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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735379/multidisciplinary-management-of-clival-chordomas-long-term-clinical-outcome-in-a-single-institution-consecutive-series
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Petter Förander, Jiri Bartek, Michael Fagerlund, Hamza Benmaklouf, Ernest Dodoo, Alia Shamikh, Pär Stjärne, Tiit Mathiesen
OBJECTIVE: Chordomas of the skull base have high recurrence rates even after radical resection and adjuvant radiotherapy. We evaluate the long-term clinical outcome using multidisciplinary management in the treatment of clival chordomas. METHODS: Between 1984 and 2015, 22 patients diagnosed with an intracranial chordoma were treated at the Karolinska University Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden. Sixteen of 22 were treated with Gamma Knife radiosurgery (GKRS) for tumour residual or progression during the disease course...
July 22, 2017: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733115/dose-distribution-characteristic-study-of-the-rotating-gamma-knife-rgk-by-using-the-geometry-analytic-method
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Fen Chen, Jun-Wen Shi, Zhao-Sheng Yin, Ying Peng, Yee-Min Jen, Jia-Ming Wu
The purpose of this study was to realize the processing of dose distribution of RGK at the treatment isocenter at any gantry rotational angle by using an analytic geometry method to avoid inadequate arc therapy angles when implementing the treatment plan. Gaf chromic film was used for dose evaluation. A calibration curve was first obtained using linear accelerator irradiation. The 50% dose relative to the central axis at fixed gantry angles at the x-, y- and z-axes was obtained using Gaf chromic film and was compared to the analytic geometry method...
July 18, 2017: Medical Dosimetry: Official Journal of the American Association of Medical Dosimetrists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725514/gamma-knife-stereotactic-radiosurgery-for-grade-2-meningiomas
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Tamer Refaat, Michelle Gentile, Sean Sachdev, Prarthana Dalal, Anish Butala, Stanley Gutiontov, Irene Helenowksi, Plato Lee, Vythialinga Sathiaseelan, Orin Bloch, James Chandler, John A Kalapurakal
Purpose  This study aims to report long-term clinical outcomes after Gamma Knife radiosurgery (GKRS) for intracranial grade 2 meningiomas. Methods  In this Institutional Review Board approved study, we reviewed records of all patients with grade 2 meningiomas treated with GKRS between 1998 and 2014. Results  A total of 97 postoperative histopathologically confirmed grade 2 meningiomas in 75 patients were treated and are included in this study. After a mean follow-up of 41 months, 28 meningiomas had local recurrence (29...
August 2017: Journal of Neurological Surgery. Part B, Skull Base
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712276/optimal-dose-and-volume-for-postoperative-radiotherapy-in-brain-oligometastases-from-lung-cancer-a-retrospective-study
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Seung Yeun Chung, Jong Hee Chang, Hye Ryun Kim, Byoung Chul Cho, Chang Geol Lee, Chang-Ok Suh
PURPOSE: To evaluate intracranial control after surgical resection according to the adjuvant treatment received in order to assess the optimal radiotherapy (RT) dose and volume. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Between 2003 and 2015, a total of 53 patients with brain oligometastases from non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) underwent metastasectomy. The patients were divided into three groups according to the adjuvant treatment received: whole brain radiotherapy (WBRT) ± boost (WBRT ± boost group, n = 26), local RT/Gamma Knife surgery (local RT group, n = 14), and the observation group (n = 13)...
June 2017: Radiation Oncology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711536/the-outcomes-of-primary-transsphenoidal-surgery-in-cushing-s-disease-experience-of-a-tertiary-center
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Fatma Ela Keskin, Hande Mefkure Ozkaya, Murat Bolayirli, Secil Erden, Pınar Kadioglu, Necmettin Tanriover, Nurperi Gazioglu
BACKGROUND: To report the initial and long-term remission rates and related factors, secondary treatments, and outcomes of a series of patients with Cushing's disease (CD). METHODS: One hundred forty-seven consecutive adult patients with CD who underwent primary trans-sphenoidal surgery between 1998 and 2014 were included in this study. Eighty-two were followed up in Cerrahpasa Medical Faculty Endocrinology and Metabolism outpatient clinic. The patients were requested to attend a long-term remission assessment; 55 could be contacted and data for the remaining 27 patients' last visit to the outpatient clinics were reviewed for early and late remission...
July 12, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710189/use-of-cabergoline-for-the-management-of-persistent-cushing-s-disease-in-pregnancy
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Kathleen Su-Yen Sek, Doddabele Srinivasa Deepak, Kok Onn Lee
Cushing's disease (CD) is rare during pregnancy and is associated with significant maternal and fetal complications. It is important to control hypercortisolism during pregnancy, either surgically or medically, for a successful maternal and fetal outcome. We report a patient with recurrent CD who was treated with low-dose cabergoline (CAB) for persistent hypercortisolism throughout pregnancy. A 36-year-old woman was diagnosed with CD at the age of 23. She underwent trans-sphenoidal surgery with initial complete remission...
