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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641772/susac-syndrome-a-differential-diagnosis-of-white-matter-lesions
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Mariano Marrodan, Jorge Correale, Lucas Alessandro, Mariela Amaya, Maria Eugenia Fracaro, Alejandro Alfredo Köhler, Marcela Fiol
INTRODUCTION: Susac Syndrome is an autoimmune endotheliopathy affecting capillaries and precapillary arterioles of the brain, inner ear and retina. The classic symptom triad includes visual disturbances, hypoacusia, and encephalopathy, but is rarely fully manifest at onset. The syndrome typically follows an active fluctuating monophasic course. Typical imaging findings on brain magnetic resonance show central fiber microischemias/microinfarctions of the corpus callosum known as "snow balls", as well as lineal infarcts and upper callosal fiber involvement...
July 2017: Multiple Sclerosis and related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637017/diagnostic-and-prognostic-values-of-cerebrospinal-fluid-cyfra-21-1-in-patients-with-leptomeningeal-carcinomatosis
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Jae-Won Hyun, Ji Hyun Park, Boo Gil Kang, Eun Young Park, Boram Park, Jungnam Joo, Jong Kuk Kim, Su-Hyun Kim, Jee Hyang Jeong, Hyang Woon Lee, Kee Duk Park, Kyung Gyu Choi, Sang-Hyun Hwang, Ho-Shin Gwak, Ho Jin Kim
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the diagnostic and prognostic values of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) CYFRA 21-1 in patients with leptomeningeal carcinomatosis (LMC). METHODS: Concentration of CSF CYFRA 21-1 was detected using electro-chemiluminescent immunoassay. The difference in level of CYFRA 21-1 between 61 patients with LMC and 200 patients with other neurological disease was evaluated, and diagnostic performance of CSF CYFRA 21-1 was investigated. In LMC patients treated with ventriculo-lumbar perfusion (VLP) chemotherapy, prognostic performance of CSF CYFRA 21-1 was evaluated...
June 8, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625644/treatment-options-for-egfr-mutant-nsclc-with-cns-involvement-can-patients-bloom-with-the-use-of-next-generation-egfr-tkis
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REVIEW
Chee-Seng Tan, Byoung Chul Cho, Ross A Soo
With the use of EGFR TKIs, patient survival is now prolonged and as a consequence, a higher chance of development of CNS metastases has been observed during the course of the disease. CNS metastases remains a therapeutically challenging subset of patient to treat owing to the blood-brain barrier (BBB). Prior to routine EGFR mutation testing, surgical resection, stereotactic radiosurgery and/or whole brain radiation therapy (WBRT) were the main treatment options whereas treatment options for patients with leptomeningeal metastases (LM) included intra-thecal chemotherapy, WBRT, and ventriculo-peritoneal shunting...
June 2017: Lung Cancer: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28570324/neurologic-complications-of-lymphoma-leukemia-and-paraproteinemias
#4
Michelle L Mauermann
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This article reviews the spectrum of neurologic complications associated with lymphoma, leukemia, and paraproteinemic disorders. While leptomeningeal metastasis is the most common complication of lymphoma and leukemia and peripheral neuropathy is the most common complication of paraproteinemic disorders, clinicians need to be familiar with the diverse neurologic complications of these disorders. RECENT FINDINGS: Lymphomatous nervous system involvement can be difficult to diagnose, especially when it is the presenting symptom...
June 2017: Continuum: Lifelong Learning in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28561683/breast-cancer-in-the-central-nervous-system-multidisciplinary-considerations-and-management
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Nancy U Lin, Laurie E Gaspar, Riccardo Soffietti
Breast cancer is the second most common primary tumor associated with central nervous system (CNS) metastases. Patients with metastatic HER2-positive or triple-negative (estrogen receptor (ER)-negative, progesterone receptor (PR)-negative, HER2-negative) breast cancer are at the highest risk of developing parenchymal brain metastases. Leptomeningeal disease is less frequent but is distributed across breast cancer subtypes, including lobular breast cancer. Initial treatment strategies can include surgery, radiation, intravenous or intrathecal chemotherapy, and/or targeted approaches...
