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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135505/unusual-case-of-combined-gliomeningeal-heterotopia-on-the-nose-of-an-infant
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Anna Schauer, Nathan T Harvey, Shyan Vijayasekaran, Benjamin A Wood
Nasal glial heterotopia ("nasal glioma") and cutaneous heterotopic meningeal nodules ("primary cutaneous meningioma") are rare congenital lesions characterized by the presence of heterotopic mature cerebral tissues. Nasal glial heterotopia occurs predominantly in the nasal area and typically does not contain meningothelial elements, whereas heterotopic meningeal nodules occur predominantly on the scalp and do not contain glial elements. In this article, we report an unusual case of cutaneous heterotopia on the nose of an infant composed of both glial and meningothelial elements...
October 24, 2017: American Journal of Dermatopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29110365/magnetic-resonance-imaging-features-of-canine-gliomatosis-cerebri
#2
Daniela Schweizer-Gorgas, Diana Henke, Anna Oevermann, Johann Lang, Marc Vandevelde, Frank Steffen
A retrospective, case series study was undertaken to identify magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) characteristics of gliomatosis cerebri in dogs. Fourteen dogs were included by review of histopathological records and contemporaneous MRI. On MRI, all lesions presented as ill-defined, intraaxial lesions within the left and right forebrain hemispheres with involvement of white and gray matter. Lesions presented as hyperintense areas on T2-weighted and FLAIR sequences and as hypointense or isointense areas on T1-weighted images, with mild parenchymal contrast enhancement in three dogs...
November 6, 2017: Veterinary Radiology & Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29104150/differentiating-between-primary-central-nervous-system-lymphomas-and-glioblastomas-combined-use-of-perfusion-and-diffusion-weighted-magnetic-resonance-imaging
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Keishi Makino, Toshinori Hirai, Hideo Nakamura, Jun-Ichiro Kuroda, Naoki Shinojima, Hiroyuki Uetani, Mika Kitajima, Shigetoshi Yano
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to determine whether combined diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) and dynamic susceptibility contrast-enhanced perfusion-weighted imaging (PWI) magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) can be used to differentiate between common malignant brain tumors, including lymphomas and high-grade gliomas. METHODS: We evaluated 87 patients with histologically confirmed brain tumors, including 33 primary central nervous system lymphomas (PCNSLs) and 54 glioblastomas (GBMs)...
November 2, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29098571/preoperative-relative-cerebral-blood-volume-analysis-in-gliomas-predicts-survival-and-mitigates-risk-of-biopsy-sampling-error
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Brendan J McCullough, Valerie Ader, Brian Aguedan, Xu Feng, Daniel Susanto, Tara L Benkers, John W Henson, Marc Mayberg, Charles S Cobbs, Ryder P Gwinn, Stephen J Monteith, David W Newell, Johnny Delashaw, Sarah J Fouke, Steven Rostad, Bart P Keogh
Appropriate management of adult gliomas requires an accurate histopathological diagnosis. However, the heterogeneity of gliomas can lead to misdiagnosis and undergrading, especially with biopsy. We evaluated the role of preoperative relative cerebral blood volume (rCBV) analysis in conjunction with histopathological analysis as a predictor of overall survival and risk of undergrading. We retrospectively identified 146 patients with newly diagnosed gliomas (WHO grade II-IV) that had undergone preoperative MRI with rCBV analysis...
November 2, 2017: Journal of Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29090331/differentiation-of-grade-ii-iii-and-grade-iv-glioma-by-combining-t1-contrast-enhanced-brain-perfusion-imaging-and-susceptibility-weighted-quantitative-imaging
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Jitender Saini, Pradeep Kumar Gupta, Prativa Sahoo, Anup Singh, Rana Patir, Suneeta Ahlawat, Manish Beniwal, K Thennarasu, Vani Santosh, Rakesh Kumar Gupta
PURPOSE: MRI is a useful method for discriminating low- and high-grade glioma using perfusion MRI and susceptibility-weighted imaging (SWI). The purpose of this study is to evaluate the usefulness of T1-perfusion MRI and SWI in discriminating among grade II, III, and IV gliomas. METHODS: T1-perfusion MRI was used to measure relative cerebral blood volume (rCBV) in 129 patients with glioma (70 grade IV, 33 grade III, and 26 grade II tumors). SWI was also used to measure the intratumoral susceptibility signal intensity (ITSS) scores for each tumor in these patients...
