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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920872/anterior-and-posterior-suprasellar-extensions-of-a-symmetrical-trilobed-nonfunctional-giant-pituitary-adenoma-in-the-sagittal-plane-a-case-report-and-review-of-literature
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Rushabh M Vakharia, Roman Kremen, Ajit Vakharia, Obed Adarkwah, Gordon Anderson
INTRODUCTION: To the best of our knowledge, the presence of a trilobed nonfunctional giant pituitary adenoma has never been described before in the literature. These tumors present unique diagnostic and therapeutic challenges. Tumors of this etiology can be managed with pharmacologic treatment or aggressive surgical intervention. The following case illustrates an unique visual presentation of a giant pituitary adenoma. CASE PRESENTATION: We report the case of a 40-year-old Hispanic man who presented with new onset seizures...
December 2016: Radiology case reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27915334/intraventricular-tuberculoma-in-a-child-a-rare-location
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Deepashu Sachdeva, Ishu Bishnoi, Anita Jagetia, Lavlesh Rathore, Atul Agarwal, Vineeta Batra, Amandeep Kaur
Intracranial tuberculoma is an uncommon presentation of tuberculosis, and its occurrence in an intraventricular location is very rare. It is usually confused with glioma, parasitic cyst, and craniopharyngioma. Few case reports exist in the literature on this entity. We report a case of tuberculoma at the foramen of Monro in a 7-year-old child and review the literature in terms of diagnostic dilemma.
December 3, 2016: Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908738/unusual-and-rare-locations-for-craniopharyngiomas-clinical-significance-and-review-of-the-literature
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REVIEW
Brandon C Gabel, Daniel R Cleary, Joel R Martin, Usman Khan, Vivian Snyder, Hoi Sang U
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 28, 2016: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903178/worldwide-variance-in-the-potential-utilization-of-gamma-knife-radiosurgery
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Travis Hamilton, L Dade Lunsford
OBJECTIVE The role of Gamma Knife radiosurgery (GKRS) has expanded worldwide during the past 3 decades. The authors sought to evaluate whether experienced users vary in their estimate of its potential use. METHODS Sixty-six current Gamma Knife users from 24 countries responded to an electronic survey. They estimated the potential role of GKRS for benign and malignant tumors, vascular malformations, and functional disorders. These estimates were compared with published disease epidemiological statistics and the 2014 use reports provided by the Leksell Gamma Knife Society (16,750 cases)...
December 2016: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903128/postoperative-outcome-of-body-core-temperature-rhythm-and-sleep-wake-cycle-in-third-ventricle-craniopharyngiomas
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Matteo Zoli, Luisa Sambati, Laura Milanese, Matteo Foschi, Marco Faustini-Fustini, Gianluca Marucci, Dario de Biase, Giovanni Tallini, Annagrazia Cecere, Francesco Mignani, Carmelo Sturiale, Giorgio Frank, Ernesto Pasquini, Pietro Cortelli, Diego Mazzatenta, Federica Provini
OBJECTIVE One of the more serious risks in the treatment of third ventricle craniopharyngiomas is represented by hypothalamic damage. Recently, many papers have reported the expansion of the indications for the endoscopic endonasal approach (EEA) to be used for these tumors as well. The aim of this study was to assess the outcome of sleep-wake cycle and body core temperature (BCT), both depending on hypothalamic control, in patients affected by craniopharyngiomas involving the third ventricle that were surgically treated via an EEA...
December 2016: Neurosurgical Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903127/introduction-craniopharyngioma-current-and-emerging-treatment-modalities
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Fred G Barker, Rudolf Fahlbusch, Theodore H Schwartz, Jeffrey H Wisoff
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2016: Neurosurgical Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903126/potential-evolution-of-neurosurgical-treatment-paradigms-for-craniopharyngioma-based-on-genomic-and-transcriptomic-characteristics
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Leslie C Robinson, Sandro Santagata, Todd C Hankinson
The recent genomic and transcriptomic characterization of human craniopharyngiomas has provided important insights into the pathogenesis of these tumors and supports that these tumor types are distinct entities. Critically, the insights provided by these data offer the potential for the introduction of novel therapies and surgical treatment paradigms for these tumors, which are associated with high morbidity rates and morbid conditions. Mutations in the CTNNB1 gene are primary drivers of adamantinomatous craniopharyngioma (ACP) and lead to the accumulation of β-catenin protein in a subset of the nuclei within the neoplastic epithelium of these tumors...
