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Neuropathology: Official Journal of the Japanese Society of Neuropathology

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317291/intravascular-t-cell-lymphoma-a-rare-poorly-characterized-entity-with-cytotoxic-phenotype
#1
Tara L Sharma, Gabrielle A Yeaney, Payam Soltanzadeh, Yuebing Li, Claudiu V Cotta
Intravascular T-cell lymphomas are rare, poorly characterized lesions. We discuss the clinical, radiologic and especially the laboratory characteristics of a lesion which presented in a 62-year-old woman with a history of progressive CNS abnormalities. Throughout the course of the disease, radiologic findings consisted mainly of multifocal mixed areas of ischemia and vasogenic edema involving cortical and subcortical regions. A brain biopsy identified an abnormal T-cell population confined to lumens of vessels...
March 20, 2017: Neuropathology: Official Journal of the Japanese Society of Neuropathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317173/extracellular-matrix-in-the-cns-induced-by-neuropathogenic-viral-infection
#2
Rihito Watanabe, Masatoshi Kakizaki
During the early phase of infection with an extremely neurovirulent murine coronavirus, cl-2, the ER-TR7 antigen (ERag)-positive fibers (ERfibs) associated with laminin and collagen III show a rapid increase in expression levels in the meninges, followed by an appearance of the antigens in the ventricle and brain parenchyma. Then, cl-2 invades the ventricle and ventricular wall along the newly assembled ERfibs after infection, using them as a pathway from the meninges, the initial site of infection. In the lymph nodes and spleen, ERag is mainly produced by fibroblastic reticular cells (FRCs), which play a key role in nursing the ERfibs to form a fibroblastic reticular network (FRN)...
March 20, 2017: Neuropathology: Official Journal of the Japanese Society of Neuropathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295636/t-cell-lymphoblastic-lymphoma-leukemia-within-an-adrenocorticotropic-hormone-and-thyroid-stimulating-hormone-positive-pituitary-adenoma-a-cytohistological-correlation-emphasizing-importance-of-intra-operative-squash-smear
#3
Rakesh K Gupta, Ravindra K Saran, Arvind K Srivastava, Anita Jagetia, Lalit Garg, Mehar C Sharma
We present a rare case of primary pituitary T cell lymphoma/leukemia (T-LBL) in association with adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) and thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) expressing pituitary adenoma in a 55-year-old woman highlighting the importance of intra-operative squash smears examination. The patient presented with complaints of headache, diminution of vision and recent onset altered sensorium. MRI revealed a mass lesion in the sellar-suprasellar region with non-visualization of pituitary gland separately, extending to involve adjacent structures diagnosed as invasive pituitary macroadenoma...
March 13, 2017: Neuropathology: Official Journal of the Japanese Society of Neuropathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28276157/pigmented-intraventricular-tumor-in-a-young-adult
#4
Kirti Gupta, Balan Louis Gaspar, Pravin Salunke, Charan Singh Rayat
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 9, 2017: Neuropathology: Official Journal of the Japanese Society of Neuropathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28276095/a-case-of-symptomatic-granular-cell-tumor-of-the-sellar-region-with-large-calcification
#5
Shun Yamamuro, Taku Homma, Yuya Hanashima, Sodai Yoshimura, Hideki Oshima, Sumie Ohni, Yoshiaki Kusumi, Atsuo Yoshino
We report here a rare case of symptomatic granular cell tumor (GCT) of the sellar region with a large calcification. A 70-year-old woman presented with a sellar mass, accompanied by bitemporal hemianopia. The patient was diagnosed preoperatively as having a craniopharyngioma or a pituitary adenoma, because of the large calcification. The patient underwent surgical tumor resection via endoscopic trans-sphenoidal surgery and was diagnosed pathologically as having GCT. The patient's postoperative course was uneventful and her visual field disturbance improved soon after the operation...
March 9, 2017: Neuropathology: Official Journal of the Japanese Society of Neuropathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28276094/pathology-of-toxic-leucoencephalopathy-in-drug-abuse-supports-hypoxic-ischemic-pathophysiology-etiology
#6
Murad Alturkustani, Lee-Cyn Ang, David Ramsay
The histopathological features of leucoencephalopathy caused by illicit drugs (such as opioids and cocaine) are well documented in acute cases but not in long-survival cases. There are several hypotheses about the pathogenesis of this disorder, including hypoperfusion, direct drug toxicity resulting from the neurotoxic effects of the drug itself or contaminants in the illicit drug vehicle. We reviewed the post mortem findings in five males (aged 24 to 56 years, with survival intervals ranging from 7 days to 5 months) with a history of illicit drug use and concomitant fatal white matter changes...
