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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717891/surgery-for-spinal-intramedullary-tumors-technique-outcome-and-factors-affecting-resectability
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Sherif Rashad, Amr Elwany, Ahmed Farhoud
Intramedullary spinal cord tumors (IMSCTs) are relatively infrequent lesions with ependymomas and astrocytomas representing the most common types. Microsurgical resection is established as the treatment of choice for these challenging lesions. We reviewed the surgical outcome of 29 cases operated for IMSCTs by the same surgeon between 2009 and 2015. The median follow-up period was 31 months, and all patients were followed up at least for 1 year. Among these 29 cases, 5 patients were previously operated for partial resection elsewhere...
July 17, 2017: Neurosurgical Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711227/oncogenic-activities-of-idh1-2-mutations-from-epigenetics-to-cellular-signaling
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REVIEW
Laurence M Gagné, Karine Boulay, Ivan Topisirovic, Marc-Étienne Huot, Frédérick A Mallette
Gliomas and leukemias remain highly refractory to treatment, thus highlighting the need for new and improved therapeutic strategies. Mutations in genes encoding enzymes involved in the tricarboxylic acid (TCA) cycle, such as the isocitrate dehydrogenases 1 and 2 (IDH1/2), are frequently encountered in astrocytomas and secondary glioblastomas, as well as in acute myeloid leukemias; however, the precise molecular mechanisms by which these mutations promote tumorigenesis remain to be fully characterized. Gain-of-function mutations in IDH1/2 have been shown to stimulate production of the oncogenic metabolite R-2-hydroxyglutarate (R-2HG), which inhibits α-ketoglutarate (αKG)-dependent enzymes...
July 12, 2017: Trends in Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708330/mortality-in-children-with-low-grade-glioma-or-glioneuronal-tumors-a-single-institution-study
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Santhosh A Upadhyaya, Yahya Ghazwani, Shengjie Wu, Alberto Broniscer, Fredrick A Boop, Amar Gajjar, Ibrahim Qaddoumi
BACKGROUND: While pediatric low-grade glioma/glioneuronal tumors (LGG/LGGNTs) are considered slow-growing, indolent tumors with excellent long-term prognosis, mortality due to the disease is not unknown. Few studies have addressed the cause of death in this population. METHODS: Retrospective review of clinicopathologic and radiologic data for children 21 years or younger with LGG/LGGNT who died at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital between April 1985 and June 2015...
July 14, 2017: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28686121/surgical-and-molecular-considerations-in-the-treatment-of-pediatric-thalamopeduncular-tumors
#4
Ryan P Lee, Kimberly A Foster, Jock C Lillard, Paul Klimo, David W Ellison, Brent Orr, Frederick A Boop
OBJECTIVE Thalamopeduncular tumors are a group of pediatric low-grade gliomas that arise at the interface of the thalamus and brainstem peduncle. They typically occur within the first 2 decades of life, presenting with progressive spastic hemiparesis. Treatment strategies, including surgical intervention, have varied significantly. The authors present their experience in the treatment of 13 children, ages 2-15 years, with non-neurofibromatosis-related pilocytic astrocytomas located in the thalamopeduncular region...
July 7, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28674742/characterization-of-gliomas-from-morphology-to-molecules
#5
Sean P Ferris, Jeffrey W Hofmann, David A Solomon, Arie Perry
This article reviews the histologic and molecular characterization of gliomas, including the new "integrated diagnoses" of the World Health Organization Classification, 2016 edition. The entities reviewed within include diffuse gliomas (astrocytoma, oligodendroglioma, glioblastoma), as well as circumscribed and low-grade gliomas (angiocentric glioma, pilocytic astrocytoma, subependymal giant cell astrocytoma, pleomorphic xanthoastrocytoma, pilomyxoid astrocytoma, ependymoma, myxopapillary ependymoma, and subependymoma)...
