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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922880/a-side-door-to-meckel-s-cave-anatomic-feasibility-study-for-the-lateral-transorbital-approach
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Blake Harrison Priddy, Cristian Ferrareze Nunes, Andre Beer-Furlan, Ricardo Carrau, Iacopo Dallan, Daniel Monte-Serrat Prevedello
BACKGROUND: In the last decade, endoscopic skull base surgery has significantly developed and generated a plethora of techniques and approaches for access to the cranial ventral floor. However, the exploration for the least-aggressive, maximally efficient approach continues. OBJECTIVE: To describe in detail an anatomical study, along with the technical nuances of a novel endoscopic approach to Meckel's Cave (MC) using a lateral transorbital (LTO) route. METHODS: Eighteen orbits of injected cadaveric specimens were operated on, using an endoscopic LTO approach to MC, middle cranial fossa, and paramedian skull base preserving the orbital rim...
October 1, 2017: Operative Neurosurgery (Hagerstown, Md.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917252/stereotactic-radiosurgery-of-the-brain-a-review-of-common-indications
#2
Philip Gilbo, Isabella Zhang, Jonathan Knisely
Over the past half-century since Lars Leksell first utilized radiation to address deep and difficult to treat lesions of the central nervous system (CNS), intracranial stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) has become an increasingly valued tool in the hands of neurosurgeons and radiation oncologists. Following developments in medical imaging and radiation technology, radiosurgery has evolved from its first application in movement disorders to widespread use for a varied range of malignant and benign conditions. SRS remains a powerful, minimally invasive instrument that offers additional options for intervention to a diverse patient population...
September 2017: Chinese Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914981/fna-cytology-of-solitary-fibrous-tumors-and-the-diagnostic-value-of-stat6-immunocytochemistry
#3
Edneia Tani, Johan Wejde, Kristina Åström, Inga-Lill Wingmo, Olle Larsson, Felix Haglund
BACKGROUND: Solitary fibrous tumors (SFTs) are rare mesenchymal tumors commonly located in the pleura, soft tissues, or meninges and are characterized by the NGFI-A-binding protein 2 (NAB2)-signal transducer and activator of transcription 6 (STAT6) fusion gene. Recent studies have indicated that nuclear STAT6 immunohistochemistry is a specific marker for SFTs. METHODS: The authors reviewed fine-needle aspiration (FNA) specimens from extracranial SFTs diagnosed at their institution between 1993 and 2017...
September 15, 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914841/-surgical-treatment-of-patient-with-intra-abdominal-malignant-schwannoma
#4
I S Stilidi, M G Abgaryan, A E Kalinin, S N Nered, M P Nikulin
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2017: Khirurgiia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911884/anti-vegf-treatment-improves-neurological-function-in-tumors-of-the-nervous-system
#5
REVIEW
Na Zhang, Jie Chen, Gino Ferraro, Limeng Wu, Meenal Datta, Rakesh K Jain, Scott R Plotkin, Anat Stemmer-Rachamimov, Lei Xu
Research of various diseases of the nervous system has shown that VEGF has direct neuroprotective effects in the central and peripheral nervous systems, and indirect effects on improving neuronal vessel perfusion which leads to nerve protection. In the tumors of the nervous system, VEGF plays a critical role in tumor angiogenesis and tumor progression. The effect of anti-VEGF treatment on nerve protection and function has been recently reported - by normalizing the tumor vasculature, anti-VEGF treatment is able to relieve nerve edema and deliver oxygen more efficiently into the nerve, thus reducing nerve damage and improving nerve function...
September 11, 2017: Experimental Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910605/risk-factors-for-postoperative-pneumonia-after-microsurgery-for-vestibular-schwannoma
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Chenghong Wang, Tengfei Li, Shaozhou Tang, Yuekang Zhang
OBJECTIVES: Postoperative complications occurred in about 30% patients after vestibular schwannoma (VS) microsurgical excision. Although many specific complications have been extensively studied, postoperative pneumonia (POP) has received little attention. This study was designed to identify the risk factors for POP after microsurgery for VS. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Patients undergoing VS microsurgical resection (n=244) between December 2014 and November 2016 at West China Hospital of Sichuan University were retrospectively assessed for POP...
September 11, 2017: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28906149/a-rare-cause-of-sciatica-discovered-during-digital-rectal-examination-case-report-of-an-intrapelvic-sciatic-notch-schwannoma
#7
Peter Y M Woo, Jason M K Ho, Joanna W K Ho, Calvin H K Mak, Alain K S Wong, Hoi-Tung Wong, Kwong-Yau Chan
Intrapelvic sciatic nerve schwannomas are rare causes for non-discogenic sciatica. We describe a 44-year-old female who had a palpable mass on digital rectal examination that exhibited a positive Tinel's sign. The schwannoma was excised by a posterior transgluteal approach. Patients with negative spinal imaging should undergo pelvic scanning to rule out these tumors.
