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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089483/patterns-of-failure-after-radiotherapy-for-pediatric-patients-with-intracranial-ependymoma
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Fatima Tensaouti, Anne Ducassou, Léonor Chaltiel, Stéphanie Bolle, Xavier Muracciole, Bernard Coche-Dequeant, Claire Alapetite, Valérie Bernier, Line Claude, Stéphane Supiot, Aymeri Huchet, Christine Kerr, Elisabeth le Prisé, Anne Laprie
PURPOSE: To investigate the patterns of failure after radiotherapy for pediatric intracranial ependymoma and their correlation with dose parameters. METHODS: Between 2000 and 2013, 206 patients were treated in France. MRI scans at relapse were registered to the original planning CTs for topographic analysis of failure patterns. To compare relapse patients (RP) with non relapse patients (NRP), several dose parameters were derived from dose volume histograms. RESULTS: Over a median follow-up of 53...
January 12, 2017: Radiotherapy and Oncology: Journal of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088216/immunohistochemical-features-of-giant-cell-ependymoma-of-the-filum-terminale-with-unusual-clinical-and-radiological-presentation
#2
Fernando Candanedo-Gonzalez, Cindy Sharon Ortiz-Arce, Samuel Rosales-Perez, Ana Lilia Remirez-Castellanos, Candelaria Cordova-Uscanga, Armando Gamboa-Dominguez
BACKGROUND: Giant cell ependymoma of the filum terminale is a rare variant, generally manifested as a well-circunscribed intradural mass with an indolent biological behavior. CASE PRESENTATION: We describe the case of a 48-year-old Mexican female who non-relevant past medical history, that developed a GCE of the filum terminale. Magnetic resonance imaging and computed tomography revealed the presence of an intra-axial tumor extending from L3 to L5 with extra-medullary invasion...
January 14, 2017: Diagnostic Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28059629/extra-axial-ependymoma-of-the-cerebral-convexity-a-very-rare-intracranial-adult-tumor
#3
Soufiane Berhili, Abdellah Aissa, Selma Kadiri, Nadia Cherradi, Sanae El Majjaoui, Hanan El Kacemi, Tayeb Kebdani, Noureddine Benjaafar
Background Ependymomas are rare adult tumors that originate from the ventricular system or the ependymal surface of the central canal. Extra-axial supratentorial ependymomas are extremely rare, and only five cases have been reported to date in the English literature. Case presentation A 46-year-old previously healthy male presented with a gradual painless loss of vision in the right eye. Cerebral MRI showed a right parietal-occipital lesion resembling an atypical meningioma. Surgical resection was performed, and immunohistochemical staining results concluded that it was a very uncommon location of a grade 3 ependymoma...
January 1, 2017: Neuroradiology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048899/we-fg-202-09-voxel-level-analysis-of-adverse-treatment-response-in-pediatric-patients-treated-for-ependymoma-with-passive-scattering-proton-therapy
#4
C Peeler, D Mirkovic, U Titt, D Grosshans, R Mohan
PURPOSE: We identified patients treated for ependymoma with passive scattering proton therapy who subsequently developed treatment-related imaging changes on MRI. We sought to determine if there is any spatial correlation between imaged response, dose, and LET. METHODS: A group of 14 patients treated for ependymoma were identified as having post-treatment MR imaging changes observable as T2-FLAIR hyperintensity with or without enhancement on T1 post-contrast sequences...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048662/su-f-t-206-proton-treatment-techniques-for-posterior-fossa-tumors-consequences-for-let-and-dose-volume-parameters-for-the-brainstem-and-organs-at-risk
#5
D Giantsoudi, J Adams, S MacDonald, H Paganetti
PURPOSE: In proton radiation therapy of posterior fossa tumors, to spare other sensitive structures, the preferred beam geometry results in placing the treatment field distal edge within or just beyond the brainstem, including in at least partially in the treatment volume. Concerns for brainstem toxicity are increased and a controversy exists as to weather the beam's distal edge should be placed within the brainstem or beyond it, to avoid elevated linear energy transfer (LET) and relative biological effectiveness (RBE) within the brainstem...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048024/su-f-t-116-predicting-iq-and-the-risk-of-hearing-loss-following-proton-versus-photon-radiotherapy-for-pediatric-brain-tumor-patients
#6
D Fortin, A Ng, D Tsang, M Sharpe, N Laperriere, D Hodgson
PURPOSE: The increased sparing of normal tissues in intensity modulated proton therapy (IMPT) compared to photon intensity modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) in brain tumor treatments should translate into improved neurocognitive outcomes. Models were used to estimate the intelligence quotient (IQ) and the risk of hearing loss 5 years post radiotherapy and to compare outcomes of proton against photon in pediatric brain tumors. METHODS: Patients who had received radical IMRT were randomly selected from our retrospective database: 10 cases each of craniopharyngioma, ependymoma and medulloblastoma, and 20 cases of glioma...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28041317/stereotactic-radiosurgery-for-intradural-spine-tumors-using-cone-beam-ct-image-guidance
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Andrés Monserrate, Benjamin Zussman, Alp Ozpinar, Ajay Niranjan, John C Flickinger, Peter C Gerszten
OBJECTIVE Cone-beam CT (CBCT) image guidance technology has been widely adopted for spine radiosurgery delivery. There is relatively little experience with spine radiosurgery for intradural tumors using CBCT image guidance. This study prospectively evaluated a series of intradural spine tumors treated with radiosurgery. Patient setup accuracy for spine radiosurgery delivery using CBCT image guidance for intradural spine tumors was determined. METHODS Eighty-two patients with intradural tumors were treated and prospectively evaluated...