July 4, 2017: Virchows Archiv: An International Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28673890/rates-of-seizure-freedom-after-surgical-resection-of-diffuse-low-grade-gliomas
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REVIEW
Phillip A Bonney, Lillian B Boettcher, Joshua D Burks, Cordell Baker, Andrew K Conner, Tats Fujii, Vivek A Mehta, Robert G Briggs, Michael E Sughrue
OBJECTIVE: Patients with diffuse low-grade gliomas (DLGG) typically present with seizures. We sought to review the neurosurgical literature for seizure outcome after resection of these tumors. METHODS: Using PubMed, we identified surgical series reporting seizure freedom rates for Grade II astrocytoma, oligoastrocytoma, and oligodendroglioma. Inclusion criteria included seizure outcomes reported specifically for DLGG and at least 10 patients with follow-up data...
June 30, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629398/anaplastic-astrocytoma-mimicking-progressive-multifocal-leucoencephalopathy-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-overlapping-syndromes
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Ema Kantorová, Michal Bittšanský, Štefan Sivák, Eva Baranovičová, Petra Hnilicová, Vladimír Nosáľ, Daniel Čierny, Kamil Zeleňák, Wolfgang Brück, Egon Kurča
BACKGROUND: Co-occurrence of multiple sclerosis (MS) and glial tumours (GT) is uncommon although occasionally reported in medical literature. Interpreting the overlapping radiologic and clinical characteristics of glial tumours, MS lesions, and progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML) can be a significant diagnostic challenge. CASE PRESENTATION: We report a case of anaplastic astrocytoma mimicking PML in a 27-year-old patient with a 15-year history of MS...
June 19, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606795/endothelium-independent-primitive-myxoid-vascularization-creates-invertebrate-like-channels-to-maintain-blood-supply-in-optic-gliomas
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Matija Snuderl, Guoan Zhang, Pamela Wu, Tara S Jennings, Seema Shroff, Valerio Ortenzi, Rajan Jain, Benjamin Cohen, Jason J Reidy, Mitchell S Dushay, Jeffrey H Wisoff, David H Harter, Matthias A Karajannis, David Fenyo, Thomas A Neubert, David Zagzag
Optic gliomas are brain tumors characterized by slow growth, progressive loss of vision, and limited therapeutic options. Optic gliomas contain various amounts of myxoid matrix, which can represent most of the tumor mass. We sought to investigate biological function and protein structure of the myxoid matrix in optic gliomas to identify novel therapeutic targets. We reviewed histological features and clinical imaging properties, analyzed vasculature by immunohistochemistry and electron microscopy, and performed liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry on optic gliomas, which varied in the amount of myxoid matrix...
June 9, 2017: American Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592077/-clinical-effects-of-microsurgery-in-spinal-cord-anaplastic-astrocytoma
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L Zhang, W Q Jia, D S Kong, Z F Zhang, J Yang
Objective: To investigate the surgical outcomes and prognosis of spinal cord anaplastic astrocytoma (AA). Methods: A total of 27 consecutive patients diagnosed as spinal cord AA between January 2008 and May 2015 in Department of Neurosurgery of Beijing Tiantan Hospital were retrospectively reviewed. There were 18 males and 9 females, the mean age was (30.7±13.0) years (ranging from 5 to 52 years). The lesions were located at cervical level in 8 patients, at thoracic level in 9 patients, at cervicothoracic level in 3 patients, and at thoracolumbar level in 7 patients, the average number of vertebral was 3...
June 1, 2017: Zhonghua Wai Ke za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Surgery]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28585606/extent-of-resection-and-timing-of-surgery-in-adult-low-grade-glioma
#10
Farhan A Mirza, Muhammad Shahzad Shamim
Low grade glioma is a group of WHO grade II tumours including diffuse astrocytoma, oligodendroglioma, and oligoastrocytoma. Strong evidence exists in literature now to support early surgery and higher extent of safe resection in improving outcomes. In this review, we are highlighting some of the important studies done in the last few years specifically addressing timing of surgery and extent of resection.