2017: American Society of Clinical Oncology Educational Book
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28560150/amyloid-positron-emission-tomography-in-sporadic-cerebral-amyloid-angiopathy-a-systematic-critical-update
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REVIEW
Karim Farid, Andreas Charidimou, Jean-Claude Baron
Sporadic cerebral amyloid angiopathy (CAA) is a very common small vessel disease of the brain, showing preferential and progressive amyloid-βdeposition in the wall of small arterioles and capillaries of the leptomeninges and cerebral cortex. CAA now encompasses not only a specific cerebrovascular pathological trait, but also different clinical syndromes - including spontaneous lobar intracerebral haemorrhage (ICH), dementia and 'amyloid spells' - an expanding spectrum of brain parenchymal MRI lesions and a set of diagnostic criteria - the Boston criteria, which have resulted in increasingly detecting CAA during life...
2017: NeuroImage: Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28557973/cerebrospinal-fluid-dissemination-and-neoplastic-meningitis-in-primary-brain-tumors
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Sajeel Chowdhary, Sherri Damlo, Marc C Chamberlain
BACKGROUND: Neoplastic meningitis, also known as leptomeningeal disease, affects the entire neuraxis. The clinical manifestations of the disease may affect the cranial nerves, cerebral hemispheres, or the spine. Because of the extent of disease involvement, treatment options and disease staging should involve all compartments of the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) and subarachnoid space. Few studies of patients with primary brain tumors have specifically addressed treatment for the secondary complication of neoplastic meningitis...
January 2017: Cancer Control: Journal of the Moffitt Cancer Center
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551737/recurrent-meningitis
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REVIEW
Jon Rosenberg, Benjamin T Galen
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Recurrent meningitis is a rare clinical scenario that can be self-limiting or life threatening depending on the underlying etiology. This review describes the causes, risk factors, treatment, and prognosis for recurrent meningitis. As a general overview of a broad topic, the aim of this review is to provide clinicians with a comprehensive differential diagnosis to aide in the evaluation and management of a patient with recurrent meningitis. RECENT FINDINGS: New developments related to understanding the pathophysiology of recurrent meningitis are as scarce as studies evaluating the treatment and prevention of this rare disorder...
July 2017: Current Pain and Headache Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548244/primary-histiocytic-sarcoma-presenting-as-diffuse-leptomeningeal-disease-case-description-and-review-of-the-literature
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Magda Zanelli, Moira Ragazzi, Giovanni Marchetti, Alessandra Bisagni, Massimo Principi, Daniela Fanni, Elisabetta Froio, Silvia Serra, Eleonora Zanetti, Loredana De Marco, Felice Giangaspero, Stefano Ascani
Histiocytic sarcoma is a rare malignant neoplasm arising most commonly in lymph nodes, intestinal tract, skin and soft tissue. The incidence of primary CNS histiocytic sarcoma is even rarer with a total of just 27 cases reported in the literature so far. Herein we describe the first autopsy case of histiocytic sarcoma presenting as a diffuse leptomeningeal disease in absence of a CNS tumor-forming parenchymal lesion. The clinical, pathological and immunophenotypic features are described and an updated literature review on primary CNS histiocytic sarcoma is included...
May 26, 2017: Neuropathology: Official Journal of the Japanese Society of Neuropathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538229/treatment-outcome-in-patients-with-primary-central-nervous-system-germ-cell-tumour-clinical-experience-from-a-regional-cancer-centre-in-north-india
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Ahitagni Biswas, Pramod Kumar Julka, Sameer Bakhshi, Manmohan Singh, Goura Kishor Rath
BACKGROUND: Primary intracranial germ cell tumour is a rare entity and constitutes 2-3% of all paediatric brain tumours in Western countries. We herein intend to report the clinical features and treatment outcome of patients with primary central nervous system germ cell tumour treated at our institute. METHODS: Clinical data were collected by retrospective chart review from 2006 to 2012. Histopathology slides were reviewed and relevant immunohistochemistry stains were done...