January 2017: Neurosurgical Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040793/tert-promoter-mutations-but-not-the-alternative-lengthening-of-telomeres-phenotype-are-present-in-a-subset-of-ependymomas-and-are-associated-with-adult-onset-and-progression-to-ependymosarcoma
#8
Fabienne Brügger, Matthias S Dettmer, Maja Neuenschwander, Aurel Perren, Ilaria Marinoni, Ekkehard Hewer
Genetic signatures related to telomere maintenance have emerged as powerful classifiers among CNS tumors. These include the alternative lengthening of telomeres (ALT) phenotype associated with mutations in the ATRX and DAXX genes and recurrent point mutations in the TERT gene promoter. We investigated a patient cohort covering the entire spectrum of childhood and adult ependymomas (n = 128), including subependymomas and myxopapillary ependymomas, for the presence of TERT promoter mutations, for loss of ATRX or DAXX expression by immunohistochemistry (as surrogates as underlying gene mutations), and for the ALT phenotype by fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH)...
December 31, 2016: Journal of Neuropathology and Experimental Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040529/primary-seeding-of-a-myxopapillary-ependymoma-is-it-a-different-disease-in-an-adult-population-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#9
Nickalus R Khan, Matthew VanLandingham, Thomas O'Brien, Frederick A Boop, Kenan Arnautović
Myxopapillary ependymoma (MPE) is a slow-growing tumor occurring most often in adults. It originates from the filum terminale in the area of the conus medullaris and cauda equina, and is considered a benign lesion. Despite this classification, however, recurrence after both partial and gross total resection is well known. In the pediatric population, primary MPE seeding is well documented and treated through gross total resection, followed by irradiation. In adults, however, primary MPE seeding is not recognized...
December 28, 2016: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039568/erratum-to-surgical-resection-of-fourth-ventricular-ependymomas-case-series-and-technical-nuances
#10
Ethan A Winkler, Harjus Birk, Michael Safaee, John K Yue, John F Burke, Jennifer A Viner, Melike Pekmezci, Arie Perry, Manish K Aghi, Mitchel S Berger, Michael W McDermott
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 30, 2016: Journal of Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28035748/a-phase-i-study-of-perifosine-with-temsirolimus-for-recurrent-pediatric-solid-tumors
#11
Oren J Becher, Stephen W Gilheeney, Yasmin Khakoo, David C Lyden, Sofia Haque, Kevin C De Braganca, Jill M Kolesar, Jason T Huse, Shakeel Modak, Leonard H Wexler, Kim Kramer, Ivan Spasojevic, Ira J Dunkel
BACKGROUND: The PI3K/AKT/mTOR pathway is aberrantly activated in many pediatric solid tumors including gliomas and medulloblastomas. Preclinical data in a pediatric glioma model demonstrated that the combination of perifosine (AKT inhibitor) and temsirolimus (mTOR inhibitor) is more potent at inhibiting the axis than either agent alone. We conducted this study to assess pharmacokinetics and identify the maximum tolerated dose for the combination. PROCEDURE: We performed a standard 3+3 phase I, open-label, dose-escalation study in patients with recurrent/refractory pediatric solid tumors...
