue changes on magnetic resonance imaging. A report of two cases”, J Neurosur.,100, 532-536 (2004).
8. Aydın, K., Sencer, S., Sencer, A., Terzibaşıoğlu, E. ve Ö. Minareci, “Angiography-induced closure of perimedullary spinal arteriovenous fistula”, Br J Radiol., 77, 969-973 (2004)
9. Kırış, T., Sencer, A., Şahinbaş, M., Sencer, S., İmer, M ve AN. İzgi, “Surgical results in pediatric Spetzler-Martin grades I-III intracranial arteriovenous malformations”, Childs Nerv Syst., 21, 69-74 (2005).
10. Kubat Üzüm, A., Mert, M., Kutlutürk, F., Sencer, A., Göker, B., Özbey, N. ve F. Aral, “Pituitary apoplexy associated with remission of acromegaly”, Neurosurg Q., 16, 207-9 (2006)
11. Aydınlı, N., Tatlı, B., Çalışkan, M., Özmen, M., Çitak, A., Unüvar, A., Baykal, T., Ömeroğlu, RE., Aydın, K., Sencer, S., Sencer, A.  ve T.Kırış, “ Stroke in childhood: experience in Istanbul, Turkey”, J Trop Pediatr., 52, 158-62 (2006).
12. Özbey, N., Sencer, A., Tanyolaç, S., Kurt, R., Sencer, S., Bilgiç, B., Turantan, İ. ve S. Molvalılar, “An intrasellar germinoma with normal cerebrospinal fluid beta-HCG concentrations misdiagnosed as hypophysitis”, Hormones (Athens), 5, 67-71 (2006).
13. Sencer, A ve T. Kırış, “Recent advances in surgical and intensive care management of subarachnoid hemorrhage”, Neurol Res., 28, 415-23 (2006).
14. Karagöz Güzey, F., Baş, NS., Sencer, A., Emel, E., Hamamcıoğlu, MK., Özkan, N., Hepgül, K. ve A. Aycan, “Posterior fossa dermoid cysts causing cerebellar abscesses”, Pediatric Neurosurg., 43, 323-26 (2007)
15. Sencer, A., Kırış, T., Aydoseli, A., Göker, B., Tatlı, B., Karasu, A., Hepgül, K., İzgi, N ve A. Canbolat, ‘Childhood intracranial aneurysms’, Acta Neurochir Suppl., 104, 405-408, (2008)
16. Sencer, S., Kırış, T., Sencer, A., Yaka, U., Şahinbaş, M., Aydın, K., Tiryaki, B., Karasu, A., Ağuş, O., Özkan, M., Imer, M ve F. Ünal, ‘Diffusion and perfusion MRI findings with clinical correlation in patients with subarachnoid haemorrhage related vasospasm’, Acta Neurochir Suppl, 104, 251-54, (2008)
17. Sencer, A., Arıca, O., Kırış, T., Görgülü, A ve D. Aktan, ‘Effects of memantine and MK-801 on ischemia in an experimental model of acute subdural hematoma', Neurol Res., 30, 497-503, (2008)
18. Aydın, K., Terzibaşıoğlu, E., Sencer, S., Sencer, A., Süoğlu, Y., Karasu, A., Kırış, T ve  İ. Turantan, ‘Localization of cerebrospinal fluid leaks by gadolinium-enhanced magnetic resonance cisternography: A five-year single-center experience’, Neurosurgery, 62, 584-589, (2008)
19. Karasu A., Sabancı PA., Izgi AN., Imer SM., Sencer A., Cansever T., ve A. Canbolat, ‘Traumatic epidural hematomas of the posterior cranial fossa’, Surg Neurol., 69, 247-251, (2008)
20. Cansever T., Civelek E., Sencer A., Karasu A., Kiriş T., Hepgül K., Can H., ve A. Canbolat, ‘Spinal cavernous malformations: a report of five cases’, Surg Neurol., 69: 602-607, (2008)
21. Karasu A.,Cansever T., Sabancı PA., Kiriş T., Imer M., Oran E., Sencer A., ve F. Unal, ‘Craniocerebral civilian gunshot wounds: one hospital’s experience’, Ulus Travma Acil Cerrahi Derg., 14: 59-64, (2008)