October 31, 2017: Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29076908/aids-related-central-nervous-system-toxoplasmosis-with-increased-18f-fluoroethyl-l-tyrosine-amino-acid-pet-uptake-due-to-lat1-2-expression-of-inflammatory-cells
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Markus Hutterer, Elisabeth Bumes, Markus J Riemenschneider, Jirka Grosse, Dirk Hellwig, Norbert Galldiks, Karl-Josef Langen, Peter Hau
We report the case of a 40-year-old woman with a progressive right-sided hemiparesis. Standard MRI revealed a contrast-enhancing brain lesion within the left basal ganglia. Ffluoroethyl-L-tyrosine (F-FET) PET showed a distinct tracer uptake (lesion-to-brain ratio [LBR]: LBRmax = 2.03, LBRmean = 1.68) with a significant larger metabolic lesion volume than contrast-enhancement in MRI, indicating cerebral glioma. Surprisingly, histopathologic analysis demonstrated central nervous system toxoplasmosis with pronounced inflammatory reaction (reactive astrogliosis, microglia activation, macrophage, and T-lymphocyte infiltration), which was associated with strong LAT1/LAT2/CD98 expression...
October 26, 2017: Clinical Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29061383/release-of-soluble-and-vesicular-purine-nucleoside-phosphorylase-from-rat-astrocytes-and-microglia-induced-by-pro-inflammatory-stimulation-with-extracellular-atp-via-p2x7-receptors
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Luis Emiliano Peña-Altamira, Elisabetta Polazzi, Patricia Giuliani, Alina Beraudi, Francesca Massenzio, Ilaria Mengoni, Alessandro Poli, Mariachiara Zuccarini, Renata Ciccarelli, Patrizia Di Iorio, Marco Virgili, Barbara Monti, Francesco Caciagli
Purine nucleoside phosphorylase (PNP), a crucial enzyme in purine metabolism which converts ribonucleosides into purine bases, has mainly been found inside glial cells. Since we recently demonstrated that PNP is released from rat C6 glioma cells, we then wondered whether this occurs in normal brain cells. Using rat primary cultures of microglia, astrocytes and cerebellar granule neurons, we found that in basal condition all these cells constitutively released a metabolically active PNP with Km values very similar to those measured in C6 glioma cells...
October 20, 2017: Neurochemistry International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29048682/snhg15-affects-the-growth-of-glioma-microvascular-endothelial-cells-by-negatively-regulating-mir-153
#8
Yawen Ma, Yixue Xue, Xiaobai Liu, Chengbin Qu, Heng Cai, Ping Wang, Zhiqing Li, Zhen Li, Yunhui Liu
Malignant glioma, the most common intracranial primary tumor, is characterized by increased angiogenesis. Accumulating evidence has shown that long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) play an important role in a variety of biological behaviors of tumors. However, the role of lncRNAs in the regulation of glioma vascular endothelial cell function remains to be investigated. To simulate the glioma microenvironment, we applied glioma conditioned medium (GCM) to human cerebral microvascular endothelial cells (hCMECs). In the present study, the lncRNA SNHG15 was found to be highly expressed in glioma vascular endothelial cells...
September 21, 2017: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29044454/the-role-of-telovelar-approach-in-fourth-ventricular-surgery-a-new-perspective
#9
Ehab Eissa
OBJECTIVE: Evaluation the efficiency of the telovelar approach for 4th ventricular lesions through identifying and preserving neurovascular structures. METHODS: Forty cases of fourth ventricular tumours using the telovelar approach Results: It provides adequate exposure in all cases. The brainstem and posterior inferior cerebellar artery (PICA) were early identified and preserved in all cases. Potential tumour attachment was observed at the floor of the fourth ventricle in twenty two (55%) cases, 5 of them were brain stem glioma...
August 31, 2017: Turkish Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042922/endoscopy-in-the-treatment-of-slit-ventricle-syndrome
#10
Jiaping Zheng, Guoqiang Chen, Qing Xiao, Yiyang Huang, Yupeng Guo
The present study aimed to investigate the efficacy of endoscopy in the treatment of post-shunt placement for slit ventricle syndrome (SVS). Endoscopic surgery was performed on 18 patients with SVS between October 2004 and December 2012. Sex, age, causes of the hydrocephalus, ventricular size and imaging data were collected and analyzed. All patients were divided into two groups according to ventricular size and underwent endoscopic surgeries, including endoscopic third ventriculostomy (ETV), endoscopic aqueductoplasty and cystocisternostomy...
