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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29685074/clinical-and-molecular-characterization-of-neurofibromatosis-in-southern-brazil
#1
Clévia Rosset, Filippo Vairo, Isabel Cristina Bandeira, Maievi Fonini, Cristina Brinckmann Oliveira Netto, Patricia Ashton-Prolla
OBJECTIVES: Neurofibromatoses (type 1: NF1; type 2: NF2) are autosomal dominant tumor predisposition syndromes mostly caused by loss-of-function mutations in the tumor suppressor genes NF1 and NF2, respectively. Genotyping is important for correct diagnosis of these diseases. The authors aimed to characterize NF1 and NF2 variants in patients from Southern Brazil. METHODS: Ninety-three unrelated probands with NF1 and 7 unrelated probands with NF2 features were recruited from an Oncogenetics center in Southern Brazil...
April 24, 2018: Expert Review of Molecular Diagnostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29575626/challenges-associated-with-parenting-youth-with-neurofibromatosis-a-qualitative-investigation
#2
Catherine Pierre-Louis, Tessa Heinhuis, Eric Riklin, Ana-Maria Vranceanu
Parents of children with the neurofibromatoses (NF; neurofibromatosis 1, neurofibromatosis 2, and schwannomatosis) are at an increased risk for emotional and physical health problems. This study aimed to determine parents' perceptions of stressors associated with parenting a child with NF in order to inform the development of a resiliency intervention. We conducted three live video semi structured focus groups with parents of youth with NF (N = 30), which were subsequently transcribed and coded using qualitative content analysis...
April 2018: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29478615/neurofibromatosis-type-1
#3
Patrick J Cimino, David H Gutmann
The neurofibromatoses are a group of three heterogeneous disorders that include neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1), neurofibromatosis type 2 (NF2), and schwannomatosis. NF1 is the most common of these three conditions, and represents one of the most frequently diagnosed cancer predisposition disorders involving the nervous system. While NF1 primarily affects the central and peripheral nervous system, multisystem involvement is the rule, with dermatologic, cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, and orthopedic affectation often reported...
2018: Handbook of Clinical Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29275505/the-impact-of-a-mind-body-program-on-multiple-dimensions-of-resiliency-among-geographically-diverse-patients-with-neurofibromatosis
#4
Emily L Zale, Catherine Pierre-Louis, Eric A Macklin, Eric Riklin, Ana-Maria Vranceanu
The neurofibromatoses (NF) are incurable genetic disorders that can cause nerve sheath tumors, chronic pain, and disfiguration. Patients with NF report lower quality of life and greater distress, and may benefit from programs that promote resiliency. To test effects of an 8-week mind-body program (Relaxation Response Resiliency Program for NF [3RP-NF]) on resiliency, using data derived from a larger randomized controlled trial of the 3RP-NF versus attention placebo control (Vranceanu et al. in Neurology 87:806-814, 2016)...
April 2018: Journal of Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644838/characterization-and-utilization-of-an-international-neurofibromatosis-web-based-patient-entered-registry-an-observational-study
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Mindell Seidlin, Robert Holzman, Pamela Knight, Bruce Korf, Vanessa Rangel Miller, David Viskochil, Annette Bakker
The neurofibromatoses (neurofibromatosis type 1, neurofibromatosis type 2 and schwannomatosis) are rare disorders having clinical manifestations that vary greatly from patient to patient. The rarity and variability of these disorders has made it challenging for investigators to identify sufficient numbers of patients with particular clinical characteristics or specific germline mutations for participation in interventional studies. Similarly, because the natural history of all types of neurofibromatosis (NF) is variable and unique for each individual, it is difficult to identify meaningful clinical outcome measures for potential therapeutic interventions...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620005/cancer-and-central-nervous-system-tumor-surveillance-in-pediatric-neurofibromatosis-2-and-related-disorders
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REVIEW
D Gareth R Evans, Hector Salvador, Vivian Y Chang, Ayelet Erez, Stephan D Voss, Harriet Druker, Hamish S Scott, Uri Tabori
The neurofibromatoses consist of at least three autosomal-dominant inherited disorders: neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1), neurofibromatosis type 2 (NF2), and schwannomatosis. For over 80 years, these conditions were inextricably tied together under generalized neurofibromatosis. In 1987, the localization of NF1 to chromosome 17q and NF2 (bilateral vestibular schwannoma) to 22q led to a consensus conference at Bethesda, Maryland. The two main neurofibromatoses, NF1 and NF2, were formally separated. More recently, the SMARCB1 and LZTR1 genes on 22q have been confirmed as causing a subset of schwannomatosis...