September 14, 2017: British Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900754/surgery-versus-stereotactic-radiosurgery-for-the-treatment-of-multiple-meningiomas-in-neurofibromatosis-type-2-illustrative-case-and-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Thien Nguyen, Lawrance K Chung, John P Sheppard, Nikhilesh S Bhatt, Cheng Hao Jacky Chen, Carlito Lagman, Tania Kaprealian, Percy Lee, Phioanh L Nghiemphu, Isaac Yang
Neurofibromatosis type 2 (NF2) is a genetic neoplastic disorder that presents with hallmark bilateral vestibular schwannomas and multiple meningiomas. Though the current standard of care for meningiomas includes surgery, the multiplicity of meningiomas in NF2 patients renders complete resection of all developing lesions infeasible. Stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) may be a viable non-invasive therapeutic alternative to surgery. We describe a particularly challenging case in a 39-year-old male with over 120 lesions who underwent more than 30 surgical procedures, and review the literature...
September 13, 2017: Neurosurgical Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900529/high-resolution-ultrasonography-and-shear-wave-sonoelastography-of-a-cystic-radial-nerve-schwannoma
#9
Patrick J Battaglia, Vivian Carbone-Hobbs, Gary M Guebert, Susan E Mackinnon, Norman W Kettner
Peripheral nerve tumors are often evaluated with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), although there are many advantages offered with high-resolution ultrasonography (HRUS). This case report emphasizes the value of HRUS in the diagnosis and management of a patient with a cystic radial nerve Schwannoma. In addition, information on tumor stiffness, obtained with shear-wave sonoelastography (SWE), is presented.
September 2017: Journal of Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28898989/role-of-histone-h3k27-trimethylation-loss-as-a-marker-for-malignant-peripheral-nerve-sheath-tumor-in-fine-needle-aspiration-and-small-biopsy-specimens
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Jeffrey K Mito, Xiaohua Qian, Leona A Doyle, Jason L Hornick, Vickie Y Jo
Objectives: Accurate diagnosis of malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumor (MPNST) is often challenging on fine-needle aspiration (FNA) or core needle biopsy. Recurrent mutations in EED and SUZ12, which encode subunits of polycomb repressive complex 2 (PRC2), have been identified in 70% to 92% of MPNSTs; PRC2 inactivation leads to loss of trimethylation of lysine 27 of histone H3 (H3K27me3). We evaluated the utility of H3K27me3 immunohistochemistry for distinguishing MPNST from its cytomorphologic mimics...
August 1, 2017: American Journal of Clinical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28898892/posterior-hemi-laminectomy-and-facetectomy-approach-for-the-treatment-of-dumbbell-shaped-schwannomas-in-the-subaxial-cervical-spine-a-retrospective-study-of-26-cases
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Yong Huang, Zuowei Wang, Zan Chen, Hao Wu, Fengzeng Jian
OBJECTIVE: It is difficult to completely and safely remove a tumor that is located in the subaxial cervical spine by using the posterior approach because of the anatomical characteristics. Previous reports regarding the total removal of subaxial schwannomas using the one-stage posterior approach are still limited. This study was to evaluate the feasibility and efficacy of treating the dumbbell-shaped schwannomas in the subaxial cervical spine using the one-stage posterior approach. METHODS: Patients with dumbbell-shaped schwannomas in the subaxial cervical spine were treated using the one-stage posterior approach...
September 12, 2017: European Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894884/characterization-of-skull-base-lesions-using-pseudo-continuous-arterial-spin-labeling
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B Geerts, D Leclercq, S Tezenas du Montcel, B Law-Ye, S Gerber, D Bernardeschi, D Galanaud, D Dormont, N Pyatigorskaya
PURPOSE: Pseudo-continuous arterial spin labeling (pCASL) is a non-invasive magnetic resonance (MR) perfusion technique. Our study aimed at estimating the diagnostic performance of the pCASL sequence in assessing the perfusion of skull base lesions both qualitatively and quantitatively and at providing cut-off values for differentiation of specific skull base lesions. METHODS: In this study 99 patients with histopathologically confirmed skull base lesions were retrospectively enrolled...
September 11, 2017: Clinical Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28892717/predictors-of-hearing-outcomes-following-low-dose-stereotactic-radiosurgery-in-patients-with-vestibular-schwannomas-a-retrospective-cohort-review
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Ryh-Hsin Lin, Tang-Chuan Wang, Chia-Der Lin, Hung-Lin Lin, Hsiung-Kwang Chung, Ching-Yuang Wang, Yung-An Tsou, Ming-Hsui Tsai
OBJECTIVES: Hearing deterioration is a major concern for hearing-preserved patients with vestibular schwannomas who are treated with stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS). Thus, determining which patients are more likely to have worse hearing outcomes following SRS may facilitate clinicians in deciding whether conservative policy should be applied in the interest of hearing preservation. This study aimed to define the predictors of hearing outcomes following SRS. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This retrospective study included 100 patients who underwent low-dose SRS (12- to 13-Gy marginal dose) for vestibular schwannomas between January 2004 and January 2014...
