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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324135/-episodic-central-hypopnea-and-hypotension-caused-by-bleeding-into-a%C3%A2-craniocervical-ependymoma
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F S Ismail, U Schlegel, A Kowoll, S Skodda
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 21, 2017: Der Nervenarzt
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323689/intradural-intramedullary-cervicothoracic-tumor-with-long-segmental-localization-a-case-report-with-step-by-step-surgical-treatment-strategy-with-neuromonitorization
#2
Askin E Hasturk, Teoman Etikcan, Suat Canbay
Ependymomas are the most common gliomas of the conus and lower cord, with the cervical cord being the second most common location. These tumors can extend upward 3-4 vertebra, and some ependymomas can extend up over 15 segments. Depending on many factors, such as tumor size, lateralization, kyphotic deformity, and lordosis state, there are several posterior surgical options, including laminectomy, laminectomy and lateral mass screw-plate, and laminoplasty. In this study, we discuss a case of intradural intramedullary cervicothoracic ependymoma with long-segmental localization, as well as the general surgical principles of its excision with step-by-step demonstrative figures...
April 2017: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320419/cerebellar-ependymoma-with-overlapping-features-of-clear-cell-and-tanycytic-variants-mimicking-hemangioblastoma-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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Xiu-Peng Zhang, Yang Liu, Di Zhang, Qin Zheng, Chen Wang, Liang Wang, Qing-Chang Li, Xue-Shan Qiu, En-Hua Wang
BACKGROUND: Imaging and histology of clear-cell ependymoma and cerebellum-based hemangioblastoma are similar; distinguishing between them is a diagnostic challenge. CASE PRESENTATION: A 62-year-old Chinese woman presented with an intermittent headache of 8 years' duration. Computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging revealed a mass in the cerebellum. Neurological imaging suggested hemangioblastoma (HB). Histologically, the tumor included cellular and paucicellular areas, in which cells were arranged in nests or diffusely distributed; and a highly vascular area, in which tumor cells were arranged in clusters and separated by capillaries...
March 20, 2017: Diagnostic Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318880/highly-conformal-craniospinal-radiotherapy-techniques-can-underdose-the-cranial-clinical-target-volume-if-leptomeningeal-extension-through-skull-base-exit-foramina-is-not-contoured
#4
D J Noble, T Ajithkumar, J Lambert, I Gleeson, M V Williams, S J Jefferies
AIMS: Craniospinal irradiation (CSI) remains a crucial treatment for patients with medulloblastoma. There is uncertainty about how to manage meningeal surfaces and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) that follows cranial nerves exiting skull base foramina. The purpose of this study was to assess plan quality and dose coverage of posterior cranial fossa foramina with both photon and proton therapy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We analysed the radiotherapy plans of seven patients treated with CSI for medulloblastoma and primitive neuro-ectodermal tumours and three with ependymoma (total n = 10)...
March 15, 2017: Clinical Oncology: a Journal of the Royal College of Radiologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296680/primitive-neuroectodermal-tumors-of-the-female-genital-tract-a-morphologic-immunohistochemical-and-molecular-study-of-19-cases
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Sarah Chiang, Matija Snuderl, Sakiko Kojiro-Sanada, Ariadna Quer Pi-Sunyer, Dean Daya, Tohru Hayashi, Luisanna Bosincu, Fumihiro Ogawa, Andrew E Rosenberg, Lars-Christian Horn, Lu Wang, A John Iafrate, Esther Oliva
Primary primitive neuroectodermal tumor (PNET) of the female genital tract is rare, and its proper classification remains unclear. The clinical, histologic, and immunophenotypic features as well as EWSR1 rearrangement status of 19 gynecologic PNETs, including 10 ovarian, 8 uterine, and 1 vulvar tumors, are herein reported. Patient age ranged from 12 to 68 years, with a median age of 20 and 51 years among those with ovarian and uterine PNETs, respectively. Morphologic features of central nervous system (CNS) tumors were seen in 15 PNETs, including 9 medulloblastomas, 3 ependymomas, 2 medulloepitheliomas, and 1 glioblastoma, consistent with central PNET...