June 15, 2017: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620004/cancer-and-central-nervous-system-tumor-surveillance-in-pediatric-neurofibromatosis-1
#7
REVIEW
D Gareth R Evans, Hector Salvador, Vivian Y Chang, Ayelet Erez, Stephan D Voss, Kami Wolfe Schneider, Hamish S Scott, Sharon E Plon, Uri Tabori
Although the neurofibromatoses consist of at least three autosomal dominantly inherited disorders, neurofibromatosis 1 (NF1), neurofibromatosis 2 (NF2), and schwannomatosis, NF1 represents a multisystem pleiotropic condition very different from the other two. NF1 is a genetic syndrome first manifesting in childhood; affecting multiple organs, childhood development, and neurocognitive status; and presenting the clinician with often complex management decisions that require a multidisciplinary approach. Molecular genetic testing (see article for detailed discussion) is recommended to confirm NF1, particularly in children fulfilling only pigmentary features of the diagnostic criteria...
June 15, 2017: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436162/the-path-forward-2015-international-children-s-tumor-foundation-conference-on-neurofibromatosis-type-1-type-2-and-schwannomatosis
#8
Jaishri O Blakeley, Annette Bakker, Anne Barker, Wade Clapp, Rosalie Ferner, Michael J Fisher, Marco Giovannini, David H Gutmann, Matthias A Karajannis, Joseph L Kissil, Eric Legius, Alison C Lloyd, Roger J Packer, Vijaya Ramesh, Vincent M Riccardi, David A Stevenson, Nicole J Ullrich, Meena Upadhyaya, Anat Stemmer-Rachamimov
The Annual Children's Tumor Foundation International Neurofibromatosis Meeting is the premier venue for connecting discovery, translational and clinical scientists who are focused on neurofibromatosis types 1 and 2 (NF1 and NF2) and schwannomatosis (SWN). The meeting also features rare tumors such as glioma, meningioma, sarcoma, and neuroblastoma that occur both within these syndromes and spontaneously; associated with somatic mutations in NF1, NF2, and SWN. The meeting addresses both state of the field for current clinical care as well as emerging preclinical models fueling discovery of new therapeutic targets and discovery science initiatives investigating mechanisms of tumorigenesis...
June 2017: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315612/ultrasound-assessment-of-peripheral-nerve-pathology-in-neurofibromatosis-type-1-and-2
#9
Natalie Winter, Tim W Rattay, Hubertus Axer, Eva Schäffer, Bernhard F Décard, Isabel Gugel, Martin Schuhmann, Alexander Grimm
OBJECTIVE: The neurofibromatoses (NF) type 1 and 2 are hereditary tumor predisposition syndromes caused by germline mutations in the NF1 and NF2 tumor suppressor genes. In NF1 and 2, peripheral nerve tumors occur regularly. For further characterizing nerve ultrasound was performed in patients with NF1 and 2. METHODS: Patients with established diagnosis of NF1 (n=27) and NF2 (n=10) were included. Ultrasound of peripheral nerves and cervical roots was performed during routine follow-up visits...
May 2017: Clinical Neurophysiology: Official Journal of the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27976555/are-the-methylenetetrahydrofolate-reductase-1298-and-677-gene-polymorphisms-related-to-optic-glioma-and-hamartoma-risk-in-neurofibromatosis-type-1-patients
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Hikmet Gülşah Tanyıldız, Şule Yeşil, Ceyhun Bozkurt, Mehmet Onur Çandır, Sibel Akpınar-Tekgündüz, Şule Toprak, Deniz Yüksel, Gürses Şahin
The methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) gene plays a key role in carcinogenesis through its effects on DNA synthesis and methylation and also has a significant role in the etiology of many disorders, such as diabetes, migraine, and cardiovascular disease. Neurofibromatoses (NF) are autosomal dominant inherited diseases that can affect tissues such as bone and skin and predispose individuals to tumor development in various parts of the nervous system or body. Optic nerve glioma and brain tumors are common in children with NF, and leukemia and lymphoma incidence is also higher than normal...