May 25, 2017: Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536993/stereotactic-radiosurgery-for-focal-leptomeningeal-disease-in-patients-with-brain-metastases
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Amparo Wolf, Bernadine Donahue, Joshua S Silverman, Abraham Chachoua, Jean K Lee, Douglas Kondziolka
Leptomeningeal disease (LMD) is well described in patients with brain metastases, presenting symptomatically in approximately 5% of patients. Conventionally, the presence of LMD is an indication for whole brain radiation therapy (WBRT) and not suitable for stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS). The purpose of the study was to evaluate the local control and overall survival of patients who underwent SRS to focal LMD. We reviewed our prospective registry and identified 32 brain metastases patients with LMD, from a total of 465 patients who underwent SRS between 2013 and 2015...
May 23, 2017: Journal of Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528606/vitiligo-not-simply-a-skin-disease
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REVIEW
Jusleen Ahluwalia, Lilia M Correa-Selm, Babar K Rao
Melanocytes, the cells responsible for skin pigmentation, are present in other parts of the body, such as the ocular, auditory, nervous, and cardiac systems. Within these systems, their roles serve a different purpose than their classical counterparts in skin as pigment cells. Such roles include cell turnover in retinal pigment epithelium, maintenance of balance and prevention of environmental damage in the auditory neuroepithelium, role-playing as dendritic cells within the leptomeninges, and prevention of oxidative damage in adipose tissue...
2017: Skinmed
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516076/primary-central-nervous-system-vasculitis-mimicking-a-cortical-brain-tumor-a-case-report
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Joo-Seok Lee, Tae-Young Jung, Kyung-Hwa Lee, Seul-Kee Kim
We report a case of primary central nervous system vasculitis (PCNSV) mimicking a cortical brain tumor. A 25-year-old woman presented with a 2-week history of headache and transient right hemiparesis. Brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) revealed a cortical-involving lesion on the left frontal lobe. The 6-cm sized lesion showed low signal intensity on T1-weighted images and high signal intensity on T2-weighted images. The lesion had continual linear enhancement on the subcortical white matter and leptomeninges...
April 2017: Brain Tumor Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512411/spinal-intradural-intramedullary-dissemination-in-the-absence-of-intracranial-relapse-of-a-previously-radically-treated-temporal-lobe-glioblastoma-multiforme
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Lucas Serrano, Eleftherios Archavlis, Elke Januschek, Pavel Timofeev, Peter Ulrich
Intracranial glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) constitutes the most frequent and unfortunately aggressive primary central nervous system malignancy. Despite the high tendency of these tumors to show local relapse within the brain after primary therapy, dissemination into the spinal axis is an infrequent event. If spinal metastases occur they are leptomeningeal in the vast majority of cases and always in the context of intracranial progressive disease. Spinal intramedullary metastases of intracranial GBM have rarely been described to date...
January 2017: Case Reports in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490517/atoh1-promotes-leptomeningeal-dissemination-and-metastasis-of-sonic-hedgehog-subgroup-medulloblastomas
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Katie B Grausam, Samuel Dr Dooyema, Laure Bihannic, Hasitha Premathilake, A Sorana Morrissy, Antoine Forget, Amanda M Schaefer, Justin H Gundelach, Slobodan Macura, Diane M Maher, Xin Wang, Alex H Heglin, Xijin Ge, Erliang Zeng, Stephanie Puget, Indra Chandrasekar, Kameswaran Surendran, Richard J Bram, Ulrich Schüller, Michael D Taylor, Olivier Ayrault, Haotian Zhao
Medulloblastoma (MB) arising from the cerebellum is the most common pediatric brain malignancy, with leptomeningeal metastases often present at diagnosis and recurrence associated with poor clinical outcome. In this study, we employed mouse MB models to explore the relationship of tumor pathophysiology and dysregulated expression of the Notch pathway transcription factor ATOH1, which is present in aggressive MB subtypes driven by aberrant Sonic Hedgehog/Patched (SHH/PTCH) signaling. In experiments with conditional Atoh1 mouse mutants crossed to Ptch1(+/-) mice which develop SHH-driven MB[63], animals with Atoh1 transgene expression developed highly penetrant MB at a young age with extensive leptomeningeal disease and metastasis to the spinal cord and brain, resembling xenografts of human SHH MB...
