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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433725/clinical-characteristics-and-surgical-treatment-of-spinal-paraganglioma-a-case-series-of-18-patients
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Mengchen Yin, Quan Huan, Zhengwang Sun, Shaohui He, Ye Xia, Wen Mo, Junming Ma, Jianru Xiao
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Paraganglioma rarely develops in the spine. With few cases reported, little knowledge about this disease was known. The objective of this study is to illustrate the clinical features, imaging manifestations, pathological appearances and long-term outcomes of the consecutive surgeries by literature review. METHODS: The clinical and follow-up data of 18 patients who were diagnosed of spinal paraganglioma and treated with surgeries in our hospitals from 2003 to 2014 were retrospectively analyzed...
March 30, 2017: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432584/clinical-features-and-long-term-outcomes-of-pediatric-spinal-meningiomas
#2
Liang Wu, Chenlong Yang, Tie Liu, Jingyi Fang, Jun Yang, Yulun Xu
Pediatric spinal meningiomas are very rare. Most studies on pediatric spinal meningiomas are case reports with literature reviews. This study presented a surgical series of 14 pediatric patients with histologically proven sporadic spinal meningiomas, including 5 WHO grade II tumors. In this series, there were 9 male and 5 female patients with a mean age of 11.1 years. Seven tumors were located in the cervical spine, 5 in the thoracic spine, and 2 in the lumbar spine. Gross total resection (GTR) of the tumor with a well-demarcated dissection plane was achieved in 11 cases, subtotal resection was achieved in 2 cases, and partial resection was performed in 1 case...
April 21, 2017: Journal of Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425771/review-of-stereotactic-radiosurgery-for-intradural-spine-tumors
#3
Taylor E Purvis, C Rory Goodwin, Daniel Lubelski, Ilya Laufer, Daniel M Sciubba
Stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) has become an increasingly popular treatment modality for spinal tumors due to its noninvasive and targeted approach. Whether SRS has the promise of relieving pretreatment symptoms and providing local tumor control for patients with intradural spine tumors is still debated. This review explores the current literature on SRS treatment for both metastatic and benign intradural tumors, with a focus on differential use for intramedullary and intradural extramedullary neoplasms. Although mortality rates from underlying malignant disease remain high, SRS may benefit patients with spinal metastatic lesions...
April 2017: CNS Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422860/primary-spinal-glioblastoma-multiforme-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#4
Chao-Xiong Shen, Jian-Feng Wu, Wei Zhao, Zhao-Wen Cai, Ran-Ze Cai, Chun-Mei Chen
RATIONALE: Primary spinal glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) is a rare clinical entity with an aggressive course and an invariably dismal prognosis. Its clinical characteristics, radiologic and pathologic findings, and treatment protocols have been discussed in a few cases. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 15-year-old female was admitted to the neurology department with a chief complaint of progressive numbness and weakness in her left upper extremity for 3 months and neck pain for 1 month...
April 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421647/evaluation-of-magnetic-resonance-imaging-for-the-differentiation-of-inflammatory-neoplastic-and-vascular-intradural-spinal-cord-diseases-in-the-dog
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Amanda E Masciarelli, John F Griffin, Geoffrey T Fosgate, Silke Hecht, Joseph M Mankin, Shannon P Holmes, Simon R Platt, Marc Kent, Theresa E Pancotto, Annie V Chen, Jonathan M Levine
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a common test for dogs with suspected intradural spinal cord lesions, however studies on diagnostic performance for this test are lacking. Objectives of this multi-institutional, retrospective, case-control study were to estimate sensitivity and specificity of MRI for (1) distinguishing between histopathologically confirmed intradural spinal cord disease versus degenerative myelopathy in dogs, (2) categorizing intradural spinal cord diseases as neoplastic, inflammatory, or vascular; and (3) determining tumor type within the etiologic category of neoplasia...