2016: Turkish Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27765635/molecular-analysis-of-hybrid-neurofibroma-schwannoma-identifies-common-monosomy-22-and-%C3%AE-t-catenin-ctnna3-as-a-novel-candidate-tumor-suppressor
#11
Verena Stahn, Inga Nagel, Susan Fischer-Huchzermeyer, Florian Oyen, Reinhard Schneppenheim, Stefan Gesk, Axel Bohring, Levan Chikobava, Peter Young, Burkhard Gess, Mathias Werner, Volker Senner, Anja Harder
Neurofibromas and schwannomas are benign Schwann cell-derived peripheral nerve sheath tumors arising sporadically and within neurofibromatoses. Multiple tumors are a hallmark of neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) and type 2 (NF2) and schwannomatosis. Neurofibromas in NF1 and schwannomas in NF2 or schwannomatosis are defined by distinctive molecular hits. Among these, multiple hybrid neurofibromas/schwannomas may also appear, not yet being defined by a molecular background. We therefore performed molecular analysis of 22 hybrid neurofibromas/schwannomas using array comparative genomic hybridization, immunohistochemistry, quantitative RT-PCR, and functional analyses of cultured Schwann cells...
December 2016: American Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27617150/neurofibromatosis-a-review-of-nf1-nf2-and-schwannomatosis
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REVIEW
Jesse Lee Kresak, Meggen Walsh
The neurofibromatoses are a heterogeneous group of hereditary cancer syndromes that lead to tumors of the central and peripheral nervous systems, as well as other organ systems. By far the most common form is neurofibromatosis 1 (96%), followed by neurofibromatosis 2 (3%), and a more recently recognized, lesser known form, schwannomatosis. The diagnostic criteria, pathogenesis, molecular considerations, and clinical manifestations are discussed in this review article.
June 2016: Journal of Pediatric Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27527647/current-whole-body-mri-applications-in-the-neurofibromatoses-nf1-nf2-and-schwannomatosis
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Shivani Ahlawat, Laura M Fayad, Muhammad Shayan Khan, Miriam A Bredella, Gordon J Harris, D Gareth Evans, Said Farschtschi, Michael A Jacobs, Avneesh Chhabra, Johannes M Salamon, Ralph Wenzel, Victor F Mautner, Eva Dombi, Wenli Cai, Scott R Plotkin, Jaishri O Blakeley
OBJECTIVES: The Response Evaluation in Neurofibromatosis and Schwannomatosis (REiNS) International Collaboration Whole-Body MRI (WB-MRI) Working Group reviewed the existing literature on WB-MRI, an emerging technology for assessing disease in patients with neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1), neurofibromatosis type 2 (NF2), and schwannomatosis (SWN), to recommend optimal image acquisition and analysis methods to enable WB-MRI as an endpoint in NF clinical trials. METHODS: A systematic process was used to review all published data about WB-MRI in NF syndromes to assess diagnostic accuracy, feasibility and reproducibility, and data about specific techniques for assessment of tumor burden, characterization of neoplasms, and response to therapy...
August 16, 2016: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26706010/mosaic-neurocutaneous-disorders-and-their-causes
#14
REVIEW
Martino Ruggieri, Andrea D Praticò
Neurocutaneous disorders are a heterogeneous group of conditions (mainly) affecting the skin [with pigmentary/vascular abnormalities and/or cutaneous tumours] and the central and peripheral nervous system [with congenital abnormalities and/or tumours]. In a number of such disorders, the skin abnormalities can assume a mosaic patterning (usually arranged in archetypical patterns). Alternating segments of affected and unaffected skin or segmentally arranged patterns of abnormal skin often mirror similar phenomena occurring in extra-cutaneous organs/tissues [eg, eye, bone, heart/vessels, lung, kidney and gut]...
December 2015: Seminars in Pediatric Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26669291/hybrid-neurofibroma-schwannoma-of-the-supraorbital-nerve-clinicopathologic-correlation-of-a-rare-tumor
#15
Kenneth J Taubenslag, Hilary H Nickols, James G Chelnis, Louise A Mawn
Benign peripheral nerve sheath tumors such as schwannoma and neurofibroma have long been considered distinct entities. Recently, hybrid tumors demonstrating combined morphological features of neurofibroma and schwannoma have been described, primarily in dermal locations. Only 1 case of hybrid peripheral nerve sheath tumor of the orbit has been reported in the literature. Hybrid morphology is important to recognize because of its association with the neurofibromatoses, including schwannomatosis; however, the paucity of literature on orbital hybrid peripheral nerve sheath tumor poses a diagnostic challenge...
