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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437877/in-reply-to-prognostic-significance-of-resection-degree-in%C3%A2-skull-base-chordoma-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Yixuan Zhai, Jiwei Bai, Shuai Wang, Mingxuan Li, Yazhuo Zhang
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437876/prognostic-significance-of-resection-degree-in-skull-base-chordoma-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Ming-Xiang Zou, Jing Li, Xiao-Bin Wang, Guo-Hua Lv
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437354/complete-spondylectomy-using-orthogonal-spinal-fixation-and-combined-anterior-and-posterior-approaches-for-thoracolumbar-spinal-reconstruction-technical-nuances-and-clinical-results
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Hasan A Zaidi, Al-Wala Awad, Curtis A Dickman
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective chart review. OBJECTIVE: To determine the long-term efficacy of 2-stage total en bloc spondylectomy (TES). SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: TES is a well-described technique to achieve tumor-free margins, but it is a highly destabilizing procedure that necessitates spinal reconstruction. A 2-stage anterior/posterior approach for tumor resection and instrumentation has been shown to be biomechanically superior to the single-stage approach in achieving rigid fixation, but few clinical studies with long-term outcomes exist...
May 2017: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432450/genetic-aberrations-and-molecular-biology-of-skull-base-chordoma-and-chondrosarcoma
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Yohei Kitamura, Hikaru Sasaki, Kazunari Yoshida
Chordomas and chondrosarcomas are two major malignant bone neoplasms located at the skull base. These tumors are rarely metastatic, but can be locally invasive and resistant to conventional chemotherapies and radiotherapies. Accordingly, therapeutic approaches for the treatment of these tumors can be difficult. Additionally, their location at the skull base makes them problematic. Although accurate diagnosis of these tumors is important because of their distinct prognoses, distinguishing between these tumor types is difficult due to overlapping radiological and histopathological findings...
April 21, 2017: Brain Tumor Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430034/um-chor1-establishment-and-characterization-of-the-first-validated-clival-chordoma-cell-line
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John Henry Owen, Christine M Komarck, Anthony C Wang, Waleed M Abuzeid, Richard F Keep, Erin L McKean, Stephen Sullivan, Xing Fan, Mark E P Prince
OBJECTIVE Chordomas are rare malignant tumors thought to arise from remnants of the notochord. They can be located anywhere along the axial skeleton but are most commonly found in the clival and sacrococcygeal regions, where the notochord regresses during fetal development. Chordomas are resistant to many current therapies, leaving surgery as the primary method of treatment. Cancer cell lines have been useful for developing new cancer treatments in a laboratory setting that can then be transferred to the clinic, but there are only 4 validated chordoma cell lines available...
April 21, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428207/mr-imaging-grading-system-for-skull-base-chordoma
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K Tian, L Wang, J Ma, K Wang, D Li, J Du, G Jia, Z Wu, J Zhang
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Skull base chordoma has been widely studied in recent years, however, imaging characteristics of this tumor have not been well elaborated. The purpose of this study was to establish an MR imaging grading system for skull base chordoma. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this study, 156 patients with skull base chordomas were retrospectively assessed. Tumor-to-pons signal intensity ratios were calculated from pretreatment MR images RT1 (ratio of tumor to pons signal intensity in T1 FLAIR sequence), RT2 (ratio of tumor to pons signal intensity in T2 sequence) and REN (ratio of tumor to pons signal intensity in enhanced T1 FLAIR sequence), and significant ratios for overall survival and progression-free survival were selected to establish a grading system...
April 20, 2017: AJNR. American Journal of Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427982/preoperative-evaluation-of-sellar-and-parasellar-macro-lesions-by-fluorine-18-fluorodeoxyglucose-positron-emission-tomography
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Masahiko Tosaka, Tetsuya Higuchi, Keishi Horiguchi, Tadashi Osawa, Yukiko Arisaka, Haruyasu Fujita, Yoshito Tsushima, Yuhei Yoshimoto
OBJECTIVE: Various pathologies can occur in the sellar and suprasellar regions. The potential of fluorine-18 fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) positron emission tomography (PET) for the preoperative evaluation of sellar and parasellar lesions was investigated. METHODS: A total of 49 patients aged 8 to 82 years with sellar and parasellar macroscopic lesions (≥10 mm) underwent FDG PET. Twenty-two patients had pituitary adenomas, including 14 non-functioning and 8 growth hormone (GH)-secreting adenomas...
