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Supratentorial tumor

Michael E Ivan, Roberto Jose Diaz, Michael H Berger, Gregory W Basil, David A Osiason, Thomas Plate, Amanda Wallo, Ricardo J Komotar
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Magnetic resonance-guided laser-induced thermotherapy (MR-LITT) is a minimally invasive technique that shows promise in neuro-oncology due to its superiority in delivering precise minimally invasive thermal energy with minimal collateral damage. In this analysis we investigate initial data on MR-LITT's effect on dural based lesions. METHODS: Five patients were identified with dural based lesions (4 meningiomas, 1 solitary fibrous tumor) with clear evidence of radiological progression...
October 17, 2016: World Neurosurgery
Linsen Mu, Yongzhi Wang, Yonggang Wang, Hongbo Zhang, Dewei Shang, Fuqiang Tan, Yan Li, Xuzhu Chen
INTRODUCTION: Toll-like receptor 9(TLR9) is a key immunotherapy target for glioblastoma (GBM). This study explored the correlation of TLR9 expression with tumor location and survival outcomes in patients with supratentorial GBM. METHODS: We retrospectively identified 46 patients with supratentorial GBMs and divided them into those with high (TRL9(High)) and low TLR9 (TRL9(Low)) levels. The two groups were compared by patients' ages, sex, preoperative Karnofsky Performance Score (KPS), resection extent, tumor location, progression-free survival (PFS) and overall survival (OS)...
October 12, 2016: World Neurosurgery
Marios K Georgakis, Maria A Karalexi, Eleni I Kalogirou, Anton Ryzhov, Anna Zborovskaya, Nadya Dimitrova, Sultan Eser, Luis Antunes, Mario Sekerija, Tina Zagar, Joana Bastos, Domenic Agius, Margareta Florea, Daniela Coza, Evdoxia Bouka, Charis Bourgioti, Helen Dana, Emmanuel Hatzipantelis, Maria Moschovi, Savvas Papadopoulos, Georgios Sfakianos, Evgenia Papakonstantinou, Sophia Polychronopoulou, Spyros Sgouros, Kalliopi Stefanaki, Eftichia Stiakaki, Katerina Strantzia, Basilios Zountsas, Apostolos Pourtsidis, Eustratios Patsouris, Eleni Th Petridou
Pilocytic astrocytomas (PA) comprise the most common childhood central nervous system (CNS) tumor. Exploiting registry-based data from Southern and Eastern Europe (SEE) and SEER, US, we opted to examine incidence, time trends, survival and tentative outcome disparities of childhood PA by sociodemographic and clinical features. Childhood PA were retrieved from 12 SEE registries (N = 552; 1983-2014) and SEER (N = 2723; 1973-2012). Age-standardized incidence rates (ASR) were estimated and survival was examined via Kaplan-Meier and Cox regression analysis...
October 14, 2016: Journal of Neuro-oncology
Young-Bem Se, Dong Gyu Kim, Sung Kwon Kim, Jin Wook Kim, Yong Hwy Kim, Chul-Kee Park, Hyun-Tai Chung, Sun-Ha Paek
BACKGROUND: Supratentorial primitive neuroectodermal tumors (PNETs) are highly malignant and rare tumors of the central nervous system. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to determine the role of Gamma Knife surgery (GKS) as a salvage treatment option for patients with recurrent or residual supratentorial PNETs. METHODS: Between 1998 and 2014, 11 patients with supratentorial PNETs were retrospectively analyzed. This series consisted of 7 male and 4 female patients...
October 8, 2016: Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery
Alaa Samkari, Faris Alzahrani, Abeer Almehdar, Hussein Algahtani
Desmoplastic infantile astrocytoma (DIA) is a rare, supratentorial, dural-based, large cystic tumor that usually arises in the first 24 months of life. However, non-infantile cases were also reported in the literature. Desmoplastic infantile astrocytoma and desmoplastic infantile ganglioglioma (DIG) are both classified as grade I astrocytoma by the World Health Organization (WHO). Grossly, DIA/DIG are large tumors composed of solid and cystic portions. Although large in nature, they are slow-growing tumors, with good prognosis after complete surgical removal, and rarely require a chemotherapy or radiotherapy...
September 26, 2016: Clinical Neuropathology
Andrew Neal, Andrew Morokoff, Terence John O'Brien, Patrick Kwan
OBJECTIVE: The patterns of postoperative seizure control and response to antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) in tumor-associated epilepsy (TAE) are poorly understood. We aim to document these characteristics in patients with supratentorial gliomas. METHODS: This was a retrospective analysis of 186 patients with supratentorial gliomas. Seizure patterns were classified into four groups: A, no postoperative seizure; B, early postoperative seizure control within 6 months; C, fluctuating seizure control; and D, never seizure-free...
