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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538229/treatment-outcome-in-patients-with-primary-central-nervous-system-germ-cell-tumour-clinical-experience-from-a-regional-cancer-centre-in-north-india
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Ahitagni Biswas, Pramod Kumar Julka, Sameer Bakhshi, Manmohan Singh, Goura Kishor Rath
BACKGROUND: Primary intracranial germ cell tumour is a rare entity and constitutes 2-3% of all paediatric brain tumours in Western countries. We herein intend to report the clinical features and treatment outcome of patients with primary central nervous system germ cell tumour treated at our institute. METHODS: Clinical data were collected by retrospective chart review from 2006 to 2012. Histopathology slides were reviewed and relevant immunohistochemistry stains were done...
May 25, 2017: Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532919/image-guided-lateral-mass-osteotomy-for-en-bloc-resection-of-cervical-ewing-s-sarcoma-a-technical-note
#2
Julian Li, Kevin Phan, Tommy Manh Tran, Ralph Mobbs, Ralph Stanford
BACKGROUND: En bloc resection of Ewing's sarcoma according to Enneking's principles is technically challenging in the cervical spine due to the proximity of important neurovascular structures, complex local anatomy and biomechanical instability of radical resection. The rarity of Ewing's sarcoma and variability of presentation justifies ongoing compilation of the surgical nuances and subtleties of en bloc resection in the cervical spine. CASE DESCRIPTION: We present a 34-year-old male with Ewing's sarcoma of the neck who underwent successful en bloc resection using a novel technique of splitting the laminae and osteomising the lateral masses using image guidance...
May 19, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508764/current-incidence-of-different-morphological-types-of-malignant-metastases-to-the-spine-based-on-magnetic-resonance-imaging
#3
Grzegorz Guzik
BACKGROUND: Malignant tumours particularly often metastasise to the spine, causing considerable pain and limiting the patient's physical function. Standard therapy consists in surgical treatment with adjuvant radiotherapy. The qualification for surgery is a multifaceted process and detailed analysis of the morphology of the metastasis is a key factor. Numerous types of classification of metastatic lesions exist, among which the Tomita system, based on MRI findings, appears to be the most practical...
April 12, 2017: Ortopedia, Traumatologia, Rehabilitacja
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507779/spinal-osteotomies-indications-limits-and-pitfalls
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REVIEW
Kamil Cagri Kose, Omer Bozduman, Ali Erkan Yenigul, Servet Igrek
The aims of spinal deformity surgery are to achieve balance, relieve pain and prevent recurrence or worsening of the deformity.The main types of osteotomies are the Smith-Petersen osteotomy (SPO), pedicle subtraction osteotomy (PSO), bone-disc-bone osteotomy (BDBO) and vertebral column resection (VCR), in order of increasing complexity.SPO is a posterior column osteotomy in which the posterior ligaments and the facet joints are removed and correction is performed through the disc space. A mobile anterior disc is essential...
March 2017: EFORT Open Rev
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499659/-spinal-stereotactic-body-radiotherapy-french-assessment-in-2016
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I Pougnet, E Jaegle, R Garcia, F Tessier, J C Faivre, G Louvel, E Gross, L Gonzague, M Benchalal, A Ducteil, S Supiot, D Autret, J B Clavier, X Mirabel, A Bellière, D Wdowczyk, S Heymann, I Barillot, B de La Lande, V Passerat, M P Sunyach, F Lipinski, D Thibouw, F Guichard, B Chauvet, J Thariat, A Arnaud
PURPOSE: Stereotactic body radiotherapy to vertebral column remains uncommon practice and only relevant in selected group of patients. The main objective of the study was to describe the current state of medical practices of stereotactic body radiotherapy to vertebral column in France in 2016 and to assess the diversity of practices to identify areas for improvement and establish a common database set for this technique. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A questionnaire was written with contribution of a medical physicist, a radiation oncologist, an information technologist and a radiotherapy resident...
May 9, 2017: Cancer Radiothérapie: Journal de la Société Française de Radiothérapie Oncologique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499658/-radiotherapy-volume-delineation-based-on-18-f-fluorodeoxyglucose-positron-emission-tomography-for-locally-advanced-or-inoperable-oesophageal-cancer
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J Encaoua, R Abgral, C Leleu, O El Kabbaj, P Caradec, D Bourhis, O Pradier, U Schick
PURPOSE: To study the impact on radiotherapy planning of an automatically segmented target volume delineation based on ((18)F)-fluorodeoxy-D-glucose (FDG)-hybrid positron emission tomography-computed tomography (PET-CT) compared to a manually delineation based on computed tomography (CT) in oesophageal carcinoma patients. METHODS AND MATERIALS: Fifty-eight patients diagnosed with oesophageal cancer between September 2009 and November 2014 were included. The majority had squamous cell carcinoma (84...
