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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222441/unusual-occurrence-of-multifocal-desmoplastic-infantile-astrocytoma-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Vinayak Narayan, Amey R Savardekar, Anita Mahadevan, Arimappamagan Arivazhagan, Lingegowda Appaji
Desmoplastic infantile gliomas are rare, benign tumors of the early infancy period. Two histological subtypes - desmoplastic infantile astrocytoma (DIA) and desmoplastic infantile ganglioglioma - have been described. The characteristic features of DIAs are lobar location, glial histology, and excellent prognosis after complete surgical excision. DIAs usually present as solitary, cortical-surfacing, solid-cystic neoplasms; however, atypical, aggressive, and multifocal variants of DIA have been reported in the literature...
February 22, 2017: Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219020/anthropometrics-at-birth-and-risk-of-a-primary-central-nervous-system-tumour-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Marios K Georgakis, Eleni I Kalogirou, Athanasios Liaskas, Maria A Karalexi, Paraskevi Papathoma, Kyriaki Ladopoulou, Maria Kantzanou, Georgios Tsivgoulis, Eleni Th Petridou
BACKGROUND: The aetiology of primary central nervous system (CNS) tumours remains largely unknown, but their childhood peak points to perinatal parameters as tentative risk factors. In this meta-analysis, we opted to quantitatively synthesise published evidence on the association between birth anthropometrics and risk of primary CNS tumour. METHODS: Eligible studies were identified via systematic literature review; random-effects meta-analyses were conducted for the effect of birth weight and size-for-gestational-age on childhood and adult primary CNS tumours; subgroup, sensitivity, meta-regression and dose-response by birth weight category analyses were also performed...
February 17, 2017: European Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187964/brain-perfusion-and-diffusion-abnormalities-in-children-treated-for-posterior-fossa-brain-tumors
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Matthew D Li, Nils D Forkert, Palak Kundu, Cheryl Ambler, Robert M Lober, Terry C Burns, Patrick D Barnes, Iris C Gibbs, Gerald A Grant, Paul G Fisher, Samuel H Cheshier, Cynthia J Campen, Michelle Monje, Kristen W Yeom
OBJECTIVE: To compare cerebral perfusion and diffusion in survivors of childhood posterior fossa brain tumor with neurologically normal controls and correlate differences with cognitive dysfunction. STUDY DESIGN: We analyzed retrospectively arterial spin-labeled cerebral blood flow (CBF) and apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) in 21 patients with medulloblastoma (MB), 18 patients with pilocytic astrocytoma (PA), and 64 neurologically normal children. We generated ANCOVA models to evaluate treatment effects on the cerebral cortex, thalamus, caudate, putamen, globus pallidus, hippocampus, amygdala, nucleus accumbens, and cerebral white matter at time points an average of 5...
February 7, 2017: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28173580/multifocal-intradural-extramedullary-pilocytic-astrocytomas-of-the-spinal-cord-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Azam Basheer, Richard Rammo, Steven Kalkanis, Michelle M Felicella, Mokbel Chedid
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 1, 2017: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161014/neuroglial-intramedullary-tumors-the-collaboration-between-neurosurgeons-and-neuropathologists
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G Cossu, C Lacroix, C Adams, R T Daniel, F Parker, M Messerer
Intramedullary tumors constitute approximately 5% of spinal tumors and about 80% are of neuroglial origin. We reviewed our series of adult patients with spinal neuroglial intramedullary tumors operated on between 1984 and 2011 at the neurosurgical department of Bicêtre hospital. The histopathological records for 196 patients were retrospectively analyzed. The majority of tumors were ependymomas (68%) and astrocytomas (27.5%). The importance of a proper and detailed neuropathological diagnosis is the key to define patient management...
February 1, 2017: Neuro-Chirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28156189/feline-glioma-a-retrospective-study-and-review-of-the-literature
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Daniel R Rissi, Andrew D Miller
Case series summary This study aimed to evaluate the pathologic and diagnostic features of 13 cases of feline glioma diagnosed at two veterinary diagnostic institutions over 16 years. A retrospective search was conducted using the laboratory information system. Selected cases were reviewed, tumors were classified according to the 2007 World Health Organization Classification of Tumours of the Central Nervous System, and tissue sections were submitted to an immunohistochemistry panel for further characterization...