June 2017: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28575485/adult-idh-wild-type-lower-grade-gliomas-should-be-further-stratified
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Aibaidula Abudumijiti, Aden Ka-Yin Chan, Zhifeng Shi, Yanxi Li, Ruiqi Zhang, Rui Yang, Kay Ka-Wai Li, Nellie Yuk-Fei Chung, Yu Yao, Liangfu Zhou, Jinsong Wu, Hong Chen, Ho-Keung Ng
Background: IDH wild-type astrocytoma is described as a provisional entity within the new WHO classification. Some groups believe that IDH wild-type lower-grade gliomas, when interrogated for other biomarkers, will mostly turn out to be glioblastoma. We hypothesize that not all IDH wild-type lower-grade gliomas have very poor outcomes and the group could be sub-stratified prognostically. Methods: 718 adult WHO Grade II and III gliomas from our hospitals were re-reviewed and tested for IDH1/2 mutations...
May 27, 2017: Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28567590/evaluation-of-outcomes-after-stereotactic-radiosurgery-for-pilocytic-astrocytoma
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Daniel M Trifiletti, M Sean Peach, Zhiyuan Xu, Ronald Kersh, Timothy N Showalter, Jason P Sheehan
Pilocytic astrocytomas are rare intracranial gliomas that are typically treated with surgical extirpation. Our aim was to report the radiologic and clinical outcomes of patients treated with stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) for pilocytic astrocytoma in the primary and salvage setting. Patients with pilocytic astrocytoma treated at a single institution with SRS from 1990 to 2015 were reviewed. Patient, disease, and treatment characteristics were collected and overall survival, local control, and toxicity were evaluated...
May 31, 2017: Journal of Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539209/gliomatosis-cerebri-prognosis-based-on-current-molecular-markers
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REVIEW
Monish M Maharaj, Kevin Phan, Joshua Xu, Jacob Fairhall, Rajesh Reddy, Prashanth J V Rao
This study aims to review the literature and identify key molecular markers affecting the prognosis of Gliomatosis cerebri (2) to evaluate the level of evidence and identify outstanding markers requiring further study. A literature search was conducted across 5 major databases using the key terms: "Molecular markers" AND "Gliomatosis cerebri" OR "diffuse astrocytoma." Critical appraisal and data presentation was performed inline with the PRISMA guidelines. Following search strategy implementation, 11 studies were included in the final review process...
May 20, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535583/molecular-testing-of-brain-tumor
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REVIEW
Sung-Hye Park, Jaekyung Won, Seong-Ik Kim, Yujin Lee, Chul-Kee Park, Seung-Ki Kim, Seung-Hong Choi
The World Health Organization (WHO) classification of central nervous system (CNS) tumors was revised in 2016 with a basis on the integrated diagnosis of molecular genetics. We herein provide the guidelines for using molecular genetic tests in routine pathological practice for an accurate diagnosis and appropriate management. While astrocytomas and IDH-mutant (secondary) glioblastomas are characterized by the mutational status of IDH, TP53 , and ATRX , oligodendrogliomas have a 1p/19q codeletion and mutations in IDH, CIC , FUBP1 , and the promoter region of telomerase reverse transcriptase ( TERTp )...
May 2017: Journal of Pathology and Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529554/novel-drugs-in-pediatric-gliomas
#15
Dongli Zhang, Xiaoming Liu, Conghai Fan, Jiao Chen
Astrocytomas (gliomas) are the most common primary brain tumors among adults and second most frequent neoplasm among children. New ideas and novel approaches are being explored world over with aim to devise better management strategeies for this deadly pathological state. We searched the electronic database PubMed for pre-clinical as well as clinical controlled trials reporting importance of various therapeutic drugs against gliomas. It was observed clearly that this approach of using therapeutic drugs is clearly evolving and has been observed to be promising future therapeutic avenue against gliomas...