22. Cansever T., Canbolat A., Kiriş T., Sencer A., Civelek E., ve A. Karasu, ‘Effects of arterial and venous wall homogenates, arterial and venous blood, and different combinations to the cerebral vasospasm in an experimental model’, Surg Neurol., 71: 573-579, (2009)
23. Imer M, Omay B., Uzunkol A., Erdem T., Sabancı PA., Karasu A., Albayrak SB., Sencer A., Hepgul K., ve Kaya M, ‘Effect of magnesium, MK-801 and combination of magnesium and MK-801 on blood brain barrier permeability and brain edema after experimental traumatic diffuse brain injury’, Neurol Res, 9: 977-981, (2009)
24. Akıncı IO, Tunalı U., Kyzy AA., Guresti E, Sencer A., Karasu A., ve L. Telci, ‘Effects of prone and jackknife positioning on lumbar disk herniation surgery’, J Neurosurg Anesthesiol, 23: 318-322, (2011)
25. Karabayir N, Demirkol D, Odaman Al I, Dolas I, Sencer A. Subarachnoid-pleural fistula in a child: The cause and treatment. Pediatr Int, 54, 929-931, (2012)
26. Akcakaya MO., Aras Y., Yorukoglu AG., Ovalioglu C., ve A. Sencer., ‘Cervical intradural glass fragment: a rare cause of neuropathic pain’,  Turk Neurosurg., 22:667-70, (2012)
27. Tatlı B., Ekici B., Sencer A., Sencer S., Aydın K., Aydınlı N., Calışkan M., Ozmen M,.ve, T Kırış.,’ Clinical features, prothrombotic risk factors, and long-term follow-up of eight pediatric Moyamoya patients’ J Clin Neurol., 8:100-3, (2012)
28. Sabanci PA., Aras Y., Aydoseli A., Sencer S., Sencer A., Erguven M., ve N Izgi, ‘A thrombosing, giant, distal posterior cerebral artery aneurysm in a newborn infant’, J Neurosurg Pediatr, 10: 50-55, (2012)
29. Sencer A., Aras Y., Akcakaya MO., Goker B., Kiris T., ve Canbolat AT, ‘Posterior fossa epidural hematomas in children: clinical experience with 40 cases’, J Neurosurg Pediatr. 9:139-43, (2012)
30. Akinci IO., Sencer A., Basel A., Aras Y., Aydoseli A., Kamar C., Güresti E., Sencer S., Aydın K., Izgi N.,ve T. Kiris ‘Effect of lumbar puncture in patients with aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage treated microsurgically or endovascularly’, Acta Neurochir Suppl. 115: 95-98, (2013)
31. Yaka U., Aras Y., Aydoseli A., Akcakaya MO., Sencer A., Imer M., ve K. Hepgul, ‘Primary multiple cerebral hydatid disease: still symptomatic despite pathologically confirmed death of the cyst’, Turk Neurosurg, 23: 505-508, (2013)
32. Bebek N,, Özdemir Ö., Sayitoglu M., Hatırnaz O., Baykan B., Gürses C., Sencer A., Karasu A., Tüzün E., Üzün I., Akat S., Cine N., Sargin Kurt G., Imer M., Ozbek U., Canbolat A., ve A. Gökyigit, ‘Expression analysis and clinical correlation of aquaporin 1 and 4 genes in human hippocampal sclerosis’, J Clin Neurosci, 20:1564-1570, (2013)
33. Sencer A., Aydoseli A., Aras Y., Akçakaya MO., Gömleksiz C., Can H., Canbolat A., ‘Effects of combined and individual use of N-methyl-D aspartate receptor antagonist magnesium sulphate and caspase-9 inhibitor z-LEDH-fmk in experimental spinal cord injury’, Ulus Travma Acil Cerrahi Derg. 19: 313-319, (2013) Jul;19(4):313-9.