April 18, 2017: Veterinary Radiology & Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421397/comparison-between-the-four-field-box-and-field-in-field-techniques-for-conformal-radiotherapy-of-the-esophagus-using-dose-volume-histograms-and-normal-tissue-complication-probabilities
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Farzaneh Allaveisi, Amir Nami Moghadam
PURPOSE: We evaluated and compared the performance of the field-in-field (FIF) to that of the four-field box (4FB) technique regarding dosimetric and radiobiological parameters for radiotherapy of esophageal carcinoma. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Twenty patients with esophageal cancer were selected. For each patient, two treatment plans were created: 4FB and FIF. The parameters compared included the conformity index (CI), homogeneity index (HI), D mean, D max, tumor control probability (TCP), V 20Gy and V 30Gy of the heart and lungs, normal tissue complication probability (NTCP), and monitor units per fraction (MU/fr)...
April 18, 2017: Japanese Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420963/rna-seq-analysis-of-microglia-reveals-time-dependent-activation-of-specific-genetic-programs-following-spinal-cord-injury
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Harun N Noristani, Yannick N Gerber, Jean-Charles Sabourin, Marine Le Corre, Nicolas Lonjon, Nadine Mestre-Frances, Hélène E Hirbec, Florence E Perrin
Neurons have inherent competence to regrow following injury, although not spontaneously. Spinal cord injury (SCI) induces a pronounced neuroinflammation driven by resident microglia and infiltrating peripheral macrophages. Microglia are the first reactive glial population after SCI and participate in recruitment of monocyte-derived macrophages to the lesion site. Both positive and negative influence of microglia and macrophages on axonal regeneration had been reported after SCI, raising the issue whether their response depends on time post-lesion or different lesion severity...
2017: Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417055/potential-involvement-of-glycogen-synthase-kinase-gsk-3%C3%AE-in-a-rat-model-of-multiple-sclerosis-evidenced-by-lithium-treatment
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Meejung Ahn, Jeongtae Kim, Changnam Park, Jinhee Cho, Youngheun Jee, Kyungsook Jung, Changjong Moon, Taekyun Shin
Glycogen synthase kinase (GSK)-3β has been known as a pro-inflammatory molecule in neuroinflammation. The involvement of GSK-3β remains unsolved in acute monophasic rat experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE). The aim of this study was to evaluate a potential role of GSK-3β in central nervous system (CNS) autoimmunity through its inhibition by lithium. Lithium treatment significantly delayed the onset of EAE paralysis and ameliorated its severity. Lithium treatment reduced the serum level of pro-inflammatory tumor necrosis factor a but not that of interleukin 10...
March 2017: Anatomy & Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415681/a-reproducible-model-of-intramedullary-spinal-cord-tumor-in-rats-bearing-rg2-cells
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Yuandong Zhuang, Wei Zhao, Weiqiang Zhang, Hao Wei, Xinming Huang, Gangfeng Cai, Chaofeng Fu, Chunhua Wang, Rui Wang, Songsheng Shi, Weizhong Yang, Chunmei Chen
Intramedullary spinal cord tumors (IMSCTs) are lethal diseases to many patients. The lack of adequate animal model has hampered the development of novel treatments. In the current study, a rodent intramedullary glioma model is established to study IMSCT progression. Fischer 344 rats received a intramedullary implantation of RG2 glioma cells. The neurological state of each rat was evaluated on daily basis using the Basso, Beattie and Bresnahan (BBB) scale. Rats implanted with RG2 cells developed significant hind limb paraplegia 20 days after implantation...
March 9, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413556/totally-cystic-intradural-schwannoma-in-thoracic-region
#10
Sushil Kumar, Raghavendra Gupta, Amit Handa, Rohan Sinha
Spinal schwannomas are benign intradural extramedullary tumors arising from spinal nerve root sheath. They are usually solid or heterogeneously solid. Totally cystic schwannomas are rare entities. Herein, we report a 60-year-old male presenting with backache radiating along the chest wall and weakness of both lower limbs. He had spastic paraparesis. Magnetic resonance imaging revealed a cystic mass in the thoracic region. At operation, the cystic mass was seen to be attached to D4 dorsal rootlets. It was excised in toto and histopathology confirmed it to be a schwannoma...