May 2017: Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26483240/-neurofibromatosis-complicated-by-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-in-a-boy
#16
Yuan-Yuan Wan, Le-Ping Zhng, Jun Wu, Bin Wang
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 2015: Zhongguo Dang Dai Er Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Contemporary Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26431068/an-unusual-case-of-schwannomatosis-with-bilateral-maxillary-sinus-schwannomas-and-a-novel-smarcb1-gene-mutation
#17
Jamie Toms, Jason Harrison, Hope Richard, Adrienne Childers, Evan R Reiter, Robert S Graham
Schwannomas are benign tumors that arise from Schwann cells in the peripheral nervous system. Patients with multiple schwannomas without signs and symptoms of neurofibromatosis Type 1 or 2 have the rare disease schwannomatosis. Tumors in these patients occur along peripheral nerves throughout the body. Mutations of the SMARCB1 gene have been described as one of the predisposing genetic factors in the development of this disease. This report describes a patient who was observed for 6 years after having undergone removal of 7 schwannomas, including bilateral maxillary sinus schwannomas, a tumor that has not been previously reported...
January 2016: Journal of Neurosurgery. Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26407091/clinical-features-of-spinal-schwannomas-in-65-patients-with-schwannomatosis-compared-with-831-with-solitary-schwannomas-and-102-with-neurofibromatosis-type-2-a-retrospective-study-at-a-single-institution
#18
COMPARATIVE STUDY
Peng Li, Fu Zhao, Jing Zhang, Zhenmin Wang, Xingchao Wang, Bo Wang, Zhijun Yang, Jun Yang, Zhixian Gao, Pinan Liu
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the clinical features of spinal schwannomas in patients with schwannomatosis and compare them with a large cohort of patients with solitary schwannomas and neurofibromatosis Type 2 (NF2). METHODS: The study was a retrospective review of 831 patients with solitary schwannomas, 65 with schwannomatosis, and 102 with NF2. The clinical, radiographic, and pathological data were extracted with specific attention to the age at onset, location of tumors, initial symptoms, family history, and treatment outcome...
January 2016: Journal of Neurosurgery. Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26191976/the-long-term-outcome-after-resection-of-intraspinal-nerve-sheath-tumors-report-of-131-consecutive-cases
#19
Charlotte Marie Halvorsen, Pål Rønning, John Hald, Tom Børge Johannesen, Frode Kolstad, Iver A Langmoen, Bjarne Lied, Sigrun Skaar Holme, Eirik Helseth
BACKGROUND: The existing literature on recurrence rates and long-term clinical outcome after resection of intraspinal nerve sheath tumors is limited. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate progression-free survival, overall survival, and long-term clinical outcome in a consecutive series of 131 patients with symptomatic intraspinal nerve sheath tumors. METHODS: Medical charts were retrospectively reviewed. Surviving patients voluntarily participated in a clinical history and physical examination that focused on neurological function and current tumor status...
October 2015: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26083891/neurofibromatosis-part-2-clinical-management
#20
Pollyanna Barros Batista, Eny Maria Goloni Bertollo, Danielle de Souza Costa, Lucas Eliam, Karin Soares Gonçalves Cunha, José Renan Cunha-Melo, Luiz Guilherme Darrigo Junior, Mauro Geller, Ingrid Faria Gianordoli-Nascimento, Luciana Gonçalves Madeira, Hérika Martins Mendes, Débora Marques de Miranda, Nikolas Andre Mata-Machado, Eric Grossi Morato, Érika Cristina Pavarino, Luciana Baptista Pereira, Nilton Alves de Rezende, Luíza de Oliveira Rodrigues, Jorge Bezerra Cavalcanti Sette
Part 1 of this guideline addressed the differential diagnosis of the neurofibromatoses (NF): neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1), neurofibromatosis type 2 (NF2) and schwannomatosis (SCH). NF shares some features such as the genetic origin of the neural tumors and cutaneous manifestations, and affects nearly 80 thousand Brazilians. Increasing scientific knowledge on NF has allowed better clinical management and reduced rate of complications and morbidity, resulting in higher quality of life for NF patients. Most medical doctors are able to perform NF diagnosis, but the wide range of clinical manifestations and the inability to predict the onset or severity of new features, consequences, or complications make NF management a real clinical challenge, requiring the support of different specialists for proper treatment and genetic counseling, especially in NF2 and SCH...
June 2015: Arquivos de Neuro-psiquiatria
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