December 2016: Neurosurgical Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903125/outcomes-in-transcranial-microsurgery-versus-extended-endoscopic-endonasal-approach-for-primary-resection-of-adult-craniopharyngiomas
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Todd J Wannemuehler, Kolin E Rubel, Benjamin K Hendricks, Jonathan Y Ting, Troy D Payner, Mitesh V Shah, Aaron A Cohen-Gadol
OBJECTIVE Craniopharyngiomas have historically been resected via transcranial microsurgery (TCM). In the last 2 decades, the extended endoscopic endonasal (transtuberculum) approach to these tumors has become more widely accepted, yet there remains controversy over which approach leads to better outcomes. The purpose of this study is to determine whether differences in outcomes were identified between TCM and extended endoscopic endonasal approaches (EEEAs) in adult patients undergoing primary resection of suprasellar craniopharyngiomas at a single institution...
December 2016: Neurosurgical Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903124/diagnosis-and-management-of-craniopharyngiomas-in-the-era-of-genomics-and-targeted-therapy
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Juan Carlos Martinez-Gutierrez, Megan R D'Andrea, Daniel P Cahill, Sandro Santagata, Fred G Barker, Priscilla K Brastianos
Craniopharyngiomas are rare intracranial neoplasms that pose clinical challenges due to their location adjacent to vital structures. The authors have previously shown high mutation rates of BRAF V600E in papillary craniopharyngioma and of CTNNB1 in adamantinomatous craniopharyngioma. These activating driver mutations are potential therapeutic targets, and the authors have recently reported a significant response to BRAF/MEK inhibition in a patient with multiply recurrent PCP. As these targetable mutations warrant prospective research, the authors will be conducting a national National Cancer Institute-sponsored multicenter clinical trial to investigate BRAF/MEK inhibition in the treatment of craniopharyngioma...
December 2016: Neurosurgical Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903123/drug-priming-enhances-radiosensitivity-of-adamantinomatous-craniopharyngioma-via-downregulation-of-survivin
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Christina Stache, Christiane Bils, Rudolf Fahlbusch, Jörg Flitsch, Michael Buchfelder, Harald Stefanits, Thomas Czech, Udo Gaipl, Benjamin Frey, Rolf Buslei, Annett Hölsken
OBJECTIVE In this study, the authors investigated the underlying mechanisms responsible for high tumor recurrence rates of adamantinomatous craniopharyngioma (ACP) after radiotherapy and developed new targeted treatment protocols to minimize recurrence. ACPs are characterized by the activation of the receptor tyrosine kinase epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR), known to mediate radioresistance in various tumor entities. The impact of tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) gefitinib or CUDC-101 on radiation-induced cell death and associated regulation of survivin gene expression was evaluated...
December 2016: Neurosurgical Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903122/management-and-outcome-of-recurrent-adult-craniopharyngiomas-an-analysis-of-42-cases-with-long-term-follow-up
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Mazda K Turel, Georgios Tsermoulas, Lior Gonen, George Klironomos, Joao Paulo Almeida, Gelareh Zadeh, Fred Gentili
OBJECTIVE The treatment of recurrent and residual craniopharyngiomas is challenging. In this study the authors describe their experience with these tumors and make recommendations on their management. METHODS The authors performed an observational study of adult patients (≥ 18 years) with recurrent or residual craniopharyngiomas that were managed at their tertiary center. Retrospective data were collected on demographics and clinical, imaging, and treatment characteristics from patients who had a minimum 2-year follow-up...