March 14, 2017: American Journal of Surgical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292958/molecular-mechanisms-and-therapeutic-targets-in-pediatric-brain-tumors
#6
REVIEW
Kun-Wei Liu, Kristian W Pajtler, Barbara C Worst, Stefan M Pfister, Robert J Wechsler-Reya
Brain tumors are among the leading causes of cancer-related deaths in children. Although surgery, aggressive radiation, and chemotherapy have improved outcomes, many patients still die of their disease. Moreover, those who survive often suffer devastating long-term side effects from the therapies. A greater understanding of the molecular underpinnings of these diseases will drive the development of new therapeutic approaches. Advances in genomics and epigenomics have provided unprecedented insight into the molecular diversity of these diseases and, in several cases, have revealed key genes and signaling pathways that drive tumor growth...
March 14, 2017: Science Signaling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291216/-intramedullary-spinal-cord-tumors-and-neurofibromatosis
#7
Yu V Kushel', Yu D Belova, A R Tekoev
The article addresses the issue of a combination and relationship between intramedullary spinal cord tumors (IMSCTs) and neurofibromatosis (NF). AIM: To study, based on large clinical material, features of the prevalence and biological nature of intramedullary spinal cord tumors in neurofibromatosis patients in different age groups. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We analyzed the data of the largest series of patients from all age groups who underwent surgery for spinal cord intramedullary tumors (541 patients; 586 surgeries; age, 2 months to 72 years)...
2017: Zhurnal Voprosy Neĭrokhirurgii Imeni N. N. Burdenko
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286687/lipomatous-extensively-vacuolated-ependymoma-with-signet-ring-cell-like-appearance-analysis-of-a-case-with-extensive-literature-review
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Miguel Fdo Salazar, Martha Lilia Tena-Suck, Alma Ortiz-Plata, Citlaltepetl Salinas-Lara, Daniel Rembao-Bojórquez
"Lipomatous" and "extensively vacuolated" are descriptive captions that have been used to portray a curious subset of ependymomas distinctively bearing cells with a large vacuole pushing the nucleus to the periphery and, thus, simulating a signet-ring cell appearance. Here, we would like to report the first ependymoma of this kind in a Latin American institution. A 16-year-old boy experienced cephalea during three months. Magnetic resonance imaging scans showed a left paraventricular tumour which corresponded to anaplastic ependymoma...
2017: Case Reports in Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28267208/progression-free-survival-of-children-with-localized-ependymoma-treated-with-intensity-modulated-radiation-therapy-or-proton-beam-radiation-therapy
#9
Mariko Sato, Jillian R Gunther, Anita Mahajan, Eunji Jo, Arnold C Paulino, Adekunle M Adesina, Jeremy Y Jones, Leena M Ketonen, Jack M Su, M Fatih Okcu, Soumen Khatua, Robert C Dauser, William E Whitehead, Jeffrey Weinberg, Murali M Chintagumpala
BACKGROUND: The treatment for childhood intracranial ependymoma includes maximal surgical resection followed by involved-field radiotherapy, commonly in the form of intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT). Proton-beam radiation therapy (PRT) is used at some centers in an effort to decrease long-term toxicity. Although protons have the theoretical advantage of a minimal exit dose to the surrounding uninvolved brain tissue, it is unknown whether they have the same efficacy as photons in preventing local recurrence...
March 7, 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28242994/-drop-metastases-from-an-operated-case-of-intracranial-anaplastic-ependymoma-identified-on-fluoro-2-deoxyglucose-positron-emission-tomography-computed-tomography
#10
Piyush Chandra, Nilendu Purandare, Sneha Shah, Archi Agrawal, Venkatesh Rangarajan
The seeding of tumor through cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) from primary intracranial tumors is very rare, often goes undetected, and is usually identified only on autopsy. CSF cytology along with magnetic resonance imaging constitutes the standard approach of diagnosing this grave condition. Use of fluoro-2-deoxyglucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) in indentifying spinal metastases from primary intracranial malignancies is very limited and has been reported in patients with metastatic glioblastoma multiforme and medulloblastomas...
