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Byung-Rae Cho, Wan-Soo Yoon
The most common intracranial tumour is meningioma, which rarely presents with extracranial metastasis, especially in benign cases. We report a case of meningioma recurrence with multiple pulmonary metastases in a patient who had a benign meningioma removed 12 years prior.
October 26, 2016: British Journal of Neurosurgery
Harcharan K Rooprai, Andrew J Martin, Andrew King, Usha D Appadu, Huw Jones, Richard P Selway, Richard W Gullan, Geoffrey J Pilkington
MMPs (matrix metalloproteinases), ADAMs (a disintegrin and metalloproteinase) and TIMPs (tissue inhibitors of metalloproteinases) are implicated in invasion and angiogenesis: both are tissue remodeling processes involving regulated proteolysis of the extracellular matrix, growth factors and their receptors. The expression of these three groups and their correlations with clinical behaviour has been reported in gliomas but a similar comprehensive study in meningiomas is lacking. In this study, we aimed to evaluate the patterns of expression of 23 MMPs, 4 TIMPs, 8 ADAMs, selective growth factors and their receptors in 17 benign meningiomas using a quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction (qPCR)...
October 18, 2016: International Journal of Oncology
Stephen T Magill, Philip V Theodosopoulos, Michael W McDermott
Falx and parasagittal meningiomas are common locations for meningiomas of the cranial vault. Many of these tumors are now discovered incidentally during cranial imaging for other reasons. Therefore, in the calculation of the risks and benefits of surgery it behooves the surgeon to do all he/she can to avoid surgical complications. This is a heavily experience based article based off the senior author's experience with over 1200 intracranial meningiomas. We present three cases to illustrate some of the decision-making and techniques used to reduce complications in the management of these cases treated with an open operation...
October 24, 2016: Journal of Neuro-oncology
Anna C Lawson McLean, Steffen K Rosahl
OBJECT: Neurofibromatosis type 2 is an autosomal-dominant disorder caused by a defective gene locus 22q12. Patients with NF2 are prone to develop multiple intracranial neoplasms, such as vestibular schwannomas, meningiomas and schwannomas of other cranial nerves. To date, little is known about the growth dynamics of these tumors. The aim of our study was to investigate a) the median growth rate per year, b) the growth-free intervals, and c) the growth patterns of these tumors. METHODS: Patient records from the regional neurofibromatosis center were evaluated for their suitability in this analysis...
October 21, 2016: World Neurosurgery
Peng Li, Zhenmin Wang, Qiangyi Zhou, Shiwei Li, Jing Zhang, Ying Wang, Xingchao Wang, Bo Wang, Fu Zhao, Pinan Liu, Zhijun Yang
BACKGROUND: Vision is extremely important for patients with hearing loss due to neurofibromatosis type 2 (NF2). Tumors adjacent to the anterior visual pathway can potentially impair the vision. To date, only a few case reports and small-series studies have been reported. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the clinical features of tumors adjacent to the anterior visual pathway in a large series of NF2 patients. METHODS: Seventy-three patients with potentially vision-impairing tumors were carefully screened from among 467 NF2 patients...
October 21, 2016: World Neurosurgery
Marco Skardelly, Christian Rother, Susan Noell, Felix Behling, Thomas V Wuttke, Jens Schittenhelm, Sotirios Bisdas, Christoph Meisner, Sabine Rona, Ghazaleh Tabatabai, Florian Roser, Marcos Soares Tatagiba
OBJECTIVE: Well-defined risk factors for the identification of meningioma patients who might benefit from preoperative or early postoperative seizure prophylaxis are unknown. We investigated and quantified risk factors to determine individual risks of seizure occurrence in meningioma patients. METHODS: A total of 634 adult meningioma patients were included in this retrospective cohort study. Patient gender and age, tumor location, grade and volume, usage of antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) and extent of resection were determined...
October 21, 2016: World Neurosurgery
Amanda M Casabella, Timur M Urakov, Gregory Basil, Jacques J Morcos
Foramen magnum meningiomas are very rare and challenging lesions. Their presentation in female patients during pregnancy tremendously complicates the course of gestation. Conservative management is always the first choice but in cases of a deteriorating clinical picture there are currently no clear guidelines on best management. We looked closely at a case of foramen magnum meningioma presenting at 30 weeks of gestation. Successful surgical resection was performed with intraoperative fetal heart monitoring and ¾ prone position of the patient...
October 20, 2016: World Neurosurgery
Peng-Fei Yan, Ling Yan, Zhen Zhang, Adnan Salim, Lei Wang, Ting-Ting Hu, Hong-Yang Zhao
BACKGROUND: Conventional magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is considered a valuable tool for preoperative diagnosis of intracranial tumors. We assessed its accuracy in the diagnosis of intracranial tumors in usual clinical practice. MATERIALS AND METHODS: MRI reports of 762 patients who had undergone conventional brain MRI prior to surgery were retrospectively reviewed. A 4-grade scoring system was devised to establish diagnostic agreement. Each tumor type was compared with the corresponding pathological diagnoses by dichotomization...
October 20, 2016: International Journal of Surgery
Runjin Wang, Darweesh Al-Khawaja, Concepcion Chiribao-Negri
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 2016: Pathology
H M Manuchehri, M Yan
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 2016: Pathology
Shyamal C Bir, Tanmoy Maiti, Subhas Konar, Anil Nanda
OBJECTIVE: The pterional/frontotemporal orbitozygomatic (FTOZ) approaches are the two widely used procedures for resection of sphenoid wing meningiomas. However, a comparison of outcomes and complications of these two approaches has not been well described yet. Here, we investigated the outcomes, complications and predictors of favorable outcomes of these two approaches. METHODS: Data of ninety consecutive cases with sphenoid wing meningiomas between 1995 and 2015 was reviewed retrospectively...