March 9, 2017: Neuropathology: Official Journal of the Japanese Society of Neuropathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28261874/samp8-mice-as-a-neuropathological-model-of-accelerated-brain-aging-and-dementia-toshio-takeda-s-legacy-and-future-directions
#7
REVIEW
Ichiro Akiguchi, Mercè Pallàs, Herbert Budka, Haruhiko Akiyama, Masaki Ueno, Jingxian Han, Hideo Yagi, Tomohumi Nishikawa, Yoichi Chiba, Hiroshi Sugiyama, Ryoya Takahashi, Keiko Unno, Keiichi Higuchi, Masanori Hosokawa
Senescence accelerated mice P8 (SAMP8) show significant age-related deteriorations in memory and learning ability in accordance with early onset and rapid advancement of senescence. Brains of SAMP8 mice reveal an age-associated increase of PAS-positive granular structures in the hippocampal formation and astrogliosis in the brain stem and hippocampus. A spongy degeneration in the brain stem appears at 1 month of age and reaches a maximum at 4-8 months. In addition, clusters of activated microglia also appear around the vacuoles in the brain stem...
March 6, 2017: Neuropathology: Official Journal of the Japanese Society of Neuropathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28261869/intraventricular-gliosarcoma-with-dual-sarcomatous-differentiation-a-unique-case
#8
Rajalakshmi Poyuran, Nandeesh Bn, Yerasi Varun Kumar Reddy, Amey R Savardekar
Gliosarcoma, a variant of isocitrate dehydrogenase-wildtype glioblastoma, is largely a lobar surfacing neoplasm often with dural attachment. In this biphasic neoplasm, the sarcomatous component usually takes the form of fibrosarcoma or malignant fibrous histiocytoma. Heterologous sarcomatous differentiation is a rare phenomenon. Here, we present a case of gliosarcoma with liposarcomatous and myosarcomatous differentiation in a 68-year-old man which was purely intraventricular. This is the first report of such a morphologic pattern in this location...
March 6, 2017: Neuropathology: Official Journal of the Japanese Society of Neuropathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28244166/%C3%AE-synuclein-astrogliopathy-a-possible-specific-feature-in-%C3%AE-synucleinopathy
#9
LETTER
Shunsuke Koga, Koji Kasanuki, Dennis W Dickson
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 27, 2017: Neuropathology: Official Journal of the Japanese Society of Neuropathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185325/a-case-of-high-grade-astrocytoma-with-braf-and-atrx-mutations-following-a-long-standing-course-over-two-decades
#10
Satoshi Nakata 中田 聡, Keishi Horiguchi, Shogo Ishiuchi, Yuhei Yoshimoto, Seiji Yamada, Sumihito Nobusawa, Hayato Ikota, Junko Hirato, Hideaki Yokoo
Pediatric high-grade gliomas are rare and occasionally hard to classify. These tumors often feature a well-demarcated histology and are expected to have a better outcome than ordinary diffuse high-grade gliomas in adults. We herein report a case of circumscribed high-grade glioma that showed a distinct molecular profile and followed an excellent course for 26 years. The patient, a 3-year-old boy at onset, presented with a contrast-enhancing mass in the right temporal lobe and underwent resection. Histologically, the tumor mainly consisted of compact bundles of GFAP-positive spindle cells...
February 9, 2017: Neuropathology: Official Journal of the Japanese Society of Neuropathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28168741/comparison-of-at8-immunoreactivity-in-the-locus-ceruleus-and-hippocampus-of-154-brains-from-routine-autopsies
#11
Koichi Okamoto, Masakuni Amari, Toshio Fukuda, Keiji Suzuki, Masamitsu Takatama
We compared semiquantitatively AT8 immunoreactivity in the locus ceruleus (LC) and hippocampus of 154 brains from routine autopsies to investigate the initial sites of phosphorylated tau (phospho-tau) development. The numbers of AT8-positive neurons and the severity of AT8-positive neuropil threads (NTs) in the LC were strongly associated: there were no cases with AT8-positive neurons that lacked NTs and 20 cases (13%) had only NTs in the LC. Phospho-tau pathologies in the LC were almost equally on both sides, although some cases (7...