May 9, 2017: Cancer Radiothérapie: Journal de la Société Française de Radiothérapie Oncologique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494796/a-malignant-solitary-fibrous-tumour-arising-from-the-first-lumbar-vertebra-and-mimicking-an-osteosarcoma-a-case-report
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Naoki Oike, Hiroyuki Kawashima, Akira Ogose, Tetsuo Hotta, Toru Hirano, Takashi Ariizumi, Tetsuro Yamagishi, Hajime Umezu, Shoichi Inagawa, Naoto Endo
BACKGROUND: A solitary fibrous tumour (SFT) is an unusual neoplasm typically found in soft tissues. Although SFTs can arise in the bones, they very rarely arise in the vertebral arch. Here, we describe a case of a SFT that arose in the vertebral arch of the first lumbar (L1) spinal vertebrae and mimicked osteosarcoma. CASE PRESENTATION: A 49-year-old woman presented with a 2-month history of lower back pain and a lumbar region mass. Magnetic resonance imaging demonstrated a heterogeneously enhanced mass in the L1 vertebral arch...
May 11, 2017: World Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494650/spinal-metastatic-lung-adenocarcinoma-with-dural-invasion-and-concomitant-intradural-and-extradural-components-a-case-report
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Helen Raffalli-Ebezant, Anantharaju Prasad, Arupratan Ray
We report the case of a metastatic lung carcinoma that had metastasized to the thoracic extradural space and penetrated the dura, resulting in a combined extra and intradural spinal tumour. To our knowledge this is the first such report of a metastatic lung adenocarcinoma demonstrating direct dural invasion.
May 12, 2017: British Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28491215/clinical-outcomes-of-posterior-spinal-stabilization-with-rigid-vertical-strut-and-spinal-process-wires-the-adeolu-s-technique-in-a-developing-country
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Taopheeq Bamidele Rabiu
INTRODUCTION: Conventional instrumentation for spinal stabilization is beyond the reach of many patients in developing countries. A low-cost and easily-available method of spinal stabilization using vertical struts and spinal process wires (Adeolu's technique) was recently introduced in Nigeria. We describe the clinical outcomes of a prospective series of patients managed using the technique. METHODS: From 2011 to 2012, we performed posterior spinal stabilization in eighteen patients using the technique...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28478891/-epithelioid-hemangioendothelioma-of-the-spine-a-case-report
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O Munier, B Muckensturm, M Fesneau, T Wachter
Epithelioid hemangioendothelioma is a rare vascular tumour, with features between hemangiomas and angiosarcomas. Evolution remains mainly local but may also metastasize. Here, we report a case of a patient with a spinal epithelioid hemangioendothelioma. After a first resection, local recurrence required a new excision and external radiotherapy. It was achieved by helical TomoTherapy(®) with intensity modulation. During the follow-up, a second inoperable spinal location necessitated a new sequence of radiotherapy in modulation of intensity with integrated boost...
May 3, 2017: Cancer Radiothérapie: Journal de la Société Française de Radiothérapie Oncologique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28461278/does-stereotactic-radiosurgery-positively-impact-the-local-control-of-atypical-teratoid-rhabdoid-tumors
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REVIEW
Alfio Spina, Filippo Gagliardi, Nicola Boari, Michele Bailo, Pietro Mortini
Atypical Teratoid Rhabdoid Tumors (ATRT) are rare and aggressive tumours, usually affecting patients under 3 years of age and being characterized by poor prognosis. Nowadays a multimodal management, including surgery, chemotherapy (CT) and radiation therapy (RT), is advocated depending on patients' age and tumour stage, even if there is no consensus about the best treatment modality. Local RT seems to be the most effective treatment in prolonging progression-free and overall survival rates, although RT might not be used on younger children because the risk of neurocognitive and endocrine sequelae...
April 28, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413547/supratentorial-intermediate-grade-meningeal-melanocytoma-with-intratumoral-bleed-in-the-background-of-neurocutaneous-melanosis-report-of-an-unusual-case-and-review-of-literature
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Kuntal Das, Anup Nair, Sushila Jaiswal, Rabi Sahu, Arun Srivastava, Raj Kumar, Anant Mehrotra
Primary melanocytic tumours of the central nervous system (CNS) are rare. According to the WHO classification (2007), these tumours include diffuse leptomeningeal melanosis, melanomatosis, melanocytoma, and primary CNS melanoma. Meningeal melanocytoma, most commonly seen in the infratentorial compartment and cervical spinal cord, is a benign primary melanocytic neoplasm. Primary CNS melanoma, on the other hand, represents the malignant end of the spectrum. Intermediate grade melanocytoma is a rare histological subtype of primary meningeal tumours and is characterised by the clinicopathological features between the two extremes...
January 2017: Asian Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28384950/familial-schwannomatosis-a-diagnostic-challenge
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Sameer Ajit Mansukhani, Rajendra Prasad R Butala, Sunil H Shetty, Ravindra G Khedekar
Schwannomatosis is a disease characterized by the development of multiple benign tumours originating from Schwann cells. Schwannomatosis is a member of the family of diseases known as Neurofibromatosis (NF). Patients with Schwannomatosis develop multiple Schwannomas on cranial, spinal and peripheral nerves. We report a rare case of a 60-year-old female who presented with a painful swelling on the ulnar aspect of her distal forearm. She underwent an excisional biopsy for it; which was suggestive of a Schwannoma...
