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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527006/analysis-of-surgical-and-mri-factors-associated-with-cerebellar-mutism
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Anjali Sergeant, Michelle Masayo Kameda-Smith, Branavan Manoranjan, Brij Karmur, JoAnn Duckworth, Tina Petrelli, Katey Savage, Olufemi Ajani, Blake Yarascavitch, M Constantine Samaan, Katrin Scheinemann, Cheryl Alyman, Saleh Almenawer, Forough Farrokhyar, Adam J Fleming, Sheila Kumari Singh, Nina Stein
The surgical risk factors and neuro-imaging characteristics associated with cerebellar mutism (CM) remain unclear and require further investigation. Therefore, we aimed to examine surgical and MRI findings associated with CM in children following posterior fossa tumor resection. Using our data registry, we retrospectively collected data from pediatric patients who acquired CM and were matched based on age and pathology type with individuals who did not acquire CM after posterior fossa surgery. The strength of association between surgical and MRI variables and CM were examined using odds ratios (ORs) and corresponding 95% confidence intervals (CIs)...
May 19, 2017: Journal of Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524796/improvement-of-visual-field-defects-after-focal-resection-for-occipital-lobe-epilepsy-case-report
#2
Takahiro Yamamoto, Tadashi Hamasaki, Hideo Nakamura, Kazumichi Yamada
Improvement of visual field defects after surgical treatment for occipital lobe epilepsy is rare. Here, the authors report on a 24-year-old man with a 15-year history of refractory epilepsy that developed after he had undergone an occipital craniotomy to remove a cerebellar astrocytoma at the age of 4. His seizures started with an elementary visual aura, followed by secondary generalized tonic-clonic convulsion. Perimetry revealed left-sided incomplete hemianopia, and MRI showed an old contusion in the right occipital lobe...
May 19, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522666/discrimination-between-glioma-grades-ii-and-iii-using-dynamic-susceptibility-perfusion-mri-a-meta-analysis
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Anna F Delgado, Alberto F Delgado
BACKGROUND: DSC perfusion has been evaluated in the discrimination between low-grade and high-grade glioma but the diagnostic potential to discriminate beween glioma grades II and III remains unclear. PURPOSE: Our aim was to evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of relative maximal CBV from DSC perfusion MR imaging to discriminate glioma grades II and III. DATA SOURCES: A systematic literature search was performed in PubMed/MEDLINE, Embase, Web of Science, and ClinicalTrials...
May 18, 2017: AJNR. American Journal of Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522280/primary-spinal-glioma-in-children-results-from-a-referral-pediatric-institution-in-shanghai
#4
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/28516078/subependymal-giant-cell-astrocytoma-presenting-with-tumoral-bleeding-a-case-report
#5
Jae-Young Kim, Tae-Young Jung, Kyung-Hwa Lee, Seul-Kee Kim
We report a rare case of subependymal giant cell astrocytoma (SEGA) associated with tumoral bleeding in a pediatric patient without tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC). A 10-year-old girl presented with a 2-week history of an increasingly aggravating headache. Brain magnetic resonance imaging revealed an approximately 3.6-cm, well-defined, heterogeneously enhancing mass with multistage hemorrhages on the right-sided foramen of Monro. The tumor was completely resected using a transcallosal approach. Intraoperatively, the mass presented as a gray-colored firm tumor associated with acute and subacute hemorrhages...
April 2017: Brain Tumor Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513547/epigenetic-regulation-of-telomere-maintenance-for-therapeutic-interventions-in-gliomas
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REVIEW
Elisabeth Naderlinger, Klaus Holzmann
High-grade astrocytoma of WHO grade 4 termed glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) is a common human brain tumor with poor patient outcome. Astrocytoma demonstrates two known telomere maintenance mechanisms (TMMs) based on telomerase activity (TA) and on alternative lengthening of telomeres (ALT). ALT is associated with lower tumor grades and better outcome. In contrast to ALT, regulation of TA in tumors by direct mutation and epigenetic activation of the hTERT promoter is well established. Here, we summarize the genetic background of TMMs in non-malignant cells and in cancer, in addition to clinical and pathological features of gliomas...