January 2017: Asian Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413533/persistent-l5-lumbosacral-radiculopathy-caused-by-lumbosacral-trunk-schwannoma
#11
Guive Sharifi, Amin Jahanbakhshi
Schwannomais, usually, benign tumor of nerve sheath that occurs evenly along the spinal cord. Intra-pelvic schwannoma is very rare entity that may arise from lumbosacral nerve roots or from sciatic nerve. Radicular pain of the lower limb as a presenting symptom of pelvic schwannoma is extremely rare. In the current report, the patient is presented with a right sided L5 radicular pain typical of lumbar discopathy. Interestingly, a herniated lumbar disc was noted on lumbosacral magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)...
January 2017: Asian Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412561/metastatic-human-breast-cancer-to-the-spine-produces-mechanical-hyperalgesia-and-gait-deficits-in-rodents
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Rachel Sarabia-Estrada, Alejandro Ruiz-Valls, Hugo Guerrero-Cazares, Ana M Ampuero, Ismael Jimenez-Estrada, Samantha De Silva, Lydia J Bernhardt, C Rory Goodwin, A Karim Ahmed, Yuxin Li, Neil A Phillips, Ziya L Gokaslan, Alfredo Quiñones-Hinojosa, Daniel M Sciubba
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: Metastases to the spine are a common source of severe pain in cancer patients. The secondary effects of spinal metastases include pain, bone fractures, hypercalcemia, and neurological deficits. As the disease progresses, pain severity can increase until it becomes refractory to medical treatments and leads to a decreased quality of life for patients. A key obstacle in the study of pain-induced spinal cancer is the lack of reliable and reproducible spine cancer animal models...
April 13, 2017: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412220/inflammation-induced-glua1-trafficking-and-membrane-insertion-of-ca-2-permeable-ampa-receptors-in-dorsal-horn-neurons-is-dependent-on-spinal-tumor-necrosis-factor-pi3-kinase-and-protein-kinase-a
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G Wigerblad, J R Huie, H Z Yin, M Leinders, R A Pritchard, F J Koehrn, W-H Xiao, G J Bennett, R L Huganir, A R Ferguson, J H Weiss, C I Svensson, L S Sorkin
Peripheral inflammation induces sensitization of nociceptive spinal cord neurons. Both spinal tumor necrosis factor (TNF) and neuronal membrane insertion of Ca(2+) permeable AMPA receptor (AMPAr) contribute to spinal sensitization and resultant pain behavior, molecular mechanisms connecting these two events have not been studied in detail. Intrathecal (i.t.) injection of TNF-blockers attenuated paw carrageenan-induced mechanical and thermal hypersensitivity. Levels of GluA1 and GluA4 from dorsal spinal membrane fractions increased in carrageenan-injected rats compared to controls...
April 12, 2017: Experimental Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411387/prophylactic-dissection-of-level-v-in-primary-mucosal-scc-in-the-clinically-n-positive-neck-a-systematic-review
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Timothy McLean, Stephen J Kerr, Charles E B Giddings
OBJECTIVE: To review the evidence for level V dissection in the management of previously untreated mucosal squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) of the head and neck presenting with nodal metastasis when level V is clinically uninvolved. DATA SOURCE: The Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Review and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA) were used to conduct a systematic review of the current literature, including all English language articles published after 1990. A literature search was performed on November 29, 2015, of Medline, EMBASE, Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature (CINAHL), and the Cochrane Library...
April 14, 2017: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410685/evaluation-of-mesh-and-binary-based-contour-propagation-methods-in-4d-thoracic-radiotherapy-treatments-using-patient-4d-ct-images
#15
Yuanyuan Ma, Xinguo Liu, Zhongying Dai, Pengbo He, Yuanlin Yan, Guosheng Shen, Ping Yuan, Qiang Li
Based on four dimensional (4D) computed tomography (CT) images, mesh- and binary-based contour propagation algorithms for 4D thoracic radiotherapy treatments were evaluated. Gross tumor volumes (GTVs), lungs, hearts and spinal cords on the CT images at the end-exhale and end-inhale phases for six patients were delineated by the physician. All volumes of interest (VOIs) were automatically propagated from the end-exhale phase to the end-inhale phase using two propagation methods. The propagated VOIs were quantitatively compared with the VOIs contoured at the end-inhale phase by the physician using Dice Similarity Coefficient (DSC), Mean Slicewise Hausdorff Distance (MSHD), Center Of Mass (COM) displacement and volume difference...