July 14, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708638/chordoid-glioma-a-neoplasm-found-in-the-anterior-part-of-the-third-ventricle
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Dianxu Yang, Zhiming Xu, Zhongrun Qian, Lili Wang, Quanmin Nie, Jianwei Ge, Yongming Qiu, Guisong Wang
Chordoid glioma is a rare low-grade tumor that originates almost exclusively in the anterior part of the third ventricle. The diagnosis and treatment of the tumor remain controversial. In this article, the authors present a novel case of chordoid glioma of the third ventricle. The patient was treated with less invasive microsurgery followed by low-dose gamma knife radiosurgery. Magnetic resonance imaging revealed a decrease in tumor size and necrosis in the central region of the tumor, without significant complications at follow-up 14 months later...
July 13, 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707997/gamma-knife-radiosurgery-for-large-vestibular-schwannomas-greater-than-3-cm-in-diameter
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Cheng-Wei Huang, Hsien-Tang Tu, Chun-Yi Chuang, Cheng-Siu Chang, Hsi-Hsien Chou, Ming-Tsung Lee, Chuan-Fu Huang
OBJECTIVE Stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) is an important alternative management option for patients with small- and medium-sized vestibular schwannomas (VSs). Its use in the treatment of large tumors, however, is still being debated. The authors reviewed their recent experience to assess the potential role of SRS in larger-sized VSs. METHODS Between 2000 and 2014, 35 patients with large VSs, defined as having both a single dimension > 3 cm and a volume > 10 cm(3), underwent Gamma Knife radiosurgery (GKRS)...
July 14, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706504/hypertrophic-olivary-degeneration-and-palatal-or-oculopalatal-tremor
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Caroline Tilikete, Virginie Desestret
Hypertrophic degeneration of the inferior olive is mainly observed in patients developing palatal tremor (PT) or oculopalatal tremor (OPT). This syndrome manifests as a synchronous tremor of the palate (PT) and/or eyes (OPT) that may also involve other muscles from the branchial arches. It is associated with hypertrophic inferior olivary degeneration that is characterized by enlarged and vacuolated neurons, increased number and size of astrocytes, severe fibrillary gliosis, and demyelination. It appears on MRI as an increased T2/FLAIR signal intensity and enlargement of the inferior olive...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690660/a-case-of-breast-cancer-brain-metastasis-with-a-16-year-time-interval-without-evidence-of-cancer-recurrence
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Shoko Merrit Yamada, Yusuke Tomita, Soichiro Shibui, Takashi Kurokawa, Yasuhisa Baba
The median time of brain metastasis from the diagnosis of breast cancer is approximately 3 years. In this case report, a 69-year-old woman demonstrated cerebellar ataxia. Brain magnetic resonance imaging revealed enhanced lesions in bilateral cerebellar hemispheres. She had undergone surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy for uterine and breast cancer 24 years prior and 16 years prior, respectively. Although she had not received any anticancer treatment for 10 years, no recurrences were identified using whole body scans...
June 2017: Journal of Breast Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28683438/gamma-knife-radiosurgery-for-petroclival-meningioma-long-term-outcome-and-failure-pattern
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Jin Wook Kim, Dong Gyu Kim, Young-Bem Se, Sung Kwon Kim, Hyun-Tai Chung, Sun Ha Paek, Hee-Won Jung
Total removal of petroclival meningioma is difficult, and aggressive extirpation is often associated with significant surgical morbidity and mortality. The aim of this study was to evaluate the long-term outcome and failure pattern of treatment with Gamma Knife radiosurgery (GKRS) in patients with petroclival meningiomas. Eighty-nine consecutive patients with petroclival meningiomas underwent GKRS between 1998 and 2013. Fifty-eight patients received GKRS as a primary treatment and 31 patients underwent GKRS as a secondary treatment after microsurgery...
July 6, 2017: Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28681759/dose-fractionated-gamma-knife-radiosurgery-for-large-arteriovenous-malformations-on-daily-or-alternate-day-schedule-outside-the-linear-quadratic-model-proof-of-concept-and-early-results-a-substitute-to-volume-fractionation
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Kanchan Kumar Mukherjee, Narendra Kumar, Manjul Tripathi, Arun S Oinam, Chirag K Ahuja, Sivashanmugam Dhandapani, Rakesh Kapoor, Sushmita Ghoshal, Rupinder Kaur, Sandeep Bhatt
BACKGROUND: To evaluate the feasibility, safety and efficacy of dose fractionated gamma knife radiosurgery (DFGKRS) on a daily schedule beyond the linear quadratic (LQ) model, for large volume arteriovenous malformations (AVMs). MATERIAL AND METHODS: Between 2012-16, 14 patients of large AVMs (median volume 26.5 cc) unsuitable for surgery or embolization were treated in 2-3 of DFGKRS sessions. The Leksell G frame was kept in situ during the whole procedure. 86% (n = 12) patients had radiologic evidence of bleed, and 43% (n = 6) had presented with a history of seizures...