May 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522280/primary-spinal-glioma-in-children-results-from-a-referral-pediatric-institution-in-shanghai
#16
J Khalil, Z Chuanying, Z Qing, Y Belkacémi, J Mawei
PURPOSE: Primary spinal cord glioma is a rare entity especially in children; accounting for less than 10% of all central nervous system tumors. Low grade is the most reported subtype. Treatment modalities have largely evolved; large improvements have been made in the surgical field but also in both of radiotherapy and chemotherapy. Nevertheless, the optimal treatment is yet to be defined. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A chart review of 11 pediatric patients with a diagnosis of low grade spinal cord glioma at Xhinhua hospital in Shanghai was conducted...
May 15, 2017: Cancer Radiothérapie: Journal de la Société Française de Radiothérapie Oncologique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498059/oligodendroglioma-resection-a-surveillance-epidemiology-and-end-results-seer-analysis
#17
Ali A Alattar, Michael G Brandel, Brian R Hirshman, Xuezhi Dong, Kate T Carroll, Mir Amaan Ali, Bob S Carter, Clark C Chen
OBJECTIVE The available evidence suggests that the clinical benefits of extended resection are limited for chemosensitive tumors, such as primary CNS lymphoma. Oligodendroglioma is generally believed to be more sensitive to chemotherapy than astrocytoma of comparable grades. In this study the authors compare the survival benefit of gross-total resection (GTR) in patients with oligodendroglioma relative to patients with astrocytoma. METHODS Using the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) Program (1999-2010) database, the authors identified 2378 patients with WHO Grade II oligodendroglioma (O2 group) and 1028 patients with WHO Grade III oligodendroglioma (O3 group)...
May 12, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495088/fluorescence-guided-resection-with-5-aminolevulinic-acid-of-a-pilomyxoid-astrocytoma-of-the-third-ventricle
#18
Luis Miguel Bernal García, Jose Manuel Cabezudo Artero, Rafael García Moreno, Maria Bella Marcelo Zamorano, Carlos Mayoral Guisado
Fluorescence-guided resection with 5-aminolevulinic acid has been shown to be useful in the resection of certain brain tumors other than high grade gliomas, facilitating the intraoperative differentiation of neoplastic tissue. The technique enables the surgeon to ensure that no tumor fragments remain, thereby achieving higher rates of complete resection. Tihan first described pilomyxoid astrocytomas in 1999. They are currently classified as grade II astrocytoma according to the WHO classification system and, because of their tendency to recur and their dissemination through the cerebrospinal fluid pathways, they are considered to be more aggressive than pilocytic astrocytoma...
May 8, 2017: Neurocirugía
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493234/exploration-of-involved-key-genes-and-signaling-diversity-in-brain-tumors
#19
REVIEW
Mojdeh Mahdian Nasser, Parvin Mehdipour
Brain tumors are becoming a major cause of death. The classification of brain tumors has gone through restructuring with regard to some criteria such as the presence or absence of a specific genetic alteration in the 2016 central nervous system World Health Organization update. Two categories of genes with a leading role in tumorigenesis and cancer induction include tumor suppressor genes and oncogenes; tumor suppressor genes are inactivated through a variety of mechanisms that result in their loss of function...
May 10, 2017: Cellular and Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490681/-hemorrhagic-onset-of-subependymal-giant-cell-astrocytoma-associated-with-tuberous-sclerosis-a-case-report-and-review-of-literature
#20
Masayo Adachi, Michio Nakamura, Natsuki Shinozaki, Tadashi Miyazaki
We report on a case of subependymal giant cell astrocytoma(SEGA)in a patient with tuberous sclerosis(TSC)that presented with intratumoral hemorrhage and acute hydrocephalus. Initial treatment was external ventricular drainage to control the intracranial pressure;however, the tumor increased in size due to recurrent hemorrhage. Subsequently, the tumor was successfully removed via the transcortical-transventricular approach without neurological deterioration. Although intratumoral hemorrhage is extremely rare in patients with SEGA, subsequent acute hydrocephalus resulting from obstruction of the foramen of Monro will be fatal if prompt surgical treatment is not available...
May 2017: No Shinkei Geka. Neurological Surgery
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