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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218953/glial-papillary-tumour-of-the-spinal-cord-with-smarcb1-ini1-loss-and-favourable-long-term-outcome
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Martin Hasselblatt, Anastasia Dewi Kurniawan, Stephanie Rozsnoki, Pascal D Johann, Susanne Bens, Florian Oyen, Reinhard Schneppenheim, Reiner Siebert, David Capper, Marcel Kool, Christoph Schul, Werner Paulus
Rhabdoid phenotype and biallelic mutations of the SMARCB1 gene causing loss of SMARCB1/INI1 protein expression are the hallmark of atypical teratoid/rhabdoid tumour (AT/RT), a highly malignant central nervous system tumour mainly affecting infants [1]. Loss of SMARCB1/INI1 protein expression has also been described in a variety of other rhabdoid and non-rhabdoid tumour entities including cribriform neuroepithelial tumour (CRINET) [2], poorly differentiated chordoma [3] as well as rhabdoid peripheral nerve sheath tumour [4] and familial schwannomatosis [5]...
February 20, 2017: Neuropathology and Applied Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213670/emerging-genotype-phenotype-relationships-in-patients-with-large-nf1-deletions
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Hildegard Kehrer-Sawatzki, Victor-Felix Mautner, David N Cooper
The most frequent recurring mutations in neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) are large deletions encompassing the NF1 gene and its flanking regions (NF1 microdeletions). The majority of these deletions encompass 1.4-Mb and are associated with the loss of 14 protein-coding genes and four microRNA genes. Patients with germline type-1 NF1 microdeletions frequently exhibit dysmorphic facial features, overgrowth/tall-for-age stature, significant delay in cognitive development, large hands and feet, hyperflexibility of joints and muscular hypotonia...
February 17, 2017: Human Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203372/diagnostic-challenges-and-management-of-a-patient-with-acromegaly-due-to-ectopic-growth-hormone-releasing-hormone-secretion-from-a-bronchial-carcinoid-tumour
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Nikolaos Kyriakakis, Jacqueline Trouillas, Mary N Dang, Julie Lynch, Paul Belchetz, Márta Korbonits, Robert D Murray
: A male patient presented at the age of 30 with classic clinical features of acromegaly and was found to have elevated growth hormone levels, not suppressing during an oral glucose tolerance test. His acromegaly was originally considered to be of pituitary origin, based on a CT scan, which was interpreted as showing a pituitary macroadenoma. Despite two trans-sphenoidal surgeries, cranial radiotherapy and periods of treatment with bromocriptine and octreotide, his acromegaly remained active clinically and biochemically...
2017: Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179707/cervical-chordoma-involving-c3-c4-a-case-report
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Muhammad Imran, Atiq Ahmed Khan, Syed Muneeb Younus
Chordoma is a rare, indolent but locally invasive, osteolytic, slow growing, low grade, primary bone malignancy, derived from the embryonic remnants of the notochord. It is a midline tumour and it predominantly emerges from the axial skeleton. The most commonly observed location of a chordoma is in the sacrococcygeal region ( 50 to 55% ) followed by the cranio occipital region ( 25 to 30% )We present a case of a 30 years old lady who came to us with complaints of difficulty in walking and inability to hold objects in both hands...
December 2016: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28160308/invasive-histiocytic-sarcoma-of-the-lumbar-spine-in-a-ferret-mustela-putorius-furo
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M Warschau, M Hoffmann, P Dziallas, F Hansmann, W Baumgärtner, R Mischke, S Cichowski, M Fehr
This report describes the history, clinical examination and histopathology of a histiocytic sarcoma in a domestic ferret. Clinical signs were acute paraplegia and dysuria. Physical examination revealed a firm, smooth, touch-sensitive mass in and around the lumbar vertebral column. Neurologic examination was consistent with a lesion between spinal cord segments T3 and L3. Magnetic resonance images revealed bone lesions of L2 and L3 combined with compression of the spinal cord due to a homogenous, isointense mass that was diagnosed as a malignant round cell tumour and the ferret was euthanased...
February 2017: Journal of Small Animal Practice
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/28110361/the-impact-of-routine-whole-spine-mri-screening-in-the-evaluation-of-spinal-degenerative-diseases
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Rishi Mugesh Kanna, Younis Kamal, Anupama Mahesh, Prakash Venugopal, Ajoy Prasad Shetty, S Rajasekaran
PURPOSE: Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the spine is a sensitive investigation, which not only provides detailed images of the spinal column but also adjacent spinal regions and para-vertebral organ systems. Such incidental findings (IF) can be asymptomatic but significant. The efficacy of whole spine T2 sagittal screening in providing additional information has been demonstrated in several spinal diseases but its routine use in patients with spinal degenerative diseases has not been studied...
January 21, 2017: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097979/-this-diagnosis-can-be-extremely-scary
#8
Tamsin Newton-Snow
Neurofibromatosis type 2 (NF2) is a rare genetic disorder that occurs in an estimated one in 35,000 people. The condition is often life-limiting and involves tumours growing on the nervous system, typically on the hearing nerves, brain and spine. While the tumours are mainly benign, they can lead to hearing loss, deafness and problems with balance and mobility. Most patients will need surgery or other treatments for NF2-related brain or spinal cord tumours at some point in their lives.