September 26, 2016: Epilepsia
D Chieffo, Gianpiero Tamburrini, P Frassanito, V Arcangeli, M Caldarelli, C Di Rocco
OBJECTIVE: The objective of the present study was to retrospectively evaluate the relationship between tumor grading and a selective evaluation of neurocognitive and behavioral functions in children with supratentorial hemispheric brain tumors. METHODS: Children admitted with a diagnosis of supratentorial hemispheric tumors involving the cerebral hemispheres or the thalamus at the Pediatric Neurosurgery Unit of the Catholic University of Rome between January 2008 and January 2014 were considered for the present study...
October 2016: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
F Bianchi, G Tamburrini, L Massimi, M Caldarelli
OBJECT: Desmoplastic infantile gangliogliomas (DIGs) and desmoplastic infantile astrocytomas (DIAs) are tumors typical of the infantile age. A large size, with a mixed solid and cystic component, clinical presentation with progressing signs of increased intracranial pressure, a prominent benign desmoplastic structure at histological examination, and a favorable clinical course in the majority of cases are the prominent features of these tumors. The objective of the present paper was to review the pertinent literature on the topic together with our personal experience, with the aim of an updated review of the subject...
October 2016: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
Ernesto Roldan-Valadez, Camilo Rios, Daniel Motola-Kuba, Juan Matus-Santos, Antonio R Villa, Sergio Moreno-Jimenez
OBJECTIVE: A long-lasting concern has prevailed for the identification of predictive biomarkers for high-grade gliomas (HGGs) using MRI. However, a consensus of which imaging parameters assemble a significant survival model is still missing in the literature; we investigated the significant positive or negative contribution of several MR biomarkers in this tumour prognosis. METHODS: A retrospective cohort of supratentorial HGGs [11 glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) and 17 anaplastic astrocytomas] included 28 patients (9 females and 19 males, respectively, with a mean age of 50...
November 2016: British Journal of Radiology
Pankaj Pathak, Anupam Kumar, Prerana Jha, Suvendu Purkait, Mohammed Faruq, Ashish Suri, Vaishali Suri, Mehar C Sharma, Chitra Sarkar
Pilocytic astrocytomas occur rarely in adults and show aggressive tumor behavior. However, their underlying molecular-genetic events are largely uncharacterized. Hence, we studied 59 adult pilocytic astrocytoma (APA) cases of classical histology (MIB-1 LI:1-5%). Analysis of BRAF alterations using qRT-PCR, confirmed KIAA1549-BRAF fusion in 11(19%) and BRAF-gain in 2(3.4%) cases. BRAF-V600E mutation was noted in 1(1.7%) case by sequencing. FGFR1-mutation and FGFR-TKD duplication were seen in 7/59(11.9%) and 3/59(5%) cases respectively...
September 8, 2016: Brain Pathology
Xi Leng, Xin Tan, Chi Zhang, Huan Lin, Shijun Qiu
Anaplastic ependymomas are rare malignant tumors of the central nervous system. Few studies are available regarding their neuroradiological characteristics. The present study aimed to retrospectively review a series of patients with extraventricular anaplastic ependymoma and to analyze the magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) characteristics to distinguish anaplastic ependymoma from other intracranial tumors. The clinical and pathological images of 11 patients who presented with histologically proven anaplastic ependymoma at Nanfang Hospital (Southern Medical University, Guangzhou, Guangdong, China) between September 2004 and March 2015 were retrospectively reviewed...
September 2016: Oncology Letters
Burçak Bilginer, Şahin Hanalioğlu, Cezmi Çağrı Türk, Fırat Narin, Kader Karlı Oğuz, Figen Söylemezoğlu, Nejat Akalan
AIM: Pediatric glioblastoma is still a topic obscurities. This study was to explore clinical, radiological and pathological features, and prognostic factors affecting the outcomes. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed our database for prognostic factors for 42 consecutive pediatric patients with histologically proven GBM treated in our hospital. RESULTS: The study reached at 20 boys and 22 girls, with a mean age of 10.2 years...
September 21, 2015: Turkish Neurosurgery
Luxin Yin, Chunde Li, Shiqi Luo, Zhenyu Ma
AIM: To study the clinical features, imaging findings, treatment methods and results, and prognosis of supratentorial parenchymal ependymomas of children. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Fourteen children with supratentorial parenchymal ependymomas were treated by the senior author at Tiantan Hospital between October 2004 and May 2010. The clinical manifestations, neuroimaging findings, treatment methods, and therapeutic results were retrospectively reviewed. RESULTS: The study included 11 boys and three girls...
September 21, 2015: Turkish Neurosurgery
Katalin Fábián, Márton Gyulai, József Furák, Péter Várallyay, Márta Jäckel, Krisztina Bogos, Balázs Döme, Judit Pápay, József Tímár, Zoltán Szállási, Judit Moldvay
BACKGROUND: Brain metastasis of lung cancer adversely affects overall survival (OS) and quality of life, while peritumoral brain edema is responsible for life-threatening complications. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed the clinicopathological and cerebral radiological data of 575 consecutive lung cancer patients with brain metastases. RESULTS: In adenocarcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma, peritumoral brain edema was more pronounced than in small-cell lung cancer (p < 0...