April 17, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427232/embryonic-signature-distinguishes-pediatric-and-adult-rhabdoid-tumors-from-other-smarcb1-deficient-cancers
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Wilfrid Richer, Julien Masliah-Planchon, Nathalie Clement, Irene Jimenez, Laetitia Maillot, David Gentien, Benoît Albaud, Walid Chemlali, Christine Galant, Frederique Larousserie, Pascaline Boudou-Rouquette, Amaury Leruste, Celine Chauvin, Zhi Yan Han, Jean-Michel Coindre, Pascale Varlet, Paul Freneaux, Dominique Ranchère-Vince, Olivier Delattre, Franck Bourdeaut
Extra-cranial rhabdoid tumors (RT) are highly aggressive malignancies of infancy, characterized by undifferentiated histological features and loss of SMARCB1 expression. The diagnosis is all the more challenging that other poorly differentiated cancers lose SMARCB1 expression, such as epithelioid sarcomas (ES), renal medullary carcinomas (RMC) or undifferentiated chordomas (UC). Moreover, late cases occurring in adults are now increasingly reported, raising the question of differential diagnoses and emphasizing nosological issues...
March 6, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409885/long-term-results-of-the-transmanubrial-osteomuscular-sparing-approach-for-pediatric-tumors
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Aziz El Madi, Sabine Irtan, Frédérique Sauvat, Michel Zérah, Gudrun Schleiermacher, Louise Galmiche-Roland, Véronique Minard-Colin, Hervé Brisse, Sabine Sarnacki
BACKGROUND: The complete and safe resection of pediatric cervicothoracic tumors, mostly represented by neurogenic tumors, remains a surgical challenge because of the complex anatomy of this region. The transmanubrial osteomuscular-sparing approach (TOSA) is an alternative to isolated or combined cervical and thoracic approaches enabling the control of supra-aortic vessels and nerves through the thoracic inlet. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the tumor characteristics, completeness of resection, morbidity, and long-term outcome of patients with cervicothoracic tumors removed by TOSA between 2000 and 2012 in our institution...
April 14, 2017: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409727/clival-chordomas-considerations-after-16-years-of-endoscopic-endonasal-surgery
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Matteo Zoli, Laura Milanese, Rocco Bonfatti, Marco Faustini-Fustini, Gianluca Marucci, Giovanni Tallini, Corrado Zenesini, Carmelo Sturiale, Giorgio Frank, Ernesto Pasquini, Diego Mazzatenta
OBJECTIVE In the past decade, the role of the endoscopic endonasal approach (EEA) has relevantly evolved for skull base tumors. In this study, the authors review their surgical experience with using an EEA in the treatment of clival chordomas, which are deep and infiltrative skull base lesions, and they highlight the advantages and limitations of this ventral approach. METHODS All consecutive cases of chordoma treated with an EEA between 1998 and 2015 at a single institution are included in this study. Preoperative assessment consisted of neuroimaging (MRI and CT with angiography sequences) and endocrinological, neurological, and ophthalmological evaluations, which were repeated 3 months after surgery and annually thereafter...
April 14, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409046/on-a-rare-cutaneous-metastasis-from-a-sacrococcygeal-chordoma
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Alessandro D'Amuri, Matteo Brunelli, Federica Floccari, Francesco De Caro, Giuliana Crisman, Francesca Sanguedolce, Marcello Filotico
Chordomas are rare malignant tumors of notochordal origin and are rare locally aggressive ones with a metastatic potential. The skin rarely is seen as metastatic site. We describe a case of an adult woman with cutaneous metastasis of a primary sacral chordoma excised ten years before, which appeared as a painless cutaneous mass located in the dorsal region. Once removed, the surgical specimen was formalin fixed and in paraffin embedded. Sections were stained with haematoxylin-eosin, and histochemical and immunohistochemical investigations were performed...
2017: Case Reports in Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397135/chordomas-technologies-techniques-and-treatment-2017-edited-by-pamir-et-al-235%C3%A2-pp-hardback-400-illustartions-%C3%A2-179-99-usd-199-99-isbn-9781626231597-eisbn-9781626231603-thieme-medical-publishers-inc-new-york-stuttgart
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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28379849/sparsity-constrained-split-feasibility-for-dose-volume-constraints-in-inverse-planning-of-intensity-modulated-photon-or-proton-therapy
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Scott Penfold, Rafał Zalas, Margherita Casiraghi, Mark Brooke, Yair Censor, Reinhard Schulte
A split feasibility formulation for the inverse problem of intensity-modulated radiation therapy treatment planning with dose-volume constraints included in the planning algorithm is presented. It involves a new type of sparsity constraint that enables the inclusion of a percentage-violation constraint in the model problem and its handling by continuous (as opposed to integer) methods. We propose an iterative algorithmic framework for solving such a problem by applying the feasibility-seeking CQ-algorithm of Byrne combined with the automatic relaxation method that uses cyclic projections...