February 1, 2017: Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28131206/pik3ca-mutation-in-a-mixed-dysembryoplastic-neuroepithelial-tumor-and-rosette-forming-glioneuronal-tumor-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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Philip George Eye, Laurence Davidson, Patrick J Malafronte, Sarah Cantrell, Brett J Theeler
BACKGROUND: Rosette forming glioneuronal tumors are rare, World Health Organization (WHO) grade I novel tumors frequently affecting the fourth ventricle or posterior fossa with typical neuronal pseudorosettes. RGNTs have been described as possessing additional histologic features of DNETs or pilocytic astrocytomas. Activating PIK3CA mutations have been identified as recurring genetic event in RGNTs. METHODS: We report a 35year old man who presented with binocular diplopia, headache, and was found to have a third ventricle tumor...
February 15, 2017: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28120069/middle-temporal-gyrus-versus-inferior-temporal-gyrus-transcortical-approaches-to-high-grade-astrocytomas-in-the-mediobasal-temporal-lobe-a-comparison-of-outcomes-functional-restoration-and-surgical-considerations
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Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa, Shaan M Raza, Ishrat Ahmed, Jordina Rincon-Torroella, Kaisorn Chaichana, Alessandro Olivi
INTRODUCTION: High-grade astrocytomas of the mesial temporal lobe may pose surgical challenges. Several approaches (trans-sylvian, subtemporal, and transcortical) have been designed to circumnavigate the critical neurovascular structures and white fiber tracts that surround this area. Considering the paucity of literature on the transcortical approach for these lesions, we describe our institutional experience with transcortical approaches to Grade III/IV astrocytomas in the mesial temporal lobe...
2017: Acta Neurochirurgica. Supplement
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074710/canine-spinal-cord-glioma
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Daniel R Rissi, Renee Barber, Annabelle Burnum, Andrew D Miller
Spinal cord glioma is uncommonly reported in dogs. We describe the clinicopathologic and diagnostic features of 7 cases of canine spinal cord glioma and briefly review the veterinary literature on this topic. The median age at presentation was 7.2 y. Six females and 1 male were affected and 4 dogs were brachycephalic. The clinical course lasted from 3 d to 12 wk, and clinical signs were progressive and associated with multiple suspected neuroanatomic locations in the spinal cord. Magnetic resonance imaging of 6 cases revealed T2-weighted hyperintense lesions with variable contrast enhancement in the spinal cord...
January 2017: Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074282/unique-findings-of-subependymal-giant-cell-astrocytoma-within-cortical-tubers-in-patients-with-tuberous-sclerosis-complex-a-histopathological-evaluation
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Joel S Katz, Hyman Frankel, Tracy Ma, David Zagzag, Benjamin Liechty, Bruria Ben Zeev, Michal Tzadok, Orrin Devinsky, Howard L Weiner, Jonathan Roth
INTRODUCTION: Tuberous sclerosis is associated with three central nervous system pathologies: cortical/subcortical tubers, subependymal nodules (SENs), and subependymal giant cell astrocytomas (SEGAs). Tubers are associated with epilepsy, which is often medication-resistant and often leads to resective surgery. Recently, mammalian target of rapamycin inhibitors (mTORi) have been shown to be effective reducing seizure burden in some patients with tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC)-related refractory epilepsy...
January 10, 2017: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049229/tandem-high-dose-chemotherapy-and-autologous-stem-cell-transplantation-for-high-grade-gliomas-in-children-and-adolescents
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Ji Won Lee, Do Hoon Lim, Ki Woong Sung, Hyeong Jin Lee, Eun Sang Yi, Keon Hee Yoo, Hong Hoe Koo, Yeon Lim Suh, Hyung Jin Shin
With the aim to investigate the outcome of tandem high-dose chemotherapy and autologous stem cell transplantation (HDCT/auto-SCT) for high-grade gliomas (HGGs), we retrospectively reviewed the medical records of 30 patients with HGGs (16 glioblastomas, 7 anaplastic astrocytomas, and 7 other HGGs) between 2006 and 2015. Gross or near total resection was possible in 11 patients. Front-line treatment after surgery was radiotherapy (RT) in 14 patients and chemotherapy in the remaining 16 patients including 3 patients less than 3 years of age...