April 2017: Physica Medica: PM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409420/single-fraction-spine-stereotactic-ablative-body-radiotherapy-with-volumetric-modulated-arc-therapy
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Matthew M Gestaut, Nitika Thawani, Sangroh Kim, Veera R Gutti, Sameer Jhavar, Niloyjyoti Deb, Andrew Morrow, Russell A Ward, Jason H Huang, Mehul Patel
This study investigated a single institution's experience with volumetric modulated arc therapy (VMAT) directed stereotactic ablative body radiotherapy (SABR) for vertebral metastases. From 2010 to 2014, 95 lesions of spinal metastases in 73 patients were treated with SABR using VMAT. Clinical local control, pain level, and use of steroid medication were employed to evaluate treatment responses. The majority (79%) of patients were treated with a radiation dose of 20 Gy in a single fraction. However, when normal tissue constraints could not be achieved, the dose was reduced to 18 Gy (11%) or 16 Gy (8%) in 1 fraction...
April 13, 2017: Journal of Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407704/delayed-epidural-mucin-collection-after-surgery-for-spinal-metastatic-pancreatic-adenocarcinoma
#17
Dong Ha Kim, Dong Hwan Kim, Hwan Soo Kim, Kyoung Hyup Nam, Byung Kwan Choi, In Ho Han
A rare case of delayed large epidural mucin collection causing neurologic deficit after surgery for metastatic pancreatic cancer is reported. A 65-year-old man presented with intractable upper-thoracic back pain radiating to the chest and gait disturbance. He had a history of subtotal pancreatectomy due to intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasm (IPMN) of the pancreas and concurrent chemotherapy. Eight months after pancreatectomy, multiple thoracic spinal metastasis was diagnosed with routine up positron emission tomography-computed tomography...
March 2017: Korean Journal of Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405532/spinal-schwannoma-with-intradural-intramedullary-hemorrhage
#18
Muhammad Nadeem, Salman Mansoor, Salman Assad, Fariha Ilyas, Ahmed H Qavi, Shoab Saadat
Patients with spinal abnormalities infrequently present with intradural intramedullary bleeding. The more common causes include spinal trauma, arteriovenous malformations and saccular aneurysms of spinal arteries. On occasion, spinal cord tumors either primary or metastatic may cause intramedullary bleed with ependymoma of the conus medullaris. Spinal nerve sheath tumors such as schwannomas only rarely cause intradural intramedullary bleed, especially in the absence of spinal cord or nerve root symptoms. We report a case of spinal intradural schwannoma presenting with acute onset of quadriparesis...
March 6, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401250/-skeletal-hemangiomas
#19
M Rickert, A Meurer
Hemangiomas are benign tumors, which are mainly composed of neoplastic blood vessels. The exact pathogenesis is still unclear. They are the most common benign spinal tumors and also occur less commonly in the bones of the extremities. Hemangiomas are often clinically asymptomatic and are diagnosed as incidental findings. Women are affected more frequently than men (2:1). The X‑ray and computed tomography (CT) diagnostics typically demonstrate the classical honeycombing or vertically orientated lucencies separated by thickened cancellous bone in the affected skeletal section...
April 11, 2017: Der Orthopäde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399105/-treatment-of-syringomyelia-associated-with-chiari-1-malformation
#20
A A Zuev, G V Kostenko
Syringomyelia (SM) develops due to the disturbance of cerebrospinal fluid dynamics, spinal fixation or a spinal tumor. The disturbance of cerebrospinal fluid dynamics in the area of the foramen magnum leads to the progression of SM in Chiari 1 malformation (CM1). CM1 is the most prevalent pathology of craniovertebral junction associated with SM. The prevalence of CM1 varies from 3 to 8 per 100 000 population but SM is diagnosed in 65% of patients with CM1. Clinical symptoms of CM1 and SM include pain in the occipital area, gait disturbances due to sensitive ataxia, dissociated sensory disorders, dysphagia, paresis of the extremities...
2017: Zhurnal Nevrologii i Psikhiatrii Imeni S.S. Korsakova
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