January 18, 2017: Nursing Standard
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089418/distant-spread-of-a-supratentorial-glioblastoma-to-the-spinal-cord
#9
Krishnan Ravindran, Frank Gaillard, Arian Lasocki
Extracranial spread from a glioblastoma is rare. We present a case of a 48year-old man with a previously radiologically-stable left temporal lobe glioblastoma presenting with symptoms referrable to the spinal cord. MRI revealed a spinal cord lesion, with the differential including transverse myelitis and tumour. Open surgical biopsy revealed high-grade astrocytoma. Genetic analysis of both the supratentorial and spinal tumours revealed R132H IDH1 mutations, providing evidence that the spinal cord lesion had spread from the supratentorial tumour...
January 12, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087968/thymic-carcinoma-presenting-with-an-unusual-and-delayed-metastasis-to-the-neural-foramen-mimicking-thoracic-spinal-radiculopathy
#10
H M Low, C F Wong, M W H'ng
We report a case of metastatic thymic carcinoma which presented as an enhancing mass located in the neural foramen of the thoracic spine. More common tumours which arise in the neural foramen would include a neurogenic tumour or developmental anomalies such as a foregut duplication cyst. This case is singular firstly because the lesion present as radiculopathy which mimics a neurogenic tumour. Secondly, the presentation was unusually delayed as the patient presented to our centre more than a decade after the resection of the primary tumour in another institution...
December 2016: Medical Journal of Malaysia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087505/2016-update-of-the-asas-eular-management-recommendations-for-axial-spondyloarthritis
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Désirée van der Heijde, Sofia Ramiro, Robert Landewé, Xenofon Baraliakos, Filip Van den Bosch, Alexandre Sepriano, Andrea Regel, Adrian Ciurea, Hanne Dagfinrud, Maxime Dougados, Floris van Gaalen, Pál Géher, Irene van der Horst-Bruinsma, Robert D Inman, Merryn Jongkees, Uta Kiltz, Tore K Kvien, Pedro M Machado, Helena Marzo-Ortega, Anna Molto, Victoria Navarro-Compàn, Salih Ozgocmen, Fernando M Pimentel-Santos, John Reveille, Martin Rudwaleit, Jochen Sieper, Percival Sampaio-Barros, Dieter Wiek, Jürgen Braun
To update and integrate the recommendations for ankylosing spondylitis and the recommendations for the use of tumour necrosis factor inhibitors (TNFi) in axial spondyloarthritis (axSpA) into one set applicable to the full spectrum of patients with axSpA. Following the latest version of the European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR) Standardised Operating Procedures, two systematic literature reviews first collected the evidence regarding all treatment options (pharmacological and non-pharmacological) that were published since 2009...
January 13, 2017: Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077367/electroacupuncture-alleviates-the-inflammatory-response-via-effects-on-m1-and-m2-macrophages-after-spinal-cord-injury
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Jiagui Zhao, Rongyi Zhang, Likui Wang, Yuanhai Li
BACKGROUND: Macrophages/microglia are important effector cells at the site of spinal cord injury (SCI). M1-type macrophages facilitate innate immunity to remove foreign microbes and wound debris from the injury site. M2-type macrophages exhibit tissue repair properties and attenuate production of pro-inflammatory cytokines. Regulation of the polarisation of M1/M2 macrophages may affect the inflammatory response in SCI and may be related to neurotrophin-3 (NT-3). Electroacupuncture (EA) at GV acupuncture points can be used as an adjuvant therapy for SCI...
January 11, 2017: Acupuncture in Medicine: Journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028410/the-association-between-urinary-incontinence-and-low-back-pain-and-radiculopathy-in-women
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Hulagu Kaptan, Haluk Kulaksızoğlu, Ömür Kasımcan, Bedreddin Seçkin
AIM: Urinary incontinence (UI) is a common dysfunction, affecting especially women of all ages. The terminology of low back pain (LBP) and radiculopathy (RP) may be misused interchangeably with each other. There are many reports of the association with LBP and incontinence but those involving compression of nerve root(as RP), has not been distinguished from isolated low back pain. This study was structured to analyse the association of UI, LBP and RP. METHODS: One hundred twenty patients were included in the study...
December 15, 2016: Open Access Macedonian Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28027789/management-and-cost-of-surgical-site-infection-in-patients-undergoing-surgery-for-spinal-metastasis
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R A Atkinson, A Jones, K Ousey, J Stephenson
BACKGROUND: Surgical site infection (SSI) is a serious potential complication of spinal surgery. SSI may impact significantly on inpatient hospitalization and the costs associated with extra care. AIM: To investigate the management of patients experiencing SSI following surgery for spinal metastatic tumours, and to estimate the costs associated with SSI in this context. METHODS: Patients experiencing SSI following spinal tumour surgery at a large spinal surgery centre between January 2009 and December 2012 were identified...