July 2017: Neurology India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28681734/fractionated-gamma-knife-radiosurgery-for-large-brain-arteriovenous-malformations
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Manmohan Singh
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 2017: Neurology India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28681733/dose-fractionated-gamma-knife-radiosurgery-for-large-arteriovenous-malformations-a-word-of-caution
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L Dade Lunsford
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 2017: Neurology India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28681732/dose-fractionated-gamma-knife-radiosurgery-for-large-arteriovenous-malformations
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Ajay Niranjan, John C Flickinger
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 2017: Neurology India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28681423/multi-stage-stereotactic-radiosurgery-for-large-cerebral-arteriovenous-malformations-using-the-gamma-knife-platform
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Chuxiong Ding, Brian Hrycushko, Louis Whitworth, Xiang Li, Lucien Nedzi, Bradley Weprin, Ramzi Abdulrahman, Babu Welch, Steve B Jiang, Zabi Wardak, Robert D Timmerman
PURPOSE: Radiosurgery is an established technique to treat Cerebral Arteriovenous Malformations (AVMs). Obliteration of larger AVMs (>10-15 cm(3) or diameter > 3 cm) in a single session is challenging with current radiosurgery platforms due to toxicity. We present a novel technique of multi-stage stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) for large intracranial arteriovenous malformations (AVM) using the Gamma Knife system. MATERIALS/METHODS: Eighteen patients with large (>10-15 cm(3) or diameter ⩾3 cm) AVMs, which were previously treated using a staged SRS technique on the Cyberknife platform, were retrospectively selected for this study...
July 6, 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28665251/stereotactic-radiosurgery-for-medically-refractory-multiple-sclerosis-related-tremor
#17
Sudesh S Raju, Ajay Niranjan, Edward A Monaco, John C Flickinger, L Dade Lunsford
OBJECTIVE Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a neurodegenerative disease that can lead to severe intention tremor in some patients. In several case reports, conventional radiotherapy has been reported to possibly exacerbate MS. Radiosurgery dramatically limits normal tissue irradiation to potentially avoid such a problem. Gamma Knife thalamotomy (GKT) has been established as a minimally invasive technique that is effective in treating essential tremor and Parkinson's disease-related tremor. The goal in this study was to analyze the outcomes of GKT in patients suffering from medically refractory MS-related tremor...
June 30, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28660605/evaluation-of-depressive-mood-and-cognitive-functions-in-patients-with-acromegaly-under-somatostatin-analogue-therapy
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H Alibas, K Uluc, P Kahraman Koytak, M M Uygur, N Tuncer, T Tanridag, D Gogas Yavuz
AIMS: Acromegaly is caused by a pituitary adenoma that releases excess growth hormone (GH) and a concomitant increase in insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF-1). Acromegaly results not only in phenotypic changes, but also in neurologic complications as peripheral neuropathy and cognitive dysfunction. This study aimed to compare depressive mood and cognitive function in patients with acromegaly and in healthy controls as well as to determine the factors underlying cognitive dysfunction in the acromegalic patients...
June 28, 2017: Journal of Endocrinological Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28660317/ischemic-stroke-after-radiation-therapy-for-pituitary-adenomas-a-systematic-review
#19
REVIEW
A van Westrhenen, I S Muskens, J J C Verhoeff, T R S Smith, M L D Broekman
Radiation therapy is widely used for the treatment of residual and recurrent pituitary adenomas and proved to effectively control tumor growth. However, it is suggested that this treatment might result in an increased risk of ischemic stroke. This review aims to evaluate the radiotherapy-related risk of stroke in pituitary adenoma patients. PubMed and Embase databases were systematically searched for current literature on ischemic stroke risk after radiotherapy in pituitary adenoma, in accordance with the PRISMA statement...
June 28, 2017: Journal of Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645182/stereotactic-radiosurgery-for-brainstem-arteriovenous-malformations-a-multicenter-study
#20
Or Cohen-Inbar, Robert M Starke, Cheng-Chia Lee, Hideyuki Kano, Paul Huang, Douglas Kondziolka, Inga S Grills, Danilo Silva, Mohmoud Abbassy, Symeon Missios, Gene H Barnett, L Dade Lunsford, Jason P Sheehan
BACKGROUND: The management of brainstem arteriovenous malformations (bAVMs) is a formidable challenge. bAVMs harbor higher morbidity and mortality compared to other locations. OBJECTIVE: To review the outcomes following stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) of bAVMs in a multicenter study. METHODS: Six medical centers contributed data from 205 patients through the International Gamma Knife Research Foundation. Median age was 32 yr (6-81). Median nidus volume was 1...
June 21, 2017: Neurosurgery
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