February 2017: Journal of Korean Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28032389/bithalamic-gliomas-may-be-molecularly-distinct-from-their-unilateral-high-grade-counterparts
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Alberto Broniscer, Scott N Hwang, Omar Chamdine, Tong Lin, Stanley Pounds, Arzu Onar-Thomas, Lei Chi, Sheila Shurtleff, Sariah Allen, Amar Gajjar, Paul Northcott, Brent A Orr
Bithalamic gliomas are rare cancers diagnosed based on poorly defined radiologic criteria. Infiltrative astrocytomas account for most cases. While some previous studies reported dismal outcomes for patients with bithalamic gliomas irrespective of therapy and histologic grade, others described better prognoses even without anticancer therapy. Little is known about their molecular characteristics. We reviewed clinical, radiologic, and histologic features of patients with bithalamic gliomas treated at our institution over 15 years...
December 28, 2016: Brain Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28032181/transcardiac-migration-of-ventriculoperitoneal-shunt-requiring-open-cardiac-surgery-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Ashley Ralston, Amanda Johnson, Gerhard Ziemer, David M Frim
INTRODUCTION: Cardiac migration of ventriculoperitoneal (VP) shunts has been reported, with most easily removed or shortened via a cervical incision. We present a review of the literature, highlighting our unique case with significant scarring requiring open, on-pump, cardiac surgery for removal of migrated distal tubing. CASE PRESENTATION: A 7-year-old boy underwent VP shunt insertion for hydrocephalus secondary to intracranial astrocytoma. He presented at age 17 with evidence of right heart strain, associated with the distal shunt catheter proximally migrated into his heart and pulmonary arteries...
December 28, 2016: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28024978/pilocytic-astrocytoma-of-fornix-mimicking-a-colloid-cyst-report-of-two-cases-and-review-of-the-literature
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REVIEW
Guive Sharifi, Reza Rahmanzadeh, Mahmoud Lotfinia, Ramin Rahmanzade
BACKGROUND: Colloid cyst is a gelatin-containing cyst in the brain almost always found in the third ventricle. The specific shape and location of these cysts, a round well-delineated mass in the rostral part of the third ventricle adjacent to the foramen of Monro, on imaging are the main findings for diagnosis. Several masses of the third ventricle masquerading colloid cysts on images have been reported yet. Based on different surgical approach, pre-operative misdiagnosis of colloid cyst may have great impact on prognosis...
December 23, 2016: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27995658/microvascular-proliferation-of-brain-metastases-mimics-glioblastomas-in-squash-cytology
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T Gi, Y Sato, T Tokumitsu, A Yamashita, S Moriguchi-Goto, H Takeshima, S Sato, Y Asada
OBJECTIVE: Although microvascular proliferation is a key feature in the diagnosis of high-grade glioma, the characteristics of metastatic tumour vessels in smear preparations have not been documented. In this study, the vascular changes in metastatic brain tumours, using squash cytology to examine the vascular patterns in brain metastases, were reviewed. METHODS: One hundred and forty-three squash smears of brain tissue, including 25 normal or reactive tissue, 23 malignant lymphomas, 8 grade I glioma (pilocytic astrocytoma), 23 grade II glioma (diffuse astrocytoma and oligodendroglioma), 42 grade IV glioma (glioblastoma), and 22 metastasis, were assessed...