February 2017: Journal of Hospital Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28019107/gross-total-resection-rates-of-grade-ii-iii-intramedullary-ependymomas-using-the-surgical-strategy-of-en-bloc-resection-without-intra-operative-neurophysiological-monitoring
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Kieron J Sweeney, Matt Reynolds, Michael Farrell, Ciaran Bolger
INTRODUCTION: Grade II and III intramedullary ependymomas [IME] are circumscribed with a plane of cleavage that should facilitate high gross total resection rates (GTR). Gross total resection of grade II/III IME is superior to subtotal resection (STR) and radiotherapy (RTx) for progression-free and overall survival. We sought to compare our GTR with other series that have utilised standard intraoperative monitoring techniques and we explored factors that may influence rates of resection...
December 25, 2016: British Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28008381/pathologic-fracture-and-healthcare-resource-utilisation-a-retrospective-study-in-eight-european-countries
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Jean-Jacques Body, Yves Pascal Acklin, Oliver Gunther, Guy Hechmati, João Pereira, Nikos Maniadakis, Evangelos Terpos, Jindrich Finek, Roger von Moos, Susan Talbot, Harm Sleeboom
BACKGROUND: Skeletal-related events (SREs; pathologic fracture [PF], spinal cord compression and radiation or surgery to bone) are common complications of bone metastases or bone lesions and can impose a considerable burden on patients and healthcare systems. In this study, the healthcare resource utilisation (HRU) associated with PFs in patients with bone metastases or lesions secondary to solid tumours or multiple myeloma was estimated in eight European countries. METHODS: Eligible patients were identified in Austria, the Czech Republic, Finland, Greece, Poland, Portugal, Sweden and Switzerland...
November 2016: Journal of Bone Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27958595/childhood-neurofibromatosis-type-2-nf2-and-related-disorders-from-bench-to-bedside-and-biologically-targeted-therapies
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M Ruggieri, A D Praticò, A Serra, L Maiolino, S Cocuzza, P Di Mauro, L Licciardello, P Milone, G Privitera, G Belfiore, M Di Pietro, F Di Raimondo, A Romano, A Chiarenza, M Muglia, A Polizzi, D G Evans
Neurofibromatosis type 2 [NF2; MIM # 101000] is an autosomal dominant disorder characterised by the occurrence of vestibular schwannomas (VSs), schwannomas of other cranial, spinal and cutaneous nerves, cranial and spinal meningiomas and/or other central nervous system (CNS) tumours (e.g., ependymomas, astrocytomas). Additional features include early onset cataracts, optic nerve sheath meningiomas, retinal hamartomas, dermal schwannomas (i.e., NF2-plaques), and (few) café-au-lait spots. Clinically, NF2 children fall into two main groups: (1) congenital NF2 - with bilateral VSs detected as early as the first days to months of life, which can be stable/asymptomatic for one-two decades and suddenly progress; and (2) severe pre-pubertal (Wishart type) NF2- with multiple (and rapidly progressive) CNS tumours other-than-VS, which usually present first, years before VSs [vs...
October 2016: Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913382/an-extensive-spinal-cord-lesion-tumour-or-inflammation
#18
Rohini R Rattihalli, Andrew A Mallick
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2, 2016: Archives of Disease in Childhood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27897060/potential-for-adaptive-dose-escalation-in-radiotherapy-for-patients-with-locally-advanced-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-in-a-low-mid-income-setting
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Sushma Agrawal, Sunil Kumar, Anil K Maurya
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effect of tumour volume regression on adaptive treatment planning, reduction in doses to organs at risk (OARs) and dose escalation. METHODS: 20 patients undergoing radical chemoradiotherapy were imaged in the fifth week of radiotherapy (CT_45) to evaluate differences in tumour volume regression between concurrent and sequential chemoradiotherapy. Replanning was carried out in the CT_45 in those with >20% regression (n = 10) and evaluated for change in target coverage indices (the coverage index and external volume index) and doses to the OAR [mean lung dose, V20 and V5 of whole and ipsilateral lung (MLDWL, V20WL, V5WL, MLDIL, V20IL, V5IL); mean oesophagus dose, V50oesophagus; and maximum spinal cord doses]...
February 2017: British Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896639/seom-clinical-guideline-for-bone-metastases-from-solid-tumours-2016
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C Grávalos, C Rodríguez, A Sabino, M Á Seguí, J A Virizuela, A Carmona, J Cassinello, D Isla, C Jara, M Martín
Bone metastases are common in many advanced solid tumours, being breast, prostate, thyroid, lung, and renal cancer the most prevalent. Bone metastases can produce skeletal-related events (SREs), defined as pathological fracture, spinal cord compression, need of bone irradiation or need of bone surgery, and hypercalcaemia. Patients with bone metastases experience pain, functional impairment and have a negative impact on their quality of life. Several imaging techniques are available for diagnosis of this disease...
December 2016: Clinical & Translational Oncology
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