May 17, 2017: Genes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512257/comparison%C3%A2-of-chemoradiotherapy%C3%A2-with-radiotherapy-alone-for-biopsy-only-anaplastic-astrocytoma
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Jing Wu, Ting Zou, Harrison Xiao Bai, Xuejun Li, Zishu Zhang, Bo Xiao, MacLean Nasrallah, Giorgos Karakousis, Ya Cao, Paul J Zhang, Li Yang
BACKGROUND: It has become increasingly common to incorporate adjuvant chemotherapy with radiotherapy in the treatment of resected anaplastic astrocytoma based on results from recent phase II/III randomized trials. However, whether or not combined chemoradiotherapy is associated with improved survival outcome in patients who undergo "biopsy only" is less clear. METHODS: The US National Cancer Data Base was used to identify patients with histologically confirmed, biopsy-only anaplastic astrocytoma who received either radiotherapy alone or combined chemoradiotherapy from 2006 through 2014...
April 26, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511812/acute-management-of-symptomatic-subependymal-giant-cell-astrocytoma-with-everolimus
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Monica S Arroyo, Darcy A Krueger, Eileen Broomall, Charles B Stevenson, David N Franz
BACKGROUND: Subependymal giant cell astrocytomas (SEGA) are slow-growing tumors, which can cause obstructive hydrocephalus in patients with tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC). These tumors require routine surveillance with magnetic resonance imaging. Current consensus guidelines recommend treatment of asymptomatic SEGAs with an mechanistic target of rapamycin (mTOR) inhibitor because these medications have demonstrated efficacy and safety in multiple prospective clinical trials. For symptomatic SEGAs, standard therapy typically involves surgical resection of the tumor to relieve mass effect and resolve hydrocephalus...
April 18, 2017: Pediatric Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511071/effects-of-%C3%AE-radiation-on-cell-growth-cell-cycle-and-promoter-methylation-of-22-cell-cycle-genes-in-the-1321ni-astrocytoma-cell-line
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Yaman Alghamian, Ghalia Abou Alchamat, Hossam Murad, Ammar Madania
PURPOSE: DNA damage caused by radiation initiates biological responses affecting cell fate. DNA methylation regulates gene expression and modulates DNA damage pathways. Alterations in the methylation profiles of cell cycle regulating genes may control cell response to radiation. In this study we investigated the effect of ionizing radiation on the methylation levels of 22 cell cycle regulating genes in correlation with gene expression in 1321NI astrocytoma cell line. METHODS: 1321NI cells were irradiated with 2, 5 or 10Gy doses then analyzed after 24, 48 and 72h for cell viability using MTT (3-(4,5-dimethylthiazol-2-yl)-2,5-diphenyltetrazoliu bromide) assay...
May 13, 2017: Advances in Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508521/an-incidental-diffuse-midline-glioma-found-at-autopsy
#10
Meggen Walsh, William Hamilton, Vektra Casler, Anthony Yachnis
This case shows an unexpected midline glioma found at autopsy. Two siblings were riding on a single bicycle on the side of a road. The 13-year-old brother was seated and steering the bicycle, while the 14-year-old sister held onto the back. The bicycle veered left into traffic and was struck by a vehicle. The siblings were admitted to the local Level 1 trauma center, but both later succumbed to injuries. Autopsies were performed on the children, including brains for neuropathologic evaluation. The brother was found to have an infiltrating astrocytoma located in the left middle cerebellar peduncle, with extension to the pons and medulla...
May 16, 2017: Journal of Forensic Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508327/assessment-of-molecular-markers-demonstrates-concordance-between-samples-acquired-via-stereotactic-biopsy-and-open-craniotomy-in-both-anaplastic-astrocytomas-and-glioblastomas
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Florian Gessler, Peter Baumgarten, Joshua D Bernstock, Patrick Harter, Stephanie Lescher, Christian Senft, Volker Seifert, Gerhard Marquardt, Lutz Weise
The classification, treatment and prognosis of high-grade gliomas has been shown to correlate with the expression of molecular markers (e.g. MGMT promotor methylation and IDH1 mutations). Acquisition of tumor samples may be obtained via stereotactic biopsy or open craniotomy. Between the years 2009 and 2013, 22 patients initially diagnosed with HGGs via stereotactic biopsy, that ultimately underwent open craniotomy for resection of their tumor were prospectively included in an institutional glioma database...