October 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29037775/neuroendocrine-late-effects-after-tailored-photon-radiotherapy-for-children-with-low-grade-gliomas-long-term-correlation-with-tumour-and-treatment-parameters
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Deborah Aloi, Liliana Belgioia, Salvina Barra, Flavio Giannelli, Francesca Cavagnetto, Fabio Gallo, Claudia Milanaccio, MariaLuisa Garrè, Sonia Di Profio, Natascia Di Iorgi, Renzo Corvò
PURPOSE: To evaluate neuroendocrine late effects in paediatric patients with low grade glioma (LGG) who underwent radiotherapy. METHODS AND MATERIAL: We performed a retrospective evaluation of 40 children with LGG treated from July 2002 to January 2015 with external radiotherapy. Tumour locations were cerebral hemisphere (n=2); posterior fossa (n=15); hypothalamic-pituitary axis (HPA, n=15); spine (n=5). Three patients presented a diffuse disease. We looked for a correlation between endocrine toxicity and tumour and treatment parameters...
October 13, 2017: Radiotherapy and Oncology: Journal of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29030124/targeting-nitric-oxide-and-nmda-receptor-associated-pathways-in-treatment-of-high-grade-glial-tumors-hypotheses-for-nitro-memantine-and-nitrones
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REVIEW
Meric A Altinoz, İlhan Elmaci
Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) is a devastating brain cancer with no curative treatment. Targeting Nitric Oxide (NO) and glutamatergic pathways may help as adjunctive treatments in GBM. NO at low doses promotes tumorigenesis, while at higher levels (above 300 nM) triggers apoptosis. Gliomas actively secrete high amounts of glutamate which activates EGR signaling and mediates degradation of peritumoral tissues via excitotoxic injury. Memantine inhibits NMDA-subtype of glutamate receptors (NMDARs) and induces autophagic death of glioma cells in vitro and blocks glioma growth in vivo...
October 10, 2017: Nitric Oxide: Biology and Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28989049/individual-variability-of-the-human-cerebral-cortex-identified-using-intraoperative-mapping
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Johan Pallud, Marc Zanello, Grégory Kuchcinski, Alexandre Roux, Jun Muto, Charles Mellerio, Edouard Dezamis, Catherine Oppenheim
BACKGROUND: The intraoperative functional cortical mapping using direct electrical stimulation may show a wider individual variability than those suggested by non-invasive imaging data on healthy subjects. METHODS: We assessed the intraoperative variability of the frontal eye fields and of the speech arrest sites in adult patients having undergone a wide-awake craniotomy with direct electrostimulation for diffuse gliomas located within eloquent regions and we compared with the human cortical parcellation of the Human Connectome Project (Glasser, Nature, 2016)...
October 5, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28986176/diffuse-gliomas-exhibit-whole-brain-impaired-cerebrovascular-reactivity
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Jorn Fierstra, Christiaan van Niftrik, Marco Piccirelli, Oliver Bozinov, Athina Pangalu, Niklaus Krayenbühl, Antonios Valavanis, Michael Weller, Luca Regli
PURPOSE: Cerebral diffuse gliomas exhibit perilesional impaired cerebrovascular reactivity (CVR), yet the degree of impairment as well as its full spatial extent in the brain remains unknown. With quantitative fMRI, we studied twelve subjects with untreated brain diffuse glioma and twelve healthy controls to assess CVR impairment and determine its distribution throughout the brain. METHODS: In a prospective case-control study, quantitative CVR measurements were derived from BOLD fMRI volumes during standardized iso-oxic changes in carbon dioxide...
October 3, 2017: Magnetic Resonance Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28963852/advanced-and-amplified-bold-fluctuations-in-high-grade-gliomas
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Lalit Gupta, Rakesh K Gupta, Alida A Postma, Prativa Sahoo, Pradeep K Gupta, Rana Patir, Sunita Ahlawat, Indrajit Saha, Walter H Backes
BACKGROUND: Glioma grade along with patient's age and general health are used for treatment planning and prognosis. PURPOSE: To characterize and quantify the spontaneous blood oxygen level-dependent (BOLD) fluctuations in gliomas using measures based on T2*-weighted signal time-series and to distinguish between high- and low-grade gliomas. STUDY TYPE: Retrospective. SUBJECTS: Twenty-one patients with high-grade and 13 patients with low-grade gliomas confirmed on histology were investigated...