34. Azakli H., Gurses C., Arikan M., Aydoseli A., Aras Y., Sencer A., Gokyigit A., Bilgic B., ve D. Ustek D, ‘Whole mitochondrial DNA variations in hippocampal surgical specimens and blood samples with high-throughput sequencing: a case of mesial temporal lobe epilepsy with hippocampal sclerosis’, Gene, 529: 190-194, (2013)
35. Shaban M., Aras Y., Aydoseli A., Akcakaya MO., Sencer A., Bayindir C.,ve N. Izgi, ‘Effects of sodium hyaluronate and methylprednisolone alone or in combination in preventing epidural fibrosis’, Neurol Res. 35: 851-856, (2013)
36. Aydoseli A., Akcakaya MO., Aras Y., Dolas I., Yanar H., ve A. Sencer,  ‘Anterior sacral meningocele in a patient with currarino syndrome as a cause of ileus’, Br J Neurosurg. 27: 833-835, (2013)
37. Sencer A., Akcakaya MO., Basaran B., Yorukoglu AG., Aydoseli A., Aras Y., Sencan F., Satana B., Aslan I., Unal OF., Izgi N., ve A. Canbolat,  ‘Unilateral endoscopic optic nerve decompression for idiopathic intracranial hypertension: A series of ten patients’, World Neurosurg. (2014), pii: S1878-8750(14)00539-7, doi: 10.1016/j.wneu.2014.05.0532
38. Aydin K., Arat A., Sencer S., Hakyemez B., Barburoglu M., Sencer A., ve N. Izgi, ‘Treatment of ruptured blood blister-like aneurysms with flow diverter SILK stents’, J Neurointerv Surg. (2014) doi: 10.1136/neurintsurg-2013-011090.
39. Sencer A., Yorukoglu AG., Akcakaya MO., Aras Y., Aydoseli A., Boyali O., Sencan F., Sabanci PA., Gomleksiz C., Imer M., Kiris T., Hepgul K., Unal OF., Izgi N., ve  A. Canbolat, ‘Fully Endoscopic Interlaminar and Transforaminal Lumbar Discectomy: Short-term Clinical Results of 163 Surgically Treated Patients’, World Neurosurg. 2014 Jun 4. pii: S1878-8750(14)00539-7. doi: 10.1016/j.wneu.2014.05.032. [Epub ahead of print] Review

International presentations
1. Sencer, S., İmer, M., Sencer, A. ve O. Barlas, “Hypodense nonenhancing lesions:   Histopathological diagnosis through CT guided stereotactic biopsy,” ESNR 99, XXV Congress and 9th advanced course, Viyana, Neuroradiology, Vol 41 (Suppl 1), s 90, 1999.
2. Sencer, S., Aydınlı, N., Ünüvar, A., İnce, Z. ve A. Sencer, “Dural venous sinus anomaly presenting with thrombosis, venous infarction and convulsions in a newborn: Case report,”  7th Mediterranean Child Neurology and 3rd Turkish Child Neurology Joint Congress and 5th Child Neurology Meeting, İstanbul, s 98, 2001
3. İmer, M., Sencer, A., Yavuz, C., İzgi, N., Ünal, F ve A. Canbolat, ‘Recent experience with ventriculo-peritoneal shunting in the management of hydrocephalus in children’, 7th Mediterranean Child Neurology and 3rd Turkish Child Neurology Joint Congress and 5th Child Neurology Meeting, s 117, İstanbul, 2001
4. Omay, B., Sencer, A., Kırış, T., Ünal, F., Barlas, O ve İ. Turantan, “Posterior fossa meningiomas: Clinical experience of 11 years” IV. International Congress on Cerebral Venous System and IV. International Congress on the Meningiomas, s 65, Istanbul, 2002
5. Kırış, T., Sencer, A., Omay, B., Yavuz, C., İmer, M., İzgi, N., Canbolat, A., ve K. Türker, ‘Meningiomas in the vicinity of the sphenoid bone: A retrospective review’, IV. International Congress on Cerebral Venous System and IV. International Congress on the Meningiomas, s 54, Istanbul, 2002
6. Civelek, E., Sencer, A., İmer, M., Kırış, T., Arıca, O ve O. Barlas, ‘Traumatic acute subdural hematomas: Retrospective analysis of 309 cases’, 5th European Congress of Trauma and Emergency Surgery, s 244, İstanbul, 2002
7. Kabataş, S., Civelek, E., Sencer, A., Sencer, S ve O. Barlas, “Superior sagittal sinus thrombosis after closed head injury, case report”, 5th European Congress of Trauma and Emergency Surgery, s 243, İstanbul, 2002