January 2017: Indian Journal of Nuclear Medicine: IJNM: the Official Journal of the Society of Nuclear Medicine, India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237771/-primary-intramedullary-melanoma-case-report-and-literature-review
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Yislenz Narváez-Martínez, Napoleón de la Ossa, Raquel López-Martos, Carlos Cohn-Reinoso, Marina Castellví-Juan, Secundino Martin-Ferrer
A dark pigmented intramedullary mass is very rarely encountered in daily practice, and poses a diagnostic challenge. Several entities have to be considered, including melanin-containing tumours (melanotic ependymoma and melanotic schwannoma) and melanocyte-containing tumours (melanocytoma, primary melanoma and melanoma metastases). The case is presented of a 47 year-old male with a pigmented intramedullary tumour located at T7-T8 level. Magnetic resonance images (MRI) revealed a tumour with hyperintensity on T1 and hypointensity on T2...
February 22, 2017: Neurocirugía
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228863/medulloblastoma-and-ependymoma-cells-display-increased-levels-of-5-carboxylcytosine-and-elevated-tet1-expression
#12
Ashley Ramsawhook, Lara Lewis, Beth Coyle, Alexey Ruzov
BACKGROUND: Alteration of DNA methylation (5-methylcytosine, 5mC) patterns represents one of the causes of tumorigenesis and cancer progression. Tet proteins can oxidise 5mC to 5-hydroxymethylcytosine (5hmC), 5-formylcytosine and 5-carboxylcytosine (5caC). Although the roles of these oxidised forms of 5mC (oxi-mCs) in cancer pathogenesis are still largely unknown, there are indications that they may be involved in the mechanisms of malignant transformation. Thus, reduction of 5hmC content represents an epigenetic hallmark of human tumours, and according to our recent report, 5caC is enriched in a proportion of breast cancers and gliomas...
2017: Clinical Epigenetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228150/a-comparative-study-of-dose-distribution-of-pbt-3d-crt-and-imrt-for-pediatric-brain-tumors
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Daichi Takizawa, Masashi Mizumoto, Tetsuya Yamamoto, Yoshiko Oshiro, Hiroko Fukushima, Takashi Fukushima, Toshiyuki Terunuma, Toshiyuki Okumura, Koji Tsuboi, Hideyuki Sakurai
INTRODUCTION: It was reported that proton beam therapy (PBT) reduced the normal brain dose compared with X-ray therapy for pediatric brain tumors. We considered whether there was not the condition that PBT was more disadvantageous than intensity modulated photon radiotherapy (IMRT) and 3D conventional radiotherapy (3D-CRT) for treatment of pediatric brain tumors about the dose reduction for the normal brain when the tumor location or tumor size were different. METHODS: The subjects were 12 patients treated with PBT at our institute, including 6 cases of ependymoma treated by local irradiation and 6 cases of germinoma treated by irradiation of all four cerebral ventricles...
February 22, 2017: Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219020/anthropometrics-at-birth-and-risk-of-a-primary-central-nervous-system-tumour-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#14
REVIEW
Marios K Georgakis, Eleni I Kalogirou, Athanasios Liaskas, Maria A Karalexi, Paraskevi Papathoma, Kyriaki Ladopoulou, Maria Kantzanou, Georgios Tsivgoulis, Eleni Th Petridou
BACKGROUND: The aetiology of primary central nervous system (CNS) tumours remains largely unknown, but their childhood peak points to perinatal parameters as tentative risk factors. In this meta-analysis, we opted to quantitatively synthesise published evidence on the association between birth anthropometrics and risk of primary CNS tumour. METHODS: Eligible studies were identified via systematic literature review; random-effects meta-analyses were conducted for the effect of birth weight and size-for-gestational-age on childhood and adult primary CNS tumours; subgroup, sensitivity, meta-regression and dose-response by birth weight category analyses were also performed...
February 17, 2017: European Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218953/glial-papillary-tumour-of-the-spinal-cord-with-smarcb1-ini1-loss-and-favourable-long-term-outcome
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Martin Hasselblatt, Anastasia Dewi Kurniawan, Stephanie Rozsnoki, Pascal D Johann, Susanne Bens, Florian Oyen, Reinhard Schneppenheim, Reiner Siebert, David Capper, Marcel Kool, Christoph Schul, Werner Paulus
Rhabdoid phenotype and biallelic mutations of the SMARCB1 gene causing loss of SMARCB1/INI1 protein expression are the hallmark of atypical teratoid/rhabdoid tumour (AT/RT), a highly malignant central nervous system tumour mainly affecting infants [1]. Loss of SMARCB1/INI1 protein expression has also been described in a variety of other rhabdoid and non-rhabdoid tumour entities including cribriform neuroepithelial tumour (CRINET) [2], poorly differentiated chordoma [3] as well as rhabdoid peripheral nerve sheath tumour [4] and familial schwannomatosis [5]...