December 19, 2016: Cytopathology: Official Journal of the British Society for Clinical Cytology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27994066/phase-iii-randomized-study-of-radiation-and-temozolomide-versus-radiation-and-nitrosourea-therapy-for-anaplastic-astrocytoma-results-of-nrg-oncology-rtog-9813
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Susan Chang, Peixin Zhang, J Gregory Cairncross, Mark R Gilbert, Jean-Paul Bahary, Carol A Dolinskas, Arnab Chakravarti, Kenneth D Aldape, Erica H Bell, David Schiff, Kurt Jaeckle, Paul D Brown, Geoffrey R Barger, Maria Werner-Wasik, Helen Shih, David Brachman, Marta Penas-Prado, H Ian Robins, Karl Belanger, Christopher Schultz, Grant Hunter, Minesh Mehta
BACKGROUND: The primary objective of this study was to compare the overall survival (OS) of patients with anaplastic astrocytoma (AA) treated with radiotherapy (RT) and either temozolomide (TMZ) or a nitrosourea (NU). Secondary endpoints were time to tumor progression (TTP), toxicity, and the effect of IDH1 mutation status on clinical outcome. METHODS: Eligible patients with centrally reviewed, histologically confirmed, newly diagnosed AA were randomized to receive either RT+TMZ (n = 97) or RT+NU (n = 99)...
December 18, 2016: Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27938192/hyperreligiosity-in-malignant-brain-tumors-a-case-report-and-accompanying-bibliographic-review
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Alberto Carmona-Bayonas, Paula Jiménez-Fonseca, Carlos Vázquez Olmos, Juan Vega Villar
Religion is a complex cognitive process with biopsychosocial and cultural dimensions, product of the activation of different circuits of the neocortex. In some cases, religiosity can appear as a pathological correlate in patients with brain lesions in the areas involved. We present the clinical case of a patient with an astrocytoma in the right prefrontal region, with apparent inflammatory involvement of the right temporal lobe. This tumor debuted almost exclusively as an alteration of personality consisting of hyperreligiosity, logorrhea, and mystical experiences...
December 12, 2016: Neurocase
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27935023/causes-of-mortality-in-individuals-with-tuberous-sclerosis-complex
#18
Sam Amin, Andrew Lux, Nuala Calder, Matthew Laugharne, John Osborne, Finbar O'callaghan
AIM: The causes of death in patients with tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC) have rarely been studied, with only one published account, which was reported from the Mayo Clinic in 1991. We aimed to investigate mortality in a large cohort of patients with TSC from one of two national referral clinics in the UK. METHOD: We identified 284 patients who attended Bath TSC clinic between 1981 and 2015, and ascertained causes of death by reviewing medical records, death certificates, and postmortem reports...
December 9, 2016: Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920871/suprasellar-pilocytic-astrocytoma-in-an-adult-with-hemorrhage-and-leptomeningeal-dissemination-case-report-and-review-of-literature
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Radwa K Soliman, Caterina Budai, Pravin Mundada, Bakar Aljohani, Elisabeth J Rushing, Spyros S Kollias
Pilocytic astrocytoma (PA) is a low-grade tumor. It has an excellent prognosis after total resection. Leptomeningeal dissemination and hemorrhage are very rare to be associated with PA and lead to unfavorable prognosis. A 35-year-old man was diagnosed with a hemorrhagic suprasellar PA in 2006. Subsequent examination in 2007 revealed another large subdural hemorrhagic lesion in the sacral region, which proved to be PA by histopathologic assessment. Other leptomeningeal foci were discovered mainly at the craniocervical junction...
December 2016: Radiology case reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27915062/rosette-forming-glioneuronal-tumor-originating-from-the-spinal-cord-report-of-2-cases-and-literature-review
#20
Lian Duan, Yunkun Zhang, Weilun Fu, Sumin Geng
Rosette-forming glioneuronal tumor (RGNT) is a recently recognized and rarely encountered tumor occurring in the fourth ventricle. RGNT was first described as a new entity for the distinct clinicopathologic features by Komori et.al. in 2002. Histologically, it is composed of 2 distinct features: a glial component, resembling pilocytic astrocytoma, and a neurocytic component forming neurocytic rosettes and/or perivascular rosettes. We report 2 extremely rare cases of RGNT arising from the spinal cord, which were misdiagnosed as ependymoma and astrocytoma preoperatively...
November 30, 2016: World Neurosurgery
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