8. Omay, B., Sencer, A., Solmaz, B., Kırış, T., Hepgül, K. ve O. Barlas, ‘Fourth ventricular shunting: Analysis of four cases’, 13th World Congress of Neurological Surgery, s 37, Marakesh, 2005
9. Cansever, T., Civelek, E., Sencer, A., Kırış, T., Hepgül, K. ve F. Ünal, “Spinal cavernous malformations, a review of 5 cases”, 13th World Congress of Neurological Surgery,s 100, Marakesh, 2005
10. Sencer, S., Kırış, T., Yaka, U., Sahinbaş, M., Aydın, K., Karasu, A., Sencer, A ve O. Ağuş, ‘Diffusion and perfusion MRI findings with clinical correlation in patients with subarachnoid hemorrhage related vasospasm’, 9th International Conference on Cerebral Vasospasm, s 60, Istanbul, 2006
11. Sencer, A., Karasu, A., Goker, B., Tatlı, B., Aydoseli, A., Kırış, T., Hepgül, T ve N. İzgi, ‘Childhood intracranial aneurysms’, 9th International Conference on Cerebral Vasospasm, s 37, Istanbul, 2006
12. Erdem, T., Akıncı, I., Sencer, A., Göker, B., Kırış, T., Telci, L., Turantan, I ve F. Esen, ‘Does intensive insulin therarpy reduce cerebral vasospasm, and improve clinical outcome after subarachnoid hemorrhage?’, 9th International Conference on Cerebral Vasospasm, s 49, Istanbul, 2006
13. Erdem, T., Akıncı, I., Sencer, A., Kırış, T., Telci, T., Canbolat, A ve F. Esen, ‘Comparison of effect of perioperative thiopental sodium and propofol administrations on outcome after aneurismal subarachnoid hemorrhage: Preliminary report’, 9th International Conference on Cerebral Vasospasm, s 108, Istanbul, 2006
14. Omay, B., Kırış, T., Göker, B., Sencer, A., Karasu, A ve A. Canbolat, ‘Change in the vasospastic activity of the post subarachnoid hemorrhage cerebrospinal fluid after being exposed to visible light’, 9th International Conference on Cerebral Vasospasm, s 83, Istanbul, 2006
15. Ali Guven Yorukoglu, Altay Sencer, Fahir Sencan, Talat Kiris, Kemal Tanju Hepgul, Nail Izgi, Ali Tuncay Canbolat: Endoscopic Decompression of Median Nerve in Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: A New Uniportal Technique Used Under High Pressure Saline Irrigation. Digital Poster. Congress of Neurological Surgeons CNS 2010 Annual Meeting, Chicago, 2010
16. Altay Sencer, Ali Guven Yorukoglu, Atahan Cagatay, Cem Ovalioglu, Zeynep Memis, Fahir Sencan, Burcu Goker, Murat Imer, Talat Kiris, Ali Tuncay Canbolat: Role of Percutaneous Endoscopic Transforaminal Debridement and Decompression in Management of Patients with Infective Discitis. Digital Poster. Congress of Neurological Surgeons CNS 2010 Annual Meeting, Chicago, 2010
17. Altay Sencer; Ali Guven Yorukoglu; Mehmet Osman Akcakaya; Fahir Sencan; Yavuz Aras; Aydin Aydoseli; Osman Boyali; Alican Tahta; Kemal Tanju Hepgul; Nail Izgi; Ali Tuncay Canbolat Two Years Experience of Endoscopic Treatment in Lumbar Disc Herniations 2012 Congress of Neurological Surgeons CNS Annual Meeting, Chicago, 2012
18. Altay Sencer; Ismet Arslan; Fahir Sencan; Banu Satana; Osman Akcakaya; Ali Guven Yorukoglu; Bora Basaran; Yavuz Aras; Aydin Aydoseli; Faruk Unal; Ali Tuncay Canbolat Unilateral Transnasal Endoscopic Extradural Optic Nerve Decompression for Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension: A Small Clinical Series of Eight Patients 2012 CNS Annual Meeting, Chicago, 2012
19. Aydin Aydoseli, Alican Tahta, Metin Keskin, Semen Yesil, Altay Sencer, Yavuz Aras, Nail Izgi: Use of Anti-Fibrotics to Prevent Ventriculoperitoneal Shunt Complications due to Intraperitoneal Fibrosis in a Rat Model. Neurosurgical Forum Abstract. Congress of Neurological Surgeons CNS 2013 Annual Meeting, San Francisco, 2013