December 2016: Neurosurgical Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903121/craniopharyngioma-adherence-a-comprehensive-topographical-categorization-and-outcome-related-risk-stratification-model-based-on-the-methodical-examination-of-500-tumors
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Ruth Prieto, José María Pascual, Maria Rosdolsky, Inés Castro-Dufourny, Rodrigo Carrasco, Sewan Strauss, Laura Barrios
OBJECTIVE Craniopharyngioma (CP) adherence strongly influences the potential for achieving a radical and safe surgical treatment. However, this factor remains poorly addressed in the scientific literature. This study provides a rational, comprehensive description of CP adherence that can be used for the prediction of surgical risks associated with the removal of these challenging lesions. METHODS This study retrospectively analyzes the evidence provided in pathological, neuroradiological, and surgical CP reports concerning 3 components of the CP attachment: 1) the intracranial structures attached to the tumor; 2) the morphology of the adhesion; and 3) the adhesion strength...
December 2016: Neurosurgical Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903120/molecular-pathology-of-adamantinomatous-craniopharyngioma-review-and-opportunities-for-practice
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John Richard Apps, Juan Pedro Martinez-Barbera
Since the first identification of CTNNB1 mutations in adamantinomatous craniopharyngioma (ACP), much has been learned about the molecular pathways and processes that are disrupted in ACP pathogenesis. To date this understanding has not translated into tangible patient benefit. The recent development of novel techniques and a range of preclinical models now provides an opportunity to begin to support treatment decisions and develop new therapeutics based on molecular pathology. In this review the authors summarize many of the key findings and pathways implicated in ACP pathogenesis and discuss the challenges that need to be tackled to translate these basic science findings for the benefit of patients...
December 2016: Neurosurgical Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903119/the-learning-curve-in-endoscopic-endonasal-resection-of-craniopharyngiomas
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Varun R Kshettry, Hyunwoo Do, Khaled Elshazly, Christopher J Farrell, Gurston Nyquist, Marc Rosen, James J Evans
OBJECTIVE There is a paucity of literature regarding the learning curve associated with performing endoscopic endonasal cranial base surgery. The purpose of this study was to determine to what extent a learning curve might exist for endoscopic endonasal resection in cases of craniopharyngiomas. METHODS A retrospective review was performed for all endoscopic endonasal craniopharyngioma resections performed at Thomas Jefferson University from 2005 to 2015. To assess for a learning curve effect, patients were divided into an early cohort (2005-2009, n = 20) and a late cohort (2010-2015, n = 23)...
December 2016: Neurosurgical Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903118/frontal-dermoid-cyst-coexisting-with-suprasellar-craniopharyngioma-a-spectrum-of-ectodermally-derived-epithelial-lined-cystic-lesions
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Hussam Abou-Al-Shaar, Muhammad M Abd-El-Barr, Hasan A Zaidi, Eleanor Russell-Goldman, Rebecca D Folkerth, Edward R Laws, E Antonio Chiocca
There is a wide group of lesions that may exist in the sellar and suprasellar regions. Embryologically, there is varying evidence that many of these entities may in fact represent a continuum of pathology deriving from a common ectodermal origin. The authors report a case of a concomitant suprasellar craniopharyngioma invading the third ventricle with a concurrent frontal lobe cystic dermoid tumor. A 21-year-old man presented to the authors' service with a 3-day history of worsening headache, nausea, vomiting, and blurry vision...
December 2016: Neurosurgical Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903117/risk-factors-associated-with-the-surgical-management-of-craniopharyngiomas-in-pediatric-patients-analysis-of-1961-patients-from-a-national-registry-database
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Joshua Bakhsheshian, Diana L Jin, Ki-Eun Chang, Ben A Strickland, Dan A Donoho, Steven Cen, William J Mack, Frank Attenello, Eisha A Christian, Gabriel Zada
OBJECTIVE Patient demographic characteristics, hospital volume, and admission status have been shown to impact surgical outcomes of sellar region tumors in adults; however, the data available following the resection of craniopharyngiomas in the pediatric population remain limited. The authors sought to identify potential risk factors associated with outcomes following surgical management of pediatric craniopharyngiomas. METHODS The Nationwide Inpatient Sample database and Kids' Inpatient Database were analyzed to include admissions for pediatric patients (≤ 18 years) who underwent a transcranial or transsphenoidal craniotomy for resection of a craniopharyngioma...