February 20, 2017: Neuropathology and Applied Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217890/cerebellar-hemangioblastoma-with-perivascular-pseudorosette-formation-and-glial-differentiation-a-case-report
#16
Jian Wang, Xu-Yong Lin, Xue-Shan Qiu, En-Hua Wang, Lian-He Yang, Juan-Han Yu
Hemangioblastoma is a well-circumscribed, highly vascular, lipid-rich and low-grade tumor of uncertain histogenesis. Its histopathological features have been well established. Herein, we present a case of cerebellar hemangioblastoma in a 43-year-old woman. Histologically, the tumor was predominantly composed of cellular areas showing eosinophilic or vacuolated stromal cells arranged in nests and sheets. Focally, conventional reticular areas could be seen. Additionally, in some areas, the stromal cells were arranged radially around blood vessels, exhibiting perivascular pseudorosette structures, which were similar mostly to those of ependymomas...
August 24, 2016: Neuropathology: Official Journal of the Japanese Society of Neuropathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217393/rare-association-of-secondary-superficial-siderosis-caused-by-a-fourth-ventricle-hemorrhagic-ependymoma-mimicking-a-cavernoma-case-report-and-literature-review
#17
Eduardo E Espinosa Rodríguez, Rodrigo Carrasco Moro, Juan S Martínez San Millán, Héctor G Pian Arias
BACKGROUND: The association of a hemorrhagic tumor with secondary superficial siderosis (SS) is a relatively rare although well described phenomenon. CASE DESCRIPTION: We present the case report of a 35-year-old male with a history of drowsiness, hypoacusia, drop attacks, and multidirectional nystagmus during the last 2 months, who presented with acute obstructive hydrocephalus caused by a fourth ventricle mass displaying radiological signs of repeated intra and extratumoral hemorrhage with SS...
2017: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217156/extra-axial-giant-falcine-ependymoma-with-ultra-rapid-growth-in-child-uncommon-entity-with-literature-review
#18
Guru Dutta Satyarthee, Luis Rafael Moscote-Salazar
Ependymoma tends to occur commonly along either on ventricular surfaces of the brain or central canal of the spinal cord. Rarely, ependymoma can develop in the cerebral cortex without attachment to the ventricular structures. However, such occurrence in the purely extra-axial compartment in the falcine region mimicking falcine meningioma is exceedingly rare. The detailed search of primary falcine ependymoma (PEFE) in Medline and PubMed yielded only five isolated case reports. All cases occurred in patient older than 17 years of age; however, our case was a 9-year-old girl...
October 2016: Journal of Pediatric Neurosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216208/a-rare-case-of-pediatric-lumbar-spinal-ependymoma-mimicking-meningitis
#19
Ezeali Mike Ekuma, Kiyoshi Ito, Akihiro Chiba, Yosuke Hara, Kohei Kanaya, Tetsuyoshi Horiuchi, Samuel Ohaegbulam, Kazuhiro Hongo
Spontaneous acute subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) from lumbar ependymoma in children is rare. We report a case of a14-year-old boy who developed sudden radicular low back pain while playing baseball. He was initially managed conservatively in a local hospital for suspected lumbar disc herniation, but later developed meningeal symptoms and fever before being referred to our hospital. There he underwent a diagnostic lumbar puncture in the emergency room; his cerebrospinal fluid suggested an SAH. Physical examination showed meningeal signs and cauda equina features...
February 12, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213194/subcortical-mapping-using-an-electrified-cusa-in-pediatric-supratentorial-surgery
#20
Jonathan Roth, Akiva Korn, Yifat Bitan-Talmor, Rivka Kaufman, Margaret Ekstein, Shlomi Constantini
BACKGROUND: Intraoperative electrophysiology is increasingly used for various lesion resections, both in adult and pediatric brain surgery. Subcortical mapping is often used in adult surgery when lesions lie in proximity to the corticospinal tract (CST). We describe a novel technique of continuous subcortical mapping using an electrified Cavitron UltraSonic Aspirator (CUSA) in children with supratentorial lesions. METHODS: We evaluated the method of subcortical mapping using a CUSA as a stimulation probe...
February 14, 2017: World Neurosurgery
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