September 30, 2017: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28957313/a-composite-network-of-conserved-and-tissue-specific-gene-interactions-reveals-possible-genetic-interactions-in-glioma
#16
André Voigt, Katja Nowick, Eivind Almaas
Differential co-expression network analyses have recently become an important step in the investigation of cellular differentiation and dysfunctional gene-regulation in cell and tissue disease-states. The resulting networks have been analyzed to identify and understand pathways associated with disorders, or to infer molecular interactions. However, existing methods for differential co-expression network analysis are unable to distinguish between various forms of differential co-expression. To close this gap, here we define the three different kinds (conserved, specific, and differentiated) of differential co-expression and present a systematic framework, CSD, for differential co-expression network analysis that incorporates these interactions on an equal footing...
September 2017: PLoS Computational Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927746/-proposal-of-screening-for-diffuse-low-grade-gliomas-in-the-population-from-20-to-40years
#17
Emmanuel Mandonnet, Luc Taillandier, Hugues Duffau
Diffuse low-grade gliomas (DLGG) are cerebral tumors occurring in young adults, with an inescapable progression to higher grade of malignancy, resulting in functional impairment and death. DLGG evolve in several phases: an asymptomatic period despite a slow radiological growth; a period in which inaugural symptoms occur, usually epilepsy with possible mild cognitive disorders; then a phase with malignant transformation generating disabling neurological deficits; and ultimately the terminal stage. Early maximal surgical resection significantly increases overall survival while preserving quality of life...
October 2017: La Presse Médicale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915860/anatomic-mapping-of-molecular-subtypes-in-diffuse-glioma
#18
Qisheng Tang, Yuxi Lian, Jinhua Yu, Yuanyuan Wang, Zhifeng Shi, Liang Chen
BACKGROUND: Tumor location served as an important prognostic factor in glioma patients was considered to postulate molecular features according to cell origin theory. However, anatomic distribution of unique molecular subtypes was not widely investigated. The relationship between molecular phenotype and histological subgroup were also vague based on tumor location. Our group focuses on the study of glioma anatomic location of distinctive molecular subgroups and histology subtypes, and explores the possibility of their consistency based on clinical background...
September 15, 2017: BMC Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28879895/perfusion-mr-imaging-of-enhancing-brain-tumors-comparison-of-arterial-spin-labeling-technique-with-dynamic-susceptibility-contrast-technique
#19
Neetu Soni, Devender Pal S Dhanota, Sunil Kumar, Awadhesh K Jaiswal, Arun K Srivastava
OBJECTIVE: Arterial spin labeling (ASL) magnetic resonance (MR) perfusion is a noninvasive and repeatable method for quantitatively measuring cerebral blood flow (CBF). This study aims to compare measurements of ASL-derived CBF with dynamic susceptibility contrast (DSC) MRI in the assessment of enhancing brain tumors (primary and metastatic), with an aim to use ASL as an alternative to DSC. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Thirty patients with newly diagnosed brain tumors (16 meningiomas, 6 gliomas, 3 metastases, 2 cerebellopontine angle schwannoma, 1 central neurocytoma, and 2 low-grade gliomas) were examined using a 3T MR scanner...
September 2017: Neurology India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28879406/whole-tumor-histogram-analysis-of-the-cerebral-blood-volume-map-tumor-volume-defined-by-11c-methionine-positron-emission-tomography-image-improves-the-diagnostic-accuracy-of-cerebral-glioma-grading
#20
Rongli Wu, Yoshiyuki Watanabe, Atsuko Arisawa, Hiroto Takahashi, Hisashi Tanaka, Yasunori Fujimoto, Tadashi Watabe, Kayako Isohashi, Jun Hatazawa, Noriyuki Tomiyama
PURPOSE: This study aimed to compare the tumor volume definition using conventional magnetic resonance (MR) and 11C-methionine positron emission tomography (MET/PET) images in the differentiation of the pre-operative glioma grade by using whole-tumor histogram analysis of normalized cerebral blood volume (nCBV) maps. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Thirty-four patients with histopathologically proven primary brain low-grade gliomas (n = 15) and high-grade gliomas (n = 19) underwent pre-operative or pre-biopsy MET/PET, fluid-attenuated inversion recovery, dynamic susceptibility contrast perfusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging, and contrast-enhanced T1-weighted at 3...
September 6, 2017: Japanese Journal of Radiology
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