December 2016: Neurosurgical Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903116/endoscopic-endonasal-versus-open-transcranial-resection-of-craniopharyngiomas-a-case-matched-single-institution-analysis
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Nelson Moussazadeh, Vishaal Prabhu, Evan D Bander, Ryan C Cusic, Apostolos John Tsiouris, Vijay K Anand, Theodore H Schwartz
OBJECTIVE The authors compared clinical and radiological outcomes after resection of midline craniopharyngiomas via an endoscopic endonasal approach (EEA) versus an open transcranial approach (TCA) at a single institution in a series in which the tumors were selected to be equally amenable to gross-total resection (GTR) with either approach. METHODS A single-institution retrospective review of previously untreated adult midline craniopharyngiomas was performed. Lesions were evaluated by 4 neurosurgeons blinded to the actual approach used to identify cases that were equally amenable to GTR using either an EEA or TCA...
December 2016: Neurosurgical Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903115/aggressive-surgery-based-on-an-anatomical-subclassification-of-craniopharyngiomas
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Hiroki Morisako, Takeo Goto, Hiroyuki Goto, Christian Aisse Bohoun, Samantha Tamrakar, Kenji Ohata
OBJECTIVE Craniopharyngiomas remain a particularly formidable challenge in the neurosurgical field. Because these lesions involve the hypothalamus and ophthalmological systems, their resection is associated with either higher rates of mortality and recurrence or a lower rate of radical resection. The authors report the outcomes of aggressive surgeries based on an anatomical subclassification of craniopharyngiomas. METHODS Clinical and ophthalmological examinations, imaging studies, endocrinological studies, neuropsychological function, and surgical complications in all patients who had undergone microsurgical resection for craniopharyngioma at Osaka City University hospital between January 2000 and December 2014 were retrospectively reviewed through the medical records...
December 2016: Neurosurgical Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903114/a-quantitative-analysis-of-craniopharyngioma-cyst-expansion-during-and-after-radiation-therapy-and-surgical-implications
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Kelly Lamiman, Kenneth K Wong, Benita Tamrazi, Jason D Nosrati, Arthur Olch, Eric L Chang, Erin N Kiehna
OBJECTIVE When complete resection of craniopharyngioma is not achievable or the sequelae are prohibitive, limited surgery and radiation therapy have demonstrated excellent local disease control while minimizing treatment-related sequelae. When residual tissue exists, there is a propensity for further cyst development and expansion during and after radiation therapy. This can result in obstructive hydrocephalus, visual changes, and/or clinical decline. The authors present a quantitative analysis of cyst expansion during and after radiotherapy and examine how it affected subsequent management...
December 2016: Neurosurgical Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903113/microscopic-versus-endoscopic-approaches-for-craniopharyngiomas-choosing-the-optimal-surgical-corridor-for-maximizing-extent-of-resection-and-complication-avoidance-using-a-personalized-tailored-approach
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James K Liu, Ilesha A Sevak, Peter W Carmel, Jean Anderson Eloy
Resection remains the mainstay of treatment for craniopharyngiomas with the goal of radical resection, if safely possible, to minimize the rate of recurrence. Endoscopic endonasal and microscopic transcranial surgical approaches have both become standard methods for the treatment for craniopharyngiomas. However, the approach selection paradigm for craniopharyngiomas is still a point of discussion. Choosing the optimal surgical approach can play a significant role in maximizing the extent of resection and surgical outcome while minimizing the risks of potential complications...
December 2016: Neurosurgical Focus
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