May 15, 2017: Journal of Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499058/association-of-myelinated-retinal-nerve-fibers-with-acquired-mulberry-retinal-astrocytoma-coincidental-or-relational
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Ravi Bypareddy, Brijesh Takkar, Monica Lohchab, Shorya Vardhan Azad, Rohan Chawla
Retinal astrocytoma is an important ocular finding for diagnosis of tuberous sclerosis complex and is also an association of neurofibromatosis. The authors present findings of a case of acquired astrocytoma associated with myelinated retinal nerve fibers. The authors also discuss the images and possible cause-effect relationship between them. [Ophthalmic Surg Lasers Imaging Retina. 2017;48:441-442.].
May 1, 2017: Ophthalmic Surgery, Lasers & Imaging Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498059/oligodendroglioma-resection-a-surveillance-epidemiology-and-end-results-seer-analysis
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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/28497806/management-of-diffuse-low-grade-gliomas-in-adults-use-of-molecular-diagnostics
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REVIEW
Jan Buckner, Caterina Giannini, Jeanette Eckel-Passow, Daniel Lachance, Ian Parney, Nadia Laack, Robert Jenkins
Diffuse WHO grade II gliomas are histologically and genetically heterogeneous. The 2016 WHO classification redefines grade II gliomas with respect to morphological and molecular tumour alterations: grade II oligodendrogliomas are defined by the presence of whole-arm codeletion in chromosomal arms 1p/19q, whereas isocitrate dehydrogenase (IDH) mutations define subclasses of astrocytoma. Although histological grade remains useful, the prognoses of patients with glioma are more tightly associated with molecular alterations than with grade, and chromosomal and gene array technologies are becoming increasingly beneficial in understanding tumour genetic heterogeneity...
May 12, 2017: Nature Reviews. Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495088/fluorescence-guided-resection-with-5-aminolevulinic-acid-of-a-pilomyxoid-astrocytoma-of-the-third-ventricle
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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
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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/28492209/some-characteristics-of-gliomas-managed-at-a-neurosurgery-centre-in-nigeria
#17
Chika A Ndubuisi, Samuel C Ohaegbulam, Mark O Chikani, Wilfred C Mezue, Tobechi Mbadugha, Mark Okhueleigbe
BACKGROUND: Gliomas are important primary brain tumours with varying prognosis. AIM: To study the histology characteristics of brain gliomas managed in a Neurosurgical centre in Nigeria. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective analysis of prospectively recorded data of patients managed for intracranial gliomas at our Hospital for Neurosurgery, between year 2006 and 2015. Only the patients with conclusive histology diagnosis following surgery were analysed...
January 2017: Nigerian Postgraduate Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490681/-hemorrhagic-onset-of-subependymal-giant-cell-astrocytoma-associated-with-tuberous-sclerosis-a-case-report-and-review-of-literature
#18
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490167/endoscopic-treatment-of-an-adult-with-tegmental-astrocytoma-accompanied-by-cerebrospinal-fluid-dissemination
#19
Runchun Lu, Chuzhong Li, Xinsheng Wang, Yazhuo Zhang
Midbrain gliomas are relatively rare neoplasms with a generally benign prognosis, with dissemination or metastasis not previously reported. We describe here a woman, in whom magnetic resonance imaging scans showed hydrocephalus and a tegmental lesion in the upper aqueduct. Endoscopic third ventriculostomy and biopsy were performed; during surgery, a second small lesion was observed in the infundibular recess. Histologically, the two lesions had the characteristics of low grade astrocytoma, suggesting that the midbrain astrocytoma may have been disseminated via the cerebral spinal fluid to the infundibular recess...
May 2017: Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488122/the-potential-of-cellular-and-viral-based-immunotherapies-for-malignant-glioma-dendritic-cell-vaccines-adoptive-cell-transfer-and-oncolytic-viruses
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REVIEW
Russell Maxwell, Andrew S Luksik, Tomas Garzon-Muvdi, Michael Lim
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Malignant gliomas, including glioblastoma and anaplastic astrocytoma, are the most frequent primary brain tumors and present with many treatment challenges. In this review, we discuss the potential of cellular- and viral-based immunotherapies in the treatment of malignant glioma, specifically focusing on dendritic cell vaccines, adoptive cell therapy, and oncolytic viruses. RECENT FINDINGS: Diverse cellular- and viral-based strategies have been engineered and optimized to generate either a specific or broad antitumor immune response in malignant glioma...
June 2017: Current Neurology and Neuroscience Reports
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