December 30, 2016: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28029275/oligodendroglial-cell-proliferation-arising-in-an-ovarian-mature-cystic-teratoma-clinicopathological-inmunohistochemical-and-ultrastructural-study-of-a-case-that-may-represent-an-oligodendroglioma
#12
Mónica Lizzette Serrano-Arévalo, Leonardo Saúl Lino-Silva, Hugo Ricardo Domínguez Malagón
Ovarian mature cystic teratoma (OMCT) is an ovarian benign neoplasm with excellent prognosis presenting components of the three germinal layers. However, transformation into a malignant neoplasm is a rare event (so-called somatic transformation). In most of the cases, the malignant component expresses as epidermoid carcinoma, but occasionally central nervous system tumors occur. Some of the previously reported tumors are astrocytoma, glioblastoma, and ependymoma. Somatic transformation of OMCT into an oligodendroglioma is exceptional...
December 28, 2016: Ultrastructural Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28019107/gross-total-resection-rates-of-grade-ii-iii-intramedullary-ependymomas-using-the-surgical-strategy-of-en-bloc-resection-without-intra-operative-neurophysiological-monitoring
#13
Kieron J Sweeney, Matt Reynolds, Michael Farrell, Ciaran Bolger
INTRODUCTION: Grade II and III intramedullary ependymomas [IME] are circumscribed with a plane of cleavage that should facilitate high gross total resection rates (GTR). Gross total resection of grade II/III IME is superior to subtotal resection (STR) and radiotherapy (RTx) for progression-free and overall survival. We sought to compare our GTR with other series that have utilised standard intraoperative monitoring techniques and we explored factors that may influence rates of resection...
December 25, 2016: British Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27997705/magnetic-resonance-imaging-features-of-intraventricular-ependymomas-in-five-cats
#14
Antonia DeJesus, Eli B Cohen, Evelyn Galban, Jantra Ngosuwan Suran
Intraventricular ependymoma is a rare type of feline intracranial neoplasia and published information on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) characteristics is currently lacking. The purpose of this retrospective case series study was to describe the clinical and MRI characteristics of histopathologically confirmed intraventricular ependymomas in a group of cats. Five cats met inclusion criteria. In relation to normal gray matter, ependymomas appeared hyperintense on T2W, T2W-FLAIR, PD, and DW-EPI images; isointense on ADC images; and had subtle to strong contrast enhancement...
December 20, 2016: Veterinary Radiology & Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27986346/proton-treatment-techniques-for-posterior-fossa-tumors-consequences-for-linear-energy-transfer-and-dose-volume-parameters-for-the-brainstem-and-organs-at-risk
#15
Drosoula Giantsoudi, Judith Adams, Shannon M MacDonald, Harald Paganetti
PURPOSE: In proton therapy of posterior fossa tumors, at least partial inclusion of the brainstem in the target is necessary because of its proximity to the tumor and required margins. Additionally, the preferred beam geometry results in directing the field distal edge toward this critical structure, raising concerns for brainstem toxicity. Some treatment techniques place the beam's distal edge within the brainstem (dose-sparing techniques), and others avoid elevated linear energy transfer (LET) of the proton field by placing the distal edge beyond it (LET-sparing techniques)...
February 1, 2017: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27982762/the-response-of-spinal-cord-ependymomas-to-bevacizumab-in-patients-with-neurofibromatosis-type-2
#16
Katrina A Morris, Shazia K Afridi, D Gareth Evans, Anke E Hensiek, Martin G McCabe, Mark Kellett, Dorothy Halliday, Pieter M Pretorius, Allyson Parry
OBJECTIVE People with neurofibromatosis Type 2 (NF2) have a genetic predisposition to nervous system tumors. NF2-associated schwannomas stabilize or decrease in size in over half of the patients while they are receiving bevacizumab. NF2 patients treated with bevacizumab for rapidly growing schwannoma were retrospectively reviewed with regard to ependymoma prevalence and response to treatment. METHODS The records of 95 NF2 patients receiving bevacizumab were retrospectively reviewed with regard to spinal ependymoma prevalence and behavior...