May 10, 2017: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489796/leptomeningeal-metastasis-of-poorly-differentiated-uterine-cervical-adenosquamous-carcinoma-following-reirradiation-to-metastatic-vertebrae-a-case-report
#16
Yueh-Feng Lu, Vai Hong Fong, Wen-Yih Wu, Li-Ying Wang, Chen-Hsi Hsieh
RATIONALE: Leptomeningeal metastasis from cervical adenosquamous carcinoma is extremely rare especially after radiotherapy for vertebral metastasis. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 52-year-old woman with International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO) stage IIB adenosquamous carcinoma of cervix presented with bilateral lower limbs weakening after 2 courses radiotherapy to thoracic vertebral metastases. DIAGNOSES: Initial spine magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) showed no obvious nerve compression, and radiation myelopathy was suspected by the clinician...
May 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28479262/diagnosing-neuroleukemiosis-is-there-a-role-for-18-f-fdg-pet-ct
#17
A Sabaté-Llobera, M Cortés-Romera, E Gamundí-Grimalt, J J Sánchez-Fernández, L Rodríguez-Bel, C Gámez-Cenzano
An imaging case is presented on a patient referred to our department for an (18)F-FDG-PET/CT, as a paraneoplastic syndrome was suspected due to his clinical situation. He had a history of acute myeloid leukemia (AML) treated two years earlier, with sustained complete remission to date. (18)F-FDG-PET/CT findings revealed hypermetabolism in almost all nerve roots, suggesting meningeal spread, consistent with the subsequent MRI findings. Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) findings confirmed a leptomeningeal reactivation of AML...
May 4, 2017: Revista Española de Medicina Nuclear e Imagen Molecular
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417657/a-kissing-lesion-in-vivo-7t-evidence-of-meningeal-inflammation-in-early-multiple-sclerosis
#18
Pierre Kolber, Amgad Droby, Alard Roebroeck, Rainer Goebel, Vinzenz Fleischer, Sergiu Groppa, Frauke Zipp
BACKGROUND: The role of cortical lesions (CLs) in disease progression and clinical deficits is increasingly recognized in multiple sclerosis (MS); however the origin of CLs in MS still remains unclear. OBJECTIVE: Here, we report a para-sulcal CL detected two years after diagnosis in a relapsing-remitting MS (RRMS) patient without manifestation of clinical deficit. METHODS: Ultra-high field (7T) MR imaging using magnetization-prepared 2 rapid acquisition gradient echoes (MP2RAGE) sequence was performed...
July 2017: Multiple Sclerosis: Clinical and Laboratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399903/overexpression-of-syndecan-1-muc-1-and-putative-stem-cell-markers-in-breast-cancer-leptomeningeal-metastasis-a-cerebrospinal-fluid-flow-cytometry-study
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Iole Cordone, Serena Masi, Valentina Summa, Mariantonia Carosi, Antonello Vidiri, Alessandra Fabi, Alessia Pasquale, Laura Conti, Immacolata Rosito, Carmine Maria Carapella, Veronica Villani, Andrea Pace
BACKGROUND: Cancer is a mosaic of tumor cell subpopulations, where only a minority is responsible for disease recurrence and cancer invasiveness. We focused on one of the most aggressive circulating tumor cells (CTCs) which, from the primitive tumor, spreads to the central nervous system (CNS), evaluating the expression of prognostic and putative cancer stem cell markers in breast cancer (BC) leptomeningeal metastasis (LM). METHODS: Flow cytometry immunophenotypic analysis of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) samples (4...
April 11, 2017: Breast Cancer Research: BCR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28382437/diffuse-leptomeningeal-glioneuronal-tumor-dlgnt-mimicking-whipple-s-disease-a-case-report-and-literature-review
#20
Vega Karlowee, Manish Kolakshyapati, Vishwa Jeet Amatya, Takeshi Takayasu, Ryo Nosaka, Kazuhiko Sugiyama, Kaoru Kurisu, Fumiyuki Yamasaki
INTRODUCTION: Diffuse leptomeningeal glioneuronal tumor is a new entity under the neuronal and mixed neuronal-glial tumors in the WHO 2016 updated classification and commonly found in children and adolescents. The initial diagnosis is challenging because of its non-specific radiologic feature and negative CSF cytology analysis. A 17 years male was presented with intractable headache subsequently followed by back pain and joint pain. MRI showed enhancement of arachnoid membrane at basal cistern, bilateral sylvian fissure and cerebral cistern with slight enlargement of ventricles...
April 5, 2017: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
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