February 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335699/approaches-to-paraspinal-tumours-a-technical-note
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Arjun Dhar, Sumeet Pawar, Apurva Prasad, P S Ramani
Neurogenic tumours of the paraspinal space can occur in all age groups. It is common in adult population and relatively rare in elderly group. Usually they are benign, but in children, arising from the autonomic system, tends to be malignant in nature. Usually in adults, they arise from peripheral nerve sheath and are labelled as schwannomas. For a given tumour, determination of a correct surgical approach is mandatory to achieve a successful surgical outcome. Several factors like tumour size, histology, involvement of the bony spinal canal, etc...
April 2017: Neurological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332134/clinical-characteristics-of-bladder-cancer-in-patients-with-spinal-cord-injury-the-experience-from-a-single-centre
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Ralf Böthig, Ines Kurze, Kai Fiebag, Albert Kaufmann, Wolfgang Schöps, Thura Kadhum, Michael Zellner, Klaus Golka
INTRODUCTION: Life expectancy for people with spinal cord injury has shown a marked increase due to modern advances in treatment methods and in neuro-urology. However, since life expectancy of people with paralysis increases, the risk of developing of urinary bladder cancer is gaining importance. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Single-centre retrospective evaluation of patient data with spinal cord injuries and proven urinary bladder cancer and summary of the literature...
March 22, 2017: International Urology and Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331017/primary-vertebral-leiomyosarcoma-masquerading-as-a-nerve-sheath-tumour
#16
Irfan Ahmad, Nidhi Goyal, Chandi Prasad Bhatt, Kundan Singh Chufal
A 47-year-old woman presented with symptoms of low back pain and weakness in bilateral lower limbs. MRI of the spine revealed a mass arising from T11 vertebra involving neural foramina at bilateral T11-12 and right T10-11 levels with extension to the right paravertebral region. Suspecting a nerve sheath tumour, she underwent posterior spinal decompression, stabilisation and debulking, following which her neurological symptoms resolved. Histopathological and immunohistochemical evaluation revealed a leiomyosarcoma...
March 22, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320182/axial-mr-diffusion-tensor-imaging-and-tractography-in-clinical-diagnosed-and-pathology-confirmed-cervical-spinal-cord-astrocytoma
#17
Mangsuo Zhao, Bingxin Shi, Tuoyu Chen, Yuqi Zhang, Tongchao Geng, Liyan Qiao, Mingjie Zhang, Le He, Huancong Zuo, Guihuai Wang
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) and diffusion tensor tractography (DTT) features of cervical spinal cord astrocytoma. METHODS: Eleven patients with cervical spinal cord astrocytomas and 10 healthy volunteers were recruited in this study. Conventional magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and axial DTI were performed on a 3.0T MRI system. Apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC), fractional anisotropy (FA), axial diffusivity (AD), and radial diffusivity (RD) values for the lesions were measured...
April 15, 2017: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298140/a-cd99-primary-spinal-central-pnet-in-a-pregnant-patient-therapeutic-concerns-and-issues
#18
Aayesha Jalaluddin Soni, Girish Modi, Zakiyya Soni, Jeffrey Kotzen, Zaheera Soni, Vinod Goolab
Spinal tumours in pregnancy are rare. Spinal tumours account for only 10-15% of all primary central nervous system (CNS) tumours. Most spinal tumours in pregnant women have been described as meningiomas or vascular tumours. We present the unique case of a pregnant patient presenting with a CD 99+ primary spinal central PNET.
March 15, 2017: British Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290466/incidence-of-acute-spinal-cord-injury-in-the-czech-republic-a-prospective-epidemiological-study-2006-2015
#19
J Kriz, M Kulakovska, H Davidova, M Silova, A Kobesova
STUDY DESIGN: A prospective study. OBJECTIVES: Analysis of epidemiological data about acute spinal cord injury (SCI) in the Czech Republic over a period of 10 years (2006-2015). METHODS: A data collection system was implemented in the rehabilitation centres which provides care to patients with acute SCI in the Czech Republic. The recorded variables are as follows: age at time of SCI; gender; cause of injury; neurological level of injury (NLI); and its severity (ASIA Impairment Scale (AIS))...
March 14, 2017: Spinal Cord
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283001/cranial-subarachnoid-and-subdural-haemorrhage-caused-by-spinal-melanoma-metastasis
#20
Farouk Olubajo, Stavros Stavropoulos, M Masood Hussain, Chris Rowland-Hill, Shailendra Achawal
A 73-year-old female with a history of metastatic melanoma presented with extensive intracranial subarachnoid haemorrhage. Cranial imaging failed to reveal any vascular anomaly or tumour. MRI of the neuroaxis revealed a melanoma metastasis at T10 with associated subarachnoid haemorrhage. We review the literature on this rare presentation of subarachnoid haemorrhage.
March 10, 2017: British Journal of Neurosurgery
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