September 5, 2017: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28891872/vertigo-in-vestibular-schwannoma-patients-due-to-other-pathologies
#14
Ronald Sahyouni, Omid Moshtaghi, Yarah M Haidar, Hossein Mahboubi, Afsheen Moshtaghi, Harrison W Lin, Hamid R Djalilian
OBJECTIVE: To report findings from a cohort of vestibular schwannoma (VS) patients presenting with vertigo from a secondary comorbid vestibular disorder; and to discuss management strategies for this subset of patients presenting with both episodic vertigo and VS. PATIENTS: All VS patients who presented with vertigo as the primary symptom from 2012 to 2015 and endorsing no other major complaints were examined. INTERVENTION: Treatment with migraine lifestyle and prophylactic therapy, or Epley maneuver...
September 7, 2017: Otology & Neurotology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28889717/-a-case-of-primary-schwannoma-of-the-urinary-bladder
#15
Yoshitaka Matsumoto, Natsui Waku, Koji Kawai, Atsushi Ikeda, Tomokazu Kimura, Ryutaro Ishitsuka, Takahiro Kojima, Takahiro Suetomi, Akira Joraku, Jun Miyazaki, Mai Sakashita, Hiroyuki Nishiyama
A 68-year-old woman presented with a bladder tumor. She was asymptomatic, and the tumor was incidentally detected with radiological imaging performed during treatment of cervical cancer. Magnetic resonance imaging and computed tomography revealed a solitary submucosal tumor located in the anterior wall of the urinary bladder, with homogeneous contrast enhancement. Cystoscopy showed a submucosal tumor covered by normal mucosa. A paraganglioma was considered in the differential diagnosis, but symptoms suggesting hypercatecholaminemia were not apparent...
August 2017: Hinyokika Kiyo. Acta Urologica Japonica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885483/assessing-readability-and-reliability-of-online-patient-information-regarding-vestibular-schwannoma
#16
Harry Spiers, Nikul Amin, Raj Lakhani, Andrew J Martin, Parag M Patel
HYPOTHESIS: The aim of this study is to objectively assess the quality and readability of websites related to vestibular schwannomas. BACKGROUND: Patients are increasingly seeking information on confirmed or suspected diagnoses through the Internet. Clinicians are often concerned regarding the accuracy, quality, and readability of web-based sites. METHODS: Online information relating to vestibular schwannoma was searched using the three most popular search engines...
September 6, 2017: Otology & Neurotology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885122/clinicopathological-variables-of-sporadic-schwannomas-of-peripheral-nerve-in-291-patients-and-expression-of-biologically-relevant-markers
#17
Eric D Young, Davis Ingram, William Metcalf-Doetsch, Dilshad Khan, Ghadah Al Sannaa, Francois Le Loarer, Alexander J F Lazar, John Slopis, Keila E Torres, Dina Lev, Raphael E Pollock, Ian E McCutcheon
OBJECTIVE While sporadic peripheral schwannomas (SPSs) are generally well treated with surgery, their biology is not well understood. Consequently, treatment options are limited. The aim of this study was to provide a comprehensive description of SPS. The authors describe clinicopathological features and treatment outcomes of patients harboring these tumors, and they assess expression of biomarkers using a clinically annotated tissue microarray. Together, these data give new insight into the biology and management of SPS...
September 8, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28882713/a-systematic-review-of-radiosurgery-versus-surgery-for-neurofibromatosis-type-2-vestibular-schwannomas
#18
REVIEW
Lawrance K Chung, Thien P Nguyen, John P Sheppard, Carlito Lagman, Stephen Tenn, Percy Lee, Tania Kaprealian, Robert Chin, Quinton Gopen, Isaac Yang
OBJECTIVE: Neurofibromatosis type 2 (NF2) is an autosomal dominant disease characterized by bilateral vestibular schwannomas (VS). NF2-associated VS (NF2-VS) are routinely treated with microsurgery; however, stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) has emerged as an effective alternative in recent decades. To better elucidate the role of SRS in NF2-VS, a systematic review of the literature was conducted to compare outcomes of SRS versus surgery. METHODS: PubMed, Web of Science, Scopus, Embase, and Cochrane databases were queried using relevant search terms...
September 4, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28879895/perfusion-mr-imaging-of-enhancing-brain-tumors-comparison-of-arterial-spin-labeling-technique-with-dynamic-susceptibility-contrast-technique
#19
Neetu Soni, Devender Pal S Dhanota, Sunil Kumar, Awadhesh K Jaiswal, Arun K Srivastava
OBJECTIVE: Arterial spin labeling (ASL) magnetic resonance (MR) perfusion is a noninvasive and repeatable method for quantitatively measuring cerebral blood flow (CBF). This study aims to compare measurements of ASL-derived CBF with dynamic susceptibility contrast (DSC) MRI in the assessment of enhancing brain tumors (primary and metastatic), with an aim to use ASL as an alternative to DSC. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Thirty patients with newly diagnosed brain tumors (16 meningiomas, 6 gliomas, 3 metastases, 2 cerebellopontine angle schwannoma, 1 central neurocytoma, and 2 low-grade gliomas) were examined using a 3T MR scanner...
September 2017: Neurology India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28879582/-vestibular-schwannoma-part%C3%A2-2
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EDITORIAL
S K Plontke, D Eßer, S Rosahl
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2017: HNO
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