December 16, 2016: Journal of Neurosurgery. Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27978508/targeted-next-generation-sequencing-of-pediatric-neuro-oncology-patients-improves-diagnosis-identifies-pathogenic-germline-mutations-and-directs-targeted-therapy
#17
Cassie N Kline, Nancy M Joseph, James P Grenert, Jessica van Ziffle, Eric Talevich, Courtney Onodera, Mariam Aboian, Soonmee Cha, David R Raleigh, Steve Braunstein, Joseph Torkildson, David Samuel, Michelle Bloomer, Alejandra G de Alba Campomanes, Anuradha Banerjee, Nicholas Butowski, Corey Raffel, Tarik Tihan, Andrew W Bollen, Joanna J Phillips, W Michael Korn, Iwei Yeh, Boris C Bastian, Nalin Gupta, Sabine Mueller, Arie Perry, Theodore Nicolaides, David A Solomon
BACKGROUND: Molecular profiling is revolutionizing cancer diagnostics and leading to personalized therapeutic approaches. Herein we describe our clinical experience performing targeted sequencing for 31 pediatric neuro-oncology patients. METHODS: We sequenced 510 cancer-associated genes from tumor and peripheral blood to identify germline and somatic mutations, structural variants, and copy number changes. RESULTS: Genomic profiling was performed on 31 patients with tumors including 11 high-grade gliomas, 8 medulloblastomas, 6 low-grade gliomas, 1 embryonal tumor with multilayered rosettes, 1 pineoblastoma, 1 uveal ganglioneuroma, 1 choroid plexus carcinoma, 1 chordoma, and 1 high-grade neuroepithelial tumor...
November 14, 2016: Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27966655/the-5-utr-variant-of-ercc5-fails-to-influence-outcomes-in-ovarian-and-lung-cancer-patients-undergoing-treatment-with-platinum-based-drugs
#18
Eliana Rulli, Federica Guffanti, Elisa Caiola, Monica Ganzinelli, Giovanna Damia, Marina C Garassino, Sheila Piva, Lorenzo Ceppi, Massimo Broggini, Mirko Marabese
The common polymorphic variant in the 5' untranslated region of the excision repair cross-complementation group 5 (ERCC5) gene was described to generate an upstream open reading frame that regulates both the basal ERCC5 expression and its ability to be synthesized following DNA damage. This variant was reported to affect response to platinum therapy in a cohort of patients with pediatric ependymoma. The role of this variant was investigated in two cohorts of cancer patients, specifically in non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients (N = 137) and in epithelial ovarian carcinoma (EOC) patients (N = 240), treated in first-line with platinum-based compounds...
December 14, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27958595/childhood-neurofibromatosis-type-2-nf2-and-related-disorders-from-bench-to-bedside-and-biologically-targeted-therapies
#19
M Ruggieri, A D Praticò, A Serra, L Maiolino, S Cocuzza, P Di Mauro, L Licciardello, P Milone, G Privitera, G Belfiore, M Di Pietro, F Di Raimondo, A Romano, A Chiarenza, M Muglia, A Polizzi, D G Evans
Neurofibromatosis type 2 [NF2; MIM # 101000] is an autosomal dominant disorder characterised by the occurrence of vestibular schwannomas (VSs), schwannomas of other cranial, spinal and cutaneous nerves, cranial and spinal meningiomas and/or other central nervous system (CNS) tumours (e.g., ependymomas, astrocytomas). Additional features include early onset cataracts, optic nerve sheath meningiomas, retinal hamartomas, dermal schwannomas (i.e., NF2-plaques), and (few) café-au-lait spots. Clinically, NF2 children fall into two main groups: (1) congenital NF2 - with bilateral VSs detected as early as the first days to months of life, which can be stable/asymptomatic for one-two decades and suddenly progress; and (2) severe pre-pubertal (Wishart type) NF2- with multiple (and rapidly progressive) CNS tumours other-than-VS, which usually present first, years before VSs [vs...
October 2016: Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27915062/rosette-forming-glioneuronal-tumor-originating-from-the-spinal-cord-report-of-2-cases-and-literature-review
#20
Lian Duan, Yunkun Zhang, Weilun Fu, Sumin Geng
Rosette-forming glioneuronal tumor (RGNT) is a recently recognized and rarely encountered tumor occurring in the fourth ventricle. RGNT was first described as a new entity for the distinct clinicopathologic features by Komori et.al. in 2002. Histologically, it is composed of 2 distinct features: a glial component, resembling pilocytic astrocytoma, and a neurocytic component forming neurocytic rosettes and/or perivascular rosettes. We report 2 extremely rare cases of RGNT arising from the spinal cord, which were misdiagnosed as ependymoma and astrocytoma preoperatively...
November 30, 2016: World Neurosurgery
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