October 19, 2016: World Neurosurgery
K M H Ahanogbe, K Ibahioin, M Karkouri, M B Dianka, W Akpo, A El Azhari
INTRODUCTION: Osteosarcoma is a malignant mesenchymal tumor including cells that present an osteoblastic differentiation. On the skull, it has often extra-axial development associated with bone reaction. We report an atypical and rare case of intracranial or cerebral osteosarcoma underline the radiological and pathological diagnostic difficulties. CASE REPORT: Our case concerns a primary osteosarcoma without bone involvement in a 10-year old boy who was admitted for intracranial hypertension with progressive worsening and brachial monoparesis...
October 19, 2016: Neuro-Chirurgie
A-S Kleib, E Sid'Ahmed, S-M Salihy, N Boukhrissi, M Diagana, O Soumaré
We describe the case of a 41 year-old woman who presented with a slight slowness of the right hand movement, which began four months prior to admission. Neurological examination showed slight rest tremor of the right hand, moderate bradykinesia and rigidity. She had been taking medication for Parkinson's disease, but without any benefit. The patient underwent a gadolinium-enhanced brain MRI, which showed a large left sphenoid wing meningioma with surrounding edema compressing the basal ganglia. Total excision of tumor was performed...
October 19, 2016: Neuro-Chirurgie
Pierre Charpentier, Frederic Mouriaux
We reported the case of a 43-year-old woman with a rapid progressive visual loss. The diagnosis of primary optic nerve sheath meningioma was made thanks to atypia evolution, clinical and radiological findings. The patient was treated with an intensity-modulated radiotherapy of 50.4 Gy in 28 fractions 2 months after the diagnosis. Visual acuity and visual field were completely recovered after 2 years of follow-up. No late side effects of irradiation were recorded.
October 21, 2016: BMJ Case Reports
Jun-Ting Zhang
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 21, 2016: Journal of Neurosurgery
Jinlu Yu, Yunbao Guo, Baofeng Xu, Kan Xu
The middle meningeal artery (MMA) is a very important artery in neurosurgery. Many diseases, including dural arteriovenous fistula (DAVF), pseudoaneurysm, true aneurysm, traumatic arteriovenous fistula (AVF), moyamoya disease (MMD), recurrent chronic subdural hematoma (CSDH), migraine and meningioma, can involve the MMA. In these diseases, the lesions occur in either the MMA itself and treatment is necessary, or the MMA is used as the pathway to treat the lesions; therefore, the MMA is very important to the development and treatment of a variety of neurosurgical diseases...
2016: International Journal of Medical Sciences
Sonia Carturan, Jessica Petiti, Valentina Rosso, Chiara Calabrese, Elisabetta Signorino, Giada Bot-Sartor, Paolo Nicoli, Daniela Gallo, Enrico Bracco, Alessandro Morotti, Cristina Panuzzo, Enrico Gottardi, Francesco Frassoni, Giuseppe Saglio, Daniela Cilloni
Meningioma 1 (MN1) gene overexpression has been reported in acute myeloid leukaemia (AML) patients and identified as a negative prognostic factor. In order to characterize patients presenting gene overexpression and to verify if MN1 transcript could be a useful marker for minimal residual disease detection, MN1 was quantified in 136 AML patients with different cytogenetic risk and in 50 normal controls. In 20 patients bearing a fusion gene transcript suitable for minimal residual disease quantitative assessment and in 8 patients with NPM1 mutation, we performed a simultaneous analysis of MN1 and the fusion-gene transcript or NPM1 mutation during follow-up...
September 27, 2016: Oncotarget
Michael E Ivan, Roberto Jose Diaz, Michael H Berger, Gregory W Basil, David A Osiason, Thomas Plate, Amanda Wallo, Ricardo J Komotar
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Magnetic resonance-guided laser-induced thermotherapy (MR-LITT) is a minimally invasive technique that shows promise in neuro-oncology due to its superiority in delivering precise minimally invasive thermal energy with minimal collateral damage. In this analysis we investigate initial data on MR-LITT's effect on dural based lesions. METHODS: Five patients were identified with dural based lesions (4 meningiomas, 1 solitary fibrous tumor) with clear evidence of radiological progression...
October 17, 2016: World Neurosurgery
Yu-Chi Wang, Chi-Cheng Chuang, Kuo-Chen Wei, Cheng-Nen Chang, Shih-Tseng Lee, Chieh-Tsai Wu, Yung-Hsin Hsu, Tzu-Kan Lin, Peng-Wei Hsu, Yin-Cheng Huang, Chen-Kan Tseng, Chun-Chieh Wang, Yao-Liang Chen, Pin-Yuan Chen
Atypical and malignant meningiomas are rare. Our aim was to examine the treatment outcomes following surgical resection, and analyze associations between clinical characteristics and overall survival (OS) or relapse free survival (RFS). 102 patients with atypical or malignant meningiomas underwent microsurgical resection between June 2001 and November 2009 were analyzed retrospectively. We compared demographics, clinical characteristics, treatment, and complications. The five-year and ten-year overall survival rates were 93...
October 20, 2016: Scientific Reports
Fatma Yildirim, Filiz Sadi Aykan
We read the report by Çeltikçi et al in the Turkish Neurosurgery with great interest. In this single-center retrospective study, they analysed 449 intracranial meningioma patients underwent open surgery. They stated that venous thromboembolism (VTE) had been seen in 21 (4.6%) of their patients. This is an important issue because VTE, including deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE), is the most common overall complication in meningioma surgery and is fatal in up to one third of patients (2)...
September 26, 2016: Turkish Neurosurgery
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