April 5, 2017: Physics in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28379552/in-reply-factors-predicting-recurrence-after-resection-of-clival-chordoma-using-variable-surgical-approaches-and-radiation-modalities
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Arman Jahangiri, Aaron T Chin, Jeffrey R Wagner, Sandeep Kunwar, Christopher Ames, Dean Chou, Igor Barani, Andrew T Parsa, Michael W McDermott, Arnau Benet, Ivan H El-Sayed, Manish K Aghi
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 4, 2017: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28376922/epidemiological-characteristics-of-primary-spinal-osseous-tumors-in-eastern-china
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Zhenhua Zhou, Xudong Wang, Zhipeng Wu, Wending Huang, Jianru Xiao
BACKGROUND: Primary spinal osseous tumors are rare, yet they represent a difficult treatment paradigm because of the complexities of tumor resection and significant resistance to chemotherapy and radiation therapy. The geographic distribution of primary spinal osseous tumors throughout the world appears to be quite variable, with a very low incidence reported in Asian countries. METHODS: Data on 1209 cases of primary spinal osseous malignant and benign tumor cases diagnosed during the 20-year period of 1995 through 2015 in eastern China were analyzed...
April 4, 2017: World Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28368502/prognostic-factors-in-patients-with-spinal-chordoma-an-integrative-analysis-of-682-patients
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Jianhua Zhou, James Sun, Harrison Xiao Bai, Xiangyan Huang, Yingjie Zou, Xia Tan, Zishu Zhang, Xiangqi Tang, Yongguang Tao, Bo Xiao, Paul J Zhang, Li Yang
BACKGROUND: The low incidence of spinal chordoma precludes a prospective study of prognostic factors with a large patient cohort. OBJECTIVE: To perform a comprehensive integrative analysis on the prognostic factors, treatment, and outcomes of patients with spinal chordoma using data from 2 institutions and the literature. METHOD: Appropriate studies were identified per search criteria. The local database was retrospectively searched to include a similar patient cohort...
March 28, 2017: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28365895/does-proton-therapy-have-a-future-in-cns-tumors
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REVIEW
Stephanie E Combs
Proton therapy is characterized by certain physical properties leading to a reduction in integral dose. As proton therapy becomes more widely available, the ongoing discussion on the real indications for proton therapy becomes more important. In the present article, data on proton therapy for tumors of the central nervous system (CNS) is summarized and discussed in view of modern photon treatments. Still today, no randomized controlled trials are available confirming any clinical benefit of protons in CNS tumors...
March 2017: Current Treatment Options in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28362211/laser-interstitial-thermal-therapy-for-palliative-ablation-of-a-chordoma-metastasis-to-the-spine-case-report
#18
Brian J Williams, Patrick J Karas, Ganesh Rao, Laurence D Rhines, Claudio E Tatsui
The authors present the first report of laser interstitial thermal therapy (LITT) ablation of a recurrent chordoma metastasis to the cervical spine. This patient was a 75-year-old woman who was diagnosed and treated for a sacral chordoma, and then developed metastases to the lung and upper thoracic spine. Unfortunately she experienced symptomatic recurrence at the C-7 spinous process. She underwent an uncomplicated LITT to the lesion. The patient convalesced without incident and was discharged on postoperative Day 1...
March 31, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346646/metastatic-chordoma-of-the-tongue-case-report
#19
Sultan Bişkin, Rabiye Uslu Erdemir, Sultan Şevik Eliçora, Sevim Aydınlı, Şükrü Oğuz Özdamar
Chordomas are rare bone tumors that arise from notochord remnants. They most commonly occur in the sacrum, but they also can be seen in the skull base, cervical spine, and thoracolumbar vertebrae. Chordomas account for 1 to 4% of all primary skeletal tumors. They are usually indolent, locally growing tumors. Distant metastasis has been reported in 3 to 48% of cases. When metastasis occurs, it is usually observed in the lung, bone, and liver. To the best of our knowledge, no case of a chordoma metastasis to the tongue has been previously reported in the literature...
March 2017: Ear, Nose, & Throat Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327915/vascularized-fibular-strut-autografts-in-spinal-reconstruction-after-resection-of-vertebral-chordoma-or-chondrosarcoma-a-retrospective-series
#20
Vijay Yanamadala, Peter A Rozman, Jay I Kumar, Joseph H Schwab, Sang-Gil Lee, Francis J Hornicek, William T Curry
BACKGROUND: Margin-free en bloc resection is the best medical practice for primary vertebral chordoma and chondrosarcoma. Spinal reconstruction following total spondylectomy requires reconstructive interbody graft (allograft, devascularized autograft, vascularized autograft, or cage constructs) and instrumentation. An important consideration when choosing grafts and instrumentation is the durability and the long-term success of the fusion without subsidence. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the potential use of vascularized fibular autograft as a reconstructive strategy after en bloc resection...
January 13, 2017: Neurosurgery
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