February 6, 2017: Neuropathology: Official Journal of the Japanese Society of Neuropathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28168739/intracranial-neuromuscular-choristoma-report-of-a-case-with-literature-review
#12
Antonella Coli, Mariangela Novello, Gianpiero Tamburrini, Manila Antonelli, Felice Giangaspero, Libero Lauriola
Neuromuscular choristoma (NMC), also called neuromuscular hamartoma or nerve rhabdomyoma, is a rare lesion of the spinal and cranial nerves composed of skeletal muscle intimately associated with nerve fibers. Its origin has not been precisely clarified and a malformative event, resulting from aberrant differentiation or a true neoplastic growth, have been proposed by authors. We hereby present a cerebellopontine angle NMC enlarging the eighth cranial nerve in a 3-year-old child, that histologically appeared composed of a large amount of striated muscle mixed with nerve fibers...
February 6, 2017: Neuropathology: Official Journal of the Japanese Society of Neuropathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28144989/dentatorubral-pallidoluysian-atrophy-drpla-with-a-small-ganglioglioma-component-containing-neurofibrillary-tangles-and-polyglutamine-aggregation
#13
Seiji Yamada, Tatsuya Yamazaki, Satoshi Nakata, Sumihito Nobusawa, Hayato Ikota, Munenori Ide, Kazuyuki Mizushima, Yasuo Harigaya, Junko Hirato, Hideaki Yokoo
Dentatorubral-pallidoluysian atrophy (DRPLA), one of the polyglutamine diseases, has not been reported in combination with ganglioglioma (GG). Herein, we report an autopsy case of a 72-year-old man with DRPLA with a small GG component harboring neurofibrillary tangles (NFTs) and polyglutamine aggregates. NFTs, cytoplasmic accumulations of hyper-phosphorylated tau, are mainly observed in Alzheimer's disease (AD) and other tau-associated neurodegenerative disorders. NFTs can also be present in normal aging, and are occasionally observed in low-grade central nervous system (CNS) neoplasms such as GG...
January 31, 2017: Neuropathology: Official Journal of the Japanese Society of Neuropathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28139865/silencing-of-otub1-inhibits-migration-of-human-glioma-cells-in-vitro
#14
Li Xu, Jinquan Li, Zhen Bao, Peng Xu, Hao Chang, Jingjing Wu, Yuanqi Bei, Liuwan Xia, Peizhang Wu, Ke Yan, Bing Lu, Gang Cui
OTU domain-containing ubiquitin aldehyde-binding protein 1 (OTUB1) protein, a deubiquitinating enzyme (DUB) which belongs to the ovarian tumor (OTU) family, was reported to be associated with the development of various malignancies. However, the potential function of OTUB1 in human gliomas was still unclear. In this study, we sought to investigate the function of OTUB1 in the pathological process of gliomas and analyze its related clinical significance. Western blot and immunohistochemistry analyses demonstrated that OTUB1 was overexpressed in glioma tissues, and statistical analysis suggested the expression level of OTUB1 was significantly correlated with the WHO grades of human gliomas (P < 0...
January 31, 2017: Neuropathology: Official Journal of the Japanese Society of Neuropathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28124385/up-regulation-of-plakophilin-2-is-correlated-with-the-progression-of-glioma
#15
Degeng Zhang, Yuxia Qian, Xiaoxing Liu, Hong Yu, Niangao Zhao, Zhengdong Wu
Glioma is the most common type of primary brain tumor in the CNS. Due to its poor prognosis and high mortality rates, it is urgent to find out more effective therapies. Plakophilin-2 (PKP2) is a widespread desmosomal plaque protein. Recently, the important roles of PKP2 in the proliferation and migration of cancer cells and tumor progression has been shown. However, the expression and potential function of PKP2 in glioma was still unclear. In this study, we demonstrated that PKP2 protein expression level was increased in glioma tissues compared with normal brain tissues, and its level was significantly associated with the Ki-67 expression and WHO grade by Western blot analysis and immunohistochemistry...