August 26, 2016: Oncology
Marc Zanello, Mélanie Pagès, Alexandre Roux, Sophie Peeters, Edouard Dezamis, Stéphanie Puget, Bertrand Devaux, Christian Sainte-Rose, Michel Zerah, Guillaume Louvel, Sarah N Dumont, Jean-François Meder, Jacques Grill, Gilles Huberfeld, Fabrice Chrétien, Eduardo Parraga, Xavier Sauvageon, Pascale Varlet, Johan Pallud
AIM: Prevalence and predictors of epileptic seizures are unknown in the malignant variant of ganglioglioma. METHODS: In a retrospective exploratory dataset of 18 supratentorial anaplastic World Health Organization grade III gangliogliomas, we studied: (i) the prevalence and predictors of epileptic seizures at diagnosis; (ii) the evolution of seizures during tumor evolution; (iii) seizure control rates and predictors of epilepsy control after oncological treatments...
August 23, 2016: British Journal of Neurosurgery
Asuka Araki, Monika Chocholous, Johannes Gojo, Christian Dorfer, Thomas Czech, Harald Heinzl, Karin Dieckmann, Inge M Ambros, Peter F Ambros, Irene Slavc, Christine Haberler
Intracranial classic (WHO grade II) and anaplastic (WHO grade III) ependymomas are among the most common tumors in pediatric patients and have due to frequent recurrences and late relapses a relatively poor outcome. The impact of histopathological grading on patient outcome is controversial and therefore, molecular prognostic and predictive markers are needed to improve patient outcome. To date, the most promising candidate marker is chromosome 1q gain, which has been associated in independent studies with adverse outcome...
2016: Acta Neuropathologica Communications
Hyungseok Seo, Eugene Kim, Haesun Jung, Young-Jin Lim, Jin Wook Kim, Chul-Kee Park, Young-Bem Se, Young-Tae Jeon, Jung-Won Hwang, Hee-Pyoung Park
OBJECTIVE Mannitol is used intraoperatively to induce brain relaxation in patients undergoing supratentorial brain tumor resection. The authors sought to determine the dose of mannitol that provides adequate brain relaxation with the fewest adverse effects. METHODS A total of 124 patients were randomized to receive mannitol at 0.25 g/kg (Group A), 0.5 g/kg (Group B), 1.0 g/kg (Group C), and 1.5 g/kg (Group D). The degree of brain relaxation was classified according to a 4-point scale (1, bulging; 2, firm; 3, adequate; and 4, perfectly relaxed) by neurosurgeons; Classes 3 and 4 were considered to indicate satisfactory brain relaxation...
August 19, 2016: Journal of Neurosurgery
Ivan Pašalić, Ines Trninić, Jakob Nemir, Hrvoje Jednačak, Kamelija Žarković, Goran Mrak
Angiofibromas are rare tumors of the head and neck that mostly occur in the sphenopalatine region. We present a case of angiofibroma in a young male patient with an unusual and extremely rare localization, which to our knowledge has not been described before. It was situated in the tentorium and spread to the supratentorial and infratentorial regions. The patient initially presented with symptoms of increased intracranial pressure. After a diagnostic evaluation was done, the whole tumor was successfully removed using the supratentorial and infratentorial approach and the microsurgical technique...
2016: Pediatric Neurosurgery
Sayoa A de Eulate-Beramendi, Kelvin M Piña-Batista, Victor Rodrigo, Hector E Torres-Rivas, Juan C Rial-Basalo
BACKGROUND: Glioblastoma multiforme (GBS) is a highly malignant glioma that rarely presents as an infratentorial tumor. Multicentric gliomas lesions are widely separated in site and/or time and its incidence has been reported between 0.15 and 10%. Multicentric gliomas involving supratentorial and infratentorial region are even more rare. In most cases, infratentorial disease is seen after surgical manipulation or radiation therapy and is usually located in the cerebellum or cervical region...
2016: Surgical Neurology International
R S Dzhindzhikhadze, O N Dreval', V A Lazarev, R L Kambiev
UNLABELLED: Progress in microneurosurgical techniques, neuroanesthesiology, and intraoperative imaging enables surgery using small incisions and craniotomy, in accordance with the keyhole surgery concept. Supraorbital craniotomy is the most widespread minimally invasive approach. There are a number of supraorbital craniotomy modifications, regarding different soft tissue incisions and the extent of craniotomy. We present the first results of using mini-orbitozygomatic craniotomy for aneurysms of the anterior circle of Willis and space-occupying lesions of the anterior and middle cranial fossae performed through an eyebrow incision...
2016: Zhurnal Voprosy Neĭrokhirurgii Imeni N. N. Burdenko
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