January 26, 2017: Neuropathology: Official Journal of the Japanese Society of Neuropathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28116838/insular-primary-glioblastomas-with-idh-mutations-clinical-and-biological-specificities
#16
Nobuhiro Hata 秦暢宏, Ryusuke Hatae, Koji Yoshimoto, Hideki Murata, Daisuke Kuga, Yojiro Akagi, Yuhei Sangatsuda, Satoshi O Suzuki, Toru Iwaki, Masahiro Mizoguchi, Koji Iihara
Isocitrate dehydrogenase (IDH) mutation is a good prognostic marker for glioblastoma (GBM). Although it is infrequent in primary tumors, it is found in most lower-grade gliomas. Thus, it is unclear whether IDH mutation is a marker for a specific phenotype of apparently primary de novo GBMs (pGBMs), or a marker for secondary tumors (sGBMs). We addressed this issue by analyzing clinical, radiographic and molecular findings in our institutional case series. Our cases included 92 pGBMs, with five cases of IDH1 mutations at R132 and no IDH2 mutations...
January 24, 2017: Neuropathology: Official Journal of the Japanese Society of Neuropathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093855/typical-and-atypical-appearance-of-early-onset-alzheimer-s-disease-a-clinical-neuroimaging-and-neuropathological-study-symposium-fundamentals-learned-from-diversity-among-typical-and-atypical-appearances
#17
Shinobu Kawakatsu, Ryota Kobayashi, Hiroshi Hayashi
The International Working Group (IWG) has classified Alzheimer's disease (AD) as two different types, the typical form and the atypical form, but clinicopathological studies of atypical AD are limited. Because atypical AD cases usually present with early-onset dementia, we investigated 12 patients with early-onset AD, including two patients with typical AD and 10 patients with atypical AD. Of these patients, six had the posterior variant, three had the frontal variant and one had the logopenic variant mixed with semantic dementia...
January 17, 2017: Neuropathology: Official Journal of the Japanese Society of Neuropathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070930/pituitary-adenoma-with-adipose-tissue-a-new-metaplastic-variant
#18
Chiara Caporalini, Anna Maria Buccoliero, Luigi Pansini, Selene Moscardi, Luca Novelli, Gianna Baroni, Lorenzo Bordi, Franco Ammannati, Gian Luigi Taddei
Pituitary adenomas are benign tumors representing approximately 15-20% of intracranial neoplasms. There have been few reports of metaplastic osseous transformation and about 60 cases of neuronal metaplasia in pituitary adenoma but adipose metaplasia has not been previously described in the English literature. Here we report a case of pituitary adenoma with metaplastic adipose tissue in a 58-year-old male patient. Histologically this case fulfilled the criteria of a non-functioning pituitary adenoma, and moreover a central area of adipose tissue, made by mature adipocytes, and many tumor cells, containing fat droplet were evident...
January 9, 2017: Neuropathology: Official Journal of the Japanese Society of Neuropathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042664/well-formed-cerebellum-and-brainstem-like-structures-in-a-mature-ovarian-teratoma-neuropathological-observations
#19
Masayuki Shintaku, Toshiko Sakuma, Chiho Ohbayashi, Motoyoshi Maruo
In the surgical case of a mature cystic teratoma of the ovary that arose in a 16-year-old girl, a large amount of well-differentiated and highly organized cerebellar tissue was found. Three layers of the cerebellar cortex were well formed, and synaptophysin-positive "glomeruli" were found in the granule cell layer. Some Purkinje cells exhibited focal expansion and a dysmorphic appearance of the dendrites. Adjacent to the cerebellar tissue, a large space lined by the ependymal layer and a club-shaped CNS tissue mass resembling the brainstem were found, and structures reminiscent of the midbrain tectum and pontine nuclei were distinguished within this mass...
January 2, 2017: Neuropathology: Official Journal of the Japanese Society of Neuropathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028861/creutzfeldt-jakob-disease
#20
REVIEW
Yasushi Iwasaki 岩崎 靖
This review will explore the clinical and pathological findings of the various forms of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD). Clinical findings of CJD are characterized by rapidly progressive cognitive dysfunction, diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging (DWI) hyperintensity, myoclonus, periodic sharp-wave complexes on electroencephalogram and akinetic mutism state. Neuropathologic findings of CJD are characterized by spongiform changes in gray matter, gliosis-particularly hypertrophic astrocytosis-neuropil rarefaction, neuron loss and prion protein (PrP) deposition...
December 28, 2016: Neuropathology: Official Journal of the Japanese Society of Neuropathology
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